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Best YA Nonfiction of 2018

  • TEEN

    WE ARE NOT YET EQUAL

    SEPT. 11, 2018

TEEN

WE ARE NOT YET EQUAL

by Carol Anderson Tonya Bolden

Revealing our racialized past and arguing that we must refashion our nation in pursuit of a new, beloved, and just society. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BRAZEN

    MARCH 6, 2018

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

BRAZEN

by Pénélope Bagieu ; illustrated by Pénélope Bagieu ; translated by Montana Kane

Insightful and clever, at times infuriating and disheartening, this serves as a reminder that the hardships women face today... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BLACKLISTED!

    OCT. 9, 2018

TEEN

BLACKLISTED!

by Larry Dane Brimner

A chilling look at a time when the government waged war on civil liberties, with the public a complicit ally. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    VOTES FOR WOMEN!

    FEB. 13, 2018

TEEN

VOTES FOR WOMEN!

by Winifred Conkling

Almost a century after women’s right to vote was secured, Conkling delivers a tour de force—fairly neutral, at times... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ATTUCKS!

    OCT. 23, 2018

TEEN

ATTUCKS!

by Phillip Hoose

A powerful, awe-inspiring basketball-driven history. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PERIOD POWER

    OCT. 16, 2018

TEEN

PERIOD POWER

by Nadya Okamoto ; illustrated by Rebecca Elfast

A smart, honest, and comprehensive education on movement building and menstrual rights. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BOOTS ON THE GROUND

    APRIL 10, 2018

TEEN

BOOTS ON THE GROUND

by Elizabeth Partridge

A valuable complement to existing nonfiction about the Vietnam War for young people, adding an intimate dimension to the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    JUST MERCY

    SEPT. 18, 2018

TEEN

JUST MERCY

by Bryan Stevenson

This is required reading, embracing the ideals that “we all need mercy, we all need justice, and—perhaps—we all need some... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    CHASING KING'S KILLER

    JAN. 2, 2018

TEEN

CHASING KING'S KILLER

by James L. Swanson

An important contribution to the understanding of a complex period in United States history that still reverberates today. Full review >

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