Episode 119: Great Books For Your Teens And Tweens

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Want to give your teen some great books to read (or listen to!) this summer?

Books for Teens

Rebecca and Amy were so excited to talk once again with Sandie Angulo Chen of Common Sense Media, who always has such great book recommendations for teens. If you need books for your kids to read over summer, this is the episode for you!

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Sandie Chen, Senior Reviewer, Common Sense Media

Teen Lit Rocks

13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher

13 Reasons Why on Netflix

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitd on Netflix

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon

‘Everything, Everything’ official movie site

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli

The Sun Is Also a Star, by Nicola Yoon

Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld

Defy The Stars, by Claudia Gray

Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale, by Ashley Poston

Fangirl: A Novel, by Rainbow Rowell

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Got Shot By The Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Got Shot By The Taliban (Young Reader Edition), by Malala Yousafzai

Girling Up: How to Be Strong, Smart, and Spectacular, by Mayim Bialik

Amazon’s Steve Sheinkin page

March (Trilogy Slipcase Set), by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

The Impossible Fortress: A Novel, by Jason Rekulak (a bonus recommendation from our producer, Patrick)

Audiobook Sync – FREE audiobooks for kids 13+

My Family’s Slave, by Alex Tizon – The Atlantic

The New Yorker

Teen Vogue

Six Reasons to Watch 13 Reasons Why With Teens, by Sandie Chen – Mom 2.0

6 Summer Reading Challenges to Hook Kids on Books Over The Break, by Frannie Ucciferri – Common Sense Media

The Place Where Letters To Hillary Clinton Go, by Ruby Cramer – BuzzFeed News

The Far Side

The Far Side on Pinterest

11 Twisted Facts About The Far Side, by Mark Mancini

The Far Side books on Amazon

Mad Magazine

The 5 ‘Handsome Girls’ Trying to Be China’s Hottest Boy Band, by Amy Qin – New York Times

China’s hottest boy band is made up of all girls – Vice News

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