Articles tagged "Griffin Teen"
Calling all Young Adult & Teen Services librarians! Sign up now for Booklist‘s Spring 2017 YA Announcements webinar on Tuesday, February 28 at 1:00pm Central.
Anne Spieth will give you a sneak peek of the best forthcoming titles from Griffin Teen, Flatiron YA, and (NEW!) Wednesday Books.
Click here to RSVP. See you there!
We cannot wait for the world to read Anna-Marie McLemore’s amazing second book, WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS. It’s been longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (SQUEE!!!) and has received three outstanding starred reviews.
When Anna-Marie thought of who to dedicate her second book to, she thought not of a person but of millions of them: the LGBTQ+ community she’s been part of since she came out in her teens. In the dedication of WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS, she wishes marginalized voices within her community, “every light in the sky.”
In that spirit, for the week leading up to the book’s release, Anna-Marie will be taking over @MacmillanLib to share love for her community every day with the hashtag #allourlight (all tweets signed -AMM). Here, she explains more about why:
For the LGBTQ+ community, this year has been both groundbreaking and heartbreaking. I’m a queer Latina married to a transgender guy, and this year I’ve cried with joy for our best moments, and sobbed over our most devastating. I’ve researched what states the Transboy and I can travel to in case he’s not allowed to use public restrooms. And I’ve tried to smile and pretend I have no anxiety whatsoever about releasing WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS. But being a girl of color releasing my first queer book sometimes makes me afraid. And I want to do something with that fear. I want to use it to share love that exists within and for our community.
Every weekday until release day, I’ll be sharing a different message of love for my LGBTQ+ community. Whether it’s yours too or you’re an ally, I hope you’ll join me.
Have love to send the LGBTQ+ community? Share it on Twitter with the hashtag #allourlight.
With love and gratitude from this one little Latina queer,
♥ Anna-Marie McLemore readmoreremove
Did you see the amazing Maximum Shelf Awareness this week for IF I WAS YOUR GIRL by Meredith Russo? Click here to read the inspiring interview with Russo and read the full Max Shelf review, which said, “On the slowly expanding bookshelves of transgender young adult titles, Russo’s affecting novel is poised to join previous pioneers including Julie Anne Peters’s LUNA and Ellen Wittlinger’s PARROTFISH. But you heard it here first: IF I WAS YOUR GIRL could turn out to be the most starry-eyed, satisfyingly sigh-inducing story of them all.”
Now on to the Griffin Teen goodness (and one adult book with YA appeal) hitting shelves this month:
THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi
Two stars for this lush, beautifully written and vividly imagined fantasy inspired by Indian folklore about sixteen-year-old Maya, whose world is upheaved when her father arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Now, Maya must confront a secret that spans reincarnated lives and fight her way through the dangerous underbelly of the Otherworld if she wants to protect the people she loves. “A stunning debut filled with lush writing, smart characters, and a mysterious plot that provides as many twists as it does swoons.” — School Library Journal, starred review readmoreremove
FABULOUS NEWS! The amazing YA romance anthology SUMMER DAYS AND SUMMER NIGHTS has FOUR starred reviews!
“Offering a sampling of many different genres, bright and distinct narrative voices, and a generous portion of tender moments, this book has something for everyone who has loved or longs for it.”
— Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An intelligent beach read with heart, soul, and sizzle.” — Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“This title is a sizzling must-have that will be too hot to keep on shelves.” — School Library Journal, starred review
“These big-name authors deliver a collection that scorches as surely as any day in the sun.” — Booklist, starred review
“These stories are perfect for a lazy day at the beach or a hot summer night.”
— Romantic Times Book Reviews, 4 stars
“Yep, this one’s a beach read, so throw it in in the bag in its well-earned spot between the sunblock and the sandals.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Lovely librarians, we have so much YA goodness for you this month!! First, professional kid-scarer R.L. Stine (Fear Street series) has won two awards: the 2016 Chicago Tribune Young Adult Literary Award AND the 2015 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice and Career Achievement Award in Young Adult!
Here’s all the Griffin Teen goodness hitting shelves this month. Check ’em out, then join today’s Early Word YA Galley Chat starting soon at 5pm EST (hashtag: #ewgcya)!
IN REAL LIFE by Jessica Love
MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING meets THE HANGOVER—for teens—in this YA novel about a high school student who meets her online BFF and discovers how many secrets he has left unshared. “Add to this high-interest backdrop a romantic cat-and-mouse game, funny dialogue laced with big-sisterly advice about taking control, and a competitor who is too nice to hate, and you have a…sweet story ideal for contemporary teens whose lives play out in similar computer-and-text-message-related ways.” — Booklist
THE HIDDEN TWIN by Adi Rule
For eighteen years a girl with no name, a Redwing, has been hidden away in a small attic room while her idential sister, Jey, has lived her life in public as an only child. But when she switches places with Jey and finds herself in danger, she must prove herself more than a monster if she is to save both her sister and her home. “Purchase where Tamora Pierce’s books are popular.” — School Library Journal
Calling all YA Librarians! Here are the latest & greatest teen-friendly titles available this month from Griffin Teen & FSG (Adult). Make sure to join @earlyword later today at 5pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya) to brag about your favorite teen reads!
BREAKAWAY by Kat Spears|
From the author of the YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, SWAY (now available in trade paperback), comes a new novel that asks the question: when a group of four best friends begins to drift apart, what will it take to bring them back together? It’s received two starred reviews, including this one from Booklist: “A painfully honest and powerful depiction of the changing nature of friendships in the face of hardship and an exploration of what it means ‘to be human and alive.’”
DREAM THINGS TRUE by Marie Marquardt
A modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl and together face their hostile Georgia town. “Readers seeking a star-crossed love story with a twist won’t be disappointed.” — Publishers Weekly
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore
The Night Circus meets Romeo and Juliet in this stunning young adult novel about two teens from rival traveling performer families who fall in love despite the almost impossible odds against them. “McLemore’s prose is ethereal and beguiling… The enchanting setup and the forbidden romance that blooms…will quickly draw readers in, along with the steady unspooling of the families’ history and mutual suspicions in this promising first novel.” — Publishers Weekly