Channel Kindness by Born This Way Foundation
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix
The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo
Votes of Confidence by Jeff Fleischer
Return of the King by Megan Whalen Turner
World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures by Aaron Mahnke
The Insomniacs by Marit Weisenburg

Teens’ Top Ten Winners Announced


  1. Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2)* by Rainbow Rowell.
  2. Pumpkinheads* by Rainbow Rowell.
  3. With the Fire on High* by Elizabeth Acevedo
  4. Aurora Rising* by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
  5. Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection* by Victoria Aveyard
  6. #MurderFunding* (#MurderTrending #2) by Gretchen McNeil
  7. We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya)* by Hafsah Faizal.
  8. Lovely War* by Julie Berry.
  9. Wilder Girls* by Rory Power.
  10. The Memory Thief* by Lauren Mansy.

Learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten:

The Teens’ Top Ten, hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, is a teen choice list, where teens ages 12 – 18 choose their three favorite books from the 2020 list and narrow the winners to ten titles.

Suggestion from Grace, junior at Mt. Ararat High School

This week’s review:

Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe follows the life of Okonkwo, a member of the Nigerian clan Umuofia, as his village is taken over by missionaries. One of Achebe’s goals in writing Things Fall Apart was to inform people about what really happens to the victims of imperialism, and he gives a refreshing perspective on the topic. The novel also focuses on the struggles specific to Okonkwo’s family and the difficulties they have to overcome. Overall, Things Fall Apart addresses multiple complex issues that you may not have really thought about before, which is what makes it a great book to read if you want to learn something new.

Body 2.0
The Dozier School for Boys
The New Jim Crow
Popular Science Hacker
Rainbow Revolutions
Rewire Your Anxious Brain
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Where have all the Bees Gone?
Call Me American
Hack Your Cupboard

Teen Librarian photoContact TEEN Staff:

All Youth Services librarians supervise the TeenZone from the Youth Services desk.

If you have a question specific to Teen Services, the Teen materials collection or programs for teens, please contact Melissa M. Orth. Pronouns = she/her/hersPhone: 725-5242 x225 (YS Desk) or x227 (office)

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