I absolutely love this map of YA books that take place all over the United States – and not only because MY BEST EVERYTHING is included, representing Virginia! This wonderful image was created and posted by the Los Angeles Public Library .

Pretty gorgeous, eh?


Alabama – Looking for Alaska by John Green

Alaska – My Name Is Not Easy by Debby Dahl Edwardson

Arizona – Zero by Tom Leveen

Arkansas – Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley

California – Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Colorado – Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles

Connecticut – Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Delaware – The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez

Florida – The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi

Georgia – Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Hawaii – Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Idaho – Divided We Fall by Trent Reedy

Illinois – Pointe by Brandy Colbert

Indiana – All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Iowa – Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith

Kansas – Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

Kentucky – My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga

Louisiana – Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith

Maine – This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Maryland – Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Massachusetts – Conversion by Katherine Howe

Michigan – Caged Warrior by Alan Sitomer

Minnesota – Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian

Mississippi – Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Missouri – Feral by Holly Schindler

Montana – The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth

Nebraska – Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz

Nevada – Perfect by Ellen Hopkins

New Hampshire – Whippoorwill by Joseph Monninger

New Jersey – Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

New Mexico – Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Saenz

New York – The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

North Carolina – No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown

North Dakota – The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Ohio – Wonders of the Invisible World by Christopher Barzak

Oklahoma – The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Oregon – This Side of Home by Renee Watson

Pennsylvania – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Rhode Island – Spellcaster by Claudia Gray

South Carolina – Beautiful Creatures by Margie Stohl and Kami Garcia

South Dakota – Loki’s Wolves by Kelley Armstrong

Tennessee – The Distance Between Lost and Found by Kathryn Holmes

Texas – Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Utah – Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Vermont – Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Virginia – My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

Washington – The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough

West Virginia – Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Wisconsin – Silent Alarm by Jennifer Banash

Wyoming – Unearthly by Cynthia Hand


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