New YA Contemporary Books Fall 2022

As your book nerd bestie, we’ll never let a new release pass without letting you know! Check out these new YA contemporary books Fall 2022! If you love these books, check out the Underlined book page here, and let us know what you’re reading at @getunderlined!

The 9:09 Project

The 9:09 Project

By Mark H. Parsons

Coming 11.15.22

A thoughtful exploration about finding oneself, learning to hope after loss, and recognizing the role that family, friends, and even strangers can play in the healing process if you are open and willing to share your experience with others.

It has been two years since his mom’s death, and Jamison, his dad, and his younger sister seem to be coping, but they’ve been dealing with their loss separately and in different ways....

Caste (Adapted for Young Adults)

Caste (Adapted for Young Adults)

By Isabel Wilkerson

Coming 11.22.22

In this young adult adaptation of the Oprah Book Club selection and New York Times bestselling nonfiction work, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Isabel Wilkerson explores the unspoken hierarchies that divide us across lines of race and class. Revealing and timely, this work will speak to young people who are engaged more than ever with the world around them, or to anyone who believes in a more just existence for all.

Reade...

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing

The Epic Story of Every Living Thing

By Deb Caletti

Coming 09.13.22

From the award-winning author of A Heart in a Body in The World comes a gorgeous and fiercely feminist young adult novel. When a teen travels to Hawaii to track down her sperm donor father, she discovers the truth about him, about the sunken shipwreck that’s become his obsession, and most of all about herself.

Harper Proulx has lived her whole life with unanswered questions about her anonymous sperm donor father. S...

Grave Things Like Love

Grave Things Like Love

By Sara Bennett Wealer

Coming 10.11.22

A contemporary YA romance with a paranormal twist: what happens when in between trying to decide which boy is the right boy, a girl finds out the funeral home her family owns might be haunted?

Elaine's home is a bit . . . different. It's a funeral home that has been in her family since the 1800s—and it's why everyone calls her Funeral Girl. And even though she's lived there her whole life, there are still secrets to be found.<...

The Story of More (Adapted for Young Adults)

The Story of More (Adapted for Young Adults)

By Hope Jahren

Coming 10.04.22

This young adult adaptation of acclaimed geochemist and geobiologist Hope Jahren's highly respected nonfiction work is the perfect book for those interested in learning about climate change and how they can contribute to creating a more sustainable future.

Hope Jahren illuminates the science behind key inventions, clarifying how electricity, large-scale farming, and automobiles have both helped and harmed our world. She explains the...

We Are All We Have

We Are All We Have

By Marina Budhos

Coming 10.25.22

When a teenage girl’s single mom is taken by ICE, everything changes—all of her hopes and dreams for the future have turned into survival.

Seventeen-year-old Rania is shaken awake in her family's apartment in Brooklyn. ICE is at the door, taking her mother away. But Ammi has done everything right, hasn’t she? Their asylum case is fine.
    This was supposed to be Rania’s greatest summer...

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