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Books for Teens

Lincoln Award Book Discussions
Grades 9-12 ■ Wednesdays ■ 7:00-8:00 p.m. ■ Online via Zoom
Join us for one or all of the Lincoln Award book discussions in partnership with St. Charles East High School. This discussion is open to all high school students regardless of the school. Pick up a copy at the Library, or STC East students may request copies from the LRC. The Lincoln Award is designed to encourage teens to read for personal satisfaction and become familiar with authors of young adult and adult books. Students who read at least four of the nominees and register by January 15 are welcome to vote online for their favorite title February 15 through March 15. REGISTER

December 9: Dry by Neil Shusterman
January 13: We’ll Fly Away by Brian Bliss
February 10: A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Black Teens Matter
Books selected by our Librarians.

Robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks for students in grades 7-12.

SCPL Booklists
Browse titles chosen by our Librarians and arranged by popular topics.

Looking for a Classic?
Whether you’re looking for a book for an assignment or for fun, we have a long list of authors and titles to help you choose the right one for you.

Reading Rants!
A popular site for teen book reviews. Read reviews and comments to find the perfect book for you. Add to the comments if you loved (or hated) a book, too.

Based on the Book
Book titles, short stories, and plays that have been made into movies.

Teen Reads
Book reviews, message boards, in-depth author profiles and interviews, excerpts of the hottest new releases, literary games and contests.

Teen Book Finder
Search 4,000+ books, audiobooks, and films from YALSA's book awards and book lists.

Young-adult fiction (often abbreviated as YA) is fiction written for, published for, or marketed to adolescents and young adults, roughly ages 13 to 18.