Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2021) Nominees Round Up, September 29 Edition

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Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam
Brazer + Bray / Harper Collins
Publication Date: September 1, 2020
ISBN: 978-0062996480

Amal Shahid was in the wrong place, at the wrong time. Now he is incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Amal is a victim of the justice system with only his mother for support and his art to give him hope. While the truth is currently in a coma, will Amal receive justice before it is too late?

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Best Fiction for Young Adults (#BFYA2021) Nominees Round Up, June 26 Edition

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Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli
Razorbill / Penguin Random House
Publication Date: February 18, 2020
ISBN: 978-0593114179

Break the Fall follows the Olympic aspirations of Audrey Lee, a gymnast who has worked hard to get back to elite status after injuring her back. A scandal erupts and the team must cope with a cascade of change mere weeks before the Games. Can Audrey keep her eyes on Olympic gold without allowing scandals, team conflicts–and a romance with the coach’s son–to derail her dreams?

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