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Magazines

The library has literally thousands of magazine subscriptions, so no matter what your age or interests, you can find plenty of titles to try. Here's a short list of magazines written specifically for teens. But don't stop there. Remember that the Main Library has a historical collection of magazines in the Magazines & Newspapers Department, so you can even take a look at what teens were reading a hundred and fifty years ago.

Black Beat
A magazine designed for African-American teenagers interested in the L.A. and New York music scene. It features artist profiles, new acts, record reviews, articles on social issues, and lots of great photos.

Career World
This publication is especially useful to the junior high and high school student. It is full of information about career options, salary expectations, and interviewing skills. It is brightly illustrated and well written.

Cicada
This magazine has poetry and short stories written for, about, and usually by teens. Artwork is also commonly by teen illustrators.

Seven Hills Review
A publication that features local teen writers and illustrators. It contains poetry and short stories written by Hamilton County's talented teens.

Teen People
This glossy magazine is similar to the original People magazine but concentrates on young celebrities and issues. It also covers the teen fashion scene.

Teen Voices
A magazine for young women that is an alternative to fashion-oriented publications. It challenges the media images of women and discusses relevant social issues. Much of the writing is done by teens.

Transworld Skateboarding
A publication for the skating enthusiast. Issues feature interviews with top skaters, as well as covering the current trends in equipment and styles.

YM (Your Magazine)
YM has the newest in teen fashion, beauty, and fitness. Articles profile music, TV, and film personalities.