What Is Your Favorite MultiCultural YA? Nominate it!


have you heard? I thank Edi, from Crazy Quilts for bringing the following to my attention: nominations for Best Fiction for Young Adult are now open. Have you read an amazing multicultural YA (age 12-18) published in the past 16 months? Here is your chance to nominate it and to give the book a chance to be known more widely. The Award is organized by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a branch of the American Library Association (ALA).
The first BFYA will be published in 2011.

For more information about the nomination policies and procedures, click here.

To nominate your favorite (multicultural) YA book (excluding yours, if you’re an author), click on the following link.

Which begs the question: what is the best MC YA you’ve read this year?


About Nathalie Mvondo

Nathalie Mvondo lives in Northern California. She is a writer, a blogger, a community organizer and a social entrepreneur.
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8 Responses to What Is Your Favorite MultiCultural YA? Nominate it!

  1. Jeannine M. says:

    The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon. (not sure of authors spelling) Beautiful story, well crafted!!


  2. Hi Jeannine,
    thanks for recommending that title. I added links. 🙂 I remember reading a fantastic review about it.


  3. Amy Baskin says:

    I just finished SECRET KEEPER by Mitali Perkins and I can’t stop thinking about it. While themes of courage are common in YA coming of age novels, themes of selflessness are not. In that regard, it reminds me of another 2009 favorite of mine HEART OF A SHEPHERD by Rosanne Parry.


  4. Thank you! I needed that push. My pick is 8th Grade Super Zero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich.


  5. Thank you, Lyn!!!


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