Featured Book Recommendations: Part 2


InferCabulary’s newest book list shares nine inspiring stories about overcoming diversity.

Let’s face it, the past several months have been difficult for everyone. Students have been removed from their school communities, which many times are safe places for learning and self-exploration. Teachers are continuing to navigate the shift to remote learning, and working overtime to find new ways to connect with students.

The power of storytelling is that we can use these narratives to learn from each others’ unique perspectives—regardless of where learning takes place—and apply the lessons learned and experiences gained by the stories’ characters to our own lives.

We’re proud that our extensive book collection includes a diverse range of voices, stories, and perspectives. Whether students are reading these books on their own or as part of your class, we’ve selected powerful and inspiring stories about overcoming obstacles for teens:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Counting By 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai & Christina Lamb

At InferCabulary, we encourage teachers to use stories as a method to reinforce vocabulary development for young readers. Teachers can organize our extensive catalog of Tier Two and Academic Vocabulary by specific books, filtering a book title that is currently being taught to ensure words from the text are included in their upcoming vocabulary practice. Check out our word list filter here.