10 Best Teen & Young Adult United States History

List Updated May 2021

Bestselling Teen & Young Adult United States History in 2021


The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
  • BALZER BRAY

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

United States History: Beginnings to 1877 2013 (Holt McDougal United States History)

United States History: Beginnings to 1877 2013 (Holt McDougal United States History)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021

Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy

Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Great product!

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Roaring Brook Press

King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution

King George: What Was His Problem?: Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About the American Revolution
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Square Fish

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • EMBER

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Women in Science 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World

Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)

Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Sparknotes

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Roaring Brook Press

Advice for Pregnant Teens

Coming from a former teen mother, the following advice is useful to those teenage girls who find themselves pregnant and make the decision to become mothers.

Tell the Father and Your Parents ASAP

Pregnant teens often wait to tell others of their pregnancy because they are afraid of how others will react. It is important to tell the father of the child and your parents right away if you find yourself pregnant. The earlier you tell, the longer they have time to get used to the idea before the baby arrives. More importantly, the earlier you confide your secret, the earlier you can begin receiving prenatal care. Prenatal care is extremely important, and even more so for teens because of extra risks involved in teen pregnancies.

Educate Yourself

Most teenagers are not well educated on pregnancy and parenting. To help you feel more comfortable about your pregnancy and upcoming parenthood, read as many pregnancy and parenting books and magazines as you can while pregnant. An excellent resource for all mothers-to-be is What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway. Subscriptions to pregnancy and parenting magazines are also helpful. Babytalk is a free magazine available to all expectant and new mothers. You can subscribe online with the link listed in the resources below.

Earn Money Now

If you are old enough to legally work, take advantage of the next few months to earn any money that you can. Once your child is here, you may not be able to work as frequently if you can work at all. So, now is the time to save as much money as possible.

Make Sure to Have a Baby Shower

Hopefully, you will be lucky enough to have a loved one throw you a shower. If not, throw yourself one. Your baby deserves to be celebrated like any other child. Plus, you will need all you can get. Try to refrain from buying baby items until after your shower.

Accept Help

All mothers need help. Do not be ashamed to accept generous offers of clothing, cash, baby items, or childcare. Surround yourself with those offering love and support, and keep your distance from anyone that is bringing you down.

Balance

The hardest part about being a teen mother is struggling to find your own identity while shaping the life of another human being. While you should not let motherhood stand in the way of your dreams, if you make the decision to be a mother, your dreams will likely alter. You have to balance what you want and need with what your child will want and need.

Good luck with the remainder of your pregnancy and this new stage of your life.

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