Engl 190 Young Adult Literature

This research guide is to help students enrolled in English 190 - Young Adult (YA) Literature

YA Books at KCLS (King County Library)

KCLS YA Book Collection 

Take advantage of the enormous YA book collection at King County Library! (Library cards are free of charge.)

KCLS Teen Booklists

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All GRC Students are KCLS Online Members

As a student at Green River College, you automatically have access to online library resources at King County Library System. 

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To Log in: 

  • Use GRC + your student username. (The part before the @ in your GRC email address.)
    • Example GRCsmith.jane.23
  • PIN number: your pin is the last four characters of your log in. Example: e.23

Log In to KCLS Online :

KCLS Online Fiction Resources: 

  • Use Libby to look for YA eBooks
  • Use Hoopla to find e-book Graphic Fiction. All titles are available with no holds and no waiting. Limit of 10 checkouts each month.


Find your next reading recommendation. Get read-alikes, books that are similar to another book you like. Research an author or book. Explore themed book lists. Get discussion guides for your book group. Read articles about books and authors.

How to Use Novelist:

View the images below to see some tips and tricks about how to better search the database. 

  • Note the option to limit to just young adult books (Teens) 
  • You can also search booklists, by genre, subject, or more

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screenshot of the search page in novelist, showing how to choose YA books, search by topic, genre, and more


  • In the image below, you'll see a record for one book - the 2017 Printz Award winning book We Are Okay. The image shows that you can easily see a review of the book from well known publishers, search for read-alike books, and see a breakdown of info about the book.

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record in novelist, showing the read-alike books to the right, as well as options to find reviews, more info about the book, and a break down of themes and elements in the book that are also searchable


  • The image shows various elements from the book that you can use to search for related items. Search by genre, tone, location, storyline, writing style, subject, or character.

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screenshot showing how to search for more titles using the elements within this book.