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The novels Katherine's grandkids chose for their recommended reading list for teenagers will take you from the French Revolution to modern-day Afghanistan and incredible places in between. Introduce your young adult reader to some of the most riveting stories of all-time.

The GiverThe Giver
By Lois Lowry, published by Random House Children's Books





A Jar of DreamsA Jar of Dreams
By Yoshika Uchida, published by Simon & Shuster Children's Publishing




To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird
By Harper Lee, published by Morrow from HarperCollins





The Kite RunnerThe Kite Runner
By Khaled Hosseini, published by Penguin Group (USA)





A Thousand Splendid SunsA Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini, published by Penguin Group (USA)





Animal FarmAnimal Farm
By George Orwell, published by Penguin Group (USA)





19841984
By George Orwell, published by Penguin Group (USA)





A Separate PeaceA Separate Peace
By John Knowles, published by Simon & Shuster Adult





Les MiserablesLes Miserables
By Victor Hugo, published by Penguin Group (USA)





Hope Was HereHope Was Here
By John Bauer, published by Penguin Group (USA)





What are your all-time favorite children's books?

John Patterson interviews his mother about writing Bridge to Terabithia, her favorite books, and more

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