Mass Incarceration: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of incarceration and the impact of mass incarceration on individuals, families, and communities.

Posted by on September 8, 2020

Gotham High by Melissa de la Cruz

What if Bruce Wayne made his way back to Gotham a little sooner than everyone thought? What if he and the Joker were actually school mates? Maybe even friends?  Long Read more...

Posted by on September 3, 2020

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez

Olga is the perfect Mexican daughter. Julia is not, and she's okay with that.

Posted by on August 27, 2020

Furyborn by Claire Legrand

The prophecy reads: Two queens will rise, one of blood and one of light. The Sun Queen will possess the power to save the world and the Blood Queen will Read more...

Posted by on August 6, 2020

Immigrant and Refugee Experiences: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate, and encourage a dialogue on topics of immigration and displacement, as well as spotlight immigrant and refugee experiences from a variety of places, Read more...

Posted by on August 2, 2020

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

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