The Best Books We Read in Young AdultsAnger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro is the powerful story of a young person of color dealing with violence, racism, and coming of age in a time of intolerance. Moss Jefferies is black, gay, overweight, and dealing with the murder of his father by an Oakland police officer six years earlier. In the years since the loss, there has been no accountability for the officer and the media vilified his father instead. Things only get worse for Moss when his high school decides to crack down on students by treating them like criminals. He is gripped by anger, grief, depression, and panic attacks. Will he be able to overcome the oppression of a racist system before his own demons consume him?
The 25 Best Young Adult Books Of 2018
This year has delivered on the kind of personal and eye-opening fiction the YA world craves, while also bringing readers new fantasy series, coveted titles from top authors, wicked horror and suspense stories, and new entries in already loved series. This list of must-read YA titles of is by no means definitive, but it shows that readers have had plenty to talk about and love this year. Woodfolk uses the shifting points-of-view of three music lovers — Autumn, Shay, and Logan — who each lose someone and now wonder what their lives would have been if tragedy never struck. Readers will find instant emotional bonds with the trio of never-bland protagonists in this slowly unfolding story told in lyrical prose. She effortlessly transitions between describing her fear of deportation and efforts to get a green card, and revealing her highly relatable teen anxieties about dating, family, and life in general. As a half-Persian teen with clinical depression and self-esteem issues, he struggles to fit in with his classmates and family.
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Anger Is A Gift
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