awards for BOYS

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Indies Introduce selection for Summer/Fall 2022:

Boys I Know is Judy Blume’s Forever for the modern age.” -Andrew King, Secret Garden Bookshop, Seattle, WA

Indie Next pick for July/Aug 2022:

“You can’t help but root for June to figure it out.” -Audrey Huang, Belmont Books, Belmont, MA

Kirkus starred review: “A fresh tale about a teen’s struggles to define herself.”

Publisher’s Weekly starred review: “Gracia employs a whirlwind pace that complements… a true-to-life teen voice to explore societal gender roles, racism, and sexuality”

Shelf Awareness starred review: “[A] refreshingly sex-positive coming-of-age YA novel.”

buzz for BOYS

Seventeen Magazine “The 23 Best Young Adult Books of 2022 (So Far)” (09.01.2022)

The New York Times “Newly Published, From Teen Witches to Critical Race Theory” (07.27.2022)

Paste Magazine “The Best New YA Books of July 2022” (07.07.2022)

Epic Reads “The 18 Most Anticipated YA Books to Read in July” (07.02.2022)

Epic Reads “YA Books by Asian and Asian American Authors to Preorder” (05.20.2022)

Buzzfeed “You’re Going to Want to Read All of These New YA Books By AAPI Authors” (05.12.22)

BuzzFeed “40 More Highly Anticipated Young Adult Novels Releasing in 2022” (03.27.22)

Pop Sugar “Best Books of 2022 That’ll Convince You To Put Your Phone Down” (02.28.2022)

Epic Reads “Are the Most Anticipated YA Reads of 2022 Already on Your Reading List?” (12.21.2021)

author interviews + guest posts

GGMG Magazine “Member Profile: Anna Gracia” (08.01.2022)

Publisher’s Weekly “What’s the Buzz? Boys I Know” (07.19.2022)

Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: A Case for Including Sex in YA Books for School Library Journal’s Teen Librarian Toolbox (07.06.2022)

Mochi Magazine “Anna Gracia Shares Why Boys Are Trash in Boys I Know” (07.05.2022)

Words With Anna Gracia for Kirkus Magazine (07.01.2022)

Indies Introduce Q&A with Andrew King of The Secret Garden Bookshop (06.15.2022)

Reading As I Am blog: Taiwanese American Heritage Week series (05.17.2022)

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