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General

About.com's Teen Guide
home.about.com/teens/index.htm
Cool links to tons of topics of interest to teens.

Celebrity E-mail
www.celebrityemail.com/
Lets you search for the e-mail addresses of your favorite celebrities in sports, television, movies, music, politics and more, then email them directly from the site.

*City of Fremont Teen Recreation
www.ci.fremont.ca.us/livinginfremont/teens/
This is your space to learn about fun activities, cool jobs, dances, the Youth Advisory Commission, and ways to earn community service hours.

Teen Hoopla
www.ala.org/teenhoopla/links.html
Guide for teens, selected by librarians and the American Library Association.

 

Anime & Manga

Akemi's AnimeWorld
www.animeworld.com/
This general interest site contains anime reviews, discussion forums, anime FAQ and more, with reviews, links, casts, and song lyrics of various anime.

Anime Cafe
www.abcb.com/
Includes anime reviews, a message forum, trivia and an anime encyclopedia.

Anime Fan Network
www.icomic.com/
News, reviews, forum, images, music, and general information.

Anime/Manga Web Essays Archive
www.icomic.com/
Scholarly and fan-written essays including histories, reviews of conventions, and particular aspects of Japanese culture.

Anime/Manga Webring
dir.webring.com/rw?d=Entertainment___Arts/Comics_and_Animation/Comic_Books/Manga;t=s
An interestingly different approach to finding dozens of sites.

AnimeMania
www.animemania01.tripod.com
Complete listing of every Japanese anime and manga that has been translated into English and is commercially available in the United States.

AnimeNation
www.animenation.com/
Covers anime and manga.

Anime Online
www.animeonline.net/
One of the largest fan-run online networks dedicated to Japanese animation, supplying the online anime community with many free resources and services.

*Anime On TV
www.animeontv.com/tv.htm
Listing, in Eastern Time, of when and on what channel anime is playing. Updated monthly.

Anime Web Turnpike
www.anipike.com/
Extensive resources, titles, and mailing lists for anime and manga. Links are categorized by series, publisher, fan sites, clubs, conventions, news groups, and general resources. A separate section covers currently popular series, such as Dragonball Z, Sailor Moon, and Pokemon. Also includes information about the Japanese culture.

Best Anime
www.bestanime.com/
Search for anime by title, director, genre, year, production and certification (rating).

Gilles' Service to Fans Page
wwww.koyagi.com/
Very extensive manga and anime review site. Also contains the "Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga". A great place to find out what is currently being released.

Librarian's Guide to Anime and Manga
www.koyagi.com/Libguide
This guide describes Japanese animation ("anime") and comics ("manga") and points to Web sites, books and magazines, clubs, conventions, and other resources for fans of this medium. Brief introduction to anime and manga, including a well-written overview, a discussion of violence, nudity, and sexual content, a list of recommended titles, and a bibliography of books and periodicals. Maintained by librarian Gilles Poitras, author of the Anime Companion and editor of the monthly USA Anime and Manga Report.

No Flying, No Tights
wwww.noflyingnotights.com/
Tons of reviews of graphic novels for teens…librarian initiated.

Parent's Guide to Anime
www.abcb.com/parents/
The animecafe provides this resource, a description of the Japanese animation and comic book styles known as amime and manga, along with capsule reviews of many television shows and movies, including Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Akira. Each title is rated G (for all audiences), PG (parent's judgment call), or M (for mature audiences). The reviews are written by various contributors (a brief bio is provided for each). Also features a selective list of links.

Shoujo Manga
wwww.matt-thorn.com/
Japanese comics by women and girls for women and girls ("shôjo manga") are quite different from those by and for a male audience. Matt Thorn, an American cultural anthropologist and translator living in Japan, explains these comics in several articles (some only in Japanese). Includes a description of the medium, a history of manga, lists of classic and recommended comics, bibliographies, and links to other sites.

TheOtaku.com
www.theotaku.com/
Browse articles on anime, find titles and do lots of other fun things like quizzes and fan art.

Ultimate Manga Guide
users.skynet.be/mangaguide/
Formerly Prism's "The Usenet Manga Guide". Comprehensive guide to over 1,500 manga authors and many thousands of manga series.

USA Manga Report
www.koyagi.com/USAAnimeRelease.html
Monthly list of recently released English language manga books and magazines. Maintained by Gilles Poitras, author of the Anime Companion.

UseNet Manga Glossary
www.aestheticism.com/MangaGlossary/gloss.html
Detailed glossary of manga-related terms, compiled by Iain Sinclair for the rec.arts.manga Newsgroup.

We Love An
www.we-love-anime.com
Free anime pictures and images (registration required). Access to forum of anime lovers and usergroups.

 

Books

• Award Winners

Alex Awards
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/alexawards/alexawards.htm
The top 10 books written for adults that have special appeal to teens, from the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Shows current and past years winners.

Best Books for Young Adults
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/bestbooksyoung.htm
Selected fiction and nonfiction titles that exemplify good literary quality and popular reading appeal for teens, from the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Shows current and past years winners.

