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Virtual: Kaija Langley with Jacqueline Woodson, When Langston Dances

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with local debut author Kaija Langley for her new picture book, When Langston Dances! Kaija will be joined in conversation by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson. A starred review from Kirkus Reviews described When Langston Dances as "the absolute embodiment of Black boy joy, this is a beautiful and important book." This virtual event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

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When Langston Dances By Kaija Langley, Keith Mallett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kaija Langley, Keith Mallett (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534485198
Availability: In Stock-Click Title For Store Inventory
Published: Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books f - September 7th, 2021

A young Black boy dreams of dancing in this exuberant, buoyant picture book celebrating the beauty of dance, and the wonder of Black Boy Joy—perfect for fans of Firebird and Crown!

Langston likes basketball okay, but what he loves is to dance—ever since he saw the Alvin Ailey Dance Company perform.


Virtual: Amber McBride with Jason Reynolds, Me (Moth)

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual event with Amber McBride for her "hauntingly romantic...excellent" (Booklist) debut young adult novel-in-verse, Me (Moth)! She will be joined in conversation by Jason Reynolds. This event is co-sponsored by Emerson College's department of Writing, Literature & Publishing, and is vi

Me (Moth) By Amber McBride Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250780362
Availability: In Stock-Click Title For Store Inventory
Published: Feiwel & Friends - August 17th, 2021

FINALIST FOR THE 2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

A debut YA novel-in-verse by Amber McBride, Me (Moth) is about a teen girl who is grieving the deaths of her family, and a teen boy who crosses her path.


Moth has lost her family in an accident. Though she lives with her aunt, she feels alone and uprooted.


Virtual: Hannah Reynolds with Caroline Linden, The Summer of Lost Letters

Join Porter Square Books to celebrate the launch of local author Hannah Reynold's debut young adult novel, The Summer of Lost Letters -- a confection that will leave readers eager for a summer in Nantucket and their own perfect romance" (Kirkus Reviews)!  Hannah will be joined in conversation by Caroline Linden! This virtual event is hosted on Crowdcast and is free and open to all.

Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Ruta Sepetys, this sweet, summery romance set in Nantucket follows seventeen-year-old Abby Schoenberg as she uncovers a secret about her grandmother's life during WWII.

Seventeen-year-old Abby Schoenberg isn't exactly looking forward to the summer before her senior year. She's just broken up with her first boyfriend and her friends are all off in different, exciting directions for the next three months. Abby needs a plan--an adventure of her own. Enter: the letters.

They show up one rainy day along with the rest of Abby's recently deceased grandmother's possessions. And these aren't any old letters; they're love letters. Love letters from a mystery man named Edward. Love letters from a mansion on Nantucket. Abby doesn't know much about her grandmother's past. She knows she was born in Germany and moved to the US when she was five, fleeing the Holocaust. But the details are either hazy or nonexistent; and these letters depict a life that is a bit different than the quiet one Abby knows about.

And so, Abby heads to Nantucket for the summer to learn more about her grandmother and the secrets she kept. But when she meets Edward's handsome grandson, who wants to stop her from investigating, things get complicated. As Abby and Noah grow closer, the mysteries in their families deepen, and they discover that they both have to accept the burdens of their pasts if they want the kinds of futures they've always imagined.


The Summer of Lost Letters By Hannah Reynolds Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593349724
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Razorbill - June 15th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Ruta Sepetys, this sweet, summery romance set in Nantucket follows seventeen-year-old Abby Schoenberg as she uncovers a secret about her grandmother's life during WWII.


Virtual: Raúl the Third and Karl Stevens, El Toro and Friends & Penny

Join our friends Raúl the Third and Karl Stevens for a joint virtual event celebrating their newest releases, picture books Tag Team and Training Day with El Toro and Friends from Raul and graphic novel Penny from Karl!

Penny By Karl Stevens Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781452183053
Availability: In Stock-Click Title For Store Inventory
Published: Chronicle Books - May 4th, 2021

This colorful graphic novel features the philosophical and existential musings of a cat named Penny.

Told through a collection of stories, Penny: A Graphic Memoir wanders through her colorful imagination as she recalls her humble beginnings on the streets of New York and waxes poetic about the realities of her sheltered life living in an apartment with her owners.


Virtual: Regina Hansen with Theodora Goss, The Coming Storm

Join us for the virtual launch of Regina Hansen's debut YA novel, The Coming Storm! She will be joined in conversation by Theodora Goss. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Signed copies of the book are available for purchase!

