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All Thirteen: The Incredibl...

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4.54 avg rating — 4,180 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2021)
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Punch Me Up to the Gods

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4.34 avg rating — 4,214 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2021)
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Harrow

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3.22 avg rating — 1,715 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2021)
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I Am Every Good Thing

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4.63 avg rating — 3,133 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2020)
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Stakes Is High: Life After ...

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4.38 avg rating — 696 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2020)
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Luster

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3.55 avg rating — 84,961 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2020)
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New Kid (New Kid, #1)

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4.18 avg rating — 49,119 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2019)
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How We Fight For Our Lives

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4.29 avg rating — 20,109 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2019)
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The Nickel Boys

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4.27 avg rating — 217,611 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2019)
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

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4.38 avg rating — 4,395 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2018)
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Call Them by Their True Names

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4.20 avg rating — 3,448 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2018)
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Severance

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3.92 avg rating — 73,106 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2018)
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The Marrow Thieves

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4.02 avg rating — 28,123 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2017)
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The Gulf: The Making of An ...

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4.21 avg rating — 2,011 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2017)
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What It Means When a Man Fa...

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4.11 avg rating — 14,237 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2017)
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As Brave As You

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4.06 avg rating — 7,326 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2016)
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In the Darkroom

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3.92 avg rating — 3,848 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2016)
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The Sport of Kings

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3.57 avg rating — 3,508 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2016)
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Echo

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4.36 avg rating — 39,519 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2015)
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Between the World and Me

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4.40 avg rating — 309,570 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2015)
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A Little Life

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4.34 avg rating — 426,078 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2015)
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Can't We Talk about Somethi...

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4.14 avg rating — 28,334 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2014)
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Euphoria

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3.86 avg rating — 86,142 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2014)
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Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring ...

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3.95 avg rating — 515 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2014)
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Horizontal Vertigo: A City ...

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4.04 avg rating — 613 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2021)
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Lightning Flowers: My Journ...

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4.04 avg rating — 823 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2021)
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Seek You: A Journey Through...

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4.04 avg rating — 6,325 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2021)
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All That She Carried: The J...

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3.98 avg rating — 4,395 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2021)
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People Love Dead Jews: Repo...

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4.36 avg rating — 4,947 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2021)
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Harlem Shuffle

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3.75 avg rating — 53,548 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Fiction (2021)
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