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Spotlight on New Titles - June 2019

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Navigating the challenges of finishing high school while caring for a daughter, talented cook Emoni Santiago struggles with a lack of time and money that complicate her dream of working in a professional kitchen. Grades 9-12


We Rule the Night

We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett

Seventeen-year-olds Revna, the daughter of a traitor, and Linne, the daughter of a general, must use forbidden magic to fly planes in wartime despite their deep dislike of each other.  Grades 9-12


The Lovely War

The Lovely War by Julie Berry

A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands.  Grades 7-12


Once & Future

Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta

Resets the Arthurian legend in outer space, with King Arthur reincarnated as seventeen-year-old Ari, a female king whose quest is to stop a tyrranical corporate government, aided by a teenaged Merlin.  Grades 8-12


Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?

Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book? by Ally Carter

From bestselling author Ally Carter, the definitive guide to writing a novel for the NaNoWriMo generation, including helpful tips from other YA stars.  Grades 7-12


We Are the Perfect GirlWe Are the Perfect Girl by Ariel Kaplan

In order to win over perfect Greg, beautiful Bethany goes on dates with him while bold Aphra coaches her on what to say, but their plan comes crashing down when Greg uncovers their scheme.  Grades 7-12


Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: a comedian's guide to life on the spectrum

Funny, You Don't Look Autistic: A Comedian's Guide to Life on the Spectrum by Michael McCreary

Diagnosed with ASD at age five, McCreary got the performance bug young.  He uses journal entries from junior high to turn his pain into something empowering—and funny. He scored his first stand-up gig at age 14, and hasn't looked back.  Grades 7-12

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe

Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe by Preston Norton

Nearly a year after his brother's suicide, sixteen-year-old Cliff "Neanderthal" Hubbard gets recruited to make life better at Happy Valley High by the school's quarterback, who claims he had a vision from God.  Grades 9-12

Death Prefers Blondes

Death Prefers Blondes by Caleb Roehrig

Teen celebrity socialite Margo leads a double life as a cat burglar with a crew of four kickboxing drag queens, but when a big job goes belly-up, each one of them must rely on their special skills to survive the night.  Grades 9-12

What's New

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