Winner: Firekeeper's Daughter By Angeline Boulley
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) / Macmillan
Eighteen-year-old Daunis has always felt like an outsider with her mixed heritage, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When she witnesses a murder, Daunis reluctantly agrees to go undercover. But secretly she pursues her own investigation, tracking down the culprits with her knowledge of traditional medicine. As the bodies pile up, Daunis finds herself caught in a web of deceit that threatens the people she loves the most.
Concrete Rose By Angie Thomas
Balzer + Bray
When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo
Dutton Books for Young Readers / Penguin Random House
Seventeen-year-old Lily Hu can’t remember exactly when the feeling took root—that desire to look, to move closer, to touch. Whenever it started growing, it definitely bloomed the moment she and Kathleen Miller walked under the flashing neon sign of a lesbian bar called the Telegraph Club. Suddenly everything seemed possible.
Revolution In Our Time: The Black Panther Party’s Promise to the People By Kekla Magoon
Published by Candlewick
With passion and precision, Kekla Magoon relays an essential account of the Black Panthers—as militant revolutionaries and as human rights advocates working to defend and protect their community.
Starfish By Lisa Fipps
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books
Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.