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Best YA Books of 2019 That Celebrate Human Connection

  • TEEN

    JOE QUINN'S POLTERGEIST

    SEPT. 10, 2019

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

JOE QUINN'S POLTERGEIST

by David Almond ; illustrated by Dave McKean

A keen collaboration moving seamlessly between worlds inner and outer, natural and supernatural Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HUNGRY HEARTS

    JUNE 18, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HUNGRY HEARTS

edited by Elsie Chapman & Caroline Tung Richmond

A brilliant multicultural collection that reminds readers that stories about food are rarely just about the food alone. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA

    OCT. 1, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA

by Julia Drake

A warm, wise, strange meditation on developing the strength to be vulnerable. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    LET’S CALL IT A DOOMSDAY

    AUG. 6, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

LET’S CALL IT A DOOMSDAY

by Katie Henry

Don’t be put off by the canned tomato cover: This one’s a gem. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    LET ME HEAR A RHYME

    MAY 21, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

LET ME HEAR A RHYME

by Tiffany D. Jackson with Malik “Malik-16” Sharif

Thoroughly engrossing and as infectious as Steph’s lyrics: a testament to the unbreakable bonds of friendship and a love... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU

    APRIL 2, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

FORWARD ME BACK TO YOU

by Mitali Perkins

A hymn to faith, friendship, and social justice, sung by gentle men and strong women of many colors and ages. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING

    SEPT. 10, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HOPE IS OUR ONLY WING

by Rutendo Tavengerwei

A narrative of courage and optimism in the face of loss, this novel is brilliant storytelling. Full review >

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