Youth and Teen Novels

Youth/Teen Novels (Not all Christian, but still culturally significant)

Tales of the Forgotten by Beth Guckenberg – Goes through the stories of many around the world.  She has 3 other similar books.

The Teen Guide to Global Action by Barbara A Lewis – not necessarily a Christian book, but inspiring and gets ideas sparked

Shooting Kabul by N. H. Senzai—A girl is separated from her parents by the Taliban and has a plan to relocate her parents.

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia—three girls travel to look for their mother who abandoned them, set in the 60s.

Wonder by R. J. Palacio—A boy with a severe facial deformity is mainstreamed in school—deals with everything.

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai—Escaping Vietnam, a girl with her family comes to live in America.

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper—About a girl with cerebral palsy.

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park—A boy named Salva, during a long two-hour walk for water becomes one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan.”

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis—Another insightful book about living in Afghanistan.

Iqbal by Francesco D’Adamo—Pakistan girl sold to carpet factory.

Real Kids Adventure Series by David Gustaveson—Mission adventure fiction books.

Airquest Adventure Series by Jerry Jenkins—Mission adventure fiction books.

Found in Translation by Roger and Kristi Bruner—Girl finds her faith and perspective on a mission trip.

YWAM’s International Adventures Series

My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay—Danger and adventure on a mission trip.

I Would Die for You by Brent and Dianna Higgins—Challenge by a 15-year-old to be willing to die for Christ.

If We Survive by Andrew Klaven—A group of kids stuck in danger during a mission trip.

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