Should you pick up one of the best young adult books of 2020, we can make you a promise: Each and every one of them will defy your expectations.
Tokuda-Hall’s first YA novel reads like an undiscovered classic with impressive modern flair.
Girl, Unframed is a perceptive story of a young woman’s journey to understanding the persistent contradictions that govern the lives of women.
This slim verse novel, narrated from multiple perspectives, serves as a historical record of a national tragedy and a call to action for every American.
Giles’ novel is a masterful exploration of gender roles and toxic masculinity, anchored in an authentic teen boy’s voice.
6. The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper
"The Gravity of Us has all the ingredients I love in a truly great love story. It made my heart sing."—Stephanie, Associate Editor
Little Badger’s first book wraps a page-turning mystery up in some of the most inventive and clever world building of the year.
This lyrical, visceral tale of three teens forced to leave their homeland in search of a better life is jaw-droppingly, heart-stoppingly powerful.
"This anthology of new voices exemplifies the best of what short stories and young adult literature can be."—Stephanie, Associate Editor
Deonn’s debut is an extremely satisfying contemporary fantasy novel that upends the tropes of the genre.
Dragon Hoops is the “Friday Night Lights” of graphic literature: It’s a story about a basketball team, but it’s also a brilliant story about storytelling itself.
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