‘New York Times’ names notable 2015 YA novels


shadowshaper daniel jose olderThe New York Times named its notable children’s books of 2015 and included a section for the best YA novels published in 2015.

The New York Times named five YA titles to its list: The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schiltz; Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older; Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T. Anderson; Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo; and Sonia Manzano’s biography Becoming Maria.

Symphony for the City of the Dead was longlisted for the National Book Award earlier this year, while The Hired Girl was criticized for its representation of Native Americans.

Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona, widely considered a YA graphic novel, also made the New York Times‘ notable books list under the middle grade category.

What books did the New York Times forget to put on their list? Sound off in the comments below!


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