'Under The Udala Trees' by Chinelo Okparanta

In 2014, Nigeria’s president signed into law a bill criminalizing same sex relations and their supporters. Against this harrowing truth, Chinelo Okparanta has written a new classic of the lesbian novel, timeless in its risk and heart, immediate in its voice for the persecuted LGBT people of Nigeria… read more

'George' by Alex Gino

Alex Gino’s middle-grade debut novel George is a timely, heartfelt tale of unparalleled courage and friendship… read more

'Talk' by Linda Rosenkrantz

Talk is a slender novel narrowly focused on three friends slowly embracing adulthood as the nation prepares to lose much of its innocence. It’s blazingly witty, unexpectedly touching, and note-perfect…. read more

'Let Me Explain You' by Annie Liontas

Let Me Explain You is a story about relationships—between sisters, between countrymen, between people and place, between food and memory, between languages, between time and space… read more

'Skyscraping' by Cordelia Jensen

Captivating you in the first few pages, visionary author Cordelia Jensen has put forth Skyscraping, a semi-autobiographical novel in verse for young readers… read more