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Book Lists and Reviews

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Closet Club, Graphic Fantastic, Nail Biters, Riot Grrl!, Spectacular Speculative Fiction, and Teen Tearjerkers are just a few of the lists you'll find here.

Reviews, author interviews, feature articles, book lists by genre, and contests where you can win free books.

End-of-the-year book lists, roundtable discussions, and ways to get involved.

(YALSA = Young Adult Library Services Association)

A sample of the lists here: Dragons, Feminist Books, Fight the (Abuse of) Power, Mental Illness, Suicide, Teen Pregnancy, and Time Travel.

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STAFF PICKS: FICTION

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REALISTIC FICTION

    Cover image for Love, hate & other filters / Samira Ahmed.Cover image for The poet X / a novel by Elizabeth Acevedo.Cover image for The beauty that remains / Ashley Woodfolk.Cover image for What if it's us / Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera.Cover image for Tradition / Brendan Kiely.Cover image for I am not your perfect Mexican daughter / Erika L. Sánchez.Cover image for Here to stay / Sara Farizan.

 

HISTORICAL FICTION

    Cover image for Outrun the moon / Stacey Lee.

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

 Cover image for Black Panther. A nation under our feet, Book 1 / writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates ; artist, Brian Stelfreeze ; color artist, Laura Martin ; letterer, VC's Joe Sabino. Cover image for Check, please!. Book 1, #Hockey! / Ngozi Ukazu.Cover image for The prince and the dressmaker / Jen Wang.Cover image for Hey, kiddo / by Jarrett J. Krosoczka.

FANTASY

Cover image for An ember in the ashes / a novel by Sabaa Tahir.Cover image for Children of blood and bone / Tomi Adeyemi.Cover image for Furyborn : the Empirium trilogy / Claire Legrand.Cover image for Warcross / Marie Lu.Cover image for The cruel prince / Holly Black.Cover image for Dread nation : rise up / Justina Ireland.Cover image for Strange the dreamer / Laini Taylor.Cover image for Reign of the fallen / Sarah Glenn Marsh.Cover image for Sawkill Girls / Claire Legrand.

STAFF PICKS: NONFICTION

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MEMOIR & BIOGRAPHY

              Cover image for #NeverAgain : a new generation draws the line / David Hogg, Lauren Hogg.Cover image for Americanized : rebel without a green card / Sara Saedi.

 

NONFICTION THAT TELLS A STORY

   

 

GRAPHIC-FORMAT NONFICTION

 Cover image for Alexander Hamilton : the graphic history of an American founding father / Jonathan Hennessey ; art by Justin Greenwood ; colors by Brad Simpson ; inking/background assists by Matt Harding ; lettering by Patrick Brosseau.

 

ANTHOLOGIES

 Cover image for Fresh ink / edited by Lamar Giles, cofounder of We Need Diverse Books.Cover image for (Don't) call me crazy : 33 voices start the conversation about mental health / edited by Kelly Jensen.Cover image for Meet cute / stories by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Dhonielle Clayton, Katie Cotugno, Joceyln Davies, Huntley Fitzpatrick, Nina LaCour, Emery Lord, Katharine McGee, Kass Morgan, Julie Murphy, Meredith Russo, Sara Shepard, Nicola Yoon, Ibi Zoboi.

 

INFORMATIONAL NONFICTION