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10 YA Books For Racial Representation, Navigating Gender Identity, and Much More


At this time when everything seems to be falling apart, it's important to read literature that not only entertains us, but also educates us. There's so much noise going on in the world. People are protesting everywhere because of police brutality and injustices. If you're reading this and you're racist, sexist, or classist, or even just plain evil, I'm sorry but you might not benefit from this list. This reading list is for those who want to understand topics, philosophies, and just the world in general.

If you're reading this, I also want to just share these two links that I personally stand for:

- https://junkterrorbill.carrd.co/

- https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

I know there are more petitions out there and hopefully we can all bring more justice to them.

Now, on to the list!

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely

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

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan

It's Not Like It's a Secret by Misa Sugiura

Supremo by Xi Zuq

Supremo by Xi Zuq is a quirky book that discusses Philippine politics. In just one sitting, you can finish the book and become enlightened with the state of the Filipino government and society right now. This book reminds me of my days in Elementary School when I was student body president in my grades 5 and 6 years. Andro, the main character, wants to run for president because he wants to be called Supremo just like Andres Bonifacio, the Filipino hero who lead the Katipunan. It's a really good book, and it's not just for kids and teens. Even adults can enjoy reading it as well. Also, given the current state of the Philippines under Du30's regime, it's important that we are socially aware of our responsibility in this nation.

*I can't find the book on Amazon, but it is available in bookstores in the Philippines and here's the link to GoodReads*


1984 by George Orwell

  • watch this now!!!
    it's about how the government is suppressing information from its people in order to fit their own agenda!!!!

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

I'm ending the list here. Comment down below books you think everyone should read and why. Please educate yourselves, guys. Even if you are privileged, it's important for us to be aware of our society so as not to be robbed of right to be free and to live a good life. It's also important for us who are part of the lgbtq+ community to read because in books, we find comfort knowing we are not alone. As for those who are allies of lgbtq+ and poc, thank you for continuing to understand us by educating yourselves and practicing empathy.

stay woke and stay kind!



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