Banned Books Week

Each year the Office of Intellectual Freedom, part of the American Library Association, provides information and publicizes events for Banned Books Week. An annual celebration of the freedom to read, each year’s observance features a list of the top ten most challenged books of the previous year.

Graphic Sports Novels

In this selection of fiction and nonfiction graphic sports novels, teens will be able to feel the excitement of the games and catch a glimpse of the personal lives of the athletes.

Welcome to Pittsburgh: Eid Al-Adha!

Here is a list of books for children, teens and adults that celebrate Muslim-American experiences, immigrant experiences and the diversity within Islam—including one that takes place in Pittsburgh! 

Youth Activism

This selection of nonfiction books for teens reveals the stories of dauntless activists past and present to educate and inspire the youth of today. 

Teen Fiction for Foodies

In these titles for teens, food provides the motivation for personal growth and maybe . . . a little romance! Devour one today.

Independence Day Reads for Kids and Teens

What’s blue and white and read all over? Books, of course! Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has a wide selection of print and digital titles to commemorate the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776.

Summer Romances

To kick off summer vacation, try these summer-themed, queer romantic reads for teens.

Gripping Thrillers and Mysteries

From sinister cults to psychic phenomena and eerie disappearances, these books for teens deliver an eclectic array of thrills and chills.