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  • New Books — May 2019 edition

    New YA Books The Unbroken Hearts Club Brooke Carter · Orca Book Publishers Pages: 160 Format: Paperback Ever since her mom died of Huntington’s disease, Logan has been in a permanent state of neutral. Her dad has been depressed and lonely, but Logan is . . . something else. So much so that she doesn’t […]

  • New Books – April 2019 edition

    New YA Books Descendant of the Crane Joan He · Albert Whitman & Company Pages: 400 Format: Hardcover “Tyrants cut out hearts. Rulers sacrifice their own.” Princess Hesina of Yan has always been eager to shirk the responsibilities of the crown, but when her beloved father is murdered, she’s thrust into power, suddenly the queen […]

  • New Books – February 2019 edition

    The Brilliant Death AMY ROSE CAPETTA · Viking Books for Young Readers Pages: 352 Format: Hardcover For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate. All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family’s enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows […]

  • “A New Beginning” by Isaac Rishwain

    Young Readers League 2018 Writing Contest 1st place Category 2 (ages 12-14)   Isaac Rishwain Age 12 (Grade 7), Blair Middle School “A New Beginning”   Gabriel reminiscences about his hometown as he leaves for a new life in the U.S. In a land, promised to bring something magnificent, beyond what an average normal immigrant […]

  • “Syria to Europe” by Anni Guo

    Young Readers League 2018 Writing Contest 2nd place Category 2 (ages 12-14)   Anni Guo Age 12 (Grade 7), Blair Middle School “Syria to Europe”   Two young refugees seek a safe haven.   “I’m scared. Where’s Mommy?” Nasir asked. “Shh! She’ll be right back.” Fatima, an eleven year old was near Damascus in an […]

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