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Best YA Biography and Memoir of 2021

  • TEEN

    PAUL ROBESON

    MARCH 9, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

PAUL ROBESON

by Martin Duberman

A history of a global luminary figure that serves as a reminder of the courageous freedom-fighting work in front of us. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GONE TO THE WOODS

    JAN. 12, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

GONE TO THE WOODS

by Gary Paulsen

Readers will fall into this narrative of succeeding against overwhelming odds amid deep trauma. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE REBELLIOUS LIFE OF MRS. ROSA PARKS (YOUNG READERS EDITION)

    FEB. 2, 2021

  • TEEN

    BOY FROM BUCHENWALD

    MAY 11, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BOY FROM BUCHENWALD

by Robbie Waisman with Susan McClelland

Lyrical writing focuses on the aftermath of the Holocaust, a vital, underaddressed aspect of survivor stories. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DISABILITY VISIBILITY (ADAPTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS)

    OCT. 26, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

DISABILITY VISIBILITY (ADAPTED FOR YOUNG ADULTS)

edited by Alice Wong

Ardently, intimately political instead of passively inspirational: will galvanize young activists. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY

    APRIL 20, 2021

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY

by Paula Yoo

An accessible and compelling account of a tragedy that resonates through the decades. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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