Did you read Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan, and now you don’t know what to read next? Lucky for you, we have rounded up a few options. If you loved the fierce, feminist characters in Watch Us Rise, you might love The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed. A group of girls band together to avenge the rape of a girl they have never met. The group they form resists the sexist culture that exists at their school.
Maybe you enjoyed Watch Us Rise because you love stories about friendship. Someone Like you by Sarah Dessen, the beloved teen novelist, might just match your needs. Teens Halley and Scarlett must learn how to evolve their friendship among hardships for one and a new relationship for the other. Written 20 years ago, it is still relevant today.
For those of you that enjoyed the diversity in Watch Us Rise, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon might be for you. The movie by the same title is in theaters now! Natasha faces deportation to Jamaica in a mere 12 hours. When by fate she meets Daniel, they are destined to fall in love.
If just one perspective is too boring for you, check out All American Boys by Jason Reynolds. The story is told alternating between Rashid, a kid falsely accused of stealing, and Quinn, who just can’t believe that the cop who basically raised him could be guilty of police brutality.