Socially-Conscious Realistic Fiction for YA Readers

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Light It Up By Kekla Magoon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250619860
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Published: Square Fish - December 29th, 2020

Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon's Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength—as well as an incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down.

A girl walks home from school. She's tall for her age. She's wearing her winter coat. Her headphones are in. She's hurrying.

This Time Will Be Different By Misa Sugiura Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062473455
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Published: HarperTeen - June 9th, 2020

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book * A 2020 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection

For fans of Jenny Han, Morgan Matson, and Sandhya Menon, critically acclaimed author Misa Sugiura delivers a richly crafted contemporary YA novel about family, community, and the importance of writing your own history.

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance By Jason Reynolds, Samira Ahmed, L. D. Lewis, Ray Stoeve, Laura Silverman, Sofia Quintero, Keah Brown, Darcie Little Badger, Yamile Saied Méndez, Bethany C. Morrow, Bethany C. Morrow (Editor), Connie Sun (Illustrator), Richie Pope (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338343700
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2019

A young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance.

You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls.Or who marches to protest injustice.Perhaps you are #DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud.Or perhaps you are the trans mentor that you wish you had when you were younger.Maybe you call out false allies, or stand up to

Juliet Takes a Breath By Gabby Rivera Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author