2021 Teens Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online between August 15 - October 15 here on the Teens' Top Ten site. The winners will be announced the following week after.

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The bone thief - Shields, Breeana,

Summary: Determined to stop Latham from gaining the power to see the past, present, and future, Saskia returns to Ivory Hall to train in bone magic, where danger lurks within every turn.

Five total strangers - Richards, Natalie D.,

Summary: Desperate to reach her grieving mother, Mira joins a group of college students driving home after their flight is stranded, but the road conditions are not the only mortal danger they face. Stuck...

Atomic women : the untold stories of the scientists who helped create the nuclear bomb - Montillo, Roseanne,

Summary: "Explores the critical steps taken toward building a successful nuclear bomb and the female scientists who grappled with the destructive aftermath of their own creation, all while striving to be...

Contents: A European beginning -- All that glitters -- A shy and quiet girl -- A life in learning -- Power couple -- In exile -- A secret project -- Bomb making in America -- Of a kind -- The general and the...

All boys aren't blue : a memoir-manifesto - Johnson, George M. (George Matthew), 1985-

Summary: A first book by the prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist shares personal essays that chronicle his childhood, adolescence and college years as a Black queer youth, exploring subjects ranging...

All the stars and teeth - Grace, Adalyn,

Summary: "As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer--the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora,...

The ballad of songbirds and snakes - Collins, Suzanne,

Summary: It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games....

The betrothed - Cass, Kiera,

Summary: When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked--and thrilled. After all, she's grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king's attention alongside other daughters of...

The Black friend : on being a better white person - Joseph, Frederick (Activist),

Summary: Frederick Joseph call up race-related anecdotes from his past, explaining why they were hurtful and how he might handle things now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or...

Contents: We want you to see race -- We can enjoy Ed Sheeran, BTS, and Cardi B -- Certain things are racist, even if you don't know it -- You could at least try to pronounce my name correctly -- This isn't a...

Cemetery boys - Thomas, Aiden,

Summary: Yadriel, a trans boy, summons the angry spirit of his high school's bad boy, and agrees to help him learn how he died, thereby proving himself a brujo, not a bruja, to his conservative family. When...

Cemetery boys (LARGE PRINT) - Thomas, Aiden,

Summary: "When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he...

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