Reach Incorporated: Books by Teens
Story: Khalil is tired of hearing his parents fight. As they scream, he retreats to his closet and writes a letter to his future self, dreaming of escape. To his surprise, this future self – called Bruh – shows up to provide support. Together, they visit a fantastical place called Swagtown and learn how families can communicate better.
Story Behind the Story: These teen authors knew that kids need to see themselves and their own struggles represented in the stories they read in order to know they are not alone. They also like things that are outlandish and wacky! This story is a smart and fun combination of both.