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Best YA Books of 2019 That Inspire Young Activists

  • TEEN

    INTERNMENT

    MARCH 19, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

INTERNMENT

by Samira Ahmed

A reminder that even in a world filled with divisions and right-wing ideology, young people will rise up and demand equality... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SHOUT

    MARCH 12, 2019

  • TEEN

    LIGHT IT UP

    OCT. 22, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

LIGHT IT UP

by Kekla Magoon

This companion to a modern classic offers an even deeper, more layered depiction of the impact of a police shooting. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BARELY MISSING EVERYTHING

    MARCH 5, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BARELY MISSING EVERYTHING

by Matt Mendez

At once accessible and artful, this is an important book about Mexican teens holding onto hope and friendship in the midst... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE OTHER SIDE

    SEPT. 10, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE OTHER SIDE

by Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey

At the center of every story lies credible fear; this essential volume is deserving of more than one read. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WHITE ROSE

    APRIL 2, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WHITE ROSE

by Kip Wilson

Real events made deeply personal in an intense, bone-chilling reading experience. Full review >

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