Here to Help: Gun Violence Resources for Teens 

The following is a list of books, including fiction and nonfiction, that are appropriate for young adults and teenagers that deal with being intimately affected by gun violence. From novels that deal with the mental aftermath of losing a loved one to a gun-related death to books that give young people motivation to speak out in support of stricter gun safety laws, these books provide readers a variety of ways to confront this difficult issue.

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People Kill People

Violence itself narrates this prose novel that follows six young adults whose lives intersect following a gun-related death.

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby

That Night

Two teens navigate life in their Queens neighborhood one year after a mass shooting event.

This title is also available for checkout as an eBook on Hoopla

#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line

In the wake of the tragic mass shooting Parkland, Florida, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School organized a national movement to rally young people to put an end to school shootings. With these books, these young people assert their vision for how we can change our society to prevent further violence.

How It Went Down

Black teenager Tariq Johnson dies after being shot by Jack Franklin, who is white. As his family and community reels, more information surfaces about that tragic day.

This title is also available for checkout as an eAudio on Hoopla.