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Florida Teens Read

  • Florida Teens Read is a list of 15 titles that have been chosen by a committee of media specialists across Florida. The titles have been selected specifically to engage students in grades 9-12.  They reflect teen interests and represent a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and cultural perspectives.

    This program is designed to entice teens to read. In order to engage their interest and to provide a spur to critical thinking, the book selections include those that involve sensitive issues. The content of some of the titles may be more mature than younger students may have previously encountered. Please recognize that this is a voluntary reading program. Not every book selected will suit every student. In a democratic society, a variety of ideas must find voice. As readers, teens have the choice to read the more mature titles or to close the book.

  • FTR 2022-2023

    Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink

    A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey

    The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge

    Girl from Nowhere by Tiffany Rosenhan

    The Girls I’ve Been by Tess Sharpe

    Hard Wired by Len Vlahos

    House of Hollow by Crystal Sutherland 

    In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

    The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes 

    Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

    This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron  

    The Prison Healer by Lynette Noni   

    What Beauty There Is by Cory Anderson

    XOXO by Axie Oh  

    You’d Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow