2022/2021/2020 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults

  • With the Fire on High

    by Elizabeth Acevedo Year Published: 2021

    Call Number: FIC ACEVEDO Realistic Fiction

    "Teen mother Emoni Santiago struggles with the challenges of finishing high school and her dream of working as a chef."--OCLC.


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  • On The Come Up

    by Angie Thomas Year Published: 2019

    Call NumberL FIC THOMAS Realistic Fiction 

    "Sixteen-year-old Bri hopes to become a great rapper, and after her first song goes viral for all the wrong reasons, must decide whether to sell out or face eviction with her widowed mother"--Provided by publisher.

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  • We Are Not From Here

    by Jenny Torres Sanchez. Year Published: 2021

    Call Number: FIC TORRES SANCHEZ Realistic Fiction 

    "Teens from Guatelama escape through Mexico and attempt to reach the U.S. border"--Provided by publisher.


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  • This is my America

    by Kim Johnson Year Published: 2020

    FIC JOHNSON Realistic Fiction 

    While writing letters to Innocence X, a justice-seeking project, asking them to help her father, an innocent black man on death row, teenaged Tracy takes on another case when her brother is accused of killing his white girlfriend.




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  • Last night at the Telegraph Club

    by Malinda Lo Year Published: 2021

    Call Number: FIC LO Historical Fiction 

    1954, in San Francisco's Chinatown, seventeen-year-old Lily Hu falls in love with Kathleen Miller.


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  • Firekeeper's Daughter

    by Angeline Boulley Year Published: 2021

    FIC BOULLEY Suspense

    Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi’s hockey team.

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  • Concrete Rose

    by Angie Thomas Year Published: 2021

    Fic Thomas: Realistic Fiction 

    "A gang leader's son finds his effort to go straight for the sake of his child challenged by a loved one's brutal murder"--Provided by publisher.

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  • Blackout

    by Dhonielle Clayton Year Published: 2021

    Call Number: FIC THOMAS Romance

    A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…

    A first meeting. 

    Long-time friends. 

    Bitter exes. 

    And maybe the beginning of something new.

    When the lights go out, people reveal hidden truths. Love blossoms, friendship transforms, and new possibilities take flight.


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