YOU'RE WELCOME, UNIVERSE by Whitney Gardner
Released: March 7, 2017

"Julia's strong voice and multifaceted background offer an eye-catching glimpse of graffiti culture while introducing deaf culture. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A deaf, Indian-American teen with a flair for graffiti learns how to make her mark. Read full book review >
GOODBYE DAYS by Jeff Zentner
Released: March 7, 2017

"A fine cautionary tale and journey toward wisdom, poignant and realistic. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Seventeen-year-old Carver Briggs feels responsible for the deaths of his best friends and must deal with his own life, now forever altered. Read full book review >

THE ENEMY by Sara Holbrook
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A solid fictional examination of a time rarely depicted for this age group. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Poet Holbrook brings back the Cold War in her debut novel for middle grades. Read full book review >
Released: March 7, 2017

"Tech-centered empowerment for those who feel voiceless. (coding appendix with glossary, sample code, resources) (Memoir. 12-17)"
The teens behind the web video game "Tampon Run" tell how they got started in programming. Read full book review >
FISH GIRL by Donna Jo Napoli
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 7, 2017

"A thought-provoking work that is not to be missed. (Graphic fantasy. 10-16)"
Napoli and Wiesner transport readers under the sea, introducing them to a modern-day heroine who longs to be part of their world. Read full book review >

SAVING STEVIE by Eve Richardson
Released: March 7, 2017

"Minto's narration never quite develops the expected emotional resonance considering the novel's introduction of difficult subject matter. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Thirteen-year-old white Minto learns the hardships of life in a Canadian shantytown while on the run with her infant nephew. Read full book review >
BLACK BLIZZARD by Kristin F. Johnson
Released: March 1, 2017

"Emergency safety advice laced with teen banter makes for a quick read. (Adventure. 12-16)"
A real disaster follows a competitive one for an Arizona teen. Read full book review >
SEEKING REFUGE by Irene N. Watts
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A book that invites close reading, this will spark interest in the plight of all refugees. (glossary) (Graphic historical fiction. 10-16)"
An 11-year-old Jewish girl travels alone from Berlin to Great Britain in the Kindertransport of 1938. Read full book review >
GRADUATION DAY by Piotr Parda
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"A possible discussion starter, though enigmatic to a fault. (Picture book. 11-18)"
A subtle reminder that education is a gift no amount of bullying can spoil. Read full book review >
SIOUX CODE TALKERS OF WORLD WAR II by Andrea M. Page
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 1, 2017

"An engagingly written, deeply researched account of a little-known part of World War II. (maps, photos, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The role of Navajo Code Talkers in World War II is fairly well-known, but this informative book reveals the equally important contributions of Sioux Code Talkers who served in the Pacific theater. Read full book review >
FUTURE THREAT by Elizabeth Briggs
Released: March 1, 2017

"A quick and satisfying middle volume that may make readers almost wish it was the end. (Science fiction. 13-17)"
The second installment in Briggs' time-travel trilogy introduces new players and conspiracies that threaten Elena's present and future. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2017

"This may work as an introduction to the concept of ACT, but it's too simplistic to help readers engage in self-directed ACT practices. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
A very generalized introduction to acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Laini Taylor
March 27, 2017

In bestselling YA writer Laini Taylor’s new fantasy novel, Strange the Dreamer, the dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever. What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving? “Lovers of intricate worldbuilding and feverish romance will find this enthralling,” our critic writes. View video >