Books & Reading

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed their Lives by Dashka Slater

Tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, a crime that focuses on the concepts of race, class, gender, crime, and punishment.

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Claudia agrees to coach actors in her high school’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, leading to new friendships and maybe even new love.

#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale

Native Women demand to be heard in this stunning anthology.

Skinful of Shadows by Frances Harding

Refusing to accept her dubious role as a vessel for ancestral ghosts, an illegitimate daughter who has inherited the ability to be possessed runs away across the English Civil War-torn countryside and befriends a motley crew of outcasts, misfits and criminals.

Ringer by Lauren Oliver

In a book that invites readers to start at either end or alternate between perspectives, Lyra and Caelum struggle in the world outside of the Haven Institute, while Gemma and her boyfriend Pete try to stop her father’s plans for the replicas, but are mistaken for escapees and brought to a secret facility.