TIME Presents the 100 Best YA Books of All Time

By Kaitlyn Spotts | August 17 2021 | GeneralHigh SchoolMiddle School

TIME recently shared its list of the 100 Best YA Books of All Time. This definitive list was curated by a panel of celebrated YA authors, and includes the most compelling, enlightening, and influential young-adult books, all in chronological order beginning in the 1800s.  The list includes over 30 titles from Penguin Random House and its distribution partners.

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Little Women
In time for the new major feature film, a timeless new edition of one of the most beloved novels in American literature.
$6.99 US
Nov 19, 2019
Mass Market Paperback
528 Pages

The Diary of a Young Girl
The Definitive Edition
Edited by Otto H. Frank and Mirjam Pressler, the Definitive Edition of Anne Frank's diary features 30% new material. It restores all of the entries omitted from previous publications-including Anne's observations about her emerging sexuality and her stormy relationship with her mother.
$8.99 US
Feb 03, 1997
Mass Market Paperback
400 Pages

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
40th Anniversary Special Edition
A stunning repackage of Mildred D. Taylor's Newbery Award-winning masterpiece with cover art by two-time Caldecott Honor Award winner Kadir Nelson and an introduction by Jacqueline Woodson, just in time for its 40th Anniversary!
$19.99 US
Jan 05, 2016
304 Pages
Dial Books

This groundbreaking classic is now available in a special anniversary edition with bonus content. Winner of the Newbery Medal as well as the National Book Award, HOLES is a New York Times bestseller and one of the strongest-selling middle-grade books to ever hit shelves!
$8.99 US
May 09, 2000
288 Pages

Akata Witch
World Fantasy Award-winning author Nnedi Okorafor weaves together a story of magic, mystery, and finding one's place in the world--for fans of Ursula Le Guin and Diana Wynne Jones.
$12.99 US
Jul 11, 2017
384 Pages

The Fault in Our Stars
The beloved, #1 global bestseller by John Green, author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and Turtles All the Way Down“John Green is one of the best writers alive.” –E. Lockhart, #1 bestselling author of We Were Liars“The greatest romance story of this decade.″ –Entertainment Weekly#1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller • #1 USA Today Bestseller • #1 International BestsellerDespite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.From John Green, #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. It brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
$14.99 US
Apr 08, 2014
352 Pages
Penguin Books

I'll Give You the Sun
The Printz Medal winner and Stonewall Honor book comes to Speak!
$12.99 US
Oct 27, 2015
400 Pages
Dial Books

Dear Martin
A #1 New York Times bestseller!"Raw and gripping." -Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys"A must-read!" -Angie Thomas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U GiveRaw, captivating, and undeniably real, Nic Stone joins industry giants Jason Reynolds and Walter Dean Myers as she boldly tackles American race relations in this stunning debut.
$12.99 US
Sep 04, 2018
240 Pages

I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
The National Book Award Finalist and instant New York Times bestseller about losing a sister and finding yourself amid the pressures, expectations, and stereotypes of growing up in a Mexican American home.  “I fell in love with Erika L. Sánchez’ stunning novel....The depth, wit and searing intelligence of her writing, and her young Latina heroine, struck me to my core and left me wanting so much more." --America Ferrera
$12.99 US
Mar 05, 2019
368 Pages

We Are Okay
Winner of the 2018 Michael L. Printz Award -- An achingly beautiful novel about grief and the enduring power of friendship.
$11.99 US
Feb 26, 2019
256 Pages
Penguin Books

Now in paperback, the National Book Award finalist and genre-defying novel by award-winning author Akwaeke Emezi that explores themes of identity and justice. Pet is here to hunt a monster. Are you brave enough to look?
$11.99 US
Jan 19, 2021
224 Pages
Knopf Books for Young Readers

March: Book One
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$14.95 US
Aug 13, 2013
128 Pages
Top Shelf Productions

More Happy Than Not (Deluxe Edition)
The New York Times bestseller comes out in a deluxe edition featuring an introduction by Angie Thomas, and a brand new bonus ending.
$10.99 US
Sep 08, 2020
352 Pages
Soho Teen

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