Young Adult Fiction for Fair Housing Month

In celebration of Fair Housing Month, the FHC-SE has compiled the following young adult books (for children’s books please see our previous post). The Federal Fair Housing Act protects against discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, disability, familial status, religion, and sex.

Young Adult Fiction

  • Aronson, Mark. Race: A History Beyond Black and White. Ginee Seo Books, 2007.
  • Bausum, Ann. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines of the Civil Rights Movement. National Geographic, December 2005.
  • Bennett, Cherie and Jeff Gottesfeld. A Heart Divided. Random House, Laurel Leaf, 2004.
  • Bohannon, Lisa Fredericksen. Freedom Cannot Rest: Ella Baker and the Civil Rights Movement. Morgan Reynolds Publishing, 2005.
  • Bradman, Tony (editor). Skin Deep: A Collection of Stories about Racism. Puffin Books, 2004.
  • Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy. Delacorte Press, 2000
  • Curtis, Christopher Paul. The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. Laurel Leaf; Reprint edition, 2000
  • Gaskins, Pearl Fuyo and Pearl Fuyo Gaskins. What Are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People. Henry Holt Company, 1999.
  • Halpin, Brendan. How Ya Like Me Now? Farrar Straus Giroux, 2007.
  • Hinton, S. E. The Outsiders. Puffin Books, 1967.
  • Jiménez, F. The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child. University of New Mexico Press, 1997.
  • Krech, Bob. Rebound. Marshall Cavendish, 2006.
  • Krisher, Trudy. Uncommon Faith. Holiday House, 2003.
  • Lensey, Namioka. An Ocean Apart, a World Away. Delacourt Books, 2002.
  • Lowry, Lois. Number the Stars. Laurel Leaf, 1998.
  • Naidoo, Beverley and Desmond Tutu. Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope. Harper Collins, 2003.
  • Sylke, Rifa’i, Amal, Ainbinde, Odelia, and Tempel. We Just Want to Live Here: A Palestinian Teenager, an Israeli Teenager-An Unlikely Friendship. St. Martin’s Press, 2003.
  • Voigt, Cynthia. Come a Stranger. Simon Pulse, 1995.
  • Voigt, Cynthia. Izzy, Willy-Nilly. Atheneum.1995
  • Yang, Gene Luen. American Born Chinese. First Second, 2006.


Thank you to the Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs for many of these titles. If you have a book to suggest, please comment on our post.

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