Three or four weeks ago, one of the many libraryland blogs I subscribe to had an article about one YA author's quest to read one book a month throughout 2018 that focuses on an aspect of justice and/or change. The challenge grew out of the conversations Marie Maquardt has had with teens who say they "want books that give us all the feels and open our eyes, hearts, and minds to important social issues."
Maquardt observed that "so many young readers seeks novels that offer new ways of looking at the world, challenge them to ask tough questions, and motivate them to take action."
So far, she's read books about confronting racial injustice, girls fighting back, the American Dream and immigration, climate change, gentrification, and the refugee crisis. I've added additional titles that fall within those categories so that you, too, can #readforchange.
Maquardt's articles are really insightful, so I encourage you to look through those, too, especially if you are interested in more resources on the topics.
What other topic(s) do you think Maquardt should cover later this year?