August 15, 2021

Special Issue

Featuring 420 industry-first reviews of fiction, nonfiction, children's and YA books; also in this issue: the Fall Preview Special Issue, featuring 150 books that make this the biggest fall season ever, plus interviews with David Sedaris, Juhea Kim, Nabela Noor, Tracey Baptiste, Brandy Colbert; and more.

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This Issue's Starred Reviews

FICTION

NONFICTION

TEEN

CHILDREN'S

INDIE

The Magazine: Kirkus Reviews

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