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100 Books Before Graduation

Welcome to the Library's 100 Books Before Graduation reading challenge! The goal, should a student choose to accept it, is to read 100 books before graduating from high school. Students who complete the challenge will receive prizes as their reading progresses. Prizes will be awarded after reading 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 books! Most importantly, students will expand their mind, vocabulary, critical thinking, and test scores! This program is for students in grades 7-12.

How to participate in 100 Books Before Graduation:

  • Register by visiting OR search “Beanstack” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the Beanstack app. Create an account and choose 100 Books Before Graduation to begin. Or, you may visit or call your local branch to register and log your reading over the phone or in person.
  • Record your reading in Beanstack and/or on a paper tracking sheet.
  • Books can be from anywhere – your home, school or public library. Fiction or non-fiction, it all counts!
  • Prizes will be awarded after reading 10, 25, 50, 75 and 100 books! Check in at your local branch to receive your reading prize.

Made possible by Friends of the Library through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

Borrow e-books and audiobooks from home using your IndyPL Library Card. Check out the e-book and e-audiobook collections in OverDrive. If you have never borrowed from OverDrive before directions are available:

For more information about IndyPL's reading programs, or if you need more help, call or ask a Library staff member at any of our locations or text a librarian at 317 333-6877.

Great Reads for Teens #100BooksBeforeGraduation

These are books that staff have recommended as not only great teen reads but popular reads that teens love!

Children of Blood and Bone

Adeyemi, Tomi

Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

You Should See Me in A Crown

Johnson, Leah

Liz Lighty has always done her best to avoid the spotlight in her small, wealthy, and prom-obsessed midwestern high school, after all, her family is black and rather poor, especially since her mother died; instead she has concentrated on her grades and her musical ability in the hopes that it will win her a scholarship to elite Pennington College and their famous orchestra where she plans to study medicine--but when that scholarship falls through she is forced to turn to her school's scholarship for prom king and queen, which plunges her into the gauntlet of social media which she hates and leads her to discoveries about her own identity and the value of true friendships.

My Hero Academia

Vol. 1, Izuku Midoriya: Origin

Horikoshi, Kōhei

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called "Quirks" at age four? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn't got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny.