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Best Teen Books of 2019


Author
Yousafzai, Malala
Call Number
YA 305.2309 YOU
Summary
Presents an urgent reminder about the plight of the world's refugees that draws on the author’s own experiences and the stories of some of the remarkable refugee girls she has met through the course of her advocacy.
Author
Carter, Ally
Call Number
YA 808.02 CAR
Summary
The definitive guide to writing a novel for the NaNoWriMo generation, including helpful tips from other YA stars.
Title
Shout
Author
Anderson, Laurie Halse
Call Number
YA 811.54 AND
Summary
A poetic memoir and urgent call-to-action blends free-verse reflections with deeply personal stories from her life to rally today's young people to stand up and fight the abuses, censorship and hatred of today's world.
Author
Mendoza, Jean
Call Number
YA 970.0049 MEN
Summary
Told from the point of view of Native Americans, challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how the policies against the indigenous peoples was genocidal and imperialist.
Author
Noah, Trevor
Call Number
YA BIO NOAH
Summary
Traces Noah’s experiences growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid, describing how he used his wits and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government.
Author
Ogle, Rex
Call Number
YA BIO OGLE
Summary
Johnston shows how the lobbyists and lawyers representing the most powerful 0.1 percent of Americans manipulated our government at the expense of the other 99.9 percent.
Author
Kendall, Mikki
Call Number
YA COMICS 305.4209 KEN
Summary
A fun and fascinating primer covering the key figures and events that have advanced women's rights from antiquity to the modern era.
Author
Call Number
YA COMICS 971.0049 THI
Summary
An anthology of stories from Canada’s 150 years told from an Indigenous perspective.
Author
Dungo, A.J.
Call Number
YA COMICS BIO DUNGO
Summary
Surfer and illustrator A. J. Dungo remembers his late partner, her battle with cancer, and their shared love of surfing that brought them strength throughout their time together.
Author
Palacio, R.J.
Call Number
YA COMICS PALACIO
Summary
Tells the story of Julian's Grandmère's childhood as she, a Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II and how the boy she once shunned became her savior and best friend.
Author
Acevedo, Elizabeth
Call Number
YA F ACEVEDO
Summary
Navigating the challenges of finishing high school while caring for a daughter, talented cook Emoni Santiago struggles with a lack of time and money that complicate her dream of working in a professional kitchen.
Author
Ali, S.K.
Call Number
YA F ALI
Summary
Eighteen-year-old Muslims Adam and Zayneb meet in Doha, Qatar, during spring break and fall in love as both struggle to find a way to live their own truths.
Author
Berry, Julie
Call Number
YA F BERRY
Summary
A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands.
Author
Kaufman, Amie
Call Number
YA F KAUFMAN
Summary
Relegated by a misguided act of heroism to a squad comprised of his school's misfits, a graduating cadet in a 24th-century space academy rescues a centuries-hibernating girl from interdimensional space only to be swept up in an interstellar war millions of years in the making.
Author
Lai, Thanhha
Call Number
YA F LAI
Summary
A Vietnam War refugee in Texas partners with a city boy with rodeo dreams to track down the younger brother she was separated from six years before when he was evacuated by American troops during the waning days of the Vietnam War.
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