Worker Rights: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around worker’s rights and the labor movement both here in the United States and around the world. Audacity by Melanie Crowder Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Clara refuses to accept Read more...

Posted by on October 1, 2021

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

Serafina has always been different and shut away. Living with her Pa in the basement at the Biltmore Estate she has never been allowed to interact with other people. One Read more...

Posted by on September 30, 2021

YA BookTok Books

Some of the most popular YA books from TikTok found under the hashtag #BookTok.  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Dragged to a treacherous magical land Read more...

Posted by on September 2, 2021

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s greatest assassin. After being enslaved and imprisoned, she accepts the Crown Prince’s offer to compete with other assassins and thieves for a chance to serve as Read more...

Posted by on August 12, 2021

Advocacy & Activists: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue around advocacy, activism and allyship in relation to social justice issues.

Posted by on August 6, 2021

Vampirates: Demons of the ocean by Justin Somper

After their father’s death, twins Grace and Connor set sail on the open sea in hopes of finding a better life.  When caught in the eye of a storm they Read more...

Posted by on July 29, 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 on July 1, 2021

LGBTQ+ Voices and Experiences: A Reading List for Teens

Celebrate Pride Month with books highlighting LGBTQ+ characters, experiences, histories, and voices. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of gender and sexuality from the personal to political, introduce readers to LGBTQ+ authors, and celebrate the joyful diversity of identities, families, and relationships. Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender Felix Love has never been in love, painful irony that it is. He desperately wants Read more...

Posted by on June 4, 2021

Environmental Justice: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of environmental justice, including access to a clean and healthy environment for all people, the disproportionate impact Read more...

Posted by on April 22, 2021

Asian and Pacific Islander Voices: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to spotlight #ownvoices stories by authors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage, introduce readers to diverse writers and perspectives, and educate and encourage a dialogue Read more...

Posted by on April 2, 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 to educate and encourage a dialogue on topics of women’s history, rights, and stories. Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little Read more...

Posted by 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 on February 25, 2021

Black History Month: A Reading List for Teens

Celebrate Black History Month with books by Black authors and writing focusing on Black characters, history, and culture. We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on Read more...

Posted by on February 8, 2021

Human Rights: A Reading List for Teens

We hope these selections serve to educate and encourage a dialogue on human rights, which are needs and freedoms considered essential to human flourishing, such as the right to education Read more...

Posted by on January 18, 2021

Best of 2020: A Reading List for Teens

Some of the best YA books that were published in the year 2020. The featured titles were chosen from Librarians’ favorites and pulled from different best of lists. Cemetery Boys by Read more...

Posted by on January 7, 2021

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