Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo has developed and refined a method of emoting through writing. 2Fish is a collection of intimate poems (and a few short stories) written by Chilombo from adolescence to adulthood, in no particular order. The book details Chilombo’s thoughts in their most raw and honest form taken directly from a collection of notebooks she has kept since age 12.
The World’s Greatest Superhero!
In the vein of Perry Moore’s Hero, Dreadnought is an action-packed Young Adult debut novel of a trans superhero who must face off against a cyborg villain.
An action-packed series-starter perfect for fans of The Heroine Complex and Not Your Sidekick.
“I didn’t know how much I needed this brave, thrilling book until it rocked my world. Dreadnought is the superhero adventure we all need right now.”—Charlie Jane Anders, author of All the Birds in the Sky
Danny Tozer has a problem: she just inherited the powers of Dreadnought, the world’s greatest superhero. Until Dreadnought fell out of the sky and died right in front of her, Danny was trying to keep people from finding out she’s transgender. But before he expired, Dreadnought passed his mantle to her, and those secondhand superpowers transformed Danny’s body into what she’s always thought it should be. Now there’s no hiding that she’s a girl.
Listed as one of The New York Public Library’s Best Books for Kids and Best Books for Teens 2017!
Exciting News!-The November 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads- #1 Pick: The End We Start From, by Megan Hunter
“As the floodwaters rise on London, a first-time mother takes her newborn son and flees for higher ground, seeking a safe haven from the environmental collapse and the chaos that will follow it.
Luminous and sparse, heartbreaking yet hopeful, The End We Start From is a lyrical rumination on environment, normalcy in the midst of crisis, new motherhood, unavoidable endings, and tentative beginnings.
A slim and stunning debut whose echoes will be thunderous.” —Rebecca Speas, One More Page Books, Arlington, VA
Historical – Swedish – Strong Female Characters – Hot Men in Kilts – Equals- Steamy Romance
As the eighth of 15 children and the eldest unwed daughter, Delilah Canterbury was sent to court to better herself. Instead, she is dismayed to discover that giving her virtue to King James has not earned her any favors. A chance encounter leads to an opportunity to train as a spy. Five years later, Delilah’s first assignment is to impersonate Lady Elizabeth Seymour, so that the real Lady Elizabeth can be married off to Laird MacKenzie. Kaid MacLeod needs a bargaining chip in his clan’s feud against the MacKenzies.
They’ve already killed his father and many of his people. Kaid must figure out how to prevent more bloodshed, and he thinks that kidnapping Lady Elizabeth may be the only way to bring about peace. But he hadn’t bargained on kidnapping an impostor. The attraction between Delilah and Kaid grows during their days spent traveling, but their passion leads to betrayal. Strong female characters and hot men in kilts are almost always a win, and steamy romance and dangerous intrigue make sure of it in the second tale in
Martin’s Mercenary Maidens series, following Highland Spy (2017).
Booklist Online Exclusive: September 27, 2017
— C. L. Quillen
“The things we fear in life often lead to our greatest adventures.” Coyote Peterson
A kid-friendly tour through the wild world of animals led by adventurer Coyote Peterson whose exploits know no bounds- not just lions tigers and bears but deadly snakes, grabby crabs and anything that walks, runs, slithers, flies or swims. Who knew education could be so much fun?
#1 Bookscan in Juvenile Non-fiction
“Part eulogy, part homage, part love-letter, part madcap scrapbook ….
Eileen Myles’ AFTERGLOW (a dog memoir) is off press and headed to bookstores now. Helen Macdonald author H Is for Hawk has already weigh in calling the book “A truly astonishing creation” and Library Journal (starred review) raved “A rare new breed of dog memoir; think Patti Smith’s Just Kids, not Josh Grogan’s Marley and Me, absinthe not saccharine.” And Buzzfeed and Elle.com have included AFTERGLOW on their lists of “exciting books you need to read this fall.”
“Part eulogy, part homage, part love-letter, part madcap scrapbook . . . Love and loss are replayed and reimagined …… Only Eileen Myles could reinvent the memoir again so stunningly; Afterglow is the sort of multidimensional love story you could only expect from one of our greatest experimental writers living today!” —Porochista Khakpour, author of The Last Illusion and Sick: A Life of Lyme, Love, Illness, and Addiction
A Fresh and Unflinching Portrait of African American life
A moving tale of love and the consequences of American racial disparity spanning three generations of a New Orleans family
“… Sexton delivers a fresh and unflinching portrait of African American life and establishes herself as a new and much-needed voice in literature. Vividly imagined and boldly told, A Kind of Freedom is a book for our time. A fierce and courageous debut.” —Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar
“… [T]his emotionally wrenching, character-rich debut spans three generations in a city deeply impacted by segregation, economic inequality, and racial tensions……In this fine debut, each generation comes with new possibilities and deferred dreams blossoming with the hope that this time, finally, those dreams may come to fruition.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Hopeful and Uplifting
PAJAMA PRESS – A poignant and prominent article with My Beautiful Birds by Pajama Press being featured -New York Times, Sunday Art Section …
Children’s Authors Take On The Refugee Crisis
…….. Suzanne Del Rizzo’s picture book “My Beautiful Birds” is based on an article she read about a Syrian boy living in Jordan in the Zaatari refugee camp who had tamed wild birds. In her book, she writes from the perspective of Sami, a boy who trains pigeons and must leave his birds behind when his family evacuates from their home in Syria and walks to a refugee camp in Jordan. There, Sami finds solace in caring for wild birds. ………
School Library Journal (03/01/2017): VERDICT A stunning offering for libraries wishing to add to their collection of hopeful yet realistic refugee tales.–Brittany Drehobl, Eisenhower Public Library District, IL
A Compelling Look at the “Secret World” of the Forest
One of my favorite books this year, it is a little treasure. Readers across the country agree it has been on the New York Times Bestseller list and is a favorite of the American Booksellers Association across all regions.
“The matter-of-fact Mr. Wohlleben has delighted readers and talk-show audiences alike with the news — long known to biologists — that trees in the forest are social beings.”
-In this spirited exploration, [Wohlleben] guarantees that readers will never look at these life forms in quite the same way again.-
A new book by the same author coming this fall…
“Many children’s books deal with the occasional conflict between friends, but this is a fresh, lively addition to the pack. From the spotted end pages on, we are up close and personal in Giraffe’s and Bird’s world, which is full of clouds, telephone wires, and TENSION….Sentences are short and in the present tense with verbs often in bold. The lack of background detail accentuates the actions and the warm browns and blues of the illustrations will reassure readers that this conflict might not be as bad as they think. In the end, we are reminded that actions speak louder than words.”—Booklist starred review