Teen and Young Adult Recommendations
The #1 New York Times bestseller and a USAToday bestseller!
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.
Hatchet meets Wild in this harrowing YA survival story about a teenage girl’s attempt to endure the impossible, from the Edgar Award-winning author of The Female of the Species, Mindy McGinnis.
In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.
Gene understands stories—comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins.
“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell
From debut author Mary H.K.
Nina LaCour's award-winning, achingly beautiful novel is now available in paperback!
–Includes a new foreword by Nicola Yoon, #1 bestselling author of The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything–
Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.
William C. Morris YA Debut Award Winner!
The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post), that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson).$16.99ISBN: 9781401290665Availability: Normally we can get this book to the store for you in a day or two. During the seasonal rush, this might not be possible.Published: DC Comics - March 10th, 2020
#1 New York Times bestselling author Marieke Nijkamp and artist Manuel Preitano unveil a graphic novel that explores the dark corridors of Barbara Gordon's first mystery: herself.$17.99ISBN: 9781626722590Availability: On Our Shelves Now! When you order, we'll contact you to confirm when we have it reserved for you.Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019
One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019
On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List
One of NPR's Best Books of 2019
Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice
One of Bitch Medias Best Queer YA Novels of 2019$11.99ISBN: 9781481499118Availability: Normally we can get this book to the store for you in a day or two. During the seasonal rush, this might not be possible.Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019
“Weepingly funny.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Charmed my socks off.” —David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland
Four starred reviews for this incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American$11.99ISBN: 9781481499255Availability: Normally we can get this book to the store for you in a day or two. During the seasonal rush, this might not be possible.Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 12th, 2018
Saints and Misfits—a William C. Morris Award finalist and an Entertainment Weekly Best YA Book of the Year—is a “timely and authentic” (School Library Journal, starred review) debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.
There are three kinds of people in my world:
1.$18.99ISBN: 9780374306380Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 3rd, 2020
Set in the world of the New York Times–bestselling Winner’s Trilogy, Marie Rutkoski's The Midnight Lie is an epic LGBTQ romantic fantasy about learning to free ourselves from the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves.$17.99ISBN: 9780062317643Availability: On Our Shelves Now! When you order, we'll contact you to confirm when we have it reserved for you.Published: Balzer + Bray - October 1st, 2019
National Book Award 2019 Finalist!
From the author of Printz Medal winner Bone Gap comes the unforgettable story of two young women—one living, one dead—dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII.$9.99ISBN: 9780823445028Published: Holiday House - September 10th, 2019
Dragons. In modern day North America. How can sixteen-year-old Owen fight back when he can barely pass algebra? It takes a village to train a dragon slayer, and Owen needs all the help he can get.$18.99ISBN: 9781250170972Availability: On Our Shelves Now! When you order, we'll contact you to confirm when we have it reserved for you.Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 6th, 2018
Instant New York Times Bestseller
TIME Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time
TIME 100: Most Influential People of 2020
New York Times Notable Children's Books of 2018
TIME Top 10 Best YA and Children's Books of 2018
NPR's Book Concierge 2018 Great Reads List
Buzzfeed's 24 Best YA Books of 2018
Bustle's Top 25 Best Young Adults Books of 2018$10.99ISBN: 9781250195678Published: Wednesday Books - April 7th, 2020
The instant New York Times bestseller, now with exciting new bonus content from Malachiasz's POV!
“Prepare for a snow-frosted, blood-drenched fairy tale where the monsters steal your heart and love ends up being the nightmare.” - Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Wolves and The Star-Touched Queen$18.99ISBN: 9781524740955Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019
From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family.$19.99ISBN: 9780399257308Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 7th, 2020
The saga of the Logan family--made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry--concludes in a long-awaited and deeply fulfilling story.$17.99ISBN: 9781524737900Availability: This book is backordered at the warehouse. When you order, we'll contact you with more info about availability.Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020
From the award-winning author of Flygirl comes this powerful WWII romance between two Japanese teens caught in the cogs of an unwinnable war, perfect for fans of Salt to the Sea, Lovely War, and Code Name Verity.$18.99ISBN: 9781250191922Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019
A Tor.com Best of 2019 Pick
A 2020 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
Debut author Margaret Owen crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, survival, and sacrifice—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake—in The Merciful Crow.$18.99ISBN: 9781250191922Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019
A Tor.com Best of 2019 Pick
A 2020 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick
Debut author Margaret Owen crafts a powerful saga of vengeance, survival, and sacrifice—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake—in The Merciful Crow.$12.99ISBN: 9781481415217Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020
“This is one for the ages.” —Gayle Forman, author of the #1 bestseller If I Stay
“A book everyone should read right now.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A vital and heartbreaking story that brings together the #MeToo movement, the effects of gun violence, and the struggle of building oneself up again after crisis.” —<$17.99ISBN: 9781419740848Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2020
A funny and timely debut YA about the toxic masculinity at a famous improv comedy camp
Seventeen-year-old Zelda Bailey-Cho has her future all planned out: improv camp, then Second City, and finally Saturday Night Live.