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The Best AAPI Characters in YA Literature

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May is upon us once again which means it’s AAPI month! AAPI month honors Asian American and Pacific Islanders and those with AAPI heritage. As a first generation Asian American,

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The Portrayal of Female Characters in YA Fantasy

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Young adult fiction has changed so much throughout the decades. Most attribute the start of YA literature to The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton in the late 1960s, as well

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8 Books for Jewish-American Heritage Month

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Disclaimer: This post cites an article from the Anti-Defamation League in its introduction. The post reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of Pine Reads. Happy Jewish-American

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True Love and Other Impossible Odds | Christina Li

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Coming May 14, 2024 from Quill Tree Books; 400 pages Content Warning: Homophobia, death of a parent About the Author: “Christina Li is the award-winning author of children’s books Clues

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A Crane Among Wolves | June Hur 

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Coming May 14th, 2024 from Feiwel & Friends; 364 pages  Content Warning: Rape (mentioned), sexual abuse, misogyny, kidnapping women and girls, sex trafficking, incest (mentioned), violence, murder, animal cruelty, suicide

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The Last Refuge | Christina Bacilieri 

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Out Now from Crescent Ink Publishing; 312 pages Content Warning: Violence, death About the Author:  “Christina Bacilieri is the author of the young adult fantasy The Last Refuge, the debut

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