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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas This is THE YA title of 2017. If you read one YA in 2017, this should be it. THUG is the story of 16yo Starr Carter who moves between two … Continue reading
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo Desi is the student-body president, a straight A student, on the soccer team, and is planning to go to Stanford and become a surgeon. She, also, believes that you can … Continue reading
God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya About: Vivek Shraya’s first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. God … Continue reading
American Street by Ibi Zoboi About: On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie — a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by U.S. … Continue reading
Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs About: Elena Martinez is a seventeen year old Hispanic with a photographic memory who has lived her life in the foster care system. With her impending birthday she needs to find a solution for her … Continue reading
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie About: This is the story of 14 year-old Arnold Spirit (aka Junior). Junior is Native American. He lives on a reservation (The Rez) near Spokane, Washington, with his family. … Continue reading