In December, in the season of top-everything lists, NPR published a recommended list of books that deal with race for young adult readers. The list, which you can view here along with the many comments, piqued the interest of our Middle School English faculty, who know a thing or two about adolescents and how so many of them gravitate to novels about race and racial identities. Their conversation quickly turned into their own list of titles, which is below. Each book on the list offers a perspective into racial identities or race relations that our faculty found were compelling for young adult readers. As with all book lists, it is important to do further research into each title and topic and see if it is a good fit for your reader. If you see a title that you want to know more about, you can start by asking your English teacher!