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Rebuilding a Classroom Library

My students need these 39 top teen books published in 2013.

My Students

Remember how awkward the teen years can be? How much you want to stay on top of what's cool? Well, my freshman want to read but they want to read the newest, coolest books that are popular now.

My academic freshman attend a public high school that no longer has a librarian, making the purchase of new books to check out close to impossible.

My students want to read, but they want to read the books that are popular now, the ones that everyone is talking about, the ones being made into movies and spreading like wildfire. They WANT to READ--they just lack the books.

My Project

These 39 books are the best of the best in the teen world. These titles come from the Young Adult Library Services Association's (YALSA) lists for top ten best fiction for young adults, top ten graphic novels for teens, top ten popular paperbacks for young adults and the top ten quick picks for reluctant young adult readers. Students will be given the chance to hear about each book and check them out to read during our daily sustained silent reading time, as well as at home. Students will share with others in class what they are reading and what they like about them and hopefully, spread the interest in these books amongst other students on campus.

These books will make it possible for my students to read books about current, popular issues that they would not have access to otherwise.

They will get to read about topics that intrigue them and share what they enjoy with others who will also be inspired to read about them.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller (Center for Cartoon Studies Presents) • Amazon $15.38 1 $15.38
The Silence of Our Friends • Amazon $14.90 1 $14.90
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon $14.10 1 $14.10
Ultimate Comics Spider-Man, Vol. 1 • Amazon $14.09 1 $14.09
Seraphina • Amazon $13.92 1 $13.92
My Friend Dahmer • Amazon $13.56 1 $13.56
The New Kids: Big Dreams and Brave Journeys at a High School for Immigrant Teens • Amazon $13.33 1 $13.33
A Flight of Angels • Amazon $12.88 1 $12.88
Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb • Amazon $12.00 1 $12.00
Friends with Boys • Amazon $11.99 1 $11.99
Daredevil, Vol. 1 • Amazon $11.01 1 $11.01
The Diviners • Amazon $9.50 1 $9.50
Stargazing Dog • Amazon $9.25 1 $9.25
The Night She Disappeared • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
This Is Not a Test • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Never Fall Down: A Novel • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
The Name of the Star (The Shades of London) • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Code Name Verity • Amazon $8.99 1 $8.99
Prom and Prejudice • Amazon $8.81 1 $8.81
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
Ten • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
The Pregnancy Project: A Memoir • Amazon $8.80 1 $8.80
The Running Dream • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Unchained (Gravel Road) • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Every Day • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy • Amazon $8.60 1 $8.60
Drama • Amazon $8.59 1 $8.59
Boy21 • Amazon $8.10 1 $8.10
Beneath a Meth Moon • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
I Hunt Killers • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Heist Society (A Heist Society Novel) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
First Crossing: Stories About Teen Immigrants • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Enchanted (The Woodcutter Sisters) • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Struts & Frets • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl • Amazon $7.16 1 $7.16
The Raven Boys • Amazon $6.56 1 $6.56
Vietnam #3: Free-Fire Zone • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Vietnam #1: I Pledge Allegiance • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71
Vietnam #2: Sharpshooter • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71

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