Find something new to read with our YA book lists!

New Teen Titles – for Curbside or In-Person Borrowing!

Hidden Systems by Dan Nott
A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat
The Headmaster
My Dear Henry by Kalynn Bayron
The Island by Natasha Preston
The Jump by Brittney Morris
Guardian of Fukushima by Ewen Blain & Fabien Grolleau
Robin by Kami Garcia & Gabriel Picolo
Whistleblower by Kate Marchant
Different for Boys by Patrick Ness
She is a Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran
The Beauty Trials by Dhonielle Clayton
A Long Stretch of Bad Days by Mindy McGinnis
Stateless by Elizabeth Wein
When You Wish Upon a Lantern by Gloria Chao
Royal Blood by Aimee Carter
Dear Medusa by Olivia A. Cole
We Need to Talk About Vaginas by Dr. Allison K. Rodgers and Annika Le Large
My Flawless Life by Yvonne Woon
Chaos Theory by Nic Stone
There Goes the Neighborhood by Jade Adia
Chloe and the Kaishao Boys by Mae Coyiuto
Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury
Always the Almost by Edward Underhill
The Next New Syrian Girl by Ream Shukairy
The Memory Eater by Rebecca Mahoney
Where Darkness Blooms by Andrea Hannah
Flowerheart by Catherine Bakewell
Revelle by Lyssa Mia Smith
Michi Challenges History by Ken Mochizuki
The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee
Remind Me to Hate You Later by Lizzy Mason

2023 ALA Youth Media Award Winners & Honor Books

We Deserve Monuments by Jas Hammonds
Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice, written by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes
All My Rage, written by Sabaa Tahir
Icebreaker, written by A.I. Graziadei
When the Angels Left the Old Country, written by Sacha Lamb
Queer Ducks (and Other Animals): The Natural World of Animal Sexuality, written by Eliot Schrefer
The Words We Keep, written by Erin Stewart
Breathe and Count Back from Ten, written by Natalia Sylvester
Burn Down, Rise Up, written by Vincent Tirado
High Spirits, written by Camille Gomera-Tavarez
The Lesbiana
I Kissed Shara Wheeler, written by Casey McQuiston
Kings of B
Man o
The Summer of Bitter and Sweet, written by Jen Ferguson (Metis/white)
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, written by Isaac Blum
Wake the Bones, written by Elizabeth Kilcoyne
Hell Followed With Us, written by Andrew Joseph White
Abuela, Don
American Murderer: The Parasite that Haunted the South, written by Gail Jarrow
A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome, written by Ariel Henley
Unequal: A Story of America, written by Michael Eric Dyson and Marc Favreau
Himawari House, written and illustrated by Harmony Becker
The Silence that Binds Us, written by Joanna Ho
My Fine Fellow: A Delicious Entanglement, written by Jennieke Cohen
Some Kind of Hate, written by Sarah Darer Littman
Eight Nights of Flirting, written by Hannah Reynolds

Books to read during Hispanic Heritage Month!

Food Related Stories by Gaby Melian
Diamond Park by Phillippe Diederich
Flirting with Fate by J.C. Cervantes
Living Beyond Borders edited by Margarita Longoria
This is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves
Ballad & Dagger by Daniel Jose Older
Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas
The Lesbiana
No Filter and Other Lies by Crystal Maldonado
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe Garcia McCall
The Witch Owl Parliament by David Bowles
Aristotle and Dante Dive into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Suncatcher by Jose Pimienta

Read about friendship in all its forms during National Friendship Month!

Kings of B
Rayne & Delilah
We Can Be Heroes b Kylie McCauley
Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
We Used to Be Friends by Amy Spalding
The Falling Girls by Hayley Krischer
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds
When We Were Them by Laura Taylor Namey
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anne-Marie McLemore
When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
Message Not Found by Dante Medema
Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbet
Beauty and the Besharam by Lily Vale

Water You Going to Read Today?

The Sea Knows My Name by Laura Brook Robson
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
The Girl From the Sea by Molly Knox Ostertag
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Breathe and Count Back From Ten by Natalia Sylvester
The Drowning Summer by Dana Mele
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge
Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore
You Brought Me the Ocean by
Freedom Swimmer by Wai Chim
The Light At the Bottom of the World by London Shah

Happy Pride Month 2022!

