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New Kid (New Kid, #1)

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4.17 avg rating — 29,414 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2019)
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How We Fight For Our Lives

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4.28 avg rating — 13,075 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2019)
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The Nickel Boys

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4.27 avg rating — 122,341 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2019)
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Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

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4.37 avg rating — 3,546 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2018)
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Call Them by Their True Names

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4.24 avg rating — 2,706 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2018)
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Severance

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3.83 avg rating — 39,944 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2018)
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The Marrow Thieves

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4.06 avg rating — 13,685 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2017)
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The Gulf: The Making of An ...

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4.22 avg rating — 1,340 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2017)
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What It Means When a Man Fa...

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4.12 avg rating — 11,454 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2017)
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As Brave As You

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4.05 avg rating — 5,600 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2016)
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In the Darkroom

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3.92 avg rating — 3,365 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2016)
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The Sport of Kings

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3.58 avg rating — 3,147 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2016)
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Echo

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4.36 avg rating — 31,793 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2015)
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Between the World and Me

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4.39 avg rating — 234,807 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2015)
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A Little Life

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4.31 avg rating — 211,264 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2015)
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Can't We Talk about Somethi...

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4.14 avg rating — 24,969 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction (2014)
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Euphoria

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3.84 avg rating — 70,786 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Fiction (2014)
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Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring ...

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3.94 avg rating — 513 ratings
Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2014)
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No Visible Bruises: What We...

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4.51 avg rating — 3,937 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2019)
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The Ungrateful Refugee

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4.08 avg rating — 1,850 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2019)
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Say Nothing: A True Story o...

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4.42 avg rating — 42,553 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2019)
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Har døden taget noget fra d...

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4.41 avg rating — 1,733 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2019)
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Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes...

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4.48 avg rating — 3,049 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Nonfiction (2019)
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorg...

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4.05 avg rating — 69,799 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Fiction (2019)
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Territory of Light

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3.61 avg rating — 2,494 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Fiction (2019)
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Lost Children Archive

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3.85 avg rating — 12,597 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Fiction (2019)
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The Other Americans

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3.93 avg rating — 9,698 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Fiction (2019)
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Cantoras

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4.37 avg rating — 2,073 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Fiction (2019)
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Genesis Begins Again

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4.39 avg rating — 3,810 ratings
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature (2019)
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The Other Side: Stories of ...

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4.03 avg rating — 270 ratings
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