Young Adult

JULIET TAKES A BREATH

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

 

 I think the blurb smack dab on the front of the book, the one from Roxane Gay herself, sums it up best. Early in the book, Juliet writes a letter to her feminist writer icon, saying, “I know you’re not a Magic 8 ball. You’re just some lady who wrote a book. But I fall asleep with that book in my arms because words protect hearts and I’ve got this ache in my chest that won’t go away.” Juliet Takes A Breath is a book you can fall asleep holding.

Leila 


Loki

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By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9781368022262
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Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 2019

 

Mackenzi Lee adds depth and heart to the backstory of Marvel's Loki--but this book has wider appeal than just fans of the franchise. Mythology fans will appreciate the nods to the original lore; historical fiction buffs will adore Lee's well-researched vision of 19th-century London; and YA readers will fall in love with teen Loki and sweet new character Theo. As always, Lee is clever, quippy, and unafraid of exploring the complexities and contradictions of her characters, making her the perfect writer to give voice to the god of mischief.

Kate


Slay

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$15.19
ISBN: 9781534445420
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Published: Simon Pulse - September 24th, 2019

 

A high school senior secretly creates a massive multiplayer online role-playing game dedicated to black culture but is attacked in mainstream media after a player is murdered. Perfect for fans of The Hate You Give and Ready Player One. You'll be ready to SLAY when you're done.

April


Frankly in Love

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$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812209
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

 

Two friends know their traditional-minded parents won't approve of their non-Korean love interests, so they pretend to date each other to take the heat off. What could go wrong? What seems like a simple premise is the vehicle for a hilarious, moving, and surprising exploration of growing up second generation American, realizing your parents are only human, and finding yourself along the way. With its playful use of language and relatable characters, this book is frankly easy to fall in love with.

Leila


The Downstairs Girl

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ISBN: 9781524740955
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - August 13th, 2019

 

Atlanta, 1890. By day, Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid. By night, she writes a newspaper advice column under the name Miss Sweetie. But when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender, she isn't prepared for the backlash. Rich with historical detail and a compelling heroine. Stacey Lee is one of the best YA historical fiction authors writing today!

Rebecca


Merciful Crow

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ISBN: 9781250191922
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - July 30th, 2019

 

The inside of this book is as beautiful as the outside! I quickly found myself drawn head over heels into the rich world of Margaret Owen's debut; it's so lived-in that it's hard not to be! There's not much better than finding such a fresh, magical fantasy to sink your teeth into.

Caleb


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