EGG & SPOON by Gregory Maguire
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"An ambitious, Scheherazade-ian novel, rather like a nesting-doll set of stories, that succeeds in capturing some of the complexities of both Russia and life itself. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Two girls switch identities while colliding with Baba Yaga and the Firebird in Czarist Russia. Read full book review >
DIRTY WINGS by Sarah McCarry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 15, 2014

"A breathtaking companion volume, fully readable on its own and devastating in the context of its predecessor. (Urban fantasy. 14-18)"
Punk street kid Cass runs away with sheltered pianist Maia in the lyrical stand-alone prequel to All Our Pretty Songs (2013). Read full book review >

THE FREEDOM SUMMER MURDERS by Don Mitchell
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 29, 2014

"Essential. (Nonfiction. 12-16)"
A 50th-anniversary examination of the Mississippi murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner and their aftermath. Read full book review >
ALTHEA AND OLIVER by Cristina Moracho
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"Mesmerizing. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
This ain't no fairy tale: This raw coming-of-age novel captures the listless wanderings of teens at loose ends. Read full book review >
A MATTER OF SOULS by Denise Lewis Patrick
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 1, 2014

"Shocking, informative and powerful, this volume offers spectacular literary snapshots of black history and culture. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Eight short stories with long memory cut to the quick—all the more as they could be true. Read full book review >

TOMBOY by Liz Prince
Released: Sept. 2, 2014

"Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society's preordained gender roles (Graphic memoir. 14 & up)"
Prince explores what it means to be a tomboy in a magnificently evocative graphic memoir. Read full book review >
HIDDEN LIKE ANNE FRANK by Marcel Prins
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 25, 2014

"Terrifying, haunting and powerful. (foreword, glossary) (Collective memoir. 12 & up)"
Dutch survivors of the Holocaust remember their years as hidden children. Read full book review >
GABI, A GIRL IN PIECES by Isabel Quintero
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A fresh, authentic and honest exploration of contemporary Latina identity. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Struggles with body image, teen pregnancy, drug addiction, rape, coming out, first love and death are all experiences that touch Gabi's life in some way during her senior year, and she processes her raw and honest feelings in her journal as these events unfold. Read full book review >