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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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This One Summer Book Poster Image
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age 13+
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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age 13+
Crazy schemes, sweetness in funny, poignant Depression tale.
By Louis Bayard
(2016)
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Piecing Me Together Book Poster Image
age 13+
Powerful, insightful tale of self-awareness, power of art.
By Renée Watson
(2017)
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Kids Like Us Book Poster Image
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age 13+
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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age 13+
Hilarious story of MIT freshman juggling culture, freedom.
By Gloria Chao
(2018)
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Monument 14 Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Suspenseful survival story will grip teen readers.
By Emmy Laybourne
(2012)
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Firecracker Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Irrepressible girl learns to do good in fun, quirky novel.
By David Iserson
(2013)
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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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Just Call My Name Book Poster Image
age 13+
True love, family vs. psycho killer in fast-paced thriller.
By Holly Goldberg Sloan
(2014)
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Positive: Surviving My Bullies, Finding Hope, and Living to Change the World Book Poster Image
age 13+
Brave memoir about HIV offers new perspective and hope.
By Paige Rawl
(2014)
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On the Road to Find Out Book Poster Image
age 13+
Inspiring tale of teen who gains perspective by running.
By Rachel Toor
(2014)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2015)
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Kissing in America Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny coming-of-age story about all kinds of love.
By Margo Rabb
(2015)
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Infinite In Between Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating tale of five teens who meet by chance.
By Carolyn Mackler
(2015)
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Highly Illogical Behavior Book Poster Image
age 13+
Sweet, funny tale of teen helping boy beat fear of outside.
By John Corey Whaley
(2016)
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The Secret of a Heart Note Book Poster Image
age 13+
Captivating, quirky story about a girl who can "smell" love.
By Stacey Lee
(2017)
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Gem & Dixie Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Compelling story of teen sisters neglected by their parents.
By Sara Zarr
(2017)
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The Authentics Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartwarming story of teen's search for her true identity.
By Abdi Nazemian
(2017)
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Starfish Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Biracial teen learns to love herself in heartbreaking novel.
By Akemi Dawn Bowman
(2017)
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