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Fall Reading 2023 YA Fiction

Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle

Under the guise of writing her college essays, Dani has pulled away from her friends after being sexually assaulted at a party. Prince—aka local radio DJ LoveJones—has a tight group of friends but dismisses dreams of becoming a big-city DJ. A chance meeting between these two high school seniors leads to a revelatory three-date experiment that centers Black writers, Detroit’s musical history, and tight family bonds as the inspiring backdrop. Read this if you loved The Sun Is Also a Star.—Michelle

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ISBN: 9781665908160
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2023

I Feed Her to the Beast and the Beast Is Me by Jamison Shea

With its mystery noir tone, this debut novel sends you on a wild ride with elements of Lovecraftian horror and political drama. Laure is a Black ballerina that is tired of being overlooked by the prejudiced board members of the Paris ballet. She takes matters into her own hands by making a powerful deal with a running river, and gets roped into solving a murder before she herself becomes the next victim. Atmospheric and visceral.—Mo

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ISBN: 9781250909565
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 29th, 2023

The Spirit Bares Its Teeth by Andrew Joseph White

In the medieval royal capital of Helston, the rules of the realm dictate that girls study magic and boys train to be knights. Callie, however, isn’t a boy or a girl; they just want to be a knight. Bolstered by the support of their new friends, Callie takes on rigid gender norms and fights for change, showing that family are the ones who love you unconditionally. Sir Callie’s adventures continue with book 2, which comes out this November!—Sofia

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ISBN: 9781682636114
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Published: Peachtree Teen - September 5th, 2023

Her Radiant Curse by Elizabeth Lim

Two sisters fight to save each other from the world and from themselves in this stunning fairy tale. Her Radiant Curse explores the dark side of beauty and the unexpected boons of growing up different from the crowd, while also celebrating the deep bond of sisterhood. Moreover, there are dragons, talking snakes, and a beautifully crafted world to set the stage for these loveable characters. —Zoe

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ISBN: 9780593300992
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 29th, 2023

True True by Don P. Hooper

In the medieval royal capital of Helston, the rules of the realm dictate that girls study magic and boys train to be knights. Callie, however, isn’t a boy or a girl; they just want to be a knight. Bolstered by the support of their new friends, Callie takes on rigid gender norms and fights for change, showing that family are the ones who love you unconditionally. Sir Callie’s adventures continue with book 2, which comes out this November!

—Sofia

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ISBN: 9780593462102
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 1st, 2023

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