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Alender, Katie Bad Girls Don't Die YA FIC ALENDER
When fifteen-year-old Lexi's younger sister Kasey begins behaving strangely and their old Victorian house seems to take on a life of its own, Lexi investigates and discovers some frightening facts about previous occupants of the house, leading her to believe that many lives are in danger.
Alsenas, Linas Gay America : struggle for equality YA 306.766097 ALSENAS
A survey of homosexuality in pre-modern America begins this outline of twentieth-century gay and lesbian life, ending with the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts in 2004.
Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains YA FIC ANDERSON
Set in New York City at the beginning of the American Revolution, this book addresses the price of freedom, both for a nation and for individuals. Isabel was sold with her sister to a cruel Loyalist family even though the girls were to be set free upon the death of their former owner. She has hopes of finding a way to freedom and becomes a spy for the rebels, but soon realizes that it is difficult to trust anyone.
Anderson, R. J. Ultraviolet YA FIC ANDERSON
Almost seventeen-year-old Alison, who has synesthesia, finds herself in a psychiatric facility accused of killing a classmate whose body cannot be found.
Austen, Catherine All Good Children YA FIC AUSTEN
In the not-too-distant future, Max tries to maintain his identity in a world where the only way to survive is to conform and obey.
Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Nobody YA FIC BARNES
Fifteen-year-old Claire Ryan has always felt invisible, always lived beyond people's notice, which causes trouble when she instantly connects with seventeen-year-old Nix, who really can become invisible and has been sent to assassinate her.
Barnes, John Losers In Space YA FIC BARNES
In 2029, hoping to bypass the exams and training that might lead to a comfortable life, Susan, her almost-boyfriend Derlock, and seven fellow students stow away on a ship to Mars, unaware that Derlock is a sociopath with bigger plans.
Barnholdt, Lauren One Night that Changes Everything YA FIC BARNHOLD
A shy high school junior spends a frenzied night trying to retrieve her private notebook from a vengeful ex-boyfriend.
Berk, Josh Guy Langman : Crime Scene Procrastinator YA FIC BERK
Sixteen-year-old Guy Langman, his best friend Anoop, and other members of the school Forensics Club investigate a break-in and a possible murder, which could be connected to the mysterious past of Guy's recently-deceased father.
Bick, Ilsa Ashes YA FIC BICK
Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.
Bily, Cynthia A. Homosexuality: Opposing Viewpoints YA 306.766 HOMOSEXU
What are the causes of homosexuality? -- Should gay men and women serve in the military? -- Should same-sex couples be allowed to marry? -- What should schools teach about homosexuality?
Bissinger, H.G. Friday Night Lights : a Town, a Team, and a Dream YA 796.33262 BISSINGE
This true story follows the 1988 season of the Permian Panthers, a high school football team in Odessa, Texas, whose quest for the championship dramatically impact this small town.
Black, Holly The Poison Eaters, and other stories TEEN FIC BLACK
A collection of spooky short stories that includes two dark tales set in the world of Tithe, a tour of a fairy market, and the story of a girl who challenges the devil to a competitive eating match.
Bodeen, S. A. The Compound YA FIC BODEEN
After spending six years with his parents and his two sisters in an underground compound built by his father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, Eli discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.
Bradbury, Jennifer Shift YA FIC BRADBURY
Best friends Chris and Win head out on a West Virginia to Washington State bicycle adventure after high school graduation, at the end of which Win disappears.
Bradbury, Jennifer A Moment Comes YA FIC BRADBURY
As the partition of India nears in 1947 bringing violence even to Jalandhar, Tariq, a Muslim, finds himself caught between his forbidden interest in Anupreet, a Sikh girl, and Margaret, a British girl whose affection for him might help with his dream of studying at Oxford.
Bray, Libba Beauty Queens YA FIC BRAY
When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.
Bryson, Bill A Short History of Nearly Everything YA 500 BRYSON
In his typically witty style, Bill Bryson takes his reader on an eye-opening tour of science from the Big Bang to the 21st century.
