THE CITY BEAUTIFUL by Aden Polydoros [Inkyard] has won the Sydney Taylor Book Award in the Young Adult category! The Sydney Taylor Book Award is presented annually to outstanding books for children and teens that authentically portray the Jewish experience. Presented by the Association of Jewish Libraries since 1968, the award encourages the publication and widespread use of quality Judaic literature. For more information, click here.
The Last Grand Duchess by Bryn Turnbull [MIRA, February 8], the sweeping new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The Woman Before Wallis set during the end of Imperial Russia, received a starred review from Booklist which raved: “The Last Grand Duchess depicts a real family, with all their eccentricities and dynamics… in a way that feels both inspired and truthful.” THE LAST GRAND DUCHESS is available for request on Netgalley and Edelweiss.
The audio edition of ROLE MODEL by Rachel Reid [Carina Press] just received a STAR from Library Journal which raved: “Reid’s fifth “Game Changers” romance takes on heavy themes of sexual assault, queer identity, and role models, without ever losing the heat and heart between her two leads. With a full team of hockey players to depict, narrator Cooper North is a star, making each character’s voice distinct and memorable, including (read more…)
Kelly Braffet’s The Broken Tower [MIRA, January 2022], is a deeply immersive, penetrating tale of magic, faith and self-determination and the brilliant sequel to The Unwilling. Says Booklist in its STARRED REVIEW: “Braffet impressively juggles her large cast of characters and many plot threads. Fans of the first book will cheer to see Judah grow in her powers. While there is some table setting for the next installment in the (read more…)