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Teen Talk Tuesday (6/21/16 Edition)

Hey hey YA Librarians! We can’t wait to chat with y’all later today during Early Word YA Galley Chat (starts at 5pm EST, hashtag: #ewgcya) about this month’s new teen and YA-OK adult titles.
Also, did you see Entertainment Weekly‘s exclusive cover reveal & excerpt for Roshani Chokshi’s new book, A CROWN OF WISHES?! #swoon

AMERICAN GIRLS by Allison Umminger
THREE STARRED REVIEWS & a Booklist Read ‘n Rave selection! “Setting her tale against the glittery, gritty backdrop of modern-day Los Angeles, the author deftly weaves together multiple story strands to create a razor-sharp commentary on our culture, observed with keen wit from the perspective of one honest and complex American girl. An insightful, original take on the coming-of-age story, this novel plumbs the depths of American culture to arrive at a poignant emotional truth.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review

YOU KNOW ME WELL by Nina LaCour & David Levithan
A powerfully moving story about navigating the joys and heartaches of first love, told in alternating viewpoints through a friendship forged over the course of one fateful pride week in San Francisco. “Popular authors LaCour and Levithan tell their heartfelt story seamlessly in chapters that alternate between Mark’s and Kate’s respective points of view and invite readers’ emotional engagement with these two empathetic teens.” — Booklist

738 DAYS by Stacey Kade
A BEA 2016 “Shout ‘n Share” pick! A young, washed up Hollywood star and a former kidnapping victim form an alliance to revamp his image, but their simple arrangement becomes more complicated when the past resurfaces. “Skillfully weaving Chase’s troubled history into the story, Kade drops just the right amount of humor into the mix of regret, shame, determination, and love.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

LAST NIGHT A SUPERHERO SAVED MY LIFE: Neil Gaiman!! Jodi Picoult!! Brad Meltzer!!…and an All-Star Roster on the Caped Crusaders That Changed Their Lives by Liesa Mignogna
A “Good Morning America” Summer 2016 Must-Read BookAn anthology of essays exploring the origins of bestselling and award-winning authors’ relationships to their favorite superheroes. “This is a collection with a lot of heart and variety; each piece takes the premise in a different direction and unveils in compelling ways why these superheroes are so revered. Soul-searching teens will find these essays ruminating on familiar cultural touchstones particularly illuminating.” — Library Journal

THE MANY SELVES OF KATHERINE NORTH by Emma Geen
Nineteen-year-old Kit works for the research department of Shen Corporation as a phenomenaut and projects her consciousness into the bodies of lab-grown animals via a neurological interface. But when ShenCorp’s mission takes a more commercial—and ominous—turn, Kit is no longer sure of her safety. “…this book is a great match for readers who were fans back in the day of the popular teen series Animorphs.” — Booklist

THE MERMAID’S SECRET by Katie Schickel (also available in trade paperback)
From the author of one of Booklist‘s Top 10 Women’s fiction of 2015 comes an original beach read about a young woman who catches a wave that transforms her into a mermaid. Now she has 30 days to choose between between land and sea; legs and fins; her humanity and her freedom.

ANNA AND FROGA: Out and About by Anouk Ricard
In the fifth volume of Ricard’s hilarious modern kids’ classic, Anna, Froga, Ron, Christopher, and Bubu continue their non-adventures with bickering, needling, cajoling, and honest friendship. “[Anna & Froga is] charming without being precious, hilarious without being overly goofy or random.” — School Library Journal

Courtney Summers’s ALL THE RAGE and Eunsun Kim’s A THOUSAND MILES TO FREEDOM are available as shiny, new trade paperbacks this month!

**Our super-cool “Books for Teens Twenty-SixTEEN” double-sided coloring poster is now available! Please e-mail library@macmillanusa.com with your full name and mailing address for a complimentary copy or download yours here.**

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