LYRC Teen 2024-2025 9-12 Grade

And We Rise: The Civil Rights Movement in Poems By Erica Martin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593352540
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2023

*"A powerful, necessary book." SLJ, starred review

A powerful, impactful, eye-opening journey that explores through the Civil Rights Movement in 1950s-1960s America in spare and evocative verse, with historical photos interspersed throughout.

Call Him Jack: The Story of Jackie Robinson, Black Freedom Fighter By Yohuru Williams, Michael G. Long Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374389956
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 20th, 2022

An enthralling, eye-opening portrayal of this barrier-breaking American hero as a lifelong, relentlessly proud fighter for Black justice and civil rights.

The Greatest Thing By Sarah Winifred Searle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250297235
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Published: First Second - February 8th, 2022

A 2023 Lambda Literary Award Finalist
A 2023
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens
A 2023 Children's Book Council Young Adult Favorite

I Must Betray You By Ruta Sepetys Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984836045
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Published: Philomel Books - May 2nd, 2023

A gut-wrenching, startling historical thriller about communist Romania and the citizen spy network that devastated a nation, from the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray.

Love Radio By Ebony LaDelle Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665908160
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2023

“Readers won’t be able to get enough of these dope-ass characters.” —Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land

Hitch meets The Sun Is Also a Star in this “mega swoon-worthy, effortlessly cool” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author) novel about a self-professed teen love doctor with a popular radio

The Q By Amy Tintera Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593486177
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - November 8th, 2022

In this action-packed adventure from a New York Times bestselling author, two teenagers from opposite worlds must fight their way through a vast walled quarantine zone in a dystopian America toward their only chance for survival.

Queen of the Tiles By Hanna Alkaf Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534494565
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - March 28th, 2023

They Wish They Were Us meets The Queen’s Gambit in this “stunning…unforgettable” (Publishers Weekly) thriller set in the world of competitive Scrabble, where a teen girl is forced to investigate the mysterious death of her best friend when her Instagram comes back to life with cryptic posts and messages.

13 points

The Sacrifice By Rin Chupeco Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728255910
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 27th, 2022

An island oasis turns deadly when a terrifying legend threatens to kill off visitors one by one in this haunting novel from the highly acclaimed author of The Girl from the Well and the Bone Witch trilogy.

The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.

“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”

You, Me, and Our Heartstrings By Melissa See Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338790306
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 6th, 2023

What if the whole world was watching while you fell in love for the first time?

Daisy and Noah have the same plan: use the holiday concert to land a Julliard audition. But when they're chosen to play a duet for the concert, they worry that their differences will sink their chances.

Noah, a cello prodigy from a long line of musicians, wants to stick to tradition.