They’re in! We threw it down at the Throwdown yesterday and the books battled it out. More than 80 were recommended by the committee, but after intense deliberation only 20 stand. These are the best of the year’s YA titles and include a diverse selection (I’m happy to say) or romance, contemporary fiction, sci-fi, fantasy and everything in between with characters that are Black, LGBT, Nuero-diverse and reflective of the kids who read actually read books from all walks of life. Check them out!