Teen Read Week: Books with Beat

Teen Read Week is this week and the theme is Books with Beat.  This could mean books with a music theme, audiobooks or poems, anything that will get you interested in picking up a book at your next visit to the library!

Somebody Everybody Listens To by Suzanne Supplee offers readers a look into a young girl trying to follow her dream to Nashville.  The author also offers a profile before each chapter of well-known country singers.

Another music-themed book is A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley.  The story is told from two different viewpoints, giving the book a unique flow.  Charlie is a shy girl who spends her summers at her grandfather’s, where she is constantly snubbed by the girl-next-door, Rose.

Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood by Jame Richards is written in verse.  Although the book follows the stories of four fictional families, it offers a unique view of the time before and during the 1889 Johnstown flood in Pennsylvania.

Leave a comment below to let everyone know about your favorite book with beat!

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Written by Beth


Beth is a Librarian at the Gaines Township branch of KDL. She really loves reading, especially all the wonderful teen books, but also enjoys genealogy and crafts!

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One Response to “Teen Read Week: Books with Beat”

  1. Liz Says:

    I like Born to Rock by Gordon Korman. It’s the story of a very conservative kid named Leo, who finds out his dad is a former 80’s rock star. Leo learns a lot about life from the experience. The book is quite funny.