The Scapegracers

By Hannah Abigail Clarke

The Scapegracers

This smart, feminist Halloween tale would make a great read any time of year.

The Assignment

By Liza Wiemer

The Assignment

Would you emulate a Nazi if the teacher told you to? Would your friends?

They Went Left

By Monica Hesse

They Went Left

This Holocaust story will have readers questioning their realities and counting their blessings.

Tigers, Not Daughters

By Samantha Mabry

Tigers, Not Daughters

Four sisters — three living, one dead — struggle to resist the men who repeatedly fail them.

A Treason of Thorns

By Laura E. Weymouth

A Treason of Thorns

An ancient house seeks help from the troubled girl who can save it.

In the Neighborhood of True

By Susan Kaplan Carlton

In the Neighborhood of True

In the 1950s South, an expat New Yorker teen strives to hide her Jewishness.

The Rest of the Story

By Sarah Dessen

The Rest of the Story

A teen haunted by her mother’s death spends the summer digging into a hidden past.

With the Fire on High

By Elizabeth Acevedo

With the Fire on High

A strong, independent teenage mom learns to ask for help when she needs it.