Michael L. Printz Award
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/printzaward/Printz,_Michael_L__Award.htm
Awarded to the best teen book of the year by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Quick Picks
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/quickpicks/quickpicksreluctant.htm
New books that may appeal to the reluctant reader, Awarded by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Teens Top Ten
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teenreading/teenstopten/teenstopten.htm
Read books chosen by teens, not librarian or teachers, as their top picks of the year. Also allows teens to vote for their favorite books during Teen Read Week.

 

• Booklists: books by subject

A Few Good Books
www.acpl.lib.in.us/yas/booklists.html
Ideas for what to read next, from the people at the Young Adults' Services department of the Allen County Public Library.

Booklists for Young Adults
www.waterborolibrary.org/bklisty.htm
The librarians of the Waterboro Public Library have collected booklists from all over the U.S., with topics that range from adventure and animal stories to sports fiction and travel books.

Booklists for Young Adults
www.seemore.mi.org/booklists/
Get simultaneously overwhelmed and inspired by this volcanic eruption of booklists on every possible type of popular fiction, realistic fiction, and nonfiction. Be prepared; some of links to lists don't work.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Teen Reads
www.carnegielibrary.org/teens/read/teenlists.html
Over two dozen briefly annotated lists of suggested reading for teens including biographies, poetry, self-help, and fiction. The several topical fiction lists cover such subjects as death and dying, faith, mental illness, various family relationships, gender issues, war, travel, and more. Booklist topics include "Attention All Animal Lovers," "Believers and Doubters," "Hip Hop," and "Thrillers and Mysteries for the Adrenaline Junkie."

Favorite Teenage Angst Books
www.grouchy.com/angst/
Lots of book reviews about teen angst, sorted by genre categories, interviews with authors, a message board, and links to related sites. As creator Cathy Young says: "A special place on the Web where it's okay to have zits, daydream, feel secret stirrings within, and wonder what on earth will happen next in your life."

Outstanding Books for the College Bound
www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/outstandingbooks/outstandingbooks.htm
A core list that includes fiction, biography, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Titles are selected that will inspire readers to think about life, universal truths, and the human experience. Selected and revised every five years by the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Read On
www.hclib.org/teens/read.cfm
Excellent collection of lists and reviews all the way from Minnesota's Hennepin County Library! Includes brutally honest book reviews by teens.

Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists
tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/
A site of annotated booklists crafted especially for teens on such topics as vampire fiction, tearjerkers, and cool classics. Presents books with a twist, not your average best sellers. Created and maintained by a librarian who cares deeply about teens and their reading tastes; she provides extensive annotations for the books, and a way for young adults to make their own suggestions.

Teen Cyber Center
www.teencybercenter.org/Books_and_more/booklists.htm
This library's website offers a selection of booklists by theme.

Teenreads.com
teenreads.com/
This site highlights hot new books for teens-and some cool old books, too. Includes book reviews, features about authors, including interviews, polls, reading lists and more, all with the teen reader in mind.

What's Next? Teen Series & Sequels
www.bettendorflibrary.com/bpl-bin/series.pl
Searchable database of teen book series and sequels. Search by author, title, or individual title to find the rest of the books in the series you're enjoying. You'll also discover more series by favorite authors. Sponsored by the Bettendorf Public Library, Iowa.

 

• Teen Book Reviews
Sites featuring book reviews mostly written by teens:

Reader's Club: Teen Corner
www.readersclub.org/category.asp?cat=4
Teens write book reviews for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County in North Carolina. Choose reviews from such categories as Action-Adventure, African-American, Humor/Satire, Inspirational, Suspense/Thrillers, Biographies, and more.

TeensPoint
teenspoint.org/reading_matters/teen_reviews.asp?media=book
A great web site for teens featuring a generous list of non-fiction titles. Read about skateboarding, real life pirates, travel, war & more. Includes "if you like…" author links. Also has music and movie reviews. Read reviews by teens & librarians.

 

Movies

Hollywood Online
www.hollywood.com/
Magazine-style webpage including everything you wanted to know and more about Hollywood productions. The site is searchable by title, genre, and approximate release date, and includes links to movie reviews, official movie sites, soundtracks, cast interviews, & more.

Internet Movie Database
us.imdb.com/
A searchable database of over 150,000 movies, this site provides info on all types of new and old movies, casts, directors, reviews by both nationally known critics and site visitors, and much more.

 

Music

Billboard On-line
www.billboard.com/
Get music news, album reviews, top charts and more.

Original Hip Hop Lyrics Archive
ohhla.com/index.htm
Just what you'd expect.

 

Sports

ESPN Sport Zone
espn.go.com/espninc/zone/index.html
Oodles of stats, scores and articles from the Sports Channel.

MLB
www.majorleaguebaseball.com/
Official site of Major League Baseball.

MLS Net
www.mlsnet.com/
Official site of Major League Soccer.

NBA
www.mlsnet.com/
Official site of the National Basketball Association.

NFL
www.nfl.com/
Official site of the National Football League.

PGA
www.pgatour.com/
Official site of the Professional Golfer's Association of America.

 

TV

MTV Online
www.mtv.com/
Just what you'd expect... lots of fun!

Soap Opera Digest
www.soapdigest.com/
Fans of the soaps can find interviews with the stars here, as well as late-breaking news on soap opera characters and plots, and summaries of the various storylines.

TV Guide
www.tvguide.com/
Media gossip, games and your local listings.

 

 

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