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Today– we introduce you to…
Best Young Adult Titles 2017
THE HATE U GIVE
By Angie Thomas
[The Most Recommended YA Title of 2017] Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. That is shattered as she witnesses the shooting of her best friend by a police officer.
By Kristin Cashore
[Recommended by Lucie Ferguson]An instant New York Times bestseller—from the award-winning author of the Graceling Realm series—a kaleidoscopic novel about grief, adventure, storytelling, and finding yourself in a world of seemingly infinite choices.
THE GREAT AMERICAN WHATEVER
By Tim Federle
[Recommended by Julie Johnson] Quinn Roberts is a sixteen-year-old smart aleck and Hollywood hopeful whose only worry used to be writing convincing dialogue for the movies he made with his sister Annabeth. That was before a car accident changed everything.
FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES
Edited By Ellen Oh
[Recommended by Will Robinson] In partnership with We Need Diverse Books some of the biggest names in literature come together to tell ten distinct and vibrant stories.
LONG WAY DOWN
By Jason Reynolds
[Recommended by Deborah Taylor] Jason Reynolds’s fiercely stunning novel takes place in sixty potent seconds—the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he’s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.
By Sabaa Tahir
[Recommended by Ariel Greenway] Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free. When Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, their paths cross and they realize their destinies are intertwined.
By Young Rewired State
[Recommended by Liz Bosarge] Crack open this book and set off on several fun missions — while simultaneously learning the basics of writing code.