Category Archives: Teen/Young Adult

Top 24 Books that want to be nominated for the Cybils

One of the things I love about the Cybils Awards is that anyone can nominate their favorite book in each category, whether or not they are book professionals. One of the scary things about the Cybils Awards is that if no one nominates a book, it can’t be considered, no matter how good it is.  Continue reading

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Magical Black Girls: A Song Below Water and Snapdragon

Here are two tales of girls coming to terms with their own magic, A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow and Snapdragon by Kat Leyh. Continue reading

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Thinky Thoughts: Four Nonfiction Books for Adults and Teens

Here are shorter takes on four recent nonfiction books for adults and teens. Continue reading

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Superman Smashes the Klan and Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Here are two recent books by perennial favorite Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese  and The Shadow Hero, among many others. Continue reading

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More Teen Love: Opposite of Always, Emergency Contact, and Frankly in Love

I’m catching up on more heart-tugging teen romances that will still make you feel better about the world. Continue reading

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Magical History: 12 Takes on Our Past + Magic for Teens

Here is the fourth in my series of lists for teens, this one featuring 14 great historical fantasy picks. Continue reading

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Teen Love: This is My Brain in Love, Secret of a Heart Note, and Don’t Date Rosa Santos

Here are three teen stories with romance at the center and satisfyingly sweet endings, though all of them have the good grace to be as much or more about our main character figuring out who she is and where she … Continue reading

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Modern Magic: 12 Tantalizing Tales for Teens

Here’s the third in my series of teen fantasy and science fiction lists, working together with my library’s teen librarian and intern. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Aftermath: Children of Virtue and Vengeance and Wayward Son

Here are two teen sequels where characters must deal with the consequences of the magical cataclysm of the first books, Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi and Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. Continue reading

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Future Worlds: 13 Riveting Speculative Fiction Books for Teens

Whether the future is scientific or magical, on our planet or in space, there are so many options for good storytelling! Continue reading

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