All books filed under “Contemporary”

Long Way Down

by Jason Reynolds

Genre: Contemporary, crime, poetry
Subjects: bullies, dealing with death and/or illness, family relationships, ghosts, honor

Rain Reign

by Ann M. Martin

Genre: Contemporary
Subjects: animals, family relationships, friendship, growing up, independent girl


by Jason Reynolds

Genre: children's literature, Contemporary, Middle Grade
Series: Track | Subjects: domestic violence, family relationships, friendship, track

First Rule of Punk

by Celia C. Perez

Genre: Contemporary, Middle Grade, read aloud
Subjects: family relationships, friendship, independent girl, music, positive social action

I am Jazz

by Jazz Jennings

Genre: Contemporary, Non-fiction picturebook, read aloud
Subjects: body image, friendship, gender identity, independent girl
Illustrated by Shelagh McNicholas

Jingle Dancer

by Cynthia Leitich Smith & Ling-Hwa Hu

Genre: Contemporary, Picturebook
Subjects: clever child, family relationships, independent girl, Native Americans, quest
Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright

Big Nate Out Loud

by Lincoln Peirce

Genre: Contemporary, fiction, graphic novel/comicbook, Middle Grade
Subjects: clever child, friendship, music

The Titan’s Curse

by Rick Riordan

Genre: adventure, Contemporary, fantasy, fiction, Greek mythology, Middle Grade, Roman mythology
Series: Percy Jackson | Subjects: friendship, heroes, magic, quest

The One and Only Ivan

by Katherine (K.A.) Applegate

Genre: Contemporary, middle readers
Subjects: animals, bullies, circus, clever child, dealing with death and/or illness, family relationships, friendship, orphans

Goosebumps: How to Kill a Monster

by R.L. Stine

Genre: action, adventure, Contemporary, fiction
Series: Goosebumps | Subjects: clever child, friendship, scary