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 Artists in Teen Fiction


Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 

  • Melinda uses art to deal with an emotional trauma


Shark Girl by  Kelly Binghm

  • Jane must learn to use her left hand to draw after her right arm is amputated.


Total Constant Order by Crissa Jean Chappell


It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini


The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher
  • Alice has always been interested in art, but she discovers glass blowing after taking a workshop.


A Little Friendly Advice by Siobhan Vivian


Harley Like a Person by Cat Bauer

  • Harley searches for her birth father and connects with art.


Better Than Running at Night by Hilary Frank


Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

  • Art: Photography


I am J by Cris Beam

  • Art: Photography


The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett


You're Welcome Universe by Whitney Gardner

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Diversity: Deaf South Asian-American protagonist with two moms
  • Art: Graffiti  
  • See also: LGBT Parents 
  • I wrote about it: Frame and Canvas 
  • Teen graffiti artist gets into a tag war.


Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Diversity: Latino protagonist
  • I wrote about it: Frame and Canvas 
  • Teen artist learns about love and friendship while working on a mural project.


Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

  • Pub Date: 2017
  • Diversity: African-American protagonist
  • Middle and high school interest 
  • Art: Collage 
  • I wrote about it: Frame and Canvas
  • See also: Coaches/Mentors 
  • A teen collage artist explores race and her place in the world through art.


North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

  • Pub Date: 2009
  • Art: Collage
  • Middle and high school interest 
  • See also: Beauty/Self Image 


When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon


Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller


Hole in the Middle by Kendra Fortmeyer

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • High school interest
  • Morgan uses art to express her uneasiness with her unique body. 


The Beauty of the Moment by Tanaz Bhathena

  • Pub Date: 2019
  • High school interest
  • Susan loves art, but her parents don't want her to pursue it as anything but a hobby. 

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