Browse Our Collections for Teens

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2020 Teens’ Top Ten Nominees

#MurderFunding / Gretchen McNeil
Are you listening? / Tillie Walden
Aurora rising / Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
The beast player / Nahoko Uehashi; illustrations by Yuta Onoda; translated by Cathy Hirano
Between worlds: folktales of Britain & Ireland / Kevin Crossley-Holland; illustrations by Frances Castle
Broken throne: a Red Queen collection / Victoria Aveyard
Dreamland: the true tale of America
The field guide to the North American teenager / Ben Philippe
Frankly in love / David Yoon
The grace year / Kim Liggett
Last bus to Everland / Sophie Cameron
Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me / Mariko Tamaki; Rosemary Valero-O
Lovely war / Julie Berry
The memory thief / Lauren Mansy
My ideal boyfriend is a croissant / Laura Dockrill
Opposite of always / Justin A. Reynolds
Pumpkinheads / written by Rainbow Rowell; illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks
Stolen time / Danielle Rollins
Stronger than a bronze dragon / Mary Fan
These witches don
Warhead: the true story of one teen who almost saved the world / Jeff Henigson
Wayward son / Rainbow Rowell
We hunt the flame / Hafsah Faizal
Wilder girls / Rory Power
With the fire on high / Elizabeth Acevedo

Just Read These Books, That Would Be Enough (Hamilton Reads)

Alexander Hamilton: the graphic history of an American founding father / Jonathan Hennessey; art by Justin Greenwood
Alexander Hamilton: the making of America / Teri Kanefield
Alexander Hamilton, revolutionary / Martha Brockenbrough
Alexander Hamilton: the outsider / Jean Fritz; illustrations by Ian Schoenherr
Alexander Hamilton / Ron Chernow
George Washington, spymaster: how the Americans outspied the British and won the Revolutionary War / Thomas B. Allen; illustrations by Cheryl Harness
Hamilton and Peggy! : a revolutionary friendship / L.M. Elliott
Hamilton: the revolution: being the complete libretto of the Broadway musical, with a true account of its creation, and concise remarks on hip-hop, the power of stories, and the new America / by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
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Your Passport to the World

A time to dance / Padma Venkatraman.
Anna and the French kiss / Stephanie Perkins.
Darius the great is not okay / Adib Khorram.
Dear Haiti, love Alaine / Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite.
Love & gelato / Jenna Evans Welch.
Love from A to Z / S.K. Ali.
Lucy and Linh / Alice Pung.
The fault in our stars / John Green.
The fountains of silence / Ruta Sepetys.
Up to this pointe / Jennifer Longo.
Where we go from here / Lucas Rocha ; translated by Larissa Helena.
With the fire on high / Elizabeth Acevedo.

Books on a Theme – Social/Emotional Learning

A mango-shaped space / Wendy Mass.
Anger is a gift / Mark Oshiro.
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe / Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
Darius the great is not okay / Adib Khorram.
Dear Martin / Nic Stone.
Not so pure and simple / Lamar Giles.
Speak / Laurie Halse Anderson.
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian / by Sherman Alexie
The beauty that remains / Ashley Woodfolk.
The hate u give / Angie Thomas.
The outsiders / S.E. Hinton.
The perks of being a wallflower / Stephen Chbosky.
The sun is also a star / Nicola Yoon.
The way I used to be / Amber Smith.
What I leave behind / Alison McGhee.

You Watched It, Now Read It!

The 5th Wave / Rick Yancey.
Thirteen reasons why / by Jay Asher.
City of bones / Cassandra Clare.
Divergent / Veronica Roth.
Dumplin
Everything, everything / Nicola Yoon
Gossip girl / by Cecily von Ziegesar.
The Hunger Games / Suzanne Collins.
I am number four / Pittacus Lore.
Looking for Alaska / by John Green.
The maze runner / James Dashner.
Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel / Jesse Andrews.
Miss Peregrine
Paper towns / John Green.
The perks of being a wallflower / Stephen Chbosky.
Pretty little liars / Sara Shepard.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda / Becky Albertalli.
The sisterhood of the traveling pants / Ann Brashares.
The 100 / Kass Morgan.
The book thief / Markus Zusak
The boy in the striped pajamas : a fable / by John Boyne.
The Duff : designated ugly fat friend : a novel / by Kody Keplinger.
The fault in our stars / John Green.
The hate u give / Angie Thomas.
The sun is also a star / Nicola Yoon.
Twilight / Stephenie Meyer.

Magic in Our World

A great and terrible beauty / Libba Bray.
A monster calls : a novel / by Patrick Ness
Bone Gap / Laura Ruby.
City of bones / Cassandra Clare.
Every day / David Levithan.
I am number four / Pittacus Lore.
Infinity son / Adam Silvera.
Marked / P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Miss Peregrine
The Raven Boys / Maggie Stiefvater.
Reverie / Ryan La Sala.
Sawkill girls / Claire Legrand.
The hazel wood / Melissa Albert.
The rest of us just live here / Patrick Ness.
Tithe : a modern faerie tale / Holly Black.
Twilight / Stephenie Meyer.
Wilder girls / Rory Power.

