The Queens of New York Dumplin' Every Star That Falls The Queens of New York The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School The Poet X Every Star That Falls
The Luis Ortega Survival Club The Silence That Binds Us The Luis Ortega Survival Club We Are Not Free: A Printz Honor Winner Radio Silence Brownstone The Poet X
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School Brownstone The Summer of Bitter and Sweet The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner The Summer of Bitter and Sweet The Silence That Binds Us A Very Large Expanse of Sea
Nigeria Jones We Are Not Free: A Printz Honor Winner Radio Silence A Very Large Expanse of Sea Nigeria Jones The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner Dumplin'

YA Book Recs With Main Character Energy

YA Book Recs With Main Character Energy

By Epic Reads
The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School

Sonora Reyes

$15.99 $14.87

A hilarious and captivating novel about a queer Mexican American girl navigating Catholic school, falling in love, and finding herself.

Nigeria Jones

Nigeria Jones

Ibi Zoboi

$15.99 $14.87

A Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner! This bold new coming-of-age story from National Book Award Winner Ibi Zoboi explores race, feminism, and complicated family dynamics.

We Are Not Free: A Printz Honor Winner

We Are Not Free: A Printz Honor Winner

Traci Chee

$15.99 $14.87

From best-selling author Traci Chee comes this collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S. incarcerations of World War II.

Radio Silence

Radio Silence

Alice Oseman

$15.99 $14.87

From Heartstopper author Alice Oseman comes a tour-de-force coming-of-age novel that tackles issues of identity, the pressure to succeed, diversity, and freedom to choose.

The Silence That Binds Us

The Silence That Binds Us

Joanna Ho

$15.99 $14.87

Joanna Ho, New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners, has written an exquisite, heart-rending debut young adult novel that will inspire all to speak truth to power.

The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner

The Hate U Give: A Printz Honor Winner

Angie Thomas

$16.99 $15.80

Angie Thomas’s #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning debut inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, about a teen girl who is the only witness to her friend’s fatal shooting by a police officer.

Every Star That Falls

Every Star That Falls

Michael Thomas Ford

$15.99 $14.87

This much-anticipated sequel to the acclaimed fan-favorite novel Suicide Notes is a funny, touching look at what happens when you give up trying to be someone people want you to be and become exactly who you are.

The Queens of New York

The Queens of New York

E. L. Shen

$15.99 $14.87

A cinematic novel about three Asian American girls, their unbreakable bond, and one life-changing summer.

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet

The Summer of Bitter and Sweet

Jen Ferguson

$15.99 $14.87

A complex and emotionally resonant novel about rage, secrets, and all the spectrums that make up a person—and the sweetness that can still live alongside the bitterest truth.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Tahereh Mafi

$12.99 $12.08

From the bestselling author of Shatter Me comes a powerful contemporary story about Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim in a post-9/11 America.

Dumplin'

Dumplin'

Julie Murphy

$15.99 $14.87

The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year—about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town’s beauty pageant.

The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

$15.99 $14.87

Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing bestselling novel-in-verse, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth.

The Luis Ortega Survival Club

The Luis Ortega Survival Club

Sonora Reyes

$15.99 $14.87

From the bestselling author of the National Book Award Finalist The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School comes a revenge story told with nuance, heart, and the possibility of healing.

Brownstone

Brownstone

Samuel Teer and Mar Julia

$18.99 $17.66

Spending a summer in a broken-down brownstone with the father she never met, Almudena navigates her heritage while feeling like she doesn't quite fit in.