2020 Winners

CHILDREN'S

I AM EVERY GOOD THING

BY DERRICK BARNES & GORDON C. JAMES

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LUSTER

BY RAVEN LEILANI

NONFICTION

STAKES IS HIGH

BY MYCHAL DENZEL SMITH

2020 Finalists

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NONFICTION

YOUNG READERS’ LITERATURE

The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

We continue our coverage of 2021's best books with our favorite children's and YA titles of the year plus our regular Dec. 1 issue. 

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