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.
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.
Jennifer A. Nielsen
Embroiled in a cruel immortal king's palace politics in spite of having spent three years in exile, the daughter of a high-ranking official is kidnapped by a group of rebels who require her to search for a lost weapon capable of destroying the throne, a plan that she endeavors to sabotage despite conflicting loyalties.
Romances for Teens
Love in the high school world.
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.
After globetrotting with her rock musician mother, seventeen-year-old Jade spends her first American summer in California, and soon finds herself falling for her annoying (and annoyingly cute) next-door neighbor, Quentin, who is hiding a secret.