Reading Can Change the World

These YA books are so profound and so moving that they literally changed the way we look at the world. With the help of the their community on Twitter and YouTube, Epic Reads pulled together the thirty most highly recommended books to create this list.

Reading Can Change the World…by changing your view of the world.  During the 2014-2015 school year, students were challendged to read 5 of these books. 

These title continue to be world-view changing.  We invite you to read one today.

Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Before I Fall Enhanced Edition Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

 Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Burned by Ellen Hopkins


Elsewhere
by Gabrielle Zevin

Every Day by David Levithan

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers


Falling Into Place
by Amy Zhang

Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Hate List by Jennifer Brown

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Never Fall DownNever Fall Down by Patricia McCormick

North of BeautifulNorth of Beautiful by Justina Chen

Reality Boy by A.S. King

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta

Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Split by Swati Avasthi

Tease by Amanda Maciel

The Silenced by James Devita

These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

Wild AwakeWild Awake by Hilary Smith

Winger by Andrew Smith