Young Teen Page


Young Teen Programs for Grades 6-8

New Fiction

Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

Queer black girls team up to overthrow the patriarchy in the former kingdom of Cinderella.

My Life As A Potato by Arianne Costner

When Ben Hardy is forced to become the school’s mascot, Steve the Spud, he wants to keep the embarrassing gig a secret at all costs.

The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning

When a princess’s commoner true love is kidnapped to coerce her into a political marriage, she doesn’t give in – she goes to rescue him.

We, The Wildflowers by L. B. Simmons

Genesis, Adam, Chloe, and Lukas end up in Mary Rodriguez’s home, an outpost for Sacred Heart’s troubled youth program where they forge unlikely friendships.

The Best Week That Never Happened by Dallas Woodburn

In this magical story of young love, two childhood soulmates, Tegan and Kai, are reunited after a tragic event, opening the door to forgiveness, grace, and healing.

New Graphic Novels/Manga

Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging, and how arts can save a life

Alex Rider: Ark Angel The Graphic Novel by Anthony Horowitz

After a chance encounter with the son of billionaire Nikolei Drevin, Alex Rider finds himself in the middle of an international plot to destroy the Pentagon.

The Lost Carnival: A Dick Grayson Graphic Novel by Michael Moreci

Before he met Batman, Dick Grayson discovered the power of young love – and its staggering cost – at the magical Lost Carnival.

The Montague Twins 1: The Witch’s Hand by Nathan Page

Brothers. Detectives. Witches? Meet Pete and Alastair Montague in the first installment of a new graphic novel duology that is the Hardy Boys meets Paper Girls.

Witch Hat Atelier: Volume 6 by Kamome Shirahama

A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. 

New Non-Fiction

Everything You Need to Ace Computer Science and Coding in One Big Fat Notebook: The Complete Middle School Study Guide by Grant Smith

This Big Fat Notebook makes it all “sink in”; with key concepts, mnemonic devices, definitions, diagrams, and doodles to help you understand computer science.

Give Us the Vote!: Over 200 Years of Fighting for the Ballot by Susan Goldman Rubin

The corruption, activism, heroic efforts, and ongoing struggles for the right to vote are chronicled by an award-winning nonfiction author.

The Poison Eaters: Fighting Danger And Fraud In Our Food And Drugs by Gail Jarrow

Formaldehyde, borax, salicylic acid. Today, these chemicals are used in embalming fluids, cleaning supplies, and acne medications. But in 1900, they were routinely added to food that Americans ate from cans and jars.

Into the Blizzard: Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 1978: an Adaptation for Young Readers by Michael J. Tougias

This middle-grade adaptation of an adult nonfiction book chronicles the harrowing journey between Captain Quirk and the Coast Guard as they struggled in the holds of a radical storm. It’s an epic tale of heroism and bravery at sea.

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer

#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer unravels the truth behind the secret assassination attempt on George Washington and how the plot helped create the CIA and the FBI in this young reader’s adaptation for younger audiences.

New Biographies

The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler by John Hendrix

In his signature style of interwoven handwritten text and art, John Hendrix tells the true story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a pastor who makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to free the German people from oppression during World War II.

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life & Work by Victoria Ortiz

The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with b/w archival photographs.

Fly Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front by Mary Jennings Hegar

A Young Readers Edition of a compelling story of courage and triumph, this is the inspiring true story of Major Mary Jennings Hegar – a brave and determined woman who gave her all for her country, her sense of justice, and for women everywhere. 

A Light in the Darkness: Janusz Korczak, His Orphans, and the Holocaust by Albert Marrin

From National Book Award Finalist Albert Marrin comes the moving story of Janusz Korczak, the heroic Polish Jewish doctor who devoted his life to children, perishing with them in the Holocaust.

It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime; Stories from a South African Childhood; Adapted for Young Readers by Trevor Noah

The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers’ adaptation of his adult memoir.

 Homework Help links you to FREE on demand online homework assistance program for all students in grades K-12, ESL, and GED in Suffolk County. It is easy to use. Log in with your East Hampton Library card and then enter your grade level and the subject you need help in.  You will be connected to a qualified tutor who will provide general or specific homework help.  Homework Help is available 7 days a week from 2-10pm. links you to research subject topic guides where librarians have done some of the research for you. Log in with your East Hampton Library card. is a free, core academic web site that delivers rich multimedia content–videos, animations, and simulations–on general education subjects to middle-school and high-school teachers and college professors, and their students, free of charge. Teachers project HippoCampus content during classroom learning and assign it for computer labs and homework. Students use the site in the evenings for study and exam prep. Users do not need to register or log in to use the site.

Battle of the Books

Congratulations to our 2020 North Fork vs. South Fork Virtual Battle Teams!

Looking forward to creating a 2021 Battle team!

The Suffolk County Battle of the Books program is an inter-library competition between teams of teens entering 6th-9th grade focused on 8 young adult novels.  Young Teens “battle” each other in a trivia style competition based off of facts from the selected books.

In 2020, the North Fork and South Fork libraries competed in a virtual battle of the books focused on 4 young adult novels used in previous battles.  The East Hampton Teams (Messengers 1 and Messengers 2)  came in 3rd and 6th place in the South Fork Competition!

Previous Battle of the Books Teams


2020 Battle Team

East Hampton Messengers 1 & East Hampton Messengers 2

2018 Battle Team

East Hampton The Most Spectacular Goats

2017 Battle Team

East Hampton The Naked Mole Rats

2015 Battle Team

East Hampton Emoticons

Award(s): Team Choice & Sportsmanship

2014 Battle Team

East Hampton Smarties

Award(s): Team Choice