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Jan 19, 2021 | ISBN 9780593175446

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“A unique science fiction tale.” –Essence

Brilliant.” –The Washington Post

“With great tenderness, Pet questions a society silenced by denial.” –Observer

“By far the most striking of the [National Book Award] finalists is PET, a sinister morality tale by Akwaeke Emezi.”  –The Wall Street Journal

A riveting and timely work answering the questions about how you go about the world when the world around you is in denial.” –Out Magazine

This soaring novel shoots for the stars and explodes the sky with its bold brilliance.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

A compelling, nuanced tale that fans of speculative horror will quickly devour.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

A riveting and important read that couldn’t be more well timed to our society’s struggles with its own monsters.“ —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Jam is also notable as a Black, trans protagonist in this important narrative that teens will want to read to gain some perspective on the modern political environment.” —The Bulletin, Starred Review

“Emezi’s characters are diverse in race, physical ability and especially gender…. Readers might see in Jam’s surroundings a version of a world that they, like Jam, might choose to fight for.” —BookPage, Starred Review

“A haunting and poetic work of speculative fiction.” —The Horn Book


Connecticut Nutmeg Children’s Book Award NOMINEE 2021

Maine Student Book Award NOMINEE 2020

Chicago Public Library Best Books SELECTION 2019

YALSA Best Books for Young Adults SELECTION 2020

National Book Award for Young People’s Literature FINALIST 2019

Stonewall Book Award HONOR 2020

Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award HONOR 2020

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