D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths, Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire Greek myths: a solid base for any literary education, and a must for a long future of thinking about story. The D’Aulaires’ version is the best.
The Dead and the Gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer, Harrowing companion novel to Life as we knew it.examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Mora
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, by John Boyne (teen fiction). Bored and lonely after his family moves from Berlin to a place called "Out-With" in Bruno, the son of a Nazi officer, befriends a boy in striped pajamas who lives behind a wire fence.