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The Kite Runner Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
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Shattered: Slated, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Kyla runs for her life in exciting trilogy conclusion.
By Teri Terry
(2014)
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The Year of the Three Sisters Book Poster Image
age 8+
Chinese girl visits U.S. in powerful friendship tale.
By Andrea Cheng
(2015)
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The Marvels Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Epic saga of theater family, told mostly in pictures.
By Brian Selznick
(2015)
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One Book Poster Image
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One
age 13+
Beautiful, emotional free-verse novel about conjoined twins.
By Sarah Crossan
(2015)
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What We Saw Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Thought-provoking story about consent and truth.
By Aaron Hartzler
(2015)
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Me Before You Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving story of a quadriplegic and his quirky caregiver.
By Jojo Moyes
(2013)
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Sold Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Unforgettable story of Nepali girl sold into prostitution.
By Patricia McCormick
(2006)
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Towers Falling Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Moving, sometimes harrowing story of learning about 9/11.
By Jewell Parker Rhodes
(2016)
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When the Moon Was Ours Book Poster Image
age 14+
Lush and lyrical story explores identity, love, and magic.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2016)
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The Only Road Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Harrowing, heartfelt tale of Central American teen refugees.
By Alexandra Diaz
(2016)
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Amina's Voice Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Beautiful tale of Pakistani American middle-schooler.
By Hena Khan
(2017)
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The Hate U Give Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Powerful story of police shooting of unarmed Black teen.
By Angie Thomas
(2017)
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The Upside of Unrequited Book Poster Image
age 14+
A sweet and funny story about finally finding first love.
By Becky Albertalli
(2017)
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What to Say Next Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Irresistible story of teens finding unexpected connection.
By Julie Buxbaum
(2017)
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Hold Still Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Stunning, hopeful story about healing from loss.
By Nina LaCour
(2009)
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Stay Sweet Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Heartwarming summer tale promotes perseverance and teamwork.
By Siobhan Vivian
(2018)
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Monday's Not Coming Book Poster Image
age 14+
Gripping thriller about a girl disappearing without a trace.
By Tiffany D. Jackson
(2018)
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Little Do We Know Book Poster Image
age 16+
Moving story about three teens struggling in crisis.
By Tamara Ireland Stone
(2018)
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Sadie Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Raw thriller about a brutal crime and teen seeking justice.
By Courtney Summers
(2018)
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