GUNSLINGER GIRL by Lyndsay Ely
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A little Into the Badlands, a little Firefly, a whole lot to say about how right and wrong so often borrow from each other. (Dystopian Western. 14-18)"
Debut author Ely brings to life a gritty future American West, shattered by a Second Civil War, in which a sharpshooting teen must reconcile the conflicting pulls of security, justice, and conscience. Read full book review >
LOVE AND OTHER TRAIN WRECKS by Leah Konen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"An absurdly charming, funny, and romantic odyssey. (Fiction. 12-17)"
Two teens dissect their issues over the course of an eventful journey. Read full book review >

A CONSPIRACY OF STARS by Olivia A. Cole
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Transporting and entrancing, the novel will leave readers craving more adventures in Faloiv. (Science fiction. 13-18)"
In this sci-fi series opener, one girl is the link between two worlds. Read full book review >
A FEW RED DROPS by Claire Hartfield
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"A comprehensive, careful account. (source notes, bibliography, map, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A clash on a hot summer's day served as catalyst for a deadly race riot in 1919 Chicago. Read full book review >
THE BREADWINNER by Deborah Ellis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A rather unsatisfying graphic novel, sure to disappoint fans of Ellis' book. (Graphic historical fiction. 10-14)"
A graphic-novel adaptation of Ellis' heartwarming story of Parvana, a young girl in Afghanistan who cuts her hair and dresses as a boy to earn money for her family when her father is imprisoned by the Taliban. Read full book review >

GHOST BOYS by Shenaaz Nanji
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"An imperfect look at an all-too-real evil. (discussion questions) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
This novel, set in 2004, looks at modern-day human trafficking through the experiences of Munna, an Indian boy. Read full book review >
TIMETILTER by Sonia Ellis
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A plodding exploration of standard sci-fi tomfoolery. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
A group of teens and a dog enter a virtual world. Read full book review >
TYING THE KNOT by Amber J. Keyser
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"An up-to-date if not in-depth introduction to a topic that has certainly affected many people's lives throughout the ages. (source notes, glossary, selected bibliography, further information, index) (Nonfiction. 13-16)"
Royal weddings, a campaign for toilets in India linked to marriage, and trash-the-dress photo shoots (a new U.S. custom) are introduced in this whirlwind tour of courtship, marriage, and divorce. Read full book review >
LIGHTING UP THE BRAIN by Marc Zimmer
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"An intriguing and informative introduction to the field of neuroscience and the frontiers of modern brain research. (photos, source notes, glossary, bibliography, further information) (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
It may soon be possible for neuroscientists to look inside the human brain and see exactly what it is doing thanks to pioneering technology called optogenetics. Read full book review >
BUSTED by Gina Ciocca
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"Good for a few chuckles. (Fiction. 13-18)"
First, Marisa Palmera spots her best friend's boyfriend making out with another girl. Read full book review >
DON'T COSPLAY WITH MY HEART by Cecil Castellucci
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"This authentically geeky and feminist romance nails the con scene. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teen copes with home-life troubles by cosplaying her favorite comic-book character. Read full book review >
THE LOVE LETTERS OF ABELARD AND LILY by Laura  Creedle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Dec. 26, 2017

"Entertaining, thought-provoking, and unsettling—in a good way. (Fiction. 12-16)"
When two white Texas teens—Lily with ADHD, Abelard with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder—fall in love, their romance loosely tracks that of their medieval predecessors. 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 >