True Teen Stories

Find these teen memoirs and biographies in the teen nonfiction section.

WeShouldHangOUt We Should Hang Out Sometime
Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: what went wrong?
ThisStar This Star Won’t Go Out
A memoir told through the journals, letters, and stories of Esther Earl, the young, terminal cancer patient to whom John Green dedicated his novel The Fault in Our Stars.
Turning15OnTheRoad Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom
YA 323.1196 LOWERY
This is the powerful story of Linda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person to complete the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery.
PregnancyProject The Pregnancy Project
As Gaby’s senior project, she chose to fake her pregnancy and record how family, friends, and community members reacted. Here she reveals the results of her project, how she was stereotyped, and what she learned.
HiddenGirl Hidden Girl
YA 306.362 HALL
The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor’s call to the police began her journey to freedom and her efforts to fight for child slaves.
RapturePractice Rapture Practice
As Aaron grew up in a family that was always preparing for the Rapture, he wondered what he was giving up for the Lord and began a journey to become the person he wanted to be without hurting the family he loved.
Popular Popular
YA 155.533 WAGENEN
Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder, Maya decided to begin a social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide. Can curlers, girdles, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular?
SoulSurfer Soul Surfer
Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark
attack, describes how she coped, with the help of her faith, the changes in her life, and her return to the sport she loves.

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