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Student Resources

Homework Help

Homework Alabama has resources for a variety of school subjects and standardized testing such as the ACT and SAT. If you need more assistance than the textual and video material, there are tutors available to help through live chat after school. 

JCLC Databases

Your library card is able to access several free databases that promote continual education and research. Resources include Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost, college & career prep, and more! 

All In Mountain Brook

All In Mountian Brook is a community partnership and non-profit organization that provides resources on mental health and wellness, alcohol and substance awareness, accident prevention, and safety for teens, parents, and guardians. 

Read, Listen, Watch

Overdrive/Libby

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Read: Ebooks are available on Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla to download or read online. Flipster provides access to digital versions of your favorite magazines.

ListenOverdrive/Libby and Hoopla provide audiobooks you can download or stream online directly from your device. Hoopla offers audiobooks and music.

WatchKanopy provides movies and documentaries. Hoopla offers movies and television series.

YA Reading Recommendations

Best YA Books of 2020

  • Teens
    • Tweet Cute, Emma Lord
    • Woven in Moonlight, Isabel Ibañez
    • Go With the Flow, Lily Williams & Karen Schneemann
    • If These Wings Could Fly, Kyrie McCauley
    • Dragon Hoops, Gene Luen Yang
    • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and you, Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
    • Black Girl Unlimited, Echo Brown
    • A Good Girl's Guide to Murder, Holly Jackson
    • Not So Pure and Simple, Lamar Giles
    • Clap When You Land, Elizabeth Acevedo
    • A Song Below Water, Bethany C. Morrow
    • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, Roseanne A. Brown
    • It Sounded Better in My Head, Nina Kenwood
    • You Should See Me in a Crown, Leah Johnson
    • The Black Kids, Christina Hammonds Reed
    • Darius the Great Deserves Better, Adib Khorram
    • Felix Ever After, Kacen Callender
    • Every Body Looking, Candice Iloh
    • Fable, Adrienne Young
    • The Way Back, Gavriel Savit
    • Cemetery Boys, Aiden Thomas
    • We Are Not Free, Traci Chee
    • Furia, Yamile Saied Méndez
    • The Magic Fish, Trung Le Nguyen

Celebrating Black Stories

  • Teens
    • March: Book 1, by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin, illus. Nate Powell
    • All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
    • The Sun is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon
    • Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson
    • The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
    • Dear Martin, by Nic Stone
    • Akata Witch, by Nnedi Okorafor
    • A Few Red Drops, by Claire Hartfield
    • The Belles, by Dhonielle Clayton
    • Tyler Johnson Was Here, by Jay Coles
    • Dread Nation, by Justina Ireland
    • Children of Blood and Bone, by Tomi Adeyemi
    • A Blade So Black, by L.L. McKinney
    • Genesis Begins Again, by Alicia D. Williams
    • Opposite of Always, by Justin A. Reynolds
    • Let Me Hear a Rhyme, by Tiffany D. Jackson
    • With the Fire on High, by Elizabeth Acevedo
    • Slay, by Brittney Morris
    • Pet, by Akwaeke Emezi
    • The Good Luck Girls, by Charlotte Nicole Davis
    • War Girls, by Tochi Onyebuchi
    • When You Were Everything, by Ashley Woodfolk
    • Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you, by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi
    • Black Girl Unlimited, by Echo Brown
    • Not So Pure and Simple, by Lamar Giles
    • A Phoenix First Must Burn, edited by Patrice Caldwell
    • All Boys Aren't Blue, by George M. Johnson
    • The Voting Booth, by Brandy Colbert
    • All the Things We Never Knew, by Liara Tamani
    • A Song Below Water, by Bethany C. Morrow
    • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, by Roseanne A. Brown
    • You Should See Me in a Crown, by Leah Johnson
    • Punching the Air, by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam, illus. Omar T. Pasha
    • Charming as a Verb, by Ben Philippe
    • Every Body Looking, by Candice Iloh
    • Grown, by Tiffany D. Jackson
    • This is My America, by Kim Johnson
    • Raybearer, by Jordan Ifueko
    • Dear Justyce, by Nic Stone
    • Legendborn, by Tracy Deonn
    • Daughters of Jubilation, by Kara Lee Corthron
    • Long Way Down: the graphic novel, by Jason Reynolds; with art by Danica Novgorodoff
    • Chlorine Sky, by Mahogany L. Browne
    • The Meet-Cute Project, by Rhiannon Richardson
    • The Awakening of Malcolm X, by Ilyasah Shabazz with Tiffany D. Jackson
    • Concrete Rose, by Angie Thomas
    • Angel of Greenwood, by Randi Pink
    • The Black Kids, by Christina Hammonds Reed

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