A high school student with spinal muscular atrophy is determined to reinvent himself in a hilarious and poignant debut from an exciting new voice.
Category: Young Adult Readers
My Imaginary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows
It’s aliiiiiiiive! New York Times bestselling authors of My Lady Jane are back with the electric, poetic, and (almost) historical tale of the one and only Mary Shelley.
The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson
In this complex and emotionally resonant novel about a Métis girl living on the Canadian prairies, debut author Jen Ferguson serves up a powerful story about rage, secrets, and all the spectrums that make up a person—and the sweetness that can still live alongside the bitterest truth.
The Silence That Binds Us by Johanna Ho
Johanna Ho has written an exquisite, heart-rending debut young adult novel that will inspire all to speak truth to power.
A Show for Two by Tashie Bhuiyan
New from the author of Counting Down with You comes a sparkling YA romance about an aspiring screenwriter who falls for the indie film star who goes undercover at her school.
It’s All in How You Fall by Sarah Henning
Gr. 7-10 Fifteen-year-old Caroline “Caro” Kepler is an award-winning gymnast whose promising career abruptly ends after her chronic back pain … More
Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh Dhillon
Wacky YA Novel Examines Decisiveness and Grief of a Sikh-American Boy Sunny G’s Series of Rash Decisions by Navdeep Singh … More
A Dark and Starless Forest by Sarah Hollowell
Sixteen-year-old Derry and her eight siblings—a diverse group that includes white, Black, Mexican, nonbinary, deaf, overweight, and queer individuals—were abandoned … More
Over the Falls by Rebecca Hodge
Over the Falls by Rebecca Hodge is the perfect book for readers who crave adventure in nature, love realism in … More
My Best Books for Youth in 2021
Click here to read about these nine books that I reviewed in 2021 for Booklist Magazine and India Currents Magazine. … More