Each year, the editors of the New York Times Book Review choose the best books for Children and Young Adults
2017 Picks - Middle Grade
All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson
Call Number: YA FIC JAM
A heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. Eleven-year-old Imogene (Impy) has grown up with two parents working at the Renaissance Faire, and she's eager to begin her own training as a squire..
Patina by Jason Reynolds
Call Number: YA FIC REY
A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Call Number: YA FIC GRA
Three children go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow.
Undefeated by Steve Sheinkin
Call Number: 796.332 SHE
an astonishing underdog sports story--the story of a group of young men who came together at that school, the overwhelming obstacles they faced both on and off the field, and their absolute refusal to accept defeat.
2017 Picks - Older Young Adults
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Call Number: FIC ZOB
On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie--a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola's mother is detained by U.S. immigration, leaving Fabiola to navigate her loud American cousins; the grittiness of Detroit's west side; a new school; and a surprising romance, all on her own.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Call Number: YA FIC THO
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Call Number: YA FIC SAN
Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents' house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter.
La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
Call Number: YA FIC PUL
Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy....
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Call Number: YA FIC GRE
It's quite rare to find someone who sees the same world you see. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate