This is a handy list of some of the authors we Youth Reads writers like, both classic and contemporary. Before you click below to get to the list, please read the following descriptions and disclaimer.
We asked our contributors to give us names of some of their favorites, and also took some names from the reviews on the Youth Reads site. For each author, we've given a link either to a review of a representative work, or a link to the author's Goodreads page. Where available, we've also provided a link to a Colson Center store page where you can purchase his or her works.
Authors whose names are bolded were selected by more than one contributor (our most recommended authors are at the top of the lists).
NOTE: When there's an asterisk by a name,it means that some of the author's works have elements or themes that may be cause for concern -- such as profanity, heavy violence or other disturbing or frightening elements, sexual themes, or worldview issues. Although we believe these authors' works have enough redeeming value to include them here, we suggest extra caution in these cases.
We realize that every family has different standards, and urge you to use your own discretion when using this list. We also encourage you to leave your thoughts on these authors in the comment section below, and to offer suggestions of your own. We always appreciate hearing from our audience about what works and doesn't work for you!
Thanks to Sherry Early, Christy McDougall, Annie Provencher, Sarah Maduri Garthwaite, Esther J. Archer, Diane Singer, Ben Taylor, Rachel McMillan, and Kim Moreland for contributing to this list. Thanks to Joe Dalfonzo for helping compile recommendations from Youth Reads reviews.
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