Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Multicultural Reads

Budhos, Marina Tamar.

Fourteen-year-old Nadira, her sister, and their parents leave Bangladesh for New York City, but the ...

Desai Hidier, Tanuja.

Seventeen-year old Dimple, whose family is from India, discovers that she is not Indian enough for t...

Yang, Gene Luen.

Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to partic...

Satrapi, Marjane,

An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-gra...

Perkins, Mitali.

Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet ...

Anderson, M. T.

After escaping a death sentence in the summer of 1775, Octavian and his tutor find shelter but no sa...

Reinhardt, Dana.

Sixteen-year-old atheist Simone Turner-Bloom's life changes in unexpected ways when her parents...

Alexie, Sherman,

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an ...

Herrera, Juan Felipe.

After his father leaves home, sixteen-year-old Cesar Garcia lives with his mother and struggles thro...

An, Na,

A National Book Award Nominee, A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2001. In this debut ...

Draper, Sharon M.

Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same hi...

Anderson, Laurie Halse.

After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels durin...

McCall, Guadalupe Garcia.

Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility ...

Johnson, LouAnne.

Living in a neighborhood of drug dealers and gangs in New Mexico, high school junior Eddie Corazon, ...

Hijuelos, Oscar.

In the 1960s, Rico Fuentes, a pale-skinned Cuban American teenager, abandons drug-infested New York ...

Mawi Asgedom.

An autobiography of a boy who, at the age of three, fled civil war in Ethiopia by walking with his m...

Dau, John Bul.

One of thousands of children who fled strife in southern Sudan, John Bul Dau survived hunger, exhaus...

Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work...

Abdel-Fattah, Randa.

Year Eleven at an exclusive prep school in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, would be tough enoug...

Alvarez, Julia.

In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involv...

Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.

A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through ...

Meminger, Neesha.

In the days and weeks following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Samar, who is of Punjab...

Kadohata, Cynthia.

Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia du...