The best books for teens include some of the greatest novels ever writtenalong with several contemporary books that are extremely popular. These incredible works of literature hold safe spots in the literary canon because they have struck a nerve with generations of teen readers. Once a teenager falls in love with books, luckily, he will find there are many, many others to read.
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Brown, Jennifer Thousand Words pp. YA When good-girl Evelyn falls for bad-boy Todd, all bets for a bright future are off after the presumptive valedictorian gets pregnant. This is a compelling pregnant-teen story, and the topic is given sensitive treatment by Carter. Goodman, Gabriel The Alliance pp.
If you work in a diverse library district, you probably have adult patrons asking for books by Zane or Sistar Souljah. Chances are you begin blushing or lowing your already hushed voice as you read some of the urban fiction titles out loud to patrons. A great alternative is urban fiction for teens or books that feature teens of color.
But to her it felt deeply personal. Thomas was a college student in Jackson, Miss. She was shocked when some of her white classmates said he had probably deserved it.
Environmental Novels: Juvenile and Young Adult Fiction A guide to juvenile, young adult, and adult novels with environmental themes, generally focused on pollution. In this modern twist on the classic story of The Three Little Pigs, Eco-Wolf and his woodland warriors save the forest and valley from three polluting pigs. Part of the Seriously Silly Stories series. Stranded in Honolulu when a strange cloud causes a worldwide electronics failure, sixteen-year-old Leilani and her father must make their way home to Hilo amid escalating perils, including her severe epilepsy.