Cabot, Meg Airhead YA FIC CABOT
Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a "whole body transplant" and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.
Calame, Don Call the Shots YA FIC CALAME
Sean's friends Coop and Matt are convinced they have found a way to become rich, and making a low-budget horror film is the way to do it. At first Sean is skeptical, but when he learns that his mother is pregnant and he will have to share a room with his twin sister, Cathy, to make way for the new baby, he decides to jump on board with the movie.
Carle, Megan Teens Cook : How to Cook What You Want to Eat YA 641.5 CARLE
Written by two teens who know what teens do and don’t know about cooking, TEENS COOK is an instructional cookbook that teaches young adults how to make great meals—and be confident and independent in the kitchen.
Colfer, Chris Struck by Lightning : The Carson Phillips Journal YA FIC COLFER
Chronicles Carson Phillips' exploits as he blackmails his fellow senior classmates into contributing to a literary magazine he is publishing.
Cook, Trish Notes From the Blender YA FIC COOK
Neilly, a hot, self-assured junior nicknamed Steely Neilly after facing down ridicule when her father came out, and Declan, a quirky, brooding sophomore infatuated with Neilly and still angry about his mother's accidental death years ago, find themselves suddenly becoming siblings.
Damico, Gina Croak Trilogy: Book 1 YA FIC DAMICO
Lex has recently descended into delinquency, and her parents have had enough. At the end of her junior year, she is sent to stay with her Uncle Mort in upstate New York. She discovers that the people of Croak are dedicated to releasing souls at the moment of death and ushering them to the Afterlife.
Davis, Sampson We Beat the Street : How a Friendship Pact Led to Success YA 610.922 DAVIS
"What started out as skipping class turned out to be the most significant experience of our lives," says George Jenkins, who, together with Sampson Davis and Rameck Hunt, made a teenage pact to leave their impoverished New Jersey neighborhood, attend medical school, and become doctors.
Dowswell, Paul The Auslander YA FIC DOWSWELL
German soldiers take Peter from a Warsaw orphanage, and soon he is adopted by Professor Kaltenbach, a prominent Nazi, but Peter forms his own ideas about what he sees and hears and decides to take a risk that is most dangerous in 1942 Berlin.
Dudley, David Caleb's Wars YA FIC DUDLEY
Fifteen-year-old Caleb's courageous commitment to justice grows as he faces a power struggle with his father, fights to keep both his temper and self-respect, and puzzles over the German prisoners of war brought to his rural Georgia community during World War II.
Ehrenreich, Barbara Nickel and Dimed : On (Not) Getting By in America YA 305.569092 EHRENREI
To find out if individuals can survive on the "wages available to the unskilled," journalist Ehrenreich spent 12 months working at a variety of minimum-wage jobs. Her experiences offer a gritty glimpse into the world of day-to-day work, a stark picture of living from hand to mouth, and a personal perspective on the politics of welfare.
Gantos, Jack Hole in My Life YA BIO GANTOS
Jack Gantos sought his own real-life adventure after leaving high school, so he agreed to help smuggle a shipment of drugs from Florida to New York without considering the consequences. He was caught and sent to federal prison for six years where he began to look for role models and guidance in the pages of the books he read.
Green, John An Abundance of Katherines YA FIC GREEN
Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
Green, John Will Grayson, Will Grayson YA FIC GREEN
One cold night in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens, both named Will Grayson, are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, they find their lives going in new and unexpected directions.
Haugen, David Social Justice YA 303.372 SOCIAL
Discusses topics relating to social justice in the United States, including economic inequality, social justice for minorities, and policies promoting global justice.
Haugen, David, and Musser, Susan Africa YA 960 AFRICA
Opposing View Points Series
Hautman, Pete The Obsidian Blade YA FIC HAUTMAN
After thirteen-year-old Tucker Feye's parents disappear, he suspects that the strange disks of shimmering air that he keeps seeing are somehow involved, and when he steps inside of one he is whisked on a time-twisting journey trailed by a shadowy sect ofpriests and haunted by ghostlike figures.
