2019 Decatur Book Festival Teen Reading List

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Teen Reading List

Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno
A girl cursed by the sea and a boy with a boat navigate first love, the Cuban diaspora, growing up and moving out in this debut for fans of To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before!

Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi
Ready Player One meets Black Mirror when a teenage coder in search of her dad gets caught up in the virtual reality world of a suspicious billionaire.

Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill
17 year old Ritzy is forced to spend her summer in foster care- with the woman who fostered her years ago as an infant. What would her life have been like if she had never been returned to her biological mom all those years ago? And would she ever have met the cute boy next door? Georgia YA author Lauren Morrill offers a fun and thoughtful story of a teen trying to find her place in the world.

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America edited by Ibi Zoboi
In this collection of stories, some of the biggest names in Children’s and YA fiction, including 2019 DBF presenters Tracey Baptiste, Lamar Giles, Nic Stone, and Ibi Zoboi, explore what it means to be young, black, and living in America.