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age 13+
Author's harrowing memoir shows how kindness saved him.
By Gary Paulsen
(2021)
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age 13+
Teen reconnects with dad in sweet but long coming-of-ager.
By Jenna Evans Welch
(2020)
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The Fire Next Time Book Poster Image
age 13+
Baldwin's essays are essential reading to understand racism.
By James Baldwin
(1963)
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This Time Will Be Different Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating story of teen confronting the racist past.
By Misa Sugiura
(2019)
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Dear Haiti, Love Alaine Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen seeks to end family curse in hilarious, moving tale.
By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite
(2019)
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age 13+
Crazy schemes, sweetness in funny, poignant Depression tale.
By Louis Bayard
(2016)
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Night Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Unforgettable memoir of teen who survived the Holocaust.
By Elie Wiesel
(1956)
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age 16+
Complex adult book explores rape survival, reservation life.
By Louise Erdrich
(2012)
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Kim
age 16+
Classic about complex Indian cultures best for older teens.
By Rudyard Kipling
(1901)
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