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2016 TOP 10 FICTION BOOKS

Albertalli, BeckySimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda..
Harper/Balzer and Bray. 2015.


Simon is falling in love for the first time.
Over email, if that’s even possible.

Bardugo, Leigh. Six of Crows
Holt. 2015

Presented an offer too lucrative to refuse, gang leader Kaz Brekker and his team of convicts, runaways, and thieves set out to smuggle an imprisoned scientist from an impenetrable Fjerdan fortress, only to face treachery and betrayal along the way.

Brooks, Kevin.  The Bunker Diary.
Lerner/Carolrhoda Lab. 2015.

Sixteen-year-old Linus Weems is kidnapped and transported to an underground bunker, where he is joined by five other kidnapping victims. Where are they? Why have they been taken?  And can they survive?


Crowder, Melanie..Audacity.
Philomel. 2015;


This novel-in-verse fictionalizes the teen years of Clara Lemlich Shavelson, the leader of the New York shirtwaist strike of 1909. Fleeing from anti-Semitic Russia, the teen and her family struggle to adapt to their new home.

Older, Daniel José. Shadowshaper..
Scholastic/Arthur A. Levine Books. 2015;

Sierra Santiago was amped on her summer of painting murals and hanging with friends, before noticing the murals were fading faster than normal. Another street artist named Robbie is the only one who can help her to unlock this mystery. 


Reynolds, Jason. The Boy in the Black Suit
Atheneum. 2015.

To deal with his mother's passing, Matt accepts a job at the local funeral home. Matt meets Lovey at her grandmother’s funeral. The two of them share a bond that will help them both to move past their own respective losses.


Ruby, Laura. Bone Gap
 Harper/Balzer and Bray. 2015


In a small town full of strange happenings, Finn is determined to uncover the mystery of Roza’s disappearance.

Shabazz, Ilyasah and Kekla Magoon.. X: A Novel.
Candlewick. 2015.


This fictionalized account of Malcolm X’s teen years poignantly presents the young man’s struggles with identity, racism, and crime.

Shusterman, Neal. Challenger Deep.
HarperTeen. 2015


As Caden descends into mental illness, his visions of a descent into the deep waters of a trench take over.

Silvera, Adam.  More Happy than Not.
Soho Teen. 2015
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After enduring his father’s suicide, his own suicide attempt, broken friendships, and more in the Bronx projects, Aaron Soto, 16, is already considering the Leteo Institute’s memory-alteration procedure when his new friendship with Thomas turns to unrequited love.
YALSA AWARD NON-FICTION 2016 *WINNER & FINALISTS 
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
*Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War
by Steve Sheinkin

Sheinkin’s latest is a thrilling journalistic account of government insider Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers and exposed the questionable decisions that led to the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. This cinematic work simultaneously recounts a history of the Vietnam War, details the complete reversal of one man’s loyalties, chronicles the downfall of a presidential administration, examines First Amendment rights, and explores honor and morality. A timely exploration of American history that crackles with tension and excitement.

Symphony for the City of the Dead:  Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
Symphony for the City of the Dead
M.T. Anderson

Dmitri Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony was completed during the horrors of the 900-day Siege of Leningrad during World War II. Anderson’s sweeping history of the first half of the twentieth century in Soviet Russia and his focus on the life of the slight, bespectacled composer is dramatic, challenging, and immersive. Political and cultural revolutions and upheavals enveloped Russia over the decades during which Shostakovich grew into one of the West’s most celebrated composers. Meticulous research and a captivating narrative celebrate courage, perseverance—and music.
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle
Enchanted Air:Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
by Margarita Engle

Cuban? American? Lush island paradise or fast-paced city living? These are the two worlds that Margarita Engle eloquently describes through lyrical, free-verse poems as she attempts to define herself, her family, and her country within the context of being biracial during the United States’ invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. The power of this book lies in the emotional connections and vivid imagery evoked by observing the simple differences between Engle’s two families as she deftly explores both cultures’ customs and traditions.

First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove

First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race
 by Tim Grove

In 1924, a team of American aviators embarked on a race to circumnavigate the globe. During their 150-day journey, the crew faced hostile weather, pesky reporters, mechanical failures, and agonizing disappointments. Drawing on archival materials, Grove enlivens this story of historical achievement with humor and fascinating travel anecdotes, while portraying the perseverance and dedication of the crew. This suspenseful tale is a visual feast with heart.

This Strange Wilderness:  The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audobon
by Nancy Plain

John James Audubon traveled the length and breadth of North America in service of his monumental Birds of America, the work that marked his lasting reputation as a naturalist. Plain’s account, drawn from Audubon’s journals and letters, conveys the artist’s determination (some regarded him as a madman) to document the continent’s rich variety of birds and other wildlife. This elegantly designed book deftly blends art and ornithology, and includes lovely reproductions of Audubon’s work.


   

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