For Teens

A Step from Heaven

An Na

When four-year-old Young Ju Park first hears the words Mi Gook — Korean for “America” — she is sure that they mean “Heaven.” But when her family moves to Southern California the following year, she finds the transition from life in Korea far from easy.


Neil Gaiman

In Coraline’s family’s new flat, there are 21 windows and 14 doors. 13 of the doors open and close. The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only […]


Judy Blume

When Deenie sees the brace for the first time, she wants to scream, “Forget it … I’m never going to wear that thing. Everyone will know. Everyone!” But the words won’t come out. And Deenie, beautiful Deenie, who everyone says should be a model, is stuck wearing a brace from her neck to her hips. […]

Gang Leader for a Day

Sudhir Venkatesh

The story of a young sociologist who embedded himself in a Chicago crack dealing gang, first told in Freakonomics, captured the world’s attention. Gang Leader For A Day is the fascinating full story of how Sudhir Venkatesh gained entry into the gang and went on to witness-and sometimes participate in-the sort of events that have […]

Journeys of Strength, Love and Faith


For most teenagers, life’s journey is peppered with potholes, crossroads and confusing road signs – even near-fatal accidents for some. As such, they are constantly in search of the right vehicle to get through this bumpy phase of their lives. In this anthology of inspirational stories, 20 ITE students share how they have found the […]

Julia Gillian (and the Dream of the Dog)

Alison McGhee

Now that Julia Gillian is a middle school “Sixlet” (sixth-grader), life is fundamentally altered. No longer do her teachers coddle her. No longer is recess the carefree pleasure it once was. Worse than all of this, Julia Gillian’s beloved dog, Bigfoot, is slowing down, which makes her cozy, predictable world feel out of control.

L.A. Candy

Lauren Conrad

Los Angeles is all about the sweet life: hot clubs, cute guys, designer….everything. Nineteen year old Jane Roberts can’t wait to start living it up. She may be in L.A for an internship, but Jane plans to play as hard as she works and has enlisted her BFF Scarlett to join in the fun.


Catherine Clark

Madison, Taylor, and Olivia are miserable and it’s not their fault. The three girls who used to be their best friends have turned against them, and they are mean! They’ve got to do something, or they’ll be miserable for the rest of their lives—or at least the seventh grade.

Perfect: Anorexia and Me

Emily Halban

‘Trickle by trickle the pounds began to shed. Family began to notice. Friends began to talk. Whispers could be overheard and the feeling was one of immense satisfaction. …progressively, item after item of my wardrobe slowly slipped down my hips and dragged along the floor as I obsessively walked myself slim.’


Tommy Kovac

Curiouser and Curiouser! Among the numerous curiosities that have gone unexplained in the classic tale Alice In Wonderland, the most fascinating might be the story of Mary Ann, the White Rabbit’s housemaid, whom Alice is mistaken for. Now, Mary Ann’s story is envisioned and told by the amazingly team of writer Tommy Kovac and artist […]