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Looking for a book to jump-start discussion with your tweens and teens? Or something you could use for a kid-friendly book club choice? Then look no further -- this list is full of great titles to talk about.

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AGE
10
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Inspiring, educational immigrant story told in free verse.
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By Thanhha Lai
(2011)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
National Book Award winner imparts importance of empathy.
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By Kathryn Erskine
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspirational story of life after a shark attack.
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By Bethany Hamilton
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Brutal yet educational depiction of slavery and wartime.
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By Laurie Halse Anderson
(2010)
AGE
12
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Tough but touching free verse book about war's scars.
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By Ann E. Burg
(2010)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Sweet advice scrapbook is a helpful choice for teens.
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By Elizabeth Berkley
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gripping but bloody dystopian tale will make teens think.
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By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2010)
Editors' pick
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Powerful adventure about dumpsite kids a true treasure.
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By Andy Mulligan
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Gritty book about substance abuse is OK for mature teens.
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By Blake Nelson
(2011)
Editors' pick
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Teen gamers vs. corporations; absorbing but violent sci-fi.
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By Cory Doctorow
(2010)

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