Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Teen Winter Reads: #ownvoices

Acevedo, Elizabeth, author.

"Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her b...

Ahmadi, Arvin, author.

Fleeing to Rome in the wake of coming out to his Muslim-American family, a failed relationship, and...

Callender, Kacen, author.

Felix Love has never been in love, painful irony that it is. He desperately wants to know why it se...

Chapman, Elsie, author.

Aza Wu knows that casting magic can kill--it killed her sister--but she needs money desperately to ...

Craft, Jerry, author, illustrator.

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of...

Dimaline, Cherie, 1975- author.

"In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the d...

Federle, Tim.

An eighth-grader who dreams of performing in a Broadway musical concocts a plan to run away to New ...

Gansworth, Eric. 1965-

Seventh-grader Lewis "Shoe" Blake from the Tuscarora Reservation has a new friend, George...

Ifueko, Jordan, author.

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

Johnson, Leah (Young adult author), author.

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

Khorram, Adib, author.

"Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues t...

Klune, TJ, author.

Nick would rather write fanfiction about the feats of heroism and romantic entanglements he imagine...

Little Badger, Darcie, 1987- author.

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

Mafi, Tahereh, author.

It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especiall...

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia, author.

When resentment surges during the Great Depression in a Texas border town, Estrella, fifteen, organ...

McKinney, L. L. (Leatrice L.), author.

"This isn't the Wonderland you remember. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly co...

Mendoza, Paola, author.

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

Menon, Sandhya, author.

Told in two voices, Ashish's friends Pinky and Samir pretend to date during a summer at Cape C...

Older, Daniel José, author.

When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front...

Hammonds Reed, Christina, author.

With the Rodney King riots closing in on high school senior Ashley and her family, the privileged b...

Reynolds, Jason, author.

"Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school ...

Smith, Cynthia Leitich, author.

When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks ...

Stork, Francisco X., author.

Four months ago Sara Zapata's best friend, Linda, disappeared from the streets of Juarez, and ...

Morrow, Bethany C., editor.

A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance. You might be the kind...

Thomas, Aiden, author.

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

Nijkamp, Marieke, editor.

An anthology of stories in various genres, each featuring disabled characters and written by disabl...

Yang, Gene Luen.

Story 1: "All Jin Wing wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he sud...

Yoon, David, author.

High school senior Frank Li is caught between his parents' traditional expectations and his ow...