WATER IN MAY by Ismée Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Fierce and tender—and absolutely worth reading. (glossary of Dominican words) (Fiction. 12-18)"
Debut author Williams creates an unforgettable young character who will make readers reconsider their assumptions about teen moms, in particular Latina teen moms. Read full book review >
SLIDER by Pete Hautman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Winning views of a family pulling together, of young people stumbling into adolescence, and of an entertaining if controversial pursuit, 'reverse-eating events' and all. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Winning a competitive eating contest is David's only hope of avoiding being grounded for life after he does something stupid with his mother's credit card. Read full book review >

JAYA AND RASA by Sonia Patel
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Nevertheless, Patel has written a book so intense and messy that it may just reflect real life in a way that neither fairy-tale endings nor outright tragedies can do. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Rasa and Jaya live totally different lives in Hawaii, each struggling to find themselves when they find each other. Read full book review >
THE EQUALS by Daniel Sweren-Becker
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Flat characters and stilted prose make this another one to skip. (Thriller. 12-16)"
The sequel to The Ones (2016) offers more of the same. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A terrifically told story with striking design and illustrations that will empower its readers. (glossary, further reading, sources) (Picture book. 8-14)"
A lengthy picture book about a female ninja in 16th-century Japan. Read full book review >

THE DISAPPEARANCE by Gillian Chan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A fast, compelling read. (Supernatural thriller. 14-18)"
A mystery about a bullied boy who goes missing from a group home. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"With living survivors seen through the eyes of a contemporary teen, the Holocaust is made present even through the uninspiring prose; 72 years after the liberation of the death camps, this immediacy is vital. (epilogue, author's note by Kacer) (Nonfiction. 11-15)"
A 19-year-old's firsthand account of the war-crimes trial of a guard at Auschwitz/Birkenau. Read full book review >
CASTLE IN THE STARS by Alex Alice
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Like the best steampunk, this story is one excellent distraction after another, with enough blueprints to hold people's attention while they're waiting for Book 2. (Graphic steampunk. 10-16)"
Some people will love this fanciful tale of a 19th-century space race so much they never finish it. Read full book review >
THE GRAVE KEEPERS by Elizabeth Byrne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Atmospheric writing and a premise that's as fresh as newly turned earth can't compensate for an overcrowded plot, making this a good effort but a challenging read. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Gothic surrealism as everlasting as a ghost's kiss blends with coming-of-age angst for the modern age. Read full book review >
THE EXACT LOCATION OF HOME by Kate Messner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Middle school worries and social issues skillfully woven into a moving, hopeful, STEM-related tale. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Following the precise coordinates of geocaching doesn't yield the treasure Kirby Zagonski Jr. seeks: his missing father. Read full book review >
ON THE SPECTRUM by Jennifer Gold
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A light examination of the intersection of two disabilities with family dynamics, with a sweet splash of page-turning melodrama. (Fiction. 12-16)"
A teenage girl with an eating disorder spends a summer abroad with her autistic brother. Read full book review >
AUTOBOYOGRAPHY by Christina Lauren
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Satisfying but unpolished. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Identities collide in this story of first love and first novels. 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 >