EASY PREY by Catherine Lo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A provocative story about the consequences of poor decisions in our digital world. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sexting, lies, and consequences. Read full book review >
SELFIE MADE by Meridith Valiando Rojas
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Overall, a fascinating, practical read by a knowledgeable author that could have been significantly improved by some attention to diversity. (Nonfiction. 13-18) "
A step-by-step guide to becoming a social media star. Read full book review >

MODERN HERSTORY by Blair Imani
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"This engaging work is about movers and shakers—folks who made moves and shook up the status quo for the betterment of all. (glossary, biographies, organizations, hashtags, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A collection that chronicles the stories of 70 diverse women, girls, and nonbinary people from the 20th and 21st centuries from many traditionally underrepresented groups. Read full book review >
QUIVER by Julia Watts
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Despite some issues, the novel opens important conversations about faith, family, independence, and identity. (Fiction. 13-16)"
When genderfluid Zo moves in next door to Libby and her evangelical Christian family in rural Tennessee, their unlikely friendship changes Libby's life. Read full book review >
HOME AND AWAY by Candice Montgomery
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A love letter to the intricacies of family and multitudinous black girlhood. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old Tasia struggles with uncertainty around identity and family in Montgomery's debut novel. Read full book review >

PHANTOM WHEEL by Tracy Deebs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A must-read for every aspiring hacktivist. (Thriller. 14-18)"
Six teen hackers must race to bring down the nefarious program they unwittingly helped create in Deebs' (Relentless, 2016, etc.) latest cyberthriller. Read full book review >
CROWN OF THUNDER by Tochi  Onyebuchi
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A satisfying sequel. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
After having escaped Kos and the clutches of Karima, Taj is on the run. Read full book review >
PERIOD POWER by Nadya Okamoto
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"A smart, honest, and comprehensive education on movement building and menstrual rights. (notes, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 13-adult)"
The story of how one young woman turned her passion for menstrual rights into an international movement. Read full book review >
WIND RIDER by P.C. Cast
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Expert world-expanding storyline-juggling raises the stakes while building up to the series' climax. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Mari, Nik, and the mixed (Earth Walker/Companion) Pack's journey from Death, is interspersed with a new character's narrative. Read full book review >
GLIMMER OF HOPE by The March for Our Lives Founders
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2018

"Helpful for those seeking background about the movement directly from those involved and inspiring to those who wish to join their cause. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
Feb. 14, 2018, will go down as one of the most horrific days in U.S. history. Read full book review >
ZENITH DREAM by F.T. Lukens
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 11, 2018

"Comfortable-if-clumsy sci-fi trilogy concludes with a serviceable fan-fiction vibe. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
Can the superpowered space teen rescue his hot military boyfriend, defeat the baddies, and save his found family? Read full book review >
BLACKLISTED! by Larry Dane Brimner
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2018

"A chilling look at a time when the government waged war on civil liberties, with the public a complicit ally. (bibliography, source notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Brimner brings to life a shameful episode in American history when citizens working in the film industry were accused of disloyalty and subversion and persecuted for defending their First Amendment rights. 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 >