FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Placing her daughter for adoption left a hole in Grace's heart; her adoptive parents can't fill it, and her birth mother's unreachable—then Grace learns she has siblings. Read full book review >
THE HANGING GIRL by Eileen Cook
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"A twisty but ultimately perplexing mystery. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fake psychic gets involved in a fake kidnapping. Read full book review >

SELECT by Marit Weisenberg
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"Readers who stay with Julia have a mighty twist at the end to look forward to. (Paranormal thriller. 14-18) "
Julia Jaynes has always known she's special, just as she's always known she has to hide her special talents and abilities; she's a member of a select community of just a handful of families: human in many respects while so much more in others, they live among ordinary people but hold themselves apart. Read full book review >
AMONG THE RED STARS by Gwen C. Katz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"This latest attempt to bring the story of the Night Witches to life runs too long and lands short of the runway. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 14-18)"
A young Soviet woman fulfills her dreams of flying for the Red Army's air force during World War II in this historical debut. Read full book review >
LOUIS UNDERCOVER by Fanny Britt
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"An unflinching, delicate portrait of a boy and his broken family. (Graphic novel. 10-14)"
As his family falls apart, a young teen boy struggles to approach the girl he admires from afar. Read full book review >

SCHOOL OF AWAKE by Kidada Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2017

"Despite the subtitle, this book's affirming messages can serve diverse genders. (Nonfiction. 13-17)"
In the opening of this self-esteem builder, Kidada Jones tells readers that the education system failed her; she matriculated through 11 schools and was kicked out of eight. Read full book review >
THE GLASS SPARE by Lauren DeStefano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 2, 2017

"Only for those with spare funds or spare time. (Fantasy. 12-18)"
A princess struggles to cope with newfound powers in DeStefano's most recent venture. Read full book review >
STUFF YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE HUMAN BODY by John Farndon
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An attractive, detailed exploration for an uncertain audience. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The human body gets a visually appealing tour. Read full book review >
THE RAFTSMEN by Ryan  Barnett
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A fascinating and thrilling real-life adventure story. (maps, photos, further reading) (Graphic/nonfiction hybrid. 12-16)"
This hybrid of narrative nonfiction and graphic novel dramatically chronicles the true story of four men and two kittens who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean from Canada to England in 1956. Read full book review >
THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT by Peggy J.  Parks
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"This fails to live up to the vibrancy, rootedness, and vision of the Black Lives Matter movement, quelling the flames for young readers instead of inviting them on an unfinished road to freedom. (source notes, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Parks attempts an objective, both-sides-equally-matter approach to a social movement that has been built on the overwhelming ruins of this approach to American history. Read full book review >
SHARING POSTS by Stephen  Currie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"An informative, insightful, and helpful overview of a prominent and serious societal problem. (photos, source notes, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
This timely look at the rise and spread of fake news examines how the internet has changed the way news is reported and consumed and how social media is used to discredit people and policies, most often in the realm of politics. Read full book review >
THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC by Hal Marcovitz
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"Both reasoned and impassioned. (notes, further research, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Marcovitz offers a timely exploration of the issue. 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 >