The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta
All That
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales
The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould
Icebreaker by A.L. Graziadei
The Reckless Kind by Carly Heath
Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson
Cafe Con Lychee by Emery Lee
She Gets the Girl by Rachel Lippincott
Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin
Anything But Fine by Tobias Madden
Ophelia After All by Raquel Marie
Indestructible Object by Mary McCoy
The Many Half-Lived Lives of Sam Sylvester by Maya MacGregor
Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore
I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
Loveless by Alice Oseman
Just Ash by Sol Santana
When You Call My Name by Tucker Shaw
Golden Boys by Phil Stamper
Arden Grey by Ray Stoeve
Both Sides Now by Peyton Thomas
Nate Plus One by Kevin van Whye
Needlework by Julie Watts

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

Messy Roots by Laura Gao
A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee
Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan
Jade Fire Gold by June C. L. Tan
Sunny G
Love Decoded by Jennifer Yen
The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach
Made in Korea by Sarah Suk
Gold Mountain by Betty G. Yee
The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman
The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk
The Keeper of Night by Kylie Lee Baker
A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin

Reading Recs for Black History Month

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert
Revolution in Our Time by Kekla Magoon
Race Against Time: The Untold Story of Scipio Jones and the Battle to Save Twelve Innocent Men by Sandra Neil Wallace, Rich Wallace
The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz, Tiffany D. Jackson
Defiant: Growing Up in the Jim Crow South by Wade Hudson
The Burning (Young Readers Edition) by Tim Madigan
Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII by Mary Cronk Farrell
Freedom Summer for Young People: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson, Rebecca Stefoff
We Are Not Broken by George M. Johnson
Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America
Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone
Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes
On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed
Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice and the Fourteenth Amendment by Larry Dane Brimner
Separate No More: The Long Road to Brown v. Board of Education by Lawrence Goldstone
The Dozier School for Boys: Forensics, Survivors, and a Painful Past by Elizabeth A. Murray
Notes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein
The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Fall in love with these YA romance titles!

Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun by Jonny Garza Villa
Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Radha & Jai’s Recipe for Romance by Nisha Sharma
Love and Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura
It All Comes Back to You by Farah Naz Rishi
Never Saw You Coming by Erin Hahn
Donuts and Other Proclamations of Love by Jared Reck
The Right Side of Reckless by Whitney D. Grandison
How Not to Fall in Love by Jacqueline Firkins
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by Joya Goffney
The Jasmine Project by Meredith Ireland
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar
Tahira in Bloom by Farah Heron
Love in English by Maria E. Andreu
Counting Down with You by Tashie Bhuiyan
Between You, Me, and the Honeybees by Amelia Diane Coombs
Sway with Me by Syed M. Masood
Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

2022 ALA Youth Media Award Winners & Honor Books

A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
Home is Not A Country by Safia Elhillo
Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People by Kekla Magoon
Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Words in My Hands by Asphyxia
A Face for Picasso: Coming of Age with Crouzon Syndrome by Ariel Henley
When You Look Like Us written by Pamela N. Harris and narrated by Preston Butler III
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Fifteen Hundred Miles from the Sun," written by Jonny Garza Villa
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
Where I Belong by Marcia Argueta Mickelson
Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown by Steve Sheinkin
The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston
What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson
Ambushed!: The Assassination Plot Against President Garfield by Gail Jarrow
Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre by Brandy Colbert
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement by Paula Yoo
In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers: The Seconds, Minutes, Hours, Days, Weeks, Months and Years after the 9/11 Attacks written and illustrated by Don Brown
The Woman All Spies Fear: Code Breaker Elizebeth Smith Friedman and Her Hidden Life by Amy Butler Greenfield
Apple (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth [Onondaga]
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger [Lipan Apache Tribe]
Hunting by Stars by Cherie Dimaline [Métis Nation of Ontario]
Notable Native People: 50 Indigenous Leaders, Dreamers, and Changemakers from Past and Present by Adrienne Keene [Cherokee Nation]
Soldiers Unknown by Chag Lowry [Yurok, Maidu and Achumawi]
We Are Not Free written by Traci Chee
The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros
The Last Words We Said by Leah Scheier
Whistle: A New Gotham City Hero by E. Lockhart
The Summer of Lost Letters by Hannah Reynolds

YA Fabulism – Realism with a Touch of Fantasy

The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris
Summer in the City of Roses by Michelle Ruiz Keil
Bad Witch Burning by Jessica Lewis
The Coming Storm by Regina M. Hansen
Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Meyers Sain
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Alberts
The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore
All Our Hidden Gifts by Caroline o’Donoghue
We Light Up the Sky by Lilliam Rivera
Vampires, Hearts, & Other Dead Things by Margie Fuston
Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy
Some Faraway Place by Lauren Shippen
The Wide Starlight by Nicole Lesperance
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcy Little Badger

