The next time you’re looking for a good book as a parent, don’t skip the YA aisle! Once your child is a tween or teen, they’re old enough for you to enjoy some of the same books. Share a reading experience as a family with these YA fantasy picks.
Whether you read Harry Potter as a kid or an adult, it’s full of lessons that can last a lifetime. Here are just a few of the things these magical books have taught me.
Sometimes the stories that immerse us most are the ones full of dangerous magic in dark worlds. Garth Nix’s novel Sabriel is exactly that: a dark adventure that whisks a teenage girl into the world of the dead.
Everywhere we go, we bring our identities with us. In Nnedi Okorafor’s novella Binti, the leading character brings her identity with her in a very unique way — by the red clay she paints onto her skin — as she leaves her tribe and travels into space.
Ever since my 4th grade teacher read The Hobbit to us, I’ve loved fantasy and science fiction. That book led me down the rabbit hole of reading, and now I’m excited to share that passion through Reading is Magic.