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 >
AMERICANIZED by Sara Saedi
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"With gumption, Saedi draws from her American-ness and Iranian-ness for a successful depiction of immigrant life in the U.S.: a must-read. (Memoir. 14-18)"
Saedi recounts her teen years growing up and coming of age in 1990s California while fearing deportation for herself and her undocumented family. Read full book review >

YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK by Jamia Wilson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A beautifully crafted volume that can serve either as an introduction to these figures or as a supplementary text. (glossary) (Collective biography. 9-14)"
A richly illustrated collective biography of 52 black icons, from the well-known to the less familiar. Read full book review >
REDWORLD by A.L. Collins
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A commendable effort that embeds racial tension, geopolitics, and environmental issues in an action-packed Martian adventure. (glossary) (Science fiction. 11-14)"
In the year 2335, a 13-year-old Earth girl with Chinese heritage begins a new life on Mars. Read full book review >
THE DISTURBED GIRL'S DICTIONARY by NoNieqa Ramos
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Ramos' relevant and thought-provoking debut is a powerful addition to any collection. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Officially classified as "disturbed," Macy vents her rage, frustrations, and fears in a dictionary-style journal. Read full book review >

FANDOM by Francesca Davis DiPiazza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"Best as a starting reference for kids researching fandom-related topics—or perhaps for adults baffled by said kids' hobby. (glossary, source notes, selected bibliography, resources, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
A historical overview of fandom. Read full book review >
MARLEY DIAS GETS IT DONE by Marley Dias
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Dias' magnetic personality, outlook on life, and passion for change enliven every page, making this both a fun read and an irresistible call to action for people of all ages and backgrounds. (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Teen social justice activist Dias shares her passion for changing the world. Read full book review >
HERMES by George O'Connor
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Another crowd-pleasing, compulsively readable entry in this divine series. (bibliography) (Graphic mythology. 10-14)"
The most mischievous of the gods presents some of his most outrageous pranks and exploits. Read full book review >
THE JOURNEY OF LITTLE CHARLIE by Christopher Paul Curtis
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A characteristically lively and complex addition to the historical fiction of the era from Curtis. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
A white sharecroppers' son finds himself on a mission to recapture a family that has escaped slavery. Read full book review >
THE UPSIDE OF FALLING DOWN by Rebekah Crane
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A light exploration of existential themes. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When Clementine Haas wakes up in a hospital, she has no recollection of the past 18 years of her life, let alone why she's there. Read full book review >
WINNER TAKE ALL by Laurie Devore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"An unrelenting, incisive look at one young woman's highly pressurized world. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Competition drives a young woman who falls into an intense relationship with her nemesis at their moneyed private school. Read full book review >
MARY'S MONSTER by Lita Judge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"Students of literature will appreciate the powerful poetry that brings life to Mary Shelley's story the way that Shelley herself breathed life into her novel of a scientist who animates a corpse. (introduction, biographical note, author's note, notes, bibliography) (Historical verse novel. 13-17) "
That a teenage girl in 19th-century England could have written a novel as original as Frankenstein has fascinated generations of readers. 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 >