Short and Sweet: Books for Teens

Angela Staff Image

Whether you are busier than ever or finding vast pockets of “down time”, choosing something short and sweet to read might hit the spot. This brief list contains an energetic graphic novel, a poetic pep talk, a compact chapter book from one of Pittsburgh’s own and a collection of short stories. I read them all, and it didn’t take too long!

The Skin I'm In

Maleeka suffers every day from the taunts of the other kids in her class. If they’re not getting at her about her homemade clothes or her good grades, it’s about her dark, black skin. When a new teacher, whose face is blotched with a startling white patch, starts at their school, Maleeka can see there is bound to be trouble for her too. But the new teacher’s attitude surprises Maleeka. Miss Saunders loves the skin she’s in. Can Maleeka learn to do the same? You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Overdrive/Libby.