Locally Grown booklist: Books Set in Oregon

This booklist [pdf] comes from the Tualatin Public Library and features teen books set in Oregon.

This Is the Part Where You Laugh by Peter Brown Hoffmeister
Rising sophomore Travis and his best friend, Creature, spend a summer in a Eugene trailer park dealing with cancer, basketball, first love, addiction, gang violence, and a reptilian infestation.

What Light by Jay Asher
Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon, and every year they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. Sierra meets Caleb, who is not your perfect guy, and is determined to help him.

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Tween Reads Booklist

This booklist [pdf] comes from Deschutes Public Library and features recommended reads (prose novels and graphic novels) for tweens in grades 4-7.

Booked by Kwame Alexander
Nick loves soccer and hates books, but soon learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams.

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John Anderson
Three boys are dismayed when their teacher falls ill and leaves for the rest of the school year, a situation that compels them to share their stories while cutting class and journeying across town together on a fateful day.

Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
While practicing for their next baseball game, thirteen-year-old friends Rabi, Miguel, and Joe discover that the activities of the local meat- packing plant have caused cows to turn into zombies.

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OYAN Graphic Rave 2017 winners!

Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite graphic novels for teens of the year with an eye for balance across genre, format, protagonist identity, and content and with special consideration for smaller or independent as well as Pacific Northwest publishers. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

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Teens: Help Yourself Booklist

This booklist [pdf] comes from Multnomah County Library and features popular informational topics of interest to teens as well as their Dewey call number.

  • Abuse/incest: 362.76, 362.78
  • Abusive relationships: 362.8292, 362.88
  • Acne/skin care: 616.53, 646.726
  • AIDS/HIV: 616.9792
  • Alcohol: 362.292
  • Anorexia: 616.8526
  • Birth control: 363.9609, 613.94
  • Body changes/puberty: 612.661
  • Body image: 306.4613, 616.852
  • Date rape: 362.883
  • Depression: 616.852, 616.8527, 616.85844
  • Divorce: 306.89
  • Drugs: 362.292, 362.2918
  • Health/hygiene: 613.04243, 613.7043
  • LGBTQ: 306.766, 613.951
  • Pregnancy: 306.856, 306.70835, 646.77
  • Self-esteem: 305.235
  • Sex: 616.951
  • STDs: 616.951
  • Suicide: 362.2, 362.28, 362.283

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OYAN Book Rave 2017 winners!

Lover Book by flickr user Hazel Marie. Shows a red heart held between the pages of a bookEvery year, OYAN members choose their favorite novels for teens from the past two years. Nominations depend upon what the nominator thinks teens in Oregon will like to read or have been reading with enthusiasm, and the final list is created based on a vote of the OYAN membership. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

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OYAN Graphic Rave 2016 winners!

Photograph of vintage illustration featuring classic comics characters with the text COMICS: READ ONE TODAY!
Every year, OYAN members choose their favorite graphic novels for teens of the year with an eye for balance across genre, format, protagonist identity, and content and with special consideration for smaller or independent as well as Pacific Northwest publishers. (For details, see the official selection process.)

The votes have been counted; here are this year’s winners!

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