Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten YA Books I Want to Read This Spring

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. If you want to participate, click here. This week's theme is Top Ten Books On My Spring 2019 TBR. In order of priority, these are the books that I look forward to reading the most this spring!

1. Anger is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
Moss Jefferies has had enough of the constant racial discrimination in his school and decides to stand up for himself and his humanitarian rights.

2. The Wave by Todd Strasser
Based on a true event at a school in California in 1969, a history teacher invents a "game" to help the students understand how Nazism was created, but the simple experiment quickly grows out of hand.

3. Beetle Boy by Margaret Willey
Charlie Porter is the world's youngest author having published a book when he was seven about a talking beetle. Now Charlie is 18 and must figure out how to put his past behind him.

4. As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti
Mojave Desert, Madison is a magical town where every person gets one wish that always comes true. With anything he could possibly want at Eldon's fingertips, he struggles with what to ask.

Dashka Slater
In this nonfiction story, two teens (Sasha and Richard) on a school bus in Oakland, California became involved in an "accident" that ended up with severe consequences. 

6. Educated by Tara Westover
This inspirational autobiography follows the story of Tara Westover who lived in the mountains of Idaho, forbidden to go to school. Against her parent's wishes, she teaches herself to read and write, eventually earning a PhD at Cambridge University.

7. Dreadnought by April Daniels
After the superhero Dreadnought dies, his powers are passed down to Danny. Finally feeling like herself, she must learn to master her powers and defeat an evil cyborg.

8. If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
The only home Carey and her little sister Jenessa have ever known is a cabin deep in the forest with their mother, who one day disappears. The girls soon are swept up in Child Protective Services and start a new life; but their past threatens to never let them go.

9. A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Just a year after 9/11, Shirin is constantly stereotyped and bullied for being a Muslim.

10. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
High school senior Emoni Santiago has a passion for cooking and becoming a real chef one day, but her dreams are crushed when she gives birth to her daughter.

What are you excited to read this spring?

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