Get Away @ Your Library

Mary McCoy, Senior Librarian, Art, Music, & Recreation Department,
map of the United States made from books

Read about teens in cities like Jason Reynolds's The Boy in a Black Suit (New York), suburbs like Brandy Colbert's Pointe (Illinois), or rural areas like Sarah Tomp's My Best Everything (Virginia).

From the West Coast (Martha Brockenbrough's The Game of Love and Death - Washington) to the East Coast (Kate Scelsa's Fans of the Impossible Life - New Jersey). From Disneyland (Isabel Quintero's Gabi, A Girl in Pieces, set in Southern California) to Disney World (Lauren Gibaldi's The Night We Said Yes, set in Orlando, Florida), there's a whole country to explore.

Alabama - Looking for Alaska by John Green

Alaska - My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson

Arizona - Zero by Tom Leveen

Arkansas - Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

California - Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Colorado - Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Connecticut - Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Delaware - The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Florida - The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Georgia - Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Hawaii - Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Idaho - Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy

Illinois - Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Indiana - All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Iowa - Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Kansas - Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Kentucky - My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Louisiana - Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Maine - This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Maryland - Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Massachusetts - Conversion by Katherine Howe

Michigan - Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer

Minnesota - Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

Mississippi - Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Missouri - Feral by Holly Schindler

Montana - The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

Nebraska - Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

Nevada - Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

New Hampshire - Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger

New Jersey - Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

New Mexico - Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Saenz

New York - The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

North Carolina - No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

North Dakota - The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Ohio - Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak

Oklahoma - The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Oregon - This Side of Home by Renee Watson

Pennsylvania - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Rhode Island - Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

South Carolina - Beautiful Creatures by Margie Stohl and Kami Garcia

South Dakota - Loki’s Wolves by Kelley Armstrong

Tennessee - The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Texas - Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Utah - Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Vermont - Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Virginia - My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

Washington - The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

West Virginia - Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Wisconsin - Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash

Wyoming - Unearthly by Cynthia Hand