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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 2021-2022

    Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

    Date Me, Bryson Keller by Kevin van Whye

    Fable by Adrienne Young

    Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

    The Hive by Barry Lyga

    Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

    Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

    Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

    Stamped by Jason Reynolds

    They Went Left by Monica Hesse

    This is My America by Kim Johnson

    Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

    War and Speech  by Don Zolidis

    We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez

    What I Carry  by Jennifer Longo