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Best Teen Books of 2014 That Grapple with Big Ideas

  • TEEN

    GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE

    OCT. 14, 2014

  • CHILDREN'S

    SPINOZA

    OCT. 1, 2014

CHILDREN'S

SPINOZA

by Devra Lehmann

Clarity, accessibility and spot-on relevance to issues facing modern society make this a must-read. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HOW IT WENT DOWN

    OCT. 21, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HOW IT WENT DOWN

by Kekla Magoon

This sobering yet satisfying novel leaves readers to ponder the complex questions it raises. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DREAMING IN INDIAN

    NOV. 1, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DREAMING IN INDIAN

edited by Lisa Charleyboy ; Mary Beth Leatherdale

Original and accessible, both an exuberant work of art and a uniquely valuable resource. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWYN ACADEMY

    APRIL 8, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWYN ACADEMY

by Kate Hattemer

A sparkling, timely tour of the complicated intersection where life meets art. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    EYES WIDE OPEN

    SEPT. 23, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

EYES WIDE OPEN

by Paul Fleischman

For high schools that assign one book for all students to read and discuss: This is the one. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A MATTER OF SOULS

    APRIL 1, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

A MATTER OF SOULS

by Denise Lewis Patrick

Patrick’s tales from the distant and not-so-distant past shed fresh light on interracial and intraracial conflicts that... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    TOMBOY

    SEPT. 2, 2014

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

TOMBOY

by Liz Prince ; illustrated by Liz Prince

Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society’s preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up) Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY

    APRIL 8, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DIRT BIKES, DRONES, AND OTHER WAYS TO FLY

by Conrad Wesselhoeft

As complex as life itself, this novel addresses serious topics without taking itself too seriously. Full review >

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