Staff Book Lists by Find it list ya:

Lists of recommended books for various occasions and audiences: — Adult, Young Adult, or Childrens.

You can also request a personalized list of Childrens or Young Adult and Adult selections prepared by JMRL staff.

  1. tiger eyes by Blume, Judy.
    Grief - For Teens
    Grief bibliography from Hospice of the Piedmont

  2. 10 truths and a dare by Elston, Ashley.
    Teens' Top Ten Winners 2022
    The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list presented by the Young Adult Library Services Association, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 - October 15 on the Teens' Top Ten site,

  3. other words for home by Warga, Jasmine.
  4. unbroken an olympian s journey from airman to castaway to captive by Hillenbrand, Laura.
    Oceans of Possibilities
    Read something oceanic and check off a Summer Challenge 2022 activity

  5. love letters to the dead a novel by Dellaira, Ava.
    YA books to make you cry
    Have a box of tissues ready! TW: Many of the books on this list deal with tough topics including abuse, death, mental illness, and more.

  6. counting by 7s by Sloan, Holly Goldberg, 1958-
    Disability Visibility: MG & YA books
    Middle grade and young adult novels (and one nonfiction title) featuring characters with visible and invisible disabilities and chronic conditions

  7. almost flying by Arlow, Jake Maia.
    Girl Crush! MG & YA novels
    Middle grade and young adult novels with f/f romance and identity discovery

  8. life inside my mind 31 authors share their personal struggles by
  9. story of more how we got to climate change and where to go from here adapted for young adults by Jahren, Hope.
    Climate Change
    Books for young adults focused on climate change

  10. they called us enemy by Takei, George, 1937-
  11. happily ever afters by Bryant, Elise.
    Celebrate Black Authors
    Celebrating Black authors during Black History Month 2022

  12. they went left by Hesse, Monica.
  13. hold me closer necromancer by McBride, Lish.
    Romance Free Books for Teens
    Books for teens with little to no romance

  14. copper sun by Draper, Sharon M.
    #1000BlackGirlBooks - Teens

  15. assignment by Wiemer, Liza.
    Jewish American Heritage Month for teens
    Young Adult novels featuring Jewish American characters.

  16. almost american girl an illustrated memoir by Ha, Robin.
    Many Cultures, Many Gifts, One Home: Diversity in Books for Teens
    A list of books for teens representing diverse cultural heritage and backgrounds. Compiled for the 2021 Festival of Cultures.

  17. everything sad is untrue a true story by Nayeri, Daniel.
  18. scarlett epstein hates it here by Breslaw, Anna.
    Fandom and Geek Culture
    Titles featuring fanfic, hacking, video games, fan art, comics, TV fandom and more.

  19. turtles all the way down by Green, John, 1977-
    Mental Health in Young Adult Literature
    Books with characters who experience anxiety, depression, self-harm, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and more.

  20. solo by Alexander, Kwame.
    African American Authors
    A sample of YA books by African American authors

  21. Read Local: Virginia Authors For Teens
    This list is a compilation of authors who live in the state of Virginia and write for teens.

  22. aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by Sáenz, Benjamin Alire.
  23. hungry hearts 13 tales of food love by
    Cozy Reads for Teens
    A mug of cocoa for your heart!

  24. american panda by Chao, Gloria, 1986-
    Asian/Pacific American Heritage in Young Adult Literature
    Books featuring Asian/Pacific American characters or themes.

  25. give me some truth a novel with paintings by Gansworth, Eric L.
  26. angus thongs and full frontal snogging confessions of georgia nicolson by Rennison, Louise.
    Humorous Teen Fiction
    It feels great to sink into a good book—and even better when that book can elicit some laughs. These books feature different kinds of humor including dark humor, hyperbole/exaggeration, sarcasm, satire, surprise, irony and pun.

  27. one of us is lying by McManus, Karen M.
  28. star wars ahsoka by Johnston, E. K.
    Star Wars Picks for Teens
    Lovers of all things Star Wars Reads in the teen section of the library. We combined a selection of graphic novels and fiction for your enjoyment.

  29. justin by Alonge, L. J.
    Quick Reads for Teens
    Sometimes you just need a quick read - a short book that you can pick up and polish off fast.

  30. american road trip by Flores-Scott, Patrick.
  31. invictus by Graudin, Ryan.
  32. ember in the ashes a novel by Tahir, Sabaa.
  33. unwanteds by McMann, Lisa.
  34. cinder by Meyer, Marissa.
  35. alanna the first adventure by Pierce, Tamora.
    Ready for YA? Staff Picks for Younger Readers
    Books for those transitioning from the Children's to the Young Adult collection.

  36. giver by Lowry, Lois.
  37. radius of us by Marquardt, Marie F., 1972-
    The Story of US Immigration in Young Adult Fiction and Non-fiction
    Check out these titles about the stories of immigration and immigrants to the U.S.

  38. let s talk about love by Kann, Claire.
  39. superman smashes the klan the graphic novel by Yang, Gene Luen.
    Teen Services Staff Picks
    Favorites by JMRL Teen Services Staff

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