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Pam Withers' favorite YA novels

Created by pamwithers
  • Age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 6 to 17
tagged: adolescent, YA, teen, young adult
These are my favorite recent YA novels, the best-written in my opinion, and I read dozens per month. Pam Withers (award-winning YA author at https://pamwithers.com)

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Yara's Spring

by Jamal Saeed & Sharon E. McKay
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 6 to 9
tagged: middle east, violence, emigration & immigration

Coming of age against all odds in the midst of the Arab Spring.

Growing up in Aleppo, Yara’s childhood has long been shadowed by the coming revolution. But when the Arab Spring finally arrives at Yara’s doorstep, it is worse than even her Nana imagined: sudden, violent, and deadly. When rescuers dig Yara out from under the rubble that was once h …

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Fight Like a Girl

by Sheena Kamal
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 100
  • Grade: 9 to 17
tagged: diversity & multicultural, parents, martial arts

The Beauty of the Moment meets Exit, Pursued by a Bear. Award-winning thriller writer Sheena Kamal delivers a kick-ass debut YA novel that will have fans crying out for more.

Love and violence. In some families they're bound up together, dysfunctional and poisonous, passed from generation to generation like eye color or a quirk of smile. Trisha's tr …