Realistic Fiction for Teens
Stories about school, sports, growing up, and life. MS = books for middle school readers. (Updated November 2023)
This Place Is Still Beautiful
Sisters Annalie and Margaret are nothing alike, so when their home is vandalized with a racial slur, they can’t agree on how to respond. Annalie and their mother want to keep quiet and let it pass, but Margaret investigates, and what she finds will only make things worse.
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Saints of the Household
Max and Jay help their cousin Nicole when her safety is threatened, but their violent actions remind them all too well of their father’s abusive ways. Can a return to their indigenous roots help them?
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Ocean moves to New York to start college, but without telling her mother, she defers admission while dealing with depression and suicidal feelings. Can her new friend Constant help her find her place in the world?
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After her mother abruptly leaves their Black activist community, Nigeria learns her mother wanted her to attend a majority-white school. Going against her father’s wishes, she attends anyway, and the consequences affect her entire community.
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