SNOWSISTERS by Tom Wilinsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 15, 2018

"In a narrative where learning a writer's craft fuels each coming-of-age, the clear literary metaphors for diversity, tradition, and modernity are both thematic and thoroughly satisfying. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Two lesbian teens with very different backgrounds meet at a writers' retreat. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Far from comprehensive but, from 'We the People' to 'And women's rights are human rights,' a serviceable highlights reel. (afterword, index) (Nonfiction. 11-14)"
Forty-one speeches, letters, and other documents deemed significant in this country's history, wrapped in succinct explanatory notes and glosses. Read full book review >

THE SWEETEST KIND OF FATE by Crystal Cestari
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A sequel with even less magic—literal and figurative—than its predecessor. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
The story of Amber Sand, matchmaker extraordinaire, continues after The Best Kind of Magic (2017). Read full book review >
BETWEEN THE LINES by Nikki Grimes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Although it may not satisfy as a novel, its characters will no doubt resonate with teen readers who share their struggles and aspirations. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A new group of students join Mr. Ward's poetry class in the companion novel to Bronx Masquerade (2003). Read full book review >
THE DEFIANT by Lesley Livingston
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Girl-power fights make up for less-successful elements. (Historical fantasy. 12-16)"
Princess-turned-gladiatrix Fallon must defend Ludus Achillea from treachery in Livingston's ancient Rome. Read full book review >

THE PRINCE AND THE DRESSMAKER by Jen Wang
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A biblio bias-cut whose shimmer is welcome despite its optimistic shortsightedness. (Historical graphic fiction. 12-18)"
Once upon a time, there was a prince who felt fabulous only in exquisite gowns. Read full book review >
JUST FRIENDS by Dyan Sheldon
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A fairly sweet addition to a fairly crowded genre. (Fiction. 12-15)"
Unrequited love is always a painful trip, especially if you're a teenager who falls pretty far outside the popular crowd. Read full book review >
WHEN LIGHT LEFT US by Leah Thomas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"This pensive sci-fi novel straddles many worlds without quite fitting in any, not unlike the endearing square-peg characters at its heart. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
When important people leave, emotional holes inevitably remain, voids that can be filled by either new symbiotic or parasitic relationships. Both are explored in this new philosophical contemporary sci-fi from Thomas (Nowhere Near You, 2017). Read full book review >
THE PRECIOUS DREADFUL by Steven Parlato
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"An uneven mix of paranormal mystery and realistic fiction. (Paranormal mystery. 14-18)"
A white teenage girl is haunted by disturbing, repressed memories of a childhood friend. Read full book review >
HAMILTON AND PEGGY! by L.M. Elliott
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"The demand for stories about the world of Alexander Hamilton shows no sign of letting up, and this entry ably feeds the need. (Historical fiction. 13-18)"
The story of Alexander Hamilton's romance with Eliza Schuyler as seen through the eyes of her younger sister Peggy. Read full book review >
VOICES IN THE AIR by Naomi Shihab Nye
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Asking tough questions and demonstrating the beauty of the voices on the fringe, Nye once again deftly charts the world through verse: not to be missed. (biographical notes) (Poetry. 13-17)"
A rich collection of poems celebrating diverse lives. Read full book review >
VOTES FOR WOMEN! by Winifred Conkling
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"Almost a century after women's right to vote was secured, Conkling delivers a tour de force—fairly neutral, at times infuriating, occasionally graphic, and reminiscent of disturbing news today. (selected sources, timeline, bibliography, notes) (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
Spanning multiple centuries, this work may be the most comprehensive account for young readers about the founders, leaders, organizers, and opponents of the American suffragist movement. 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 >