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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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The Sun Is Also a Star Book Poster Image
age 14+
Beautiful and philosophical love story is deeply moving.
By Nicola Yoon
(2016)
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Night Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Unforgettable memoir of teen who survived the Holocaust.
By Elie Wiesel
(1956)
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Salt to the Sea Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Heartbreaking WWII novel shows power of hope, connection.
By Ruta Sepetys
(2016)
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A Night Divided Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Sharp-eyed Cold War stunner has high intrigue, family drama.
By Jennifer A. Nielsen
(2015)
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Echo Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Tales of injustice masterfully blend with a dash of magic.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2015)
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The War That Saved My Life Book Poster Image
age 9+
Abused girl finds courage, family in compelling WWII story.
By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
(2015)
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I'll Give You the Sun Book Poster Image
age 14+
Brother-sister twins trace their rift in riveting novel.
By Jandy Nelson
(2014)
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Sisters Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Funny, moving memoir should appeal to younger comics fans.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2014)
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The One: The Selection, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Thrilling, swoon-worthy romantic finale to popular series.
By Kiera Cass
(2014)
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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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Asylum Book Poster Image
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age 16+
Teen horror tale has promising premise, half-baked plot.
By Madeleine Roux
(2013)
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library: Mr. Lemoncello's Library, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun mystery about kids locked in library by wacky genius.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2013)
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The Elite: The Selection, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
The Selection sequel is more romantic, still superficial.
By Kiera Cass
(2013)
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Eleanor & Park Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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Vampire Academy Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Sexy, mean-girl vampire story has strong language, bullying.
By Richelle Mead
(2007)
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Magic Tree House Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Fun, educational chapter books have something for everyone.
By Mary Pope Osborne
(1992)
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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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Drama Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Sharp, funny graphic novel captures chaos of theater.
By Raina Telgemeier
(2012)
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Spy School, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever, fast-paced mystery mixes spy thrills and teen drama.
By Stuart Gibbs
(2012)
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