Anybody have book ideas for teen who is fierce about social justice?Anybody have book ideas for teen who is fierce about social justice? Laura #recommend #young adult
The Hate U Give
It’s one of my kids
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine.
I was going to say The Hate you Give! It’s classified as a YA book too!
I second this. It was great! I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but I’m so glad I read it.
I’ve ordered it , tha! För nonfiction , she is getting Wake, Rise, Resist.
For writers , we need more books about intersectionality and characters waking up to a cause or purpose for young people . This is their world , and we need well-written stories about that reality , as we as realistic ways that characters change and grow as a result . Too much YA fiction is either fantasy or formulaic problem of the week (with notable exceptions) Nothing wrong with genre fiction , but nice to have a wider range.
Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The Grapes of Wrath by Jonn Steinbeck
Monster by Walter Dean Myers; Treat Us Like Dogs and we will become WOLVES by Carolyn Chute; Push Out by Monique W. Morris; Lets Get Free by Paul Butler; White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty; Citizen by Claudia Rankin; White Flight by Kevin M. Kruse; Hitlers Black Victims by Clarence Lusane; the March graphic novel series 1-3 by Senator John Lewis; Dr. Michael Eric Dyson’s twin companion books: What Truth Sounds Like and Tears We Cannot Stop; Women and Power by Mary Beard; A Discourse in Inequality by Jean-Jacque Rousseau; Who Rules the World by Noam Chomsky; No Longer at Ease by Chinua Achebe; American Born Chinese by Gene Luco Yang; Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky; and A Cry for Justice by Jimmy Carter.
**These are some of the books in my library that my daughters found useful in their understanding of social justice. I hope they help, interests, and inspire your young person’s mindset.
Great ! Thank you all very much!