Staff Book Lists by Find it list ya:
Childrens or Young Adult and Adult selections prepared by JMRL staff.
- Grief - For Teens
Grief bibliography from Hospice of the Piedmont
- 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, ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten
- Oceans of Possibilities
Read something oceanic and check off a Summer Challenge 2022 activity
- 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.
- 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
- Girl Crush! MG & YA novels
Middle grade and young adult novels with f/f romance and identity discovery
- Climate Change
Books for young adults focused on climate change
- We Are Not Free Readalikes for Teens
Same Page 2022
- Celebrate Black Authors
Celebrating Black authors during Black History Month 2022
- Romance Free Books for Teens
Books for teens with little to no romance
- #1000BlackGirlBooks - Teens
- Jewish American Heritage Month for teens
Young Adult novels featuring Jewish American characters.
- 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.
- Fandom and Geek Culture
Titles featuring fanfic, hacking, video games, fan art, comics, TV fandom and more.
- Mental Health in Young Adult Literature
Books with characters who experience anxiety, depression, self-harm, OCD, ADHD, eating disorders, and more.
- African American Authors
A sample of YA books by African American authors
- Read Local: Virginia Authors For Teens
This list is a compilation of authors who live in the state of Virginia and write for teens.
- Cozy Reads for Teens
A mug of cocoa for your heart!
- Asian/Pacific American Heritage in Young Adult Literature
Books featuring Asian/Pacific American characters or themes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Quick Reads for Teens
Sometimes you just need a quick read - a short book that you can pick up and polish off fast.
- Ready for YA? Staff Picks for Younger Readers
Books for those transitioning from the Children's to the Young Adult collection.
- 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.
- Teen Services Staff Picks
Favorites by JMRL Teen Services Staff