Reading List: Expand Your Horizons-
Young Adult

Books are both windows and mirrors. The mirrors allow us to see our experiences reflected back at us and windows allow us a glimpse into the lives of people are different from us.


Amal Unbound cover

by Aisha Saeed

YA Saeed

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by Mahogany L. Browne

YA Browne

Darius the Great is Not Okay cover

by Adib Khorram

YA Khorram

Firekeeper's Daughter cover

by Angeline Boulley

YA Boulley

The Hate U Give cover

by Angie Thomas 

YA Thomas

Like a Love Story cover

by Adbi Nazemian

YA Nazemian

Patron Saints of Nothing cover

by Randy Ribay

YA Ribay

The Silence Between Us cover

by Alison Gervais

YA Gervais

This Place 150 Years Retold cover

by Kateri Akiwenze-Damm

YA Akiwenze-Damm GN

We Are Not Free cover

by Traci Chee

YA Chee

Barely Missing Everything cover

by Matt Mendez

YA Mendez

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by Angie Thomas

YA Thomas

Destory All Monsters cover

by Sam J. Miller

YA Miller

Furia cover

by Yamile Saied Mendez

YA Mendez

Internment cover

by Samira Ahmed 

YA Ahmed

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by Alicia Jasinski

YA Jasinski

Punching the Air cover

by Ibi Zoboi

YA Zoboi

Solo cover

by Kwame Alexander

YA Alexander

Unbroken cover

by Marieke Nijkamp

YA Nijkamp

We Are Not From Here cover

by Jenny Torres Sanchez

YA Sanchez

Black Enough cover

by Ibi Zoboi

YA Zoboi

Cursed cover

by Karol Ruth Silverstein

YA Silverstein

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by Crystal Maldonado

YA Maldonado

Genesis Begins Again cover

by Alicia Williams

YA Williams

The Oracle Code cover

by Marieke Nijkamp

YA Nijkamp GN

Shina cover

by Jessica Jung

YA Jung

This is My America cover

by Kim Johnson

YA Johnson

We are inevitable cover

by Gayle Forman

YA Forman

Wild and Crooked cover

by Leah Thomas

YA Thomas


The 57 Bus cover

by Dashka Slater

YA 364.15 Slater

Being Jazz cover

by Jazz Jennings

YA 92 Jennings

How Dare the Sun Rise cover

by Sandra Uwiringitimana

YA 92 Uwiringiyimana

The Pretty One cover

by Keah Brown

YA 616.83 Brown

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by Eleanor Crewes

YA 92 Crewes GN

The ABCs of LGBT+ cover

by Ashley Mardell

YA 306.76 Mardell

Brave face cover

by Shaun David Hutchinson

YA 92 Hutchinson

The Letter Q cover

by Sarah Moon

YA 306.7 Moon

The Reason I Jump cover

by Baoki Higashida

YA 616.85 Higashida

This Book is Gay cover

by Juno Dawson

YA 306.76 Dawson

The Beautiful Struggle cover

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

YA 305.89 Coates

Dragon hoops cover

by Gene Luen Yang

YA 92 Yang GN

Lifting as We Climb cover

by Evette Dionne

YA 323.34 Dionne

Stamped cover

by Jason Reynolds

YA 305.8 Reynolds

Undeated by Steven Sheinkin cover

by Steve Sheinkin

YA 796.32 Sheinkin