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Monster Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Provocative book about teen on trial for murder.
By Walter Dean Myers
(1999)
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All the Right Stuff Book Poster Image
age 13+
Challenging ideas, big issues buoy story of Harlem teen.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2012)
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Second Chance Summer Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teen faces dad's death, former crush in beautiful story.
By Morgan Matson
(2012)
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This One Summer Book Poster Image
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Well-observed graphic novel charts transition to adolesence.
By Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
(2014)
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Lucky Strikes Book Poster Image
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Crazy schemes, sweetness in funny, poignant Depression tale.
By Louis Bayard
(2016)
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Piecing Me Together Book Poster Image
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Powerful, insightful tale of self-awareness, power of art.
By Renée Watson
(2017)
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Saints and Misfits Book Poster Image
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Empowering tale of Muslim girl standing up to assaulter.
By S.K. Ali
(2017)
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Kids Like Us Book Poster Image
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Stirring, romantic first-love tale of boy with autism.
By Hilary Reyl
(2017)
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American Panda Book Poster Image
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Hilarious story of MIT freshman juggling culture, freedom.
By Gloria Chao
(2018)
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The Poet X Book Poster Image
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Powerful, haunting story of finding your voice and power.
By Elizabeth Acevedo
(2018)
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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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To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.
By Jenny Han
(2014)
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The House on Mango Street Book Poster Image
age 13+
A poetic -- and classic -- coming-of-age story.
By Sandra Cisneros
(1991)
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Rumble Fish Book Poster Image
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Realistic portrait of teen stuck in a world of violence.
By S. E. Hinton
(1975)
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Shiva's Fire Book Poster Image
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age 13+
An introduction to India's complex social system.
By Suzanne Fisher Staples
(2000)
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That Was Then, This Is Now Book Poster Image
age 13+
Teenagers love the gritty realism of this novel.
By S. E. Hinton
(1971)
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Perfect Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Poignant read perfect for mom-teen girl book club.
By Natasha Friend
(2004)
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Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Fun format adds creativity to gay-themed coming-of-age book.
By Brent Hartinger
(2007)
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Between Mom and Jo Book Poster Image
age 13+
Tender tale about a boy whose moms split up.
By Julie Anne Peters
(2008)
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Unfinished Portrait of Jessica Book Poster Image
age 13+
Highly realistic adolescent confusion.
By Richard Peck
(1991)
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