Chicago Literature Index — Young Adult Literature

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 1.  The Tribune Primer
Eugene Field
Eugene Field link
1882 NFYANC
 2.  Twig
Elizabeth Orton Jones
Elizabeth Orton Jones link
1942 FYA
 3.  The Last Catholic in America
John R. Powers
John R. Powers link
1973 FYA
 4.  Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
John R. Powers
John R. Powers link
1975 NFYA
 5.  The Unoriginal Sinner and The Ice Cream God
John R. Powers
John R. Powers link
1977 FYA
 6.  The House On Mango Street
Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros link
1984 FYA
 7.  Children of the Fire
Harriette Gillem Robinet
Harriette Gillem Robinet link
1991 FYA
 8.  A Long Way from Chicago
Richard Peck
Richard Peck link
1998 FYAHF
 9.  A Year Down Yonder
Richard Peck
Richard Peck link
2000 FYAHF
 10.  Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
Chris Ware
Chris Ware link
2000 FYAGN
 11.  Fair Weather
Richard Peck
Richard Peck link
2001 FYAHF
 12.  Chasing Vermeer
Blue Balliett
Blue Balliett link
2004 FMysYA
 13.  An Abundance of Katherines
John Green
John Green link
2006 FYA
 14.  The Wright 3
Blue Balliett
Blue Balliett link
2006 FMysYA
 15.  Perfect Chemistry
Simone Elkeles
Simone Elkeles link
2008 FYA
 16.  Ten Cents a Dance
Christine Fletcher 2008 FYA
 17.  The Calder Game
Blue Balliett
Blue Balliett link
2008 FMysYA
 18.  Ballads of Suburbia
Stephanie Kuehnert
Stephanie Kuehnert Lewis link
2009 FYA
 19.  The Rock and the River
Kekla Magoon 2009 FYA
 20.  Murder for Choir
Joelle Charbonneau
Joelle Charbonneau link
2010 FMysYA
 21.  The Sixty-Eight Rooms
Marianne Malone
Marianne Malone link
2010 FYA
 22.  Vixen
Jillian Larkin 2010 FYA
 23.  Will Grayson
John Green
John Green link
2010 FYA
 24.  Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty
G. Neri 2010 FYA
 25.  Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Karen Blumenthal 2011 NFYA
 26.  Divergent
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth link
2011 FYASFF
 27.  Rotters
Daniel Kraus
Daniel Kraus link
2011 FYA
 28.  Stealing Magic
Marianne Malone
Marianne Malone link
2011 FMysYA
 29.  Bomb
Steve Sheinkin 2012 NFYA
 30.  Her Mother’s Secret
Barbara Garland Polikoff
Barbara Garland Polikoff link
2012 FYA
 31.  Insurgent
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth link
2012 FYASFF
 32.  Time Between Us
Tamara Ireland Stone 2012 FYASFF
 33.  Allegiant
Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth link
2013 FYASFF
 34.  Chasing Shadows
Swati Avasthi 2013 FYA
 35.  End Me a Tenor
Joelle Charbonneau
Joelle Charbonneau link
2013 FMysYA
 36.  Good Kings Bad Kings
Susan Nussbaum 2013 FYA
 37.  Hold Fast
Blue Balliett
Blue Balliett link
2013 FMysYA
 38.  The Pirates Coin
Marianne Malone
Marianne Malone link
2013 FMysYA
 39.  A Chorus Lineup
Joelle Charbonneau
Joelle Charbonneau link
2014 FMysYA
 40.  Liliana
Neva Squires-Rodriguez 2014 FYA
 41.  Pointe
Brandy Colbert 2014 FNovYA
 42.  The Art of Secrets
James Klise 2014 FMysYA
 43.  The Secret of the Key
Marianne Malone
Marianne Malone link
2014 FMysYA
 44.  Pieces and Players
Blue Balliett
Blue Balliett link
2015 FYA
 45.  The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Volume One: At the Edge of Empire
Daniel Kraus 2015 FYA
 46.  Just Kill Me
Adam Selzer
Adam Selzer link
2016 FYA
 47.  I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Erika L. Sánchez
Erika L. Sanchez link
2017 FYA
 48.  Midnight Without a Moon
Linda Williams Jackson 2017 FNovYAHF
 49.  Neighborhood Girls
Jessie Ann Foley 2017 FYA
 50.  The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry
David L. Carson and Landis Blair 2017 FNovYAHFGN
 51.  A Few Red Drops
Claire Hartfield
Claire Hartfield link
2018 NFYA
 52.  Finding Langston
Lesa Cline-Ransome 2018 FYA
 53.  Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker Rhodes 2018 FNovYA
 54.  Love, Hate, and Other Filters
Samira Ahmed 2018 FNovYA
 55.  The Mortification of Fovea Munson
Mary Wynn Heider
Mary Winn Heider link
2018 FNovYA
 56.  The Stowaway Kid
Lois Ruby
Lois Ruby link
2019 FYA
 57.  Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All
Laura Ruby 2019 FYA