Released: May 3, 2016

"A thorough and accessible introduction to the Holocaust and the students who dared to take a stand against evil. (source notes, picture credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
In the heart of Germany, a student resistance movement called the White Rose took a courageous stand to denounce the Nazis. Read full book review >
SOME KIND OF COURAGE by Dan Gemeinhart
Released: Jan. 26, 2016

"Poignant and real. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Twelve-year-old Joseph Johnson searches the Northwest frontier for his missing horse and a new family. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"A masterpiece of storytelling that is addictive and engrossing. (Fantasy. 11 & up)"
Gidwitz strikes literary gold with this mirthful and compulsively readable adventure story set in medieval France. Read full book review >
PROJEKT 1065 by Alan Gratz
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"A rare insider's glimpse into the Hitler Youth: animated, well-researched, and thought-provoking. (author's note) (Historical fiction. 10-14)"
The son of the Irish ambassador to Germany poses as a member of the Hitler Youth in order to support the Allies during World War II. Read full book review >
GARVEY'S CHOICE by Nikki Grimes
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"This graceful novel risks stretching beyond easy, reductive constructions of black male coming-of-age stories and delivers a sincere, authentic story of resilience and finding one's voice. (Verse novel. 8-13)"
Written in poignantly poetic tanka verse, Grimes' newest follows a young black boy searching for his own unique voice, lost among his father's wishes and society's mischaracterizations. Read full book review >

CATCHING A STORYFISH by Janice N. Harrington
Released: Sept. 13, 2016

"A gentle-spirited book about a black girl who almost gives up her gift but for love and friendship. (Verse novel. 8-12)"
Poet and storyteller Harrington offers a verse novel about a girl named Katharen, nicknamed Keet for the parakeetlike chattiness that her family loves, particularly her grandpa, an avid fisherman. Read full book review >
MAYDAY by Karen Harrington
Released: May 24, 2016

"A fine character-driven tale that slowly grows to a crescendo of satisfaction. (Fiction. 10-14)"
After surviving a plane crash, Wayne has plenty to cope with. Read full book review >
DIVE! by Deborah Hopkinson
Released: Sept. 27, 2016

"Fascinating World War II history for history buffs and browsers alike. (epilogue, bibliography, source notes) (Nonfiction. 8-14)"
Hopkinson's writing plumbs the depths in relating the undersea exploits of American submariners during World War II. Read full book review >