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Best YA Books of 2019 About Living Boldly

  • CHILDREN'S

    MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS

    SEPT. 17, 2019

CHILDREN'S

MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS

by Dusti Bowling

Those preparing to “slay the sucktastic beast known as high school” will particularly appreciate this spirited read. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING

    JUNE 18, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING

by Randy Ribay

Part coming-of-age story and part exposé of Duterte’s problematic policies, this powerful and courageous story offers... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    CICADA

    JAN. 29, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

CICADA

by Shaun Tan ; illustrated by Shaun Tan

Simultaneously sobering and uplifting, it will lead thoughtful readers to contemplate othering in their own lives. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ON THE COME UP

    FEB. 5, 2019

  • TEEN

    AS MANY NOWS AS I CAN GET

    AUG. 20, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

AS MANY NOWS AS I CAN GET

by Shana Youngdahl

Lovely, evocative, unadorned writing shines in this smart, poignant story that serious teen readers shouldn’t miss Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BLACK ENOUGH

    JAN. 8, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

BLACK ENOUGH

edited by Ibi Zoboi

A breath of fresh air and a sigh of long overdue relief. Nuanced and necessary. Full review >

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