Hello readers! Have you decided to partake in our first ever Teen Reading Challenge? If so, have you gotten started yet? Maybe you’re looking for a little inspiration. Well, I’ve got you covered. Every month I’ll be posting a list of books, articles, and more than you can read to satisfy each of the prompts. First up — something pertaining to the current state of immigration in the United States.
- American Street by Ibi Zoboi
- The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt
- Something in Between by Melissa De la Cruz
- We Are Not from Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez
- Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
- The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
- Come On In : 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home by Adi Alsaid, editor, author
- Illegal by Francisco X. Stork
- Americanized : Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi
- This Land is Our Land : The History of American Immigration by Linda Barrett Osborne
- The Other Side : Stories of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream of Crossing the Border by Juan Pablo Villalobos
- We Are Here to Stay : Voices of Undocumented Young Adults by Susan Kuklin
- Sanctuary Cities by Marcia Amidon Lüsted, editor
- Immigration and Travel Restrictions by M. M. Eboch, editor
If you’re looking for something a little shorter to read, check out these articles:
- Teen Vogue has a lot of great, current articles on immigration issues relevant to teens.
- YR Media is a national network of young journalists and artists. Check out their articles on immigration.
- RPL’s database, ResearchRocket, pulls news articles from all over the country that are of particular interest to students. Here’s a link to their articles on immigration from the last year
I hope you are all able to find something of interest to you on this list and join in RPL’s 2021 Teen Reading Challenge. If you are a teen, you can join the conversation taking place on our Discord server. We have a designated channel for readers to chat all month. Not a member of the server yet? Fill out this form and we’ll send you an invite. Also, we’ll be hosting live discussions on the 4th Thursday of each month. Read more about that here. Finally, feel free to tag us on social media and share what you’re reading #2021rplteenreadingchallenge