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Teen Zine

The Teen Zine is a bi-annual publication that features writing, photos, book lists, artwork, interviews, and articles by or about teens at the library. This mini magazine is designed, edited, and assembled by a team of teen volunteers. It is shared with schools, administrators, public officials, youth advocates, and read by people from all over the community—even people on another continent!

Pick up a copy at the library or view it here online. See if you or someone you know is featured!

To see more about how we make the Teen Zine click HERE for a poster on the Teen Zine process. For a chance to be featured in the Teen Zine, participate in our annual writing and art contests and attend teen programs.

Click on the Teen Zine cover to view the latest issue of the Teen Zine:

Teen Zine Issue 8 (Cover image) Made by Teens for Teens Spring 2019; Issue 8

 

Teen Zine Archive

Issue 8 - Spring 2019
Issue 7 - Fall 2018
Issue 6 - Fall 2017
Issue 5 - Winter 2017
Issue 4 - Summer 2016
Issue 3 - Fall 2015
Issue 2 - Spring 2015
Issue 1 - Fall 2014

Teens' Blog

  • Teen Advisory Board — August 2019

    Pasadena Public Library – Teen Advisory Board, 8/17/19 Present: Aminda, Carolyn, Genevieve, Julia, Liam, Taleen Focus of August meeting: recruitment, fall programs, murder mystery Assignment: N/A Handouts: flyers for: (1) Pasadena Loves YA, (2) teen craft, (3) game day, (4) draft flyer of murder mystery, and (5) TAB info from

  • The Voice in My Head — Teen Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 13 The Voice in My Head By Dana L. Davis Dana L. Davis’s The Voice in My Head tells the story of Indigo Phillips, a girl who’s always been known as “Violet’s twin sister”. Violet is everything she’s not: popular, pretty, and sweet-tempered. But when Violet suddenly becomes

  • Brightly Burning — Teen Review

    Review by Jasmine Sov, 13 Brightly Burning Edited by Alexa Donne Alexa Donne’s reimagined future space version of the popular classic Jane Eyre, Brightly Burning, follows the story of Stella Ainsley, a teenage orphan living in poverty and working an engineering job aboard the Stalwart. But when she relocates to the

  • Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America — Teen Review

    Review by Nina Dinan, 15 Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America Edited by Ibi Zoboi This collection of short stories examines the many dimensions of African American experiences through the eyes of multiple young protagonists. Different writers give voice to each story, and their plot lines are

  • Always Smile: Carley Allison’s Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living — Teen Review

    Review by Nina Dinan, 15 Always Smile: Carley Allison’s Secrets for Laughing, Loving and Living by Alice Kuipers In early 2013, Carley Allison, a Canadian figure skater and singer-songwriter, was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer in her trachea. Instead of being dismayed by the diagnosis, she chose to use her experience