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Best Teen Realism of 2014

  • TEEN

    A TIME TO DANCE

    MAY 1, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

A TIME TO DANCE

by Padma Venkatraman

A beautiful integration of art, religion, compassion and connection. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THIS ONE SUMMER

    MAY 6, 2014

  • TEEN

    GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES

    SEPT. 1, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES

by Isabel Quintero

A fresh, authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWYN ACADEMY

    APRIL 8, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE VIGILANTE POETS OF SELWYN ACADEMY

by Kate Hattemer

A sparkling, timely tour of the complicated intersection where life meets art. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WHY WE TOOK THE CAR

    JAN. 7, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WHY WE TOOK THE CAR

by Wolfgang Herrndorf ; translated by Tim Mohr

In his first novel translated into English, Herrndorf sits squarely and triumphantly at the intersection of literary tall... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GIRL DEFECTIVE

    SEPT. 2, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

GIRL DEFECTIVE

by Simmone Howell

Funny, observant, a relentless critic of the world’s (and her own) flaws, Sky is original, thoroughly authentic and great... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    AND WE STAY

    JAN. 7, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

AND WE STAY

by Jenny Hubbard

As graceful as a feather drifting down, this lyrical story delivers a deep journey of healing on a tragic theme. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GOSPEL OF WINTER

    JAN. 21, 2014

  • TEEN

    HOW IT WENT DOWN

    OCT. 21, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HOW IT WENT DOWN

by Kekla Magoon

This sobering yet satisfying novel leaves readers to ponder the complex questions it raises. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A MATTER OF SOULS

    APRIL 1, 2014

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

A MATTER OF SOULS

by Denise Lewis Patrick

Patrick’s tales from the distant and not-so-distant past shed fresh light on interracial and intraracial conflicts that... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    NEVER ENDING

    MARCH 11, 2014

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