Start a Series

A court of thorns and roses / Sarah J. Maas.
Cinder / written by Marissa Meyer.
Crown of feathers / Nicki Pau Preto.
Etiquette & espionage / Gail Carriger.
Fallen / Lauren Kate.
Front lines / Michael Grant.
Girls of paper and fire / Natasha Ngan
Hush, hush / Becca Fitzpatrick.
Marked / P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Nemesis / Brendan Reichs.
Shadow and bone / Leigh Bardugo.
Skyward / Brandon Sanderson.
Snow like ashes / Sara Raasch.
The diviners / Libba Bray.
The 5th Wave / Rick Yancey.
The Raven Boys / Maggie Stiefvater.
The Selection / Kiera Cass.
The Young Elites / Marie Lu.
Three dark crowns / Kendare Blake.
Throne of glass / Sarah J. Maas.
Under the never sky / Veronica Rossi.

North Star YA Award

On the come up / Angie Thomas.
A curse so dark and lonely / Brigid Kemmerer.
As many nows as I can get / Shana Youngdahl.
Bloom / written by Kevin Panetta ; artwork by Savanna Ganucheau.
Frankly in love / David Yoon.
Heroine / Mindy McGinnis.
Let
Opposite of always / Justin A. Reynolds.
Patron saints of nothing / Randy Ribay.
Pet / Akwaeke Emezi.
Shout : a poetry memoir / by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Sorry for your loss / Jessie Ann Foley.
The field guide to the North American teenager / Ben Philippe.
The other side : stories of Central American teen refugees who dream of crossing the border / Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey.
The speed of falling objects / Nancy Richardson Fischer.
The things she
They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker.
Watches and warnings / Ryan Wolf.
White Rose / Kip Wilson.
Wild and crooked / by Leah Thomas.
With the fire on high / Elizabeth Acevedo.

Black Lives Matter YA

All American boys / Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
American Street / Ibi Zoboi
Black enough: stories of being young & black in America / edited by Ibi Zoboi
Dear Martin / Nic Stone
I am Alfonso Jones / written by Tony Medina; illustrated by Stacey Robinson and John Jenning
Internment / Samira Ahmed
No true believers / Rabiah York Lumbard
On the come up / Angie Thomas
A very large expanse of sea / Tahereh Mafi
One person, no vote: how not all voters are treated equally / Carol Anderson with Tonya Bolden
Say her name / Zetta Elliott; illustrated by Loveis Wise
Stamped: racism, antiracism, and you / written by Jason Reynolds; adapted from Stamped from the beginning by and with an introduction from Ibram X. Kendi Ibram X. Kendi
Stolen justice: the struggle for African-American voting rights / Lawrence Goldstone
The hate u give / Angie Thomas
This book is anti-racist / by Tiffany Jewell; illustrated by Aurélia Durand
Punching the air / written by Ibi Zoboi with Yusef Salaam; illustrations by Omar T. Pasha

Maine Student Book Awards 2020

The line tender / by Kate Allen.
This was our pact / Ryan Andrews.
Orange for the sunsets / Tina Athaide.
The last human / Lee Bacon.
The important thing about Margaret Wise Brown / written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Sarah Jacoby.
Monstrous : the lore, gore, and science behind your favorite monsters / Carlyn Beccia.
Caught! : nabbing history
The forgotten girl / India Hill Brown.
Zenobia July / Lisa Bunker.
New kid / Jerry Craft ; with colors by Jim Callahan.
Maybe he just likes you / Barbara Dee.
The remarkable journey of Coyote Sunrise / Dan Gemeinhart.
Charlie Thorne and the last equation / Stuart Gibbs.
Scary stories for young foxes / Christian McKay Heidicker ; with illustrations by Junyi Wu.
The Dark Lord Clementine / Sarah Jean Horwitz.
Ghost : thirteen haunting tales to tell / a collection by illustratus ; writers: Blaise Hemingway, Jesse Reffsin ; illustrators: Chris Sasaki, Jeff Turley.
Dog driven / by Terry Lynn Johnson.
Lily the thief / Janne Kukkonen ; color by Kévin Bazot ; English translation by Lola Rogers.
Killer style : how fashion has injured, maimed, & murdered through history / by Serah-Marie McMahon & Alison Matthews David ; illustrations by Gillian Wilson.
The world ends in April / Stacy McAnulty.
Fireborne / Rosaria Munda.
Under the broken sky / Mariko Nagai.
The mystery of Black Hollow Lane / Julia Nobel.
Homerooms & hall passes / by Tom O
The best at it / Maulik Pancholy.
Good enough / Jen Petro-Roy.
Wildfire / Rodman Philbrick.
Beastly puzzles : a brain-boggling animal guessing game / written by Rachel Poliquin ; illustrated by Byron Eggenschwiler.
Blood Mountain / James Preller.
Changeling / written and illustrated by William Ritter.
Nikki on the line / Barbara Carroll Roberts.
We
To Night Owl from Dogfish / Holly Goldberg Sloan & Meg Wolitzer.
I, Cosmo / Carlie Sorosiak.
Roll with it / Jamie Sumner.
The bridge home / Padma Venkatraman.
Other words for home / Jasmine Warga.
The Guinevere deception / Kiersten White.
Genesis begins again / Alicia D. Williams.
Captain Rosalie / Timothée de Fombelle ; illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault ; translated by Sam Gordon.

Under the Radar

A very large expanse of sea / Tahereh Mafi
An enchantment of ravens / Margaret Rogerson
Caraval / Stephanie Garber
Fireborne / Rosaria Munda
Four dead queens / Astrid Scholte
Girls made of snow and glass / Melissa Bashardoust
Lifestyles of gods & monsters / Emily Roberson
Not the girls you
Teen Titans: Raven / written by Kami Garcia; illustrated by Gabriel Picolo
The Good Luck Girls / Charlotte Nicole Davis
The rest of us just live here / Patrick Ness
They both die at the end / Adam Silvera
Warcross / Marie Lu