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Books read by American high school seniors in the mid 60s; popular teen girl magazines by May 1965

SETTING: May 1965, Los Angeles, High School

Okay, I tried Googling combinations of "reading lists", "seniors", "high school", "books", and "1960s" to no avail for this first one...

1) What are some examples of books assigned to high school seniors in 1965 or the early 60s? I'm thinking something relatively challenging since it's the end of the school year and all.

2) What sort of teen magazines (you know, the ones with all those bands like The Beatles on the cover for girls to get all excited over) would be popular amongst 17/18 year old girls at the time?

I actually found a rather helpful source which mentioned 16 Magazine, but then later mentioned that Tiger Beat was 16's west coast competitor. I'd totally use Tiger Beat if it didn't launch in SEPTEMBER of 1965 :(

Any suggestions? Was 16 Magazine ONLY popular on the east coast?

Thanks so much in advance!
Tags: 1960-1969, usa: education: high school, ~literature

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