IF ONLY by Jennifer Gilmore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2018

"Gilmore's gritty multigenerational tale not only seeks to ask adoption's toughest questions, but dares to offer no easy answers: Not to be missed. (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A probing look at teen pregnancy and adoption. Read full book review >
TESS OF THE ROAD by Rachel Hartman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Like Tess' journey, surprising, rewarding, and enlightening, both a fantasy adventure and a meta discourse on consent, shame, and female empowerment. (dramatis personae, glossary; not seen) (Fantasy. 13-adult)"
Hartman returns to Goredd with the tale of another young woman who breaks the rules in search of herself. Read full book review >

AFTER THE FIRE by Will Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2018

"An astonishing saga of suffering and joy, guilt, evil, redemption and truth. (author's note) (Fiction. 14-adult)"
A teen raised in an isolated religious cult deals with the aftermath of the fire that destroyed her community. Read full book review >
ATTUCKS! by Phillip Hoose
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 23, 2018

"A powerful, awe-inspiring basketball-driven history. (biographies, sources, notes, index) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Acclaimed author Hoose (The Boys Who Challenged Hitler, 2015, etc.) returns to his home state with the true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indianapolis, anchored by one of the greatest players of all time. Read full book review >
FIRE SONG by Adam Garnet Jones
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 13, 2018

"A touching story that has been a long time coming for the Indigenous community. (Fiction. 14-18)"
After the sudden death of his sister, Shane, an Anishinaabe teen, is left to carry the weight of grief for his family. Read full book review >

OBSIDIO by Amie Kaufman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 13, 2018

"An adrenaline-pumping action story with timely themes and lasting resonance thanks to the focus on the characters' humanity. (Science fiction. 13-adult)"
Insurgents among the remaining Kerenza IV colonists must sabotage and delay BeiTech to stay alive long enough for survivors from Illuminae (2015) and Gemina (2016) to return and give them a fighting chance. Read full book review >
DARIUS THE GREAT IS NOT OKAY by Adib Khorram
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"This tear-jerker will leave readers wanting to follow the next chapter in Darius' life. (Fiction. 12-adult)"
Darius Kellner suffers from depression, bullying by high school jocks, and a father who seems to always be disappointed in him. Read full book review >
LATCHKEY by Nicole Kornher-Stace
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 10, 2018

"Excruciating, cathartic, and triumphant. (Science fiction/horror. 12-adult)"
Near-future science-fiction crimes bleed into dystopian horror centuries later in a wildly imaginative genre-hybrid sequel to Archivist Wasp (2015). Read full book review >