EMPRESS OF A THOUSAND SKIES by Rhoda Belleza
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"An exceptionally satisfying series opener. (Science fiction. 14-18)"
A galaxy perches on the edge of war when word goes out that the crown princess has been assassinated. Read full book review >
FAR FROM THE TREE by Robin Benway
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 3, 2017

"From the first page to the last, this compassionate, funny, moving, compulsively readable novel about what makes a family gets it right. (Fiction. 13-18)"
Placing her daughter for adoption left a hole in Grace's heart; her adoptive parents can't fill it, and her birth mother's unreachable—then Grace learns she has siblings. Read full book review >

CROSSING EBENEZER CREEK by Tonya Bolden
Released: May 30, 2017

"A poetic, raw, and extraordinary imagining of a little-known, shameful chapter in American history. (Historical fiction. 13-adult)"
A newly emancipated young woman finds love and tragedy as she marches to freedom during the Civil War Read full book review >
ARROW OF LIGHTNING  by Joseph Bruchac
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 1, 2017

"If the bleak world Lozen's people and their allies have inherited is deeply scarred, this gripping saga suggests that where change is possible, hope for the future remains. (Science fiction. 12-16)"
In the series' third volume, Lozen—now healed of her deadly sickness—vows not to take another human life even as dangerous enemies stalk the residents and refugees of Valley Where First Light Paints the Cliffs, who depend on her to keep them safe. Read full book review >
GLOW by Megan E. Bryant
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"A riveting story of ambitious and self-sufficient women, both in the present and past. (Mystery/historical fiction. 14-18)"
A disturbing painting plunges a modern girl into a decades-old mystery. Read full book review >

#NOTYOURPRINCESS by Lisa Charleyboy
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Both testament to the complexity of Indigenous women's identities and ferocious statement that these women fully inhabit the modern world. (Anthology. 12-adult)"
A unique cultural anthology of stories gathered from Indigenous women representing nations in the U.S. and Canada. Read full book review >
THE SPEAKER  by Traci Chee
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"Filled with even more magic and intrigue than its predecessor, this is a gripping follow-up that will leave readers speculating and wanting more. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
The adventure continues in Chee's second installment of the Sea of Ink and Gold series. Read full book review >
LITTLE & LION by Brandy Colbert
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Readers will empathize with Suzette as she explores both her sexuality and the tricky line between honesty and betrayal. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Sixteen-year-old Suzette was sent to boarding school when her bookish older brother, Lionel, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but now she's back in Los Angeles for the summer. Read full book review >