For “ Chicago is the Land of the Listener ," about the author’s new non-profit Young Chicago Authors
 For “ I Don’t Know How Many Fights I’ve Been in, But I’ve Only Lost One ,” about a bullied kid who reinvents herself as a brawler and then a poet
 For  “I Hate That I’m Black. I Hate That I’m Ugly. I Hate My Nose ,” about the lack of representation in popular media
 For “ Maybe I Could Save Myself By Writing ,” about a Latinx teen from Chicago who felt like he belonged nowhere
 For “ I Knew I Was Being Watched, and People Were Waiting for Me to Fall ”, a hustler’s notes on having to grow up too fast
 For “ Black Kids Know What We Need. We Are Just Asking for Fuel ,” the National Youth Poet Laureate on why adults need to listen to young people
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