THE VICTORIA IN MY HEAD by Janelle Milanes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Appealingly imperfect Victoria makes this an enjoyable and humorous music-fueled coming-of-age story. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Sick of playing it safe, straight-A sophomore Victoria Cruz auditions for a high school rock band and ends up falling for both the perfectionist bassist and the gorgeous guitarist. Read full book review >
THE LIVES OF DESPERATE GIRLS by Mackenzie Common
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Skip this exercise in white-savior narrative. (Mystery. 14-18)"
In the wake of the disappearance of her wealthy, white best friend, a white teenager in a small Ontario town investigates the murder of a classmate she doesn't know: a Native girl from the nearby reserve. Read full book review >

RENEGADES  by David Liss
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Every plot contrivance is a reason to put the book down, but there are just as many reasons to keep reading late into the night. (Science fiction. 10-16)"
The Randoms series rides plot contrivances along to its conclusion. Read full book review >
MADNESS by Zac Brewer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"With an ending that's more hopefully ever after than happily, it'll satisfy fans of 1980s-style coming-of-age stories who wish the girls in them were more willing to walk away from abusive boys. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After her release from the mental hospital where she was treated after a suicide attempt, Brooke Danvers feels as if a part of her actually died while the rest was scooped out of the Black River by the old man who saw her jump in. Read full book review >
STOLEN SECRETS by L.B. Schulman
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"An intriguing premise (or three) drowning under its own weight. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A crowded contemporary story with a Holocaust secret at its core. Read full book review >

BLOOD AND INK by Stephen Davies
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Based on true events in Mali in 2012, Davies' novel offers villains to hate, protagonists to feel for, and a nuanced glimpse into a rich Muslim culture and society. (glossary, afterword) (Historical fiction/thriller. 12-16)"
Ali and Kadija have nearly opposite views of how to live their faiths and cultures, but as their worlds collide, they are drawn to each other in this ambitious novel narrated by both teens in alternating chapters. Read full book review >
BOUND BY ICE by Sandra Neil Wallace
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Highly appealing narrative nonfiction for anyone who loves true adventure. (authors' note, bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
A gripping account of a disastrous 1879 American expedition to find the North Pole. Read full book review >
OBSESSED by Allison Britz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 19, 2017

"Readers willing to share Allison's evident pain and humiliation may gain insight into a troubling disorder, but it's the joy of her slow recovery that they'll savor. (Memoir. 12-18)"
Can a girl fall off a cliff in s-l-o-w motion? That's how Allison's life seems to plummet during her sophomore year of high school in this fine debut memoir. Read full book review >
ROBERT CAPA by Florent Silloray
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2017

"Frank and sharply focused, if lacking the depth of field displayed in Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos' Eyes of the World (2017). (Graphic biography. 12-14)"
The great war photographer revisits public triumphs and private tragedies over the course of a tumultuous career. Read full book review >
GIRLCOTT by Florenz Webbe  Maxwell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"The pivotal moment this Jamaican import describes deserves a more artful vehicle for the telling. (Historical fiction. 12-16)"
A historical novel examines racial tensions in mid-20th-century Bermuda. Read full book review >
DREAMS BEYOND THE SHORE by Tamika Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A beautiful, gently woven reflection on family, choices, and the power of perception. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Chelsea Marchand does not care about politics, law, or Oxford University. Read full book review >
REBEL SEOUL by Axie Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 14, 2017

"The setting is well-captured, but it's slow going in this sci-fi adventure. (glossary) (Science fiction. 14-16)"
In a militaristic future Korea, a boy and girl meet. 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 >