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Privacy Between the Pages
Selected Books for Older Children and Teens

Compiled by Megan Schliesman
© 2012 Cooperative Children's Book Center

Think you can take privacy for granted? Think again. These books for older children and teens offer thought-provoking perspectives on a range of privacy issues facing individuals and society. They include titles rooted in history, those that reflect contemporary life, and others that depict a distant—or not too distant—future.

Find out more about many of these books and authors on TeachingBooks.net


Click on underlined book titles to see the CCBC review of the book, and/or the cover image.
Complete list of CCBC bibliographies


When Personal and Political Collide: Historical Perspectives on Privacy

    Alsenas, Linas . Gay America: Struggle for Equality. Amulet, 2008. 160 pages. Age 12 and older

    Bartoletti, Susan Campbell. The Boy Who Dared. Scholastic, 2008. 202 pages. Age 12 and older

    Compestine, Ying Chang. Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party. Henry Holt, 2007. 248 pages. Ages 10-14

    Cushman, Karen. The Loud Silence of Francine Green. Clarion, 2006. 240 pages. Ages 11-14

    Giblin, James Cross. The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy. Clarion / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. 304 pages. Ages 14 and older

    Levine, Ellen . Catch a Tiger by the Toe. Viking, 2005. 200 pages. Ages 9-12

    Park, Linda Sue. When My Name Was Keoko: A Novel of Korea in World War II. Clarion, 2002. 199 pages. Ages 11 - 14

    Sís, Peter. The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain. Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. 48 pages. Age 9 and older

    Skarmeta, Antonio. The Composition. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. U.S. edition: A Groundwood Book/Douglas & McIntyre, 2000. 36 pages. Ages 9 - 16


Personal Violations? Privacy In Contemporary Life

    Bell, Cathleen Davitt. Little Blog on the Prairie. Bloomsbury, 2010. 276 pages. Ages 10 - 14

    Hautman, Pete. Sweetblood. Simon & Schuster, 2003. 180 pages. Ages 12-15

    Konigsberg, Bill. Out of the Pocket. Dutton, 2008. 264 pages. Age 13 and older

    Littman, Sarah Darer. Want to Go Private?. Scholastic Press, 2011. 332 pages. Ages 12-16

    Moriarty, Jaclyn. The Year of Secret Assignments. Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press, 2004. 340 pages. Ages 14-17

    Sones, Sonya. What My Mother Doesn't Know. Simon & Schuster, 2001. Age 13 and older


Privacy No More: Futuristic Fiction

    Anderson, M.T.. Feed. Candlewick Press, 2002. 237 pages. Ages 14 and older

    Bachorz, Pam. Candor. Egmont, 2009. 256 pages. Ages 13 and older

    Collins, Suzanne. The Hunger Games. Scholastic Press, 2008. 420 pages. Age 12 and older

    DeVita, James . The Silenced . Eos / Laura Geringer Books / HarperCollins, 2007. 504 pages. Age 13 and older

    Doctorow, Cory. Little Brother. A Tom Dougherty Associates Book / Tor, 2008. 382 pages. Age 13 and older

    Hautman, Pete. Rash. Simon & Schuster, 2006. 249 pages. Age 12 and older

    Mariz, Rae. The Unidentified. Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 2010. 296 pages. Ages 13 and older

    McCafferty, Megan. Bumped. Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2011. 323 pages. Age 13 and older



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