Whether you’re making the most of end-of-summer weekends or preparing to have your drinking plans cancelled because of a surprise downpour, finding the right books to read is all you really need to detox from your Netflix addiction. Find a friend in Zarin Wadia (A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena), whose life in Saudi Arabia as a Zoroastrian is complicated by bullies at school and beatings at home. Or be inspired by the stories of 50 heroic women through the ages who’ve fought the system and brought about real change, all accompanied by illustrations in Like A Girl: Real Stories For Tough Kids by Aparna Jain.
From authors like Robert Dinsdale and Ramona Ausubel to Fatima Farheen Mirza, these books will be your perfect escape from a tough day hard day.
Six books to stick your nose into this summer.