Quick Picks

YALSA's (Young Adult Library Services Association) Quick Picks list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for whatever reason. The list includes both fiction and nonfiction.

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10 blind dates - Elston, Ashley,

Summary: "Sophie wants one thing for Christmas--a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is...

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2020 Top Ten

Belly up - Darrows, Eva,

Summary: Know what's more fun than being the new girl for your senior year? Being the pregnant new girl. It isn't awesome. There is one upside, though--a boy named Leaf Leon. He's cute, an amazing cook and...

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The haunted - Vega, Danielle,

Summary: To evade her manipulative ex-boyfriend, sixteen-year-old Hendricks' family moves to small-town New York, where she joins the popular crowd, but only her outcast neighbor, Eddie, can help chase...

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Heroine - McGinnis, Mindy,

Summary: "When a car crash sidelines Mickey just before softball season, she has to find a way to hold on to her spot as the catcher for a team expected to make a historic tournament run. Behind the plate...

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Kiss number 8 - Venable, Colleen A. F.,

Summary: "Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid...

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Pumpkinheads - Rowell, Rainbow,

Summary: Working at a pumpkin patch every autumn, Deja and Josiah plan the ultimate Halloween night to celebrate their last year working together.

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Two can keep a secret - McManus, Karen M.,

Summary: While true-crime afficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in a Vermont community known for murder, a new friend goes missing and Ellery may be next.

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Unpregnant - Hendriks, Jenni,

Summary: Veronica Clarke is staring at a piece of plastic with two solid pink lines. With a college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she'd have...

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We are displaced : my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world - Yousafzai, Malala, 1997-

Summary: Introduces displaced people from around the world to give faces to the statistics and news stories readers see and hear.

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Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic - Quinones, Sam, 1958-

Summary: In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has...

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