Love is a Revolution by Watson
When Nala reluctantly goes to an open-mic night for her cousin Imani’s birthday, she falls in instant like with Tye, the MC. One problem—Tye is an activist, and Nala is more interested in enjoying a summer of movies and trying new ice cream flavors. To impress him, she tells a few tiny lies about what causes she’s involved in. As the two spend time together, sharing more of themselves, those lies get harder to sustain. As Nala falls deeper into love and her lies, she’ll learn all the ways love is hard and radical, and that love of family, love of friends, love of community, and how self-love is revolutionary.
In a romance- but also other-kinds-of-love-filled contemporary story, Renée Watson explores what it means to show radical love to the people in your life, as well as to yourself.