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New Books for Young Adults

We Deserve Monuments By Jas Hammonds Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250816559
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 29th, 2022

"An absolute must read." Buzzfeed

"A gripping portrayal of the South's inherent racism and a love story for queer Black girls." Teen Vogue


How To Succeed in Witchcraft By Aislinn Brophy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593354520
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

A talented witch competes for a prestigious scholarship at her cutthroat high school in this contemporary fantasy for fans of Never Have I Ever and Sabrina the Teen Witch.

"The perfect witchy read" —BuzzFeed


Magically brilliant, academically perfect, chronically overcommitted—


All My Rage: A Novel By Sabaa Tahir Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780593202340
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Published: Razorbill - March 1st, 2022

National Book Award WINNER
An INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!
An INSTANT INDIE BESTSELLER!

"All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review


The Honeys By Ryan La Sala Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338745313
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Published: PUSH - August 16th, 2022

From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded summer retreat.

Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline's radiance.


Aces Wild: A Heist By Amanda DeWitt Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781682634660
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Published: Peachtree Teen - September 13th, 2022

What happens in Vegas when an all-asexual online friend group attempts to break into a high-stakes gambling club? Shenanigans ensue.

"A fast-paced, thrilling diversion."—Kirkus Reviews


Foul Lady Fortune By Chloe Gong Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781665905589
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 27th, 2022

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of These Violent Delights and Our Violent Ends comes the first book in a captivating new duology following an ill-matched pair of spies posing as a married couple to investigate a series of brutal murders in 1930s Shanghai.

It’s 1931 in Shanghai, and the stage is set for a new decade of intrigue.

Four ye


How to Excavate a Heart By Jake Maia Arlow Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063078727
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Published: HarperTeen - November 1st, 2022

Stonewall Honor author Jake Maia Arlow delivers a sapphic Jewish twist on the classic Christmas rom-com in a read perfect for fans of Kelly Quindlen and Casey McQuiston.

It all starts when Shani runs into May. Like, literally. With her mom’s Subaru.


Does My Body Offend You? By Mayra Cuevas, Marie Marquardt Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593425855
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

A timely story of two teenagers who discover the power of friendship, feminism, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter where you come from. A collaboration between two gifted authors writing from alternating perspectives, this compelling novel shines with authenticity, courage, and humor.


Travelers Along the Way: A Robin Hood Remix (Remixed Classics #3) By Aminah Mae Safi Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250771278
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - March 1st, 2022

Winner of the 2022 Middle East Book Award in Youth Literature

A ragtag band of misfits gets swept up in Holy Land politics in Travelers Along the Way by Aminah Mae Safi, a thrilling YA remix of the classic legend of Robin Hood.


So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix (Remixed Classics #2) By Bethany C. Morrow Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250853516
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Published: Square Fish - September 6th, 2022

Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow.


A Clash of Steel: A Treasure Island Remix (Remixed Classics #1) By C.B. Lee Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250853509
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Published: Square Fish - September 6th, 2022

Two intrepid girls hunt for a legendary treasure on the deadly high seas in this YA remix of the classic adventure novel Treasure Island.


The Gathering Dark: An Anthology of Folk Horror By Erica Waters, Chloe Gong, Tori Bovalino, Hannah Whitten, Allison Saft, Olivia Chadha, Courtney Gould, Aden Polydoros, SMP Alex Brown, Shakira Toussaint Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645676225
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Published: Page Street Kids - September 6th, 2022

These are the stories that haunt us


Right Where I Left You By Julian Winters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593206478
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

"Some books are downright fun, and Right Where I Left You is one . . . Winters sends a quiet but important message that queer Black and brown kids deserve to live happily ever after too. . .


Nothing Sung and Nothing Spoken By Nita Tyndall Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063087446
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Published: HarperTeen - October 18th, 2022

“A heartbreaking and bittersweet novel about the need for queer joy even in the midst of the horrors of war. The ending had me in tears.”—Malinda Lo, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Last Night at the Telegraph Club


The Sunbearer Trials (The Sunbearer Duology #1) By Aiden Thomas Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250822130
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

Welcome to The Sunbearer Trials, where teen semidioses compete in a series of challenges with the highest of stakes, in this electric new Mexican-inspired fantasy from Aiden Thomas, the New York Times bestselling author of Cemetery Boys.

“Only the most powerful and honorable semidioses get chosen. I’m just a Jade. I’m not a real hero.”


The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

National Bestseller * National Book Award Finalist

A sharply funny and moving debut novel about a queer Mexican American girl navigating Catholic school, while falling in love and learning to celebrate her true self. Perfect for fans of Erika L. Sánchez, Leah Johnson, and Gabby Rivera.


I Kissed Shara Wheeler: A Novel By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250244451
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 3rd, 2022

*INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*

From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need...


Nothing Burns as Bright as You By Ashley Woodfolk Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780358655350
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Published: Versify - April 5th, 2022

Five starred reviews!

From New York Times bestselling author Ashley Woodfolk, Nothing Burns as Bright as You is an impassioned stand-alone tale of queer love, grief, and the complexity of female friendship.


Out of the Blue By Jason June Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063015203
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Published: HarperTeen - May 31st, 2022

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!


The Summer of Bitter and Sweet By Jen Ferguson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063086166
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Published: Heartdrum - May 10th, 2022

In this complex and emotionally resonant novel about a Métis girl living on the Canadian prairies, debut author Jen Ferguson serves up a powerful story about rage, secrets, and all the spectrums that make up a person—and the sweetness that can still live alongside the bitterest truth.


She Gets the Girl By Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534493797
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

She’s All That meets What If It’s Us in this New York Times bestselling hate-to-love YA romantic comedy from the coauthor of Five Feet Apart Rachael Lippincott and debut writer Alyson Derrick.

Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knows how to get the girl.


When the Angels Left the Old Country By Sacha Lamb Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141760
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Published: Levine Querido - October 18th, 2022

For fans of “Good Omens”—a queer immigrant fairytale about individual purpose, the fluid nature of identity, and the power of love to change and endure.

Uriel the angel and Little Ash (short for Ashmedai) are the only two supernatural creatures in their shtetl (which is so tiny, it doesn't have a name other than Shtetl).


Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix (Remixed Classics #5) By Anna-Marie McLemore Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250774934
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 6th, 2022

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST SELECTION

Stonewall Honor recipient and three-time National Book Award Longlist selectee Anna-Marie McLemore weaves an intoxicating tale of glamor and heartache in Self-Made Boys: A Great Gatsby Remix, part of the Remixed Classics series.


Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419756870
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Published: Amulet Books - September 27th, 2022

From National Book Award–winner Kacen Callender, a contemporary YA that follows Lark's journey to speak the truth and discover how their own self-love can be a revolution

Lark Winters wants to be a writer, and for now that means posting on their social media accounts––anything to build their platform.


Blackout: A Novel By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780063088108
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 31st, 2022

Six critically acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning authors bring the glowing warmth and electricity of Black teens in love to this charming, hilarious, and heartwarming novel that shines a bright light through the dark.

A summer heatwave blankets New York City in darkness. But as the city is thrown into confusion, a different kind of electricity sparks…


Whiteout: A Novel By Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063088146
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Published: Quill Tree Books - November 8th, 2022

Atlanta is blanketed with snow just before Christmas, but the warmth of young love just might melt the ice in this novel of Black joy, and cozy, sparkling romance—by the same unbeatable team of authors who wrote the New York Times bestseller Blackout!


Rust in the Root By Justina Ireland Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063038226
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 20th, 2022

The author of the visionary New York Times bestseller Dread Nation returns with another spellbinding historical fantasy set at the crossroads of race and power in America.


A Scatter of Light By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780525555285
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2022

“Full of yearning, ponderances about art and what it means to be an artist, and self-revelation, A Scatter of Light has a simmering intensity that makes it hard to put down."—NPR

An Instant New York Times Bestseller


Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

Winner of the National Book Award
A New York Times Bestseller

"The queer romance we’ve been waiting for.”—Ms. Magazine


Legendborn (The Legendborn Cycle) By Tracy Deonn Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781534441613
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - February 1st, 2022

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!
Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award

Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, powe


Hell Followed with Us By Andrew Joseph White Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781682633243
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Published: Peachtree Teen - June 7th, 2022

A furious, queer debut novel about embracing the monster within and unleashing its power against your oppressors.

“A long, sustained scream to the various strains of anti-transgender legislation multiplying around the world like, well, a virus." —The New York Times

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER


I Was Born for This By Alice Oseman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338830934
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 18th, 2022

From the bestselling creator of HEARTSTOPPER and LOVELESS, a deeply funny and deeply moving exploration of identity, friendship, and fame.

For Angel Rahimi life is about one thing: The Ark -- a boy band that's taking the world by storm. Being part of The Ark's fandom has given her everything she loves -- her friend Juliet, her dreams, her place in the world.


Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions By A. R. Capetta (Editor), Wade Roush (Editor) Cover Image
By A. R. Capetta (Editor), Wade Roush (Editor)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781536219388
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Published: MITeen Press - October 11th, 2022

In a mind-bending MITeen anthology, ten top YA authors use emerging technologies to explore startling new realities.


Afterlove By Tanya Byrne Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250865618
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Published: Godwin Books - September 27th, 2022

In this powerful, all-encompassing YA love story, a girl who becomes a grim reaper must figure out what the future holds—especially when it comes to the girlfriend she left behind.


Iron Widow By Xiran Jay Zhao Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735269934
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Published: Penguin Teen Canada - September 21st, 2021

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

Pacific Rim
meets The Handmaid's Tale in this blend of Chinese history and mecha science fiction for YA readers.


She Drives Me Crazy By Kelly Quindlen Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250821126
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Published: Square Fish - April 19th, 2022

“A little sweet, a little sharp.” —Booklist, starred review

High school nemeses fall in love in Kelly Quindlen's She Drives Me Crazy, a queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuiston.


For All Time By Shanna Miles Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534485983
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

A Parade Magazine Best Young Adult Book of 2021

“A romance for the ages…one perfect little novel.” —Stacey Lee, award-winning author of The Downstairs Girl

The Sun Is Also a Star meets Outlander in this “unforgettable and artfully crafted romance” (Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling au


The Gilded Ones By Namina Forna Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781984848710
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Published: Ember - January 11th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TEEN VOGUE
 
"A dark feminist tale spun with blood and gold. Must read!" –Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles
 


This Poison Heart By Kalynn Bayron Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781547609956
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Published: Bloomsbury YA - June 21st, 2022

Darkness blooms in bestselling author Kalynn Bayron's new contemporary fantasy about a girl with a unique and deadly power.

Briseis has a gift: with a single touch she can grow plants from tiny seeds to rich blooms.


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Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora By Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor) Cover Image
By Saraciea J. Fennell (Editor)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781250763433
Availability: Not Yet Published
Published: Flatiron Books - January 2nd, 2024

Edited by The Bronx Is Reading founder Saraciea J. Fennell and featuring an all-star cast of Latinx contributors, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed is a ground-breaking anthology that will spark dialogue and inspire hope