30 Best Books to Read - Books Every Man Should ReadAmerican Panda by Gloria Chao. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels? Description: Penny loves her small-town Florida life, and she has her future mapped out. But when she unexpectedly lands a scholarship to a prestigious summer theater camp, she is thrust into a world of competition and self-doubt.
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Anger Is A Gift by Mark Oshiro is the powerful story of a young person of color dealing with violence, racism, and coming of age in a time of intolerance. Moss Jefferies is black, gay, overweight, and dealing with the murder of his father by an Oakland police officer six years earlier. In the years since the loss, there has been no accountability for the officer and the media vilified his father instead. Things only get worse for Moss when his high school decides to crack down on students by treating them like criminals. He is gripped by anger, grief, depression, and panic attacks.
The Manual challenges you to read or re-read these essential books every man should know to navigate life. Get cozy and crack open one of these 19 must-reads for men. The boy grapples with the unfairness of tragedy and the rights and wrongs of a society he feels excluded from in this two-week glimpse into his life as a greaser. Running away with his best friend after a dangerous fight with a rival preppy gang, the Socs, Ponyboy is faced with even more heartache, while all along his hope is for peace. Let the rhythmic cacophony of Kerouac rattle in your brain. Reading Desolation Angels is like falling back into a crowd of hitchhiking winos who want to see and experience only the beauty and enlightenment in this world — that drive toward the heart and pulse and meaning of all this is contagious. Kerouac writes a largely autobiographical account although coined as fiction of a man who works at a desolate fire post in the mountains then hitchhikes his way through Oregon, California, and Mexico.
If was the year of diverse representation in YA , then was the year that brought the unique and wide-ranging voices in young adult fiction to a whole new level, with marginalized people at the forefront. Just one look at Bustle's 25 Best YA Books of reveals well-crafted and crucial tales that run the gamut from empowering fantasy to heartfelt contemporary to spooky tales. No matter their genre, all these books delve into important topics: identity, love, family, faith, personal power and our complicated connections to wider humanity. Before takes its final bow, you're going to want to add some of these must-read YA books to your end-of-year stack. Check out blurbs and quotes from each book below to help you decide which one you want to read first:. When young Afro-Latina Xiomara discovers spoken word poetry, she uses it as a way to begin understanding her complicated relationship with her mother and her own connection to the wider world. It has brought me the most light.