• YA lit  


    Permission for Young Adult (YA) books

    Interested in allowing your mature middle schooler to explore our YA titles? First, what does YA mean? The subject matter and storylines of YA literature are typically consistent with the age and experience of the main character, but YA literature spans the spectrum of fiction genres. YA stories that focus on the specific challenges of youth are sometimes referred to as problem novels or coming-of-age-novels. We have a few steps to go through in order to allow your child to check out books designated as Young Adult:

    • Click here for our list of all YA titles.
    • Visit Common Sense Media for a detailed, objective overview of individual titles. Being equipped with this additional information can encourage a conversation about sensitive, yet current, topics with your child.
    • Download and sign this form. Students will NOT be able to check out any of our YA titles without this signed consent form.

    Permission for 8th grade ONLY YA books

    Our 8th Grade Only Young Adult section was recently added as a result of student requests. Time and again, many of our avid readers would ask if we had a particular title only to find out that the mature content of the book they were looking for was found to be too intense for our school community. We soon realized that topics once considered to be taboo are now often the mainstream normal for much of young adult literature.

    Please visit Common Sense Media for more information, do the research, and have a conversation with your child about navigating through this 21st century world in which we live!

    • Click here for our list of 8th grade only YA titles
    • Click here to download and sign the 8th Grade Only permission form