Great YA Reads
Perfect Summer YA Reads!
While summer is perfect for fun in the sun, that doesn't mean you can't keep your nose in a book! This YA virtual bonanza celebrates three new novels that will keep you turning the pages no matter if you're at home, at the park, or at the beach!
From a fake-dating ruse turned real, to budding Broadway star's woes, to a hard-working teen who must choose between her family and her future, to fake gang-violence, this virtual event will keep you hooked.
- Always the Almost by EDWARD UNDERHILL. Miles has two New Year's resolutions: 1) win back his ex-boyfriend and 2) beat his arch-nemesis at upcoming piano competition. But when Eric, the new boy in town, tackles his way into his life, Miles must rearrange his priorities and uncover what truly matters.
- The Unstoppable Bridget Bloom by ALLISON L. BITZ. A bright and fun fat-positive coming-of-age novel featuring the eponymous Bridget Bloom, an aspiring Broadway star with an out-of-this-world voice! Bridget thinks she's the best-of-the-best, but when she joins the prestigious Richard James Academy, where everyone is the best, she realizes she must learn to be humble and find a new way to shine!
Brighter Than the Sun by DANIEL ALEMAN. Sol wakes up every morning at dawn to make the trip from Tijuana, Mexico across the border to her school in the U.S. Her dream is to become the first person in her family to go to college. As her dad's restaurant struggles, Sol is suddenly confronted with a devastating ultimatum: stay in Mexico or leave her family behind to achieve her dream.
- There Goes the Neighborhood by JADE ADIA. Rhea’s neighborhood in South L.A. is fading away, being forced out by gentrification. In the name of protecting their community, Rhea and her friends manipulate social media to create the illusion of gang violence in their neighborhood, and things go terribly wrong. No one was supposed to get hurt. No one was supposed to die. But is anyone ever really safe when you’re fighting power with fear?
Saturday, June 10th at 4:00PM EST via Crowdcast!
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