Family Drama Titles for the Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us and it is about that time where family draws each other near. For some families the holidays seem blissful and awe inspiring. For many other folks, not so much. We have for you a collection of teen novels that will have you thinking, "the grass on my lawn is as green as I need it to be."

High school teen, Xiomara, faces the challenge of not being born a boy and having too much to say. The Poet X is a narrative story told in verse, of a young girl growing up in Harlem. She struggles to be heard by her family, particularly her mother. Always having to front and battle the world, Xiomara soon discovers that to be understood might require a little understanding on her part.

The Downstairs Girl, by Stacy Lee is a story that takes place during the post-reconstruction era of the South. It is a story of 17 year old Jo Kuan, a Chinese-American secretly living in the basement of a newspaper office. A historical fiction that explores immigration, social status and family secrets.

The Prince and the Dressmaker is a heartwarming fairy tale, graphic novel where you come across princes and princesses. Or a prince who dreams of being a princess. Sebastian is a sweet and charming prince. His folks want him to marry a princess and carry the family throne to greatness, but Sebastian has other desires. If you like fairy tales that explores friendship, family, acceptance and gender identity, then this graphic novel is what you've been waiting for.

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