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Young Adult Literature
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by
Publication Date: 2007-09-12
Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
Annie on My Mind by
Publication Date: 2007-02-20
This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.
Boy Meets Boy by
Publication Date: 2005-05-10
This is a happy-meaningful romantic comedy about finding love, losing love, and doing what it takes to get love back in a crazy-wonderful world.
Bronx Masquerade by
Publication Date: 2001-12-31
When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too.
Fallen Angels by
Publication Date: 2008-05-01
A coming-of-age tale for young adults set in the trenches of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s, this is the story of Perry, a Harlem teenager who volunteers for the service when his dream of attending college falls through.
His Dark Materials: the Golden Compass (Book 1) by
Publication Date: 1996-04-16
Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors?
The House on Mango Street by
Publication Date: 1991-04-03
The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become.
Publication Date: 2019-03-05
This New York Times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by
Publication Date: 2012-08-14
Read the cult-favorite coming of age story that takes a sometimes heartbreaking, often hysterical, and always honest look at high school in all its glory.
Publication Date: 1988-06-20
The story of twelve-year-old Jamal, whose life changes drastically when he acquires a gun.
Two Boys Kissing by
Publication Date: 2013-08-27
A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.