Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Nominees 2019
by Bryan Bliss Year Published: 2018
Toby and Luke are best friends, bound by a goal of leaving their hometown for Luke's wrestling scholarship, but a series of event during their senior year will test their resolve.
by Wendy Mills Year Published: 2016
In interweaving stories of sixteen-year-olds, modern-day Jesse tries to cope with the ramifications of her brother's death on 9/11, while in 2001, Alia, a Muslim, gets trapped in one of the Twin Towers and meets a boy who changes everything for her as flames rage around them.
by Ibi Zoboi Year Published: 2017
When Fabiola's mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States, Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit's west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own.
by Fredrik Backman Year Published: 2017
In a forgotten town fractured by scandal, an amateur hockey team might just be able to change everything. By the New York Times best-selling author of A Man Called Ove.
by Trevor Noah Year Published: 2016
The host of The Daily Show With Trevor Noah traces his wild coming of age during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, offering insight into the farcical aspects of the political and social systems of today's world.
by Geoff Herbach Year Published: 2014
A follow-up to Stupid Fast finds plus-sized outcast Gabe confronting the high school cheerleading team when they take control of the school's soda machine funds that were previously collected by the pep band.
by Kathleen Glasgow Year Published: 2016
Having suffered terrible losses, including the accidental death of her father, 17-year-old Charlotte adopts a tough demeanor and engages in self-destructive rituals to hide her deep pain before undertaking a poignant journey of healing.
by Jeff Zentner Year Published: 2017
When a simple text causes a fatal crash, ending the lives of his three best friends, a guilt-ridden Carver becomes subject to a criminal investigation and receives support from a few loving people before his friends' families ask him to share a goodbye day with them.
by Angie Thomas Year Published: 2017
Caught between her poor neighborhood and her fancy prep school, sixteen-year-old Starr Carter becomes the focus of intimidation and more after witnessing the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, by a police officer.
by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristof Year Published: 2015
Caught in the crossfire of a megacorporation rivalry in 2575, Kady and Ezra, who have just broken up, flee their home planet on an evacuation ship that is quickly overwhelmed by a fast-spreading plague.
by Robin Roe Year Published: 2017
Adam is assigned to track down Julian for the school psychologist, and when he discovers Julian is his long-lost foster brother he is happy to be reunited with him and determined to understand the secrets going on in Julian's life.
by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona Year Published: 2014
Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American girl from Jersey City who lives a conservative Muslim lifestyle with her family, suddenly acquires superhuman powers and, despite the pressures of school and home, tries to use her abilities to help her community.
by Karen M. McManus Year Published: 2017
When one of five students in detention is found dead, his high-profile classmates—including a brainy intellectual, a popular beauty, a drug dealer on probation and an all-star athlete—are investigated and revealed to be the subjects of the victim's latest gossip postings.
by Brian K. Vaughan, Cliff Chiang Year Published: 2016
Supernatural mysteries and suburban drama collide in the early hours after the Halloween of 1988 for four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls.
by Kate Moore Year Published: 2017
Explores the story of radium poisoning to young American women during WWI from the paint used on watch dials, and the ensuing legal consequences that occured as a result of these work health hazards.
by Neal Shusterman Year Published: 2016
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.
by Katharine McGee Year Published: 2016
Five teens struggle to find their footing in the world atop high-tech luxury in New York City one-hundred years into the future.
by Kendare Blake Year Published: 2016
On an island where a set of triplets are born in every generation, three sisters, all equal heirs to the crown and possessor of magic, must now fight for the title in a game of life or death.
by Nina LaCour Year Published: 2017
After leaving her life behind to go to college in New York, Marin must face the truth about the tragedy that happened in the final weeks of summer when her friend Mabel comes to visit.
by Sandhya Menon Year Published: 2017
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?