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This list is heavy on the contemporary fiction. I scrolled through various lists for a looong time and eventually decided I had to stop adding things to my list and seeking out more information. I will have to do another list in a few months, as this list is filled with books from only the first half of the year. Hop in the comments or catch me on Twitter CiteSomething and tell me what you are excited to read in !
In Charlestown Prison, Malcolm Little struggles with the weight of his past. Plagued by nightmares, Malcolm drifts through days, unsure of his future.
Slowly, he befriends other prisoners and writes to his family. He re all the books in the prison library, s the debate team and the Nation of Islam. Malcolm grapples with race, politics, religion, and justice in the s. And as his time in jail comes to an end, he begins to awaken — emerging from prison more than just Malcolm Little: Now, he is Malcolm Girls wanting to sext hole open Hagan. While this book chronologically follows X: A Novel, it can be read as a stand-alone historical novel that invites larger discussions on black power, prison reform, and civil rights.
Mia hates them. International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one.
Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Wilson is, on the surface, a town troublemaker, but is hiding that he is an avid reader and secret poet, never leaving home without his journal. A passionate follower of W. Du Bois, he believes that black people should rise up to claim their place as equals. Sixteen-year-old Angel Hill is a loner, mostly disregarded by her peers as a goody-goody.
Also, as a loyal follower of Booker T. Washington, she believes, through education and tolerance, that black people should rise slowly and without forced conflict. Then their English teacher offers them a job on her mobile library, a three-wheel, two-seater bike. But life changes on May 31, when a vicious white mob storms the community of Greenwood, leaving the town destroyed and thousands of residents displaced. Only then, Isaiah, Angel, and their peers realize who their real enemies are. The highly anticipated next book in the New York Times bestselling, award-winning Graceling Realm series, which has sold 1.
After learning about the land of Torla in the east, she sends envoys to the closest nation there: Winterkeep—a place where telepathic foxes bond with humans, and people fly across the sky in wondrous airships. But when the envoys never return, having drowned under suspicious circumstances, Bitterblue sets off for Winterkeep herself, along with her spy Hava and her trusted colleague Giddon. On the way, tragedy strikes again—a tragedy with devastating political and personal ramifications.
Meanwhile, in Winterkeep, Lovisa Cavenda waits and watches, a fire inside her that is always hungry. The Marvelous Mrs. Perfect for fans of John Green and Becky Albertalli! When she mistakenly walks into a stand-up comedy club and performs, the experience is surprisingly cathartic.
Mo invites Izzy to her group of friends and introduces her to the Chicago open mic scene. The only problem? Now Izzy, the dutiful daughter and model student, is sneaking out to perform stand-up with her comedy friends. But Izzy loves comedy and this newfound freedom. As her two parallel lives collide—in the most hilarious of ways—Izzy must choose to either hide what she really wants and who she really is, or finally, truly stand up for herself. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable.
Not ideal. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it. For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. But then a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao in the same vicinity despite their best efforts and sparks fly, leading them both to wonder what took so long for them to connect. But then, of course, they immediately remember. Her passion and outspokenness helped dissuade the DA Girls wanting to sext hole open Hagan settling for a plea deal.
But the victory is short-lived. While her family is stunned, Em is literally sick with rage and guilt. From this low point, Em must find a new reason to go on and help her family heal, and she finds it in the unlikely form of the story of a fifteenth-century French noblewoman, Marguerite de Bressieux, who is legendary as an avenging knight for rape victims. We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire is a searing and nuanced portrait of a young woman torn between a persistent desire for revenge and a burning need for hope. Chinelo, or Nelo as her best friend Kate calls her, is all about her neighborhood Ginger East.
She loves its chill vibe, ride-or-die sense of community, and the memories she has growing up there with her friends. Worse yet, Kate is acting strange. This is a laugh-out-loud exploration of sexuality, family, female friendship, grief, and community. Fifteen-year-old Phoebe thinks falling in love is vile and degrading, and vows never to do it. Then, due to circumstances not entirely in her control, she finds herself volunteering at a local thrift shop. There she meets Emma.
Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Jane the Virginthis immediately accessible and irresistibly fun ownvoices rom-com debut will spin readers into an unforgettable summer of late-night dancing, broken hearts, second chances, and telenovela twists. Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true. Now she has to perform as a party princess! In a ball gown. During the summer. In Miami. Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best.
He tries to be the best employee he can be at the local ice cream shop; the best boyfriend he can be to his amazing girlfriend, Talia; the best protector he can be over his little brother, Isaiah.
But as much as Alex tries, he often comes up short. When he touches a scoop, he has a vision of him using it to scoop ice cream. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. Alex feels these visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life.
With Alex now in a race against time, death, and circumstances, he and Isaiah must grapple with their past, their future, and what it means to be a young Black man in America in the present. West Side Story. Kiss Me, Kate. A raw and bold memoir about abuse and addiction, and the power of expression and community that helped Stephanie Kuehnert, the author of Ball of Suburbia and regular Rookie contributor, survive and thrive.
He wonders if maybe it would be easier to wait until college to come out. But as he plays Romeo every day in rehearsals, Dean realizes he wants everyone to see him as he really is now——not just on the stage, but everywhere in his life. Dean knows what he needs to do. Can playing a role help Dean be his true self? He takes us through his immigrant childhood, from wanting nothing more than friends to sit with at lunch, to his awkward teenage years, to college in the age of Obama, and adulthood in the Trump administration—two sides of the same American coin.
Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry by debut author Joya Goffney is an own voices story of an overly enthusiastic list maker who is blackmailed into completing a to-do list of all her worst fears. Her lists keep her sane. By writing her fears on paper, she never has to face them in real life. That is, until her journal goes missing. Then an anonymous posts one of her lists on Instagram for the whole school to see and blackmails her into facing seven of her greatest fears, or else her entire journal will go public.
Desperate, she teams up with Carter Bennett—the last known person to have her journal—in a race against time to track down the blackmailer. As the hours tick by deeper into the night, the familiar drops away and the unfamiliar beckons. Adults are asleep, and a hush falls over the hum of daily life. Anything is possible. For prom night and ghost hunts. Jackson, Nina LaCour, and Brandy Colbert, as they take readers deep into these rarely seen, magical hours.
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