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2019 TOP 10 FICTION BOOKS

*H--Hoopla; *L--Libby

YALSA AWARD NON-FICTION 2019 *WINNER & FINALISTS

The Poet X

*Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X  
*H and *L
Xiomara Batista struggles with, well, most things in her life- her mother, her twin, and her place in the Catholic church. In the past, she’s used her fists to solve problems, as well as secretly writing poetry, but now it may be time to use those poems to fight back.  

Black, Holly. The Cruel Prince. 2018.

*H

Violently taken from her human home, Jude has struggled to navigate the dark world of the Fae. Jaded from years of being viewed as inferior for being human, she publicly challenges the wicked Prince Cardan and his friends, unleashing the prince’s wrath upon her and her sisters.

Dread Nation

Ireland, Justina. Dread Nation

*H

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.

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Darius the Great Is Not Okay


Khorram, Adib. Darius the Great is Not Okay

Darius is not okay with his impossible-to-please father, his mother and sister’s shared Farsi sisterhood, and his “Fractional Persian” heritage. A family trip to his mother’s homeland means learning more about his family, himself, and the many forms love can take.

Foolish Hearts

Mills, Emma. Foolish Hearts.


When Claudia finds herself ensnared in a school production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, she must also navigate the elaborate politics of her private girls’ school, her budding friendship with prickly Iris, and a charming, tentative romance in addition to family drama in this funny, feel-good contemporary novel.

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