In the Margins Book Committee Announces Winners for 2017

Teenage Degenerate is an In the Margins Book Winner for 2017

Teenage Degenerate is an In the Margins Book Winner for 2017Teenage Degenerate has been selected by In the Margins as an Official 2017 Top Ten Book!

Below is the official press release.

01/30/2017 Burnaby, BCC– We are thrilled to announce our fourth annual Fiction, Non-Fiction, Top Ten and Social Justice/Advocacy Awards along with our official list of 25 books published by and about those living In the Margins. Our list highlights a survival story of an often overlooked aspect of a teen’s life – aging out of the foster care system – as well as a stunning, self-published fiction debut with a great cover. In a world hungry for diversity in books, we strive to find small press and independent titles and bring them to light, while also acknowledging titles that may be more popular in the US and Canada but specifically resonate with youth living in the margins. Our Social Justice/Advocacy Award goes to the top book recommended for adults to highlight issues facing marginalized and resilient communities. Who Do You Serve, Who do you Protect? brings forth provocative and hard-hitting questions we collectively need to answer.

In the Margins Official 2017 Top Ten List

  • Abram, Christy Lynn. Little Miss Somebody. 259p. Humble Bee Publishing. July 2015. PB $9.99. ISBN 9780692386224.
  • McLellan, Michael. American Flowers. 296p. CreateSpace Independent Publishing. August 2015. PB. $11.99. ISBN 9781516830695.
  • Carter, Alton. Aging Out: A True Story. 203p. Roadrunner Press. November 29, 2017. Tr. $15.00. ISBN 9781937054298.
  • Glasgow, Kathleen. Girl in Pieces. 416p. Delacorte Press. August 2016. Tr. 18.99. ISBN 9781780749457.
  • Westhoff, Ben. Original Gangstas: The Untold Story of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, and the Birth of West Coast Rap. Hachette Books. September 2016. Tr. $28.00. ISBN 9780316383899.
  • Sterling, S.C. Teenage Degenerate. 252p. S.C. Sterling. January 2016. PB $14.99. ISBN 9780997017540.
  • Simone, Ni-Ni. Dear Yvette. 288p. Dafina. November 2016. PB $9.95. ISBN 9780758287762.
  • Desire, C. Other Broken Things. 256p. Simon Pulse. January 2016. Tr. $17.99. ISBN 9781481437394.
  • Johnston, Jeffry W. Truth. 256 p. Sourcebooks Fire. February 2016. PB $9.99. ISBN 9781492623205.
  • Free Minds Book Club. The Untold Story of the Real Me: Young Voices from Prison. 106p. Shout Mouse Press. October 2015. PB $14.99 ISBN 9780996927444.

View the entire list of Top Non Fiction books of 2017

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