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International YA Fiction

September 2022

Shelves of books in a library
Photo by Paul Schafer on Unsplash

In honor of #WorldKidLitMonth, we’ve selected seven YA favorites from our archive. Ranging from immersive fantasy to realist works grappling with themes including racism, poverty, and sexism, these stories have something to offer readers of all ages.

Against the Tide
By Taghreed Najjar
“Who ever heard of a fisherwoman in Gaza, much less a young girl?”
Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
from “The Boys”
By Jessica Schiefauer
“Let us make a pact, gentlemen. Let us brew a Magical Potion and drink together.”
Translated from Swedish by Saskia Vogel
The Park Bench
By Sandrine Kao
But it’s not surprising—with everything you hear on the news, how can anyone be expected to think well of the Chinese?
Translated from French by Jane Roffe
The Blue Book of Nebo
By Manon Steffan Ros
It happened so quickly. The End.
Translated from Welsh by the author
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