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PIECING ME TOGETHER

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Watson
Author's First Name: 
Renée
Publisher: 
Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 
2017
2017 Nomination (not yet selected): 
Jade, a collage artist, is a scholarship student at an exclusive private high school. There she’s given opportunities to participate in a mentoring program for “at-risk” girls, and enroll in a free SAT prep class. She takes every opportunity that’s offered, while questioning the role of race and white privilege in these offerings. The police beating of a black teen at a house party in a nearby city moves Jade to assemble the diverse pieces of her life together in a public and powerful way. (14 and up. Lisa Cosgrove-Davies)

OUT OF DARKNESS

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Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Perez
Author's First Name: 
Ashley Hope
Publisher: 
Lerner (Carolrhoda)
Publication Date: 
2015

 A Mexican girl and an African American boy find love and acceptance with each other amidst the racism and other forces that seek to define them in 1937 East Texas.

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