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Young Adult Literature

Information about the YA genre and CSULB's collection.

DEIA in YA Literature

Promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is essential in YA literature.  Find resources for culturally responsive books here. 

The Sun Is Also a Star


Eleanor and Park

More Happy Than Not

The Hate U Give

Odd One Out

Diverse Books

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The We Need Diverse Books movement  "is a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people." (From their site: "We Need Diverse Books™)

Use these lists to find books on different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures that are available in the Children's Collection at CSULB.

Books are Mirrors

Multicultural Book Awards