Crisscross america — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. S. Leekatherine longshoremarie lukekla magoonMarissa MeyerSaundra MitchellBeth RevisCaroline RichmondLindsay SmithJessica SpotswoodRobin TalleyLeslye WaltonElizabeth Wein.
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls - They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. Anderson CoatsAndrea CremerY. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals.
Meet CuteHMH Books for Young Readers - Jennifer armentrout writes a sweet story about finding love from a missing library book, Dhonielle Clayton takes a thoughtful, speculate approach to pre-destined love, Emery Lord has a heartwarming and funny tale of two girls stuck in an airport, and Julie Murphy dreams up a fun twist on reality dating show contestants.
Whether or not you believe in fate, or luck, or love at first sight, every romance has to start somewhere. This incredibly talented group of authors brings us a collection of stories that are at turns romantic and witty, epic and everyday, heartbreaking and real. . Meet cute is an anthology of original short stories featuring tales of “how they first met” from some of today’s most popular YA authors.
Meet Cute - There’s futuristic flirting from kass morgan and katharine McGee, a subway missed connection moment from Jocelyn Davies, a riveting transgender heroine from Meredith Russo, and a girl determined to get out of her small town from Ibi Zoboi. Readers will experience nina lacour’s beautifully written piece about two bay area girls meeting via a cranky customer service Tweet, Katie Cotugno’s story of two teens hiding out from the police at a house party, Nicola Yoon’s imaginative take on break-ups and make-ups, Sara Shepard’s glossy tale about a magazine intern and a young rock star, and Huntley Fitzpatrick’s charming love story that begins over iced teas at a diner.
Ramona BlueBalzer + Bray - Perfect for fans of Rainbow Rowell and Morgan Matson. With her growing affection for freddie making her question her sexual identity, Ramona begins to wonder if perhaps she likes girls and guys or if this new attraction is just a fluke. Either way, ramona will discover that, for her, life and love are more fluid than they seem.
Since then, it’s been Ramona and her family against the world. Now, pregnant, with her sister, Hattie, responsibility weighs more heavily than ever. The return of her childhood friend Freddie brings a welcome distraction. From julie murphy, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, comes another fearless heroine, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin’ and Side Effects May Vary, friendship, Ramona Blue, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think.
Ramona Blue - Standing over six feet tall with unmistakable blue hair, Ramona is sure of three things: she likes girls, and she knows she’s destined for something bigger than the trailer she calls home in Eulogy, she’s fiercely devoted to her family, Mississippi. But juggling multiple jobs, her flaky mom, and her well-meaning but ineffectual dad forces her to be the adult of the family.
Ramona was only five years old when Hurricane Katrina changed her life forever. Ramona’s friendship with the former competitive swimmer picks up exactly where it left off, and soon he’s talked her into joining him for laps at the pool. But as ramona falls in love with swimming, her feelings for Freddie begin to shift too, which is the last thing she expected.
Spindle FireHarperTeen - As the truths behind the faerie legends were revealed, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Kendare blake, author of New York Times bestselling novel Three Dark Crowns “Absorbing. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close. And then everything changes, a faerie queen who is preparing for war, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood, a strange and enchanting dream realm—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.
Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Poetic. Lexa hillyer draws the walls between dreams and reality with shimmering grace and phrases of such beauty I had to read many of them twice. Jodi lynn anderson, author of tiger lily“With its engaging heroines and delicious prose, Spindle Fire pulled me into a richly detailed world full of intrigue and magic.
Spindle Fire - Amy ewing, new york times bestselling author of the lone city trilogyHalf sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and voice on the same day.
. Maas and leigh bardugo, spindle fire is a tour-de-force fantasy set in the dwindling, deliciously corrupt world of the fae and featuring two truly unforgettable heroines.
The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless GirlsCandlewick Press - And yet it remains as challenging for an American girl to make today as it was in 1927 on the steps of the Supreme Court. In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections. To respect yourself, to love yourself, should not have to be a radical decision.
And they’re asking you to join them. Original stories by: dahlia adler erin bowman dhonielle clayton Sara Farizan Mackenzi Lee Stacey Lee Anna-Marie McLemore Meg Medina Marieke Nijkamp Megan Shepherd Jessica Spotswood Sarvenaz Tash. And it’s the only decision when you’ve weighed society’s expectations and found them wanting.
The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls - In the radical element, using the family magic to pass as white in 1920s hollywood, twelve of the most talented writers working in young adult literature today tell the stories of girls of all colors and creeds standing up for themselves and their beliefs — whether that means secretly learning Hebrew in early Savannah, or singing in a feminist punk band in 1980s Boston.
