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Recommended Reading

Many girls have read and enjoyed these books.  and we may add it to this list. If you are interested in learning more about these books, visit your local library.


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Bolden, Tonya

Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl

Buron, Melissa Christy

What the Moon Saw

Carter, Ally

I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have to Kill You

Finkel, Kim Grossman

Billie's World

Friend, Natasha


Gruber, Michael

Witch's Boy

Hahn, Mary Downing

The Old Willis Place: A Ghost Story

Jansen, Hanna

Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You

Koller, Jackie French

A Place to Call Home

Larbalestier, Justine

Magic or Madness

Levenkron, Steven

Best Little Girl in the World

Levenkron, Steven

The Luckiest Girl in the World

Luna, Louisa

Brave New Girl

Pearsall, Shelley

Crooked River

Pederson, Laura

Beginner’s Luck

Siegel, Sienna Cherson

To Dance: A Ballerina’s Graphic Novel

Sinclair, April

Coffee Will Make You Black

Sones, Sonya

Stop Pretending What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy

Tahl, Lilly


Woodson, Jacqueline

I Hadn’t Meant to Tell you This


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Akbar, Said Hyder

Come Back To Afghanistan: A California Teenager’s Story

Canfield, Jack;
Hansen, Mark Victor;
and Kirberger, Kimberly

Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

Carlson, Richard Ph.D.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teens

Gilbert, Sara D

By Yourself

Gilbert, Sara D

Feeling Good: A Book about You and Your Body

Gilbert, Sara D

You Can Speak Up in Class

Hynes, Angela


Jukes, Mavis

Growing Up: It’s a Girl Thing

Jukes, Mavis

It’s a Girl Thing: How to stay Healthy, Safe, and In Charge

Jukes, Mavis;
Wai-Yin Cheung, Lilian

Be Healthy! It's a Girl Thing: Food, Fitness, and Feeling Great

Keltner, Nancy

Questions from Teens and their Parents about Things That Matter

Levine, Gail Carson

Writing Magic

Madaras, Lynda

The What’s Happening to My Body Book for Girls: A growing up Guide for Parents and Daughters

Morrison, Lillian

More Spice Than Sugar: Poems About Feisty Females

Packard, Gwen

Coping with Stress

Packer, Alex J.

Bringing Up Parents: The Adolescent’s Handbook

Pelzer, Dave

A Child Called It

Richards, Arlene

How to Get it Together When your Parents are Coming Apart

Santiago, Esmeralda

Almost a Woman

Shandler, Sara

Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self

Sita, Lisa

Coming of Age (World Celebrations and Ceremonies)


Content last reviewed July 24, 2013
Page last updated October 31, 2013