Saeed Jones' memoir "How We Fight for Our Lives" also was a nominee announced Tuesday by Kirkus Reviews, the trade publication. Each category has six finalists.
Besides "The Nickel Boys," fiction nominees include immigrant stories such as Laila Lalami's "The Other Americans," Valeria Luiselli's "Lost Children Archive" and Ocean Vuong's "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous." Nonfiction finalists include Patrick Radden Keefe's "Say Nothing" and Rachel Louise Snyder's "No Visible Bruises." Angie Thomas' "On the Come Up" and Jerry Craft's "New Kid" were among the young readers' nominees.
Winners will be announced Oct. 24.
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