Young Adults

From 13 to 18 years old; grades 8-12

We find young adult literature to be some of the best-written books by the most accomplished authors.  If this is a new area for you, and the teenager in your life, you are all in for a treat!  A wealth of books are written with the young adult reader in mind.  These texts confront issues about school life, relationships with parents, brothers and sisters, and friends.  Self-esteem, coming of age, and fitting in are themes that can prove to be powerful learning tools for what readers are experiencing.  We also recommend many books that are adult-themed that grab the interest and attention of the young adults we know and work with.  Quirky books, short story collections, and on-line essays are all possibilities to expand the reading horizons of teens on the verge of adulthood.  It’s a terrific time to share books as a family, with mother-daughter reads, for example, or investigations of places you might ultimately visit together.

Book Lists

Latest in YA Popular Series: KING’S CAGE, TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, and THE LAST OF AUGUST

RESISTANCE! Part II:  Learning from Our Moral Ancestors, Recommended for Teens and Tweens

A STUDY IN CHARLOTTE and Other Sherlock Holmes Spin-Offs for Tweens and Teens

New Series for Tweens and Teens

Two More Recommended Graphic Novels for Tweens

Tweens and Teens Series Updates

New Books Make Great Holiday Gifts:  YA Series Edition

New this Spring:  Fantasy YA Heroines

YA Books for Sports-Loving Young Men

Graphic Novels for Teens and Young Adults

And the Series Continues. . .Terrific New YA Fiction

Young Adult Books for Feminist Readers

Spanish/English Novels for Tweens and Teens

Historical Fiction

Classics for Young Adults

Tellings and Retellings

Diaries, Journals, and Notebooks:  Novels for Young Adults

Contemporary Multicultural Novels & Memoirs for Young Adults

Beyond Nancy Drew

Middle East YA Recommendations

Middle East Books for Tweens and Teens

Picture Books:  Understanding the Middle East

More booklists for this age group are coming soon- please bear with us as we are adding content to the website daily!

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One Response to Young Adults

  1. kidswhoread says:

    We have a list of high school favorites at our blog http://kidswhoread.wordpress.com/high-school-readers/

    As a teacher who loves to recommend books for teenagers, I would be happy to give recommendations- chapmangaby@gmail.com

    Gaby Chapman

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