Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Six YA novels that get high school right

At the BN Teen blog Michael Waters tagged six excellent realistic YA contemporary novels for back to school season, including:
All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

There is something in All American Boys for every reader. Told in dual points of view, from the perspective of a black teen who is beaten by a police officer and of a white boy who is intimately connected to that officer, the novel explores police brutality—and, by extension, racism and privilege—with precision and nuance. Its story is relevant to every American high school student, as it examines the way our everyday culture upholds systems of oppression against people of color, particularly black people.
Read about the other entries on the list.

All American Boys is among Sona Charaipotra's ten YA books that might change your life.

--Marshal Zeringue