Day 25 of the Blogging from A to Z April challenge. Today’s topic: YA.
I don’t write YA. I probably could, if I tried, but I like adult themes and depth and language.
But I like reading YA, especially books my students can relate to – drugs and gangs, parental abandonment, relationship issues, etc. I have a display on my classroom wall of books that I recommend. I’m slowly buying copies as I come across them in used book stores, so I can loan them to the kids if they’re interested.
It’s almost summer, and I’ll have a lot of time to read. What are some issue-focused YA books you’d recommend?