Young Adult Award Winning Books

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Ireland, Justina. Dread Nation. 2018. Balzer + Bray. $18.99 (9780062570604). In post-Civil War America where the dead have refused to stay buried, Jane has spent her entire life training in a special combat school for African American children, preparing to save the lives of the wealthy. When entire families go missing, she learns her combat skills are incredibly useful- against both the dead and the living.

Oliver, Lauren. Broken Things. 2018. Harper Collins. $18.99 (9780062224132). Five years ago Mia and Brynn were blamed for the ritualistic killing of their best friend. Now, new evidence has come to light that could solve the murder and finally clear their names.

Shusterman, Neal and Jarrod. Dry. 2018. Simon & Schuster BFYR. $18.99 (9781481481960). When the water in the tap runs dry, Southern California is forced into a state of emergency. Neighbors turn on one another, and suburbia is a hot zone for “water-zombies.” When Alyssa’s parents go missing, she must do whatever it takes in order to survive the Tap-Out.

*Speak: The Graphic Novel. By Laurie Halse Anderson. Illus. by Emily Carroll. 2018. Farrar Straus Giroux, $19.99 (9780374300289). Melinda is shunned at school because she called the cops at a summer party, but what everyone doesn’t know is that she was sexual assaulted there. In this beautifully illustrated graphic adaptation of the original novel, Melinda works on coming to terms with what happened to her and learning how to speak about it