Books are entries into new worlds, inviting readers to hear different voices and explore exciting places! Listen here to Associate Marketing Manager Melissa Croce, along with representatives from Lorimer Children & Teen, and Archipelago Books present their latest titles for young readers showcasing diverse authors, characters, and topics! Plus, we’ll talk with author June Hur about her upcoming YA debut, The Silence of Bones!
Light It Up by Kekla Magoon
Told in a series of vignettes from multiple viewpoints, Kekla Magoon’s Light It Up is a powerful, layered story about injustice and strength—as well as an incredible follow-up to the highly acclaimed novel How It Went Down.
A girl walks home from school. She’s tall for her age. She’s wearing her winter coat. Her headphones are in. She’s hurrying.
She never makes it home.
In the aftermath, while law enforcement tries to justify the response, one fact remains: a police officer has shot and killed an unarmed thirteen-year-old girl. The community is thrown into upheaval, leading to unrest, a growing movement to protest the senseless taking of black lives, and the arrival of white supremacist counter demonstrators.DOWNLOAD THE TEACHER’S GUIDE HERE →
The School & Library team talks about some of our top Winter ’20 Young Adult reads here.Learn more about these staff picks →
The School & Library team talks about some of our top Fall ’19 young adult reads here.Learn more about these staff picks →