Staff Profile

Elise Damasco

Advisory Specialist

Patron Engagement


The Power of Teen Anger

Although the emotional turbulence of adolescence is often written off as "teen angst," these books celebrate the power of anger and its capacity to change people and communities.

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First Loves: The Best of Young Adult Romance

Fall in love with these sweet books as the teens navigate love and relationships for the first time.

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Metamorphosis: Transforming into the Unknown

As the year wraps up, it’s often tradition to reflect on ways to change for the upcoming year. But what about transformations that are a little less…human? These books feature humans that physically transform into nonhuman entities. Some of these changes are comforting and others are horrifying. Most, though, are undeniably strange.

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