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One moment can change your life forever. After her mother’s deportation, everything has changed for Sol Gutierrez —new apartment, new school, new family dynamic. Sol is desperate to fit in somewhere. When she meets Ethan, she discovers that fitting in means she has to be herself—which might be the hardest thing she’s ever had to do. Discover this heartbreaking debut about family, immigration, and finding your path.
Hey YA Readers!
This is Sharifah filling in for Kelly while she’s on vacation.
Welcome to October! I don’t know about you, but I’m treating every day of this month like it’s Halloween.
I’ve got some YA news and new releases for you.
YA Book News
- Here are some updated stats showing that diversity of YA writers is on the rise in the UK. One caveat: UK publishers may be “overlooking British authors in favour of authors from the US.”
- ALA released its updated list of 100 Most Banned and Challenged Books, which includes YA reads like The Hunger Games and The Hate U Give.
- Get to know Afro-Latina comic book artist Natacha Bustos who’s creating powerful Black and brown superheroes to inspire young girls of color.
- Children of Blood and Bone author Tomi Adeyemi was named one of TIME’s Most Influential People.
New YA Books This Week
Aftershocks by Marisa Reichardt
All This Time by Mikki Daughtry, Rachael Lippincott
The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones (paperback)
Breathless by Jennifer Niven
Crownchasers by Rebecca Coffindaffer
Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
Disclose by Joelle Charbonneau
Fence: Striking Distance by Sarah Rees Brennan, Johanna The Mad (Illustrated by), C.S. Pacat (Created by)
Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
The Glass Queen by Gena Showalter (series)
The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen (paperback, series)
The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Jackpot by Nic Stone (paperback)
A Neon Darkness by Lauren Shippen (series)
Permanent Record by Mary H. K. Choi (paperback)
Rebel by Marie Lu (paperback, series)
Shine by Jessica Jung
Silent As a Grave by Zoe Aarsen (paperback, series)
Skyhunter by Marie Lu
Suggested Reading by Dave Connis (paperback)
Thoughts and Prayers by Bryan Bliss
Under Shifting Stars by Alexandra Latos
This Week at Book Riot
- Now is the time for horror, and this Rioter considers newer horror books that would’ve been cool to see on shelves back when.
- Know an 11th grader? Here are some books young people approaching adulthood might need.
- Don’t miss out on these excellent October YA releases.
- Give an anxious queer teen (or yourself) the gift of a relatable queer read.
Thanks for hanging out, and Kelly will be back next week.