NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Barnes and illustrator Gordon C. James are among the winners of the Kirkus Prize for the children's book "Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut."

Trade publication Kirkus Reviews announced winners Thursday in fiction, nonfiction and young readers' literature. Each receive $50,000. The other recipients are author Ling Ma's apocalyptic debut novel "Severance" and Rebecca Solnit's essay collection "Call Them by Their True Names."

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The Kirkus Prize was founded in 2014. Previous winners include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Susan Faludi and Jason Reynolds. -- (AP)

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