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Marcelo in the Real World

On the Spectrum

Teen Reads Featuring Protagonists with ASD

These five books feature protagonists on the autism spectrum.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder. Reading about autistic characters will foster acceptance and help teens understand and value the experience of their friends with autism. The stories demonstrate the similarities between people on the spectrum and typically developing teens, while portraying autistic characters in a positive light and remaining true to experience.

Bomb by Steve Sheinkin

Thrilling Nonfiction Titles for Teens and Tweens

Action-Packed books that will Inform, Reform, and Transform Young Adult Minds

With so many young adult fiction titles becoming movies and television series, nonfiction books for young adults can sometimes be overlooked by teens and tweens.  However, nonfiction books are a great resource for young adults that provide engaging storylines and exciting plots about historical events.  Many authors for young adult nonfiction books are using literature as a creative platform to present information and facts by chronicling the lives of actual people and experiences.  The D.C.

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Back to School College Prep

High school is usually when students put serious thought into college for the first time. The process of SAT preparedness, choosing a major, career exploration, applying to scholarships, and selecting a school become critical tasks moving toward senior year. During this exciting time, allow your public library to get you started with informative books listed below. 

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Girls Rock and Read!

Picks for music-loving teens

Every year, DC Public Library staff give the campers over at Girls Rock! DC camp a book list to rock out to. Here are a few of our top picks of Young Adult fiction that features music as a main character or theme... for the young music lover in your life, or just for you!  

All about the green

Personal Finance & Investing for Teens

Learning about the value of money today helps to build appreciation for its potential in the future. It is never to early to become financially savvy using tricks for saving money and building wealth toward a comfortable retirement. Listed below, you will find six book recommendations for gaining perspective on money management skills that would serve young people well into adulthood. 

A World War 2 bomber flies over the Pacific ocean as the clouds break

Grownup Books for Growing Minds

Standout young readers' editions

There is a growing appetite for entertaining nonfiction books for kids and teens. This boost is in part due to the Common Core’s emphasis on nonfiction texts.

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