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The Giver: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 12+
Dazzling graphic adaptation captures power of original.
By Lois Lowry
(2019)
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Ryan Higa's How to Write Good Book Poster Image
age 12+
YouTuber's engaging memoir has solid writing advice, too.
By Ryan Higa
(2017)
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Girling Up:  How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular Book Poster Image
age 12+
Lots of knowledge and positivity in girl-power advice book.
By Mayim Bialik
(2017)
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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health Book Poster Image
age 12+
Informative, updated, explicit sex ed book.
By Robie H. Harris
(2014)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Candid, chatty memoir is powerful voice for trans kids.
By Jazz Jennings
(2016)
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Invisible Girl Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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Clariel: The Lost Abhorsen Book Poster Image
age 12+
Tragic Sabriel prequel slow to start but worth the wait.
By Garth Nix
(2014)
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Battle Magic Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Slow start to enchanting, magical battle adventure.
By Tamora Pierce
(2013)
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Mastiff: Beka Cooper, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Uneven finish to exciting but violent crime/fantasy trilogy.
By Tamora Pierce
(2011)
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Sounder Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Sharecropper boy finds hope, dignity amid racism, hardship.
By William H. Armstrong
(1969)
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Bloodhound: Beka Cooper, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Second book in fantasy series is more mature than first.
By Tamora Pierce
(2009)
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The Outsiders Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Story of ostracized kid a timeless fave of teens, preteens.
By S. E. Hinton
(1967)
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