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Books They Didn't Tell You to Read

Some of the books I would label 'must reads' that appear on few if any must read lists.
An overpopulation of nonfiction compared to most lists, but they are incredibly readable.
Good luck!
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Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)
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My Dark Vanessa (Kate Elizabeth Russell)
My Dark Vanessa (Kate Elizabeth Russell)
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Dear Current Occupant (Chelene Knight)
Dear Current Occupant (Chelene Knight)
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Passing (Nella Larsen)
Passing (Nella Larsen)
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The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
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You're Not a Country, Africa! (Pius Adesanmi)
You're Not a Country, Africa! (Pius Adesanmi)
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Rilla of Ingleside (L.M. Montgomery)
Rilla of Ingleside (L.M. Montgomery)
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Before the Ever After (Jacqueline Woodson)
Before the Ever After (Jacqueline Woodson)
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Civil Disobedience (Henry David Thoreau)
Civil Disobedience (Henry David Thoreau)
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Symptoms of Being Human (Jeff Garvin)
Symptoms of Being Human (Jeff Garvin)
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Seven Fallen Feathers (Tanya Talaga)
Seven Fallen Feathers (Tanya Talaga)
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The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
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13
Other Words for Home (Jasmine Warga)
Other Words for Home (Jasmine Warga)
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A Black Women's History of the United States (Daina Ramey Berry)
A Black Women's History of the United States (Daina Ramey Berry)
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Scythe (Neal Shusterman)
Scythe (Neal Shusterman)
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Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (Monique Morris)
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (Monique Morris)
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The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
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Dear Justyce (Nic Stone)
Dear Justyce (Nic Stone)
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With the Fire on High (Elizabeth Acevedo)
With the Fire on High (Elizabeth Acevedo)
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In the Dream House (Carmen Maria Machado)
In the Dream House (Carmen Maria Machado)
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Oona Out of Order (Margarita Montimore)
Oona Out of Order (Margarita Montimore)
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Albatross (Terry Fallis)
Albatross (Terry Fallis)
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Pet (Akwaeke Emezi)
Pet (Akwaeke Emezi)
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The Sniper (Liam O'flaherty)
The Sniper (Liam O'flaherty)
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Shame on Me (Tessa McWatt)
Shame on Me (Tessa McWatt)
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Marbles: Manie, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me (Ellen Forney)
Marbles: Manie, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me (Ellen Forney)
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Transcendent Kingdom (Yaa Gyasi)
Transcendent Kingdom (Yaa Gyasi)
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The Fire Never Goes Out (Noelle Stevenson)
The Fire Never Goes Out (Noelle Stevenson)
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The Mothers (Brit Bennett)
The Mothers (Brit Bennett)
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For Black Girls Like Me (Mariama J. Lockington)
For Black Girls Like Me (Mariama J. Lockington)
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Dear Edward (Ann Napolitano)
Dear Edward (Ann Napolitano)
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Ghost Boys (Jewell Parker Rhodes)
Ghost Boys (Jewell Parker Rhodes)
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Raybearer (Jordan Ifueko)
Raybearer (Jordan Ifueko)
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison)
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The Lottery and Other Stories (Shirley Jackson)
The Lottery and Other Stories (Shirley Jackson)
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The Astonishing Color of After (Emily X.R. Pan)
The Astonishing Color of After (Emily X.R. Pan)
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Exit West (Mohsin Hamed)
Exit West (Mohsin Hamed)
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The Rest of Us Live Here (Patrick Ness)
The Rest of Us Live Here (Patrick Ness)
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The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
The Turn of the Screw (Henry James)
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The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)
The Blue Castle (L.M. Montgomery)
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