Reading Resources (Ages 12+)

Below you will find great books for tween and teen readers! All books can be found in the Follett Destiny digital resource under the Library Resources tab in the CCISD portal unless otherwise noted.


Capoeira: Fusing Dance and Martial Arts
By Liz Gogerly

A Brazilian art form that includes dance, acrobatics and martial arts, this book describes the history, dancers, moves and lingo that make up this unique martial arts form.

A Star is Born

By Walter Dean Myers

LaShonda’s costume designs have won her a scholarship to attend a program that will give her a chance for future college scholarships. She is torn between helping her future and leaving her autistic brother behind in the group home in which they live.

High School

By Gabrielle Pendergrast

Available though Teen BookCloud in the SSO Portal

Sixteen-year-old Raphaelle says the wrong thing, antagonizes the wrong people and has the wrong attitude. She can't do anything right except draw, but she draws the wrong pictures. When her father moves the family to a small prairie city, Raphaelle wants to make a new start. Reborn as "Ella," she tries to fit in at her new school. She's drawn to Samir, a Muslim boy in her art class, and expresses her confused feelings in explicit art. When a classmate texts a photo of Ella's art to a younger friend, the fallout spreads throughout Ella's life, threatening to destroy her already-fragile family.