by Dean Atta
Seventeen-year-old Prince has been giving out romantic advice on his radio show, but can he win over his long-time crush? She's agreed to give him three dates to try. This YA novel by LaDelle is a sweet coming-of-age story that does a great job of showing what a respectful relationship with healthy boundaries can look like. Publisher Weekly states, "Both wholly modern and interwoven with nostalgic cultural references, debut author LaDelle's romance blends comedic banter and poignant connection in a story about two Black teens giving love a chance." This title has been nominated as one of the 2023 Massachusetts Teen Choice books of the year.
See the Jones Library Antiracism Book List for recommended titles for all ages.