Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

Bey, Dawoud.

Class Pictures.
2007. Aperture, $45.00 (978-1-59711-043-3). Real Teenagers: their faces, their words, their lives.

Erskine, Kathryn.

2007. Penguin Group/ Philomel Books, $16.99 (978-0-399-24774-3). Goth girl + foster family = new life.

Greenfield, Lauren.

2006. Chronicle Books, $35.00 (978-0-8118-5633-1). Starving themselves to death.

Grody, Steve and James Prigoff.

Graffiti L.A.: Street and Art.
2007. Abrams, $34.99 (978-0-8-1099-2986). L.A. tagged.

Hopkins, Ellen.

2007. Simon & Schuster/ Margaret K. McElderry Books, $16.99 (978-1-4169-4090-6). Kristina, craving the drug that brings her alive.

Jamal, Joesph.

Tupac Shakur Legacy.
2006. Simon and Schuster/ Atria, $45.00 (978-0-7432-92603). An interactive, intimate look at the rapper’s life.

Shaw, Susan.

2007. Penguin Group/ Dutton, $16.99 (978-0-525-47829-4). Tracy: traumatized and learning to trust again.

Shusterman, Neal.

2007. Simon and Schuster, $16.99 (978-1-4169-1204-0). Trying to keep from being sliced and diced.

Sitomer, Alan L.

Hyperion/ Jump at the Sun, $16.99 (978-1-4231-0030-0). Bent on revenge after his sister is gunned down in a gang fight.


Thalia: Belleza!: Lessons in Lipgloss and Happiness.
2007. Chronicle Books, $19.95 (978-0-8118-5829-8). Tips on fashion, beauty, and life from the Latina star.