Banned Books

The 100 most frequently banned books of 2022-2023 according to Pen America. 
https://pen.org/campaign/banned-books-week-2023/

 

Twisted By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780142411841
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Published: Penguin Books - May 15th, 2008

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson


Traffick By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442482883
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 24th, 2017

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this “sincere and moving” (Booklist) companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank.

In her bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling these enormous questions: Eden,


Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9781639731053
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 14th, 2023

A glorious empire. A desperate quest. An ancient secret.

The search for allies extends to a new land in the sixth book of the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.


Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe By Preston Norton Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781484790625
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018

A “funny and sweetly oddball” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) novel about an odd-couple friendship formed by a mission to make their high school to suck less, for readers “seeking doors to the universe" (Booklist, starred review) and a razor sharp, moving, and outrageously funny read. Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally.


It Ends with Us: A Novel By Colleen Hoover Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781501110368
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Published: Atria Books - August 2nd, 2016

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and All Your Perfects, a “brave and heartbreaking novel that digs its claws into you and doesn’t let go, long after you’ve finished it” (Anna Todd, New York Times bestselling author) about a workaholic with a too-good-to-be-true romance can’t stop thinking about


Home After Dark: A Novel By David Small Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631496271
Published: Liveright - September 3rd, 2019

“Among the most masterful storytellers alive today” (Gene Luen Yang), “few creators mine the pathos of a dark midcentury childhood like Small” (Washington Post).


Watchmen By Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781401245252
Published: DC Comics - May 13th, 2014

A new TV series based on Watchmen will debut on HBO in 2019 by the creator of Lost, Damon Lindelof


Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) By Tahereh Mafi Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062085542
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Published: HarperCollins - December 31st, 2013

The thrilling second installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.

It should have taken Juliette a single touch to kill Warner. But his mysterious immunity to her deadly power has left her shaken, wondering why her ultimate defense mechanism failed against the person she most needs protection from.


The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


l8r, g8r - 10th Anniversary update and reissue (Internet Girls, The) By Lauren Myracle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419711435
Published: Amulet Books - February 18th, 2014

It’s time for a new generation of readers to discover the phenomenally bestselling and beloved series, told entirely in messages and texts. With a fresh look and updated cultural references, the notorious list-topping series is ready for the iPhone generation.


Killing Mr. Griffin By Lois Duncan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316425360
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2020

From beloved author Lois Duncan comes a frightening novel about a group of students who set out to teach their malicious teacher a lesson -- only to learn that one of them could be a killer.


It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Health (The Family Library) By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robie H. Harris, Michael Emberley (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781536207200
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Published: Candlewick - May 18th, 2021

Fully and fearlessly updated, this vital new edition of the acclaimed book on sex, sexuality, bodies, and puberty deserves a spot in every family’s library.


Gabi, a Girl in Pieces By Isabel Quintero-Flores Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781935955955
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 14th, 2014

In this groundbreaking William C. Morris Award winner for a YA debut, Gabi's life is a mess--her family, her friends, her attempts at a love life--but writing helps, especially since it turns out she's pretty good at poetry.


Boy Toy By Barry Lyga Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547076348
Published: Clarion Books - January 5th, 2009

Josh Mendel has a secret. Unfortunately, everyone knows what it is.
   Five years ago, Josh’s life changed. Drastically. And everyone in his school, his town—seems like the world—thinks they understand. But they don’t—they can’t. And now, about to graduate from high school, Josh is still trying to sort through the pieces.


Beautiful By Amy Reed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416978312
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 5th, 2010

"Beautiful is stark, disquieting, and, quite simply, riveting." --Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of Crank

When Cassie moves from the tiny town where she has always lived to a suburb of Seattle, she is determined to leave her boring, good-girl existence behind.


All the Things We Do in the Dark By Saundra Mitchell Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062852601
Published: HarperTeen - February 16th, 2021

Sadie meets Girl in Pieces in this dark, emotional thriller by acclaimed author Saundra Mitchell.

Something happened to Ava. The curving scar on her face is proof. Ava would rather keep that something hidden—buried deep in her heart and her soul.


The You I've Never Known By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481442916
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 30th, 2018

How do you live your life if your past is based on a lie? Find out in this “satisfied and moving story” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) in both verse and prose from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

For as long as she can remember, it’s been just Ariel and Dad. Ariel’s mom disappeared when she was a baby.


The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316168816
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 20th, 2004

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973."


The Infinite Moment of Us By Lauren Myracle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419713583
Published: Amulet Paperbacks - August 12th, 2014

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now . . . not so much.


