Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2021) Nominees Round Up, July 21 Edition

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Rules for Being a Girl by Candace Bushnell and Katie Cotugno
Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
ISBN: 978-0062803375

Marin is confused and angry when her favorite teacher, Mr. Beckett, tries to kiss her. Upon reporting his bad behavior to the principal, Marin is further harassed and ostracized by classmates. Even her best friend, Chloe, suggests that perhaps Marin encouraged Beckett’s advances.  Marin begins to push back against a host of unfair–and often unspoken–rules for being a girl, but will others join her crusade?

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The Sixth Day of YA

The Twelve Days of YAThis year on the Hub we are celebrating the Twelve Days of YA with a series of posts loosely based on the traditional Twelve Days of Christmas gifts. We have converted each gift into a related theme common to YA and paired it with a list of relevant titles. You may use the Twelve Days of YA tag to read all of the posts in the series.

Special thanks goes to Carli Spina, Faythe Arredondo, Sharon Rawlins, Geri Diorio, Becky O’Neil, Carla Land, Katie Yu, Laura Perenic, Jennifer Rummel, Libby Gorman, Carly Pansulla, and Allison Tran for their help creating the booklists and organizing this series.

On the sixth day of YA, my true love gave to me six geese-a-laying.

For day six, geese-a-laying, our theme is teen pregnancy in YA books. Whether a main topic or a side-story involving a secondary character, we were able to come up with quite a few titles. We hope you enjoy the stories of teen pregnancy we picked and encourage you to share your favorites in the comments!

First Part Last     Gabi a Girl in Pieces     How to Love

Someone Like You Bumped The Dear One


– Jessica Lind, currently reading My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins