A Girl Is a Body of Water

Grounded in the folklore of Uganda, A Girl Is a Body of Water by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi follows a young woman named Kirabo who is searching for her mother while grappling with a growing rebellious streak that connects her to the first woman. Kirabo's journey of self-discovery is at once inspiring and epic with just the right amount of magical realism added for good measure.

Punching the Air

Award-winning author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam teamed up to write Punching the Air, a powerful story told in verse about a young man imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Even as the prison system tries to break him, 16-year-old Amal Shahid refuses to stop fighting for his truth and his freedom.

The Last Story of Mina Lee

Nancy Jooyoun Kim's The Last Story of Mina Lee is part mystery, part ode to the tenuous bond between a mother and her daughter. When Margot Lee discovers that her mother Mina has died under mysterious circumstances, she begins to delve into her past, exploring her arrival in America from Korea and the love story that could hold answers to the mystery surrounding her death.