Books for Parental Review

The following list of books has been created for the purpose of parental/taxpayer assistance. We strongly encourage parents to review the books available in their children’s school library and be aware of what is being checked out at the public library, as well. This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated from time to time.

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil

A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss

A Girl on the Shore by Inio Asano

A Stolen Life, Jaycee Dugard

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The by Sherman Alexie

Alice (series), by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson 

Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher

Beloved, by Toni Morrison

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin

Big Hard Sex Criminals, written by Matt Fraction

Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya

Bluest Eye, The, by Toni Morrison

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley

Chocolate War, The, by Robert Cormier

Color of Earth, The (series), by Kim Dong Hwa

Color Purple, The, by Alice Walker

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

Deal With It! by Heather McDonald, Rebecca Odes, Esther Drill

Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier

Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, The, by Carolyn Mackler

Eleanor & Park written by Rainbow Rowell

Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James

Flashcards of My Life, by Charise Mericle Harper

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe

Geography Club, The, by Brent Hartinger

George by Alex Gino

Glass Castle, The, by Jeanette Walls

Gossip Girl (series), by Cecily Von Ziegesar

Habibi, by Craig Thompson

Hate U Give, The, by Angie Thomas

I Am Jazz by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris

Kite Runner, The, by Khaled Hosseini

Later Gator by Lauren Miracle

Lawn Boy by Jonathan Evison

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Make Something Up: Stories You Can’t Unread written by Chuck Palahniuk

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult

Perks of Being a Wallflower, The, by Stephen Chbosky

Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack

Revolutionary Voices, edited by Amy Sonnie

Saga, by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples

Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds

This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki

ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan

Uncle Bobby’s Wedding, by Sarah S. Brannen

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones