Anderson, Laurie Halse Chains TEEN 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. Grade 7 and up.
Bowman, Erin Vengeance Road TEEN FIC BOWMAN
When her father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, eighteen-year-old Kate Thompson disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers–and justice. Grades 8 and up.
Boyne, John The Boy in the Striped Pajamas TEEN FIC BOYNE
Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called “Out-With” in 1942, Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence. Grades 8 and up.
Bradbury, Jennifer A Moment Comes TEEN 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. Grade 8 and up.
Bradley, John Call Me By My Name TEEN FIC BRADLEY
Growing up in Louisiana in the late 1960s, where segregation and prejudice still thrive, two high school football players, one white, one black, become friends, but some changes are too difficult to accept. Grades 6-up.
Cameron, Sharon The Dark Unwinding TEEN FIC CAMERON
In 1852, Katharine is sent to her family’s estate to prove that her uncle is insane, she finds he is an inventor whose work creating ingenious clockwork figures supports hundreds of families, but strange occurences soon have her doubting her own sanity. Grades 7 and up.
Eagland, Jane Wildthorn TEEN FIC EAGLAND
Seventeen-year-old Louisa Cosgrove is locked away in the Wildthorn Hall mental institution, where she is stripped of her identity and left to wonder who has tried to destroy her life, and a budding romance may be the key to her escape. Grades 9 and up.
Gaughen, A. C. Scarlet TEEN FIC GAUGHEN
Will Scarlet shadows Robin Hood, with an unerring eye for finding treasures to steal and throwing daggers with deadly accuracy, but when Gisbourne, a ruthless bounty hunter, is hired by the sheriff to capture Robin and his band of thieves, Robin must become Will’s protector risking his own life in the process. Grades 9 and up.
Godbersen, Anna The Luxe TEEN FIC GODBERSE
In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others. Grades 8 and up.
Gratz, Alan Prisoner B-3087 TEEN FIC GRATZ
Based on the life of Jack Gruener, this book relates his story of survival from the Nazi occupation of Krakow, when he was eleven, through a succession of concentration camps, to the final liberation of Dachau.
Griffin, Molly Beth Silhouette of a Sparrow TEEN FIC GRIFFIN
During the summer of 1926 sixteen-year-old Garnet, who dreams of indulging her passion for ornithology, is resigned to marrying a nice boy and settling into middle-class homemaking until she takes a liberating job in a hat shop and begins an intense, secret relationship with a daring and beautiful flapper. Grade 7 and up.
Hesse, Monica Girl in the Blue Coat TEEN FIC HESSE
In 1943 Nazi-occupied Amsterdam, teenage Hanneke–a ‘finder’ of black market goods–is tasked with finding a Jewish girl a customer had been hiding, who has seemingly vanished into thin air, and is pulled into a web of resistance activities and secrets as she attempts to solve the mystery and save the missing girl. Grades 9 and up.
Larkin, Jillian Vixen TEEN 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. Grade 9 and up.
Longshore, Katherine Manor of Secrets TEEN FIC LONGSHOR
Beautiful, wealthy, and sheltered Lady Charlotte Edmonds, sixteen, and hardworking, clever kitchen maid Janie Seward are both ready for change, and as their paths overlap in The Manor, rules are broken and secrets revealed that will alter the course of their lives forever. Grades 7 and up.
Mackall, Dandi Daley The Secrets of Tree Taylor TEEN FIC MACKALL
In small-town Missouri in tumultuous 1963, Tree Taylor, thirteen, wants to write an important story to secure a spot on the high school newspaper staff, but when a neighbor is shot, she investigates and learns that some secrets should be kept. Grades 6 and up.
Medina, Meg Burn Baby Burn TEEN FIC MEDINA
During the summer of 1977 when New York City is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam, Nora must also face her family’s financial woes, her father’s absence, and her brother’s growing violence. Grades 9 and up.
Myers, Walter Dean Riot TEEN 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. Grade 7 and up.
Osborne, Mary Alchemy’s Daughter TEEN FIC OSBORNE
In medieval San Gimignano, seventeen-year-old Santina apprentices to Trotula, the village midwife. Some say she is the victim of the midwife’s spell, but Santina is determined to follow in Trotula’s footsteps even as calamities strike. Grades 9 and up.
Palmiotti, Jimmy All-star western. Vol. 2, the war of lords and owls TEEN GRAPHIC ALL
Jonah Hex tracks the kidnapper Thurston Moody to New Orleans in pursuit of his bounty, he soon finds himself infiltrating the ranks of the anarchist group August 7, a group dedicated to eliminating the immigrant population of New Orleans. Grade 7 and up.
Paul, Fiona Venom TEEN FIC PAUL
In Renaissance Venice, orphaned Cassandra Caravello is one of the elite but feels trapped in the city of water until she stumbles upon a murdered woman and is drawn into a dangerous world of courtesans, grave robbers, and secret societies, guided by Falco, a mysterious and alluring artist. Grades 9 and up.
Sepetys, Ruta Between Shades of Gray TEEN FIC SEPETYS
In 1941, Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like her by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Grades 7 and up.
Sepetys, Ruta Out of the Easy TEEN FIC SEPETYS
Josie daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation. Grades 8 and up.
Sepetys, Ruta Salt to the Sea TEEN FIC SEPETYS
As World War II draws to a close, refugees try to escape the war’s final dangers, only to find themselves aboard a ship with a target on its hull. Grades 8 and up.
Simons, Jake Wallis The English German Girl TEEN FIC Simons
In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler’s fist, the Klein family is gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their fifteen-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips out of Germany on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England. Charged with the task of securing a safe passage for her family, she vows that she will not rest until they are safe. But as war breaks out and she loses contact with her parents, Rosa finds herself wondering if there are some vows that can’t be kept.
Tash, Sarvenaz Three Day Summer TEEN FIC TASH
During the three days of the music festival known as Woodstock, Michael Michaelson of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Cora Fletcher, a volunteer in the medical tent who lives nearby, share incredible experiences, the greatest of which is meeting each other. Grades 9 and up.
Timberlake, Amy One Came Home TEEN FIC Timberlake
In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.
Wein, Elizabeth Code name Verity TEEN FIC WEIN
In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must do to survive while keeping secret all that she can. Grade 9 and up.
Zusak, Markus The Book Thief TEEN 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. Grade 9 and up.