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  • Susan Stoderl

Calling all Teachers, Librarians, and Parents | Lists and More Lists of Middle-Grade and Teen Books by Topic


Books for Teachers, Librarians and Parents
Looking for a Book on a Certain Topic?

I discovered a fabulous source for educators, parents, and librarians.


The website https://www.adlit.org focuses on various kinds of books for middle-grade and teens. Under the tab “Books & Authors” you'll discover themed book lists covering the following subjects.


TOUGH TOPICS:

Bullies Be Gone! | Mental Health: Empathy and Understanding |


School Shootings: Trying to Understand the Unthinkable 


DIVERSE PERSPECTIVE:

Lists of books on characters and cultural themes of the following cultures: American Indians | Asian American and Pacific Islander | Black | Latinx | Middle Eastern | LGBTQ+|  Transgender.


OTHER TOPICS:

Multicultural Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir | Civil Rights | Race and American History | Immigration and Refugees | Powerful Voices: Inspiring Females | Multicultural Fantasy | On the Autism Spectrum: MG and YA Voices and Stories


ME AND MY WORLD:


Stories About All Kinds of Families | Everyday Life | Helping Hands—Stories About Giving | Romance and Relationships | Summer Fun.


POPULAR INTERESTS:

Air and Space | Press Play | Spies Like Us | Techies | TV Tie-ins


READ-ALIKE:

Hunger Games, Divergent & Matched | The Inheritance Games and Glittering Court Trilogy


UNDERSTANDING HISTORY:

The Era of Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War | The White House and Its Residents | Contemporary Prejudice | Themed Booklists | Jewish Children’s Experiences During World War II | Those Who Risked Their Lives in WWII | WWII Soldiers’ Stories | Themed Booklists | The Japanese, Japanese-American, and American Perspectives | Other Holocausts | The Concentration Camps


TEXT GENRES & FORMATS:


Biographies | Fantasy | Myths and Folktales |Nonfiction for Teens | Poetry | Revisiting the Classics | Picture Books for Teens | Audiobooks | Novels in Verse | Short Stories


I think you’ll find many interesting options here and hope they are helpful.




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