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students’ lives, new journal entries, and an introduction by Erin Gruwell
 
Now a public television documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart


Speak By Laurie Halse Anderson Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780312674397
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Published: Square Fish - May 10th, 2011

The groundbreaking National Book Award Finalist and Michael L. Printz Honor Book with more than 3.5 million copies sold, Speak is a bestselling modern classic about consent, healing, and finding your voice.


Smoke By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781416983293
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 3rd, 2015

Pattyn’s father is dead. Now she’s on the run in this riveting companion to New York Times bestseller Burned, which Kirkus Reviews calls “a strong, painful, and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths of despair.”

Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run.


People Kill People By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481442947
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 8th, 2019

“Fall’s most provocative YA read.” —Entertainment Weekly

A New York Times bestseller.

Someone will shoot. And someone will die.

A compelling and complex novel about gun violence and white supremacy from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

People kill people.


Lawn Boy By Gary Paulsen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553494655
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Published: Yearling - March 24th, 2009

One day I was 12 years old and broke. Then Grandma gave me Grandpa's old riding lawnmower. I set out to mow some lawns. More people wanted me to mow their lawns. And more and more. . . . One client was Arnold the stockbroker, who offered to teach me about "the beauty of capitalism. Supply and Demand. Diversify labor. Distribute the wealth." "Wealth?" I said.


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic By Alison Bechdel Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - June 5th, 2007

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED, NATIONAL BESTSELLER 
Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year • National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • 
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award •  Double finalist for the Lambda


Collateral: A Novel By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781451626384
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Published: Atria Books - July 23rd, 2013

From the New York Times bestselling author of the novel Triangles—a gorgeous, “raw and riveting tale of love and forgiveness” (Publishers Weekly) about a woman torn between her love for a dedicated Marine and her resentment of the war that is tearing their lives apart.

The last thing Ashley ever expected was to end up a military wife.


Blankets: 20th Anniversary Edition By Craig Thompson Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781770466883
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - August 29th, 2023

"Quaint, meditative and sometimes dreamy, blankets will take you straight back to your first kiss." --The Guardian


Beyond Magenta: Transgender and Nonbinary Teens Speak Out By Susan Kuklin Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763673680
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Published: Candlewick - March 10th, 2015

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book

A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens.


Allegedly By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062422651
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 10th, 2018

4 starred reviews!

Orange Is the New Black meets Walter Dean Myer’s Monster in this gritty, twisty, and haunting debut by Tiffany D. Jackson about a girl convicted of murder seeking the truth while surviving life in a group home.

Mary B. Addison killed a baby.


The Black Flamingo By Dean Atta Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062990303
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

Stonewall Book Award Winner * A Time Magazine Best YA Book Of All Time

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.


The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel By Garth Stein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2018

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

“Splendid.” —People


Shine By Lauren Myracle Cover Image
$9.95
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ISBN: 9781419701849
Published: Harry N. Abrams - February 1st, 2012

Rumble By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442482852
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 2nd, 2016

Does it get better?


I'll Give You the Sun By Jandy Nelson Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780142425763
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Published: Dial Books - October 27th, 2015

A New York Times bestseller • One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best YA Books of All Time Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award • A Stonewall Honor Book

The radiant, award-winning story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, Becky Albertalli, and Adam Silvera


Drama: A Graphic Novel By Raina Telgemeier, Raina Telgemeier (Illustrator) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338801897
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Published: Graphix - December 7th, 2021

From Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, and Guts!

Callie loves theater. And while she would totally try out for her middle school's production of Moon over Mississippi, she can't really sing.


The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives By Dashka Slater Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374303235
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - October 17th, 2017

The riveting New York Times bestseller and Stonewall Book Award winner that will make you rethink all you know about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment.


Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) By Kurt Vonnegut Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780385333849
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999

Kurt Vonnegut’s masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five is “a desperate, painfully honest attempt to confront the monstrous crimes of the twentieth century” (Time).
 
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time
 


Living Dead Girl By Elizabeth Scott Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416960607
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2009

Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared.

Once upon a time, my name was not Alice.

Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was.


When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over.


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Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9781639731077
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 14th, 2023

Together they will rise. Or together they will fall.

The epic finale to the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.


I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter By Erika L. Sánchez Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524700515
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Published: Ember - March 5th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A “stunning” (America Ferrera) YA novel about a teenager coming to terms with losing her sister and finding herself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.

“Alive and crackling—a gritty tale wrapped in a page-turner. ”—The New York Times


Go Ask Alice: 50th Anniversary Edition (Anonymous Diaries) By Anonymous Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534483675
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2020

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teen girl’s harrowing descent into drug addiction—as heart-wrenching, shocking, and timely as ever, this cautionary tale now has a brand-new cover.

