1 Nov Banned Book Club by Hyun Sook Kim and Ryan Estrada, illus. by Hyung-Ju Ko. Iron Circus Comics. GRAPHIC NOVEL
Recounts this North Korea-born author’s experiences bucking the totalitarian government in an illegal reading group in the 1980s.
1 Nov The Last to Die by Kelly Garrett. Sourcebooks Fire.
When Hannah and her friends break into the home of a classmate, one of them dies.
5 Nov The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown. Scholastic.
The Forgotten Girl is both a spooky original ghost story and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery.
5 Nov Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao. Philomel Books.
Bao, a poor physician’s apprentice, and Lan, the wealthy nobleman’s daughter he loves, work together to break a curse and save the kingdom of Feng Lu.
5 Nov Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay. David Fickling Books.
In the late 19th century, a boy and a girl in the Philippines contemplate the future of their friendship as Americans invade their country.
5 Nov M Is for Movement by Innosanto Nagaral. Seven Stories Press.
The protagonist in this fictionalized children’s memoir is a witness and a participant, fearful sometimes, brave sometimes too, and when things change, this child who is now an adult is as surprised as anyone.
5 Nov Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire) by Natasha Ngan. Little Brown & Co.
Lei, the naive country girl who became a royal courtesan, is now known as the Moonchosen, the commoner who managed to do what no one else could. But slaying the cruel Demon King wasn’t the end of the plan – it’s just the beginning. Now Lei and her warrior love Wren must travel the kingdom to gain support from the far-flung rebel clans. The journey is made even more treacherous thanks to a heavy bounty on Lei’s head.
5 Nov A Thousand Fires by Shannon Price. Tor Teen.
Valerie Simons knows the Wars are dangerous―her little brother was killed by the Boars two years ago. But nothing will sway Valerie from joining the elite and beautiful Herons with her boyfriend Matthew to avenge her brother. But when Jax, the volatile and beyond charismatic leader of the Stags, promises her revenge, Valerie is torn between old love and new loyalty.
12 Nov When the Stars Lead to You by Ronni Davis. Little, Brown Books.
Ashton and Devon try to find their way back together after their romance was torn apart by prejudice and mental illness.
12 Nov Gravity by Sarah Deming. Random House.
A young Jewish-Dominican boxer in Brooklyn learns to fight for what she wants.
12 Nov Color Outside the Lines: Stories About Love edited by Sangu Mandanna. Soho Teen.
This anthology explores the complexity and beauty of interracial and LGBTQ relationships
12 Nov All-American Muslim Girl by Nadine Jolie Courtney. Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.
A teen caught between two worlds grapples with the difficulties of being a modern Muslim teenager in the U.S.
22 Nov Name your Mountain (Pathfinders) by Tim Tingle. 7th Generation Press.
Name Your Mountain continues the exciting No Name series as the high-school team matures and faces new challenges.