Books by Madeleine L'Engle
NPR stories about Madeleine L'Engle
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.
More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
How did a book featuring complex discussions about quantum physics, theology and mathematics become a beloved children's book? Madeleine L'Engle's classic had a rocky path to publication.