For Teens

Not Your Average Books

Graphic Novels

book cover for Ms. Marvel Beyond the Limit







book Jacket for My Hero Academia






Books in Verse

book cover for the Name She Gave Me by Betty Culley.jpeg







cover of Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas (audiobook)





Planning For the Future

blue text reading "Spring Into Reading" on an olive background bordered by colorful leaves and nature.

Spring begins with March, so make it great with selections from our collection. Books on the beach. Books with lattes. Books to bring to disappointing dates.  There's no end to the usefulness of a handy book. And we have books in multiple formats and genres.  Award winners are linked to the right and some staff favorites are prompted below.

The Chosen One

Echo Brown

First-year Echo has graduated top of her class at her Cleveland high school. She is excited to start at Dartmouth, and for the whimsical freshman year that the brochures and flyers have promised. Soon, though, she realizes she was sold a false narrative. Although she is an incredibly bright student by her high school's standards, she is woefully behind in her academic studies and has difficulty finding comfort in a student body that alienates her. Brown paints a realistic portrait touched with fantasy in this story of a young girl struggling to adapt to a new culture while also acknowledging the harsh truth of privilege and how it impacts academic success.

These Deadly Games

Diana Urban



Soon after receiving an anonymous message stating that she has twenty-four hours to play a game by the sender's rules or he will kill her sister, sixteen-year-old Crystal Donovan realizes that cooperating will destroy her friends' lives and she must figure out a way to beat the kidnapper at his own game before she loses everything.

The Iron Sword

Julie Kagawa

Prince Ash achieved the impossible and journeyed to the End of the World to earn a soul and keep his vow to always stand beside Queen Meghan of the Iron Fey. Now he faces even more incomprehensible odds. Their son, King Keirran of the Forgotten, is missing. Something more ancient than the courts of Faery and more evil than anything Ash has faced in a millennium is rising as Evenfall approaches. And if Ash and his allies cannot stop it, the chaos that has begun to divide the world will shatter it for eternity"-- Provided by publisher.

Find Your Next Great Read

2022 - 2023 Florida Teen Reads

The (FTR) program is a student-choice award determining which YA novel wins as the favorite of teens in Florida

2022 - 2023 Sunshine State Awards

These books are selected for their wide appeal, literary value, varied genres, curriculum connections, and/or multicultural representation.

2022 YALSA Teens' Top Ten

This is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books.

Printz Awards - Excellence in YA

The award honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.

Alex Awards - Adult Reads for Teens

This award is for books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.

YALSA Non-Fiction Awards

This award honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults.