Lists and Suggestions

List: Summer Reads: Coming of Age

Kwon, R. O., author.

A young Korean-American woman at an elite American university is drawn into acts of domestic terrori... More

Joukhadar, Zeyn, author.

A remarkably moving and lyrical novel following three generations of Syrian Americans who are linked... More

Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.

Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to... More

Andreades, Daphne Palasi, author.

This remarkable, deeply moving story brings you deep into the hearts and souls of a tight-knit group... More

Askaripour, Mateo, author.

Darren lives in a Bed-Stuy brownstone with his mother, content working at Starbucks in the lobby of ... More

George, Alex, 1970- author.

For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on hi... More

Laskar, Devi S.

On the cusp of her eighteenth birthday, Heera and her best friends, siblings Marie and Marco, tease ... More

Bennett, Brit, author.

It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-... More

Bechdel, Alison, 1960- author, illustrator.

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny f... More

Batuman, Elif, 1977- author.

The continuation of beloved protagonist Selin's quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad... More

Coster, Naima, 1986- author.

When a county initiative in the Piedmont of North Carolina forces the students at a mostly black pu... More

Jones, Saeed, author.

Haunted and haunting, Jones's memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South ... More

Benjamin, Chloe, author.

It's 1969 in New York City's Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a myst... More

Dugoni, Robert, author.

In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money... More

Bump, Gabriel, author.

A darkly funny and heartfelt debut novel about what it means to grow up young and black on the south... More

Moreno-Garcia, Silvia, author.

The Mayan God of Death sends a young woman on a harrowing, life-changing journey in this dark fairy ... More

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969- author.

Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York Cit... More

Vo, Nghi, author.

Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American... More

Greenidge, Kaitlyn, author.

Coming of age as a free-born Black girl in Reconstruction-era Brooklyn, Libertie Sampson is all too ... More

Sathian, Sanjena, author.

A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in the Bush-era Atlanta suburbs, Neil Narayan is... More

Myers, Adele (Writer), author.

In 1946 North Carolina, seamstress Maddie Sykes, a dressmaker for Bright Leaf's most influentia... More

Okorafor, Nnedi, author.

Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University.... More

Ford, Ashley C., author.

An extraordinarily powerful memoir: the story of a childhood defined by the ever looming absence of ... More

Leilani, Raven, author.

Edie is stumbling her way through her twenties--sharing a subpar apartment in Bushwick, clocking in ... More