Burnt Toast

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Eric and Kelly talk about this year’s winners of the Youth Media Awards and highlight great YA by Black authors coming soon.

This episode is sponsored by The HandsellEchoes Between Us by Katie McGarry, and Scammed by Kristen Simmons.

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Don’t Read The Comments by Eric Smith

Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry

One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

Ghost Squad by Claribel Ortega

2020 Youth Media Awards

The New Kid by Jerry Craft

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki

Field Guide to the North American Teen by Ben Phillippe

That Dedication

Free Lunch by Rex Ogle

Amelia Bloomer/RISE Project

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

All American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney

Rebel Girls by Elizabeth Keenan

The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Kahn

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagen

SHOUT by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus

Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Cursed by Karol Ruth Silverstein

The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert

The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow

All The Things We Never Knew by Liara Tamani

When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk

We Used To Be Friends by Amy Spalding

You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Johnson

A Phoenix First Must Burn by Patrice Caldwell