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Clean Reads for Teens


Author
Acampora, Paul
Call Number
YA F ACAMPORA
Summary
When best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic.
Title
Crewel
Author
Albin, Gennifer
Call Number
YA F Albin
Summary
Gifted with the unusual ability to embroider the very fabric of life, sixteen-year-old Adelice is summoned by Manipulation Services to become a Spinster, a move that will separate her from her beloved family and home forever.
Author
Amato, Mary
Call Number
YA F Amato
Summary
Tripp, who plays guitar only for himself, and Lyla, a cellist whose talent has already made her famous but unhappy, form a friendship when they are forced to share a practice room at school.
Title
Glitch
Author
Anastasiu, Heather
Call Number
YA F Anastasi
Summary
In the Community, where people are implanted with computer chips, Zoe starts to malfunction, and begins having her own thoughts, feelings, identity--and telekinetic powers.
Author
Anderson, Jodi Lynn
Call Number
YA F ANDERSON
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him.
Author
Bartoletti, Susan Campbell
Call Number
YA F Bartolet
Summary
Helmuth Hubener, imprisoned for distributing anti-Nazi leaflets, recalls his past life and how he brought the truth about Hitler to the German people.
Author
Bauer, Joan
Call Number
YA F Bauer
Summary
Foster and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in a small town where they build a new life.
Author
Bruchac, Joseph
Call Number
YA F BRUCHAC
Summary
After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
Author
Calonita, Jen
Call Number
YA F CALONITA
Summary
Spoiled, yet lovable fifteen-year-old Harper McCallister is sent to sleepaway camp where she is an outcast at first but eventually finds a way to make her mark, gaining new perspectives on friendship and life in general.
Author
Carter, Ally
Call Number
YA F CARTER
Summary
A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.
Author
Cypess, Leah
Call Number
YA F CYPESS
Summary
Brought back from the Mistwood to protect the royal family, a girl who has no memory of being a shape-shifter encounters political and magical intrigue as she struggles with her growing feelings for the prince.
Author
Davis, Tanita
Call Number
YA F Davis
Summary
Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they are forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps. (2010 Honor Book--Coretta Scott King Award)
Author
Dowell, Frances O'Roark
Call Number
YA F Dowell
Summary
Janie lives on a goat farm with her "modern-hippy" parents and spends time with former civil rights workers. (2013 Finalist--Beehive Book Award)
Author
Dubosarsky, Ursula
Call Number
YA F DUBOSARSKY
Summary
The Vietnam War rages overseas, but back at home, in a year that begins with the hanging of one man and ends with the drowning of another, eleven schoolgirls embrace their own chilling history when their teacher abruptly goes missing on a field trip. Who was the mysterious poet they had met in the Garden? What actually happened in the seaside cave that day? And most important--who can they tell about it?
Author
Durst, Sarah Beth
Call Number
YA F DURST
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Kayla, whose telekinetic ability allows her to be a master shoplifter with enough money to flee with her mother if her father finds them again, meets Daniel, who has the ability to teleport and needs her help to find and steal an ancient incantation that can help rescue his kidnapped mother--but may lead to great danger for Kayla.
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