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 may share a common disability, sexuality, gender identity, race, immigration status, or other identity. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of representation, as well as provide a starting point for readers seeking stories Read more...

Posted by on July 2, 2020

Pride Month Books

A short list of books to celebrate Pride Month and the LGBTQIA+ community, everything from Picture Books to YA. And Tango Makes Three  Based on the true story of two Read more...

Posted by on June 30, 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

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

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

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 to find the guy responsible, in order to follow the rules: “The Rules / No. 1: Crying / Don’t. / No matter what. / Don’t.” pg 31. “No. 2: Snitching / Don’t. / No matter what. / Don’t.” pg 32. Read more...

Posted by on November 21, 2019

The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

Victoria Wright's best friend Lawrence has disappeared and no one is talking about it. Victoria must decide to keep up with her perfect routine or start investigating. With more children Read more...

Posted by on November 7, 2018

The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White

Kara Westfall is known as the witch girl. As she uncovers the underlying truth of her island home, her mother, and her own powers, Kara realizes not everything is as Read more...

Posted by on July 26, 2018

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Morrigan Crow is cursed. After a life of being accused of causing other people’s misfortunes, Morrigan escapes her fate when a quirky man named Jupiter North selects her to be Read more...

Posted by on June 26, 2018

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Blake

When a tornado strikes town, Ivy’s house is destroyed beyond repair. Feeling invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm, Ivy internalizes her trauma. To make matters worse, Ivy’s Read more...

Posted by on June 12, 2018

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Runaway Carter always thought magic was only used to trick or steal, so when he arrives in a small New England town, he is surprised by illusionist Dante Vernon, who Read more...

Posted by on April 1, 2018

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