young adult

Read Harder 2017: YA/Middle Grade Novel by an LGBTQ+ Author

This week’s Read Harder challenge is a little trickier than usual: Read a young adult or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQ+.  (This means that we’re considering the authors for this challenge, not just the titles.) But we’ve still managed to put together a fun list of books for younger readers!  […]

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If You’re Waiting For “The Hate U Give”

Last month, the publishing world was buzzing about The Hate U Give, the provocative debut YA novel from Angie Thomas, which unflinchingly looks at racism, police brutality, and Black Lives Matter.  In the book, sixteen-year-old Starr is pulled between two worlds: her wealthy, predominantly white prep school and her impoverished, crime-ridden neighborhood.  But the conflict […]

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