2021 is already turning out to be a great year for young adult genre fiction from a wider pool of perspectives and creators than in past years. Two months in, our reading list as exponentially grown. Included is this recent release, which immediately hit the bestseller lists and is getting a lot of buzz:
Wings of Ebony by J. Elle
Half-god, half-human Rue is snatched from her Houston home to Ghazan, a secret land of gods, by her estranged father, then must face an evil determined to steal everything from her. This contemporary fantasy touches on themes of institutional racism, community, and self-identity while telling a thrilling, fast-paced story with plenty of action.
Black History Month
If you’re looking for some good teen fiction to read as we head into the final week of February, make sure to check out the booklists from staff across the library for Black History Month. The teen fiction and non-fiction lists include a great mix of brand new young adult titles and some tried and true classics.
What’s New This Month
Hotly anticipated releases by Adam Silvera, Ransom Riggs, Cassandra Clare, and Mary H. K. Choi are on the way, along with some other notable teen fiction and a comprehensive nonfiction book for teens on sexuality and relationships:
What We’re Reading
Lots of great fiction across all genres in this month’s staff recommendation list for teens, including contemporary fiction, fantasy, romance, drama based on K-pop, and a collection of e-comics featuring a penguin with a coffee addiction.
For more lists of recommended reads from the book world and beyond, check these out: