Who can forget the first time they met irresistible, fast-talking Anne Shirley in Anne of Green Gables? Or the years that they spent growing up with Harry, Hermione, and Ron? Luckily for us, it truly is the golden age for young adult fiction right now, as YA authors today continue to take the genre in new and incredibly exciting directions. Indeed, young adult books have stepped up onto the literary stage as a powerful genre in its own right, creating role models for all of us and leading important conversations about personhood, gender, sexuality, and race.
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One minute, Enchanted Jones is an aspiring singer trying to find her place as the only Black girl in school. Her love of science inspires her to turn her unfit home into a school project, and suddenly, everybody knows about the black mold thriving on the walls, the mushrooms growing in the dresser, and the unmentionables living in the refrigerator. Quan is just a teenager when he enters a not guilty plea deal for the death of a police officer. As he awaits his trial, he takes us through a series of flashbacks to his troubled childhood and letters to Justyce the protagonist of companion novel Dear Martin about discriminatory practices against Black men and minorities in the American justice system. When Mila graduates from high school and ages out of the foster care system, she accepts a job and a place to stay on an isolated farm, hoping to find a real home at last. But soon, amidst her loneliness, Mila realizes the remote place is haunted by the traumas its previous residents have overcome—and starts facing her own past all over again.
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Maverick Carter decides to leave the life of crime after he finds out he'll be a father. For five students, a detour into detention ends in murder. A year-old girl sees a police officer kill her friend. Three cousins learn about their family's dark past. After their ship breaks down, the Jedi and the ship's crew take shelter in an abandoned space station.