Parents' Guide to

Private Label

By Amanda Nojadera, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Asian teens tackle racism and prejudice in emotional novel.

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Kelly Yang's emotional coming-of-age tale tackles identity, racism, and prejudice, making it a must-read for teens. In alternating chapters, Serene and Lian detail what it's like to be an outsider and an immigrant in America. Both characters have hard choices to make about their futures, but together they find the courage to fight for their dreams and each other. Although Private Label's ending feels rushed, teens will learn that they don't need to compromise who they are to fit in and will understand the importance of courage and perseverance.

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