My Library Card: Tales of discovery for teen readers

My Library Card - Renee Roberts | October 3rd, 2017 9:01 am

Teens: Grab your library card and discover a good story among the pages of these books, available at the Abington Community Library.


“Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer

In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How he died is the unforgettable story of “Into the Wild.”

“T-minus: The Race to the Moon” by Jim Ottaviani and illustrated by Zander Cannon and Kevin Cannon (graphic novel)

The whole world followed the countdown to sending the first men to the moon. This is the story of the people who made it happen, both in the rockets and behind the scenes.

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot

Intimate in feeling, astonishing in scope, and impossible to put down, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” captures the beauty and drama of scientific discovery, as well as its human consequences.

“The explorers: a story of fearless outcasts, blundering geniuses, and impossible success” by Martin Dugard

Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history’s greatest adventures — and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.


“The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California.

“The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic” by Allan Wolf (audiobook)

This book recreates the 1912 sinking of the Titanic as observed by millionaire John Jacob Astor, a beautiful young Lebanese refugee finding first love, “Unsinkable” Molly Brown, Captain Smith and others, including the iceberg itself.

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Renee Roberts

Renee Roberts is the Young Adult Services and Project Coordinator at the Abington Community Library.