It’s a decision that must be faced when you’re balancing on the tightrope of neurodivergence, finding your way as a second-generation immigrant, or facing down American racism even while loving America.
Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary CharactersHenry Holt and Co. - And daisy buchanan would not only text while driving, she'd text you to pick her up after she totaled her car. Rochester could text Jane Eyre, his ardent missives would obviously be in all-caps. If Mr. Everyone knows that if scarlett o'Hara had an unlimited text-and-data plan, she'd constantly try to tempt Ashley away from Melanie with suggestive messages.
Hilariously imagined text conversations—the passive aggressive, the co-creator of the cult-favorite website The Toast, and the strange—from classic and modern literary figures, the clever, from Scarlett O'Hara to Jessica WakefieldMallory Ortberg, presents this whimsical collection of hysterical text conversations from your favorite literary characters.
Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters - Based on the popular web-feature, Texts from Jane Eyre is a witty, irreverent mashup that brings the characters from your favorite books into the twenty-first century.
Tyler Johnson Was HereLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers - But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid. The next day, tyler has gone missing, and it's up to Marvin to find him. A young man searches for answers after the death of his brother at the hands of police in this striking debut novel, for readers of The Hate U Give. When marvin johnson's twin, goes to a party, Tyler, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother.
. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean. Tyler johnson was here is a powerful and moving portrait of youth and family that speaks to the serious issues of today--from gun control to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Tyler Johnson Was Here - But when tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer.
Dare Mighty ThingsHarperTeen - People who are as determined as she is to win a place on a journey to the farthest reaches of the universe. Or that with each passing day it would be more and more difficult to ignore the feeling that the true objective of the mission is being kept from her. As the days until the launch tick down and the stakes rise higher than ever before, only one thing is clear to Cassie: she’ll never back down.
. Even if it costs her everything. You must be willing to accept the dangers that you will face if you win. Eighteen-year-old cassandra Gupta’s entire life has been leading up to this—the opportunity to travel to space. You must be younger than twenty-five. But nothing could have prepared her for the bonds she would form with the very people she hopes to beat.
Dare Mighty Things - Cassie is ready for the toll that the competition will take; the rigorous mental and physical tests designed to push her to the brink of her endurance. The selection meets the 5th wave in this heart-racing debut duology about a girl competing for a spot on a mysterious mission to the outer reaches of space.
The rules are simple: You must be gifted. But to secure a spot on this classified mission, she must first compete against the best and brightest people on the planet.
Radio SilenceHarperTeen - In a world determined to shut them up, knock them down, and set them on a cookie cutter life path, Frances and Aled struggle to find their voices over the course of one life-changing year. You probably think that they are going to fall in love or something. Everyone knows Aled Last as that quiet boy who gets straight As.
Will they have the courage to show everyone who they really are? Or will they be met with radio silence? This is an utterly captivating and authentic teen novel from the author of Solitaire, which VOYA said “could put her among the great young adult fiction authors. Frances janvier spends most of her time studying.
Radio Silence - They make a podcast. Since he is a boy and she is a girl. They don’t. From critically acclaimed author Alice Oseman comes a smartly crafted contemporary YA novel, perfect for readers who love Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl.
NoteworthyAmulet Books - A new york public library 2017 best books for teens selected title! It’s the start of Jordan Sun’s junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts. Worshiped. Desperate to prove herself, jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, Tenor 1, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.
. Revered. But then the school gets a mass email: A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. All male. Unfortunately, she’s an alto 2, which—in the musical theatre world—is sort of like being a vulture in the wild: She has a spot in the ecosystem, but nobody’s falling over themselves to express their appreciation.
Noteworthy - So it’s no surprise when she gets shut out of the fall musical for the third year straight.
The Astonishing Color of AfterLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers - Pan's brilliantly crafted, harrowing first novel portrays the vast spectrum of love and grief with heart-wrenching beauty and candor. In her search, uncovering family secrets, she winds up chasing after ghosts, and forging a new relationship with her grandparents. There, she is determined to find her mother, the bird.
This is a very special book. John green, bestselling author of the fault in our stars and Turtles All the Way Down A stunning, love, heartbreaking debut novel about grief, and family, perfect for fans of Jandy Nelson and Celeste Ng. Leigh chen sanders is absolutely certain about one thing: When her mother died by suicide, she turned into a bird.
The Astonishing Color of After - Leigh, who is half asian and half white, travels to Taiwan to meet her maternal grandparents for the first time. And as she grieves, she must try to reconcile the fact that on the same day she kissed her best friend and longtime secret crush, Axel, her mother was taking her own life. Alternating between real and magic, grief, friendship and romance, hope and despair, art, past and present, The Astonishing Color of After is a stunning and heartbreaking novel about finding oneself through family history, and love.
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