Best Teen & Young Adult Multigenerational Family Fiction Books

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1. The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963

Author: by Christopher Paul Curtis
Published at: Yearling (September 8, 1997)
ISBN: 978-0440414124

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Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about an unforgettable family on a road-trip during one of the most important times in the civil rights movement. When the Watson familyten-year-old Kenny, Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byronsets out on a trip south to visit Grandma in Birmingham, Alabama, they don’t realize that they’re heading toward one of the darkest moments in America’s history.

The Watsons’ journey reminds us that even in the hardest times, laughter and family can help us get through anything. “A modern classic.” NPRMarvelous … Both comic and deeply moving. The New York Times”One of the best novels EVER.” Jacqueline Woodson, Newbery Honor and National Book Awardwinning author of Brown Girl Dreaming Bonus Content New foreword and afterword from the author Map of the Watsons’ journey Original manuscript pages and letter from the Newbery committee Personal essays celebrating the book’s legacy by award-winning authors: Elizabeth Acevedo, Chris Crutcher, Kate DiCamillo, Varian Johnson, David Barclay Moore, Jason Reynolds, Jerry Spinelli, Vince Vawter, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Jacqueline Woodson


2. With the Fire on High

Author: by Elizabeth Acevedo
Published at: Quill Tree Books; 1st edition (May 1, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0062662835

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisionsdoing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

Plus don’t miss Elizabeth Acevedo’s Clap When You Land!


3. A Pho Love Story

Author: by Loan Le
Published at: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 9, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1534441934

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When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants. If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock.

Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee.Not ideal. If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker.

Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it.The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family’s pho restaurant.

For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who’ve avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition.


4. We Are Not Free

Author: by Traci Chee
Published at: HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0358131434

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST PRINTZ HONOR BOOK WALTER HONOR BOOK From New York Times best-selling and acclaimed author Traci Chee comes We Are Not Free, the collective account of a tight-knit group of young Nisei, second-generation Japanese American citizens, whose lives are irrevocably changed by the mass U.S.

Incarcerations of World War II. Fourteen teens who have grown up together in Japantown, San Francisco. Fourteen teens who form a community and a family, as interconnected as they are conflicted. Fourteen teens whose lives are turned upside down when over 100,000 people of Japanese ancestry are removed from their homes and forced into desolate incarceration camps.

In a world that seems determined to hate them, these young Nisei must rally together as racism and injustice threaten to pull them apart.


5. Displacement

Author: by Kiku Hughes
Published at: First Second; Illustrated edition (August 18, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1250193537

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A teenager is pulled back in time to witness her grandmother’s experiences in World War II-era Japanese internment camps in Displacement, a historical graphic novel from Kiku Hughes. Kiku is on vacation in San Francisco when suddenly she finds herself displaced to the 1940s Japanese-American internment camp that her late grandmother, Ernestina, was forcibly relocated to during World War II.

These displacements keep occurring until Kiku finds herself “stuck” back in time. Living alongside her young grandmother and other Japanese-American citizens in internment camps, Kiku gets the education she never received in history class. She witnesses the lives of Japanese-Americans who were denied their civil liberties and suffered greatly, but managed to cultivate community and commit acts of resistance in order to survive.

Kiku Hughes weaves a riveting, bittersweet tale that highlights the intergenerational impact and power of memory.


6. Once Upon a QuinceaƱera

Author: by Monica Gomez-Hira
Published at: HarperTeen (March 2, 2021)
ISBN: 978-0062996831

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Perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Jane the Virgin, this immediately accessible and irresistibly fun #ownvoices rom-com debut will spin readers into an unforgettable summer of late-night dancing, broken hearts, second chances, and telenovela twists. Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true.

Except apparently happily ever after for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship. Now she has to perform as a party princess!In a ball gown.During the summer.In Miami.Fine. Except that’s only the first misfortune in what’s turning out to a summer of Utter Disaster.

But if Carmen can manage dancing in the blistering heat, fending off an oh-so-unfortunately attractive ex, and stopping her spoiled cousin from ruining her own quinceaeraCarmen might just get that happily ever afterafter all.


7. Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Author: by Adib Khorram
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (August 20, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0525552970

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Darius doesn’t think he’ll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA. Winner of the William C. Morris Debut AwardHeartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.

Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens AgendaDarius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persianhalf, his mom’s sideand his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life.

Darius has never really fit in at home, and he’s sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn’t exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder.

Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they’re spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city’s skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioushthe original Persian version of his nameand Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he’s Darioush to Sohrab.


8. The War with Grandpa

Author: by Robert Kimmel Smith
Published at: Yearling; 1st edition (September 1, 1984)
ISBN: 978-0440492764

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Don’t miss the laugh-out-loud classic about a boy who leaps into battle when he’s forced to share a room with his grandfather-now a major motion picture starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, and Oakes Fegley!

Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs. Peter loves his grandpa but wants his room back. He has no choice but to declare war!

With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even. They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far?

WINNER OF TEN STATE READING AWARDSAN IRA-CBC CHILDREN’S CHOICE”Peter tells this story with honesty and humor…. By the story’s end, Peter has learned much about the causes and effects of war-and human dignity.”-School Library Journal”The humor of the story derives from Peter’s first-person account and from the reader’s recognition of Peter’s valiant effort to maintain two mutually exclusive emotions.”-The Horn Book Magazine


9. Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard

Author: by Echo Brown
Published at: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (January 14, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1250309853

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A William C.Morris Award Finalist “Brown has written a guidebook of survival and wonder.”The New York Times “Just brilliant.”Kirkus ReviewsHeavily autobiographical and infused with magical realism, Black Girl Unlimited fearlessly explores the intersections of poverty, sexual violence, depression, racism, and sexismall through the arc of a transcendent coming-of-age story for fans of Renee Watson’s Piecing Me Together and Ibi Zoboi’s American Street.

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic …Everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor.

Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes there is pain flowing through everyone around her, and a black veil of depression threatens to undo everything she’s worked for.

10. The Lord of Opium

Author: by Nancy Farmer
Published at: Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (September 9, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1442482555

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As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this electric blend of horrors and beauty (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the Scorpion, winner of the National Book Award, a Newbery Honor, and a Printz Honor.

Matt has always been nothing but a clonegrown from a strip of old El Patron’s skin. Now, at age fourteen, he finds himself suddenly thrust into the position of ruling over his own country. The Land of Opium is the largest territory of the Dope Confederacy, which ranges on the map like an intestine from the ruins of San Diego to the ruins of Matamoros.

But while Opium thrives, the rest of the world has been devastated by ecological disasterand hidden in Opium is the cure. And that isn’t all that awaits within the depths of Opium. Matt is haunted by the ubiquitous army of eejits, zombielike workers harnessed to the old El Patron’s sinister system of drug growingpeople stripped of the very qualities that once made them human.

11. Keys to the Demon Prison (5) (Fablehaven)

Author: by Brandon Mull
Published at: Aladdin; Original edition (February 22, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1416990291

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Since ancient times, the great demon prison Zzyzx has protected the world from the most dangerous servants of darkness, including Gorgrog, the Demon King. After centuries of plotting, the Sphinx is on the verge of recovering the five artifacts necessary to open the legendary prison.

Facing the potential of a world-ending calamity, all friends of light must unite in a final effort to thwart the Sphinx s designs and find a safe home for the five artifacts. To this end, Kendra, Seth, and the Knights of the Dawn will venture far beyond the walls of Fablehaven to strange and exotic magical preserves across the globe, where the end of every quest becomes the beginning of another.

In this explosive series finale, allegiances will be confirmed and secrets revealed as the forces of light and darkness collide in a desperate struggle to control the keys to the demon prison.

