This week’s diverse new releases:
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (Harlequin Teen)
“Leila’s road trip to see the Northern Lights in Alaska takes her across the U.S. and into the lives of a series of desperate teens. In five multichapter vignettes, readers meet these characters in crisis. … debut author Alsaid creates enough adventure to make the stories feel breathless.” — Publishers Weekly
Before You by Amber Hart (KTeen)
“The daughter of a pastor and a young man on the run from a Cuban drug cartel get past their initial animosity to fall in love in this sexy romance. … This riff on West Side Story is torrid and heartfelt if not at all subtle, with a sequel featuring Faith’s best friend still to come.” — Kirkus
The Fourth Wish (The Art of Wishing: Book 2) by Lindsay Ribar (Kathy Dawson Books)
“After taking a fourth wish from her genie-turned-boyfriend Oliver in order to save his life, Margo McKenna has become a genie herself. Picking up right from where The Art of Wishing (Dial, 2013) left off. … Ribar has delivered fans a fun romantic read with some deliciously exciting paranormal elements (shape-shifting anyone?) while casually tackling bisexuality, consent, and the importance of balancing power with humanity. A strong sequel.” — School Library Journal
The Young World by Chris Weitz (Little, Brown)
“Screenwriter/director Weitz (The Golden Compass; About a Boy) kicks off a post-apocalyptic trilogy with a riveting adventure in which teenagers—the only ones immune to a fatal plague known as the Sickness—have inherited the Earth and are fighting over the remnants of New York City. … Weitz offers a satisfying YA interpretation of the Greek classic Anabasis, brimming with grisly encounters and gallows humor. He also finds room to touch upon issues of race, class, commercialism, and sexuality in nuanced moments that are sharply juxtaposed with the near-constant dangers and seeming hopelessness of the larger picture.” — Publishers Weekly
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I remember being read the first chapter of Isla in sunlight on a patio in Mexico, more than a year ago: and being desperate for the next bit. Still am. ;)
I’m reading Isla right now and BELIEVE me you really want it!
Now we’re only 3 days away from the cover reveal of Nova Ren Suma’s The Walls Around Us on books.tumblr.com! Here’s today’s teaser: it hints at one of our favorite scenes from the book.
If you told me when I started out on this publishing journey that I’d be on my third literary agent right now, I would have thought you were crazy. I’m not that type of girl. Really. I’m still best friends with the same girls I’ve known since middle school. I keep in touch with people I…
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A YA love story. A mystery. A satirical romp through the social mediapocalypse. #scandal has finally arrived! Grab a copy from your favorite bookstore or order online!
Wooo! Can’t wait to read this!
A message from my subconscious about gun violence. Last night I dreamed of an art exhibit: a giant map of the United States made out of beautiful, colored glass tiles. They were magnetized to the floor and seemed to dance, flipping side to side like an elaborate run of dominoes, displaying a rainbow of colors. Then all of a sudden they exploded, tiny pieces of glass shattered outward, all colored bright red. Moments later they magically, magnetically pulled together again. I watched this with a white haired man over and over. We always jumped when the explosion happened. After the fourth or fifth time, he said to a museum attendant, “You have to stop this. Turn off the magnets when it shatters. It can’t be fixed like that. It’s a puzzle and we have to put it together.” The museum attendant listened and after the next explosion, the man and I got down on our knees and started putting the pieces of glass back together. Others stopped and stared, some joined in automatically, some asked, “Is it hard?” The more people join, the faster it goes, we told them. Quickly we reassembled the West Coast, watching the glass change from red to purple to blue to green as we did so.
Yes, this is how I feel about gun violence. Everytime it happens, we as a country shatter. Then boom, we reassemble, magnetized and pull it together like nothing happened. We can’t keep doing that or it will never stop. It’s time to get down on our hands and knees together, pick up the pieces, manually reassemble. CHANGE. Change ourselves, change our viewpoint, our laws. Stop the violence.
Right now, children’s literature is seeing an intense flare-up in the ongoing conversation about the diversity crisis in children’s books. While this conversation has been going on for decades, now social media has given the people having it megaphones, and they are using them to brilliant ends….
Stop sexualizing my body stop shaming my body stop policing my body
holy shit this is perfect. spread this like wildfire!