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
Sal cover

4. Sal

Mick Kitson
Wing Jones cover

5. Wing Jones

Katherine Webber
Code Name Verity cover

6. Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein
Holes front cover

7. Holes

Louis Sachar
Refugee Boy cover

9. Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah
If I Was Your Girl Cover Image

10. If I Was Your Girl

Meredith Russo
Binti Front Cover

11. Binti

Nnedi Okorafor
We Come Apart Front Cover

12. We Come Apart

Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan