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Some of the Year's Best Young Adult Recommendations from our 2020 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2020 Winter Newsletter.

Come On In: 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home Edited by Adi Alsaid

Young adults have a unique perspective on the experience and reality of immigration. Their stories come to life in this remarkable anthology. My eyes were opened to insights new to me as each unique voice told a different story. The diverse group of talented authors evoked a range of emotions that lingered. Each story imparted a valuable lesson, leaving a distinct impression on me. This is a rich and rewarding book, well suited for YA and adults readers alike. — Trey

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ISBN: 9781335146496
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Published: Inkyard Press - October 13th, 2020

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds

Justin A. Reynolds has created a lovely modern- day fairy tale of friendship and family and finding the most perfect moments in life in the midst of grief. With the same real-world heart as those of Nicola Yoon, Reynolds’ characters are real and likeable, as are their connections, which evoke the friendships of John Green’s books. The brilliant days they create for each other in the face of loss filled me with the same fun and joy the characters themselves embrace.  — Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9780062748409
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Tracy Deonn has presented us with a fresh fantasy, the first in a new series. In these pages, readers find a classic story with a modern setting and a vibrant magic system. It’s young adult fiction that will catch the interest of adult readers as well. Nuanced characters take my favorite (but often played out) Arthurian mythology and twist it up into something new, filled with action and, as the publisher says, Southern Black girl magic!
— MJ
 

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ISBN: 9781534441606
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 15th, 2020

The Scapegracers, Vol. 1 by Hannah Abigail Clarke

Do you like magic? Do you like witches? If you answered yes, this book is for you! Sideways Pike is, well, sideways—at least if you’re judging based on her basic high school peers. She’s used to being an awkward loner, so she’s surprised when a party prank leads to her finding her people in coven-form, with queen bees Jing, Daisy, and Yates. Magical mystery abounds, and so does danger, in this visceral, engrossing, and queer spellbinding debut.
— Stephanie
 

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ISBN: 9781645660002
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Published: Erewhon - September 15th, 2020

Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

An atmospheric, isolated farm? The promise of ghosts? Nina LaCour is known for her ability to portray the inner emotions of characters in a relatable fashion, and this book is no different. Her writing often feels like a more ethereal, modern Sarah Dessen, and teenagers hungry for drama and intrigue will find a home in LaCour’s creation. — MJ

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ISBN: 9780593108970
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix

Susan is searching for the identity of her father and knows London is the place to start. Before truly beginning, she’s drawn into the whirlwind world of the electrifying Merlin (no, not that Merlin) and his strange family of booksellers, who keep the world of goblins and fae in balance. This madcap adventure with unparalleled world building kept me guessing at every step. The Left-Handed Booksellers of London deserves a place on the shelf with Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones.
— Ivy
 

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ISBN: 9780062683250
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 22nd, 2020

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