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Have suggestions for the Teen Center? Want to request a book?

If you want a book, videogame, manga volume or series, or other physical or electronic item (that isn't in our network of libraries), let us know by filling out the Anon Y. Moose request form, found at this link.

Don't forget that Fitchburg is part of the CW-MARS library network-if there's not a book on our shelf, try our digital catalog to see if it's in a neighboring library! We can borrow from other libraries in our network.

If you have general feedback (if you want more chairs, a specific program, or a suggestion for events), please fill out the Anonymous Frog feedback form, found at this link.

All forms can be found in print in the Teen Center or by asking a librarian!

Graphic Novels & Manga!

Tired of reading all that fine print? Just want something to entertain yourself? Try these-and many other- graphic novels and manga!

buckheadBuckhead, by Shobo Coker, illustrated by George Kambadais

Nigerian immigrants Toba and his renowned scientist mother have moved to a sleepy Pacific Northwest town called Buckhead. Hidden away in the basement of the school, Toba and his new friends at school discover a strange video game, resulting in mysterious and dangerous events unfolding. As they pursue a vast conspiracy with connections to another world in the fight to save their parents, they soon uncover the ancient terror that’s behind it all. Will they be able to work together before it’s too late? An astonishing Afrofuturist series from Shobo (New Masters) and George Kambadais (The Black Ghost) that blends the immigrant experience, Yoruba myth, and weird science in Small Town USA! Collects Buckhead #1-5.

A Fitchburg Teen read and reviewed Buckhead. "I like the game theme." They rated it 3/5 stars.

Do you agree? You can find Buckhead in the teen Graphic Novel section of the library (Y GN Buckhead). Check it out, read it, and let us know what you think!

kubowontletme_vol1_mangaKubo Won't Let Me Be Invisble, by Nene Yukimori

First year high schooler Junta Shiraishi is a mob character who goes unnoticed even when he's standing right next to you. But his classmate, "heroine-level beauty" Kubo, always notices him and is there to tease him. Anyone can become special to someone, but it might be a little too early to call these feelings "love."

Volumes 1-6 are available, and the series is ongoing. Located in Teen Manga under "Bofuri".

justrollwithitJust Roll With It,
by Lee Durfey-Lavoie and Veronica Agarwal

As long as Maggie rolls the right number, nothing can go wrong...right?

Maggie just wants to get through her first year of middle school. But between finding the best after-school clubs, trying to make friends, and avoiding the rumored monster on school grounds, she’s having a tough time...so she might need a little help from her twenty-sided dice. But what happens if Maggie rolls the wrong number?

This touching middle-grade graphic novel explores the complexity of anxiety, OCD, and learning to trust yourself and the world around you.

Located in Teen Graphic Novels: Y GN Durfey-Lavoie, L.

manandhiscatA Man & His Cat, by Umi Sakurai

A kitten languishes in a pet shop, unwanted and unloved. Even as his price drops with each passing day, no one spares him a glance unless it’s to call him names. Having practically given up on life, the kitty himself is most shocked of all when an older gentleman comes into the store and wants to take him home! Will the man and the cat find what they’re looking for...in each other?

Volumes 1-8 available. Series ongoing. Located in Teen Center Manga under Y MANGA MAN.

ms marvel clenching her right fist, wearing a black shirt with yellow lightning bolt and pink scarfMs. Marvel: No Normal (Ms Marvel Vol 1), by G. Willow Wilson.

Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well.

Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she's comin' for you, New York!

Found in Teen Center Graphic Novels.

Run On Your New Legs, by Wataru Midoria young man running at the viewer, left leg prosthesis raised in the middle of a step.

Shouta Kikuzato’s hopes of starting on his school’s prestigious soccer team are derailed when a terrible incident costs him his leg. Now in his first year of high school (again), Kikuzato has resigned himself to never reaching his athletic dreams. But when Chidori, a passing prosthetist, notices Kikuzato’s artificial limb— and speed—as he races through the train station, the specialist proposes a partnership: Chidori will build Kikuzato a brand-new leg designed solely for speed. 

All Kikuzato has to do is run!

Found in Teen Manga under "Run". Volumes 1-5 available. The series is ongoing.

All these, and many more, are available from the Fitchburg Public Library! We have non-fiction, too. Call us at 978-829-1780 to place a hold, or use your online account. If you're not sure of something, ask the librarians! We are glad to help!

Booklist for recommendations based on enjoying Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Need some fun learning opportunities while school's out?
Try John and Hank Green's youtube Crashcourse series!

Use this link for the complete crashcourse playlist of history, lit, theater, science, AI, philosophy, and more videos!

See here for our listing of free learning and homeschooling resources.

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Up-to-Date Resources

Stay sharp with up-to-date resources!

Online Databases can help you with homework assignments.  On the left column of the Gale Database page, you can also select K-12 resources for databases geared to students.

NewsBank can provide authoritative news articles from a wide variety of sources.

Learning to Drive?

 Use the Massachusetts Drivers Test to study up!
Check out the Mass DMV site for a copy of the Driver's Manual.