LIKE WATER ON STONE by Dana Walrath is young adult historical fiction in verse and an award-winning book. Recommended for ages 16+.
THE CARNIVAL AT BRAY by Jessie Ann Foley is young adult fiction and a winner of multiple awards. Recommended for ages 18+.
THE LUCK UGLIES by Paul Durham is middle grade fantasy recommended for ages 9+. Winner of the Cybil Award for Middle Grade Speculative Fiction.
THE BUNKER DIARY by Kevin Brooks is young adult fiction and was awarded the 2014 Carnegie Medal. Recommended for ages 18+.
THE BOY ON THE WOODEN BOX by Leon Leyson is a an upper middle grade/young adult memoir recommended for ages 14+. A New York Times Bestseller and Christopher Award winner.
BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson is a middle grade memoir in verse recommended for ages 9+. A National Book Award Winner, a Newbery Honor Book, and a Coretta Scott King Winner.
LUMINARY by Krista McGee is young adult dystopian recommended for ages 14+.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee is historical fiction recommended for ages 14+. A Pulitzer Prize winner and a New York Times Best Seller.
EL DEAFO by Cece Bell is a middle grade graphic novel recommended for ages 9+. A 2015 Newbery Honor Book and New York Times Best Seller.
THIS ONE SUMMER by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki is a young adult graphic novel. Recommended for ages 18+. A New York Times Best Seller, A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book, A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book
RELISH by Lucy Knisley is a memoir in graphic novel form recommended for ages 18+. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of 2013 and An NPR Best Book of 2013
INKHEART by Cornelia Funke is middle grade fantasy recommended for ages 12+. It won the 2004 BookSense Book of the Year Children’s Literature Award.