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YAMILE SAIED MÉNDEZ VIRTUAL BOOKSHELF

TEENS AGAINST THE WORLD

Debut novelist Yamile Saied Méndez, author of FURIA, shares a selection of books that have at their cores a teen protagonist trying to overcome generational trauma imposed on them by society and their own families.  

Furia Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781616209919
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Patron Saints of Nothing Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525554929
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

Jay returns to his family’s country of origin, The Philippines, to solve the mystery of his cousin’s murder, a victim of Duterte’s war on drugs.


We Are Not from Here Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812261
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Published: Philomel Books - May 19th, 2020

Driven away from Mexico by poverty and violence, Chico, Pulga, and Pequeña set out for a new life in the United States on board of The Beast, in a tale of survival, hope, friendship, and love. 


This Time Will Be Different Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062473448
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Published: HarperTeen - June 4th, 2019

CJ is trapped between her family’s expectations and her own dreams, until she finds the courage to fight for them. 


Grown Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062840356
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 15th, 2020

Lured by a famous R&B artist into a trap, Enchanted Jones finds herself in a vulnerable position and gets blamed for the violence committed against her. It’s a wonderful commentary on how society turns its back on girls and women who have no one but themselves to fight for each other.