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Title: Love is a Revolution
Author: Renée Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Release date: February 2, 2021
Synopsis: “From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Rene Watson comes a new YA–a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is.
When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani’s birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He’s perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery. In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more of themselves, some of those lies get harder to keep up. As Nala falls deeper into keeping up her lies and into love, she’ll learn all the ways love is hard, and how self-love is revolutionary.
In Love Is a Revolution, plus size girls are beautiful and get the attention of the hot guys, the popular girl clique is not shallow but has strong convictions and substance, and the ultimate love story is not only about romance but about how to show radical love to the people in your life, including to yourself.”
- Happily Ever Afters by Elise Bryant
- Finding Yvonne by Brandy Colbert
- Color Me In by Natasha Diaz
- Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
- If It Makes You Happy by Claire Kann
- To Be Honest by Maggie Ann MartinAnalee, in Real Life by Janelle Milanes
- Dear Haiti, Love Alaine by Maika Moulite & Maritza Moulite
- Truly Madly Royally by Debbie Rigaud
- The Summer of Jordi Pérez (and the Best Burger in Los Ángeles) by Amy Spalding
- All the Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani
- When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
Have you read Love is a Revolution? What else would you add to this list?