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Summer Reading at East Side: 9th Grade

Some Books from the Summer Reading List

New York Times Summer Reading Contest

2023 Teens' Top Ten Contest

2023 Teens' Top 10 Contest

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations are posted on Support Teen Literature Day, the Thursday of National Library Week, and teens across the country vote on their favorite titles each year. Readers ages twelve to eighteen will vote online in August and September; the winners will be announced during Teen Read Week.

  1. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir. Razorbill. 
  2. Alone Out Here by Riley Redgate. Disney Hiperion.
  3. Blackwater by Jeanette Arroyo and Ren Graham. Henry Holt and Co.
  4. Crumbs by Danie Stirling. Clarion Books.
  5. Dig Two Graves by Gretchen McNeil. Disney Hyperion.
  6. Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America by Achut Deng and Keely Hutton. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 
  7. Five Survive by Holly Jackson. Electric Monkey.  
  8. Gallant  by VE Schwab. Greenwillow Books.
  9. Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh. Feiwel & Friends. 
  10. Gleanings: Stories from Arc of a Scythe by Neal Shusterman. Simon &Schuster Books for Young Readers. 
  11. Gold Mountain by Betty Yee. Carolrhoda. 
  12. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys. Penguin.
  13. Icebreaker by Hannah Gold. Pig and Bear Publishing.
  14. The Ivory Key by Akshaya Raman. Clarion Books.
  15. Lakelore by Anna-Maria McLemore. Feiwel & Friends. 
  16. Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes. Balzer + Bray.
  17. Lia and Beckett's Abracadabra by Amy Noelle Parks. Harry N. Abrams. 
  18. Lightlark by Alex Aster. Harry N. Adams. 
  19. Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of an Wuhanese American by Laura Gao. Balzer + Bray.
  20. A Million Quiet Revolutions by Robin Gow. Farrar, Strauss & Giroux.
  21. My Sister's Big Fat Indian Wedding by Sajni Patel. Harry N. Adams. 
  22. Nothings Burns as Bright as You by Ashley Woodfolk. Versify. 
  23. Nothing More to Tell by Karen McManus. Delacorte Press. 
  24. The Rumor Game by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra. Disney. 
  25. Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer. HarperTeen. 

Some Books from the Teens' Top Ten List 2023