by Taryn, Anderson-Foothill Teen Squad
Sources & Further Reading
Baer, Drake. “'Expressive Writing' Is A Super Easy Way To Become Way Happier.” Business Insider, Business Insider, 23 May 2014, www.businessinsider.com/the-positive-effects-of-journaling-and-expressive-writing-2014-5.
Barth, F. Diane, and Psychotherapist. “Journaling Isn't Just Good for Mental Health. It Might Also Help Your Physical Health.” NBCNews.com, NBCUniversal News Group, 14 Feb. 2020, www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/journaling-isn-t-just-good-mental-health-it-might-also-ncna1114571.
Phelan, Hayley. “What's All This About Journaling?” The New York Times, The New York Times, 25 Oct. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/10/25/style/journaling-benefits.html.
by Saia and The Glendale Teen Squad
Saia Langi...as Kakashi Sensei
Hey! I'm Saia and I am the Supervisor for the Glendale Branch's Teen Squad volunteers. I work at the Glendale Branch as the Teen Librarian and I love food, friends, and anime.
I know what you might be thinking...why is a picture of Kakashi from Naruto on here? Well, the Teen Squad volunteers and I wanted to have our favorite anime/animated characters represent us on the blog since we feel more comfortable that way. We also all love anime and had to use this opportunity to geek out!
This summer in Teen Squad we have a grand total of four volunteers who are ready to get out of the house, have fun, and most of all create a project that will involve helping out other teens! Without further a due, here are the awesome Teen Squad Volunteers at Glendale!
Rocio Romero Cortes...as Asuka Langly Souryuu
I’m Rocio (Row-see-oh) and I enjoy drawing, painting, and doodling. Please don't be weird around me, I’m usually really weird myself. My pronouns are she/they and I’m probably maybe bisexual:0 I go to Glendale Middle School and will be in 8th grade in the fall. This is my first time joining Teen Squad and I am thinking of doing something with drawing for my project.
Jasmine Vasquez...as Taiga Aisaka
Hellooooo my name is Jasmin. My pronouns are she/they. Some of my favorite things are mostly playing games, reading, writing and playing the ukulele...yea I love music! I’m going to be in 8th grade at Glendale Middle School in the fall. The project I hope we end up doing with Teen Squad this summer is Anime, I love Anime! Aaand That's me:)
Jair Chavez...as M.R.V.N
My name is Jair. I enjoy helping others and playing video games. I’m going to be in 9th grade next school year and I will be attending East High School. I joined Teen Squad to help others in the community. I am looking forward to creating a project that can help Teens like me feel comfortable in the library and out in the neighborhood. That’s the most important thing for me.
Long Le...as BOBA
My pronouns are they/them. My name is Long. I am going to be in 9th grade at East High next year. I read a lot of Manga and watch a lot of anime! I wanted to get out of the house this summer and Teen Squad seemed like a fun time. I want our project to be something with Anime, maybe even help start a club, that would be fun!
by Annabelle, Main Library Teen Squad
I am doing this project to help out in my community. For the drive, we are looking for new socks and underwear. You can find a donation box on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in the Teen area.
The drive will last from now to August 7.
Thank you for your help!
by the Sweet Branch Teen Squad
She also wrote a series about two best friends who make lists every year of things they want to accomplish, which is probably my favorite series of hers. I love how real her stories are, and her books make you feel like you are right there in them.
I love that these books are geared for tweens, because not many books are. There are tons of books geared for kids, and many for teens, but it can be hard finding books for tweens. The kid ones can be too easy, and teen ones too challenging. I remember really having a hard time finding good books as a tween, and then I found these books. I love how her books are so realistic. Her books are so relatable, and it makes them so fun to read. I also love that there are plot twists you don’t see coming, it makes it so hard to put any of her books down!
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