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Best YA Books of 2018 about Facing Trauma

  • TEEN

    A LAND OF PERMANENT GOODBYES

    JAN. 23, 2018

TEEN

A LAND OF PERMANENT GOODBYES

by Atia Abawi

A heartbreaking, haunting, and necessary story that offers hope while laying bare the bleakness of the world Tareq leaves... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE UNWANTED

    SEPT. 18, 2018

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THE UNWANTED

by Don Brown ; illustrated by Don Brown

A moving chronicle of a real humanitarian tragedy. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    AFTER THE FIRE

    OCT. 1, 2018

TEEN

AFTER THE FIRE

by Will Hill

An astonishing saga of suffering and joy, guilt, evil, redemption and truth. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BURIED BENEATH THE BAOBAB TREE

    SEPT. 4, 2018

TEEN

BURIED BENEATH THE BAOBAB TREE

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani & Viviana Mazza

A worthy piece of work that superbly and empathetically tells a heartbreaking tale. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    AFTER THE SHOT DROPS

    MARCH 6, 2018

TEEN

AFTER THE SHOT DROPS

by Randy Ribay

A well-executed book featuring complex, diverse characters we rarely meet—a real winner for its heartbeat, compassion, and... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE FALL OF INNOCENCE

    JUNE 12, 2018

TEEN

THE FALL OF INNOCENCE

by Jenny Torres Sanchez

An intimate and tragic look at how traumatic incidents affect individuals, their families, and others around them. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS

    FEB. 20, 2018

TEEN

WHAT THE NIGHT SINGS

by Vesper Stamper ; illustrated by Vesper Stamper

Evil that is impossibly difficult to comprehend and filled with word-images that will leave readers gasping. The author’s... Full review >

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