BOOTS ON THE GROUND by Elizabeth Partridge
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 10, 2018

"A valuable complement to existing nonfiction about the Vietnam War for young people, adding an intimate dimension to the larger history. (bibliography, source notes, index, photo credits) (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A personal, moving foray into the Vietnam War and its impact on the country and individuals whose lives it forever changed. Read full book review >
FINAL DRAFT by Riley Redgate
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2018

"Final Draft hits every mark: A must-read. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old high school senior Laila Piedra is determined to write the best sci-fi story ever. Read full book review >

FOR EVERY ONE by Jason Reynolds
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"Inspirational reading for any occasion. (Poetry. 12-adult)"
A poem provides hope and reassurance to teens as they try to make sense of their own dreams for the future. Read full book review >
AFTER THE SHOT DROPS by Randy Ribay
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 6, 2018

"A well-executed book featuring complex, diverse characters we rarely meet—a real winner for its heartbeat, compassion, and integrity. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Basketball provides the backdrop for a friendship pushed to its limits in this tale told from the alternating perspectives of two teen boys growing up in a tough inner-city neighborhood reminiscent of Camden, New Jersey. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF INNOCENCE by Jenny Torres Sanchez
YOUNG ADULT
Released: June 12, 2018

"An intimate and tragic look at how traumatic incidents affect individuals, their families, and others around them. (Fiction. 14-18)"
When she was 8 years old, Emilia DeJesus was brutally assaulted. Read full book review >

SKYWARD by Brandon Sanderson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Sanderson (Legion, 2018, etc.) plainly had a ball with this nonstop, highflying opener, and readers will too. (Science fiction. 12-15)"
Eager to prove herself, the daughter of a flier disgraced for cowardice hurls herself into fighter pilot training to join a losing war against aliens. Read full book review >
I'M AFRAID OF MEN by Vivek Shraya
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 28, 2018

"A book to carry with you. (Nonfiction. 16-adult)"
In this collection of brief and poignant memories, trans artist and musician Shraya (The Boy & the Bindi, 2016, etc.) reflects on how men exert control over the ways in which people express identity. Read full book review >
THE SUMMER OF JORDI PEREZ (AND THE BEST BURGER IN LOS ANGELES) by Amy Spalding
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 3, 2018

"Funny, full of heart, and refreshingly free of a weight-loss arc. (Fiction. 14-17)"
Working at her favorite boutique and falling in love, a girl enjoys a lush Los Angeles summer—until things become complicated. Read full book review >