TEEN BOOKS

Look for more books and reviews coming soon!

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The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas is about how a girl wonders about racism and police brutality after witnessing her friend’s murder by the police.

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Dear Martin By Nic Stone is about how a good kid who was an Ivy-League bound African-American was suddenly put into handcuffs.

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Stamped by Ibram X. Kendi is about the history of racist ideas and hopes of an anti-racist future.

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Freakboy By Kristin Clark is about a star wrestler who wonders why his body feels weird and why his gender does not feel right. 

 

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George By Alex Gino is about a transgender girl who has difficulty showing who she is to the world, as well as worries about what people are going to think of her.

 

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All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely shows the perspective of two high school students One who gets beaten by a police officer who wrongly suspects him as shoplifting because he is black and the other high school student sees the harm done.

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Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds tells the story of an African American teenager whose brother died and is trying to seek revenge.

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Being Jazz by Jazz Jennings talks about Jazz's experiences as a transgender teen.

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Child of the Dream by Sharon Robinson is a coming of age memoir. Jackie turns 13 and is in a important year of Civil Rights.

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Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt is about Nicole's journey of being transgender and her struggles.

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Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America by Sharmila Sen is a memoir about how newcomers in America have to find a space for themselves and takes a look at race in America.