TEEN READS & LANGUAGE RESOURCES     

High School Virginia Readers' Choice Books 2020-2021

A Very Large Espanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu
Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
Dry by Neal Shusterman
Everless by Sara Holland
Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone
Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda



Book Links & Other Reads

Locate new and popular young adult titles by searching the top books in these links. If we don't have a book that is a "must read," see your librarian to add it to our "Book Wish List."

 

Like to read books online? 
Here are some great links for eBooks.

Other Reads:

  • Explora Secondary Schools Ebsco database
  • Explora Public Libraries Ebsco database
  • TweenTribune.com Current events online newspaper for teens
  • Current events news -lite
  • Newspapers from around the world Follow the link. Click on World Book Advanced. Then Click on World Newspapers under Research Tools on the right. To read away from Freedom High School, get a database bookmark from the school library circulation desk with the URL and passwords.
  • INSIDENOVA.COM Local News from Prince William County and surrounding area
  • Washington Post Local and National News
  • USA Today National News
  • Information You Can Trust The Internet Public Library is hosted by Drextel University's College of Information with a consortium of other colleges & universities. It contains links to newspapers from all over the U.S. and from cities from different parts of the globe. You can put in search terms to locate research information. The website contains links for teens and kids with informational and fun activities. Virtual librarian help is provided for this website via email.

Links for ESOL Students, Learners of Other Languages & Their Teachers

  • English Language Learner - Read It Database Resource from Ebsco 
  • Spanishdict.com Want to learn Spanish? Need extra practice for school? This site has tutorials to help you develop your skills.
  • Spanish newspapers online Click on the link. Scroll down and select from a selection of Spanish newspapers. (This site includes many other resources for multilingual students and teachers for free as well as for purchase.)
  • Current events news for teens in Spanish
  • World Book Advanced "World Newspapers" Read newspapers from around the world online. To use World Book at home get the login information bookmark from the library circulation desk.
  • English As A Second LanguageOnline educational support for beginning English Language Learners. Includes links to bilingual dictionaries, thesauruses, as well as idioms and audio pronunciations.
  • Cambridge Dictionaries Online Website has English dictionary that translates into over 22 languages.
  • freelanguage.net Contains downloadable bilingual dictionaries from Abaza to Zulu. You must have permission from the IT department to download them at school. You can also download them freely at home.