Setting Spotlight: Memphis

Your young adult librarian will be going to Memphis next week. Here are four teen novels set in that city:

Love Me Tender by Audrey Couloumbis

Love Me Tender by Audrey Couloumbis

After her father leaves his family to become an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas, Elvira's mom takes the rest of the family to Memphis to live with a grandmother she never met.

On Beale Street by Ronald Kidd

On Beale Street by Ronald Kidd

In the 1950's Memphis, Johnny discovers the Blues and heads to Beale Street where he meets a young musician named Elvis Presley.

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

Punkzilla by Adam Rapp

On his way to Memphis to see his brother before his brother dies of cancer, "Punkzilla" sees the grittier side of life in America on his journey.

Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers by Louise Rennison

Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers by Louise Rennison

After her family vacations in Memphis, Georgia returns to Britain to deal with the attention of too many boys and her weird family

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