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American Ace Selected As A
Best Book of the Year
Congratulations to poet, translator, and children's book author Marilyn Nelson, whose YA novel American Ace has been selected by Bank Street College of Education as one of the best books of 2016. The Best Books of the Year, 2017 Edition is curated by Bank Street's Children's Books Committee with the goal of guiding "librarians, educators, parents, grandparents, and other interested adults to the best books for children published each year."
Selected as a best book in the twelve to fourteen category, American Ace follows 16-year-old Conner amid the discovery that his biological father was a Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, and shows how this discovery forces his family to rethink who they are. A novel in verse, it explores American history and race through the eyes of a teenage boy embracing his newfound identity.