NYPL’s Best Books for Teens 2021

The librarians at New York Public Library selected CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP and HURRICANE SUMMER for their list of the year’s best books for teens!

CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook
9781250790514 | available now
“In addition to satisfying committed fans, this stellar work could function as a supplementary text within any social studies narration of the post–civil rights–era U.S. Required history for young hip-hop heads—and everyone else.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

HURRICANE SUMMER by Asha Bromfield
9781250622235 | available now
“This is an excellent examination of the ways wealth, gender, and color can shape and at times create mental and emotional fractures . . . A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics.”
School Library Journal, Starred Review

View the full list here.

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