CROSSING EBENEZER CREEK by Tonya Bolden
Released: May 30, 2017

"A poetic, raw, and extraordinary imagining of a little-known, shameful chapter in American history. (Historical fiction. 13-adult)"
A newly emancipated young woman finds love and tragedy as she marches to freedom during the Civil War Read full book review >
WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
ROMANCE
Released: May 30, 2017

"Heartwarming, empathetic, and often hilarious—a delightful read. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A clash of perspectives sparks this romantic comedy about two first-generation Indian-American teens whose parents set an arranged-marriage plan in motion, but it backfires big time—or maybe not? Read full book review >

ONE OF US IS LYING by Karen M. McManus
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Although the language and plot sometimes border on cliché, this fast-paced blend of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and classic John Hughes will leave readers racing to the finish as the try to unravel the mystery on their own. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Detention takes a dark turn when the student behind Bayview High's infamous app About That dies from a peanut allergy—and every witness has a different reason for wanting him gone. Read full book review >
KALE, MY EX, AND OTHER THINGS TO TOSS IN A BLENDER by Lisa Greenwald
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Decent enough for readers looking for something fast and fun to pack in a beach bag, but young feminists will likely throw it at the wall. (Fiction. 13-17)"
It's summer before senior year, and Mia, who needs a boyfriend to "feel like a person," finds herself on the receiving end of a publicly humiliating breakup. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF FURIES by Madeleine Roux
Released: May 30, 2017

"Atmospheric, moody, and great fun. (Horror. 13-adult)"
A runaway works at a boardinghouse for the damned in late-Georgian-period England. Read full book review >

ROMANCING THE THRONE by Nadine Jolie Courtney
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A light and fluffy read with a solid life lesson lending structure. (Chick lit. 14-18)"
Courtney whips up a frothy, modern fairy tale, dealing with everything from sibling rivalry to protection of privacy. Read full book review >
ELIZA AND HER MONSTERS by Francesca Zappia
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A wrenching depiction of depression and anxiety, respectful to fandom, online-only friendships, and the benefits and dangers of internet fame. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Creator of an astonishingly successful webcomic—or a nonentity of a high school senior? Read full book review >
DARK BREAKS THE DAWN by Sara B. Larson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"An appealing if imperfect girl-power fantasy that ably sets the stage for its sequel. (Fantasy. 13-17)"
The tragedy of Swan Lake gets a fantasy reimagining in this fast-paced book for teens. Read full book review >
I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene  Goo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Plot-driven as the K dramas Goo's protagonist seeks to emulate, her funny, engaging narrative also delivers powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A talented overachiever resorts to lessons gleaned from Korean pop culture in hopes of finding love. Read full book review >
WHEN IT'S REAL by Erin Watt
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A quintessential beach read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
The pseudonymous writing duo of the Royals trilogy introduces engaging new characters in a modern version of "Beauty and the Beast." Read full book review >
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE by Philip Pullman
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 30, 2017

"A richly imagined high-octane thriller. (Science fiction/adventure. 13-adult)"
Purloined technology, time travelers, ghost ships, and deception converge in this graphic page-turner. Read full book review >
NO GOOD DEED by Goldy Moldavsky
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"A comedy that is more mousy brown than black. (Fiction. 14-16)"
Teenage activism goes absurdist in this summer-camp novel. 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 >