Books Featuring Inspirational Teenagers

Incredible stories to celebrate International Youth Day

We're celebrating International Youth Day on Sunday 12 August with 20 stories of young people changing the world. Whether real or fictional, we think these teens will be an inspiration whatever your age. 

Little Women cover

3. Little Women

Louisa May Alcott
I Am Malala cover

4. I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai
Sal cover

5. Sal

Mick Kitson
Wing Jones cover

6. Wing Jones

Katherine Webber
Code Name Verity cover

7. Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein
Holes front cover

8. Holes

Louis Sachar
Refugee Boy cover

10. Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah
Persepolis cover

11. Persepolis

Marjane Satrapi
If I Was Your Girl Cover Image

12. If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo
Binti Front Cover

13. Binti

Nnedi Okorafor
We Come Apart Front Cover

14. We Come Apart

Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan

16. The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas