Try these new and classic books to keep your 12-year-olds and teenagers interested in reading.

After Tupac and D Foster
By Jacqueline Woodson*

The powerful and sustaining bonds of friendship, family and community are explored in this story of three 11-year-old girls living in a close-knit African-American neighborhood in Queens, New York, as they experience various changes in their lives as they move from childhood to adolescence.

Putnam, 2008. ISBN: 9780399246548

* 2009 list addition


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