YA Adaptations of Literary Classics

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Once & Future by A.R. Capetta
A Clash of Steel by C.B. Lee
Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody
The Initial Insult by Mindy McGinnis
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
I Killed Zoe Spanos by Kit Frick
Anna K by Jenny Lee
Hood by Jenny Elder Moke
Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu
Ruinsong by Julia Ember
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Scavenge the Stars by Tara Sim
So Many Beginnings by Bethany C. Morrow
Night Spinner by Addie Thorley

Recognizing Native Authors for Native American Heritage Month

The Firekeeper
A Snake Falls to Earth by Darcie Little Badger
One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War General  by Joseph Bruchac
Notable Native People by Adrienne Keene
Hunting By Stars by Cherie Dimaline
An Indigenous People
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew
Strangers by David Alexander Robertson
Trickster : Native American tales : a graphic collection
Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth
One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker by Joseph Bruchac
If I Go Missing by Brianna Jonnie
Elatsoe by Darcy Little Badger
Native Women Changing Their Worlds by Patricia J. Cutright
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Treuer
Four Faces of the Moon by Amanda Strong
Redbone: The True Story of a Native American Rock Band by Christian Staebler
Pemmican Wars (A Girl Called Echo) by Katherena Vermette

Titles to Read For Hispanic Heritage Month!

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro
Never Look Back by Lilliam Rivera
Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
A Cuban Girl
Miss Meteor by Tehlor Kay Mejia and Anne-Marie McLemore
We Set the Dark On Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Cemetery Boys by Aidan Thomas
American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott
Running by Natalia Sylvester
Your Heart My Sky by Margarita Engle
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore
Lobizona by Romina Garber

Prep School Page Turners

The Castle School (for Troubled Girls) by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Ivies by Alexa Donne
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
People Like Us by Dana Mele
They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman
In the Hall with the Knife by Diana Peterfreund
The Similars by Rebecca Hanover
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
The Merciless by Danielle Vega
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass
A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee
Wilder Girls by Rory Power
As I Descended by Robin Talley
How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao

The United States: Many Voices, Many People

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones by Daven McQueen
Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
A Sitting in St. James by Rita Williams-Garcia
Outrun the Moon by Stacey Lee
Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Music From Another World by Robin Talley
This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda
Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee
Kent State by Deborah Wiles
The Degenerates by J. Albert Mann
Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink
We Are Lost and Found by Helene Dunbar
Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand
Mazie by Melanie Crowder
An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahareh Mafi

YA Books Perfect for Pride!

Girl Crushed by Kate Heaney
The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Our Dreams At Dusk by Yuhki Kamatani
Fragile Remedy by Maria Ingrande Mora
Bruised by Tanya Boteju
The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore
Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala
Kase-san and Morning Glories by Hiromi Takashima
Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Girls I
Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales
The Bride was a Boy by Chii
Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky
Tell Me My Name by Amy Reed
Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre
Cemetery Boys by Aidan Thomas
The Fire Never Goes Out by Noelle Stevenson
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

Beneath the surface : a teen
The anxiety survival guide for teens : CBT skills to overcome fear, worry & panic by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
Heads up : changing minds on mental health by Melanie Siebert
From anger to action : powerful mindfulness tools to help teens harness anger for positive change by Mitch R. Abblett, PhD
Your brain needs a hug : life, love, mental health, and sandwiches by Rae Earl
Mindfulness for teen depression : a workbook for improving your mood by Mitch R. Abblett, Christopher Willard
Chill : stress-reducing techniques for a more balanced, peaceful you by Deborah Reber
Stuff that
The stress survival guide for teens : CBT skills to worry less, develop grit & live your best life by Jeffrey Bernstein
Dancing at the pity party : a dead mom graphic memoir by Tyler Feder
Grief recovery for teens : letting go of painful emotions with body-based practices by Coral Popowitz, MSW
Project Semicolon : your story isn

#OwnVoices Novels for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
We Are Not Free by Traci Chee
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim
Yolk by Mary H.K. Choi
Dating Makes Perfect by Puntip Dunn
My Heart Underwater by Laurel Flores Fantauzzo
When We Were Infinite by Kelly Loy Gilbert
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
The Ones We
The Forest of Stolen Girls by June Hur
Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan
A Pho Love Story by Loan Le
Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee
Luck of the Titanic by Stacey Lee
Like Spilled Water by Jennie Liu
Heiress Apparently by Diana Ma
More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood
The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen
American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar
Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
Super Fake Love Song

Celebrate National Poetry Month with these YA Novels in Verse!

