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Light It Up Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Strong police shootings story lacks character development.
By Kekla Magoon
(2019)
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Six Goodbyes We Never Said Book Poster Image
age 14+
Teens struggle with grief, mental illness in moving novel.
By Candace Ganger
(2019)
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The Last True Poets of the Sea Book Poster Image
age 14+
Emotional story of healing, friendship, family, and romance.
By Julia Drake
(2019)
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Permanent Record Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Solid coming-of-ager shows lure of celebrity, social media.
By Mary H. K. Choi
(2019)
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Unpregnant Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Road-trip-to-abortion tale is touching comedy of errors.
By Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
(2019)
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Frankly in Love Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartfelt coming-of-age tale about love, family, identity.
By David Yoon
(2019)
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Like a Love Story Book Poster Image
age 15+
Emotional tale about self-acceptance set during AIDS crisis.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2019)
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The Revolution of Birdie Randolph Book Poster Image
age 15+
Timeless novel about first love and family solidarity.
By Brandy Colbert
(2019)
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The Art of Breaking Things Book Poster Image
age 15+
Compelling story of teen sex assault, healing power of art.
By Laura Sibson
(2019)
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Patron Saints of Nothing Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartrending tale explores grief, Philippines' war on drugs.
By Randy Ribay
(2019)
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Love from A to Z Book Poster Image
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age 14+
North American Muslim teens find romance on Qatar trip.
By S.K. Ali
(2019)
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Heroine Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, empathetic story of teen athlete's opioid addiction.
By Mindy McGinnis
(2019)
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Odd One Out Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Honest, engaging tale of teen sexuality and friendship.
By Nic Stone
(2018)
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Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel Book Poster Image
age 15+
Powerful novel deals with suicide, anxiety, and loneliness.
By Val Emmich, Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
(2018)
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What If It's Us Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Two boys fall for each other in cute queer teen romance.
By Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
(2018)
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Summer of Salt Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Sweet but overly quirky mix of magic, mystery, heavy themes.
By Katrina Leno
(2018)
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Picture Us in the Light Book Poster Image
age 14+
Compelling story of friendship, family, loss, and secrets.
By Kelly Loy Gilbert
(2018)
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Give Me Some Truth Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gritty, funny tale of teens on "the Rez" in 1980.
By Eric Gansworth
(2018)
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The Way You Make Me Feel Book Poster Image
age 14+
Sweet coming-of-age tale explores family, food, friendship.
By Maurene Goo
(2018)
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Leah on the Offbeat Book Poster Image
age 14+
Heartfelt sequel of bisexual teen trying to come out.
By Becky Albertalli
(2018)
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