Category Archives: multicultural

Audrey’s Best of 2017

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

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Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

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

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The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer About: This tells the story of a boy who is harvested with DNA from a very powerful man called El Patron. The story revolves around his survival and how he wants to be … Continue reading

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Ink & Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani

 Ink & Ashes by Valynne E. Maetani  About: Claire Takata has never known much about her father, who passed away when she was a little girl. But on the anniversary of his death, not long before her seventeenth birthday, she finds … Continue reading

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