Me (Moth) by Amber McBride
If I Tell You the Truth by Jasmin Kaur
Turtle Under Ice by Juleah del Rosario
Home is Not A Country by Safia Elhillo
Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
Audacity by Melanie Crowder
Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley
Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliot
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
Junk Boy by Tony Abbott
Ronit & Jamil by Pamela L. Laskin
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
White Rose by Kip Wilson
Muted by Tami Charles
Bull by David Elliot
Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle
When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez

30 Books to Read this Black History Month

Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
The Awakening of Malcolm X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Tiffany D. Jackson
Now That I
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
Light It Up by Kekla Magoon
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas
Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
One of the Good Ones by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
When You Look Like Us by Pamela N. Harris
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
The Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink
Charming as a Verb by Ben Philippe
Legendborn by Tracy Deonn
Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
All The Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert
Daughters of Jubilation by Kara Lee Corthron
This Is My America by Kim Johnson

2021 ALA Youth Media Award Books – YA Finalists and Honor Titles

Legendborn, written by Tracy Deonn
All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor
Lifting as We Climb: Black Women
Everything Sad is Untrue (a true story), written by Daniel Nayeri
Apple: Skin to the Core, written by Eric Gansworth
Dragon Hoops, created by Gene Luen Yang
Every Body Looking, written by Candice Iloh
We Are Not Free, written by Traci Chee
This is My Brain in Love, written by I. W. Gregario
Darius the Great Deserves Better, written by Adib Khorram
Felix Ever After, written by Kacen Callender
You Should See Me in a Crown, written by Leah Johnson
Kent State, written by Deborah Wiles
Clap When You Land, written by Elizabeth Acevedo
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, written by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
If These Wings Could Fly, written by Kyrie McCauley
Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard, written by Echo Brown
The Black Kids, written by Christina Hammonds Reed
It Sounded Better in My Head, written by Nina Kenwood
Woven in Moonlight, written by Isabel Ibañez
The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh, written by Candace Fleming
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys
The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival, written by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess
How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity
You Call This Democracy?: How to Fix Our Democracy and Deliver Power to the People written by Elizabeth Rusch
This Light Between Us, written by Andrew Fukuda
Displacement, written by Kiku Hughes
Dancing at the Pity Party, written and illustrated by Tyler Feder
They Went Left, by Monica Hesse
Furia, by Yamile Saied Méndez
Never Look Back, written by Lilliam Rivera
We Are Not From Here, written by Jenny Torres Sanchez

⚓ Nautical Novels to Pair with Your Favorite Sea Shanty ⚓

The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker
The Reader by Traci Chee
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
Fable by Adrienne Young
Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen

Ease into the New Year with Short Stories!

His Hideous Heart edited by Dahlia Adler
After: nineteen stories of apocalypse and dystopia edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman and Caroline Tung Richmond
Foreshadow created and edited by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma
Color Outside the Lines edited by Sangu Mandanna
Toil & trouble edited by Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe
All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell
Come On In edited by Adi Alsaid
Fresh Ink edited by Lamar Giles
Zombies vs. unicorns compiled by Justine Larbalestier, Holly Black
Vampires Never Get Old edited by Zoraida Cordova and Natalie C. Parker
Meet Cute edited by Jennifer L. Armentrout
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
A Phoenix First Must Burn edited by Patrice Caldwell
Out Now: Queer We Go Again edited by Saundra Mitchell
The pick-up game : a full day of full court edited by Marc Aronson & Charles R. Smith
Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan

YA Books for Comfort Reading

Lumberjanes: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
The Supervillain and Me by Danielle Banas
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Horimiya by Hero
Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills
Wax by Gina Damico
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julia Drake
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
Love a la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
Monthly Girls
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee
Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant by Tony Cliff

Native American Heritage Month

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
An Indigenous Peoples
This Place: 150 Years Retold
If I Go Missing by Brianna Jonnie, Nahanni Shingoose
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women by Lisa Charleyboy
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
Strangers by David Alexander Robertson
Just Lucky by Melanie Florence
If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Dreaming in Indian by Lisa Charleyboy
Apple: Skin to the Core by Eric Gansworth

