According to Your Tango, “you’re never too old to learn a life lesson when it’s well-written.” This is what I have come to learn about books of my youth. To this day, 30 years later picking it up, Ntozake Shange’s Betsey Brown is still my favorite book and a rite of passage into womanhood. The YA genre is big and appeals to kids of all ages. Here, I have composed the first in a limited series about YA books that are must-reads for Spring.
A young teen from Florida, Daisy Winters ain’t glamorous, nor is she popular like some like her sister. Instead, she is perfectly happy blending into the background,, But, what happens when her family is thrust into the spotlight after her sister becomes engaged to a member of the royal family? Can Daisy resist the rappings that come with fame and will she find her happily ever after? If you love The Princess Diaries, this book is right up your alley and just in time for the royal wedding coming this spring. Royals releases on May 1.
Dimple and Rishi have nothing in common – or so they think – their families have arranged for them to be married. Can this couple overcome tradition to find true love?
Delve into the lives of 23 historical LGBTQ figures you may not know about, like Eleanor Roosevelt.
Debut author NoNieqa Ramos tells a powerful story about the challenges and triumphs of those who grow up under some of the worst circumstances.
Seventeen years since Nikki Grimes’ Coretta Scott King Award–winning comes story about an inspiring writer whose only dream is to work for The New York Times.
Blog editor by day, homeless by night, Linden is determined to keep her secret – that is, until she learns of one her classmate is keeping. Can she help without exposing herself?
A racial slur about one of her best friends prompts Julia to cover it with graffiti art and unify a community.