Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Novels in Verse

Elhillo, Safia, author.

"Nima doesn't feel understood. By her mother, who grew up far away in a different land. B... More

Wilson, Kip, author.

Tells the story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenges the Nazi regime dur... More

Woodson, Jacqueline, author.

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

Alexander, Kwame.

Fourteen-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan wrestle with highs and lows on and off the ... More

Elliott, David, 1947- author.

"When Robyn and his brothers are turned into ravens through the work of a curse, their younger... More

Engle, Margarita, author.

A novel in verse about the life and work of Rubén Darío, a Nicaraguan poet who started life as an... More

Duran, Rye, author.

Project Apogee had one mission: to create biologically engineered perfect teenagers. The teenagers ... More

Zoboi, Ibi Aanu, author.

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

Vickers, Elaine, author.

When a high school basketball star goes missing overnight after thousands watched him secure the ti... More

Atta, Dean, author.

"Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London. All his life, he's navigated what... More

Crossan, Sarah.

Tippi and Grace. Grace and Tippi. For them, it's normal to step into the same skirt. To hook t... More

Del Rosario, Juleah, author.

After her mother died a few years ago, Rowena and her sister, Ariana, drifted into their own corner... More

Hemphill, Stephanie, author.

"A lyrical, dark, and moving look at the life of Joan of Arc, who as a teen girl in the fiftee... More

Reynolds, Jason, author.

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew... More

Venkatraman, Padma, author.

In India, a girl who excels at Bharatanatyam dance refuses to give up after losing a leg in an acci... More

Holt, K. A., author.

Young Timothy is sentenced to house arrest after impulsively stealing a wallet, and he is forced to... More

StVil, Lola, author.

Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but wh... More

Acevedo, Elizabeth, author.

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

Warga, Jasmine, author.

Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian hometown... More

Fipps, Lisa, author.

Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence... More

Alexander, Kwame, author.

"When America is not so beautiful, or right, or just, it can be hard to know what to do. Best ... More

Charles, Tami, author.

"For seventeen-year-old Denver, music is everything. Writing, performing, and her ultimate goa... More