SEA CHANGE by Frank Viva
by Frank Viva, illustrated by Frank Viva
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 10, 2016

"Offer this hybrid to readers with the patience to appreciate its unhurried pace. (Historical/graphic fiction hybrid. 11 & up)"
A summer spent in a remote fishing village in Nova Scotia proves to be transformative. Read full book review >
EVERY EXQUISITE THING by Matthew Quick
Released: May 10, 2016

"A strong, well-written female protagonist sets this coming-of-age novel apart. (Fiction. 15 & up)"
After a teacher gifts her a copy of a cult classic novel, student-athlete Nanette O'Hare rebels against her manufactured white, middle-class lifestyle. Read full book review >

SUMMER OF SUPERNOVAS by Darcy Woods
Released: May 10, 2016

"A perfectly acceptable beach read. (Romance. 12-18)"
A girl who believes in astrology tries to follow her star chart to find her true love. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES by Andrea Portes
Released: May 10, 2016

"Snarky and painfully astute. But in a good way. (Fiction. 15-18)"
See the girl on the train, the white one "with the frizzy red hair and funny mouth"? That's 16-year-old Willa Parker. Willa has a simple two-point plan: move to the East Coast…and kill herself. Read full book review >
THE SEASON OF YOU AND ME by Robin Constantine
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fun and thoughtful—more than just a summer read. (Romance. 14-18)"
Trying to leave behind her breakup with her manipulative ex, Gavin, Cassidy decides to spend the summer with her father's family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. Read full book review >

EVERLAND by Wendy Spinale
Released: May 10, 2016

"With predictable plot twists, this story is unoriginal in ways that have nothing to do with the fact that it retells a classic. (Urban fantasy. 14-18)"
With London crippled by bombings and a deadly disease outbreak, Gwen Darling and her siblings, Joanna and Mikey, are bent on just surviving until they find a way out. Read full book review >
LOVE BLIND by C. Desir
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers wanting more balanced portrayals of troubled characters should try Ron Koertge's Stoner and Spaz (2001) or Corey Ann Haydu's OCD Love Story (2013). (Romance. 14-18)"
Going on 16, Hailey has "the eyes of a ninety-six-year-old" due to macular degeneration. Read full book review >
THE LAST TIME WE WERE US by Leah Konen
Released: May 10, 2016

"An easy, intelligent coming-of-age tale. (Romance. 14-18)"
All teens want to be popular in high school…but not all are. Konen combines humor and pathos for a realistic novel about the conflict between peer pressure and personal strength. Read full book review >
FLANNERY by Lisa Moore
Released: May 10, 2016

"Smart, bold, heartbreaking—sophisticated teen readers will be wowed. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A young woman struggles with her unconventional mom, her best friend's cold shoulder, and a fierce crush in this novel for teens set in Newfoundland. Read full book review >
HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR by John Corey Whaley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2016

"Readers will easily come to care about these bright, wonderfully nerdy, flawed characters. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A teen with her sights set on a scholarship for a psychology undergraduate program befriends a boy with agoraphobia in order to write an essay about the experience in this novel from Printz Medal winner Whaley. Read full book review >
THIS IS MY BRAIN ON BOYS by Sarah Strohmeyer
Released: May 10, 2016

"Funny and engaging, if somewhat formulaic. (Romance. 13-18)"
Highly intelligent but awkward Addie attempts to prove that the experience of falling in love can be induced by subjecting people to a series of environmental conditions in this romantic comedy. Read full book review >
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EMBER CROW by Ambelin Kwaymullina
Released: May 10, 2016

"Fresh and fascinating. (author note) (Indigenous futurism. 12-18)"
Six months after the events in series opener The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf (2014), the Tribe is thriving; then Ember Crow fails to return from a scouting mission, and Ashala and Connor, searching for answers, make a discovery that upends what they thought they knew about their friend and their own history.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 5, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >