Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, October 30 Edition

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Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh
Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: September 22, 2020
ISBN: 978-0525556206

In the Igbo language, “Ada means first daughter, means oldest girl, means pressure, means you do as expected, to do a lot of things you don’t want to do because the honor of this family rests on your back.” Ada’s story unfolds in vignettes from different time periods in her life, as she searches to find her true self despite the expectations placed upon her by others.

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Amazing Audiobooks (#AA2021) Nominees Round Up, October 21 Edition

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Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas; narrated by Avi Roque
Macmillan Audio
Publication date: September 1, 2020
ISBN: 9781250619129

Yadriel grew up in a cemetery with his magical Latinx family.  After they deny him the rite of passage to become a true brujo because he is transgendered, Yadriel undertakes the magical ceremony in secret with his best friend Maritza.  During the successful rite, Yadriel accidentally summons the ghost of Julian, a local bad boy he knows from around school.  Julian is set on making sure his friends are okay before his ghost moves on, and Yadriel wants to find out what happened to his cousin who was killed the same night.  As they search for answers, and Yadriel gives Julian the last day on Earth that he wants, Yadriel and Julian manage to fall in love, as well solve the mysteries surrounding his death.  

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