2021 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

Check out these fantastic titles included in YALSA’s 2021 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers list! JANE ANONYMOUS by Laurie Faria StolarzONLY MOSTLY DEVASTATED by Sophie GonzalesWHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE by Kate McLaughlin This annual list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason. Find the full list here. […]

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WAYWARD SON is a 2020 Teens’ Top Ten pick!

YALSA named their 2020 Teens’ Top Ten list, and WAYWARD SON is in the #1 spot! WAYWARD SON by Rainbow Rowell9781250146076 Wednesday BooksAges 13-18 YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and […]

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YA Spotlight (9/28/20)

Today’s YA Spotlight features a powerful and inspiring memoir and a magical fantasy sequel. WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (YA Edition): A Story of Black Live Matter and the Power To Change the World by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and ahsa bandele “This book is more than the origin story of BLM and more than Khan-Cullors’s […]

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NHLA YA Book Buzz Recap

Earlier today, we presented a few of our upcoming YA titles to the New Hampshire Library Association. If you missed the buzz or just want a refresher, see below for a list of all of the titles we presented and a link to the slides. Click here to download our slideshow presentation WHEN THEY CALL […]

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Day’s YA: EVENTIDE

Hello, YA folks! Our pal from Tor Teen, Isa Caban, is visiting Day’s YA today to tell you about EVENTIDE by Sarah Goodman! EVENTIDE by Sarah Goodman9781250224736Available on October 6, 2020 from Tor TeenAges 13 – 18Available to download as an e-galley from Edelweiss A BookExpo 2020 YA Buzz Finalist! What if your life was a […]

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Booklist’s Top 10 Fantasy/SF for Youth: GIRL, SERPENT, THORN

Booklist has named their Top 10 Fantasy / Sci-Fi for Youth of 2020, and GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust made the list! GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust9781250196149Available now from Flatiron BooksAges 12-18 “In her sophomore novel, Bashardoust draws from the myths and religions of her own Persian culture to create a world simmering […]

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Day’s YA: WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (YA Edition)

“And for me, too, it started the year I turned twelve. That was the year that I learned that being Black and poor defined me more than being bright and hopeful and ready.” WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST (Young Adult Edition): A Story of Black Lives Matter and the Power to Change the World […]

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Day’s YA: THE SILVERED SERPENTS

Hellooooo, YA pals! It’s the middle of summer, but we’re bundling up for a trip to the frozen Siberian tundra! THE SILVERED SERPENTS by Roshani Chokshi9781250144577Available September 22, 2020 from Wednesday BooksAges 12 – 18E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley WARNING: Spoilers for THE GILDED WOLVES below!! When Severin and his team were searching for […]

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Stars for LOBIZONA

Romina Garber’s Argentine folklore-inspired fantasy, LOBIZONA, has two starred reviews! “Garber uses her own experience as an Argentine immigrant, as well as classic literature that Manu enjoys, to add richness and authenticity to the story and prose. Dialogue is related in Spanish—immediately translated into English via italics—which brings Manu and the other characters to vivid […]

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Day’s YA: EACH OF US A DESERT

Happy Friday, YA folks! Our pal from Tor, the one and only Anthony Parisi, stopped by to write a Day’s YA guest post, and he’s got a stunning YA fantasy to share with you. EACH OF US A DESERT by Mark Oshiro9781250169211Available September 15, 2020 from Tor TeenAges 13 to 18Available to download as an […]

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