THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A sweet story that trips on its own eagerness to tug at the heartstrings. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Lucy learns that her mother's cancer has reoccurred, she reacts with anger that affects her relationship with her parents, her boyfriend, and God. Read full book review >
A FIERY FRIENDSHIP by Lisa Fiedler
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"A fast-paced series opener. (Fantasy. 12-17)"
Dorothy wasn't the first young girl to take an epic journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Read full book review >

IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S A SECRET by Misa Sugiura
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"Well-paced, brimming with drama, and utterly vital. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sugiura debuts with an angst-y coming-of-age narrative set at the intersections of identity, family, and first love. Read full book review >
THE DUKE OF BANNERMAN PREP by Katie A. Nelson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"A satisfying examination of morality and the decisions that change our lives. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Debate is Tanner's talent, but is he good enough to succeed at his new school? Read full book review >
THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE by Randall Platt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"An intriguing addition to Holocaust fiction. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
"Just who are you?…No. What are you?" These questions are at the heart of this survival story set in World War II Warsaw. Read full book review >

EDGELAND by Jake Halpern
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2017

"As the living help to liberate the dead, intriguing characters roam the pages of a lifeless story. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
After being banished from House Aron for stealing, orphan Wren must endure the bleak life of a grayling on the island of Edgeland, living underground and supporting herself through thievery. Read full book review >
CITY OF ANGELS by Kristi Belcamino
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"With a strong female protagonist who won't stop fighting, this page-turner is a delightful and gripping read. (Historical thriller. 14-18)"
Belcamino sets a coming-of-age mystery against the backdrop of the Rodney King case. Read full book review >
THE LINES WE CROSS by Randa Abdel-Fattah
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"A meditation on a timely subject that never forgets to put its characters and their stories first. (Fiction. 12-17)"
An Afghani-Australian teen named Mina earns a scholarship to a prestigious private school and meets Michael, whose family opposes allowing Muslim refugees and immigrants into the country. Read full book review >
REAPER by Kyra Leigh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"An also-ran in the genre; for a far more nuanced, philosophical examination of life and death, readers interested in reaping should consider Neal Shusterman's erudite Scythe (2016) instead. (Fantasy. 12-15)"
A white teenage girl discovers she must reap souls after she dies. Read full book review >
SOMEONE ELSE'S SUMMER by Rachel Bateman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"Plenty of romantic moments will make starry-eyed readers swoon, but what could have been an important story about confronting raw grief after a sibling's death ultimately falls short. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A search for meaning after her sister's sudden death blossoms into a romantic road trip. Read full book review >
DEAR READER by Mary O'Connell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"Ambitious but ultimately unsuccessful. (Fiction. 14-17)"
After her English teacher misses class at her Connecticut private school, Flannery discovers the purse she left behind, containing a newspaper obituary for Brandon, a soldier killed in action, and a copy of Wuthering Heights that, when opened, tells not Emily Brontë's story but Miss Sweeney's own. Read full book review >
DEACON LOCKE WENT TO PROM by Brian Katcher
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 9, 2017

"A sweet though sometimes obvious lesson on staying true to oneself. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Deacon's decision to take his grandmother to his senior prom results in unexpected fame. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >