6 New Books to Read for Fans of Grown-ish

29 Feb 2024

6 New Books to Read for Fans of Grown-ish

If you’re a fan of “Grown-ish” and its blend of self-discovery and friendship, we’ve got new books just for you. We’ve curated 6 new books that resonate with the show’s spirit, offering tales of young adulthood filled with humor, drama, poignant moments, and a little bit of magic. Looking for your next read that feels as relatable as a conversation with a close friend? Check out our picks and find your new literary companion.


by Craig Hipkins

Release Date: February 8, 2024

1860 Virginia – Young, orphaned – Isaac’s only friend is a passenger pigeon named, Bandy. Then he meets a dying slave girl named Joy. Isaac helps Joy escape, but they are pursued by an evil slave master bent on revenge.

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We Got the Beat

by Jenna Miller

Release Date: February 20, 2024

Jordan Elliott is a fat, nerdy lesbian and the first junior to be named editor in chief of the school newspaper. Okay, that last part hasn’t happened yet, but it will. It’s positive thinking that has gotten Jordan this far. Ever since Mackenzie West, her friend-turned-enemy, humiliated her at the start of freshman year, Jordan has thrown herself into journalism and kept her eyes trained on the future.

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Poemhood: Our Black Revival: History, Folklore & the Black Experience

by Amber McBride

Release Date: January 30, 2024

Starring thirty-seven poets, with contributions from acclaimed authors, including Kwame Alexander, Ibi Zoboi, and Nikki Giovanni, this breathtaking Black YA poetry anthology edited by National Book Award finalist Amber McBride, Taylor Byas, and Erica Martin celebrates Black poetry, folklore, and culture.

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A Step Past Darkness

by Vera Kurian

Release Date: February 20, 2024

There’s something sinister under the surface of the idyllic, suburban town of Wesley Falls, and it’s not just the abandoned coal mine that lies beneath it. The summer of 1995 kicks off with a party in the mine where six high school students witness a horrifying crime that changes the course of their lives.

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A Spark From Embers

by Kaylea Prime

Release Date: February 3, 2024

Eighteen-year-old Sadie’s fiery ambitions have faded to embers. Her dreams of escaping the shackles of her conventional life and seeking heroic adventures have been doused by an arranged marriage. Women in 1914 were expected to be Helen of Troy, not Achilles. Doomed to the life of obscurity she always feared, Sadie takes a chance on an anonymous note—and finds a mirror portal to Arwé, the parallel world featured in her shunned great-grandfather’s book.

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Witch, Please…

by Sarah Noffke and Michael Anderle

Release Date: February 16, 2024

Rose Beaufont needs to discover where the Sovereign Shadow coven is. Once she does, then she can end witchcraft for good. But to do so, she must kill the most powerful witch to ever live. Mater Inferni. The Mother of Witches won’t go down without a fight.

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