Harlequin for Libraries

Harlequin for Libraries

Category: Teen

After a helluva a year (the technical term for 2020), we were so pleased and honored to see four of our beloved titles featured in Library Journal’s Best Books 2020 Lists! Here’s hoping it’s a good omen for the promise of 2021! Now, let’s see what our friends at Library Journal had to say about their selections: LJ POP FICTION: SAVING RUBY KING by Catherine Adel West: A beautiful debut (read more…)

In her third YA novel, author/actor Dana L. Davis takes to the hip-hopera stage with ROMAN AND JEWEL (Jan. 5, Inkyard Press), and it has everything you could want in a holiday read. Forbidden romance? Check. #Ownvoices storytelling? Check. A Broadway/NYC setting? Check. Hamilton meets Geekerella? CHECK! So how is Dana spending her holiday after crafting this fabulous novel? She filled us in on what’s making her strange yuletide season (read more…)

Get Out meets The Hate U Give in ONE OF THE GOOD ONES [Inkyard Press, Jan. 5], by sister-author duo Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite (Dear Haiti, Love Alaine). Here is a multi-POV story and poignant exploration of prejudice–in the unexpected form of a road trip narrative. In its starred review, Kirkus says of the book: ⭐“This novel … is an explosive look behind the hashtags at race and history, (read more…)

Fans of Neil Gaiman (especially Coraline)* or The Phantom Tollbooth–we have the book for you. Set between England and the wintery land of Liminus, Michel Faber’s D (A Tale of Two Worlds) [Dec. 8, Hanover Square Press] is a celebration of moral courage and freethinking, under the guise of the fantastical story of a 13-year-old girl named Dhikilo who outwits strange, enchanting creatures to rescue the letter D from dragonfly thieves in (read more…)

Not bad, not bad, … and not bad. Adi Alsaid has scored a third starred review for his beautiful anthology COME ON IN: 15 STORIES ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND FINDING HOME [Inkyard Press, October 13]. Publishers Weekly states that the author-slash-editor “successfully unites 15 short stories depicting a variety of immigrant experiences” starring “a diverse group of protagonists.”  Let us recap (recrown?): 👑”Each contribution provides a snapshot of the many meanings the word (read more…)