January 24th
After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs…


It started when she was se


Glass (The Crank Trilogy) By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442471825
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 6th, 2013

Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal. Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster. And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go.

Kristina thinks she can control the urge, the addiction, the monster trying to drag her down. Now with a baby to care for, she's determined to be the one deciding when and how much, the one calling the shots.


Fade (Wake) By Lisa McMann Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416974482
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2010

The sequel to Wake, the bestselling YA series about a girl who gets sucked into other people's dreams.


Burned By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442494619
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 10th, 2013

Pattyn Von Stratten is searching for the love she isn’t getting from God or her family in this novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

It all started with a dream. Just a typical fantasy, but for a girl raised in a religious—and abusive—family, a simple dream could be the first step toward eternal damnation.


Almost Perfect By Brian Katcher Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385736657
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Published: Delacorte Press - November 9th, 2010

This winner of the first Stonewall Award for Children’s & Young Adult Literature will make you marvel at the beauty of human connection and the irrepressible nature of love.
 
Everyone has that one line they swear they’ll never cross, the one thing they say they’ll never do. We draw the line. Maybe we even believe it.
 


Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *

* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?


More Happy Than Not (Deluxe Edition) By Adam Silvera, Angie Thomas (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Adam Silvera, Angie Thomas (Introduction by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781641291941
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Published: Soho Teen - September 8th, 2020

A special Deluxe Edition of Adam Silvera’s groundbreaking debut featuring an introduction by Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give; a new final chapter, "More Happy Ending"; and an afterword about where it all began.
 


Melissa (previously published as GEORGE) By Alex Gino Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338843415
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 19th, 2022

BE WHO YOU ARE.

When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she's not a boy. She knows she's a girl.

Melissa thinks she'll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte's Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte.


Let's Talk About It: The Teen's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human (A Graphic Novel) By Erika Moen, Matthew Nolan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984893147
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Published: Random House Graphic - March 9th, 2021

Is what I'm feeling normal? Is what my body is doing normal? Am I normal? How do I know what are the right choices to make? How do I know how to behave? How do I fix it when I make a mistake?

Let's talk about it.


Growing up is complicated.


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Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


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Eleanor & Park: Exclusive Special Edition By Rainbow Rowell Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250012579
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - February 26th, 2013

#1 New York Times Best Seller!

"Eleanor & Park reminded me not just what it's like to be young and in love with a girl, but also what it's like to be young and in love with a book."-John Green, The New York Times Book Review

Bono met his wife in high school, Park says.
So did Jerry Lee Lewis, Eleanor answers.


Breathless By Jennifer Niven Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524701994
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Published: Ember - May 3rd, 2022

Spend your summer with an unforgettable novel about falling in love for the first time from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places.


This One Summer By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki Cover Image
By Jillian Tamaki (Illustrator), Mariko Tamaki
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596437746
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Published: First Second - May 6th, 2014

A New York Times bestseller
A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
An Eisner Award Winner


The Truth About Alice: A Novel By Jennifer Mathieu Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250063021
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Published: Square Fish - June 2nd, 2015

By the author of Moxie, a powerful feminist novel that deals with slut-shaming, told through the perspectives of four small-town teens, about how everyone has a motive to bring—and keep—a teen girl down.

Winner of the Children's Choice Book Awards' Teen Choice Debut Author Award


The Nowhere Girls By Amy Reed Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481481748
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2019

“A call-to-action to everyone out there who wants to fight back.” —Bustle
“Scandal, justice, romance, sex positivity, subversive anti-sexism—just try to put it down.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Cuts straight to the core of rape culture—masterfully fierce, stirring, and deeply empowering.” —Ambe


The Haters: A Novel By Jesse Andrews Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419723704
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - April 4th, 2017

A New York Times bestseller!
 
From Jesse Andrews, author of the New York Times bestselling Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and screenwriter of the Sundance award–winning motion picture of the same name, comes a groundbreaking young adult novel about music, love, friendship, and freedom as three young musicians follow a quest to escape the law long


Red Hood By Elana K. Arnold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062742360
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Published: Balzer + Bray - August 10th, 2021

A dark, engrossing, blood-drenched tale of the familiar threats to female power—and one girl’s journey to regain it. Five starred reviews greeted this powerful story from Elana K. Arnold, author of the Printz Honor winner Damsel.


