Best Books for Grades 11-12

Posted on March 24, 2021

by Stefani H

Looking for the best reads to escape the stress of junior or senior year? Check out the following titles for teens in 11th and 12th Grade!

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Monday’s Not Coming

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Claudia and Monday have always been close friends. When Monday goes missing, Claudia wonders why no one seems concerned. This suspenseful mystery offers thrills and an engrossing world.

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Darius the Great is Not Okay

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Darius has a difficult relationship with his dad, a sister who is perfect, and a job at a tea shop. His family’s trip to Iran to visit grandparents sparks a journey of self-discovery.

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In the future, people convicted of crimes are sent to the island of Alcatraz. There, they are hunted down by a team of murderers, all streamed live on social media! Follow Dee, convicted of murdering her stepsister, as she navigates this dystopian world.

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Akata Witch

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Sunny discovers she has magical powers! She and her new friends track a dangerous person who wants to use magic in evil ways. Join Sunny and her friends as they explore a world where knowledge is a valuable currency.

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Binti is the first of the Himba to attend Oomza University – one of the best in the galaxy. On the way, an accident occurs that changes her life forever. See what happens as Binti leaves everything she knows, in a world where nothing is quite as it seems.

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The Black Flamingo


Michael has always felt like he didn’t quite fit in. As he finishes high school, he looks forward to reinventing himself in college. Everything changes when he learns about the campus Drag Society.

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Lawn Boy


Mike Muñoz feels a little lost. After getting fired from a job as a lawn boy, he tries to figure out what comes next. Mike goes on a challenging journey of self-discovery that is anything but dull.

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Dear Martin

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Justyce has a lot going on. As one of the few black kids in his school, he has troubles with his classmates, an ex-girlfriend, and the police! He starts writing letters to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr to help navigate his world.

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The Voting Booth


Marva’s family is all about accomplishments and doing your best – she has channeled this into her grades and politics. A crazy day at the polls brings unexpected love.

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With the Fire on High

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As a high school student, Emoni stands out. She’s a teen mother and lives with her Abuela. But most important is her skill in the kitchen! Watch her use this skill to pursue dreams she didn’t realize she had.

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One of Us is Lying

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A gossip app is sweeping the school. Suddenly the creator is found dead in front of four very high-profile students. Can they band together to solve the mystery?

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Game Seven

Julio was 10 when his father defected from Cuba. Still, he dreams of playing baseball at the highest level. He ultimately must choose between his father or the life and people he has always known in Cuba.

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We Regret to Inform You

How would you feel if you were rejected from every college you applied to? Mischa is living everyone’s worse nightmare, and it’s all because someone altered her transcripts.

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The Marrow Thieves


In the future, North America’s Indigenous People are the only ones with the ability to dream. Others learn that bone marrow can be used to help them dream as well. Frenchie and his friends band together to keep each other safe and stay hidden so that they don’t become a commodity for a false “cure” to dreamlessness.

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The Hate U Give

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Starr is returning from a party with a friend when he is murdered. This event forces her to see that she lives in two worlds. Follow Starr as she tries to make sense of what really happened that night.

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