POPPIES OF IRAQ by Brigitte Findakly
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Small in size but large in impact, this intimate memoir is a highly relevant and compassionate story of family, community, prejudice, and the struggle to love when the forces of the world push groups apart. (timeline) (Graphic memoir. 10-adult)"
From the daughter of a French mother and Iraqi father comes a touching memoir of childhood in Iraq. Read full book review >
GRIT by Gillian French
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 16, 2017

"Gorgeously written and helmed by a protagonist with an indelibly fierce heart. (Fiction. 14-18)"
A girl with a reputation grapples with the secrets of last summer. Read full book review >

DREAMS BEYOND THE SHORE by Tamika Gibson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 15, 2017

"A beautiful, gently woven reflection on family, choices, and the power of perception. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Chelsea Marchand does not care about politics, law, or Oxford University. Read full book review >
OVERTURNED by Lamar Giles
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 28, 2017

"An utterly compelling whodunit. (Mystery. 14-18)"
A fast-paced mystery uncovers a truth hidden by the bright lights of Las Vegas. Read full book review >
I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE by Maurene  Goo
YOUNG ADULT
Released: May 30, 2017

"Plot-driven as the K dramas Goo's protagonist seeks to emulate, her funny, engaging narrative also delivers powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A talented overachiever resorts to lessons gleaned from Korean pop culture in hopes of finding love. Read full book review >

THE PAIN EATER by Beth Goobie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 7, 2017

"Powerfully written, this is not just a story about trauma, but also one of healing. (Fiction. 13-18)"
A thoughtful and sensitive handling of a difficult topic. Read full book review >
A SKINFUL OF SHADOWS by Frances Hardinge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"Deliberate, impeccable, and extraordinary. (Historical fantasy. 12-15)"
In 17th-century England, a girl faces civil unrest, conflicting Christianities, and a family inheritance more horrific than she could have dreamed. Read full book review >
FIREBRAND by A.J.  Hartley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 6, 2017

"Readers who come for the tightly plotted mystery will stay for the heroine who does all she can to resist. (Mystery/fantasy. 14-adult)"
Three months after the events of Steeplejack (2016), Anglet Sutonga investigates an elite social club to uncover the identity of a thief and traitor. But as she follows each clue, the Lani girl discovers that wealth, bigotry, and political power intersect to deplorable effect. Read full book review >