YA Spotlight (3/15/21)

The YA edition of the most acclaimed written history of hip-hop + a modern spin on Shakespeare’s classics + the closing to a fantasy duology + a thrilling novel about a girl’s search for answers = this YA spotlight.

CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP (YA Edition): A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave Cook

2 starred reviews!

“A 2005 classic charting hip-hop’s rise to global prominence—while navigating the entanglements of race, class, politics, and poetics that lie at its heart—gets a long-overdue redux…Required history for young hip-hop heads—and everyone else.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“This engrossing, engaging account bills itself as a history of hip-hop, but it’s so much more. Divided into four chronological sections (1969–1982; 1983–1990; 1991–1997; 1998–2020), chapters review social and political history in light of the myriad individuals and influences that created this vibrant culture.”–Booklist, starred review

THAT WAY MADNESS LIES: 15 of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined by Dahlia Adler

“Queer and diverse, this Shakespeare anthology takes 15 of the Bard’s most iconic works and builds an eclectic collection that successfully subverts the original white heteronormative canon…Built-in curriculum potential and excellent representation mean school libraries in ­particular will find this anthology a worthy purchase.”–School Library Journal

NAMESAKE by Adrienne Young

“A young woman unravels her hidden past and finds her true family and home in this sequel to FABLE (2020)…Fans of the first volume will be pleased with this duology closer.”–Kirkus Reviews

THE LAST SECRET YOU’LL EVER KEEP by Laurie Faria Stolarz

“In this companion to JANE ANONYMOUS (2020) that requires no knowledge of the previous volume, trauma survivor Terra’s only comfort comes from the online support group Jane Anonymous, where she bonds with fellow survivors.”–Kirkus Reviews

CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP (YA Edition): A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave Cook; 9781250790514; available 3/16/21.
THAT WAY MADNESS LIES: 15 of Shakespeare’s Most Notable Works Reimagined by Dahlia Adler; 9781250753861; available 3/16/21.
NAMESAKE by Adrienne Young; 9781250254399; available 3/16/21.
THE LAST SECRET YOU’LL EVER KEEP by Laurie Faria Stolarz; 9781250303738; available 3/16/21.

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