Ten Great Books to Share with Your Teen this Summer

Beth Everett Fernandez

Monday, June 20, 2016

A list of books that cross cultures, age and gender barriers, take us on trips to the impossible, and remind us of why love summer...more time to read!

Support your local bookstore, or mine! I've provided links. 


American Born Chinese

Gene Luen Yang

A monkey king and a teen aged boy collide in a graphic novel that takes a brave look at uncomfortable skin.

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780312384487


Mountains Beyond Mountains

Tracy Kidder

The story of Paul Farmer, whose life's work is a reminder that everything is possible.

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780812973013


To Have and to Have Not

Ernest Hemingway

A high adventure off of the Florida Keys told like only Hemingway could tell it.

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780684818986


The Star Side of Bird Hill

Naomi Jackson

A girl named Phaedra learns about family and death and and home while exiled in Barbados with her grandmother.


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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780143109167

(pre-orders for paperback)


Italo Calvino

Baron in the Trees

This sweet fable like story features the young Baron, Cosimo, who rebels against his parents by living his entire life in the trees of the family estate.


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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780156106801


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Sherman Alexie

Alexie is funny and heartbreaking and  there will be tears of both in this tale of a fourteen year old part time Indian.

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780316013697


Zeitoun

Dave Eggars

A must read about how one family weathers Hurricane Catrina.

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780307387943


Wildwood

Colin Meloy

A dreamy tale of a girl on a quest to save her baby brother in an enchanted wood where he has been taken by a murder of crows.

This is Colin Meloy of the band The Decembrists, and this book is as sweet as his songs. 

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780062024701


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs

A dark and mysterious tale of a home for peculiar children. 

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9781594746031


Half the Sky

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

A mind blowing set of profiles on powerful and brave women in some of the world's most dangerous places to be a woman. 

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http://www.annieblooms.com/book/9780307387097