What to Read
If You Liked The Hate U Give
Race, identity, & social change
After witnessing her friend's death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter's life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.
Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.
When sixteen-year-old Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Told through Rashad and Quinn's alternating viewpoints.
Spies! Pirates! War! Survival! Experience the adventures from right where you're sitting.
Because their mother is usually high, Essa, seventeen, must be responsible for her sister, nine-year-old Puck, but when Puck disappears during a hike outside of Boulder, Essa must rely on her newfound spiritual strength and boyfriend Oliver.
A swashbuckling adventure based on a true story follows the experiences of a girl who flees a life of limited prospects and disguises herself as a boy on board a merchant's ship before joining a band of women pirates and embarking on a life of freedom and forbidden romance.
Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world, but getting there involves a four-week trek through a tropical rainforest that is rife with hazards, which turns out to be more dangerous than summiting the mountain itself.
Romances for Teens
Love in the high school world.
High school senior Maya, soon to be an MIT student, continues her deceased mother's work on pheromones and attraction, using a stranger, a platonic friend, and her ex-boyfriend as subjects.
Staying loyal to her boyfriend in spite of her reservations because of an astrologer's prediction only to discover that he has fallen for someone else, Winnie Mehta considers the advice of a friend and fellow film enthusiast, Dev, who encourages her to look beyond her horoscope and find someone who makes her happy.
A bad-boy runaway from a tiny Texas border town and the studious daughter of one of Mexico's wealthiest lawyers become star-crossed lovers whose attraction is matched only by their incompatibility, a challenge that is complicated by explosive dynamics.