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Staff Picks for TeensStaff Picks for Teens<div class="ExternalClass4DC1743EE52D4BD5AE4DB91EE34431BD"><h2>​Browse different topics in books, just for you!</h2><p><br></p></div>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian-American & Asian TeensAsian-American & Asian Teenshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/asian-americansGood reads featuring Asian-American teens.<div class="ExternalClassEA7854C2301C4BB0A874A03B530D867A"><p>​​​​Good reads featuring Asian-American teens.<br></p></div>asian-americans
Best Teen Books of 2019Best Teen Books of 2019https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/best-2019There's a little bit of everything on our list of picks of the best teen books of 2019.<div class="ExternalClassFD7629D21BC648B4B954C9B12721F965"><p>​There's a little bit of everything on our list of picks of the best teen books of 2019.​<br></p></div>best-2019
Class-y!Class-y!https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/classyReady to go back to class? Start the year off with some "class-y," back-to-school literature.<div class="ExternalClassB15576B6EC004B3D9303B9D5115E12F9"><p>​​​​​Ready to go back to class? Start the year off with some "class-y," back-to-school literature.<br></p></div>classy
Historical FictionHistorical Fictionhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/historical-fictionFor readers who like a little real in their imaginary worlds.<div class="ExternalClass41AB7B7F9F684F8CAFC8865C5D68AB94"><p>​​​​​​​​​For readers who like a little real in their imaginary worlds.<br></p></div>historical-fiction
LatinxLatinxhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/latinxBooks for young adult readers that feature a Latinx character.<div class="ExternalClassC821DA21E3114CEBB78A652F89D7187D"><p>​​​Books for young adult readers that feature a Latinx character.<br></p></div>latinx
My Teenage RomanceMy Teenage Romancehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/my-teenage-romanceAh, young love. Read one of these YA love stories of teenage romance.<div class="ExternalClass1CA8FD542AED404195330C32498C2C70"><p>​​​​Ah, young love. Read one of these YA love stories of teenage romance.<br></p></div>my-teenage-romance
Pride Books for TeensPride Books for Teenshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/prideJune is LGBT Pride Month. There are great YA books on the subject. Check them out!<div class="ExternalClass682DA7B8C8AD4AD6935BBCBE1DD4A5B2"><p>June is LGBTQ Pride Month, a month focused on the celebration of the history and the promotion of the increased visibility of LGBTQ communities. Explore this book list of books featuring LGBTQ characters.</p><br></div>pride
The Future is FemaleThe Future is Femalehttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/future-is-femaleThese gals are strong, fearless and have courageous stories to tell. Follow their footsteps in literature and beyond! <div class="ExternalClassF9C88B4E154D40518375206283B27A7C"><p>These gals are strong, fearless and have courageous stories to tell. Follow their footsteps in literature and beyond! <br></p></div>future-is-female
Young Adult FantasyYoung Adult Fantasyhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/teens/fantasyGood fantasy reads featuring teens.<div class="ExternalClass8FAD6487CDC64CDF92E018CC01CE8DF0"><p>Good fantasy reads featuring teens.<br></p></div>fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BlackGirlMagic#BlackGirlMagichttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/blackgirlmagicOur picks for young adult novels that celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of young Black women and the spirit of the #BlackGirlMagic movement.<div class="ExternalClass06B7F767A69E4742AF1DF405363C4EF2"><p>​Our picks for young adult novels that celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of young Black women and the spirit of the #BlackGirlMagic movement.<br><br></p></div>
American Indian Youth Literature AwardAmerican Indian Youth Literature Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/american-indianGiven out every 2 years with an award for Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult.<div class="ExternalClass713A496BBD354D9897D752463702EF07"><p>The American Indian Youth Literature Awards (AILA) are given out every 2 years with an award for Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult.<br></p><p>The awards, established in 2006, honor the best writing and illustrations by and about American Indians.​<br></p></div>
Coretta Scott King AwardCoretta Scott King Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/coretta-scott-kingAwarded to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.<div class="ExternalClassCB0B44FAD993433AB08E75D131D026CB"><p>​The <a href="http://www.ala.org/emiert/cskbookawards" target="_blank">Coretta Scott King Award</a> is given annually by the <a href="http://www.ala.org/" target="_blank">American Library Association</a> to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. Featured here are award winners from 2000 to present.<br></p></div>
Printz Young Adult Literature AwardPrintz Young Adult Literature Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/printzThe Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year.<div class="ExternalClass4D621407C6F1491A9569B7E81819E82D"><p>​The Michael L. Printz Award annually honors the best book written for teens, based entirely on its literary merit, each year. In addition, the Printz Committee names up to four honor books, which also represent the best writing in young adult literature. The awards announcement is made at the ALA Midwinter Meeting as part of the Youth Media Awards and is celebrated with a program and reception each year at the ALA Annual Conference.</p><p>The award's namesake was a school librarian in Topeka, Kansas. He had a passion for books and reading. He also appreciated the authors who wrote books for young adults and demonstrated this by initiating an author-in-residence program at his high school.<br></p></div>
Pura Belpré AwardPura Belpré Awardhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/award-winners/books/pura-belpreThe Pura Belpré Award is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.<div class="ExternalClassDECF2CD822F44F36A0CC722523622457"><p>​The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. It is co-sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking (REFORMA), an ALA affiliate.</p><p>The award is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library. As a children's librarian, storyteller, and author, she enriched the lives of Puerto Rican children in the U.S.A. through her pioneering work of preserving and disseminating Puerto Rican folklore.<br></p></div>
​Antiracism Books for Teens​Antiracism Books for Teenshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/browse/staff-picks/antiracism-teensGet some perspective on how to be antiracist. Here are some books to help along the way.<div class="ExternalClass4F0A9B68CC394A7DBFF8E6D70738E81B"><p>​Get some perspective on how to be antiracist. Here are some books to help along the way.<br></p></div>