What to Read – Teens

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Battle of the Books – Middle School – Middle School list for North Carolina 2020-2021. Many titles available on the NC Digital Library

Battle of the Books – High School  – High School list for North Carolina 2020-2021. Many titles available on the NC Digital Library

The Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Printz AwardsThe Michael L. Printz Award is an annual award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature

2021 Youth Media Awards – Announcement by The American Library Association (ALA) of the 2020 Youth Media Award winners and honorees. Awards are given to the top books, audiobooks, and more for children and young adults.

Teens Top Ten – Teens across the country vote for their favorite books each year. The announcement is made in the fall by the the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Click on the link for current and previous winners.

YA High Low Books – High interest, low level books for middle- and high-schoolers reading below grade level. You can also type in the search terms “high interest low level” into the library’s catalog to see more results.

Great Sites to Help You Find Good Reads

Boys Read – Books that appeal to boys. Transforming boys into lifelong readers is this organization’s mission

No Flying, No Tights – A website reviewing graphic novels for teens

NoveList Plus – What do I read next…

Reading Rants – Out of the ordinary teen booklists

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