DCS Teen Lit Top 10 List

2016-2017

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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 great award-winning Young Adult titles through a variety of activities at their home schools and online. These activities will lead up to a district-wide literary festival in the spring of 2017. This literary festival, DCS Lit Con, will allow YA enthusiasts from across Davidson County and beyond to join together to share their love of reading.

Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying. (345 p) 2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Printz Award, 2015 National Book Award finalist


Available:


  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in audiobook and ebook
  • this Summer on Audiobooksync.com Week 15 (August 11-17)

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

A teenage boy struggles with schizophrenia. (308 p) 2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2015 National Book Award, 2016 Golden Kite Award


Available:


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


Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ender, who is the result of genetic experimentation, may be the military genius Earth needs in its war against an alien enemy. (324 p) 1985 Nebula Award, 1986 Hugo Award


Available:


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


Every Day by David Levithan

Every morning A wakes in a different person's body, in a different person's life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justin's girlfriend, Rhiannon. (324 p) 2013 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults


Available:


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


How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon

When sixteen-year-old Tariq Johnson is shot to death, his community is thrown into an uproar because Tariq was black and the shooter, Jack Franklin, is white, and in the aftermath everyone has something to say, but no two accounts of the events agree. (326 p) 2015 Coretta Scott King Honor


Available:



  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in ebook
  • this Summer on Audiobooksync.com Week 7 (June 16-22)

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

A story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal told from different points in time, and in separate voices, by artists Jude and her twin brother Noah. (371 p) 2015 Printz Award, 2015 Stonewall Honor


Available:



  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in ebook
  • this Summer on Audiobooksync.com Week 6 (June 9-15)

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash. (221 p) 2006 Printz Award, 2006 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults


Available:


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


Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed. (303 p) 2016 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2016 Morris Award


Available:


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


Symphony for the City of the Dead by M. T. Anderson

National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson delivers a brilliant and riveting account of the Siege of Leningrad and the role played by Russian composer Shostakovich and his Leningrad Symphony. (456 p) 2016 Nonfiction Award finalist


Available:



  • in your DCS HS Media Center
  • the NC Digital Library in audiobook and ebook
  • this Summer on Audiobooksync.com Week 10 (July 7-13)

Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder. (278 p) 2010 Best Books for Young Adults


Available:


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


Vote for Your Favorite!!!

In the Spring of the 2016-2017 school year, students and teachers will be able to vote for their favorite titles from the DCS Teen Lit Top 10 List! More information will be coming as the 2016-2017 school year begins!

Be on the look out for information about the DCS Lit Con scheduled for April 2017!!!