Dynamic Teen Fiction for the Middle School

Earlier I posted about the generous parent donation we received to create a Middle School library of current and award-winning books. The Middle School teachers have been hard at work selecting the winning titles and many have been ordered. One of our readers commented on this blog that they would love to see the list of titles. Here is a list of what we have ordered so far. If you have favorites or suggestions for titles, we welcome your input. You can include them by leaving a comment to this post.

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A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life – Dana Reinhardt

A War of Gifts: An Ender Story (Ender) – Orson Scott Card

All Hallows’ Eve: 13 Stories – Vivian Vande Velde

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. – Luis J. Rodriguez

American Born Chinese – Gene Luen Yang

Bad Kitty – Michele Jaffe

Black Boy – Richard Wright

Born to Rock – Gordon Korman

Clay – David Almond

Collected Poems of Robert Service – Robert Service

Coraline – Neil Gaiman

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing

Firegirl – Tony Abbott

Flora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous Butlers (One Blue), a House with Eleven Thousand Rooms, and A Red Dog – Ysabeau S. Wilce

Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin

Godless – Pete Hautman

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1) – J.K. Rowling

Hello Groin – Beth Goobie

I Heard the Owl Call My Name – Margaret Craven

Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City: Inside the Shadow City (Kiki Strike) –

Life As We Knew It – Susan Beth Pfeffer

Maximum Ride: School’s Out – Forever (Maximum Ride) – James Patterson

My Sister’s Keeper: A Novel – Jodi Picoult

New Moon (Twilight, Book 2) – Stephenie Meyer
Shock Point – April Henry
Christopher Killer: Forensic Mystery 1 (Forensic Mystery) – Alane

Old School – Tobias Wolff

Prom Anonymous – Blake Nelson

River Secrets – Shannon Hale

Skin – Adrienne Maria Vrettos

Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic) – Kathleen Duey

Story of a Girl – Sara Zarr

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Signet Classics) – Mark Twain

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice: Or On the Segregation of the Queen/A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes (Mary Russell Novels) – Laurie R. King

The Book Thief (Readers Circle) – Markus Zusak

The Call of the Wild – Jack London

The Good Times Are Killing Me – Lynda Barry

The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom – Slavomir Rawicz

The Miracle Worker – William Gibson

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) – Alexander Mccall Smith

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy (National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (Awards) – Jeanne Birdsall

The Promise – Chaim Potok

The Red Notebook

The Rules of Survival – Nancy Werlin

The Sea Runners – Ivan Doig

The Unresolved – T.K. Welsh
Penelope Bailey Takes the Stage – Susanna Reich

Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe

Touching Snow – M. Sindy Felin

White Fang – Jack London


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