Take a look at the CA Library collection in your Sora account — you’ll find hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks in many different categories, including:
- Best Fiction For Teens
- Best of 2021!
- Most Popular
- New York Times Bestsellers
- Suspenseful Thrillers
- Science Fiction
- Historical Fiction
- Humorous Stories
The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers by Adam Sass — Micah Summers runs a popular Instagram full of drawings of his numerous imaginary boyfriends (ninety-nine so far) — though he’s never had a real boyfriend before. But when a meet-cute with Boy 100 goes wrong, Micah embarks on a Prince Charming-like quest throughout Chicago to find true love — for real this time. “Sass…fills this sincere romance with teen pining, madcap shenanigans, and earnest first love” (Publishers Weekly).
The Art of Insanity by Christine Webb — High schooler Natalie Cordova has just been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. Her mom insists she keep it secret. Written from experience, this heartfelt and candid novel explores the stigma surrounding mental illness and offers an uplifting narrative of resilience. “Achingly truthful, the book sees Natalie through the quagmire of the journey to self-acceptance with humor and insight” (Kirkus Reviews).
The First Thing About You by Chaz Hayden — A high school student with spinal muscular atrophy is determined to reinvent himself in this hilarious and poignant debut. When fifteen-year-old Harris moves with his family from California (home of beautiful-but-inaccessible beaches) to New Jersey (home of some much-hyped pizza and bagels), he’s determined to be known as more than just the kid in the powered wheelchair. “Hayden’s funny, sarcastic, and smart narrator easily reminds the reader that people with disabilities have amazing abilities and, most important, are people first” (Booklist).
Flight 171 by Amy Christine Parker — In this edge-of-your-seat horror novel, a four-hour flight takes a nightmarish turn when a supernatural creature gives a group of high school students a sinister ultimatum. “Parker’s intense adventure, a treat for horror fans, is chock-full of cinematic action and paranormal elements, combining in a hair-raising flight from hell” (Publishers Weekly).
Friends Like These by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez — At Tegan Sheffield’s end-of-summer party, a prank backfires with devastating emotional and criminal results for seventeen-year-old Jessica Healy, her boyfriend Jake, and their best friends. “The characters take readers on a journey that interrogates consent, bullying, and, ultimately, friendship. A fast-paced thriller to keep readers on the edges of their seats” (Kirkus Reviews).
How to Have Difficult Conversations About Race: Practical Tools for Necessary Change in the Workplace and Beyond by Kwame Christian — Negotiation expert Kwame Christian’s motto is- “The best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations.” If we want a more equitable workplace, and a more equitable world, we have to talk to each other about race. “The common-sense, tempered approach establishes a mindset and strategies that will serve all who are engaged in navigating challenging conversations about race or other difficult topics. Ideas are presented in a manner that will be accessible to readers ranging from teen peer helpers to corporate HR teams” (Booklist).
Influenced: The Impact of Social Media on Our Perception by Brian Boxer Wachler — This book unpacks what happens to our brains and our behaviors each time we click ‘Like’ or even just scroll for new content on social media. Through interviews with top influencers, the latest studies, and pop-culture anecdotes, and Dr. Boxer Wachler’s own expertise as both a scientist and an influencer himself, he reveals how influence works. “Readers will recognize themselves in Wachler’s descriptions of online behavior and enjoy the behind-the-scenes stories about popular influencers” (Booklist).
Into The Wild (Warriors, Book 1) by Erin Hunter — In the first book in the best-selling Warriors series about the secret lives of cats, Rusty, a bored house kitten, is apprenticed by the ThunderClan and must struggle to fit in when the group of feral cats is threatened by ShadowClan, the enemy. “For any reader who has ever wondered what dreams of grandeur may haunt the family cat” (Publisher Weekly).
The Sevenfold Hunters by Rose Egal — When the Nosaru kill one of her squad mates, hijabi alien hunter Abyan gets a sub-par new recruit as her team works to find out what the Nosaru really want and what Carlisle Academy has been hiding from them all. “A must for fans of Ms. Marvel — the comics or the television series.
We Are All We Have by Marina Tamar Budhos — After her mom is taken by ICE, seventeen-year-old Rania’s hopes and dreams for the future are immediatly put on hold as she figures out how take care of her younger brother and survive in a country that seems to be closing around them. “Budhos vividly portrays the fear and confusion many undocumented families experienced after the implementation of Trump-era asylum and immigration policies while also unflinchingly detailing the tensions and secrets within Rania’s family” (Kirkus Reviews).