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.

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.

Browse and borrow ebooks and other media appropriate for your age range and reading level from the teens eReading Room.


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.

Dogo Books
Empowering youth literacy, reading fluency and global awareness through current events, books and movies.

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.

Free lit guides.

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.

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.

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.

Teen Voices
Teen perspectives blog from Voice of Youth Advocates.

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.

Language Translation

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

Spanish Dictionary
Spanish translation and conjugation.


Fan Fiction

Archive of Our Own
A fan-created, fan-run, non-profit, non-commercial archive for transformative fanworks, like fanfiction, fanart, fan videos, and podfic.

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.


Last Revised on
September 2019