WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF by Elana K. Arnold
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"Unflinchingly candid, unapologetically girl, and devastatingly vital. (author's note) (Fiction. 13-17)"
Pulling back the curtain on the wizard of social expectations, Arnold (Infandous, 2015, etc.) explores the real, knotted, messy, thriving heartbeat of young womanhood. Read full book review >
RACIAL PROFILING by Alison Marie Behnke
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2017

"A courageous historical examination of one of the most critical civil rights issues of our time. (index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Not shying away from the historic legacies of U.S. racism and recent high-profile deaths of unarmed people of color, Behnke explores the roots, multiple manifestations, and consequences of this ongoing form of social injustice. Read full book review >

DE-EXTINCTION by Rebecca E. Hirsch
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A staid but intellectually stimulating excursion across one of modern biology's most promising, and controversial, frontiers. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
"Extinction is essentially a one-way street. Or is it?" Read full book review >
SEA OTTER HEROES by Patricia Newman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"A thoughtfully organized and attractively presented example of science in the field. (source notes, glossary, bibliography, suggested resources, index). (Nonfiction. 11-16)"
A young scientist's doctoral research reveals a surprising relationship between sea grasses and sea otters in a California bay. Read full book review >
SMASH! by Sara Latta
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"Big tech at its biggest; weird science at its weirdest: readers will echo Sophie's 'It's amazeballs!' (glossary, resource lists) (Graphic fiction/nonfiction hybrid. 10-14)"
Two young visitors take simultaneous tours of the world of subatomic particles and of the largest scientific instrument ever built. Read full book review >

SUPER WOMEN by Laurie Lawlor
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2017

"A handful of new role models, along with light shed on just who made certain significant advances in astronomy, archaeology, biology, medicine, and plate tectonics. (bibliography) (Collective biography. 11-15)"
Inspiring profiles of six 20th-century trailblazers. Read full book review >
THE GREAT WAVE OF TAMARIND by Nadia Aguiar
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"This exciting, fast-paced, satisfying finale to the Tamarind trilogy does not disappoint. (map) (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Seven years after siblings Maya, Simon, and Penny visited the mysterious island of Tamarind in The Secrets of Tamarind (2011), Penny, now 12, returns alone on her own perilous, life-changing adventure. Read full book review >
DEAD LITTLE MEAN GIRL by Eva Darrows
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"Another smart, savage winner from the author of The Awesome (2015). (Fiction. 13-16)"
What begins as a dark comedy, with a viciously cruel cheerleader found dead (clad only in a coconut-shell bra and a grass miniskirt), takes a surprise flashback turn into raw emotional honesty. Read full book review >
AMERICAN PHAROAH by Shelley Fraser Mickle
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 28, 2017

"Quibbles aside, Pharoah is himself an inspiration, and most horse-loving children will hang on every word.(Nonfiction. 10-14)"
A racehorse biography for middle graders. Read full book review >
RADIO SILENCE by Alice Oseman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A smart, timely outing. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Two teens connect through a mysterious podcast in this sophomore effort by British author Oseman (Solitaire, 2015). Read full book review >
WORTHY by Donna Cooner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"In the end, it's a fairly conventional high school romance, slightly elevated by the feminist elements. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A girl struggling to find her own voice learns how to speak like herself. Read full book review >
JUST FLY AWAY by Andrew McCarthy
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"A poignant, character-driven coming-of-age novel that, despite a too-tidy ending, will appeal broadly to teen readers. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Fifteen-year-old Lucy's world is rocked when her father confesses to her and her sister that they have a half brother, the result of a brief affair. 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 >