Monthly Archives: April 2019

Read Alikes: Goodbye Days


After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings, and Flew Away by Joyce Carol Oates
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Heart to Heart by Lurlene McDaniel
Hit and Run by Lurlene McDaniel
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
The First Stone by Don Aker
The Secret Language of Sisters by Luanne Rice
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Willow by Julia Hoban

Read Alikes: Eliza and Her Monsters


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Draw the Line by Laurnet Linn
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
Fan Art by Sarah Tregay
Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Read Alikes: City of Saints & Thieves


American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Sadie by Courtney Summers
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Read Alikes: The Librarian of Auschwitz


Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Mapping the Bones by Jane Yolen
Night by Elie Wiesel
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
What the Night Sings by Vesper Stamper

Read Alikes: The Poet X


America Street by Ibi Zoboi
Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Read Alikes: The 57 Bus


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Being Emily by Rachel Gold
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen by Jazz Jennings
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark
Gracefully Grayson by Ami Polonsky           
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir by Maggie Thrash
I am J by Cris Beam
If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community by Robin Stevenson
Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote

Speak: The Graphic Novel: Accolades








  • Booklist, starred review
  • School Library Journal, starred review
  • Kirkus, starred review
  • Horn Book, starred review
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
  • 2018 Booklist Youth Editors’ Choice
  • A Quill & Quire Best Kids’ Book of 2018
  • A 2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Selection

Book Talk: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Review of Speak: the Graphic Novel

Laurie Halse Anderson & Emily Carroll on Speak at the 2018 L.A. Times Festival of Books