YA Spotlight (7/6/20)

This week we celebrate the #bookbday of a feminist fairytale about a princess with a poisonous touch, and a return to the magical world of the Trylle. GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust “In her sophomore novel, Bashardoust (GIRLS MADE OF SNOW AND GLASS, 2017) draws from the myths and religions of her own Persian […]

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Sign Up Now: Booklist Fall YA Announcements Webinar

Calling all YA librarians! Tune in to hear us share the latest and greatest forthcoming releases for teen readers at Booklist‘s Fall YA Announcements Webinar on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00pm EST. Click here to register! See you there! […]

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Day’s YA: THE INSOMNIACS

Hey, YA pals! Can’t sleep? Have I got just the book for you! THE INSOMNIACS by Marit Weisenberg9781250257352Available September 1, 2020 from Flatiron BooksAges 13 to 18 Enter: Ingrid Roth Ingrid, a 17-year-old nationally ranked high diver, miscalculates a dive and hits her head on the board, suffering a concussion, memory loss, and insomnia. Ingrid’s […]

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Amazon’s Best YA Books of 2020 (so far)

Amazon has named their Best YA Books of 2020 (so far) and we’ve got three amazing YA titles on the list! TWEET CUTE by Emma Lord9781250237323Ages 12 – 18 THE NIGHT COUNTRY by Melissa Albert9781250246073Ages 12 – 18 CRAVE by Tracy Wolff9781640638952Ages 14 – 18 View the full list here. […]

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YA Spotlight (6/22/20)

Today we wish a happy early #bookbday to the brave, gritty, and uplifting novel about human trafficking and trust, and the epic fantasy tale of destiny and sisterhood. WHAT UNBREAKABLE LOOKS LIKE by Kate McLaughlin “At 17, Poppy is one of Mitch’s ‘flowers,’ who he keeps at a motel and sells for sex on a […]

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Day’s YA: Black YA Authors

This edition of Day’s YA highlights YA and YA-OK books by Black authors Note: This list is not exhaustive, but is meant to be a jumping off point. Please support these (and all) Black authors in any way you can, now and always. YA: ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE by George M Johnson BLACK GIRL UNLIMITED […]

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Core E-book Collections: Pride (6/1/20)

June is pride month and we are celebrating with e-books! Check out this curated selection from voices near and far… FICTION DESERT BOYS by Chris McCormick    I’VE A FEELING WE’RE NOT IN KANSAS ANYMORE: The “Buddies” Cycle by Ethan Mordden    DANCER by Colum McCann BLACK DEUTSCHLAND by Darryl Pinckney THE HOURS by Michael […]

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Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of Adult Books for Teens includes an absorbing political biography and the historical account of an infamous shipwreck. PELOSI by Molly Ball97812502528695/5/2020 An intimate, fresh perspective on the most powerful woman in American political history, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, by award-winning political journalist Molly Ball. “Political junkies and teens looking for role […]

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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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NYPL YA Book Buzz Recap (5/22)

Thank you all for joining us at today’s virtual book buzz with the NYPL. If we couldn’t “see” you there, or you’re craving another look, here are all of the YA titles presented: GIRL, SERPENT, THORN by Melissa Bashardoust | 9781250196149 | 7/7/20 MAYHEM by Estelle Laure | 9781250297938 | 7/14/20 THE MALL by Melissa […]

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