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Diverse Books Need Us: High School Grade

High School Book Suggestions

Books that Feature Characters who are Asian

Link to Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar in the catalog.
Link to A Thousand Steps into Night by Traci Chee in the catalog
Link to the Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan in the catalog.
Link to Butterfly Yellow by Thanhha Lai in the catalog.
Link to A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy  Lin in the catalog
Link to Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram in the catalog.
Link to the Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee in the catalog.
Link to American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang in the catalog.
Link to Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang in the catalog.
Link to When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon in the catalog.
Link to Frankly in Love by David Yoon in the catalog.
Link to Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay in the catalog.
Link to They Called Us Enemy by George Takei in the catalog.
Link to the Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Black

Link to All American Boys by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to American Street by Ibi Zoboi in the catalog.
Link to Black Enough by Ibi Zoboi in the catalog.
Link to the Black Kids by Christian Hammonds Reed in the catalog.
Link to Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi in the catalog
Link to Dear Martin by Nic Stone in the catalog.
Link to Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant in the catalog.
Link to the Hate You Give by Angie Thomas in the catalog.
Link to Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds in the catalog.
Link to On the Come Up by Angie Thomas in the catalog.
Link to PIecing Me Together by Renee Watson in the catalog,
Link to Puncing the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam in the catalog.
Link to When You Look at Us by Pamela N.Harris in the catalog.
Link to You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Latinx

Link to Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore in the catalog
Link to Ophelia after All by Raquel Marie in the catalog
Link to Don't Ask Me Where I'm From by Jennifer De Leon in the catalog
Link to Lulu and Milagro's Search for Clarity by Angela Velez in the catalog
Link to Secrets of the Casa Rosada by Alex Temblador in the catalog.
Link to I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez in the catalog.
Link to We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia in the catalog
Link to The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevado in the catalog.
Link to Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado in the catalog
Link to Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera in the catalog
Link to Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro in the catalog
Link to We are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez in the catalog.
Link to Once Upon a Quinceanera by Monica Gomez-Hira in the catalog.
Link to With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevado in the catalog
Link to The Book of Lost Saints by Daniel Jose Older in the catalog

Books that Feature Characters who are LGBTQ+

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz in the catalog.
Llnk  to Birthday by Meredith Russo in the catalog.

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Link to Cosmonights by Hannah Templer in the catalog.
Link to Felix Ever After by Kacen Callendar in the catalog.
Link to the House on the Cerulean Sea by T. J. Klune in the catalog.
LInk to I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver in the catalog.
Link to It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Suguira in the catalog.
Link to Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki in the catalog.
Link to More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera in the catalog.
Link to Pet by Akwake Emezi in the catalog.
Link to the Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang in the catalog.
Link to Pulp by Robin Talley in the catalog,
Link to Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell in the catalog.
Link to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli in the catalog.
Link to Stay Gold by Tobly McSmith in the catalog.
Link to Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green in the catalog.

Books that Feature Characters who are Indigenous

Link to Elatsoe by Darci Little Badger in the catalog.
Link to The Summer of Bitter and Sweet by Jen Ferguson in the catalog
Link to The Things She's Seen by Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina in the catalog
Link to Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith in the catlaog.
Link to Man Made Monsters by Andrea L Rogers in the catalog
Link to Give me Some Truth by Eric L. Gansworth in the catalog,
Link the Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley in the catalog,
Link to Apple in the Middle by Dawn Quigley in the catalog.
Link to Marrow Thieves in Cherie Dimaline in the catalog.
Link to Rain Is Not My Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith in the catalog

Books that Feature Characters with Neurodiversity

 

Link to Exactly Where You Need to Be by Amelia Diane Coombs in the catalog
Link to When My Heart Joins the Thousand by A.J. Steiger in the catalog.
Link to Marchelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork in the catalog.
Link to A List of Cages by Robin Roe in the catalog
Link to One the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis in the catalog.
Link to History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera in the catalog

Books that Feature Characters with a Disability

Link to A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer in the catalog.
Link to Sick Kids in Love by Hannah Moskowitz in the catalog
Link to Girl, Stolen by April Henry in the catalog
Link to the Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp in the catalog.
Link to Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali in the catalog
Link to Wild and Crooked by Leah Thomas in the catalog
Link to the Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais in the catalog.
Link to Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker in the catalog
Link to The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee in the catalog
Link to the Speed of Falling Objects by Nancy Richardson Fischer in the catalog.
Link to The Bone Houses by EMily Lloyd Jones in the catalog
Link to Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman in the catalog.
Link to Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom in the catalog
Link to Unbroken: 13 stories of disabled teens in the catalog
Link to You're Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner in the catalog.