YA Spotlight (12/6/21)

Today we are spotlighting a showstopping queer romance about two members of America’s favorite boy band and a post-apocalyptic adventure about the last woman on Earth. IF THIS GETS OUT by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Deitrich “Chart-topping boy band Saturday is setting off on their first European tour and at 17, it’s time for the […]

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NYPL’s Best Books for Teens 2021

The librarians at New York Public Library selected CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP and HURRICANE SUMMER for their list of the year’s best books for teens! CAN’T STOP WON’T STOP: A Hip-Hop History by Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook9781250790514 | available now“In addition to satisfying committed fans, this stellar work could function as a […]

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SLJ’s Best YA Books of 2021

School Library Journal selected TOKYO EVER AFTER as one of their Best YA Books of 2021! TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean“Vibrant descriptions of Japan and Izumi’s reactions feel cheesy but truly realistic, capturing all of the fear, excitement, and admiration one could have when visiting a country with a different culture than their own. […]

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YA Spotlight (9/7/21)

Today’s YA Spotlight features an epic adventure story, a charming romance, and the third book in a beloved series! THE LAST LEGACY by Adrienne Young “In this sumptuously rendered historical novel, Young deftly explores concepts of family, loyalty, and growing into one’s destiny.” —Publishers Weekly NEVER SAW YOU COMING by Erin Hahn “A well-done, engaging […]

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Author Spotlight: Rainbow Rowell (7/28/21)

New York Times best-selling author Rainbow Rowell has filled the world with brilliant adventures and addicting romances. In the epic conclusion to the Simon Snow trilogy, secrets are told, questions are answered, and ghosts are laid to rest. ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS Simon, Baz, Penelope, and Agatha are back in England, back to Watford, […]

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YA Spotlight (6/1/21)

This YA Spotlight features a powerful queer reimagining of Thelma & Louise, a Parent Trap X Freaky Friday sister story, and the fifth-anniversary edition of a deeply honest LGBTQ+ romance. TROUBLE GIRLS by Julia Lynn Rubin “A Thelma and Louise retelling with contemporary resonance…A fiery thriller wrought with dramatic tension and social commentary.” —Kirkus Reviews […]

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YA Spotlight (5/24/21)

This YA spotlight features a romance that is Crazy Rich Asians meets The Princess Diaries, a Grease-inspired romcom about one girl choosing between the guy of her dreams and her female summer fling, and the start to a new trilogy about twin witches. TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean 2 starred reviews! “Izumi, a Japanese […]

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YA Spotlight (5/3/21)

This YA spotlight features a sweeping debut that takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and the chance to fall in love with Jessica Darling’s hilarious voice all over again. HURRICANE SUMMER by Asha Bromfield 2 starred reviews! “The one thing 18-year-old Tilla knows to be true is that, when it comes to her father, […]

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Day’s YA: TOKYO EVER AFTER

“Move over, Mia Thermopolis! Princess Izumi will completely capture your heart while making you laugh nonstop.” —Gloria Chao, author of AMERICAN PANDA TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean9781250766601Available May 18, 2021 from Flatiron BooksAges 12-18E-galley on Edelweiss and NetGalley Izzy Tanaka has never known her father’s identity.  Referred to simply as “unknown Japanese male,” her […]

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2021 YA Starred Reviews Round-Up (so far)

These YA reads are all pretty stellar, but don’t just take our word for it—check out what Booklist, School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews have to say in their starred reviews! TALES FROM THE HINTERLAND by Melissa Albert “Albert’s rich and tightly focused collection forms the core of the mythology created in her […]

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