Cemetery Boys

Yadriel is a transgender youth trying to prove his worth in his tight-knit, Latinx community—a place where he feels misunderstood. He performs a magical ritual that opens up a door to the world of the dead and embarks on a journey to solve the murder of a teenage boy. Real-world societal issues are brought to light in a riveting story that touches on timely themes around personal identity, cultural and spiritual beliefs, LGBTQ, immigration, and socioeconomic equality. Appropriate in a secondary classroom, this novel lends itself well as a class novel, in literature circles or as an independent reading choice, inspiring discussions about its important themes and encouraging students to think critically and creatively.
Thomas, A.
Primary Identifier
English Language Arts