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 >

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 >

CHECKED by Cynthia Kadohata
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Best for dog lovers, hockey fans, and elite athletes. (Fiction. 10-14)"
An 11-year-old elite hockey player struggles with multiple real-world issues while sidelined from pursuing his dream of playing in the NHL. Read full book review >
BRINGING ME BACK by Beth Vrabel
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Engrossing, satisfying, and compassionate. (Fiction. 11-14)"
A boy, desperate and broken, and a young bear with its head caught in a bucket: Vrabel (Pack of Dorks, 2016, etc.) sensitively interweaves these two disparate plotlines. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A solid account of women's contributions as aviators during World War II. (bibliography, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Pearson zooms in on the leaders, pioneers, and supporters of the Women Air Force Service Pilots, or WASPs—a group of over 1,000 young women who contributed to the war effort by ferrying bombers, pursuit planes, and trainer planes where they needed to go, freeing up male pilots to head across the Atlantic. Read full book review >
FADE TO US by Julia Day
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A book for readers who like romance that flourishes against the odds and characters who learn and grow. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Brooke Byers is a white 17-year-old who had planned to spend the summer raking in the cash at her new job. But that all changes when her stepsister, Natalie, comes to stay for the summer. Read full book review >
THE BOOK OF PEARL by Timothée de Fombelle
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A luminous, haunting, intriguingly intricate modern fairy tale. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Exiled from the "land of fairy tales," a melancholy youth seeks to find his way back. Read full book review >
YOUR ONE & ONLY by Adrianne Finlay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"Like the works of Ursula K. LeGuin, inside this lyrically written, suspenseful tale is a deeply humane thematic core. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Humans, now extinct, used their DNA to create Vispera's nine clone models, and subsequent generations eliminated human diseases and defects; the choice to create Jack, 17, genetically human, gray-eyed, with asthma, is a troubling and intriguing mystery to Althea-310. Read full book review >
WINTERFOLK by Janel Kolby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A thoughtful dive into a far-too-often-overlooked part of society. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young girl living in a homeless encampment ventures into the city for the first time in years. 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 >