The 25 Most Remarkable Teens Biographies for 2017

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  • Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

    • ASIN: 0385742525
    • ISBN: 0385742525
    • Brand: WaterBrook Press
    • Manufacturer: Ember

    In this captivating and lavishly illustrated young adult edition of her award-winning #1 New York Times bestseller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a former Olympian's courage, cunning, and fortitude following his plane crash in enemy territory. This adaptation of Unbroken introduces a new generation to one of history's most thrilling surviva... [Read More]

  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))

    • ASIN: 0374300224
    • ISBN: 0374300224
    • Brand: Farrar Straus Giroux
    • Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

    A Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor WinnerAt the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation. Deeply ashamed of his nation's leaders, fifteen-year-old Knud Pedersen resolved with his brother and a handful of schoolmates to take action against the Nazis if the adults would not. Naming their secret club after the fiery Br... [Read More]

  • No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits

    • ASIN: 1481432761
    • ISBN: 1481432761
    • Brand: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age thirteen—and he didn’t stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir that includes color photos, he tells how he achieved such great heights.On May 22, 2010, at the age of thirteen, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At fifteen, he bec... [Read More]

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

    • UPC: 884623824973
    • ASIN: 1476764662
    • ISBN: 9781476764665
    • Brand: Simon & Schuster
    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster

    Over 3 million copies sold. Over 800 positive reviews. Adapted from the New York Times bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide—now updated for the digital age.Imagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where yo... [Read More]

  • Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

    • ASIN: 1601428294
    • ISBN: 1601428294
    • Brand: WaterBrook Press
    • Manufacturer: Multnomah

    A generation stands on the brink of a "rebelution.""Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do." – Ale... [Read More]

  • A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story

    • ASIN: B004GB1T8G
    • Manufacturer: Clarion Books

  • Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way

    • ASIN: 071807730X
    • ISBN: 071807730X
    • Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.
    • Manufacturer: Thomas Nelson

    * NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER* Imagine yourself a thirteen-year-old hundreds of miles away from home, in a strange city, and your mom leaves you at a bus station parking lot and drives off into the night with her lover.That’s the real life story of country music star Jimmy Wayne. It’s a miracle that Jimmy survived being hungry and homeless, boun... [Read More]

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition

    • ASIN: 0147510422
    • ISBN: 9780147510426
    • Brand: Puffin Books
    • Manufacturer: Puffin Books

    Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat a... [Read More]

  • Shaken: Young Reader's Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way

    • ASIN: 0735289964
    • ISBN: 0735289964
    • Brand: WaterBrook Press
    • Manufacturer: WaterBrook

    Your identity is defined--not by changing circumstances-- but an unchanging God!Whether you’re celebrating an incredible victory or facing life’s biggest disappointment, your response will reveal who you really are.In this powerful book designed specifically for young Christians, Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow provides an intimate look into ho... [Read More]

  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography

    • ASIN: 125001445X
    • ISBN: 125001445X
    • Brand: Square Fish
    • Manufacturer: Square Fish

    A riveting biography of the groundbreaking innovator who was a giant in the worlds of computing, music, filmmaking, design, smart phones, and more. A finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award!"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." ―Steve JobsFrom the start, his path was never predictable. St... [Read More]

  • The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

    • ASIN: 0374303231
    • ISBN: 0374303231
    • Manufacturer: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

    A New York Times BestsellerStonewall Book Award Winner―Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children's & Young Adult Literature AwardYALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist One teenager in a skirt. One teenager with a lighter.One moment that changes both of their lives forever. If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard ne... [Read More]

  • Out of My Mind

    • ASIN: 1416971718
    • ISBN: 1416971718
    • Brand: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
    • Manufacturer: Atheneum Books for Young Readers

    Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks. Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list! “If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it.” —Denver Post “A gutsy, c... [Read More]

  • Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers

    • ASIN: 0805093397
    • ISBN: 0805093397
    • Brand: Henry Holt Company
    • Manufacturer: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

    Printz Honor Book • YALSA Nonfiction Award Winner • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner • SCBWI Golden Kite Winner • Cybils Senior High Nonfiction Award WinnerFrom the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped ... [Read More]

  • Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption

    • UPC: 001451612095
    • ASIN: 1451612095
    • ISBN: 9781451612097
    • Brand: Howard Books
    • Manufacturer: Howard Books

    The New York Times bestselling account of a courageous eighteen-year-old from Nashville who gave up every comfort and convenience to become the adoptive mother to thirteen girls in Uganda.What would cause an eighteen-year-old senior class president and homecoming queen from Nashville, Tennessee, to disobey and disappoint her parents by forgoing col... [Read More]

  • Leonardo da Vinci

    • ASIN: 1501139169
    • ISBN: 1501139169
    • Brand: Simon & Schuster
    • Manufacturer: Simon & Schuster

    The #1 New York Times bestseller from Walter Isaacson brings Leonardo da Vinci to life in this exciting new biography that is “a study in creativity: how to define it, how to achieve it…Most important, it is a powerful story of an exhilarating mind and life” (The New Yorker).Based on thousands of pages from Leonardo da Vinci’s astonishing n... [Read More]

  • I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)

    • ASIN: B00H25FFLA
    • Manufacturer: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

  • Educated: A Memoir

    • ASIN: 0399590501
    • Brand: Random House
    • Manufacturer: Random House


  • The Warrior's Heart: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage

    • ASIN: 0544104811
    • ISBN: 0544104811
    • Brand: HMH Books for Young Readers
    • Manufacturer: Hmh Books for Young Readers

    In this adaptation of his best-selling book, The Heart and the Fist, Eric speaks directly to teens, interweaving memoir and intimate second-person narratives that ask readers to put themselves in the shoes of himself and others. Readers will share in Eric’s evolution from average kid to humanitarian to warrior, training and serving with the most... [Read More]

  • Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board

    • ASIN: 1416503463
    • ISBN: 1416503463
    • Brand: MTV Books
    • Manufacturer: MTV Books

    In this moving personal account of faith and fortitude, internationally ranked surfer Bethany Hamilton tells how she survived a shark attack that cost her arm--but not her spirit.They say Bethany Hamilton has saltwater in her veins. How else could one explain the passion that drives her to surf? How else could one explain that nothing—not even th... [Read More]

  • Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust

    • ASIN: 0062489968
    • ISBN: 0062489968
    • Brand: GREENWILLOW
    • Manufacturer: Greenwillow Books

    The twentieth-anniversary edition of Marion Blumenthal Lazan’s acclaimed Holocaust memoir features new material by the author, a reading group guide, a map, and additional photographs. “The writing is direct, devastating, with no rhetoric or exploitation. The truth is in what’s said and in what is left out.”—ALA Booklist (starred review) ... [Read More]

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