YA You Need To Read: April 2021
Zara Hossain Is Here
by Sabina Kahn
Zara has lived in Corpus Christi, Texas for a while. She's always dealt with the Islamophobia that's rampant in her high school, but when the star football player gets suspended, Zara becomes the target of a racist attack by the rest of the team that puts her and her family's visa status in jeopardy. She's put in an awful situation to navigate for herself, her future, and her family. While the synopsis doesn't share much about the story itself, I am excited to read the book! I grew up in Texas, so I always get excited to read books set there.
Kisses and Croissants
by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
With a spot in an elite Paris ballet program and the chance to audition for a ballet company there, Mia is about to live her European dream for the summer. When a sweet French boy, Louis, offers to show her around, her time in Paris gets far more complicated. I used to be a dancer as a kid, so I'm always looking out for books featuring dancers. Also, this sounds like the perfect, fun romance to pick up during the intensity of finals.
My Epic Spring Break (Up)
by Kristin Rockaway
Kate In Waiting
by Becky Albertalli
Kate and Anderson have been friends forever. They carpool, go to theater, and are basically connected at the hip. That is until Matt shows up at school and the friends discover the one thing they absolutely do not want to share. With both Kate and Anderson harboring a crush on Matt, jealousy might get the better of their friendship. This book sounds both drama fueled and fun at the same time. I'm not a huge Becky Albertalli fan like a lot of people in the YA world, but I am intrigued by this premise.
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