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Coaches & Other Mentors in Teen Fiction



Ghost by Jason Reynolds

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Middle school interest
  • First in a series
  • Diversity: African-American characters


Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Diversity: African-American protagonist
  • Middle and high school interest 
  • See also: Artists 
  • On the Blog: The Names we Know 
  • An African American teen is paired up with a mentor.


A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman


The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

  • Pub Date: 2015
  • High school Interest
  • See also: Set in NYC, Grief/Loss 
  • Diversity: African-American characters 
  • When Matt gets a job at a funeral home, he learns a lot about life from Mr. Ray, the funeral director.


Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • High school interest
  • See also: Grief/Loss, Writers
  • Otis is a competitive swimmer with a complicated relationship with his swimming coach.


North of Happy by Adi Alsaid


Scythe by Neal Shusterman

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • High school interest
  • See also: Trust No OneCompetition 
  • Citra is not sure if she can trust Rowan when he is placed with a corrupt and cruel mentor.


When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Middle and high school interest
  • Shelby is training to be an exorcist with her uncle, a Catholic priest. 


The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee

  • Pub Date: 2016
  • Middle and high school interest
  • Mimosa is learning to be an aromateur, love witch, from her mother.


Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis 

  • Pub Date: 2015
  • High school Interest
  • See also: Historical Fiction, Secrets, Siblings 
  • Grace learns about criminal profiling from Dr. Thornhollow when he takes her on as a protege.


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