Teenage Fiction

Here is just a sampling of the award winning books for teens by American authors, written in a variety of genre types, available for check out at the American Corner.

Alexie, Sherman
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianBlack Humor
Anderson, Laurie Halse
PromRealistic Fiction for Girls / School
SpeakRealistic Fiction for Girls / School
Anderson, M.T.
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the NationHistorical Fiction - U.S. (African Americans)
Nothing but the Truth: A Documentury Novel
True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleHistorical Fiction - England/U.S.
Bauer, Joan
Rules of the RoadRealistic Fiction for Girls
Hope Was HereRealistic Fiction (Politics)
SquashedRealistic Fiction for Girls

and more...

Joan Bauer connecting with Croatian young readers

Brande, Robin
Evolution, Me & Othe Freaks of NatureRealistic Fiction/School (Social Issues)
Brashares, Ann
The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsRealistic Fiction for Girls
Cameron, Peter
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to YouRealistic Fiction for Guys
Castellucci, Cecil
BeigeRealistic Fiction for Girls (Punk Rock Music/Fathers-Daughters)
Couloumbis, Audrey
Getting Near My BabyRealistic Fiction For Girls
Compestine, Ying Chang
Revolution Is Not a Dinner PartyHistorical Fiction - World
Crutcher, Chris
Athletic ShortsSports
DeadlineRealistic Fiction for Guys/Sports

and more...

Chris Crutcher talking to high-school students and reading from his books at the American Corner

Curtis, Christopher Paul
The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963Historical Fiction - U.S.
Cullen, Lynn
I Am Rembrandt's DaughterHistorical - World
Felin, M. Sindy
Touching SnowRealistic Fiction/Family (Haiti)
Fox, Paula
One-Eyed CatRealistic Fiction
Giff, Reilly Patricia
Pictures of Hollis WoodsRealistic Fiction (Orphans)
Hale, Shannon
Book of a Thousand DaysRomance / Fantasy
Jenkins, Amanda McRaney
Johnston, Tony
Bone by Bone by BoneHistorical - U.S.
Mister Pip Storytelling - Papua New Guinea
Kadohata, Cynthia
Kira-KiraHistorical Fiction - U.S. (Japanese Americans) / Family-Sisters)
Key, Watt
Alabama MoonRealistic Fiction for Guys / Action (Orphans)
Koertge, Ronald
StraysRealistic Fiction for Guys (Orphans-Animals)
Kyle, Aryn
The God of AnimalsRealistic Fiction for Girls / Family-Colorado(Horses)
L'Engle, Madeleine
A Wrinkle in TimeScience Fiction
Lockhart, Emily
DramaramaRealistic Fiction (Summer School-Acting)
Lyga, Barry
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth GirlRealistic Fiction / School (Geeks)
Boy ToyRealistic Fiction / School
Martin, Ann M.
A Corner of the UniverseRealistic Fiction / Family (Disabilities-Prejudice/Tolenace)
McCormick, Patricia
SoldRealistic Fiction for Girls
Myers, Walter Dean
Somewhere In the DarknessRealistic Fiction - African Americans (Fathers-Sons)
MonsterDrama / Prison Fiction - African Americans (Self-perception)
What They Found: Love on 145th StreetLove Stories / African Americans - Harlem
Sayres, Meghan Nuttall
Anahita's Woven RiddleHistorical Fiction - World
Resau, Laura
What the Moon SawAdventure - Mexico / Family-Self-perception
Red GlassRealisticFiction / Travel - Mexico/ Family-Self-confidence
Schmidt, Gary D.
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminister BoyHistorical - U.S. (Maine)
The Wednesday WarsHistorical Fiction - U.S. (Long Island )/ School
Sharenow, Robert
My Mother the Cheerleader Historical Fiction - U.S.
Shusterman, Neal
UnwindScience Fiction
Smelcer John E.
The TrapAdventure - Alaska
Smith, Roland
Sonnenblick, Jordan
Notes from the Midnight DriverHumor
Sports Shorts: An Anthology of Short Stories
Girls Got Game: Sports Stories and Poems, ed. by Sue Macy
Turner, Megan Whalen
The King of AttoliaAdventure
Wallace, Rich
One Good PunchRealistic Fiction for Guys / School-Integrity
Weinheimer, Beckie
Converting KateRealistic Fiction for Girls /School /Family-Self-perception
Werlin, Nancy
The Rules of SurvivalRealistic Fiction /Family-Child Abuse
Wizner, Jake
Spanking ShakespeareRealistic Fiction for Guys / Humor
Zarr, Sara
Story of a Girl Realistic Fiction for Girls
Zevin, Gabrielle
Memoirs of a Teenage AmnesiacDrama (Identity )/Romance / School
Zusak, Markus
The Book ThiefHistorical Fiction - World

international award-winning authors


Carey, Mike
Notes for a War Story
Helfer, Andrew
Malcom X: A Graphic Biography
Hinds, Gareth
Khalid, Mohamed Noor
Town Boy/Lat.
Leong, Sonia
Manga Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
(adapted by Richard Appignanesi ; illustrated by Sonia Leong)
Selznik, Brian
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Sis, Peter
The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain
Tan, Shaun
The Arrival
Yang, GeneLuen
American Born Chinese

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