Coming of Age
Right to Read: A Reading List for Teens
We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of centering around education and persons right to read.
Posted by Alyssa J. on September 2, 2022
Huda F Are You?
Huda used to be the only person in her class wearing a hijab, but when she moves to Dearborn, Michigan and starts a new high school, that all changes. There Read more...
Posted by Heidi E. on July 7, 2022
We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story
From Canadian kiddo to Marvel Universe superhero, this is the story of Simu Liu in his own words.
Posted by Sara A. on June 15, 2022
LGBTQ+ Voices & Experiences: An Adult Reading List
Celebrate Pride Month with this collection of stories from and about LGBTQ+ community members.
Posted by Sara A. on June 1, 2022
Celebrating 100 Years: 1921
The Village of Westmont is celebrating its 100th birthday! Wonder what folks were reading before the library was even founded? These titles, now available in electronic formats, were the most Read more...
Posted by Sara A. on November 18, 2021
David Miller can eat a large pepperoni pizza in 4 minutes and 36 seconds. His parents are not impressed.
Posted by Kristi M. on August 26, 2021
King and The Dragonflies
After dealing with the sudden passing of his older brother Khalid, Kingston James finds himself fixated on the last conversation he and his brother shared: Why King shouldn’t be hanging Read more...
Posted by Book Rex on July 15, 2021
A Century of Reading: The 1980s
It was rad to be a kid in the 80s! Take a trip down memory lane with some books, movies, and music from the 1980s. Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Read more...
Posted by Adult Services on July 12, 2021
Binge Worthy YA Series
This list contains YA series that are complete, from a variety genres. Start with book one and binge your way through the series without having to wait for any upcoming Read more...
Posted by Alyssa J. on July 1, 2021
One of Us Is Lying
If you like solving mysteries, this book is for you! Five unsuspecting students are given after-school detention because of a weird misunderstanding. During detention, the most horrible thing happens – Read more...
Posted by Book Rex on March 11, 2021
Women’s History Month: A Reading List for Teens
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve selected titles focusing on the lives of women and girls throughout the past and into the present day. We hope these selections serve Read more...
Posted by Alyssa J. on March 8, 2021
Teen Romance Reads
Discover new titles and old favorites from this list of YA fiction romances. Geekerella by Ashley Poston Geek girl Ellie hopes to go to ExcelsiCon Cosplay to meet the actor Read more...
Posted by Alyssa J. on February 25, 2021
One Community, Many Voices: A Reading List for Adults
This list is a great way to start your Westmont Reads experience. WPL Librarians have selected titles for all ages by authors from a wide range of communities, backgrounds, experiences, Read more...
Posted by Alex C. on December 13, 2020
With the Fire on High
Emoni’s life is a little different from most of her classmates. Her interests are different – her best friend is into graphic design, and Emoni creates magic when she’s cooking. Read more...
Posted by Book Rex on November 19, 2020
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Olga is the perfect Mexican daughter. Julia is not, and she's okay with that.
Posted by Book Rex on August 27, 2020