Books recommended for 9th - 12th grade reading levels, newer books towards the top. Many of the books on this list may have mature content. Please call, email or visit the store if you have questions about any of them.
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Fun, quick read. Combination fantasy, heist story and tiny bit of romance.
Brilliant, moving story with kick-ass character fighting to reclaim bones, relics, and other sacred objects stolen by white people.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jason Reynolds comes the high-flying sequel to his groundbreaking young adult novel Miles Morales: Spider-Man about the adventures of the unassuming, everyday kid who just so happens to be Spider-Man.
Miles Morales is still just your average teenager.
2023 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Longlist
Perfect for fans of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Five Feet Apart, this tender solo debut by the coauthor of New York Times bestseller She Gets the Girl is a “punch to the gut in the best way” (Booklist, starred review) about the strength of love and th
Inspiring looks at a young Indian girl's escape from human traffickers in her village through a martial arts school. Based on author's own experiences fighting traffickers.
Caught in the crosshairs of gang violence, a teen girl and her mother set off on a perilous journey from Guatemala City to the US border in this “engrossing” (Kirkus Reviews) young adult novel from the author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From.
For seventeen-year-old Maya, trashion is her passion, and her talent for making clothing out of unusual obj
"Academic rivals portrayed to perfection... An all-time top favorite." --Chloe Gong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends
"Utterly unique, thought-provoking, and wonderfully written." --Gloria Chao, author of American Panda and Rent a Boyfriend
Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.
“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”
A modern Judy Blume meets Jenny Han.
"[A] complex coming-of-age story about identity and sexuality."—The New York Times
A high school senior navigates messy boys, messier relationships, and the struggle of never quite living up to her Taiwanese mother's expectations.
“Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that makes it hard to put down."—NPR
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
Page-turner about a federal agent assigned to a BTS-style globally famous pop-star's security team to draw out a deadly crime lord. Suspense, action, romance.
*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need...
Bad girl using her shape-shifting powers to steal from wealthy family. Only problem? a) Her adopted mothers are Death and Fortune and they don't approve of her life choices; b) She pissed off a minor god who has cursed her; c) A witch-hunter is coming after her. Tons of action, magic & snark paired with some slow-burn romance.
From the mega-bestselling creator of Heartstopper, a must-have novella in which Heartstopper's lead characters, Nick and Charlie, face one of their biggest challenges yet.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder... right?
Everyone knows that Nick and Charlie love their nearly inseparable life together.
Fun fantasy set in Elizabethan England starring girl from elite black family of actors who have magical powers.