Healey, Karen When We Wake YA FIC HEALEY
In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl--playing the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully revived. Appalling secrets about her new world come to light, and Tegan must choose to either keep her head down or fight for a better future.
LaCour, Nina The Disenchantments YA FIC LACOUR
Colby's post-high school plans have long been that he and his best friend Beth would tour with her band, then spend a year in Europe, but when she announces that she will start college just after the tour, Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind and what losing her means for his future.
Langan, John Search for Safety YA FIC BLUFORD
Tells the story of Ben McKee, a new sophomore at Bluford High School. At home, Ben is living a nightmare. His mother has married Larry, an abusive man who wants nothing to do with his stepson. And when Larry loses his job and starts drinking, Ben finds himself -- and his mother -- in grave danger.
Larkin, Jillian Vixen YA FIC LARKIN
It's the Jazz Age, and 17-year-old Gloria Carmody wants to live it up. But that's not easy, as she is already engaged to the stuffy Sebastian Grey. Her inner flapper wins out, though, and Gloria is soon hanging out at a boozy Chicago club, attracted to the piano player, Jerome, who just happens to be black.
Leavitt, Lindsey Going Vintage YA FIC LEAVITT
"When sixteen-year-old Mallory learns that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," she rebels against technology by following her grandmother's list of goals from 1962, with help from her younger sister, Ginnie.
Lynch, Chris I Pledge Allegiance: Vietnam Series: Book 1 YA LYNCH
When Rudi—one in a group of four tight-knit 18-and 19-year-old friends in Boston—gets drafted, the rest of the boys honor their pledge to enlist, each joining a different branch of the armed forces. While this all-for-one commitment isn’t beyond belief, Rudi is portrayed as mentally incompetent and is unlikely to have been accepted for service, undercutting the premise.
McNeil, Gretchen Possess TEEN FIC MCNEIL
Enlisted to help in dangerous cases of demonic possession, a teenaged exorcist discovers a race of part-demons intent on raising their forefathers to the earth in human form.
Mezrich, Ben Bringing Down the House : The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions YA 364.172 MEZRICH
A group of mathematically-gifted MIT students join an underground blackjack club and manage to legally take several Las Vegas casinos for more than three million dollars.
Myers, Walter Dean Bad Boy: A Memoir YA BIO MYERS
In this memoir Walter Dean Myers travels back to his roots in Harlem during the 1940s and 1950s. Here is the story of one of the strongest voices in young people's literature today.
Myers, Walter Dean Street Love YA FIC MYERS
With its dazzling, graffiti-esque cover and rap-like rhythms, the novel transforms the Romeo and Juliet story into an episode from the here and now.
Myers, Walter Dean Riot YA FIC MYERS
In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.
Northrop, Michael Trapped YA FIC NORTHROP
It’s a setup just plausible enough to give you chills. A nor’easter, which will ultimately be known as the worst blizzard in U.S. history, sweeps into a rural New England community, trapping seven kids inside their high school for days.
Orwell, George 1984 YA FIC ORWELL
1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell's nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of "Negative Utopia" - a startingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world where Big Brother is watching you.
Paine, Thomas Common Sense YA 973.311 PAINE
Clearly and persuasively argues for American separation from Great Britain and paves the way for the Declaration of Independence.
Rennison, Louise Withering Tights YA FIC RENNISON
Self-conscious about her knobby knees but confident in her acting ability, fourteen-year-old Tallulah spends the summer at a Yorkshire performing arts camp that, she is surprised to learn, is for girls only.
Roskos, Evan From What I Remember... YA FIC ROSKOS
A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.
Roskos, Evan Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets YA FIC ROSKOS
A sixteen-year-old boy wrestling with depression and anxiety tries to cope by writing poems, reciting Walt Whitman, hugging trees, and figuring out why his sister has been kicked out of the house.
Rowell, Rainbow Eleanor & Park YA FIC Rowell
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Rudetsky, Seth My Awful Popularity Plan YA FIC RUDETSKY
Chubby, Jewish, and gay high school sophomore Justin Goldblatt plans to become popular by the end of the year, but instead of dating the star quarterback he catches the eye of Becky, the quarterback's girlfriend, while his best friend, Spencer, stops speaking to him.
