DCS Teen Lit Top 10 List

2017-2018

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What is the DCS Teen Lit Top 10?

The DCS Teen Lit Top 10 list was created to give Davidson County high school students options to explore high quality young adult titles through a variety of activities at their home schools and online.



Be sure to check back often for updated information, book trailers, and links to activities!

DCS Teen Lit Top 10 Toolkit

Want to promote the DCS Teen Lit Top with your students?

Checkout our Toolkit full of flyers, handouts, bookmarks and more!


http://tinyurl.com/DCSTLT10Toolkit2017

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in audiobook and ebook
  • this Summer on Audiobooksync.com Week 2 (May 4th-10th)


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftwEYvY4Rck

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

High school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing seven cassette tapes recorded by his crush, Hannah Baker, who committed suicide, and spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in audiobook and ebook


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zeeVE6-aZ4

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

Sydney's charismatic older brother, Peyton, has always been the center of attention in the family but when he is sent to jail, Sydney struggles to find her place at home and the world until she meets the Chathams, including gentle protective Mac, who makes her feel seen for the first time.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in audiobook and ebook


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA5OYoMM1ck

March Trilogy by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Presents in graphic novel format events from the life of Georgia Congressman John Lewis, focusing on his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • March Book One in the NC Digital Library in ebook


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTSXkDsgKiI

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in ebook


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmc3E4dpf5U

Scythe by Neal Shusterman

In a future where death has been eradicated, scythes are selected to control overpopulation by “gleaning” random members of society. Teens Citra and Rowan are selected as apprentices and are thrust into a world of political intrigue. “Scythe” is a powerful examination of ethics, humanity and the flaws of immortality.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in ebook


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQcycxxkBZA

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

Secrets are revealed as OCD-afflicted Griffin grieves for his first love, Theo, who died in a drowning accident.



Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in ebook

Last Boy and Girl in the World by Sioban Vivian

With their town sliding underwater and everyone being ordered to leave, Keeley and her friends gather to make the most of every minute they have left together, prompting Keeley to take a final chance at winning over a long time crush.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yvn4h7xgbpI

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Daniel decides to let fate dictate his life and NaTasha doesn't believe in fate. But today, NaTasha will believe in anything if it allows her to avoid deportation.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in audiobook and ebook


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JfO5sxYulY

Made You Up by Francesa Zappia

Armed with her camera and a Magic 8-Ball and her only ally (her little sister), Alex wages a war against her schizophrenia, determined to stay sane long enough to get into college.


Available:

  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in ebook


Book Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKv773vUmU4

Vote for Your Favorite!!!

In the Spring of the 2017-2018 school year, students and teachers will be able to vote for their favorite titles from the DCS Teen Lit Top 10 List!

Check Back Often for Updated Information and Links to Activities!