Short Stories Round-Up (7/28/20)

Today we celebrate the art of the short story with a collection of women on the verge + a glimpse into the debauched kinship of boys and girls straddling adolescence and adulthood behind the doors of a fraternity house. I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS: Stories by Laura van den Berg 2 starred reviews […]

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Debut Spotlight: NOTHING CAN HURT YOU (6/25/20)

Inspired by a true story, today we spotlight a haunting debut set in 1997, as the pieces of a college student’s death come together. When Sara Morgan was killed in the woods surrounding her college, her boyfriend’s confession raised more questions than it answered. This story of voyeurism and obsession examines gender violence and the […]

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Day’s YA – BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

Beloved Uncles, Bees, and Boyfriends! BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY by Candice Montgomery9781624147999Available October 8, 2019 from Page Street KidsAges 14 and up When Torrey’s favorite Uncle Miles unexpectedly dies, Torrey inherits Miles’ most prized possession: his bee farm. In honor of his dear uncle, Torrey devotes himself wholeheartedly to taking care of the bees. But, […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (5/8/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (5/8/19)

This week’s Non-Fic picks cover our favorite topics: Baseball! Our complicated emotions! DOGS! Surviving college! TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY: The Wildest Ballgame Ever, with Baseball on the Brink by Kevin Cook Two starred reviews! “Every year there is a new crop of baseball books of varying quality, with one or two of them rising above […]

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Day’s YA – FLIGHT SEASON

Hi friends! Happy end of summer! This delightful and summery (but also heartbreaking) novel is the perfect book to wrap up these last few days of August. FLIGHT SEASON by Marie Marquardt 9781250107015 Available now from Wednesday Books Ages 13 to 19 FLIGHT SEASON follows Vivi, a Yale student grappling with her father’s death; TJ, […]

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Teen Talk Tuesday (5/16/17 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (5/16/17 Edition)

Happy #ewgcya day! We’ve got a great YA e-books sale going on right now (through June 5) and here are our new teen and OK-for-YA adult titles out this month: DEAR READER by Mary O’Connell Ages 12 to 18 Gilmore Girls with magical realism! In this original, poignant modern-day take on Wuthering Heights, a high […]

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Teen Talk Tuesday (11/15/16 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (11/15/16 Edition)

Happy #ewgcya day, YA librarians! Check out our latest & greatest teen titles out this month, then join us today at 4pm EST for Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya) and tell us what you’ve been reading and loving. THE BEST POSSIBLE ANSWER by E. Katherine Kottaras Ages 12 to 17 A contemporary YA […]

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Teen Talk Tuesday (10/18/16 Edition)

Teen Talk Tuesday (10/18/16 Edition)

Hey hey, YA librarians! We’ve got a bunch of new teen and YA-OK adult books for you this month. Check ’em out then share your favorites during today’s Early Word YA Galley Chat (hashtag: #ewgcya). WHEN THE MOON WAS OURS by Anna-Marie McLemore Ages 12 to 18 Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young […]

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Back to School Books

Back to School Books

Just in time for back-to-school season, here are several new and forthcoming books about schools and education: LIT UP: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives. by David Denby Available in trade paperback February 14, 2017 “Part literary meditation, part case study of exemplary teaching, LIT UP traces a diverse group of […]

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