Teen Read Week: October 8-14, 2017
Teen books can change the way you see your surroundings and the world, and can help to open your mind to other people’s points of view. Sometimes you have set ideas about issues because you haven’t experienced them first hand. Characters in books can open you up to new experiences and challenges.
Teen books often explore difficult circumstances like bullying, depression, and challenging relationships or family circumstances, as well as the challenge of fitting in when you feel “different”.
Reading about other people and their stories helps you to be more understanding, empathetic, and compassionate. Want to be a better human? Yes! Who wouldn’t?!
Here are some great books to explore:
- The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian. (Alexie)
- Speak. (Anderson)
- Split. (Avasthi)
- Hate List. (Brown)
- North of Beautiful. (Chen)
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post. (Danforth)
- Reality Boy. (King)
- Saving Francesca. (Marchetta)
- Say What You Will. (McGovern)
- Darius and Twig. (Myers)
- The Sky is Everywhere. (Nelson)
- Before I Fall. (Oliver)
- Winger. (Smith)
- It’s kind of a Funny Story. (Vizzini)
- Elsewhere. (Zevin)
- The Book Thief. (Zusak)