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Autobiography of My Dead Brother
by Walter Dean Myers

Jesse pours his heart and soul into his sketchbook to make sense of life in his troubled Harlem neighborhood and the loss of a close friend.

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Bronx Masquerade
by Nikki Grimes

While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.

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Chicks With Sticks: It's a Purl Thing
by Elizabeth Lenhard

Four teenage girls from very different social cliques at their progressive Chicago high school become friends after forming a knitting club.

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Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul
by Kathy Murillo

Decorating with a Latin flair!

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Dancing in Red Shoes
by Dorian Cirrone

Sixteen-year-old Kayla, a ballet dancer with very large breasts, and her sister Paterson, an artist, are both helped and hindered by classmates as they confront sexism, conformity, and censorship at their high school for the arts while still managing to maintain their sense of humor.

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Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie
by Jordan Sonnenblick

When his younger brother is diagnosed with leukemia, thirteen-year-old Steven tries to deal with his complicated emotions, his school life, and his desire to support his family.

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Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts
by Troy Lanier

Serious about filmmaking? This is the book. It even has a clever title!

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Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
by Megan Nikolay

Got a boring closet? Fix it... with a book!

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Knitgrrl: Learn to Knit With 15 Fun and Funky Projects
by Shannon Okey

Knitting for the adventurous teen.

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Manga Mania: How to Draw Japanese Comics
by Christopher Hart

You've read manga; now create it!

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Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat
by Megan Carle

'cus you can only eat so much PB&J.

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The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics
by Dennis O'Neil

Comics have words and pictures. This is a book about the words.

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The Tale of One Bad Rat
by Bryan Talbot

This is a compilation of four books from the graphic novel series.

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True Notebooks: A Writer's Year at Juvenile Hall
by Mark Salzman

Chronicles the author's first years teaching at Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for Los Angeles's most violent teenage offenders.

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Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist
by Jan Greenberg

Forget piercing, this guy took the whole ear!

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Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?
by Mark Todd

It's time you wrote a zine. Just... just trust me: it's time.

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