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BOOKLISTS FOR TEENS

Librarian Favorites for Teens
  • Librarian Favorites for Teens
    • Permanent Record
    • Pet
    • Scythe
    • Skyward
    • With the Fire on High
    • Eleanor & Park
    • Bridge of Clay
    • Dreamlnd Burning
    • Stalking Jack the Ripper
    • The Dark Matter of Mona Star
    • Stepsister
    • The Young Elites
Top Picks for Teens
YA Award Winners
  • Young Adult Award Winners
    • Dig
    • The Poet X
    • 1919
    • Not If I Save You First
    • Free Lunch
    • Born to Fly
    • The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge
    • The Stars and the Blackness Between Them
    • Monday's Not Coming
    • Speak
    • The Beast Player
    • The Prince and the Dressmaker
Best Books of 2018 for Teens
  • Best Books of 2018 for Teens
    • The Poet X
    • Children of Blood and Bone
    • Emergency Contact
    • Dread Nation
    • Truly Devious
    • The Astonishing Color of After
    • Dry
    • Illegal
    • The Prince & the Dressmaker
    • Boots on the Ground
    • The Faithful Spy
    • Mary's Monster
Best Books of 2019 for Teens
  • Best Books of 2019 for Teens
    • With the Fire on High
    • Lovely War
    • Aurora Rising
    • The Downstairs Girl
    • Spin the Dawn
    • A Very Large Expanse of Sea
    • White Bird
    • Pumpkinheads
    • Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book?
    • Shout
    • It's Trevor Noah
    • Amazons, Abolitionists, & Activists
Best Books of 2020 for Teens
  • Best Books of 2020 for Teens
    • The Inheritance Games
    • We Are Not Free
    • A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
    • I'll Be the One
    • Sick Kids in Love
    • Snow Fell Three Graves Deep
    • Once & Future: The King is Undead
    • Heartstopper, Volume 1
    • Body Talk
    • Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh
    • Astronauts
    • Dragon Hoops
Best Nonfiction Books for Teens
  • Best Nonfiction for Teens
    • Fake News
    • You Too?
    • We Are Power
    • Beastly Brains
    • The Healthy Teen Cookbook
    • Go
    • Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book?
    • Brown Girl Dreaming
    • The Whydah
    • Dissenter On the Bench
    • The Unwanted
    • Hey, Kiddo

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Teen Booklists
Clean Reads
  • Clean Reads for Teens
    • The Wood
    • Not If I Save You First
    • Nightwalker
    • My Plain Jane
    • Waiting for Fitz
    • Black Wings Beating
    • Mike
    • Geekerella
    • Stranger Things Have Happened
    • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
    • Roller Girl
    • Sheets
Contemporary Realistic Fiction
  • Contemporary Realistic Fiction for Teens
    • The Poet X
    • The New David Espinoza
    • Solo
    • Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
    • I Have Lost My Way
    • You Should See Me in a Crown
    • Dig
    • Genuine Fraud
    • Nice Try, Jane Sinner
    • Autumn's Dawn
    • This is How it Happened
    • American Street
Contemporary Romance
  • Contemporary Romance for Teens
    • Love from A to Z
    • North of Happy
    • Serious Moonlight
    • Hope and Other Punchlines
    • The Upside of Falling Down
    • The Rest of the Story
    • Somewhere Only We Know
    • When Dimple Met Rishi
    • Sick Kids in Love
    • Talk Nerdy to Me
    • Field Notes on Love
    • Frankly in Love
Fantasy
  • Fantasy Fiction for Teens
    • Seven Deadly Shadows
    • King of Scars
    • The Cruel Prince
    • Wicked Fox
    • The Gilded Wolves
    • The Devouring Gray
    • Through the White Wood
    • Furyborn
    • The Traitor's Game
    • The Evil Queen
    • The Beast Player
    • The Girl the Sea Gave Back
Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Fractured Fairy Tales for Teens
    • Red Hood
    • The Winter Duke
    • To Kill a Kingdom
    • Stepsister
    • Sea Witch
    • A Curse So Dark and Lonely
    • Thorn
    • Of Curses and Kisses
    • The Shadow Queen
    • Second Star
    • How to Fracture a Fairy Tale
    • Damsels
Grade Level List
  • Grade Level List (7th, 8th, & 9th)
    • It?s All Your Fault
    • The Librarian of Auschwitz
    • A School for Brides
    • Last Seen Leaving
    • The Midnight Palace
    • Scythe
    • A Beautiful Friendship
    • De-Extinction
    • More Deadly than War
    • Becoming Kareem
    • Dreaming in Code
    • Fierce: How Competing for Myself Changed Everything
Graphic Novels/Comics/Manga
  • Graphic Novels for Teens
