Upcoming YA Books – Spring 2019

Upcoming YA Books – Spring 2019

A lot of exciting titles are coming out this spring. We will new books from some of our favorite authors, additions to popular series, and some promising debuts. Here are few to keep on an eye and place your holds today! Internment by Samira Ahmed March 19 Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old […]


To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

To Night Owl from Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer

Hilarious and sweet, this epistolary novel keeps the reader turning the pages. The premise is adorable: two 12 years old girls from opposite sides of the country are sent to the same summer camp by their single gay dads who are planning to woo each other on once in a lifetime trip to China. Bette […]


A  Few Drops of Red: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield

A Few Drops of Red: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield

Dive into Chicago’s past with relevance to the racial issues still facing Chicago and other communities today with this nonfiction read. A Few Drops of Red, sets the stage of all of the different events that led up to the race riots;  from immigrants from Europe and  southern Blacks coming to Chicago, to the meat […]



Blended by Sharon Draper

Blended by Sharon Draper

Sharon Draper, the acclaimed author of the beloved, Out of my Mind (2012),  returns with an enjoyable book that manages to provide a girls’ eye view of racial issues, from police profiling to skin color dynamics. Isabella’s mom is white and her dad is black and her parents are divorced and she’s traded back and forth once […]


Most Checked-Out YA Books of 2018

Most Checked-Out YA Books of 2018

YA Fiction The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman Turtles All the Way Down by John Green I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika Sánchez The Hazel Wood: A Novel by Melissa Albert Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Slider by Pete Hautman The Astonishing Color of […]


Love to Everyone by Hilary McKay

Love to Everyone by Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay has written a historical novel of WWI, with the endearing Clarry Penrose as main character. Clarry’s mother died in childbirth so she’s never known a mother’s love. But she loves her brother fiercely and loves her cousin Rupert in Cornwall whom she sees every summer. She’s determined to fend for herself and get […]


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

This exhilarating story clearly exemplifies the difference for a reader/observer between reading a book and watching a movie. The cruelty and violence in this exciting tale for me would be impossible to watch on the screen (a movie is coming out) but I could “see” what I wanted and continue, horrified but not repulsed, to […]


The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley

Why are so many fantasy and science fiction novels set in Victorian England? Could it be that there were so many changes to the society brought about by new science and technical discoveries?  Nathaniel Steepleton is a telegraphist for the British government. His home is a tiny room where, one day when he awakens, there […]