Jenni Harvey posts this request:
Teen fiction and nonfiction anything for teens really. My library has a couple devotonals and a few 70-90 nonfiction that seems good for now so I have something. Only regular kid is mine who is 5 so I want to work on anything teen and kid and family. Kids I got but teens iffy.
My only firm must have are 4 controversal teen fiction that I found and read and want to share with all of you. Don't know your church's view on homosexuality but we are lutheran and accept homosexual clergy. So I say teen fiction that addresses homeosexuality in a clear makes you think way is a must have. So my list is Alex Sanchez Rainbow Boys, Rainbow High, and Rainbow Road are about 3 homosexual high school senior boys. One coming to terms with one barely accepting but is, and one flaming gay. Really helps readers be aware of this issue. I have seen that he has written another book different setting that addresses spirituality and homosexuality. My church at least had a study and decided Jesus hung out with people that were obviously unnacceptable but he did not hang out with homosexuals so is that really a problem? Just shariing my thoughts and asking for ideas to expand my library in an all inclusive way. Teens are hard.
For teen books, I'd recommend you look at Enclave Publishing (enclavepublishing.com). They publish mostly speculative fiction of various kinds - sci fi, fantasy, steampunk, and others). A lot of their books are for young adults. While not all are necesarily my taste, I have been impressed with many books I've read from them and some have become favorites of mine. I especially love Nadine Brandes, Morgan Busse, RJ Andersen.