LABYRINTH LOST by Zoraida  Córdova
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Underwhelming bruja adventure is fine for fans of diverse or urban paranormal stories. (author's note, map) (Fantasy. 13-17)"
A Brooklyn bruja who doesn't want her powers must journey to another dimension to save her family. Read full book review >
DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY by Brodi Ashton
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A smoothly written, standard-issue romance. (Romance. 12-18)"
Piper's family has been suffering since the 2008 recession, so Piper needs both a scholarship to an exclusive Washington, D.C., prep school and that school's Bennington Journalism Endowment so she can go to Columbia. Read full book review >

THINGS TOO HUGE TO FIX BY SAYING SORRY by Susan Vaught
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A provocative, sensitive, and oh-so-timely read. (author's note) (Fiction. 10-14)"
The rift between black scholar Ruth Beans and renowned white novelist Avadelle Richardson is ancient history in Oxford, Mississippi, but its cause is unknown until Ruth—now frail, living with her son, his white wife, and their child, Dani—asks her granddaughter to retrieve an envelope and key. Read full book review >
IRREVERSIBLE by Chris Lynch
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An exhausting run with a protagonist seemingly incapable of growth. (Fiction. 12-17)"
After Gigi Boudakian accuses him of rape, Keir struggles to reset his life in college, still certain he's done nothing wrong. Read full book review >
IT LOOKS LIKE THIS by Rafi Mittlefehldt
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A haven of understanding for readers who have felt the foolish hand of ignorance trying to prevent them from knowing, being, and loving who they are. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Ignorance takes a parent from powerful to pitiful in this steady coast through tragic heartbreak and retribution. Read full book review >

THE CAT KING OF HAVANA by Tom Crosshill
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"As a dance-filled coming-of-age tale, the story keeps the beat, but as a romance, it stumbles. (Fiction. 13-17)"
"Geeky loner" Rick Gutiérrez convinces his romantically uninterested crush to spend a summer perfecting their salsa-dancing skills in Cuba. Read full book review >
THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE by Julia Day
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Mediocre and formulaic but not utterly without value. (Romance. 13-17)"
White "trailer trash" girl meets wealthy Indian boy, sparks fly, and college plans are complicated in this romance. Read full book review >
THE LOST AND THE FOUND by Cat Clarke
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"An intriguing story from start to finish. (Mystery. 14-18)"
Faith's big sister, Laurel, was kidnapped when Laurel was 6 and Faith was 4, and now, 13 years later, she has been found. Read full book review >
WIREWALKER by Mary Lou Hall
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"Glorifying individual achievement without addressing the complex, ongoing legacy of race and racism, this naïve fable fails to convince. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Clarence, 14, saw his African-American mother shot and killed in their Richmond, Virginia, home; three years later, he and his hard-drinking, Irish-American dad live off Johnnyprice's dogfighting and crack-dealing business. Read full book review >
THE MEMORY OF THINGS by Gae Polisner
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"A fictional but realistic tale of how two New York City teens survived the unthinkable together. (Fiction. 12-17)"
After the 9/11 attacks, a New York City high schooler takes in a traumatized teen girl suffering from temporary amnesia. Read full book review >
FASHION REBELS by Carlyn Cerniglia Beccia
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"From Cleopatra to Brittney Griner, Beccia's empowering snapshots show how women from all walks of life can and have used fashion to command; not to be missed. (notes, bibliography, glossary)(Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Beccia spotlights influential women from 69 B.C.E. to today who "didn't just change the world of fashion," but "used fashion to change the world." Read full book review >
THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Reyna Grande
Released: Sept. 6, 2016

"This heartrending and thoughtful memoir puts a human face on immigration's personal toll. (Memoir. 12-18)"
This moving coming-of-age memoir by novelist Grande was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist in 2012. It has now been adapted for a younger audience. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >