Best Teen & Young Adult Literary Fiction Books

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1. We Are Not from Here

Author: by Jenny Torres Sanchez
368 pages

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A poignant novel of desperation, escape, and survival across the U.S. Mexico border, inspired by current events. A Pura Belpr 2021 Young Adult Author Honor Book! A BookPage Best Book of 2020! A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best of 2020!

A School Library Journal Best Book of 2020! A New York Public Library 2020 Top 10 Best Book for Teens! Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequea has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they’ve grown up in and the dangers that surround them.

Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life-if they are lucky enough to survive the journey.

With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequea know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go.

2. Displacement

Author: by Kiku Hughes
First Second
288 pages

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A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother’s experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes. Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.

These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself “stuck” back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.

Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.

3. Kirby: Art & Style Collection

Author: by VIZ Media
272 pages

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Celebrate more than 25 years of Kirby, the popular pink hero of the best-selling series of video games from Nintendo. A stylish new collection of art and designs from the best-selling Kirby video games. Featuring twenty-five years worth of sketches, artwork, Japanese video game box art, and more.

With exclusive notes from creators and artists who have brought Kirby to life throughout the years.

4. The Dockporter: A Mackinac Island Novel (Mackinac Island Series)

Author: by Dave McVeigh
324 pages

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The Dockporter.He’s got a bike, a basket and a whole lotta baggage. It’s the summer of 1989. Jack McGuinn is a dockporter, transporting tourists’ luggage, piled high in the basket of his bike on Mackinac Island, Michigan, a tiny summer resort where cars are outlawed and pedal-power rules.

He’s got the season wired tight: a family cottage on the bluff, a dream job, and a loyal crew of hell-raising, tip-hustling buddies. When his old friend-turned bitter rival challenges him to ride a record-setting load, he takes the bet and soon realizes he’s not just carrying suitcases, he’s carrying the future of the island, which is about to be paved over for profit.

With the help of his pals on the dock and the love of a romantic, free-spirited Irish cellist named Erin, Jack digs deep to discover skills he didn’t know he had. The Dockporter is an offbeat, nostalgic coming-of age-story that appeals anyone who ever had a summer job.

If Rushmore director Wes Anderson remade Caddyshack but it emerged as a hybrid of Footloose and Meatballs (and was a book) it would be The Dockporter. Genre-smashing, hilariously fresh, yet refreshingly familiar, it’s a novel about friends, family, love, luggage, and the summers we never forget.

5. Mientras Te Olvido (Black&White): Aprendiendo a Vivir Sin Ti (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Nacarid Portal Arráez
192 pages

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“Mientras te olvido” (esta versin es en blanco y negro) en otra publicacin tenemos la de lujo, completamente a color. Este libro est lleno de procesos internos que cuenta la historia de una chica, que cuando cumpla ocho aos con su pareja, se encontr con su abandono -sin despedida y sin ninguna explicacin-.

Una cama vaca y un aniversario incompleto porque l no volvi. A travs de este libro, con un diseo de primera y muchas emociones… Te encontrars con un manual de superacin personal lleno de retos, risas, y nuevos comienzos que se harn parte de tu da a da a travs de actividades que incluyen al lector en una historia nica que lo convierte en protagonista.

Si ests buscando superar una despedida o no sabes cmo comenzar de nuevo, ste es el libro ideal para ti. Aprendiendo a vivir sin ti: En mi proceso de olvido se abrieron puertas en mi interior y surgi este libro, en el que da tras da me enfrento con la otra parte de m que tiene tu sombra pegada en los talones.

Estuve pisoteando mi independencia por inseguridades que me ataron a una imagen falsa de ti. Quiero que leas cada lnea para que cuando intentes buscarme, recuerdes que no contestar. Disclpame, se me olvid agradecerte porque gracias a nuestra infructuosa historia, ayudaremos a los que no saben cmo irse y se aferran a la persona equivocada llamndola “amor”.

6. Solo (Blink)

Author: by Kwame Alexander
464 pages

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Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess is a New York Times bestseller! Kirkus Reviews said Solo is, A contemporary hero’s journey, brilliantly told. Through the story of a young Black man searching for answers about his life, Solo empowers, engages, and encourages teenagers to move from heartache to healing, burden to blessings, depression to deliverance, and trials to triumphs.

Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be part of a family known most for lost potential, failure, and tragedy, including the loss of his mother.

The one true light is his girlfriend, Chapel, but her parents have forbidden their relationship, assuming Blade will become just like his father. In reality, the only thing Blade and Rutherford have in common is the music that lives inside them.

And songwriting is all Blade has left after Rutherford, while drunk, crashes his high school graduation speech and effectively rips Chapel away forever. But when a long-held family secret comes to light, the music disappears. In its place is a letter, one that could bring Blade the freedom and love he’s been searching for, or leave him feeling even more adrift.

7. The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)

Author: by Philip Pullman
656 pages

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller! Return to the world of His Dark Materialsnow an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, and Lin-Manuel Mirandain the second volume of Philip Pullman’s new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust.

The windows between the many worlds have been sealed and the momentous adventures of Lyra Silvertongue’s youth are long behind heror so she thought. Lyra is now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia’s College and intrigue is swirling around her once more.

Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. The more Lyra is drawn into these mysteries, the less she is sure of. Even the events of her own past come into question when she learns of Malcolm Polstead’s role in bringing her to Jordan College.

Now Lyra and Malcolm will travel far beyond the confines of Oxford, across Europe and into the Levant, searching for a city haunted by daemons, and a desert said to hold the truth of Dust. The dangers they face will challenge everything they thought they knew about the world, and about themselves.

8. Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Author: by Laura Ruby
October 1, 2019

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National Book Award 2019 Finalist! From the author of Printz Medal winner Bone Gap comes the unforgettable story of two young womenone living, one deaddealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII. When Frankie’s mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporaryjust long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again.

That’s why Frankie’s not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket. Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphanstwo young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive.

And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets in broad daylight, it will be up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered Americaevery minute of every day spent wondering if the life she’s able to carve out will be enough.

9. Swing (Blink)

Author: by Kwame Alexander
448 pages

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In this YA novel in verse from bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo), which Kirkus called lively, moving, and heartfelt in a starred review, Noah and Walt just want to leave their geek days behind and find cool, but in the process discover a lot about first loves, friendship, and embracing life as well as why Black Lives Matter is so important for all.

Best friends Noah and Walt are far from popular, but Walt is convinced junior year is their year, and he has a plan that includes wooing the girls of their dreams and becoming amazing athletes. Never mind he and Noah failed to make their baseball team yet again, and Noah’s crush since third grade, Sam, has him firmly in the friend zone.

While Walt focuses on his program of jazz, podcasts, batting cages, and a Hug Life mentality, Noah feels stuck in status quo until he stumbles on a stash of old love letters. Each one contains words Noah’s always wanted to say to Sam, and he begins secretly creating artwork using the lines that speak his heart.

10. America Street: A Multicultural Anthology of Stories

Author: by Anne Mazer
224 pages

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Published in 1993, America Street was the very first collection of stories about young people growing up in our diverse society. It has informed and inspired hundreds of thousands of readers. Now this influential and much-loved anthology is expanded and updated for a new generation.

Twenty stories, twelve new and eight returning favorites, focus on life issues, from the personal to the political. Authors included are: Duane Big Eagle, Marina Budhos, Norma Elia Cant, Sandra Cisneros, Lan Samantha Chang, Tope Folarin, Rivka Galchen, Joseph Geha, Veera Hiranandani, Langston Hughes, Gish Jen, Edward P.

Jones, Francisco Jimnez, Mary K. Mazotti, Toshio Mori, Naomi Shihab Nye, Susan Power, Gary Soto, Justin Torres, and Michele Wallace.

11. She's Too Pretty to Burn

Author: by Wendy Heard
336 pages

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An anxiety-ridden ride as two girls’ lives crash together through secrets, love and danger… Captivating and stunningly visual. Aiden Thomas, New York Times-bestselling author of Cemetery Boys An electric romance set against a rebel art scene sparks lethal danger for two girls in She’s Too Pretty to Burn, an expertly plotted YA thriller by Wendy Heard.

The summer is winding down in San Diego. Veronica is bored, caustically charismatic, and uninspired in her photography. Nico is insatiable, subversive, and obsessed with chaotic performance art. They’re artists first, best friends second. But that was before Mick. Delicate, lonely, magnetic Mick: the perfect subject, and Veronica’s dream girl.

The days are long and hotfull of adventureand soon they are falling in love. Falling so hard, they never imagine what comes next.One fire.Two murders. Three drowning bodies.One suspect …One stalker. This is a summer they won’t survive.

Inspired by The Picture of Dorian Gray, this sexy psychological thriller explores the intersections of love, art, danger, and power. Christy Ottaviano Books

12. Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience

Author: by Patrice Vecchione
208 pages

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This collection of sixty-four poems by poets who come from all over the world shares the experience of first- and second-generation young adult immigrants and refugees. Whether it’s cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, racism, stereotyping, or questions of identity, the Dreamers, immigrants, and refugee poets included here encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope.

Many of the struggles described are faced by young people everywhere: isolation, self-doubt, confusion, and emotional dislocation. But also joy, discovery, safety, and family. This is a hopeful, beautiful, and meaningful book for any reader.

13. Memorias del √°guila y del jaguar / Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar: La ciudad de la bestias, el reino del dragon de oro, y el bosque de los … … The Forest of the Pygmies (Spanish Edition)

Author: by Isabel Allende
Vintage Espanol
848 pages

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Memorias del guila y del jaguar / Memories of the Eagle and the Jaguar

14. How I Live Now

Author: by Meg Rosoff
Wendy Lamb Books

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Every war has turning points and every person too. Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives.

The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy. As power fails, and systems fail, the farm becomes more isolated. Despite the war, it’s a kind of Eden, with no adults in charge and no rules, a place where Daisy’s uncanny bond with her cousins grows into something rare and extraordinary.

But the war is everywhere, and Daisy and her cousins must lead each other into a world that is unknown in the scariest, most elemental way. A riveting and astonishing story.

15. Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry

Author: by Julian Peters
Plough Publishing House
168 pages

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A fresh twist on 24 classic poems, these visual interpretations by comic artist Julian Peters will change the way you see the world. This stunning anthology of favorite poems visually interpreted by comic artist Julian Peters breathes new life into some of the greatest English-language poets of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

These are poems that can change the way we see the world, and encountering them in graphic form promises to change the way we read the poems. In an age of increasingly visual communication, this format helps unlock the world of poetry and literature for a new generation of reluctant readers and visual learners.

Grouping unexpected pairings of poems around themes such as family, identity, creativity, time, mortality, and nature, Poems to See By will also help young readers see themselves differently. A valuable teaching aid appropriate for middle school, high school, and college use, the collection includes favorites from the Western canon already taught in countless English classes.

16. The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Author: by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Clarion Books
464 pages

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A mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss from the acclaimed author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. (New York Times Book Review) Sal used to know his place with his adoptive gay father, their loving Mexican American family, and his best friend, Samantha.

But it’s senior year, and suddenly Sal is throwing punches, questioning everything, and realizing he no longer knows himself. If Sal’s not who he thought he was, who is he? This humor-infused, warmly humane look at universal questions of belonging is a triumph.