Oryx and Crake (The MaddAddam Trilogy #1) By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385721677
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Published: Anchor - March 30th, 2004

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The first volume in the internationally acclaimed MaddAddam trilogy is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the futurefrom the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments


Monday's Not Coming By Tiffany D. Jackson Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062422682
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 23rd, 2019

"Jackson’s characters and their heart-wrenching story linger long after the final page, urging readers to advocate for those who are disenfranchised and forgotten by society and the system." (Publishers Weekly, "An Anti-Racist Children's and YA Reading List")


Impulse By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416903574
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - May 20th, 2008

From the bestselling author of Crank, the story of three kids whose lives collide at a mental hospital after each attempts suicide.

Sometimes you don't wake up.


Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close: A Novel By Jonathan Safran Foer Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618711659
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - April 4th, 2006

A funny, uplifting novel about a boy's journey through New York in the aftermath of September 11th from one of today's most celebrated writers.

Nine-year-old Oskar Schell embarks on an urgent, secret mission that will take him through the five boroughs of New York.


Beloved: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400033416
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Published: Vintage - June 8th, 2004

PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A spellbinding novel that transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. With a new afterword by the author. 


What Girls Are Made Of By Elana K. Arnold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823445677
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Published: Holiday House - January 28th, 2020

Sixteen-year-old Nina isn't made of sugar and spice and everything nice. She is flesh and blood and desire, but she longs to know real love. Unconditional love. The kind her mother told her doesn't exist.

National Book Award Finalist


Perfect By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416983255
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - December 3rd, 2013

What would you give up to be perfect? Four teens find out in the New York Times bestselling companion to Impulse.

Everyone has something, someone, somewhere else that they’d rather be.


Forever . . . By Judy Blume Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781665959179
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 2nd, 2024

A Time Best YA Book of All Time (2021).


Fallout (The Crank Trilogy) By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781442471801
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 6th, 2013

This gripping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Crank trilogy features a refreshed look and a trade paperback trim size.

Hunter, Autumn, and Summer—three of Kristina Snow’s five children—live in different homes, with different guardians and different last names.


A Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses #5) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635577990
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 6th, 2022

Sarah J. Maas's sexy, richly imagined series continues with the journey of Feyre's fiery sister, Nesta.


The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Angie Thomas, Amandla Stenberg (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062498540
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 3rd, 2022

8 starred reviews · Goodreads Choice Awards Best of the Best  ·  William C. Morris Award Winner · National Book Award Longlist · Printz Honor Book · Coretta Scott King Honor Book · #1 New York Times Bestseller!

"Absolutely riveting!" —Jason Reynolds


The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328879943
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Published: Ecco - April 25th, 2017

Now a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss. The Handmaid's Tale is an instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" (New York Times)


The Carnival at Bray By Jessie Ann Foley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780989515597
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Published: Elephant Rock Books - October 1st, 2014

ALA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
Chicago Weekly Best Books of 2014
A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner

Winner, 2014 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014
Finalist, William C. Morris Award



It's 1993, and Generation X pulses to the beat of Kurt Cobain and the grunge movement.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (National Book Award Winner) By Sherman Alexie Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

A New York Times bestseller—over one million copies sold!


Lucky By Alice Sebold Cover Image
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Published: Scribner - May 2nd, 2017

The timeless, fearless, #1 New York Times bestselling memoir from the author of The Lovely Bones—a powerful account of her sexual assault at the age of eighteen and the harrowing trial that followed, now with a new afterword by the author.

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor, as well as its wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was transformed when, as an e


Damsel By Elana K. Arnold Cover Image
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

*A 2019 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book*

A dark, twisted, unforgettable fairy tale from Elana K. Arnold, author of the National Book Award finalist What Girls Are Made Of


A Court of Frost and Starlight (A Court of Thorns and Roses #4) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635575620
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

A tender addition to the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas, bridging the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin and upcoming books.


The Kite Runner By Khaled Hosseini Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594631931
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel beloved by millions of readers the world over.

“A vivid and engaging story that reminds us how long his people [of Afghanistan] have been struggling to triumph over the forces of violence—forces that continue to threaten them even today." –New York Times Book Review

 


A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

The epic third novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas.


Water for Elephants: A Novel By Sara Gruen Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781565125605
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Published: Algonquin Books - May 1st, 2007

Over 10 million copies sold worldwide * Soon to be a Broadway Musical in 2024
#1 New York Times Bestseller * A Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Bestseller
A Major Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, and Christoph Waltz

"This colorful headlong tale of a Depression-era circus


Tilt By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 11th, 2014

Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships.


The Sun and Her Flowers By Rupi Kaur, Rupi Kaur (Read by) Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster Audio - November 2nd, 2021

Rupi Kaur performs the first-ever recording of the sun and her flowers, her second #1 New York Times bestselling collection of poetry and prose.