The Coming Storm By Regina M. Hansen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534482449
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2021

Music, myth, and horror blend in this romantic, “eerie…atmospheric” (Publishers Weekly) fantasy debut about a teen girl who must fight a powerful evil that’s invaded her Prince Edward Island home—perfect for fans of An Enchantment of Ravens.

There’s a certain wild magic in the salt air and the thrum of the sea.


The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #3) By Theodora Goss Cover Image
$24.99
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ISBN: 9781534427877
Published: Gallery / Saga Press - October 1st, 2019

Mary Jekyll and the Athena Club race to save Alice—and foil a plot to unseat the Queen, in the electrifying conclusion to the trilogy that began with the Nebula Award finalist and Locus Award winner The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter.

Life’s always an adventure for the Athena Club...especially when one of their own has been kidnapped!


Virtual: June Hur with Wendy Heard, The Forest of Lost Girls

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event to celebrate the release of June Hur's The Forest of Stolen Girls! Wendy Heard (She's Too Pretty to Burn) will join in conversation. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast.

The Forest of Stolen Girls By June Hur Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250229588
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Feiwel & Friends - April 20th, 2021

Suspenseful and richly atmospheric, June Hur's The Forest of Stolen Girls is a haunting historical mystery sure to keep readers guessing until the last page.

1426, Joseon (Korea). Hwani's family has never been the same since she and her younger sister went missing and were later found unconscious in the forest near a gruesome crime scene.


She's Too Pretty to Burn By Wendy Heard Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250246752
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 30th, 2021

“An anxiety-ridden ride as two girls' lives crash together through secrets, love and danger. . . Captivating and stunningly visual.” —Aiden Thomas, New York Times-bestselling author of Cemetery Boys


Virtual: Miel Moreland with Erin Hahn, It Goes Like This

Join Porter Square Books for the virtual launch of local author Miel Moreland's debut young adult novel, It Goes Like This Erin Hahn (More Than Maybewill join in conversation. This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually on Crowdcast.

It Goes Like This By Miel Moreland Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250767486
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 18th, 2021

In Miel Moreland's heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.


Grubbie Debut: Amanda Davis with Valerie Bolling, 30,000 Stitches [Virtual]

Join GrubStreet student Amanda Davis for the virtual launch of Amanda's debut picture book, 30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 FlagAmanda will be joined in conversation by fellow picture-book author Valerie Bolling, with a special appearance by illustrator Sally Wern Comport. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast in partnership with Grubstreet

30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag By Amanda Davis, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amanda Davis, Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781546013693
Availability: In Stock-Click Title For Store Inventory
Published: WorthyKids - May 4th, 2021

An MASL Dogwood Reader's Award Title

Discover the inspiring story of the American flag that flew over Ground Zero, traveled across all fifty states as it was repaired, and returned to New York as a restored symbol of unity.

In the days following September 11th, a 30-foot American flag hung torn and tattered at 90 West Street, across from Ground Zero.


Let's Dance! By Valerie Bolling, Maine Diaz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Valerie Bolling, Maine Diaz (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781635921427
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Astra Young Readers - March 3rd, 2020

This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away!


Virtual: Traci Sorell with Mary Ann Cappiello, We Are Still Here!

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with award-winning author Traci Sorell for the release of her newest nonfiction picture book, We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know! She will be joined in conversaion by Mary Ann Cappiello, Professor of Language and Literacy at Lesley University. This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually via Crowdcast.

We Are Still Here!: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Traci Sorell, Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781623541927
Availability: In Stock-Click Title For Store Inventory
Published: Charlesbridge - April 20th, 2021

A 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Book
A 2022 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here!


Virtual: Nancy Werlin and Leah Cypess, Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good and Thornwood

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual joint book launch celebrating Nancy Werlin's new YA novel, Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good and Leah Cypess's middle grade debut, ThornwoodThis event is hosted on Crowdcast, and is free and open to all.

Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good By Nancy Werlin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536214734
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Candlewick - April 6th, 2021

A buttoned-up overachiever works overtime to keep her inner nerd at bay—failing spectacularly—in Nancy Werlin’s hilarious and heartfelt return to contemporary realistic fiction.


Thornwood (Sisters Ever After #1) By Leah Cypess Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593178836
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Delacorte Press - April 6th, 2021

This middle grade debut is Sleeping Beauty like you've never seen it before, about a girl who lives in the shadow of her older sister and the curse that has haunted her from birth.


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