It’s a new month and that means new free reads for you!
For the month of April, we’re bringing you 4 social justice themed books! These books empowering and thought-provoking, and you won’t be able to put them down!
Not only do we have a great list of full reads but we also have extended excerpts you don’t want to miss!
4/2-4/30: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds
Two teens—one black, one white—grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.
4/2-4/30: A Step From Heaven by An Na
From master storyteller An Na comes the Printz Award–winning novel about a Korean girl who tells her firsthand account of trying to find her place and identity in America from the day she leaves Korea as a child to her rocky journey through the teenage years.
4/2-4/30: The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed
Three misfits come together to avenge the rape of a fellow classmate and in the process trigger a change in the misogynist culture at their high school transforming the lives of everyone around them in this searing and timely story.
4/15-4/22: Saints & Misfits by S.K. Ali
In honor of sexual assault awareness month, Saints and Misfits will be available to read for one week! This novel is an unforgettable debut novel that feels like a modern day My So-Called Life…starring a Muslim teen.
3/23-4/16: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi
“Smart and funny, with characters so real and vulnerable, you want to send them care packages. I loved this book.” —Rainbow Rowell
A compulsively readable novel that shows young love in all its awkward glory.
4/2-4/23: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
In this romantic dramedy from the author of Alex, Approximately, a teen girl’s way-too-ordinary life is driven off the beaten path when she’s abandoned in the wilderness with her worst adversary—the boy who broke her heart.
4/23-5/7: The Complication by Suzanne Young
Follow four fierce princesses of enemy kingdoms as their worlds collide in the throes of war.
4/23-5/7: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Stay Sweet is a bold and sweet summer read about first love, feminism, and ice cream.
4/9-4-30: Life Inside My Mind by Jessica Burkhart
Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental illness in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD.