Own Voices: A Reading List for Teens

The #ownvoices hashtag was created by author Corinne Duyvis to spotlight books about characters with marginalized identities created by authors who share the same marginalized identity (or identities). The character and creator Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2020

These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling

Hannah, an Elemental Witch living in modern-day Salem, is worried when dark magic starts to make its appearance in her town. As she senses this is from a revenge-fueled Blood Read more...

Posted by on June 25, 2020

Race, Racism, and Black Lives: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of racial justice, especially centering Black lives, voices, and communities.

Posted by on June 9, 2020

Tweet Cute: A Novel by Emma Lord

A true modern-day romance! Pepper and Jack are two teenagers who go to the same school. Pepper is preoccupied with her college applications, swim team, homework, and helping with her Read more...

Posted by on May 21, 2020

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

An inspiring memoir for young readers by one of basketball’s greatest players, Becoming Kareem is not just for sports fans. This 2021 Rebecca Caudill award nominee and NY Times Bestseller Read more...

Posted by on May 14, 2020

Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

In a fantastical city where witches are burned at the stake – Lou finds herself living on the streets, suppressing her powers, and doing everything she can to stay away Read more...

Posted by on May 12, 2020

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand

“Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep. He’ll follow you home and won’t let you sleep.” is the legend that haunts the island of Sawkill Rock. The Collector, Read more...

Posted by on March 26, 2020

The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta

When Danny and her mother move to Tempest, California, Danny thinks this move was to get away from her old life. But in Tempest, Danny finds the Grays: a group Read more...

Posted by on March 5, 2020

Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Fifteen-year-old Xiomara tires to be invisible. However with her body being “unhide-able” because it grew curves, and the quick fists she uses to defend herself and her twin brother, Xiomara Read more...

Posted by on February 20, 2020

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

Odd One Out tells the story of three teenagers dealing with sexuality, gender identity,  labels, and the pressures that come with each. Courtney, Rae, and Jupiter all get the opportunity Read more...

Posted by on February 6, 2020

Geekerella (Once Upon a Con #1) by Ashley Poston

"Look to the stars. Aim. Ignite." Nerd and fan-girl extraordinaire Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, her favorite science fiction world. Growing up in the shadow of her stepsisters and Read more...

Posted by on January 23, 2020

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Daniela Vargas is a top student at the Medio School for Girls, where young women are trained to be prestigious wives to young rich men of high social status. Dani, Read more...

Posted by on January 16, 2020

Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

“3:47 a.m. That’s when they arrive for Wren Clemmens. She’s hustled out of her house and into a waiting car, then a plane, and then taken on a forced march Read more...

Posted by on January 9, 2020

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

If you like fairytale retellings, this book is the one for you! This Cinderella story set in a futuristic Earth with cyborgs and Lunar beings is the perfect start to Read more...

Posted by on January 2, 2020

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Written in free verse narrative, the book beings with Will’s brother getting shot in the streets of their neighborhood. After his death, Will finds his brother’s gun and sets out Read more...

Posted by on November 21, 2019

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