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Book List , Teen


Title: Naruto
By: Masashi Kishimoto
Published: 2007

Twelve years ago the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a fearsome threat. A nine-tailed fox spirit claimed the life of the village leader, the Hokage, and many others. Today, the village is at peace and a troublemaking kid named Naruto is struggling to graduate from Ninja Academy. His goal may be to become the next Hokage, but his true destiny will be much more complicated. The adventure begins now!

Recommended for grades 7-12.

Witch Hat Atelier

Title: Witch Hat Atelier
By: Kamome Shirahama
Published: 2019

Meet young Coco, curious and bright, and desperate to learn how magic's wrought, but witches keep their secrets hidden tight, and witches, Coco knows, are born, not taught. Then one day Coco spies upon a witch as he prepares the charms for which she yearns. And sees that, like her skill with thread and stitch, the truth is, magic's something she can learn. Now with this knowledge, Coco starts to try to teach herself the witches' way with charms. And yet her aspirations go awry, as Coco's magic causes grievous harm. To set things right young Coco leaves her home and so begins the tale with this tome.

Recommended for grades 6-10.

My Hero Academia

Title: My Hero Academia
By: Kōhei Horikoshi
Published: 2019

The U.A. High School Hero Course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the Sports Festival and internships, there's even Parents' Day! Midoriya inherits the superpower of the world's greatest hero, but greatness won't come easy.

Recommended for grades 7-12.

A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow

Title: A Tropical Fish Yearns for Snow
By: Makoto Hagino
Published: 2019

When her dad gets a job overseas, Konatsu Amano has to leave the Tokyo life she's always known and relocate to a small seaside town to stay with her aunt. The move also means starting a new school surrounded by complete strangers, and it's a lot to handle for a girl who has trouble with change. But on her first day in her new town, Konatsu is instantly drawn to Koyuki, an older girl who is the sole member of the Aquarium Club. Konatsu's introverted tendencies are hard for her to overcome, but maybe she's found something worth coming out of her shell for?

Recommended for grades 7-9.

Fullmetal Alchemist

Title: Fullmetal Alchemist
By: Hiromu Arakawa
Published: 2005

As young boys, Edward & Alphonse Elric dabbled in alchemy to try to resurrect their dead mother. As a result, Ed lost one arm and one leg, while Al lost his entire body and had his spirit sealed into a suit of armor. Now, they are searching for the fabled Philosopher's Stone to restore what they've lost.

Recommended for grades 7-12.

Komi Can't Communicate

Title: Komi Can't Communicate
By: Tomohito Oda
Published: 2019

Socially anxious high school student Shoko Komi would love to make friends, but her shyness is interpreted as reserve, and the other students keep her at a distance. Only timid Tadano realizes the truth, and despite his own desire to blend in, he decides to help her achieve her goal of making 100 friends.

Recommended for grades 7-12.


Title: Bleach
By: Tite Kubo
Published: 2004

Ichigo Kurosaki has always been able to see ghosts, but this ability doesn't change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family; but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every last drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of dangerous spirits and, along with Rukia--who is slowly regaining her powers--it's Ichigo's job to protect the innocent from Hollows and help the spirits themselves find peace.

Recommended for grades 7-12.

Dr. Stone

Title: Dr. Stone
By: Riichiro Inagaki
Published: 2018

One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millenia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he's not alone! His science-loving friend Senku's been up and running for a few months and he's got a grand plan in mind--to kick-start civilization with the power of science!

Recommended for grades 7-9.

Tiger & Bunny

Title: Tiger & Bunny
By: Mizuki Sakakibara
Published: 2013

Superpowered humans known as NEXT appeared in the world 45 years ago. Some of them fight crime in the city of Stern Bild while promoting their corporate sponsors on the hit show "HERO TV." The people love their superheroes, even if they don't completely understand them, and not all of the NEXT use their powers for good.

Recommended for grades 7-12.


Title: Haikyu!!
By: Haruichi Furudate
Published: 2016

Ever since he saw the legendary player known as 'the Little Giant' compete at the national volleyball finals, Shoyo Hinata has been aiming to be the best volleyball player ever! Who says you need to be tall to play volleyball when you can jump higher than anyone else? After losing his first and last volleyball match against Tobio Kageyama, 'the King of the Court, ' Shoyo Hinata swears to become his rival after graduating middle school. But what happens when the guy he wants to defeat ends up being his teammate?!

Recommended for grades 7-12.

One-Punch Man

Title: One-Punch Man
Published: 2015

Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem--he just can't seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! Every time a promising villain appears, Saitama beats the snot out of 'em with one punch! Can he finally find an opponent who can go toe-to-toe with him and give his life some meaning? Or is he doomed to a life of superpowered boredom?

Recommended for grades 7-12.

Black Clover

Title: Black Clover
By: Yūki Tabata
Published: 2016

Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem--he can't use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can't use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing's for sure--Asta will never give up!

Recommended for grades 7-12.

Assassination Classroom

Title: Assassination Classroom
By: Ysei Matsui
Published: 2014

Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who's doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students' tattered self-esteem? What does a pathetic class of misfits have in their arsenal to combat their schoolteacher's alien technology, bizarre powers and...tentacles?!

Recommended for grades 10-12.

Soul Eater

Title: Soul Eater
By: Atsushi Ōkubo
Published: 2009

Maka is a scythe meister, working to perfect one particular scythe until it is good enough to become Death's Weapon -- the weapon used by Shinigami-sama, the spirit of Death himself. As if that wasn't unusual enough, her scythe is a demon scythe called Soul Eater, which can change form from a scythe to a human-looking boy. In order to make Soul Eater powerful enough to be Death's Weapon, he must eat the souls of 99 humans and 1 witch. Along the way, the two of them face many different challenges, including a cat witch named Blair (who happens to have a thing for Soul) and a teacher who's been turned into a zombie (and wants him to join her!). Her fellow students, like the shadow ninja weapon meister named Black Star who always needs to be the center of attention, aren't much help, either. It'll be a miracle if Maka even survives, let alone manages to make Soul Eater into the Death Scythe.

Recommended for grades 10-12.

Fruits Basket

Title: Fruits Basket
By: Natsuki Takaya
Published: 2016

Tohru Honda was an orphan with no place to go until the mysterious Sohma family offered her a place to call home. Now her ordinary high school life is turned upside down as she's introduced to the Sohma's world of magical curses and family secrets.

Recommended for grades 10-12.

Death Note

Title: Death Note
By: Tsugumi Ōba
Published: 2010

Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects--and he's bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and now Light has vowed to use the power of the Death Note to rid the world of evil. Will Light's noble goal succeed, or will the Death Note turn him into the very thing he fights against?

Recommended for grades 10-12.

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