New Teen Books July 3, 2020

Posted: July 3, 2020

Fiction:

Brown Girl Ghosted by Mintie Das
When the school bully is murdered, Violet Choudhury is tasked with finding her killer. As one of the few kids of color in her small Illinois town, Violet works hard to blend in.

The Year After You by Nina De Pass
Cara has survived a car accident that killed her best friend, G. Battling grief, depression, and internal and external scars, Cara is sent to boarding school in Switzerland.

A Song Only I Can Hear by Barry Jonsberg
When texts from a mysterious sender start appearing, Rob is challenged to take on dares that will impress his crush, Destry, and build self-confidence.

What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter
A swoon-worthy romance featuring Jewish teens and telling a sweet story that also examines the blurring of online and real lives.

Thorn by Intisar Khanani
A betrothed princess is robbed of her identity by a mysterious sorceress before a threat against her betrothed prince compels her to make a dangerous choice.

Look by Zan Romanoff
Following an accidental public post of herself making out with a girl, 17-year-old Lulu Shapiro becomes a minor celebrity on Snapchat-like social network Flash.

Somebody Told Me by Mia Siegert
What would you do if you overheard a priest admitting to sexual abuse? This is the question facing 17-year-old bigender teen Aleks/Alexis after they hear a confession through an air vent.

Music from Another World by Robin Talley
As the national gay rights battle heats up in the summer of 1977, two high school girls from disparate California communities are paired in a pen pal assignment.

Hello Now by Jenny Valentine
A lonely London teen is swept up in a logic-defying romance.

We Are the Wildcats by Siobhan Vivian
“A toxic coach finds himself outplayed by the high school girls on his team in this deeply suspenseful novel, which unspools over twenty-four hours through six diverse perspectives

Nonfiction:

You Call This Democracy? : How to fix our government and deliver power to the people by Elizabeth Rusch.

Election manipulation: Is America’s voting system secure? by John Allen

Votes of Confidence: a young person’s guide to American elections by Jeff Fleischer

Earth Day and the Environmental Movement: standing up for earth by Christy Peterson

Endometriosis: a guide for girls by Tamer Secking, MD.

Thank You for Coming to my Ted Talk: a teen guide to great public speaking by Chris Anderson with Lorin Oberweger.