I Am Excited About the YA National Book Award Finalists!

I Am Excited About the YA National Book Award Finalists!

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On Tuesday, October 8th, the finalists for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature were announced! Here are the five books that are influencing the minds of our youth!   Pet by Akweake Emezi     This story follows Jam, a transgender, selectively mute girl who lives in the fictional utopia of Lucille which claims itself to be post-bigotry and violence, and has supposedly eradicated all “monsters”. However, after Jam accidentally bleeds on her mother’s painting, the image of a horned creature with metallic feathers and metal claws comes to life, looking to defeat the human monster that threatens …

National Book Award Finalists For Young People’s Literature

National Book Award Finalists For Young People’s Literature

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The National Book Foundation has unveiled the finalists for the National Book Awards. Listing five books each in five categories, they’ve given us some recognizable names, but it’s going to be an interesting year considering that none of the authors have taken home a National Book Award in these categories before. For this article, we’re going to show you what made it into the ‘Young People’s Literature’ category.     Pet by Akwaeke Emezi   Image Via Amazon   This book follows Jam and her best friend, Redemption, as they learn that monsters exist and suddenly meet Pat, a creature …