S., Tina and Bolnick, Jamie Pastor Living at the Edge of the World : a Teenager's Survival in the Tunnels of Grand Central Station YA 362.74 PASTOR
Between the ages of 16 and 20, Tina S. lived in the endless labyrinth of tunnels beneath Grand Central Station, where she panhandled, robbed and sometimes prostituted herself for money for food, liquor and drugs.
Schroder, Monika My Brother's Shadow YA FIC SCHRODER
In 1918 Berlin, Germany, sixteen-year-old Moritz struggles to do what is right on his newspaper job, in his relationship with his mother and sister who are outspoken socialists, and with his brother, who returns from the war physically and emotionally scarred.
Schwab, Victoria The Near Witch YA FIC SCHWAB
Sixteen-year-old Lexi, who lives on an enchanted moor at the edge of the village of Near, must solve the mystery when, the day after a mysterious boy appears in town, children start disappearing.
Smith, Jennifer E. This is What Happy Looks Like YA FIC Smimth
Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing
Thomas, Piri Down These Mean Streets YA 974.71 THOMAS
The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts
Trueman, Terry Seven Days at the Hot Corner YA FIC TRUEMAN
Scott's world is thrown into disarray when his best friend, Travis, reveals that he's gay during the citywide baseball tournament. Now, in addition to worrying about playing well in the seven-day tournament, Scott anxiously awaits the results of an HIV test that he gets in secret: he fears he may have contracted AIDS after a batting cage incident, in which he wound up with Travis's blood on his hands. When Travis's parents kick their son out of the house, thinking he may influence his younger brother, Travis moves in with Scott's family, causing additional tension between the two best friends.
Van de Mieroop, Marc The Ancient Mesopotamian City YA 935.009732 VANDEMIE
Urban history starts in ancient Mesopotamia. In this volume Marc Van de Mieroop examines the evolution of the very earliest cities which, for millennia, inspired the rest of the ancient world.
Vernick, Shirley Reva The Blood Lie YA FIC VERNICK
It's 1928, on the eve of Yom Kippur, and 16-year-old Jack Pool is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight when a young girl vanishes. Unscrupulous smugglers in need of a distraction blame Jack and the rest of the Jewish community in their small upstate New York town, prompting illegal searches and persecution.
Weintraub, Stanley Silent Night : The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce YA 940.4144 WEINTRAU
Tells the true story of the truce that spontaneously arose between German and British soldiers manning the trenches on Christmas Eve in 1914, just weeks after the start of the Great War.
Wells, Dan Partials YA FIC WELLS
Humans engineered Partials for defense, but these creatures turned against their creators, setting off a virus that killed most of the world's population. Eleven years later, sixteen year-old Kira, a nurse-medic in training, and her friends capture a Partial, which Kira wants to study for a cure. Wells presents a frighteningly familiar world and realistic characters but saps the tension with lengthy scientific passages.
Wilkinson, Lili Pink YA FIC WILKINSO
Sixteen-year-old Ava does not know who she is or where she belongs, but when she tries out a new personality--and sexual orientation--at a different school, her edgy girlfriend, potential boyfriend, and others are hurt by her lack of honesty.
Williams, Stanley "Tookie" Life in Prison YA 365.60973 WILLIAMS
The author, imprisoned on Death Row since 1981, describes life in prison, warning young readers not to make the mistakes he made.
Wright, Bil Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy YA FIC WRIGHT
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.
Wright, Bil Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy YA FIC WRIGHT
Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate.
X, Malcolm The Autobiography of Malcom X YA BIO X
Malcolm X, the charismatic Black Muslim leader and anti-integrationist, recounts his transformation - from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate political activist - to veteran writer and journalist Alex Haley.
Yancey, Rick The 5th wave YA FIC YANCEY
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, just one rule applies: trust no one. Now it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother -- or even saving herself.
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief YA FIC ZUSAK
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel, a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.