2022 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The Lambda Literary Awards honor the best in LGBTQ books, and this year’s finalists include 12 Macmillan titles! Lesbian Fiction HOW TO WRESTLE A GIRL by Venita Blackburn Gay Fiction 100 BOYFRIENDS by Brontez PurnellBRICKMAKERS by Selva Almada Transgender Fiction SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN by Shelley Parker-Chan LGBTQ Nonfiction GIRLHOOD by Melissa FebosLET THE […]

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ALA’s 2022 Rainbow Book List

We’re thrilled to have six titles on ALA’s 2022 Rainbow Book List for Teen Readers, including two books in the Top Ten!! *HANI AND ISHU’S GUIDE TO FAKE DATING by Adiba Jaigirdar9781645672579Ages 14+ When Humaira “Hani” Khan’s friends question her bisexuality because she’s never gone out with a girl, Hani impulsively claims she does have […]

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Day’s YA: I KISSED SHARA WHEELER

I KISSED SHARA WHEELER by Casey McQuiston97812502444515/3/22Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley When Chloe Green moved from LA to Alabama with her moms, she knew it would be four tortuous years. Four years of homophobic comments and close-minded puritanical leadership at Willowgrove Christian Academy. But the end—and the valedictorianship—are in sight. The […]

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Kirkus Best Books of 2021 — YA

Feast your eyes on Kirkus‘ Best YA Books of 2021! Best YA Fiction of 2021 TONIGHT WE RULE THE WORLD by Zack Smedley Best YA Fantasy and SF of 2021 THE SISTERS OF RECKONING by Charlotte Nicole Davis ALL OF US VILLAINS by Christine Lynn Herman and Amanda Foody WHEN NIGHT BREAKS by Janella Angeles […]

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Mac Lib From Home Round-Up (4/1/21)

Welcome to Mac Lib From Home, our fun-sized buzz series from our homes to yours! Orphan Black meets Margaret Atwood in Sara Flannery Murphy’s twisty supernatural thriller about female power and the bonds of sisterhood, GIRL ONE. Watch Talia’s full video here. Edgar-nominated author/librarian Ashley Weaver starts a new historical mystery series filled with spies, […]

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2021 Rainbow Book List

We’re thrilled that three Macmillan titles were selected for this year’s Rainbow Book List! GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust9781250196149Ages 12-18 Cursed before she was even born, Soraya must live her life secluded from society. On a quest for the cure that would free her, and save her kingdom, she must choose who to trust, […]

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2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Check out these stellar titles included in YALSA’s 2021 Best Fiction for Young Adults list! FABLE by Adrienne YoungGIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa BashardoustLOBIZONA by Romina GarberTWEET CUTE by Emma LordTHE HENNA WARS by Adiba JaigirdarTHE LIFE AND MEDIEVAL TIMES OF KIT SWEETLY by Jamie Pacton The purpose of this annual list is to provide […]

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Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2020

Kirkus Reviews includes 37 Macmillan titles in their Best Books of 2020! Fiction PIRANESI by Susanna ClarkeCLEANNESS by Garth GreenwellMASTER OF POISONS by Andrea HairstonBEOWULF: A NEW TRANSLATION by Maria Dahvana HeadleyTROUBLE THE SAINTS by Alaya Dawn JohnsonLUSTER by Raven LeilaniTHE MIRROR & THE LIGHT by Hilary MantelALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Louise PennyTHE […]

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2021 YALSA Award Nominees

Congrats to all of our 2021 nominees for the Best Fiction for Young Adults list and the Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list! Best Fiction for Young Adults: THE INSOMNIACS by Marit WeisenbergFABLE by Adrienne YoungWHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE by Kate McLaughlinTWEET CUTE by Emma LordFOUL IS FAIR by Hannah CapinJANE ANONYMOUS by Laurie Faria […]

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Day’s YA: THE HENNA WARS

Hi, YA folks! Samantha is back for another Day’s YA Guest Post! THE HENNA WARS by Adiba Jaigirdar9781624149689Available now from Page Street KidsAges 14 and up The Cast:Nishat + Priti = Sisters + BFFs having the best summer, until… Flávia = Nishat’s childhood friend / newfound crush transfers to Nishat’s school Chyna = Nishat’s sworn […]

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