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Nicola Yoon


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Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the island) and Brooklyn (part of Long Island). She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and daughter, both of whom she loves beyond all reason. Everything, Everything is her first novel.
 

Genres: Young Adult Romance, Young Adult Fiction
 

Awards
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2017) : The Sun Is Also a Star


Nicola Yoon recommends
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American Street (2017)
Ibi Zoboi
"A poignant meditation on one girl's struggle to find her way in a new world."
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Goodbye Days (2017)
Jeff Zentner
"Gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately life-affirming."
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North of Happy (2017)
Adi Alsaid
"Utterly charming and thoughtful."
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What to Say Next (2017)
Julie Buxbaum
"Charming, funny, and deeply affecting all at the same time."
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Miles Morales (2017)
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Jason Reynolds
"A thought-provoking, funny, and essential Spider-Man."
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Tradition (2018)
Brendan Kiely
"Tradition is a deeply felt, powerful, devastating and, ultimately, hopeful look at toxic rape culture and its destructive effects."
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Wings of Ebony (2021)
(Wings of Ebony, book 1)
J Elle
"The best fantasy novels invent alternate worlds in order to illuminate our own. Wings of Ebony is one of them—a bold, inventive, big-hearted and deeply perceptive vision of a Black girl’s journey to reclaim her magic from forces determined to destroy her. The parallels to our current reality are unmistakable and the book brings us all a much-needed ray of hope."
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Love Is a Revolution (2021)
Renée Watson
"One of the most radical things a Black girl can do is know that she is both worthy of love and deserving of joy. In Love Is a Revolution, Watson takes us on Nala's journey to claim her right to decide who she wants to be in a world that so often tries to fit Black girls into metaphorical boxes. It is deftly crafted, big-hearted, beautiful, funny, honest, and inspiring."
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This Is Not the Jess Show (2021)
(This is Not the Jess Show, book 1)
Anna Carey
"I read this in a single, compulsive sitting. A fantastically smart, funny, and thoughtful thriller about how our devices manipulate and exploit our closest relationships."
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Where the Road Leads Us (2021)
Robin Reul
"A beautiful, tender and thoughtful meditation on finding your way through the loneliness of grief back to hope."
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An Emotion of Great Delight (2021)
Tahereh Mafi
"This is a gorgeous book. It's tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. The prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted. The very best books move you to reconsider the world around you and this is one of those. I truly loved it."
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Rise to the Sun (2021)
Leah Johnson
"Rise to the Sun is a sweet, funny, and effervescent gem of a book."
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Skin of the Sea (2021)
Natasha Bowen
"One of the most epic and original fantasies Ive read in a long time. Natasha Bowen has crafted a world full of heart and imagination."
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You Can Go Your Own Way (2021)
Eric Smith
"You Can Go Your Own Way is both a sweetly charming love story and a moving exploration of navigating your way through grief. It's a tricky balance, but Eric Smith's writing deftly finds its way straight to the emotional core of his characters and leaves the reader with a lasting sense of hope."
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One True Loves (2022)
Elise Bryant
"One True Loves is not only wonderfully romantic, funny and charming - it has genuine depth. I loved watching Lenore learn to open herself up to love and to the wider world around her."
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All My Rage (2022)
Sabaa Tahir
"We all know Sabaa Tahir is a master at creating epic fantasy worlds filled with terrifying, imaginary monsters. Here, Sabaa turns her considerable talent and skill to the real--but no less terrifying--monsters that dwell in the human heart. In richly evocative prose and with characters so well crafted I'm sure I know them, All My Rage takes a clear-eyed look at the ways in which we hurt and heal each other. It's a gorgeous meditation on grief and love and the possibilities each of us have for redemption. This book will stay with me for a long time to come."

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