Twelve-year-old Astrid has a new passion: Roller Derby! From the first moment she lays eyes on the fierce, vibrant women of the roller derby she knows she has to be one of them. Trouble is, she can't skate, she can't hit, and her best friend has totally ditched her for dance camp. She needs to get tougher, stronger, and fearless!
Knisley's graphic memoir encompasses family, friends, childhood, and above all, food, with gusto. From exclusive five-star restaurants to roadside food stands, this book is never less than heartwarming. The vignettes are alternately funny and poignant, and the recipes are mouthwatering. Pick this one up for the memoir, but keep it for the cooking tips!
Lois Lane can’t stand by when she sees potentially supernatural bullying in her new high school. With the help of her mysterious internet friend, SmallvilleGuy, and her new snazzy new reporting job, she is determined to uncover what’s really going on. This is an fantastic new take on one of DC Comics’ most enduring characters!
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - April 28th, 2015
Henry and Flora, two young people in Depression-era Seattle, become unknowing players in a centuries-long game between Love and Death. Will their love win out, or will this game end the way all the others have throughout history? A heart-breaking examination of what it means to love and what it means to live, and how the two become intertwined. Nontraditional and innovative and sensory and evocative.
In prose as sparse and rugged as the Lakeland fells, Rebanks takes us through the year of sheep farming in this idyllic corner of Britain. A memoir of the hardships of the farming life, it is also a moving testament to the value of tradition, rural community, and shared land over tourism and cultural urbanism.
This dense and beautiful book touches a wide range of topics including gender, race, violence, and art, taking the first few moments of a riot and meditating and expanding on them until the moment touches so much more. The act of creation, of poetry, of storytelling is the centerpiece of Kapil’s brilliant book, so I highly recommend this for writers and other artists.
One of the greatest minds in fantastical worldbuilding presents his most striking world concept to date: two hostile cities occupying a single point on the map, simultaneously visible and invisible to each other, divided as much by mental conditioning as by their strange conjoined geography. Is this science fiction, or more real a world than we care to admit?
If you're like me, and love to eat but hate cooking and cleaning, this is the cookbook you’ve been waiting for! Delicious, healthy single serving meals that take less than 20 minutes to prepare and don’t use anything that can’t be put in the dishwasher. I recommend the scrambled eggs!
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 5th, 2014
This hilarious book is chock full of all sorts of juicy tidbits on writers, illustrators, editors, and even librarians. With language and content that's R-rated, this is the ultimate beach read for children's lit lovers.
Published: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - August 20th, 2013
This is a great mystery that will lull you in. Roorbach is a skilled and lyrical writer. I was immediately hooked by the main character, Lizard, a young football star who spends little time actually thinking about sports. His relationship with the famous ballerina next door, his parents' murder, and his flaky sister, intoxicate his life and his work. Highly recommended!
The inaugural poet Blanco’s memoir of his childhood in Miami is both a quintessentially American immigrant family story and his own singular story of his awakening to his identity as a young gay man. Warm, tenderhearted, and often hilarious, Blanco captures the unique essence of the Cuban exile community in which he grew up.