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2022 Tayshas Top 10 Reading List

  • Amelia Unabridged

    by Schumacher, Ashley Year Published: 2021 YA

    After her best friend Jenna dies, eighteen-year-old Amelia mysteriously receives a rare edition of her favorite book and traces it back to a bookstore in Michigan where she encounters the elusive young author and begins to learn how to live without Jenna.

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  • Blackout

    by Various Authors Year Published: 2021 YA

    "Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teen love to this interlinked novel of charming, hilarious, and heartwarming stories that shine a bright light through the dark."

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  • Crownchasers

    by Coffindaffer, Rebecca Year Published: 2020 YA

    "A deadly race across 1,001 planets will determine more than just the fate of the empire."

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  • The Fire Keeper's Daughter

    by Boulley, Angeline Year Published: 2021 YA

    A groundbreaking YA thriller about a Native teen who goes undercover to root out the crime and corruption threatening her community.

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  • Furia

    by Méndez, Yamile Saied Year Published: 2020 YA

    Seventeen-year-old Camila Hassan, a rising soccer star in Rosario, Argentina, dreams of playing professionally, in defiance of her fathers' wishes and at the risk of her budding romance with Diego.
    Rosario, Argentina. At home Camila Hassan lives within her mother's narrow expectations, her soccer-star brother's shadow, and under the abusive rule of her short-tempered father. On the field, she is La Furia, a powerhouse of skill and talent. When her team qualifies for the South American tournament, Camila dreams of getting an athletic scholarship to a North American university. But her parents wouldn't allow a girl to play fúbol-- and she needs their permission to go any farther. Can she make her way in a world with no place for the dreams and ambition of a girl like her?

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  • The Girls I've Been

    by Sharpe, Tess Year Published: 2021 YA

    When seventeen-year-old Nora O'Malley, the daughter of a con artist, is taken hostage in a bank heist, every secret she is keeping close begins to unravel.

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  • In the Wild Light

    by Zentner, Jeff Year Published: 2021 YA

    Attending an elite prep school in Connecticut on a scholarship with his best friend (and secret love) science genius Delaney Doyle, sixteen-year-old Cash Pruitt, from a small town in East Tennessee, struggles with emotional pain and loss until his English teacher suggests writing poetry.

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  • Legendborn

    by Deonn, Tracy, Year Published: 2020 YA

    After her mother dies in an accident, Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC-Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape-- until Bree witnesses a magical attack her very first night on campus. A young mage who calls himself a 'Merlin' attempts-- and fails-- to wipe Bree's memory of everything she saw. His failure unlocks Bree's own unique magic and a buried memory with a hidden connection: the night her mother died, another Merlin was at the hospital. Now she'll do whatever it takes to find out the truth, even if that means infiltrating the Legendborn as one of their initiates. -

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  • Punching the Air

    by Zoboi, Ibi Aanu Year Published: 2020 YA

    From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. The story that I thought was my life didn't start on the day I was born. Amal Shahid has always been an artist and a poet. But even in a diverse art school, he's seen as disruptive and unmotivated by a biased system. Then one fateful night, an altercation in a gentrifying neighborhood escalates into tragedy. "Boys just being boys" turns out to be true only when those boys are white. The story that I think will be my life starts today. Suddenly, at just sixteen years old, Amal's bright future is upended: he is convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sent to prison. Despair and rage almost sink him until he turns to the refuge of his words, his art. This never should have been his story. But can he change it' With spellbinding lyricism, award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam tell a moving and deeply profound story about how one boy is able to maintain his humanity and fight for the truth, in a system designed to strip him of both

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  • What I Carry

    by Longo, Jennifer Year Published: 2020 YA

    "In her final year in foster care, seventeen-year-old Muir tries to survive her senior year before aging out of the system."

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