The City of Ember
Aug 5, 2013 — Earlier this summer, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you to weigh in on your favorite books for kids age 9-14. We heard from more than 2,000 of you, and our expert panel has whittled your hundreds and hundreds of nominations down to a list of 100 great reads.
Jun 13, 2005 — As crisis looms, a city's leaders establish a city illuminated entirely by artificial light. But the lights begin to flicker, two 12-year-olds set out to bring light to their people. Read an excerpt from this recommendation for young readers.