26 Best YA Books - Top YA Books for Teens. 20 YA Books You Need to Read—Especially During Black History Month. Young adult books go above and beyond when it comes to representation—and it’s something that we, the YA community, authors, and readers continue to fight for every day.
So, in honor of Black History Month, we want to take a look at some of the books that have been influential in this wave of representation and encourage you to read your way through the month! And, let’s be real: They’re all really, really good. From anthologies to graphic novels, atmospheric fantasies to realistic tales tinged by everyday issues, there’s something to offer every type of reader in every one of these stories.
Start this year off strong by reading these Black History Month books—and yeah, you can thank us later! 1. Our #1 recommendation for Black History Month is already a classic. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Buy The Hate U Give now! 2. 3. 4. The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time. We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation.
In the… We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre. To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers. Nic Stone: Read Books About Black People Living—Not Just Racism. D’Ara Nazaryan | @dnaz.tv I was 7 years old the first time I saw white people up close.
Second grade. We’d moved from Tucker, Georgia (which was #BlackityBlack in the early ’90s), to my mama’s hometown, Kansas City, Kansas. New state, new school. New experience of daily encounters with people whose skin would turn pink and peel if they spent too long in the sun. Vicky Who Reads – a young adult book blog. DR. BICKMORE'S YA WEDNESDAY - Blog. A community of readers. 2018 Book Recommendations: YA and Adult Fiction - NCTE. For English teachers, picking a favorite book is almost impossible!
But we asked them to do exactly that during our January #NCTEchat, New Year/New Ideas. During the chat, we asked educators to share one text (poem, book, novel) that they would recommend every teacher (or student) read in 2018. As you might expect, we received HUNDREDS of wonderful recommendations! Get ready to add to your To Be Read pile, because over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing all of the recommendations we received.
This week we’ll be sharing recommended YA and adult fiction books. Be sure to check out the other blog posts in this series so far, professional development and children’s book recommendations. If we missed one of your favorites, be sure to let us know on Twitter! Book descriptions are taken from the Goodreads website. Top 100 Young Adult Book Blogs and Websites in 2019. 1.
Epic Reads Blog | YA Book Recommendations & Bookish Fun. Epic Reads. GUYS READ. ~ The BIGGIES, the BIG ISSUES in YA Lit. The BIGGIES, the BIG ISSUES in YA Lit November 8, 2012 by Karen Jensen, TLT Leave a Comment There’s been a lot of talk lately about some of the BIG issues in YA Lit, so take a moment to check out our posts about them: Body Image Is Fat the Last Acceptable Prejudice?
Reading While White: Our Mission. #SJYALit: Time For Confrontation: Moving Forward in the Diversity Conversation, a guest post by S. K. Ali. The first time I saw myself, I got scared.
I was twelve and I’d brought my plate of lentils and rice into the living room in order to sit beside my dad as he watched the news. And there she was: a girl like me. On television. The girl had on a blue hijab exactly like the one I wore to school. But this girl wasn’t going to school. I remember the scene vividly; remember how my chewing slowed and how my father shook his head and how I felt a profound sense of disruption, of dissonance. I mean I’d never seen people who looked like me on TV before. This was my earliest memory — a searing one — of seeing myself represented, or rather, myself presented to me.
Growing up, looking in the mirror meant seeing the negativity surrounding my Muslim identity reflected back, almost web-like over my real self. Viewing yourself as others have misconstrued you either silences you or enrages you. We Need Diverse Books – weneeddiversebooks.org.