Young Adult Books from the 2015 Summer Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Summer Newsletter.

 

“Dazzling, big-hearted…. As riveting as the action is, it’s the nuanced portraits of characters, human and ape, that makes the story so deeply affecting.” —The New York Times Book Review

A National Book Award Finalist
Winner of the Green Earth Book Award
An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Choice

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$9.99
ISBN: 9780545165778
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - January 7th, 2014

Like The Book Thief, this is a novel for both adult and young adult readers, and also like The Book Thief, it is almost perfect. The Minnow juxtaposes terse, clear, brief prose with an achingly lovely, lyrical, nonlinear narrative. I found it almost unbearable to finish the book and leave Tom’s company until I realized I probably never would. Tom would understand that and approve.

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$9.95
ISBN: 9781922182012
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Text Publishing Company - April 14th, 2015

Quintero’s debut has all the noise, emotion, and joy of a big family fiesta. Saddled with fears of becoming “Hispanic Teen Mom #3,789,258,” 17-year-old Gabi’s first-person journal nevertheless illuminates a girl who will not identified by ethnicity, class, weight, or lifestyle.

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$11.95
ISBN: 9781935955955
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Cinco Puntos Press - October 14th, 2014

 

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