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Best YA Historical Fiction of 2018

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    IRON RIVER

    SEPT. 18, 2018

TEEN

IRON RIVER

by Daniel Acosta

A dense story with rich associative leaps, the novel will prompt discussions about race, class, sexuality, and gender. Full review >

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    THE BIRD AND THE BLADE

    JUNE 5, 2018

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THE BIRD AND THE BLADE

by Megan Bannen

A must-read for fans of heart-wrenching, sob-your-heart-out YA. Full review >

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    THE HOUSE OF ONE THOUSAND EYES

    SEPT. 11, 2018

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THE HOUSE OF ONE THOUSAND EYES

by Michelle Barker

A stunning and compassionate portrait of a young woman fighting to retain her sense of self under a repressive regime. Full review >

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    AN ASSASSIN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & TREASON

    OCT. 23, 2018

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AN ASSASSIN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & TREASON

by Virginia Boecker

Victor, Victoria and Shakespeare in Love: Meet your thrilling new sister. Or brother. Full review >

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    DREAM COUNTRY

    SEPT. 11, 2018

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DREAM COUNTRY

by Shannon Gibney

A necessary reckoning of tensions within the African diaspora—an introduction to its brokenness and a place to start healing. Full review >

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    THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY

    OCT. 2, 2018

TEEN

THE LADY'S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY

by Mackenzi Lee

An empowering and energetic adventure that celebrates friendship between women. Full review >

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    MY NAME IS VICTORIA

    MAY 8, 2018

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MY NAME IS VICTORIA

by Lucy Worsley

A brilliant blend of historical fact and artistic license. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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