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Posted on 03.03.14 in News by MK Asante

In the Margins Book Award

“Too all the young bucks.” That’s the dedication from my memoir BUCK. One of the main reasons why I wrote Buck was to reach young people in a way that was relatable, real, and empowering. I’m excited that, through this honor, more young bucks will be exposed and inspired by my story, our story. Here’s a blurb from the official site and the other winners:

This past year marked the inauguration of the In the Margins Book Award and Selection Committee (ITM), which aims to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody—or a cycle of all three.

The 2014 top ten are, in alphabetical order:

– Asante, M.K. Buck: a Memoir. Spiegel & Grau. 272p. Tr $25. ISBN 9780812993417.

– Jones, Marilyn Denise. From Crack to College and Vice Versa. Marilyn D. Jones. 105p. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9780989427401.

– Langan, Paul.  Survivor. Townsend Press. 138p. pap. $5.95. ISBN 9781591943044.

– McKay, Sharon E. War Brothers: The Graphic Novel. Illustrated by Lafance, Daniel.  Annick Press. pap. $18.95. ISBN 9781554514885.

– McVoy, Terra Elan. Criminal.  Simon Pulse. 288p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781442421622.

– Medina, Meg. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass. Candlewick. 260p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780763658595.

– Nussbaum, Susan. Good Kings, Bad Kings. Algonquin. 304p. pap. $14.95. ISBN 9781616203252.

– Rivera, Jeff. No Matter What. CreateSpace. 112p. pap. $5.38. ISBN 9781493544141.

– Ryan, Darlene. Pieces of Me. Orca. September 2012. 240p. pap. $12.95. ISBN 9781459800809.

– Young, Pamela Samuels. Anybody’s Daughter. Goldman House. 374p. PB $16.99. ISBN 9780989293501.