Books change lives. If you’ve connected with me in this space, you know that and you are a changemaker. So is the amazing Paula Yoo who’s letting love be a verb. She’s put together a kidlit book drive for the Orlando Youth Alliance that allows us who believe in the power of books to DO SOMETHING that makes a difference.
Specifics for the book drive can be found here on Paula’s blog.
I’m also suggesting GayYa for a list of queer YA books. (Look under the LGBTQIA and YA Material List tab at the top of the page.)
If you specifically want a list of YA books by Native American, here are a few
- Huntress by Malinda Lo; Little, Brown Books, 2011
- Boyfriends and Girlfriends by Alex Sanchez, 2011
- Chulito by Charles Rice Gonzales; Magnus Books, 2011
- Putting make-up on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright; Simon and Schuster, 2011
- Money Boyby Paul Yee; Groundwood Books, 2011
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz; Simon and Schuster, 2012
- Adaptation by Malinda Lo; Little, Brown Books, 2012
- Down to the Bone by Mayra Lazara Dole; Bella Books, 2012
- 37 Things I Love (In No Particular Order)by Kekla Magoon; Henry Holt, 2012
- Mariposa Gown by Rigoberto Gonazalez; Tincture Press, 2012
- Happiness Like Water by Chinelo Okparanta; Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 2013
- Bereft by Craig Laurance Gidney; Tiny Satchell Press, 2013
- Fat Angie E. Charlton-Trujillo; Candlewick, 2013
- If you could be mine by Sara Farizan; Algonquin, 2013
- The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson; Arthur A. Levine 2013
- The Culling by Steven Dos Santos; Flux, 2013
- Drifting by Lisa R. Nelson; Tiny Satchel Press, 2013
- God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya and Juliana Neufeld; Arsenal Pulp, 2014
- The Sowing by Steven Dos Santos; Flux, 2014
My forte is YA, sorry I have a listing of books for younger readers. Feel free to put titles or links in the comment section because the picture books, beginning readers and MG books are critical as well.
I’m ordering books from Teaching for Change and hoping to pick a few more up at ALA. In Orlando.
“End the hate. Bring the love.”
Paula Yoo, you continue to be awesome!