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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals, middle-grade, and non-fiction.
The novella Binti by Nnedi Okorafor won the 2015 Nebula and 2016 Hugo Awards for Best Novella. These honors are well deserved. Binti is a wonderful story that in a few short pages uses the conventions of SF to explore race, cultural appropriation, and all without preaching. I was blown away by Binti. 5 Stars
I wasn't nearly as impressed by the sequel Binti: Home. I can't really pin my finger on why, but the attempt to explain the backstory of the magical "edan" from the first installment just fell a little flat for me. In particular, I was deeply dissatisfied with the ending(show spoiler)