Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao: A Superb Contemporary About How Secrets & Shame Can Shatter a Family

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao is an own-voices Taiwanese-American young adult contemporary novel about a teenager named Ali who is the only Asian person at her predominantly white small-town high school. Having learned the art of apathy when it comes to the casual racist remarks and willing ignorant perceptions surrounding Chinese folx, her entire method of surviving is tossed into the blender when a new student arrives, a boy named Chase who also happens to be Taiwanese like Ali; a boy not afraid to speak up against said ignorance. When they start getting closer, Ali’s mother shuts down the relationship before it ever has the chance to bloom, sending Ali on a twisted path of family secrets, sacrifices, and shame.

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi: An Amazing Tale of Friendship, Mental Health, & Indie Bookstores

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi is a diverse young adult contemporary novel that revolves around a group of ladies who work at a bookshop called Wild Nights Bookstore. When they discover that the bookstore is about close up shop for good, they come together to and try save a place that has become a sanctuary for each of them in their own unique ways.

Top 7 Diverse YA Books on My TBR

Happy Monday, everyone! For today’s post, I wanted to share with you all the diverse young adult novels that are currently on my long-term TBR (to-be-read) list. I have heard phenomenal things about every single one of these novels, and through having awesome friends and family, I own a copy of them all as well.…