AFTERIMAGE by Naomi Hughes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A wild, fast-paced ride full of unexpected turns. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
Not even time itself can stop Camryn Kingfisher from saving the universe and the people she loves in Hughes' debut novel. Read full book review >
BONJOUR GIRL by Isabelle Laflèche
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A disappointingly unoriginal take on the world of fashion and the effects of cyberbullying. (Fiction. 13-18)"
19-year-old Clementine Liu has moved from Paris to New York as a second-year transfer student at the Parsons' School of Fashion to pursue her dreams of becoming a fashion blogger. Read full book review >

THE DEEPEST ROOTS by Miranda Asebedo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A heartwarming story of intergenerational sisterhood. (Magical realism. 14-18)"
Debut novelist Asebedo creates a broken world in need of a Fixer in rural Kansas, where the women are deemed cursed and unscrupulous men take advantage. Read full book review >
UNCLAIMED BAGGAGE by Jen Doll
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Teens who favor realistic fiction will find much to like here. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Three teens form a tight friendship while working together at a store in small-town Alabama that sells the contents of people's long-lost airplane luggage. Read full book review >
MARY SHELLEY by Catherine Reef
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A thorough, sensitive portrayal of one of literature's most remarkable authors, illustrated with period portraits and engravings. (notes, bibliography, Mary Shelley's works, index) (Biography. 12-18) "
"Every thing must have a beginning…and that beginning must be linked to something that went before." Read full book review >

THE GRAND ESCAPE by Neal Bascomb
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A fine escapade related with proper drama and likely to be news even to well-read young historians. (maps, sources, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 12-15)"
Allied prisoners of war stage a series of intrepid escapes from German captors in this young readers' version of a true story from World War I. Read full book review >
WHAT THE WOODS KEEP by Katya de Becerra
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"With a plot that reads like an overstuffed gumbo recipe and heavy and obvious foreshadowing, this ambitious story spends too much time on exposition and not enough on character development. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Hayden Holland, a white woman living in Brooklyn with her French-Senegalese best friend, Del Chauvet, finds out on her 18th birthday that she has inherited a house from her mother, Ella. Read full book review >
UNBROKEN by Marieke Nijkamp
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"For intersectional representations of disabled kids leading complex lives—sometimes painful, sometimes funny, never sentimentally inspirational—a vital collection. (Anthology. 13-17)"
Thirteen realistic, fantasy, and science-fiction stories starring disabled teenagers. Read full book review >
IRON RIVER by Daniel Acosta
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A dense story with rich associative leaps, the novel will prompt discussions about race, class, sexuality, and gender. (Historical fiction. 12-18)"
Haunted by nightmares and the dangers of life in a Los Angeles barrio, Manuel Maldonado Jr.'s courageous testimony forever changes his community. Read full book review >
JUST MERCY by Bryan Stevenson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"This is required reading, embracing the ideals that 'we all need mercy, we all need justice, and—perhaps—we all need some measure of unmerited grace.' (notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
"Each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done," proclaims Stevenson's adaptation for younger audiences of his 2014 New York Times bestseller, a deeply moving collage of true stories dedicated to transforming the U.S. criminal justice system. Read full book review >
HERE TO STAY by Sara Farizan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"Powerful. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Bijan is a varsity athlete at a Boston-area prep school whose otherwise ordinary life gets disrupted when a cyberbully torments him because of his Iranian-Jordanian heritage. Read full book review >
ANALEE, IN REAL LIFE by Janelle Milanes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 18, 2018

"A romantic comedy that reminds readers why the genre has such lasting appeal. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A genuinely fresh spin on Pygmalion in high school. 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 >