Reading Red Book

Girl, reading is FUNdamental!

A great man once said, "The best way to hide something from people is to put it in a book." We now have gained the opportunity to read any book on any subject through the efforts of the fight for freedom... but few read consistently, if at all. 

Taken from Garrett Sawyer, Pride Magazine

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It's time to put down the phone and pick up a book!​ Take a look at some great recommendations below.

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Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor

Type of book

Historical Fiction/Black stories

Age

11+

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The Outsiders

S.E. Hinton

Type of book

Fictional

Age

11+

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A Break with Charity: A Story About the Salem Witch Trials

Ann Rinaldi

Type of book

Historical Fiction

Age

11+

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Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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The Giver

Lowis Lowry

Type of book

Science Fiction

Age

12+

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Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

Judy Blume

Type of book

Fiction

Age

8 - 12 

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No Promises in the Wind

Irene Hunt

Type of book

Fiction

Age

10 to 14

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Monster

Walter Dean Myers

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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The Watsons Go To Birmingham

Christopher Paul Curtis

Type of book

Historical Fiction/Black stories

Age

10 to 14

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The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales

Virginia Hamilton

Type of book

Folk Tales/Black Stories

Age

11 to 13

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Go Ask Alice

Beatrice Sparks

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Ann Brash

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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Skin I'm In

Sharon G. Flake

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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The Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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If You Come Softly

Jacqueline Woodson

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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Ella Enchanted

Gail Carson Levine

Type of book

Fiction/Folk/Fairytale

Age

11+

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A Walk to Remember

Nicholas Sparks

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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Julie of the Wolves

Jean Craighead Georfe

Type of book

Fiction

Age

9 to 13

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A Wrinkle in Time

Madeline L'Engle

Type of book

Fiction/Folk/Fairytale

Age

9 to 13

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Holes

Louis Sachar

Type of book

Fiction/Fantasy

Age

9 to 13

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Type of book

Autobiography/History

Age

11+

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Chronicles of Narnia

C.S. Lewis

Type of book

Fantasy

Age

9 to 13

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Matilda

Roald Dahl

Type of book

Fiction/Fantasy

Age

9 to 13

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The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11 +

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The Hunger Games Trilogy

Suzanne Collins

Type of book

Science Fiction/Young Adult

Age

11+

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Type of book

Nonfiction

Age

11+

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Divergent Series

Veronica Roth

Type of book

Science Fiction/Young Adult

Age

11+

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One of Us is Lying

Karen McManus

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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The Fault in Our Stars

John Green

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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If I Stay

Gayle Forman

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Jenny Han

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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Dear Martin

Nic Stone

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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It's Kind of a Funny Story

Ned Vizzini

Type of book

Fiction

Age

13+

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The Selection

Kiera Cass

Type of book

Fiction

Age

13 to 16

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The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

Type of book

Historical Fiction

Age

11+

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Everything, Everything

Nicola Yoon

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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Just Listen

Sarah Dessen

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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Long Way Down

Nicola Yoon

Type of book

Fiction 

Age

12+

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Mick Harte Was Here

Barbara Park

Type of book

Fiction

Age

11+

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Tears of a Tiger (Hazelwood High Series)

Sharon M. Draper

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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America

E.R. Frank

Type of book

Fiction 

Age

13+

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Life is Funny

E.R. Frank

Type of book

Fiction

Age

13+

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Breath Eyes Memory

Edwidge Danticat

Type of book

Autobiography/Nonfiction

Age

12+

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When I was Puerto Rican

Esmerelda Santiago

Type of book

Autobiography/Nonfiction

Age

12+

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In the Time of the Butterflies

Julia Alvarez

Type of book

Biography/Nonfiction

Age

11+

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Cousins 

Virginia Hamilton

Type of book

Fiction

Age

8 to 12 

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All-American Girl

Meg Cabot

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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Running Out of Time

 Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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Mara, Daughter of the Nile

Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Type of book

Fiction

Age

12+

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