SECRETS FROM MYSELF by Christine Hart
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A culturally confusing fictional tale that undermines the real-life tragedy of the Indians aboard the Komagata Maru. (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
Twelve-year-old Katelyn Medena, a white Canadian, is haunted by a Sikh girl named Akasha who lived a century ago. Read full book review >
THE EXTRA POINT  by Chris Kreie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Simplistic, but a reluctant reader-friendly fast read with positive messages about hard work and being a good teammate. (Fiction. 10-16)"
A high school senior cut from girls' soccer becomes the football team's new kicker. Read full book review >

NEXT YEAR by Ruth Vander Zee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Stunning. (author's note) (Picture book. 8-14)"
An early adolescent boy who lives with his parents on their farm during the Dust Bowl tells his story in this picture book. Read full book review >
THE CHOSEN ONES by Lisa  Luciano
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A breezy, disposable read that will be more at home in adult sections than teen. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Move over Tonya Harding, there's a new figure-skating menace in town! Read full book review >
THE MYSTERY OF THE PAINTED DRAGON by Katherine Woodfine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Jolly good fun. (Historical fiction/mystery. 11-14)"
In which a disabled white girl from the British upper crust becomes a bohemian art student, meets the Suffragettes, and is rescued from dastardly murder and plotting by spunky Edwardian girl detectives. Read full book review >

GLOW by Megan E. Bryant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A riveting story of ambitious and self-sufficient women, both in the present and past. (Mystery/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A disturbing painting plunges a modern girl into a decades-old mystery. Read full book review >
CITIES by Libby Walden
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A missed opportunity to really excite young readers to learn about the world. (map) (Nonfiction. 9-14)"
Ten major world cities—New York, Rio, Paris, London, Rome, Moscow, Cairo, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Sydney—are presented in four-page gatefold sections. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Likely to appeal mostly to readers who have a strong interest in the medical field. (Collective biography. 12-18)"
Latta has gathered together brief biographies of 21 "bold women of medicine." Read full book review >
YOU CAN FLY by Chuck Rosenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A tale so devoid of wonder that no amount of clapping can breathe life into it. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Peter Pan's son flies off to save Never Never Land from Capt. Hook in this painfully mirthless sequel. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"An engaging, sometimes-harrowing account of the first casualty in what became known as the Battle of the Atlantic. (maps, photos, timeline, source notes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
The ocean liner Athenia was the first ship sunk by a U-boat after Great Britain declared war on Germany on Sept. 3, 1939, and this true story recounts the incident through the experiences of two children who survived the attack. Read full book review >
RUN by David Skuy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Lionel's determination to go the distance will inspire others to take their marks. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Thirteen-year-old Lionel has perfected the art of dodging, escaping, and running away. But while he may have adapted his behavior as a means of self-preservation, his plan has left him lonely, angry, and afraid. Read full book review >
WOMEN WHO DARED by Linda Skeers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"Unvarnished but nevertheless valuable for fishing so many admirably nonconformist women from obscurity. (index) (Collective biography. 10-14)"
A populous gallery of courageous, independent women from (fairly) recent times. 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 >