“What do you get when you combine Tommy Orange, Angie Thomas, and Tomi Adeyemi?” —Entertainment Weekly
Firekeeper’s Daughter is a groundbreaking thriller centered on Daunis, a biracial unenrolled tribal member who’s never quite fit in. After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home.
How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she’s ever known?
Keep the secret. Live the lie. Earn your truth.
Hey YA Readers!
Let’s catch up on the latest in YA book news and new YA books. Because we’re wrapping up the year, it should be no surprise this roundup is shorter than usual. That just means more time to catch up on all of the books (or maybe if you’re like me, it means indulging in Tiny Pretty Things on Netflix!).
YA Book News
- Here are this year’s Morris Award finalists for best debut YA novel and it’s a GREAT slate.
- The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes is a new release (I haven’t heard of it!) and just got picked up for adaptation.
- Ned Vizzini’s Be More Chill, which has had a great run on stage, is being adapted into a graphic novel.
- For writers who are trans/non-binary/two-spirit/genderqueer, do not miss this call for submissions to be part of a YA anthology dedicated to showcasing your voices and experiences. I don’t usually post calls like this, but Annick does really solid work and this is such a sorely needed collection — plus, I suspect there are a number of y’all who are reading this needing the push to submit or know someone who should submit. Here it is!
New YA Books
Coming Up for Air by Nicole B. Tyndall
For Better or Cursed by Kate M. Williams (series)
This Is How We Fly by Anna Meriano
Warmaidens by Kelly Coon (series)
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed (paperback)
YA Book Talk
- Your guide to 2021 YA book to movie adaptations.
- Excellent short stories for high schoolers.
- Great YA books set over the holidays.
As always, thanks for hanging out. We’ll see you again on Monday with your picks for best YA of 2020!