Amazing Berkeley Public Library Teen Booklists

Look what Teen Librarian Kay Finney has created for our reading community over at the BPL website.  Here’s a direct link to the webpage on the BPL website: They have a great site with Research Guides, and one of the guides is for teen reading.  It has booklists on genres including:
  • Urban Drama
  • LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning)
  • Vampires
  • Mystery/Suspense/Intrigue
  • Science Fiction
  • Graphic Novels about history
  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fiction
  • This is My Story (Autobiographies)
  • Teen Pregnancy and Parenting
  • Love Stories
  • Funny
  • Horror
  • African American Voices
  • Asian American Voices
  • Latino/Latina Voices
  • 2010 Staff Favorites

Each section has a list of books with covers, descriptions and a direct link to the book.  I don’t know how Kay could have made it any easier for us to find books!  Thanks a heap, Kay!  Here’s an example of what one of the genre guides looks like:

Science Fiction

  • Cover ArtBlack Hole Sun – David Macinnis Gill
    ISBN: 9780061673047
    On the planet Mars, 16-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.
  • Cover ArtCherry Heaven – L. J. Adlington
    ISBN: 9780061431807
    War. Racism. Slavery. This dystopian novel is a companion book to The Diary of Pelly D.
  • Cover ArtEnder in Exile – Orson Scott Card
    ISBN: 9780765304964
    In this direct sequel to Ender’s Game, 13-year-old Admiral Wiggin wonders why the hive queen allowed him to defeat them.
  • Cover ArtEx Machina. Ring Out the Old – Brian K. Vaughan
    ISBN: 9781401226947
  • Cover ArtGardener – S. A. Bodeen
    ISBN: 9780312370169
    Mason falls for a beautiful but catatonic girl in the nursing home where his mother works.
  • Cover ArtGone – Michael Grant
    ISBN: 9780061448768
    In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of 14 suddenly disappears. Followed by Hunger and Lies.
  • Cover ArtI Am Number Four – Pittacus Lore
    ISBN: 9780061969553
    Friendships and a girl prove distracting to a 15-year-old who has hidden on Earth for 10 years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to fight the Mogadorians who destroyed his planet, Lorien.
  • Cover ArtJulian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-century America – Robert Charles Wilson
    ISBN: 9780765319715
    In a post-climate change America that has reverted to 19th-century technology, young Julian makes his way to the capital city of New York.
  • Cover ArtThe Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
    ISBN: 9780763639310
    Todd Hewitt, brought up in a village of men crazed by Noise, is about to reach manhood. Followed by Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men.
  • Cover ArtLife As We Knew It – Susan Pfeffer
    ISBN: 9780152058265
    A meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Followed by Dead & The Gone and This World We Live In.
  • Cover ArtLilith’s Brood – Octavia E. Butler
    ISBN: 0446676101
    Dawn, Imago, and Adulthood Rites in one volume. The story of humanity’s unwilling merge with the Oankali. Also known as the Xenogenesis trilogy.
  • Cover ArtLittle Brother – Cory Doctorow
    ISBN: 9780765319852
    Set in near-future San Francisco where terrorists have bombed the Bay Bridge and BART.
  • Cover ArtMockingjay – Suzanne Collins
    ISBN: 0439023513
    Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games – twice. Now she has agreed to become the symbol of hope and resistance – the Mockingjay. Preceded by Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
  • Cover ArtPeeps – Scott Westerfeld
    ISBN: 1595140832
    Parasite positive people (peeps) carry an ancient disease that causes vampirism. Followed by Last Days.
  • Cover ArtThe Silver Ship and the Sea – Brenda Cooper
    ISBN: 9780765315977
    Six altered children are abandoned and raised on a world colonized by people opposed to genetic engineering. Followed by Reading the Wind and Wings of Creation. Shelved with adult science fiction.
  • Cover ArtUnwind – Neal Shusterman
    ISBN: 9781416912040
    Connor—to be unwound because he’s a troublemaker.
    Lev—to be unwound because he is a Tithe.
    Risa—to be unwound because she is a ward of the state.
    But, they have escaped.

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