Language & Literature

Learn a language, get help with a school essay, or explore fan fiction! We provide resources for academic and creative writing,  encourages the expression of free speech, and provide materials and programs for young writers.

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Browse this collection of resources on writers and literature.

Mango Languages

Learn practical conversational skills in a variety of languages from our popular language learning app.

Find good books to read. Designed with young readers in mind.




Alice Marvels
For the teen fiction fiend.
Great Books Online

Boy Book of the Month
Frequently updated list of great books for teen boys.

Cliffs Notes
Literature notes for all those books you have to read for English class.

Advice on every aspect of writing and being published.

A community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here.

Germ Magazine
Germ is a magazine for girls—high school and beyond—that celebrates beginnings, futures, and all the amazing and agonizing moments in-between.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Amazingly complete college site answers any question about grammar, punctuation, composition, and more.

Internet Public Library Teen Poetry Wiki
Express yourself freely in words and find new ways to do it.

Internet Public Library Teenspace
IPL site with help in research and writing papers, and more.

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program
National Novel Writing Month happens every November! It's a fun, seat-of-your-pants writing event where the challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

NYPL Wordsmith
Submit your writings for online publication to this site run by the New York Public Library Teen Link.

Paper Starter
The best free resource for outstanding essay and paper topics, thesis statements and important quotes.

An online publication for teenage girls featuring writing, photography, illustrations, videos, and more.

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
For ideas on creative writing.

Shakespeare's Complete Works
Left Romeo & Juliet in your locker? Get the full-text of Shakespeare's works right here.

Free online study guide for a variety of books - Shakespeare, classics, and modern literature.

Speech Topics Help, Advice & Ideas
Need to give a speech for class or extra-curricular activities? Check out this site.

Teen Voices Magazine
Want to have your writing published? Try this site - geared toward girls.

Teen Ink
A monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens.

Promoting teen literacy worldwide.

Great teen book reviews, author interviews, and more.

Talk Travel blog for teens.

See how to enter the annual poetry contest, how to submit a cover photo, how to submit a manuscript for the Notes from the Teenage Underground column, or how to become a Teen Reviewer.

YO! Youth Outlook
An award-winning literary journal of youth life in the Bay Area.

Language Translation

Google Language Tools
This site translates words and phrases for you.


Fan Fiction

World's largest fanfiction archive and forum where fanfic writers and readers around the globe gather to share their passion.

Harry Potter fanfic, fanart, vids, essays, meta, discussion, podcasting, fanfilms and more.

Subject Headings / Dewey Numbers

800's Literature, Rhetoric, & Criticism

Last Revised on
November 2017