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Dread Nation Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Riveting alt-history post-Civil War zombie thriller.
By Justina Ireland
(2018)
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Ink, Iron, and Glass Book Poster Image
age 13+
Science, romance, alt-history mix in genre-bending tale.
By Gwendolyn Clare
(2018)
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Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Lively, inspiring mini-bios of women who made a difference.
By Penelope Bagieu
(2018)
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How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation Book Poster Image
age 13+
30 creative voices inspire teens to shape a better world.
By Maureen Johnson
(2018)
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The Unwanted: Stories of the Syrian Refugees Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compassionate graphic novel account of refugees' struggle.
By Don Brown
(2018)
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A Very Large Expanse of Sea Book Poster Image
age 13+
Muslim teen busts stereotypes in bitterly funny school tale.
By Tahereh Mafi
(2018)
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The Complete Maus Book Poster Image
age 13+
Unforgettable graphic memoir of the Holocaust.
By Art Spiegelman
(2003)
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Lovely War Book Poster Image
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Poignant World War I romance weaves in jazz, Greek gods.
By Julie Berry
(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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Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel Book Poster Image
age 13+
Compelling adaptation of classic satire rooted in reality.
By George Orwell
(2019)
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Our Wayward Fate Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Taiwanese American teens tackle racism in heartfelt tale.
By Gloria Chao
(2019)
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Before We Were Free Book Poster Image
age 13+
Moving historical fiction about life under a dictatorship.
By Julia Alvarez
(2004)
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The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Macabre modern Ripper meets hip Brit boarding school.
By Maureen Johnson
(2011)
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Cinders & Sapphires: At Somerton, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.
By Leila Rasheed
(2013)
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Foundation Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Hugely influential classic mostly for sci-fi fans.
By Isaac Asimov
(2008)
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Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
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A Darkness Strange and Lovely: Something Strange and Deadly, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling sequel puts zombies in Victorian-era Paris.
By Susan Dennard
(2013)
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Invasion Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Searing account of teen D-Day soldier is powerful, gory.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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Hollow City: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Gripping, creepy sequel time-travels to 1940s London.
By Ransom Riggs
(2014)
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Darius & Twig Book Poster Image
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Quiet, sometimes poetic story of teens' scholarship quest.
By Walter Dean Myers
(2013)
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