SUCH A GOOD GIRL by Amanda K. Morgan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"A dark psychological exploration that stumbles at the end. (Fiction. 14-18)"
An affair with her high school French teacher reveals the unpleasant side of Riley's seemingly perfect academic and social facade. Read full book review >
THE GOLD-SON by Carrie Anne  Noble
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"High marks on concept but low marks on execution. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
"Gold beckoned from nearby, singing his name and teasing him like a loose-moraled woman." Read full book review >

MAYBE IN PARIS by Rebecca Christiansen
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"A troubling, self-indulgent 'acceptance' narrative that lacks authenticity and nuance. (Fiction. 14-17)"
A neurotypical teen dreams of Paris and rekindling her bond with her autistic brother in Christiansen's debut. Read full book review >
TRUSTING YOU & OTHER LIES by Nicole Williams
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"While the central romance is engaging, the weak plotting undercuts its appeal. (Romance. 14-18)"
A romance between two teens focuses on fixing the wrong issue. Read full book review >
THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE by Mackenzi Lee
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 20, 2017

"Austen, Wilde, and Indiana Jones converge in this deliciously anachronistic bonbon. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
An 18th-century Grand Tour goes exquisitely wrong. Read full book review >

WELCOME TO THE SLIPSTREAM by Natalka Burian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 18, 2017

"Readers undeterred by the narrative left turn will be enthralled by Burian's eerie depictions of the Sedona community and left pondering the deep emotional complexities of parent-child relationships. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A teen with a mother as unpredictable as she is ingenious must learn to stand up for herself in this Las Vegas-based exploration of identity and family. Read full book review >
VIRGINIA HAMILTON by Julie K. Rubini
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A biography worthy of the larger-than-life Virginia Hamilton. (Biography. 10-16)"
If the children you know think biographies are boring, this one will make them reconsider. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 15, 2017

"A needed 'own voices' story of cross-cultural diplomacy, but the density of the story and accompanying notes may limit the appeal to use among academic rather than general audiences. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Co-written by Hispanic-literature scholar Nogar and Spanish-language expert Lamadrid (The First Tortilla, 2012), a fictionalized account of a miraculous appearance in colonial New Mexico. Read full book review >
GARBAGE NIGHT by Jen Lee
Kirkus Star
by Jen Lee, illustrated by Jen Lee
Released: June 13, 2017

"Grim, deeply affecting, and timely. (Graphic fantasy. 10-18)"
Three starving animals, a ragtag pack consisting of Simon (an abandoned dog), Cliff (a raccoon), and Reynard (a deer), ramble across a rusted-out, dilapidated world, scavenging to survive. Read full book review >
THE NEXT TOGETHER by Lauren James
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"An ambitious, promising premise ultimately disappoints but still marks James one to watch. (Science fiction/romance. 13-18)"
James takes a well-worn trope—lovers reincarnated across time—and gives it a spin. Read full book review >
SAINTS AND MISFITS by S.K. Ali
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 13, 2017

"This quiet read builds to a satisfying conclusion; readers will be glad to make space in their hearts—and bookshelves—for Janna Yusuf. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Janna Yusuf has two major problems: the boy who assaults her at her friend's party is well-respected in the local Muslim community, and now the boy from school she's been crushing on likes her back. Read full book review >
VOYAGER'S GREATEST HITS by Alexandra Siy
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 13, 2017

"A lively, informative, and inspiring story of space exploration. (maps, photos, glossary, websites, further reading, source notes) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
From the author of Cars on Mars: Roving the Red Plant (2011) comes this fascinating story of the twin Voyager probes, launched 40 years ago to travel to the outer planets of our solar system and now continuing into interstellar space. 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 >