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A very relevant YA novel
The best selection of multicultural and social justice books for children, YA, and educators. Feedback on these lists and suggestions for additional titles are welcome. Most of the books on these lists are linked for more information or purchase to Bookshop.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Anne of Green Gables by L. The Catcher in the Rye by J. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K.
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.