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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Book List: Diverse Reads

Sachem Public Library

Jasmine Zumideh needs a win / Susan Azim Boyer

Jasmine Zumideh needs a win / Susan Azim Boyer

After lying on her college admissions, Jasmine needs to win her senior class election, but the Iran Hostage Crisis explodes across the nightly news and her opponent begins to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria at school.
All my rage / Sabaa Tahir

All my rage / Sabaa Tahir

Salahudin and Noor are two Pakistani American high school students who have been best friends since childhood. Each deals with family difficulties: Salahudin with a dying mother and a father who turns to alcohol in grief, and Noor with a spiteful uncle.
I miss you, I hate this / Sara Saedi

I miss you, I hate this / Sara Saedi

Best friends Parisa Naficy and Gabriela Gonzales grapple with the complexities of their relationship even while they spend their senior year apart due to a pandemic that disproportionately affects young people.
Radha & Jai's recipe for romance / Nisha Sharma

Radha & Jai's recipe for romance / Nisha Sharma

Told in two voices, teens Radha and Jai, seniors at a New Jersey performing arts high school, reignite their passion for dance and find strength in one another to pursue their dreams.
Ain't burned all the bright / Jason Reynolds

Ain't burned all the bright / Jason Reynolds

A smash up of art and text that viscerally captures what it means to not be able to breathe, and how the people and things you love most are actually the oxygen you most need.
One of the good ones / Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

One of the good ones / Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite

When her sister is killed under mysterious circumstances after attending a social justice rally, Happi and their family are left reeling in the aftermath. As Kezi becomes another immortalized victim in the fight against police brutality, Happi begins to question the idealized way her sister is remembered. 
Patron saints of nothing / Randy Ribay

Patron saints of nothing / Randy Ribay

When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more.
Everyone hates Kelsie Miller / Meredith Ireland

Everyone hates Kelsie Miller / Meredith Ireland

Kelsie Miller embarks on a road trip with her longtime rival, Eric, in order to win back her best friend and his girlfriend.
Whiteout / Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon

Whiteout / Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon

As the city grinds to a halt, twelve teens band together to help a friend pull off the most epic apology of her life. But will they be able to make it happen, in spite of the storm?
Salt and sugar / Rebecca Carvalho

Salt and sugar / Rebecca Carvalho

In Olinda, Brazil, Lari's family's bakery, Salt, has been at war with the Molinas' bakery across the street, Sugar, for generations. Determined to protect her home, Lari does the unthinkable--she works together with Pedro Molina to save both of their bakeries.
Super fake love song / David Yoon

Super fake love song / David Yoon

When new-girl Cirrus mistakes self-described nerd Sunny Dae as the lead in a rock band, Sunny rolls with it, forming a fake band with his friends. As the lies continue, he risks losing both Cirrus and his friends.
This is my America / Kim Johnson

This is my America / Kim Johnson

While writing letters to Innocence X, a justice-seeking project, asking them to help her father, an innocent black man on death row, teenaged Tracy takes on another case when her brother is accused of killing his white girlfriend.
Kneel / Candace Buford

Kneel / Candace Buford

As the football team's varsity tight end, Russell has one goal: to get a scholarship and play on the national stage. When his best friend is unfairly arrested and kicked off the team, Rus faces an impossible choice: speak up or live in fear.
Code of honor / Alan Gratz

Code of honor / Alan Gratz

When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.
The door of no return / Kwame Alexander

The door of no return / Kwame Alexander

Eleven-year-old Kofi loves his family, admires his friend Ama, and tries to avoid his bully of a cousin. Everything changes when his brother is involved in a town wrestling match that changes their lives forever in West Africa's Asanti Kingdom in 1860.
Firekeeper's daughter / Angeline Boulley

Firekeeper's daughter / Angeline Boulley

Daunis has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her mother.
There goes the neighborhood / Jade Adia

There goes the neighborhood / Jade Adia

In order to stop the destructive forces of gentrification, three best friends use social media to create a fake gang and get justice for their South L.A. community.
Clap when you land / Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap when you land / Elizabeth Acevedo

Camino, from the Dominican Republic, and Yahaira, from New York City, are shocked to find out that their father has been living a double life when his plain crashes and he passes away. The new sisters must navigate their new feelings while grieving.
House of yesterday / Deeba Zargarpur

House of yesterday / Deeba Zargarpur

Struggling with her parent's divorce and her grandmother's dementia, fifteen-year-old Sarah Khan tries to distract herself in a home renovation project but instead finds the house is full of dark family secrets that give rise to ghostly apparitions.
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