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Best YA Books of 2019 That Tackle Hard Truths

  • TEEN

    PET

    SEPT. 10, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

PET

by Akwaeke Emezi

This soaring novel shoots for the stars and explodes the sky with its bold brilliance. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE THINGS SHE'S SEEN

    MAY 14, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE THINGS SHE'S SEEN

by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina

An #ownvoices story that empowers its female heroines, giving them pride in their lineage and power in remembering. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GRACE YEAR

    OCT. 8, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

THE GRACE YEAR

by Kim Liggett

Chilling, poignant, haunting, and, unfortunately, all too timely. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HEROINE

    MARCH 12, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

HEROINE

by Mindy McGinnis

A cautionary tale that exposes the danger of prescription medications by humanizing one victim of America’s current epidemic. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WILDER GIRLS

    JULY 9, 2019

TEENS & YOUNG ADULT

WILDER GIRLS

by Rory Power

Part survival thriller, part post-apocalyptic romance, and part ecocritical feminist manifesto, a staggering gut punch of a... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    DEPOSING NATHAN

    MAY 7, 2019

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