    • The Dark Matter of Mona Starr
    • Bloom
    • Lumberjanes
    • Dragon Hoops
    • Black Panther
    • Welcome to Gotham Academy
    • Runaways
    • Spider-Gwen
    • Superman Smashes the Klan
    • Komi Can't Communicate
    • Today's Cerberus
    • Takane & Hana
Historical Fiction (Ancient - Renaissance)
  • YA Historical Fiction (Ancient)
    • Cleopatra Confesses
    • the Valiant
    • Belle's Song
    • Yvain, the Knight of the Lion
    • Deception's Princess
    • A Sword in Her Hand
    • Daughter of Xanadu
    • The Wager
    • Fatal Throne
    • Loving Will Shakespeare
    • Blood Water Paint
    • Jepp, Who Defied the Stars
Historical Fiction (15th - 19th Centuries)
  • Historical Fiction (15th-19th centuries)
    • Blackhearts
    • Traitor Angels
    • Alex & Eliza
    • A Little in Love
    • A School for Unusual Girls
    • Big Water
    • Crossing Ebenezer Creek
    • The Downstairs Girl
    • Deadly Curious
    • The Gilded Cage
    • Stalking Jack the Ripper
    • Boxers
Historical Fiction (20th Century)
  • Historical Fiction for Teens (20th Century)
    • The Hired Girl
    • Poppy
    • A Sky Painted Gold
    • Chasing Starlight
    • The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
    • The Arsonist
    • Iron River
    • X
    • When Morning Comes
    • On Blood Road
    • Becoming Beatriz
    • Calling My Name
Holocaust
  • Holocaust Books for Teens
    • Prisoner of Night and Fog
    • Once
    • The Librarian of Auschwitz
    • Orphan Monster Spy
    • Resistance
    • Anna and the Swallow Man
    • A Bag of Marbles
    • Irena
    • Hidden Gold
    • We Had to be Brave
    • Survivors Club
    • A Light in the Darkness
Kick-Butt Girls in YA Fiction
  • Kick-Butt Girls
    • Little White Lies
    • The Hate U Give
    • Eliza and Her Monsters
    • Rebel of the Sands
    • Four Dead Queens
    • Shatter the Sky
    • The Dark Days Club
    • A Study in Charlotte
    • Truly Devious
    • Pitch Dark
    • Warcross
    • Girls with Sharp Sticks
Kick-Butt Guys in YA Fiction
  • Kick-Butt Guys
    • Found
    • Hostile Territory
    • The Button War
    • Voyagers in the Underworld of Orpheus Black
    • Blink
    • The Starlight Claim
    • This Book is Not Yet Rated
    • A List of Cages
    • Dear Martin
    • Superman: Dawnbreaker
    • The Disasters
    • Invictus
LGBTQ
  • LGBTQ+ for Teens
    • The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel
    • Dreadnought
    • Being Emily
    • The Henna Wars
    • Autoboyography
    • We Set the Dark on Fire
    • Camp
    • Something Like Gravity
    • The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea
    • The Prince and the Dressmaker
    • The Pride Guide
    • LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field
Mystery
  • Myteries for Teens
    • Girl Gone Viral
    • The Inheritance Games
    • Forget this Ever Happened
    • A Good Girl's Guide to Murder
    • Monday's Not Coming
    • The Boy in the Red Dress
    • Dreamland Burning
    • If You're Out There
    • I Hope You're Listening
    • Cemetery Boys
    • The Starlight Claim
    • Grimoire Noir
Road Trip Audiobooks
  • Road Trip Audiobooks
    • Children of Blood and Bone
    • The Flame in the Mist
    • Far From the Tree
    • The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe
    • A Very Large Expanse of Sea
    • Two Can Keep a Secret
    • The Rest of Us Just Live Here
    • Holding Up the Universe
    • Sadie
    • Pan's Labyrinth
    • The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein
    • Rayne & Delilah's Midnite Matinee
Science Fiction
  • Science Fiction for Teens
    • Girl Gone Viral
    • Ink and Bone
    • The Marrow Thieves
    • The Sound of Stars
    • Aurora Rising
    • Lifel1k3
    • Rebel Seoul
    • Wilder Girls
    • Skyward
    • This Mortal Coil
    • Girls with Sharp Sticks
    • Skyward, Volume 1
Sports Fiction
  • Sports Fiction for Teens
    • Booked
    • Avalanche
    • Tumbling
    • Whale Talk
    • Running Full Tilt
    • Gutless
    • The Art of Holding on and Letting Go
    • Girl Against the Universe
    • A Season of Darying Greatly
    • Running with Lions
    • Haikyu!!
    • Roller Girl
Tales of Terror
  • Horror Novels for Teens
    • Alone
    • Devils Unto Dust
    • Here There are Monsters
    • Contagion
    • The Silver Eyes
    • The Rains
    • Dread Nation
    • Sawkill Girls
    • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
    • Burning
    • Campfire
    • Hotel Ruby