This month stop by your nearby branch to see what’s new for young adults. With protagonists that range from charming, funny, and thoughtful, go ahead and add these picks to your summer reading list.
With the Fire on High
By Elizabeth Acevedo
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni’s life has been about making tough decisions to take care of her daughter and abuela. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, she knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Despite this, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
Somewhere Only We Know
By Maurene Goo
Sparks fly between a K-pop starlet and a tabloid reporter in this heartwarming rom-com. With her trademark humor and voice, Maurene Goo delivers a sparkling story of taking a chance on love—and finding yourself along the way.
Let Me Hear a Rhyme
By Tiffany D. Jackson
The critically acclaimed author of Monday’s Not Coming, tells the story of Brooklyn teens Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine who plot to turn their murdered friend, Steph into a major rap star by pretending he’s still alive. As the pressure of keeping their secret grows, they are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph.
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