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Young Adult Recommendations

Recommendations for Ages 13+

Legendborn Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

Rebel Spy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524771225
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Published: Delacorte Press - June 23rd, 2020

Signed copies available while supplies last


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You Should See Me in a Crown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338503265
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 2nd, 2020

Liz Lighty is a high school senior who can’t wait to get out of her small Indiana town and head off to her dream school. Unfortunately she finds out she won’t be receiving the financial aid she needs to attend college. Pressed for ways to come up with the money, she decides to run for prom queen after she is reminded that the winner gets a scholarship! This book was such an authentic & heartwarming story that made for a fun read! -- Tyrinne


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We Are Not from Here Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Philomel Books - May 19th, 2020

A powerful contemporary novel that humanizes the struggle of three teens traveling by any means necessary from Guatemala to the US. These teens work together and build their own family with the hope of finally reaching a safe haven. -- Anastasia


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Love, Creekwood: A Simonverse Novella Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780063048126
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Published: Balzer + Bray - June 30th, 2020

This novella revisitings Simon, Leah, and the whole gang during their first year of college. Leah and Abby attend the same college and are roommates. Simon and Blue are attending different schools and are struggling being apart. To help with the long distance relationship, Simon and Blue start communicating through their old emails, just like how they did in the beginning in their relationship. -- Anastasia


Don't Ask Me Where I'm From Cover Image
By Jennifer De Leon, Elena Garnu (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534438248
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 18th, 2020

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The Poet X Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

2018 National Book Award, 2018 Globe-Horn Award, 2018 Pura Belpré Award, & 2019 Carnegie Medal

Written in verse, Xiomara finds her voice in the form of slam poetry. She has a lot to say, even though she knows her mother would not agree with her. -- Anastasia


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Barely Missing Everything Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781534404465
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 3rd, 2020

Two friends, growing up on the border of the US and Mexico, decide to take a road trip in the pursuit of finding out the truth to a personal mystery. A wonderful coming-of-age story with strong friendships, real social issues, and powerful voices. -- Anastasia


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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316310314
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 4th, 2018

Jude, a human girl, is trying to survive life at the Court of Fairies. The fay are cruel beings, but none as cruel as Cardan, a Prince at Court. An attempt to take the crown goes horribly wrong. Jude and Cardan must bound together and survive this new political landscape. An original story with characters that you will just love to hate. -- Anastasia


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American Royals Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984830203
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Published: Ember - May 5th, 2020

American Royals explores what life would be like if the U.S. had a royal family. The unique premise mixed with the drama and romance made this so much fun! I highly recommend it for fans of the Gossip Girl and Princess Diaries series. -- Tyrinne


Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250027436
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Published: Square Fish - May 7th, 2013

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Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250177964
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Published: First Second - September 18th, 2018

Following Eric “Bitty” Bittle’s four years attending and playing hockey for Samwell University and Jack Zimmerman, NHL legacy who has a lot to live up to and a lot of internal turmoil. We are also introduced to a whole team of characters that are all unique and lovable. Ukazu is an amazing storyteller and illustrator. I especially like how Bitty’s vlog segments offered a first person narrative. -- Anastasia


Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks & Scones Cover Image
By Ngozi Ukazu, Ngozi Ukazu (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250179500
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Published: First Second - April 7th, 2020

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A Fire Story Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419735851
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 5th, 2019

This beautiful graphic memoir depicts the events of the 2017 Sonoma County Wildfires. Brian Fies tells his own story about losing his home, where he raised his two kids, and the aftermath of what he had to face in order to rebuild his life. What started as an online comic had been expanded to show the depth of what these people had to face. -- Anastasia


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Bloom Cover Image
By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626726413
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Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

A coming-of-age graphic novel set in a small town family owned bakery. Hector loves baking and Ari wants to get out of town as soon as possible. A summer romance makes this couple question their life plans and learning to adapt to the changes life throws at you. -- Anastasia


Heartstopper: Volume 1 Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
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Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781401286453
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Published: DC Comics - June 2nd, 2020

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Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business Cover Image
By Diana Kapp, Bijou Karman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984893055
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

Background stories about successful women across a wide swath of professions.  Includes what they were NOT good at growing up, which is inspiring in itself. -- Susan


This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work Cover Image
By Tiffany Jewell, Aurelia Durand (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9780711245211
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020