FRESH INK by Lamar Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"This beautiful, moving, and insightful collection is quintessentially American and a valuable addition to all middle and high school classrooms. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Thirteen leading YA voices from diverse backgrounds lend their talents to this anthology of 12 fictional short stories. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL MESS by Claire Christian
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Would have been truly stellar if not for the missed opportunities for positive representation. (Fiction. 16-adult)"
Ava and Gideon are two wounded young people whose unexpected connection provokes the best and worst in each other in this witty Australian import. Read full book review >

BONNIE AND CLYDE by Karen Blumenthal
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Painstaking, judicious, and by no means exculpatory but with hints of sympathy. (photos, timeline, author's note, source notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12-14)"
A portrait of two victims of the Great Depression whose taste for guns and fast cars led to short careers in crime but longer ones as legends. Read full book review >
SEE ALL THE STARS by Kit Frick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A gripping and atmospheric contemporary thriller that excels in portraying the complex intensity of its characters. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Relationship extremes take center stage in this debut about a teen navigating her new reality as an outcast following a life-changing event. Read full book review >
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Advice and perspectives from diverse voices from which readers of all genders can benefit. (resources, about the authors) (Nonfiction essays. 14-adult)"
Twenty-one prominent young adult authors from diverse backgrounds share personal essays. Read full book review >

THE LOOKING GLASS by Janet McNally
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"This ode to sisterhood and strength leads up to an unexpected and thoroughly satisfying conclusion. (resources) (Fiction. 13-18)"
When a mysterious package offers aspiring ballerina Sylvie a clue regarding her missing older sister's whereabouts, she leaps at the chance to find Julia and bring her home. Read full book review >
MY LIFE UPLOADED by Rae Earl
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Quite excellent. (Fiction. 12-16)"
Move over Georgia and Angus—there's a new girl-and-cat comedy duo in town! Read full book review >
THE RAGING ONES by Krista Ritchie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A potently addictive blend of romance, fantasy, and science fiction full of unexpected twists. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
A mysteriously linked trio will do anything to be chosen for a space mission to escape their frozen planet. Read full book review >
FREAK 'N' GORGEOUS by Sebastian J. Plata
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"An attempt at a modern-day 'Beauty and the Beast' that doesn't live up to its promise. (Fiction. 14-18)"
On the same day that skinny Konrad Wolnik wakes up with a brand-new football-player body, popular beauty Camilla Hadi finds she now has a deformed face and body. Read full book review >
YOU'RE YOU by Mette Bach
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"Standouts for queering the world of fiction for reluctant readers. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Two Vancouver-area teens struggle with putting labels on themselves. Read full book review >
HARBINGER by Nicole  Conway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 14, 2018

"A worthy follow-up to its predecessor, with a cliffhanger of an ending that will leave readers eager for more. (map) (Fiction. 14-18)"
Told from the dual perspectives of Jenna Farrow, princess and dragonrider, and 16-year-old Reigh, a human boy raised in the elven jungle, Harbinger takes the baton from Savage (2017) and forges ahead. Read full book review >
THE OTHER SIDE OF LOST by Jessi Kirby
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"Mari's story may not chart any new territory, but readers will be glad to have made the journey with her. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Seeking a bond with her estranged cousin, a social media maven turns to nature to reconnect with herself. 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 >