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Young Adult Fiction - Social Themes - Prejudice & Racism
True True Cover
Author: Don P. Hooper |
Release Date: August 01, 2023
In this powerful and fast-paced YA contemporary debut, a Black teen from Brooklyn struggles to fit in at his almost entirely-white Manhattan prep school, resulting in a fight and a plan for vengeance.This is not how seventeen-year-old Gil imagined be...
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Invisible Son Cover
Author: Kim Johnson |
Release Date: June 27, 2023
From the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of This Is My America comes another thriller about a wrongly accused teen desperate to recclaim both his innocence and his first love.Life can change in an instant. When you’re wrongfu...
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Forever Is Now Cover
Author: Mariama J. Lockington |
Release Date: May 23, 2023
A poignant and lyrical young adult novel-in-verse about a Black teen coming of age in an anxiety-inducing world, from the author of For Black Girls Like Me and In the Key of Us.I'm safe here.That's how Sadie feels, on a perfect summer day, wrapped in...
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Hearts Unbroken Cover
Author: Cynthia Leitich Smith | Narrator: Kyla Garcia
Release Date: April 11, 2023
Winner of an American Indian Youth Literature AwardNew York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school — and f...
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Author: Lila Riesen | Narrator: Gilli Messer
Release Date: March 21, 2023
Afghan-American Mafi’s sophomore year gets a whole lot more complicated when she accidentally exposes family secrets, putting her family back in Afghanistan in danger in this smartly written YA debut.Sixteen-year-old Mafi Shahin is well-aware t...
Author: Holly Jackson | Narrator: Bruce Mann, Bailey Carr and Raymond J. Lee
Release Date: February 28, 2023
Welcome to the murder mystery party of the year! Fans of the hit series A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder will love Pip’s final detective case in this mystery novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Jackson.Six suspects. Three...
Author: Patricia Park | Narrator: Felisha Wong
Release Date: February 21, 2023
A multicultural teen struggles to fit into her elite prep school, her diverse Queens neighborhood, and even her own home. A hilarious, poignant, and powerful YA novel from the award-winning author of Re Jane.“Simply brilliant!” ...
Author: Jumata Emill | Narrator: Erin Spencer and Angel Pean
Release Date: January 31, 2023
Nova Albright was going to be the first Black homecoming queen at Lovett High—but now she's dead. Murdered on coronation night. Fans of One of Us Is Lying and The Other Black Girl will love this unputdownable thriller.Nova Albright, the first B...
Author: Kristen R. Lee | Narrator: Kacie Rogers
Release Date: January 24, 2023
When rent increases put a teen mom at risk of losing her home, she resorts to a dangerous game to keep her family afloat. But all games have consequences, and this isn't one she can afford to lose. A gripping story about race, income instability, and...
Author: Shannon Gibney | Narrator: Shannon Gibney
Release Date: January 10, 2023
Part memoir, part speculative fiction, The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be explores the often surreal experience of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee.Dream Country author Shannon Gibney returns with The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will ...
Author: Holly Jackson | Narrator: Emma Galvin
Release Date: November 29, 2022
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the multimillion-copy bestselling A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series comes a new blockbuster thriller about a road trip that turns deadly. Eight hours. Six friends. Five su...
Author: Natasha Bowen | Narrator: Yetide Badaki
Release Date: September 27, 2022
The stunning sequel to New York Times bestseller Skin of the Sea, in which the world must pay the price for one mermaid’s choice, and a dark force reverberates across realms. Perfect for anyone eagerly anticipating the live-action The Litt...