Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Best YA Books of 2020

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exo...

Acevedo, Elizabeth, author.

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this ti...

Tokuda-Hall, Maggie, author.

Aboard the pirate ship Dove, Flora the girl takes on the identity of Florian the man to earn the re...

Reynolds, Jason, author.

"A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today, ...

Chee, Traci, author.

For fourteen-year-old budding artist Minoru Ito, her two brothers, her friends, and the other membe...

Barnes, Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn), author.

When a Connecticut teenager inherits vast wealth and an eccentric estate from the richest man in Te...

Ifueko, Jordan, author.

Raised in isolation, Tarisai yearns for the closeness she could have as one of the Crown Prince...

Curato, Mike, author.

"It's the summer between middle school and high school, and Aiden Navarro is away at camp...

Thomas, Aiden, author.

Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to hel...

Yang, Gene Luen, author, artist.

"Gene understands stories - comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And...

Gong, Chloe, author.

In 1926 Shanghai, eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, heir of the Scarlet Gang, and her first love-turn...

Johnson, Kim, 1979- author.

While writing letters to Innocence X, a justice-seeking project, asking them to help her father, an...

Yoon, David, author.

When self-proclaimed nerd Sunny Dae meets Cirrus Soh, she mistakes Sunny's older brother Gray&...

Caldwell, Patrice, editor.

Black girls, including gender non-conforming individuals, star in this collection of sixteen storie...

Little Badger, Darcie, 1987- author.

"Imagine an America very similar to our own. It's got homework, best friends, and pistach...

Johnson, Leah (Young adult author), author.

Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed...

Deonn, Tracy, author.

After her mother dies in an accident, Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or...

Gansworth, Eric, 1965- author, illustrator.

"The term "Apple" is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for ...

Nayeri, Daniel, author.

"At the front of a middle school classroom in Oklahoma, a boy named Khosrou (whom everyone cal...

Giles, Lamar. 1979- author.

High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get clos...

Jaigirdar, Adiba, author.

Nishat doesn't want to lose her family, but she also doesn't want to hide who she is, and...

Ha, Robin, author, illustrator.

"A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts ca...

Caletti, Deb, author.

Sydney Reilly's mother is the Lila Shore, a film star who prizes her beauty and male attention...

Stone, Nic, author.

Incarcerated teen Quan Banks writes letters to Justyce McCallister, with whom he bonded years befor...

Méndez, Yamile Saied, author.

Seventeen-year-old Camila Hassan, a rising soccer star in Rosario, Argentina, dreams of playing pro...

Mendoza, Paola, author.

In 2032 America, all citizens are chipped and everyone is tracked. It is almost impossible to survi...

Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional foo...

Wein, Elizabeth, author.

A German soldier risks his life to drop off the sought-after Enigma Machine to British Intelligence...