THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"The author of Printz Honor-winning Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe (2012) offers another stellar, gentle look into the emotional lives of teens on the cusp of adulthood. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Three college-bound Latino teens navigate their ways through senior year in El Paso. Read full book review >
BEAUTIFUL BROKEN GIRLS by Kim Savage
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Haunting and mesmerizing. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
After two sisters commit suicide, the boy next door traces the notes one left behind for him. Read full book review >

UNDEFEATED by Steve Sheinkin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Superb nonfiction that will entertain as it informs. (source notes, works cited, acknowledgments, photo credits, index) (Nonfiction. 10-16)"
Young readers of this biography may be surprised that Jim Thorpe, an athlete they may never have heard of, was once considered "the best athlete on the planet." Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 10, 2017

"Absolutely stellar. (timeline, source notes, bibliography, further reading, index, picture credits) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Two black Civil War soldiers and writers offer unique perspectives about how they fought on and off the battlefield. Read full book review >
THEY BOTH DIE AT THE END by Adam Silvera
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Engrossing, contemplative, and as heart-wrenching as the title promises. (Speculative fiction. 13-adult)."
What would you do with one day left to live? Read full book review >

YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 17, 2017

"An outstanding book that links the diversity of creed and the impact of impulsive actions to themes of tolerance and forgiveness. (Nonfiction. 14-18)"
In the fall of 2013, on a bus ride home, a young man sets another student on fire. Read full book review >
THE AGONY OF BUN O'KEEFE by Heather Smith
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Bun O'Keefe will settle comfortably at home in readers' hearts. (Historical fiction. 13-17)"
In 1986, a Newfoundland teen learns that family isn't always the one you're born into—sometimes it's the one that takes you in. Read full book review >
DRESS CODES FOR SMALL TOWNS by Courtney Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A spirited, timeless tale of teen self-discovery in those tense, formative high school moments, captured with grace, lyricism, and insight. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A gender-nonconforming 17-year-old and her crew explore desire in a small town. Read full book review >