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Books for the Teen Age 2007


About the Cover Design

Each year The New York Public Library sponsors a citywide competition to design the cover of Books for the Teen Age. The cover art for Books for the Teen Age 2007 was created by Shakeema Mattox, who resides in the Bronx and is a participant in the Young Artists Program of The Educational Alliance Art School, located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She is a 9th-grade student at the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan.

Books for the Teen Age 2007 PDF

American Born Chinese
Gene Luen Yang
Fables, sterotypes and real life

Body Type
Ina Saltz
Words on flesh

Maureen Johnson
Selling their souls to a cupcake-eating demon.

A Different Kind of Heat
Antonio Pagliarulo
Luz, consumed by rage, bent on revenge

The Flamenco Academy
Sarah Bird
Hot love triangle with a Spanish beat

Gimp: When Life Deals You a Crappy Hand, You Can Fold — Or You Can Play
Mark Zupan
Amazing life of a quadriplegic athlete

The Harlem Hellfighters
Walter Dean Myers
Fighting for the United States in WWI

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs
Jack Gantos
Preserving memories of mommy

The Making of Dr. Truelove
Derrick Barnes
Diego, the 16-year-old online Dr. Feelgood.

Mama's Boy, Preachers Son
Kevin Jennings
A leader’s rise from poverty, racism and homophobia

My Life as A Furry Red Monster
Kevin Clash
The man behind Elmo

Part Asian, 100% Hapa (That's Hot)
Kip Fulbeck
Portraits of people of mixed race

Sister Chicas
Lisa Alvarado and Ann Hagman Cardinal and Jane Alberdetson
Three voices in friendship

Storm Thief
Chris Wooding
Where violent tempests alter reality

The Boy Who Fell Out of the Sky: A True Story
Ken Dornstein
A brother’s life revealed following a plane crash

Tupac Shakur Legacy
Jamal Joseph
His words, his image, his soul