Smooth by Matt Burns
The Loop by Ben Oliver
The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne Brown
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Hood by Jenny Moke
Again, Again by E. Lockhart
Quincredible: The Quest to be the Best by R. Barnes
Run, Hide, Fight by April Henry
Almost American Girl by Robin Ha
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
This Light Between Us by Andrew Fukuda
Dig by A.S King

VOTE for the Teens’ Top Ten!

Voting for the Teens’ Top Ten list, hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has now opened. The Teens’ Top Ten 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.
Ready to vote? Go here.  This vote is for TEENS ONLY ages (12-18). Vote now through October 15.

The list of current nominees is here below and was also part of the Summer Challenge packet. All titles currently available at Curtis can be found on the Teens’ Top Ten display in the TeenZone. Scroll down for the link to vote!
  1. #MurderFunding* (#MurderTrending #2) by Gretchen McNeil
  2. Are You Listening?* by Tillie Walden.
  3. Aurora Rising* by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
  4. The Beast Player* by Nahoko Uehashi. Translated by Cathy Hirano.
  5. Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Illustrated by Frances Castle.
  6. Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection* by Victoria Aveyard.
  7. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic* by Sam Quinones.
  8. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager* by Ben Philippe.
  9. Frankly in Love* by David Yoon.
  10. The Grace Year* by Kim Liggett.
  11. Last Bus to Everland* by Sophie Cameron.
  12. Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me* by Mariko Tamaki. Illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.
  13. Lovely War* by Julie Berry.
  14. The Memory Thief* by Lauren Mansy.
  15. My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant* by Laura Dockrill.
  16. Opposite of Always* by Justin A. Reynolds.
  17. Pumpkinheads* by Rainbow Rowell.
  18. Stolen Time (Dark Stars #1)* by Danielle Rollins.
  19. Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon* by Mary Fan.
  20. These Witches Don’t Burn* by Isabel Sterling.
  21. Warhead: The True Story of One Teen Who Almost Saved the World* by Jeff Henigson.
  22. Wayward Son (Simon Snow, #2)* by Rainbow Rowell.
  23. We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya)* by Hafsah Faizal.
  24. Wilder Girls* by Rory Power.
  25. With the Fire on High* by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Learn more about the Teens’ Top Ten:

NEW FEATURE: Suggestions from Amelia, rising junior at Brunswick High School

This week’s reviews:

Covere art for We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra is about a sophomore boy named Jonathan Hopkirk and a super-senior named Adam “Kurl” Kurlansky who are forced to write letters to each other once a week for their English class. They become friends and then more than friends, but the homophobia in the world has them kept quiet for a long time. It is a breathtaking novel about loss and love and reforming identity.

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan is the third installment in the Heroes of Olympus series. It involves many risks that have to be taken to keep the Camp Half-Blood demigods alive as they continue their journey to rescue the goddess Hera. It is an action-adventure-fantasy story with a little bit of romance. It is thrilling and fun to read! Cover art for The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

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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