Reading the World for Young Adults

READING THE WORLD FOR YOUNG ADULT READERS

 

While we won't be organizing book discussions for young adults as part of our 2020 Reading the World series, we wanted to provide a beginning list for those wishing to read the world through young adult books. (Scroll down for more information on each book, as well as ordering information.)

 

VIETNAM. Butterfly Yellow by Thanhhà Lai

NATIVE AMERICAN.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

MEXICO.  Gabi, a Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

IRELAND.  Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

KOREA.  Almost American Girl by Robin Ha

NIGERIA.  Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

SAUDI ARABIA.  A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena

IVORY COAST.  The Bitter Side of Sweet by Tara Sullivan

IRAN.  Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Butterfly Yellow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062229212
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316013697
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Gabi, a Girl in Pieces Cover Image
$11.95
ISBN: 9781935955955
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 14th, 2014

Bog Child Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780375841354
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: David Fickling Books - June 8th, 2010

Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Robin Ha, Robin Ha (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062685094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 28th, 2020

Purple Hibiscus: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616202415
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Books - April 17th, 2012

The Bitter Side of Sweet Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780147515094
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Speak - June 6th, 2017

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780375714573
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Pantheon - June 1st, 2004