15 YA Books that Celebrate Diversity


Now that publishing is finally showcasing a wider variety of historical and contemporary stories, teachers are trying to stock as many of them as possible in their classrooms.

I recently asked several English teachers to share fiction with diverse authors or stories (that are appropriate for a secondary classroom), and here are the results.

Click on the hyperlink of the person recommending the book to read her book review!

#1: Save Me a Seat

Recommended by @secondarysara. Link to Amazon.

#2: We Set the Dark on Fire

Recommended by @nouvelle_ela. Link to Amazon.

#3: Internment

Recommended by @room213tpt. Link to Amazon.

#4: One World

Recommended by @stacey.lloyd. Link to Amazon.

#5: On the Come Up

Recommended by @mrsorman. Link to Amazon

#6: Same but Different

Recommended by @mrsspanglerinthemiddle. Link to Amazon

#7: Blended

Recommended by @2peasandadog. Link to Amazon

#8: Picture Us in the Light

Recommended by @yacafepodcast. Link to Amazon

#9: Sold

Recommended by @teachbetweenthelines. Link to Amazon

#10: The Sun is Also a Star

Recommended by @readingandwritinghaven. Link to Amazon

#11: Genesis Begins Again

Recommended by @elaeveryday. Link to Amazon

#12: Dear Martin

Recommended by @erinbeers. Link to Amazon

#13: Love Hate and Other Filters

Recommended by @thedaringenglishteacher. Link to Amazon

#14: Betty Before X

Recommended by @theliterarymaven. Link to Amazon

#15: A Long Walk to Water

Recommended by @englishteacherbookrecs. Link to Amazon



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