Since the dawn of YA, revolutions have been a genre staple. Whether our fave rebels have found themselves facing down tyrannical governments in dystopian futures, demon kings in faraway lands, or just the standard status quo of smalltown high school, these characters have inspired us to speak up, step up, and believe that our voices are meant to be heard. And, hey, is there a better time to embrace this fight for ideals than around Independence Day?
We teamed up with Barnes & Noble to bring you a bunch of great and daring reads that celebrate the YA revolutions that have come and gone. From hometown heroes to new recruits to rebel leaders, we’ve selected all the young adult books that inspire and make us want to pledge our allegiance. You can check them all out here (and in your local B&N stores, so be sure to snap a pic for us!), and scroll down to find out what kind of revolution you would be a part of!
What Revolution Would You Join?
FIND OUT WHAT TYPE OF YA REBEL YOU ARE
Find Books for Your YA Revolution:
- Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
- The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
- Enchantée by Gita Trelease
- Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu
- Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
- This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
- Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan
Changing the World
- Like a Love Story by Abdi Nazemian
- Internment by Samira Ahmed
- Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
- Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro
- Dear Martin by Nic Stone
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Ash Princess by Lauren Sebastian
- Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness