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We’re doubling down on Aden Polydoros‘s acclaimed YA novel THE CITY BEAUTIFUL [Inkyard Press, Oct. 5] with another two starred reviews, bringing the book up to a whopping four starred reviews! Check out the latest raves, this time from School Library Journal and Booklist: “Polydoros doesn’t hold back with this heavy, dark, and gritty story that explores the immigrant experience in a unique way. While firmly a historical fiction title, this genre-bending novel (read more…)

September is here so I think we can finally embrace breezy days and pumpkin spice lattes, right? We are here for all things fall, including fall books! With that in mind, check out our November book recommendations for LibraryReads and remember to vote for all your favorites by October 1. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to vote for our December recommendations by November 1. Our catalog of recommended November (read more…)

Be sure to meet authors Daniel Black [DON’T CRY FOR ME, 2/1] and Hester Fox [A LULLABY FOR WITCHES, 2/1] and their fabulous fellow panelists at Library Journal’s Fall Day of Dialog on September 23: 11:30 AM – 12:25 PM ETRebuilding Family Daniel Black, Don’t Cry for Me. Hanover Square Press: Harlequin Joshua Ferris, A Calling for Charlie Barnes. Little, Brown & Company: Hachette Book Group Kai Harris, What the Fireflies Knew. Tiny Reparations (read more…)

Four NYC assistants (and best friends) race against the clock to take down the workplace patriarchy in Amanda Pellegrino’s debut novel, SMILE AND LOOK PRETTY [Park Row Books, Dec. 28]. In a STARRED REVIEW of the novel, Library Journal says: “Sexual harassment becomes a common thread, and the site goes viral as an outlet to reveal generations of bad behavior. How far are the friends willing to go to start (read more…)

The Keeper of Night

Here’s another YA genre-bender receiving raves. In its STARRED REVIEW, Kirkus has this to say of Kylie Lee Baker’s THE KEEPER OF NIGHT [Inkyard Press, Oct. 12]: “This dark historical fantasy seamlessly weaves Japanese folklore and magic into its storyline. Perfectly paced, it is filled with action, horrific death, mysterious motives, and raw emotions….The story also touches on racism, ableism, self-acceptance, and finding one’s place in the world. The descriptive (read more…)