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The Winners of the 2018 Kirkus Prize

  • CHILDREN'S

    CROWN

    OCT. 10, 2017

CHILDREN'S

CROWN

by Derrick Barnes ; illustrated by Gordon C. James

One of the best reads for young black boys in years, it should be in every library, media center, and, yes, barbershop. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • NONFICTION

    CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES

    SEPT. 4, 2018

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

CALL THEM BY THEIR TRUE NAMES

by Rebecca Solnit

Solnit is careful with her words (she always is) but never so much that she mutes the infuriated spirit that drives these... Full review >

FULL REVIEW >
  • FICTION

    SEVERANCE

    AUG. 14, 2018

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