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Best Teen Books of 2016


Author
Lewis, John
Call Number
GRAPHIC NOVELS BIO LEWIS
Summary
A first-hand graphic novel account of the author’s lifelong struggle for civil and human rights covering his involvement in several freedom campaigns.
Author
Osborne, Linda Barnett
Call Number
YA 304.8097 OSB
Summary
Explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups have evolved throughout U.S. history, from 1800 to today.
Author
Davis, Kenneth C.
Call Number
YA 306.362 DAV
Summary
An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five slaves of some of our best-known presidents.
Author
Turner, Pamela S.
Call Number
YA BIO MINAMOTO
Summary
Documents the true story of the legendary samurai who was raised in the household of the enemies who killed his father before being sent to live in a monastery where he learned and perfected his fighting skills.
Author
Inzer, Christine Mari
Call Number
YA COMICS 915.2135 INZ
Summary
A graphic novel adaptation of the Newbery Medal-winning novel features sumptuous illustrations and follows the adventures of Bod, who is being raised by ghosts while avoiding the man who killed his family.
Author
Vaughn, Brian K.
Call Number
YA COMICS VAUGHN
Summary
In the early hours after Halloween in 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time.
Author
Bardugo, Leigh
Call Number
YA F BARDUGO
Summary
Kaz and his crew find their loyalties tested after pulling off an impossible heist and are forced to fight for their lives when powerful enemies descend.
Author
Berry, Julie
Call Number
YA F BERRY
Summary
In mid-13th century Provence, Dolssa de Stigata is a fervently religious girl who feels the call to preach but is condemned by the Inquisition as an “unnatural woman.”
Author
Blake, Kendare
Call Number
YA F BLAKE
Summary
On the island of Fennbirn, triplet sisters who each wield a coveted magic skill and claim an equal right to the throne must fight to the death when they turn 16 for the title of Queen Crowned.
Author
Buxbaum, Julie
Call Number
YA F BUXBAUM
Summary
Sixteen-year old Jessie, still grieving over her mother's death, must move from Chicago to "The Valley," with a new stepfamily but no new friends until an anonymous fellow student emails and offers to help her navigate the school's treacherous social waters.
Author
Chee, Traci
Call Number
YA F CHEE
Summary
Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the day her father was murdered.
Author
Chokshi, Roshani
Call Number
YA F CHOKSHI
Summary
Treated with scorn and fear in her father’s kingdom because her horoscope promises death to her husband, 16-year-old Maya is eventually married off to what seems like a loving young man, but she is soon threatened by dark secrets and Otherworldly magic.
Author
Hamilton, Alwyn
Call Number
YA F HAMILTON
Summary
Amani is desperate to leave the dead-end town of Dustwalk, and she’s counting on her sharpshooting skills to help her escape. But after she meets Jin, the mysterious rebel running from the Sultan’s army, she unlocks the powerful truth about the desert nation of Miraji...and herself.
Author
Hardinge, Frances
Call Number
YA F HARDINGE
Summary
On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, 14-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that gives visions of truth.
Author
Hartley, A.J.
Call Number
YA F HARTLEY
Summary
Repairing roof fixtures in an alternate world resembling Victorian South Africa, Anglet Sutonga investigates the death of an apprentice while caring for her sister’s baby against a backdrop of racial tensions, political secrets, and a historical icon.
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