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16 Books That Will Make You Cry

by Casey Nugent

Is there anything better than a good cry? The emotional release I get from crying is so deeply satisfying that it can power me for days. There are so many books out there that move me to tears — because they’re particularly sad, or because they’re incredibly joyful, or because they just cut to the […]

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25 Engrossing Contemporary Novels to Read Right Now

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
by Sam Benson

There is nothing better than a good contemporary read. Sure, I sometimes love to whisk myself away to fantasy worlds or immerse myself in books that show us a glimpse of what life was like a few hundred years ago, but usually, it’s the contemporary books that strike me the most. I connect with them […]

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10 #OwnVoices Novels You Need to Read Right Now

by Lili Feinberg

Diversity in YA is being championed like never before, and we’re totally here for it! So we wanted to take a moment to recommend some #OwnVoices reads to diversify your bookshelves. For a book to be categorized as an #OwnVoices novel, it has to feature a main character who shares the marginalized identity of the […]

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11 Must-Read Diverse YA Romances

by Nicole Fiorica

Everyone deserves to see themselves in the books that they’re reading. That’s one of the best parts about fiction. This feels doubly true for romances, as no two couples are exactly alike. Lucky for us, there is no shortage of great contemporary romances out there featuring diverse characters. Here are 9 that you can cozy […]

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9 Asian Protagonists That You’ll Love

by Jasmine Hodge

I thought I would share some of my favorite books that feature amazing Asian leads! So sit back, relax, and read some fantastic books that’ll get you pumped for what’s coming next. 9 Asian Protagonists That You’ll Love 1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han I couldn’t make this list and […]

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Congratulations to Our 2018 Award Winners!

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
by The Riveted Team

Congratulations to our 2018 ALA winners! Every year, the American Library Association honors outstanding media, including books and videos for children and young adults. We’re so thrilled to congratulate these authors for the recognition of their incredible work. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds Coretta Scott King Author Honor Newberry Honor Printz Honor Odyssey Honor […]

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