Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Moving, eye-opening memoir of cross-cultural friendship.
By Martin Ganada, Caitlin Alifrenka, Liz Welch
(2015)
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age 12+
 
Searing memoir of growing up in troubled family offers hope.
By Mariel Hemingway, Ben Greenman
(2015)
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age 9+
 
Charming, funny comics memoir of growing up deaf.
By Cece Bell
(2014)
age 10+
 
Inspiring memoir of teen Nobel laureate shot by Taliban.
By Malala Yousafzai, Patricia McCormick
(2014)
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age 13+
 
Compelling tale of first love, violent fractured family.
By C.J. Flood
(2014)
age 14+
 
Teen aims to recover memories in mature psychological tale.
By Adele Griffin
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Magical, emotional adventure story great for tween girls.
By Sarah Lean
(2014)
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age 12+
 
Poignant tale of several gay teens and record-breaking kiss.
By David Levithan
(2013)
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age 14+
 
Brilliant, intense tale of teen coping with grief.
By Hilary T. Smith
(2013)
age 10+
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
age 14+
 
Emotional teen novel explores intense loss and grief.
By Kathryn Burak
(2012)
age 16+
 
Intense novel explores feelings of date-rape survivor.
By Colleen Clayton
(2012)
age 14+
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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age 14+
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
age 16+
 
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)