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Diverse YA Books

These books are all critically acclaimed, and they feature characters across the mosaic of culture, gender, ethnicity, and identity. Some characters face mental or physical challenges, and some deal with poverty. All make for incredible discussion points for classrooms and family dinner conversations and open teens' minds to the myriad ways we all encounter the world, and each other.

by Kiley Turner · Tagged diversity, YA

This Book Betrays My Brother

by (author) Kagiso Lesego Molope

The Story of My Face

by (author) Kathy Page

(you) Set Me On Fire

by (author) Mariko Tamaki

Lesser Blessed

by (author) Richard Van Camp

Chanda's Secrets

by (author) Allan Stratton

Just Lucky

by (author) Melanie Florence

Away Running

by (author) David Wright & Luc Bouchard

Girl Mans Up

by (author) M.-.E. Girard

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B

by (author) Teresa Toten

Rabbit Ears

by (author) Maggie De Vries


by (author) Wesley King

Saints and Misfits

by (author) S.K. Ali

The Agony of Bun O'Keefe

by (author) Heather Smith

Munro vs. the Coyote

by (author) Darren Groth

The Art of Getting Stared At

by (author) Laura Langston

Are You Seeing Me?

by (author) Darren Groth


by (author) Alma Fullerton

Free as a Bird

by (author) Gina McMurchy-Barber

The White Bicycle

by (author) Beverley Brenna

The Outside Circle

A Graphic Novel

by (author) Patti LaBoucane-Benson
illustrated by Kelly Mellings

Don't Tell, Don't Tell, Don't Tell

by (author) Liane Shaw

Walking Home

by (author) Eric Walters

Throwaway Girl

by (author) Kristine Scarrow

The Justice Project

by (author) Michael Betcherman

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