Young Adult

Young Adult

These books for young adults explore subjects ranging from friendship to social justice and everything in between.

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Genocide

This thoughtful book in the Groundwork Guides series helps young readers understand the difficult subject of genocide.

Hip Hop World

A fascinating and critical look at hip hop, the world's most popular music, and what it means to young people all over the globe.

I'll Be Watching

A compelling multi-voiced verse novel about four orphaned children struggling to survive in a hidebound prairie town in the early 1940s.

Island

A teenaged boy struggles after the death of his mother, and is faced with the possibility that his twin brother may have just killed their father.

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

From This One Summer co-creator Mariko Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship.

Lily and Taylor

A shocking and moving novel about two girls whose newly minted friendship gives them the courage to stand up to an abusive boyfriend.

Mistik Lake

A stunning novel about what happens when you don't follow your heart, and the lies and secret suffering that can continue to haunt you.

Money Boy

Ray is a sixteen-year-old Chinese immigrant who is just trying to fit in, but is forced to live on the streets when his father learns he is gay.

My Body in Pieces

A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman’s struggles with self-esteem and body image issues.

No Safe Place

A timely and gripping novel about four young migrants who seek safe haven in England and end up adrift in the English Channel.

Oil

This Groundwork Guide explains the ascent of giant petroleum companies and how they seized control of oil fields and markets around the world.

Pornography

Pornography is a word fraught with controversy and blamed for many ills. This Groundwork Guide addresses the issue in a rational, analytical manner.