Susan Smuskiewicz

Library Media Specialist


All About Me!

Hello! My name is Susan Smuskiewicz and I have taught high school English for nearly 20 years. I hold a B.A, in English from IUS, an M.A.T in Secondary English from U of L, and I am also a National Board Certified Teacher. Most recently I have obtained a M.A. Ed. in Library Media from Murray State University

My role as a future librarian is to provide meaningful learning opportunities that

encourage students to question, learn, and think critically about the world around them.

Reading Resources

The following slide deck includes a list of recommended young adult books and resources connected to each book.

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Recommended Book Lists

Below are links to various websites that include recommended book lists to engage adolescent readers for all reading levels.

Orca Books Hi-Lo book lists

Orca's website includes a wide variety of high-interest accessible novel

YALSA Teen's Top Ten

The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

YALSA Teen Book Finder

While these books have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, the award-winning titles and the titles on YALSA's selected lists span a broad range of reading and maturity levels.


Tirzah Price has compiled an exciting list of high interest graphic novels sure to engage any reader.