New YA novels exploring race and police brutality:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/books/review/black-lives-matter-teenage-books.html?mtrref=www.facebook.com&_r=0

The Outsiders Turns 50!:  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/books/the-outsiders-s-e-hinton-book.html?mtrref=getpocket.com&_r=1

Youngest ever National Book Award Finalist:  Mica Noelle Stevnson

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/comic-riffs/wp/2015/10/15/from-idea-born-at-mica-noelle-stevenson-is-now-youngest-2015-national-book-award-finalist/