12. The Astonishing Color of After

Author: by Emily X.R. Pan
Published at: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 19, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0316464017

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A stunning, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, love, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng. Leigh Chen Sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird. Leigh, who is half Asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time.

There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird. In her search, she winds up chasing after ghosts, uncovering family secrets, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life.

Alternating between real and magic, past and present, friendship and romance, hope and despair, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, art, grief, and love.”Emily X.R. Pan’s brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor.

13. Darius the Great Deserves Better

Author: by Adib Khorram
Published at: Dial Books (August 25, 2020)
ISBN: 978-0593108239

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In this companion to the award-winning Darius the Great Is Not Okay, Darius suddenly has it all: a boyfriend, an internship, a spot on the soccer team. It’s everything he’s ever wanted-but what if he deserves better? Darius Kellner is having a bit of a year.

Since his trip to Iran, a lot has changed. He’s getting along with his dad, and his best friend Sohrab is only a Skype call away. Between his first boyfriend, Landon, varsity soccer practices, and an internship at his favorite tea shop, things are falling into place.

Then, of course, everything changes. Darius’s grandmothers are in town for a long visit, and Darius can’t tell whether they even like him. The internship is not going according to plan, Sohrab isn’t answering Darius’s calls, and Dad is far away on business.

And Darius is sure he really likes Landon … But he’s also been hanging out with Chip Cusumano, former bully and current soccer teammate-and well, maybe he’s not so sure about anything after all. Darius was just starting to feel okay, like he finally knew what it meant to be Darius Kellner.

14. Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

Author: by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Published at: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 11, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1534448636

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In a world where we are so often dividing ourselves into us and them, this book feels like a kind of magic, celebrating all beliefs, ethnicities, and unknowns. The New York Times Book Review Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexican American teen who discovers profound connections between immigration, folklore, and alien life.

It’s been three years since ICE raids and phone calls from Mexico and an ill-fated walk across the Sonoran. Three years since Sia Martinez’s mom disappeared. Sia wants to move on, but it’s hard in her tiny Arizona town where people refer to her mom’s deportation as an unfortunate incident.

Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home. Then one night, under a million stars, Sia’s life and the world as we know it cracks wide open.

15. Bridge of Clay

Author: by Markus Zusak
Published at:
Knopf Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (October 8, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0375845604

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The unforgettable, New York Times bestselling family saga from Markus Zusak, the storyteller who gave us the extraordinary bestseller THE BOOK THIEF, lauded by the New York Times as “the kind of book that can be life-changing.”NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “One of those monumental books that can draw you across space and time into another family’s experience in the most profound way.” The Washington Post”Mystical and loaded with heart, it’s another gorgeous tearjerker from a rising master of them.” Entertainment WeeklyDevastating, demanding and deeply moving.

Wall Street Journal The breathtaking story of five brothers who bring each other up in a world run by their own rules. As the Dunbar boys love and fight and learn to reckon with the adult world, they discover the moving secret behind their father’s disappearance.

At the center of the Dunbar family is Clay, a boy who will build a bridgefor his family, for his past, for greatness, for his sins, for a miracle. The question is, how far is Clay willing to go? And how much can he overcome?

16. All the Days Past, All the Days to Come (Logan Family Saga)

Author: by Mildred D. Taylor
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (January 5, 2021)
ISBN: 978-0425288085

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The saga of the Logan family-made famous in the Newbery Medal-winning Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry-concludes in a deeply fulfilling story, now available in paperback. In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century.

Cassie Logan, first met in Song of the Trees and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, is a young woman now, searching for her place in the world, a journey that takes her from Toledo to California, to law school in Boston, and, ultimately, in the 60s, home to Mississippi to participate in voter registration.

She is witness to the now-historic events of the century: the Great Migration north, the rise of the civil rights movement, preceded and precipitated by the racist society of America, and the often violent confrontations that brought about change. Rich, compelling storytelling is Ms. Taylor’s hallmark, and she fulfills expectations as she brings to a close the stirring family story that has absorbed her for over forty years.