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Episode 52 — More New and Noteworthy Books for Teens


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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 20:51
Original Air Date Published July 30, 2012

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.



Episode 52 — More New and Noteworthy Books for Teens


Episode 52 — More New and Noteworthy Books for Teens

With publishers releasing new books twice a year, in the spring and the fall, summer is the perfect time to take stock of great new books for teens. Tune in to hear about books that will meet the needs of all kinds of teen readers including works of fantasy and suspense, biography and historical fiction, politics and romance.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Books featured in this episode:

  • I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Little, Brown, 2012)
  • Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (Dial, 2012)
  • The Drowned Cities by Paolo Bacigalupi (Little, Brown, 2012)
  • Black Gold: The Story of Oil in Our Lives by Albert Marrin (Alfred A. Knopf, 2012)
  • Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies by Marc Aronson (Candlewick, 2012)
  • To the Mountaintop: My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement by Charlayne Hunter-Gault (Roaring Brook, 2012)
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine (Putnam, 2012)
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
  • Temple Grandin: How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World by Sy Montgomery (Houghton Mifflin, 2012)