The Everett Public Library’s top checkouts for teens and young adults in 2022

Find out which nonfiction, fiction, graphic and audio titles teens and young adults loved reading last year.

Although young adult library visitors had a wide range of options to choose from this year, a few titles in particular clearly stood out to them.

Here are the most borrowed books by teens and young adults from the Everett Public Libraries. If you’re interested in checking out the most read titles by Everett adults and kids, take a look at our top checkout lists.

All Boys Aren’t Blue: a memoir-manifesto(2020) by George M. Johnson 

Through a series of personal essays, journalist and activist George M. Johnson chronicles their formative years as a Black queer person in New Jersey and Virginia. From getting their teeth kicked out by bullies at age 5 to tender memories flea marketing with their grandmother, Johnson weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by queer people of color.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You(2020) by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi

Adapted from “Stamped from the Beginning” by renowned author and activist Ibram X. Kendi, “Stamped” reveals the history of America’s racism and inspires action for an antiracist future. The book shows readers how racist ideas form along with their negative impact, so they can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.

The ABC’s of LGBT+(2016) by Ash Mardell

YouTuber and activist Ash Mardell provides readers with guide to those who are questioning their identity or just simply seek a deeper knowledge on queer issues. The book is full of definitions, anecdotes and resources to help young queer people and allies navigate sexuality and identity.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes(2020) by Suzanne Collins

The “Hunger Games” prequel follows 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow of the once-mighty House of Snow. Coriolanus is given the opportunity to be a mentor in the Games, but the odds are against him when he is given the humiliating assignment to advice a tribute from District 12. Coriolanus must use his wit and charm to help his mentee survive, no matter what it takes. The book’s film adaption releases Nov. 17 this year.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone(1998) by J.K. Rowling

On his 11th birthday, Harry Potter learns that he is not only the orphaned son of two powerful wizards, but that he has powers of his own. When he is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards, Harry seeks to find the truth about his parents’ mysterious deaths. This is the first book in a series that has spawned multiple films, video games and a theme park.

Six of Crows(2015) by Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam is a bustling hub of international trade where you can buy anything for the right price. No one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Breekker. He’s offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him richer than his wildest dreams. It’s an opportunity too good to pass up, but Kaz realizes he can’t pull it off alone. Can Kaz’s crew of six dangerous outcasts pull it off? The book series has also been adapted into the Netflix fantasy series “Shadow and Bone.”

Land of the Lustrous” (2017) by Haruko Ichikawa

The action manga,”Land of the Lustrous” is set in a far off future Earth, where humanity’s distant descendants live on in a small group of sexless crystalline beings who must fight off an invasion from the Moon.

The Magic Fish” (2017) by Trung Le Nguyen

Tien is the teenage son of Vietnamese immigrants. He connects with his mother by reading her fairy tails, but he struggles to find the right words to tell her that he is gay. Is there a way to explain it to them in Vietnamese? Will they accept him? This graphic novel illustrates the complexity of family and how art can explain things we don’t have the words for.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, 01” (2017) by Akira Himekawa

Link wants to protect the world of Hyrule and help princess Zelda. After a fateful meeting, he sought out the anonymity and peace of life in a small village. But danger and adventure always find heroes to set things right, and when the dark minions of the King of Shadows threaten his new home, Link answers the call. The book is based on a 2006 video game from the hit “The Legend of Zelda” series. The newest game in the Nintendo franchise, “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom,” releases this year on May 12.

Scarlet(2013) by Marissa Meyer

Cyborg mechanic Cinder is trying to break out of prison, and if successful, will be the Commonwealth’s most wanted criminal. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit is on a quest to find her missing grandmother. Along the way she meets Wolf, a street fighter who might be able to help her. Scarlet, Wolf and Cinder must work together to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana and the unravel the mystery of Scarlet’s grandmother.

Throne of Glass” (2021) by Sarah J. Maas

Deep in the salt mines of Endovier, 18-year-old trained assassin Celaena Sardothien is serving a life sentence. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: she must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament and fight the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” (2020) by Suzanne Collins

The “Hunger Games” prequel follows 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow of the once-mighty House of Snow. Coriolanus is given the opportunity to be a mentor in the Games, but the odds are against him when he is given the humiliating assignment to advice a tribute from District 12. Coriolanus must use his wit and charm to help his mentee survive, no matter what it takes. The book’s film adaption releases Nov. 17 this year.

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