Book recommendations for 13 year old boys

I was met with a challenge, more so of a request than a challenge, to provide a list of books that encourages positive thinking and goals for a 13 year old young man. 

Below is a list of books that may interest your teen. If It is a book that I have personally read it will be starred. 


For Every One by Jason Reynolds

The Greatest You: Face Reality, Release Negativity, and Live Your Purpose by Trent Shelton

Young, Gifted and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African-American Students by Theresa Perry

*Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

*Kid President's Guide To Being Awesome by Bobby Novak

Letters To A Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper

Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire by Ty Allan Jackson

Born A Crime: Adapted for Young Readers by Trevor Noah

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey

X, A novel by Ilyasah Shabazz 

A Paperboy's Fable: The 11 Principles of Success by Deep Patel

Miles Morales - Jason Reynolds

12 Rounds To Glory: The Story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R Smith

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off The Court by Kareem Abdul Jabar

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life by Kwame Alexander

The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz


I would also recommend the book series by Tiki and Ronde barber

Please note that these are recommendations of books that I have come across. Please be sure to check out all details and descriptions for these listed books before purchasing. 

Many thanks to BarnesPrep for the request! 


What books would you add to this list? 



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