WINNING by Lara Deloza
Released: June 28, 2016

"A queen bee and her hive, dissected. (Chick lit. 12-18)"
Alexandra has one goal: becoming Miss America, a goal her mother could not reach. First, however, Alexandra has to win Homecoming Queen. Read full book review >
MISCHIEF AT MIDNIGHT by Esme Kerr
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 28, 2016

"Mildly mysterious but not quite suspenseful. (Mystery. 11-14)"
Following The Girl with the Glass Bird (2015), orphan Edie solves another mystery at her English boarding school. Read full book review >

RUN by Kody Keplinger
Released: June 28, 2016

"An ambitiously structured road-trip novel stumbles a bit but gets a lot right. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Two small-town Kentucky high school girls run away together. Read full book review >
BEFORE WE GO EXTINCT by Karen Rivers
Released: June 28, 2016

"JC's voice, spoken and unspoken, rings with a note of authenticity. (Fiction. 12-17)"
A summer with his estranged father on an island in the Pacific Northwest helps JC come to grips with his best friend's death. Read full book review >
NEVER EVER by Sara Saedi
Released: June 21, 2016

"In the end, a disjointed and unrealistic effort—and not because it takes place in a world where no one ages past 17. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
A modern-day Peter Pan plucks a girl and her brothers from the Upper East Side. Read full book review >

SUMMER IN THE INVISIBLE CITY by Juliana Romano
Released: June 21, 2016

"An engaging coming-of-age tale. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The sights, sounds, and smells of New York are the backdrop for lessons learned. Read full book review >
SCHOOL OF THE DEAD by Avi
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: June 21, 2016

"Don't read this one in a dark and haunted school. (Horror. 10-14)"
In order to fulfill his dead great-uncle's wish, seventh-grader Tony begins attending the spooky, rambling, and possibly haunted Penda School. Read full book review >
LOCAL GIRL SWEPT AWAY by Ellen Wittlinger
Released: June 15, 2016

"Little enjoyment stems from witnessing the manipulation and bad decisions of these wishy-washy characters. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Lorna led her friendship quartet, so her death leaves her friends both grief-stricken and lacking independent identities. Read full book review >
HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Ann Redisch Stampler
Released: June 14, 2016

"It's hard to get invested in a love story when one of the partners is an unknowable black hole. (Thriller. 14-16)"
Two teens are set on a collision course with sexy results. Read full book review >
GENESIS GIRL by Jennifer Bardsley
Released: June 14, 2016

"Inadequate worldbuilding and uneven characterization make for a read that's as blank as its protagonist. (Dystopian romance. 14-18)"
Vestal Blanca is a beautiful, 18-year-old orphan who has been raised and educated digitally pure at the Tabula Rasa School, which was founded after the great Brain Cancer Epidemic, caused by cellphones, wreaked havoc on the tech-addicted populace. Read full book review >
LOOK BOTH WAYS by Alison Cherry
Released: June 14, 2016

"A tender coming-of-age story that refreshingly allows identity to trump romance. (Fiction. 14-18)"
At theater camp, a girl struggles to become the star performer her family pushes her to be. Read full book review >
TELL US SOMETHING TRUE by Dana Reinhardt
Released: June 14, 2016

"The novel ends in a buoyant mood, perhaps not entirely earned. (Fiction. 14-18)"
In an ill-advised effort to set his life straight, 17-year-old River Dean fakes a weed addiction and joins a support group for teens. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nancy Isenberg
author of WHITE TRASH
July 19, 2016

Poor Americans have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement. They were alternately known as “waste people,” “offals,” “rubbish,” “lazy lubbers,” and “crackers.” By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called “clay eaters” and “sandhillers,” known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over 400 years, in White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg upends assumptions about America’s supposedly class-free society––where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. “A riveting thesis supported by staggering research,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >