by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher
In this realistic young adult novel set in near-future America we follow a pair of siblings on a harrowing journey across the country to California, a sanctuary state where their aunt lives. It’s a dystopia that h...
by Candice Iloh
This intense young adult novel in verse beautifully follows a young Black woman dealing with the pressures of being a first generation college student and becoming comfortable in her own body.
by Rajani LaRocca
This sweet middle grade book is a delicious remix of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.
by Kwame Alexander, with Mary Rand Hess
Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam. But as Noah's love lif...
by Adam Silvera
In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day.
by Tee Franklin; art by Jenn St. Onge & Joy San
When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades late...
by George Takei, with Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott; art by Harmony Becker
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces th...
by Dusti Bowling
New friends and a mystery help Aven, thirteen, adjust to middle school and life at a dying western theme park in a new state, where her being born armless presents many challenges.
by Roshani Chokshi
Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.
by Thanhha Lai
Assisting her grandmother's investigation of her grandfather's fate during the Vietnam War, Mai struggles to adapt to an unfamiliar culture while redefining her sense of family.
by J. S. Puller
Janey, a quiet outsider, is inspired by the eccentric and enigmatic Captain Superlative, a masked superhero who runs through the halls of their middle school, performing radical acts of kindness.
by Kelly Yang
Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her pare...
Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling black authors writing for teens today — Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it’s like to be young and black in Ame...
edited by Marieke Nijkamp
An anthology of stories in various genres, featuring disabled characters and written by disabled creators, ranging from established best-selling authors to debut authors.
by Penelope Bagieu; translated by Nanette McGuinness
Before she was the legendary Mama Cass of the folk group The Mamas and the Papas, Ellen Cohen was a teen girl from Baltimore with an incredible voice, incredible confidence, and incredible dreams. She dr...
by Lynda Barry
The creative-drawing companion to the acclaimed and bestselling What It Is.
by Don Brown
Starting in 2011, refugees flood out of war-torn Syria in Exodus-like proportions. The surprising flood of victims overwhelms neighboring countries, and chaos follows. Resentment in host nations heightens as disruption and the cost of aid grow...
by Lonely Planet Publications
This comprehensive companion provides essential pre-trip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. In full color and packed with inspirational images.
by Alan Gratz
Although separated by continents and decades, Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany; Isabel, a Cuban girl trying to escape the riots and unrest plaguing her country in 1994; and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015 whose homeland is torn ...
by Dashka Slater
One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter. One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren't for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one o...
by Nnedi Okorafor
Twelve-year-old Sunny Nwazue, an American-born albino child of Nigerian parents, moves with her family back to Nigeria, where she learns that she has latent magical powers which she and three similarly gifted friends use to catch a serial...
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life...
by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke A. Allen, Shannon Walters, Maarta Laiho, and Aubrey Aiese
Friendship to the max! At Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's camp for hardcore lady-types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes...
by Karen M. McManus
Five students walk into Bayview High detection. Only four walk out.... Simon was the creator of a high school gossip app. He planned to post juicy reveals about his four high-profile classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is...
by Antonio Iturbe; translated by Lilit Thwaites
Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond.