Review by Makenna Vanegas. 16-year-old Rosa Dominguez dégagés her way to a dreamy life as a ballet dancer at the Minnesota Dance Company–though this life is of her father Geno’s dreams, rather than her own. … More The Turning Pointe by Vanessa L. Torres
Review by MacKenzie Sewell. Kaitlyn Hill’s debut novel Love From Scratch captures romance under stardom while confronting the rampant sexism in the workforce. … More Love from Scratch by Kaitlyn Hill
Indigenous futurity takes on a new meaning in Wab Kinew’s debut YA novel, Walking in Two Worlds. Review by Carolina Leyton. … More Walking in Two Worlds by Wab Kinew
Review by Hira Peracha. [W]hen Joss finds herself contaminated with dark magic that allows her inside Lord Banyon’s memories, she teams up with the mysterious Jericho Nox, a 19-year-old thief, to expel all sources of magic from within her before the people she loves find out. … More Echoes and Empires by Morgan Rhodes
Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket is a novel of philosophy, mystery, and adventure.
Review by Ayşe Lara Yildirim … More Poison for Breakfast by Lemony Snicket, illus. Margaux Kent
After losing her mother when she was ten, Liz holds onto their connection by doing the thing that they loved the most: watching sappy, wonderfully over-the-top dramatic rom-coms. … More Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter
Review by MacKenzie Sewell
In Grave Message, Mary Jennifer Payne creates a mystery that readers of all ages can become immersed in.
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How does a writer describe the trauma and suffering in the aftermath of a school shooting? In Nothing But Life, Brent van Staalduinen tackles difficult subject matter with bravery, sensitivity, and compassion. … More Nothing But Life by Brent van Staalduinen
Alice Choy has never had trouble expressing herself through song. But even she isn’t prepared when a casual night out singing karaoke with her little sister in Seoul ends with an offer to audition for one of the top K-pop entertainment companies in the world. … More Idol Gossip by Alexandra Leigh Young
Review by Charis Young
In Patricia Miller’s action-packed novel Sisters of the Wolf, two prehistoric young girls on the cusp of adulthood are facing struggles in their clans. … More Sisters of the Wolf by Patricia Miller-Schroeder