Teen fiction and non-fiction regarding music! All titles are located in the Teen Space unless otherwise noted.
Armstrong, Jennifer (ed). What a song can do: 12 riffs on the power of music
David Levithan, Gail Giles and others share short stories about the power of music.
Castellucci, Cecil. Beige.
"Beige" is the nickname that given to Katy when she spends the summer in LA with her legendary punk rock drummer father. The nickname is supposed to reflect how nondescript she is in the land of glamour, fame, and punk music. Will Katy find her punk?
Cohn, Rachel & Levithan, David. Nick & Norah's infinite playlist.
The New York club scene forms the basis of this book about music, love, and life. BBYA Quick Picks for Reluctant Teen Readers.
Dessen, Sarah. Just listen.
Annabel turns her back on everything: a part-time modeling career, her friends, and her family and the only thing that grounds her is her new friend, music-loving Owen and the playlists that he creates for her.
Flinn, Alex. Diva.
Caitlin wishes for nothing more than to sing opera and despite family troubles, starting a new school where she has trouble fitting in, and obsessing about her weight, she just might make it in this novel told in the form of an online journal.
Going, K. L. Fat kid rules the world.
Skinny Curt recruits overweight and suicidal Troy as the drummer for his rock band and they both form and unlikely team.
Hugh, Mark Peter. Lemonade Mouth.
The nerd, the fat kid, the new kid, and the freak use diary entries to tell the story of how they formed the rock band "Lemonade Mouth" and found local fame.
Korman, Gordon. Born to rock.
Leo has everything going for him: President of the Young Republican's Club, his acceptance at Harvard seems guaranteed. But, when he's embroiled in a scandal, he joins a punk rock band as a roadie in the hopes that its star, 'King Maggot' might be his father and might be able to help him.
Powell, Randy. Tribute to another dead rock star.
Grady's life is about to change when he finds himself visiting Seattle for the tribute to his dead heavy metal rock star mother.
Rock 'n' roll camp for girls : how to start a band, write songs, record an album, and rock out!
The Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls is a summer camp based in Portland, Oregon, that empowers girls to be creative and get loud! This book is a like a take-home version of Rock Camp, with tips and advice about becoming a musician from women in the music industry (Pssst: You don't have to be a girl to get something out of this book!).
Westerfeld, Scott. The last days.
In this sequel to Peeps, five teenagers find themselves fighting a vampiric epidemic and a growing apocalypse by forming a paranormal rock band specializing in hypnotic music.
Anderson, M.T. Feed.
In a future where people have computer implants in their heads, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
YA SF ANDERSON
Bechard, Margaret. Spacer and Rat.
Jack is all set to leave Freedom Station when an Earthie Rat, Kit, and her bot who has named himself Waldo, endanger not only his plans but his life. 2006 Best Book for Young Adults.
JSF BECHARD [Located in Children's Fiction]
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's game.
In a world decimated by alien attacks, the government trains young geniuses like Ender in military strategy with computer games.
SF CARD [Located in Sci Fi/Fantasy, Mezzanine]
Clements, Andrew. Things not seen.
When Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to help him find out why.
CLEMENTS [Also available as a Book on CD].
Gaiman, Neil. Two plays for voices.
Gaiman adapted Snow Glass Apples and Murder Mysteries from his collection, Smoke and Mirrors.
Johnson, Angela. The first part last.
Powerful language and insight shows a young man's struggle with teenage fatherhood and raising his baby on his own.
YA JOHNSON [Also available as a Book on CD]
Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob: Hollywood hustle.
Vince Luca, youngest son of a Mob Boss, tries to escape the "business" by going to film school in CA. Can a handheld cam save his friends from his family?
Philbrick, W. R. The last book in the universe.
A thousand years in the future, an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to Earth.
SF PHILBRICK [Located in Sci Fi/Fantasy, Mezzanine]
Tashjian, Janet. The gospel according to Larry.
Things spiral out of control for Josh, a loner, who masquerades as "Larry" as he espouses anti-consumerism on his anonymous Web site.
Vande Velde, Vivian. Heir apparent.
While playing a virtual reality game, Giannine learns that demonstrators have damaged the equipment to which she is connected. She must win the game or be damaged herself!
JSF VANDE VELDE [Located in Children's Fiction]
Vega, Denise. Click here (to find out how I survived seventh grade).
When Erin's blog gets posted accidentally on the school Intranet site, she learns some important lessons about friendship.
J VEGA [Located in Children's Fiction]
Vizzini, Ned. Be more chill.
"Dude, you need a squip." High school nerd Jeremy Heere swallows a pill-sized super computer that is supposed to help him get whatever he wants.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
DVD, 117 min, 2004.
The epic coming-of-age tale of Nausicaä, a princess warrior, striving to negotiate peace between kingdoms battling over the last of the planet's precious natural resources. Along with Grave of the Fireflies, Howl's Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke, one of the best of the anime genre. GN NAUSICAA
DVD, 89 min., 1998. Victor and Thomas, leave their Coeur d'Alene reservation to retrieve the remains of Victor's father. Hilarious and heart-breaking. Based on The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie.
SMOKE [Located in the DVD Collection, Main Floor]