The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel): A Novel By Margaret Atwood, Renee Nault (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margaret Atwood, Renee Nault (Illustrator)
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Published: Nan A. Talese - March 26th, 2019

The stunning graphic novel adaptation • A must-read and collector’s item for fans of “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times).
 
Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale
 


Nineteen Minutes By Jodi Picoult Cover Image
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Published: Atria/Emily Bestler Books - February 5th, 2008

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and Small Great Things pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy.

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by a school shooting.


Milk and Honey By Rupi Kaur Cover Image
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - August 28th, 2018

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“Rupi Kaur is the Writer of the Decade.” – The New Republic


A hardcover gift edition of milk and honey, the #1 New York Times bestselling poetry and prose collection by rupi kaur, which has sold over 3 million copies worldwide. milk and honey is a collection


All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
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Published: Square Fish - January 16th, 2024

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson's All Boys Aren't Blue explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia.

A New York Times Bestseller!
Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, Today Show, and MSNBC feature stories


A Court of Thorns and Roses By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635575569
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

The sexy, action-packed first book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Court of Thorns and Roses series from Sarah J. Maas.


This Book Is Gay By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781728254326
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

The bestselling young adult non-fiction book on sexuality and gender!

Lesbian. Gay. Bisexual. Transgender. Queer. Intersex. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.


Push: A Novel (Vintage Contemporaries) By Sapphire Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679766759
Published: Vintage - April 29th, 1997

The acclaimed novel about an illiterate sixteen-year-old girl that inspired the Sundance Film Festival winner.

"Even though the film Precious packs quite a wallop, the gritty realism of the novel upon which the movie is based is even more intense." —NPR


Out of Darkness By Ashley Hope Pérez Cover Image
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Published: Holiday House - September 10th, 2019

A dangerous forbidden romance rocks a Texan oil town in 1937, when segregation was a matter of life and death.

A Top Ten Most Challenged Book of the Year


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Revised Edition) By Jesse Andrews Cover Image
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Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2015

The New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the hit film!
 
This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death.
 
It is a universally acknowledged truth that high school sucks. But on the first day of his senior year, Greg Gaines thinks he’s figured it out.


Flamer By Mike Curato, Mike Curato (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks - September 1st, 2020

Award-winning author and artist Mike Curato draws on his own experiences in Flamer, his debut graphic novel, telling a difficult story with humor, compassion, and love.

"This book will save lives." —Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author of National Book Award Finalist Hey, Kiddo


Identical By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - December 21st, 2010

Beneath their perfect family façade, twin sisters struggle alone with impossible circumstances and their own demons until they finally learn to fight for each other in this poignant tour de force from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins.

Sixteen-year-old Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple.


Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 14th, 2023

Only the greatest sacrifice can turn the tide of war.

War is brewing in the fifth book of the #1 bestselling Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.


Crank (The Crank Trilogy) By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - August 6th, 2013

The #1 New York Times bestselling tale of addiction—the first in the Crank trilogy—from master poet Ellen Hopkins.

Life was good
before I
met
the monster.


After,
life
was great,
At
least

for a little while.


Thirteen Reasons Why By Jay Asher Cover Image
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Published: Razorbill - June 14th, 2011

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES**

“Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune

“A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times


Sold By Patricia McCormick Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781417818105
Published: Turtleback Books - April 1st, 2008

Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small village in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower By Stephen Chbosky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982110994
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Published: MTV Books - September 24th, 2019

“A timeless story for every young person who needs to understand that they are not alone.” —Judy Blume

“Once in a while, a novel comes along that becomes a generational touchstone. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of those books.” —R. J.


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Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781549304002
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Published: Oni Press - May 28th, 2019

2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book

In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, Gender Queer is here.


Looking for Alaska By John Green Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525556541
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2023

The award-winning debut from John Green, the #1 international bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

First drink. First prank. First friend. First love.

Last words. 


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) By Sarah J. Maas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781635575583
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

The seductive and stunning #1 New York Times bestselling sequel to Sarah J. Maas's spellbinding A Court of Thorns and Roses.


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) By Toni Morrison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780307278449
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Published: Vintage - May 8th, 2007

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A PARADE BEST BOOK OF ALL TIME From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace.
 


Tricks By Ellen Hopkins Cover Image
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - January 24th, 2017

Five troubled teenagers fall into prostitution as they search for freedom, safety, community, family, and love in this #1 New York Times bestselling novel from Ellen Hopkins.

When all choice is taken from you, life becomes a game of survival.

Five teenagers from different parts of the country. Three girls. Two guys. Four straight. One gay. Some rich.