Delightful Debuts of 2020

Woven in Moonlight by Isabel Ibanez
Rebelwing by Andrea Tang
Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
A Song Below Water by Bethany Morrow
Most Likely by Sarah Watson
The Lucky Ones by Liz Lawson
The Loop by Ben Oliver
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae
The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams
Ink in the Blood Kim Smejkal
If these Wings Could Fly by Kyrie McCauley
The Silence of Bones by June Hur
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
Layoverland by Gabby Noone
It Sounded Better in My Head by Nina Kenwood
If We Were Us by K.L. Walther
A Breath Too Late by Rocky Callen
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Black Voices Matter

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice by Bryan Stevenson
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Slay by Brittney Morris
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Light It Up by Kekla Magoon
Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

March Through Women’s History Month

Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide by Isabel Quintero and Zeke Pena
Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life & Work by Victoria Ortiz
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
Taking Flight by Michaela DePrince
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
Radioactive: How Irene Curie & Lisa Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World by Winifred Conkling
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky
March of the Suffragettes by Zachary Michael Jack
Girl Code: Gaming, Going Viral, and Getting it Done by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
The Strange True Tale of Frankenstein’s Creator Mary Shelley by Catherine Reef
Florence Nightingale: The Courageous Life of the Legendary Nurse by Catherine Reef
Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color by Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu
Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Spy
Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time by Tanya Lee Stone
Pure Grit: How American World War II Nurses Survive Battle and Prison Camp in the Pacific by Mary Cronk Farrell
Because I Was a Girl by Melissa de la Cruz
A Thousand Sisters: The Heroic Airwomen of the Soviet Union in World Warr II by Elizabeth Wein

“It’s Complicated”

Since We Last Spoke by Brenda Rufener
Night Music by Jenn Marie Thorne
Rayne & Delilah
Opposite of Always by Justin A Reynolds
Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao
Picture Us in the Light by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Best Lies by Sarah Lyu
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Frankly in Love by David Yoon
As Many Nows As I Can Get by Shana Youngdahl
The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed
Rookie on Love edited by Tavi Gevinson
The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
Love A La Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Wicked Fox by Kat Cho
The Importance of Being Wilde At Heart by R. Zamora Linmark

New Year, New Hobbies!

Why? by Joel Levy
The Weird World of Words by Mitchell Symons
97 Things to Do Before You Finish High School by Steven Jenkins and Erika Stalder
Random Illustrated Facts by Mike Lowery
100 Skills You’ll Need At the End of the World (As We Know It) by Ana Maria Spagna
Where’s My Stuff? By Samantha Moss
Chill by Deborah Reber
If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint by Diane Culhane
Color Me Creative by Kristina Webb
The Polymer Techniques Book by Sue Heaser
Creative Paper Cutting by Cheong-Ah Hwang
99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special by Faith and Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic, Ellen Schultz
Crocheted Animal Hats by Vanessa Mooncie
Dear Ally, How Do You Write a Book? By Ally Carter
Leap Write In! by Karen Benke
Infographic Guide to Sports by Daniel Tatarsky
Games of Deception by Andrew Maraniss
The Unofficial Harry potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz
Blood, Bullets, and Bones by Bridget Heos
The Green Teen Cookbook by Laurane Marchive & Pam McElroy
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook by Rosanna Pansino

Warm Up with a Fiery Book!

Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Fireborne by Rosaria Munda
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
The Lantern
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
With Fire on High b Elizabeth Acevedo
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
Fire by Kristin Cashore
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Carson Rae
Mortal Fire by Elizabeth Knox
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Prairie Fire by E. K. Johnston
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad

Featured Titles for Native American Heritage Month

This Place: 150 Years Retold, foreword by Alicia Elliott
Marrow Thieves by	Cherie Dimaline
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
Strangers by David A. Robertson
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
Give Me Some Truth by Eric Gansworth
#Not Your Princess by Lisa Charleyboy
Dreaming in Indian by Lisa Charleyboy

Autumn Books for Thrills & Chills

Wilder Girls by Rory Power
Five Midnights by Ann Davila Cardinal
His Hideous Heart: Thirteen of Edgar Allan Poe
The Truth Lies Here by Lindsey Klingele
House of Furies by Madeleine Roux
Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
The Creeping by Alexandra Sirowy
The Haunted by Danielle Vega
Sawkill Girls by Clare Legrand
The Raven
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Agony House by Cherie Priest
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Scream All Night by Derek Milman
You May Now Kill the Bride by R. L. Stine
Not Even Bones by Rebecca Shaeffer

Back-to-School Reads

Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahareh Mafi
Lucy & Linh by Alice Pung
Final Draft by Riley Redgate
Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin
All the Bright Things by Jennifer Niven
Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack