October212014

diversityinya:

This week’s diverse new releases are:

The Sorcerer Heir (The Heir Chronicles, Book 5) by Cinda Williams Chima (Disney-Hyperion)

Book Description: The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely.

Emma and Jonah are at the center of it all. Brought together by their shared history, mutual attraction, and a belief in the magic of music, they now stand to be torn apart by new wounds and old betrayals. As they struggle to rebuild their trust in each other, Emma and Jonah must also find a way to clear their names as the prime suspects in a series of vicious murders. It seems more and more likely that the answers they need lie buried in the tragedies of the past. The question is whether they can survive long enough to unearth them.

Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.

How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon (Henry Holt and Co.)

“A racially charged shooting reveals the complicated relationships that surround a popular teen and the neighborhood that nurtured and challenged him. Instead of a gangster after retribution, 16-year-old African-American Tariq Johnson’s killer is a white man claiming to have acted in self-defense. Despite their failure to find a weapon on the black teen, the police release the shooter, rocking the community. … Magoon skillfully tells the story in multiple, sometimes conflicting, voices. This sobering yet satisfying novel leaves readers to ponder the complex questions it raises.” — Kirkus, starred review

Crazy by Linda Vigen Phillips (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)

“Told in first-person free verse, Crazy is a beautifully written and emotionally impactful novel about growing up around bipolar disorder in a time period when even doctors didn’t truly understand the ramifications of such a disease. Laura’s shame about her family and her guilt for hating her mother for something she cannot control are heartrending. Phillips’s poetry coupled with her personal experiences truly make this a poignant read. It should be in the hands of anyone—teen and adult—who has ever felt powerless at the hands of mental illness.” — School Library Journal

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buzzfeedpolitics:

Chicago man tells Obama: “Don’t touch my girlfriend.”

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weneeddiversebooks:

Diverse middle grade recommendations? We have those too! Just follow the arrows to what you love for a perfect read! 
Here’s another fantastic flowchart designed by WNDB team member Tracey López. 
Sports?
1. Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman
2. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Realistic Fiction?
1.The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante
2.Rain is not my Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith
3. Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez

Action or Horror?
1.Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
2. The Monster in the Mudball by S. P. Gates
3. How I became a Ghost by Tim Tingle
4. Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda
Funny?
1.My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman
2. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle
3. The Great Green Heist by Varian Johnson
Adventure & Vicarious Travels?
1. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
2. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
3. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Fantasy?
1. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes
2. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
3. The Menagerie by Tui and Kari Sutherland
4. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Graphic Novels?
1.El Deafo by Cece Bell
2.Little White Duck by Andres Vera Martinez
3.Drama by Raina Telgemeier
4. The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
5. Hereville: How Mirka got her Sword by Barry Deutsch
Dystopian & Sci-Fi?
1. Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung
2. Galaxy Games by Greg Fishbone
3. Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith
4. The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout
5. Ambassador by William Alexander
No?
Then check out these picks selected by the WNDB Team!
1. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang
2. Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
3. Hold Fast by Blue Balliett
4. The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami

weneeddiversebooks:

Diverse middle grade recommendations? We have those too! Just follow the arrows to what you love for a perfect read! 

Here’s another fantastic flowchart designed by WNDB team member Tracey López. 

Sports?

1. Kick by Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman

2. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Realistic Fiction?

1.The Trouble with Half a Moon by Danette Vigilante

2.Rain is not my Indian Name by Cynthia Leitich Smith

3. Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez

Action or Horror?

1.Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac

2. The Monster in the Mudball by S. P. Gates

3. How I became a Ghost by Tim Tingle

4. Ash Mistry and the Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda

Funny?

1.My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman

2. Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

3. The Great Green Heist by Varian Johnson

Adventure & Vicarious Travels?

1. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin

2. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

3. A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Fantasy?

1. Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes

2. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu

3. The Menagerie by Tui and Kari Sutherland

4. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Graphic Novels?

1.El Deafo by Cece Bell

2.Little White Duck by Andres Vera Martinez

3.Drama by Raina Telgemeier

4. The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow

5. Hereville: How Mirka got her Sword by Barry Deutsch

Dystopian & Sci-Fi?

1. Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung

2. Galaxy Games by Greg Fishbone

3. Chronal Engine by Greg Leitich Smith

4. The Boy at the End of the World by Greg van Eekhout

5. Ambassador by William Alexander

No?

Then check out these picks selected by the WNDB Team!

1. The Great Wall of Lucy Wu by Wendy Shang

2. Eighth-Grade Superzero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

3. Hold Fast by Blue Balliett

4. The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami

October202014
thepenguinpress:

a-geek-without-braces: 
Happy National Reading Group Month!  What’s your group reading?  We picked Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng! 

thepenguinpress:

a-geek-without-braces

Happy National Reading Group Month!  What’s your group reading?  We picked Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng! 

October182014
“I asked nicely, but the DMV won’t change the hair color on my driver’s license to ‘pumpkin spice.’” Conan (via teamcoco)
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penguinteen:

Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson, whose beautiful, inspiring memoir in verse was just shortlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature! 

penguinteen:

Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson, whose beautiful, inspiring memoir in verse was just shortlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

(via yahighway)

October172014
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nprbooks:

Over the years, the Ms. Marvel name has been used by several different characters, but reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s re-imagining is the most dramatic yet:

Their Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is an utterly believable teenager, and the art is pure grownup. Everything from Kamala’s postmodern mindset (she’s a superheroine who reads superhero fanfiction) to Alphona’s elegant linework make this a comic for the discerning reader. 

Read Lehoczky’s full review of Ms. Marvel: No Normal here.

nprbooks:

Over the years, the Ms. Marvel name has been used by several different characters, but reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona’s re-imagining is the most dramatic yet:

Their Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, is an utterly believable teenager, and the art is pure grownup. Everything from Kamala’s postmodern mindset (she’s a superheroine who reads superhero fanfiction) to Alphona’s elegant linework make this a comic for the discerning reader. 

Read Lehoczky’s full review of Ms. Marvel: No Normal here.

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yainterrobang:

NEW RELEASES: OCTOBER 14
Here’s a selection of some of the new YA novels hitting the shelves this week (October 14 - 20). For more on new releases and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter!

The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: October 14th
Kit Bristol is the unwitting servant of notorious highwayman Whistling Jack. One dark night, Kit finds his master bleeding from a mortal wound, dons the man’s riding cloak to seek help, and changes the course of his life forever.

Chasing Power by Sarah Beth Durst
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: October 14th
Born with the ability to move things with her mind, Kayla has become a master shoplifter. But one day she’s caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it.

Clariel (Abhorsen #4) by Garth Nix
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release date: October 14th
With the discovery of a dangerous Free Magic creature loose in the city, Clariel is given the chance both to prove her worth and make her escape. But events spin rapidly out of control. Clariel finds herself more trapped than ever.

The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: October 14th
Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead.

Damaged by Amy Reed
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release date: October 14th
After Kinsey’s best friend Camille dies in a car accident during which Kinsey was driving, Kinsey shuts down. All she wants is to be left alone, but Camille’s boyfriend, Hunter–who was also in the car that night–has different ideas.

Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Release date: October 14th
Imogen Keegen has never had a happily ever after–in fact, she doesn’t think they are possible. When Imogen’s new stepsister, Ella Cinder, moves in, Imogen begins losing grip on the pieces she’s been trying to hold together.

The Doubt Factory by Paolo Bacigalupi
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 14th
Everything Alix knows about her life is a lie. At least that’s what a mysterious young man who’s stalking her keeps saying. But then she begins investigating the disturbing claims he makes against her father.

Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release date: October 14th
Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter Julia Buchanan. But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy.

Every Breath (Every #1) by Ellie Marney
Publisher: Tundra Books
Release date: October 14th
When James Mycroft drags Rachel Watts off on a night mission to the Melbourne Zoo, the last thing she expects to find is a mutilated body. But Mycroft knows something and he wants Watts to help him investigate the murder.

The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Release date: October 14th
Aria is an elemental artist—she creates fire from her hands. But her power is not natural. She steals it from lightning. It’s dangerous and illegal in her world. When she’s recruited to perform, she seizes the chance to get away.

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 14th
Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. Glory makes it her mission to record everything. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass.

Mortal Gods (Goddess War #2) by Kendare Blake
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release date: October 14th
Ares, God of War, is leading the other gods into battle. Which is fine with Athena. She’s ready to wage a war of her own, and she’s never liked him anyway. If Athena is lucky, the winning gods will have their immortality restored.

My True Love Gave to Me by Stephanie Perkins (et al.)
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 14th
If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me.

Oh Yeah, Audrey! by Tucker Shaw
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release date: October 14th
As the cofounder of successful Tumblr blog—Oh Yeah Audrey!—devoted to Audrey Hepburn, Gemma has traveled to New York. Her plans derail when a boy offers her the New York experience she’s dreamed of.

Playing For the Commandant by Suzy Zail
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release date: October 14th
A young Jewish pianist at Auschwitz, desperate to save her family, is chosen to play at the camp commandant’s house. But staying alive isn’t supposed to include falling in love with the commandant’s son.

Redeemed (House of Night #12) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release date: October 14th
A Dark Goddess is loose on the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless they have the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird has such power.

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release date: October 14th
The Kingdom of Winter was conquered, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is for the eight survivors who managed to escape to steal back Winter’s magic.

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Release date: October 14th
Princess Snow is missing. Her home planet is filled with violence and corruption at the hands of King Matthias and his wife as they attempt to punish her captors. The king will stop at nothing to get his beloved daughter back.

Sublime by Christina Lauren
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 14th
When Lucy walks out of a frozen forest, wearing only a silk dress and sandals, she isn’t sure how she got there. But when she sees Colin, and as she begins to remember more, she knows for sure that she’s here for him.

The Terminals by Royce Scott Buckingham
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Release date: October 14th
The story of a covert team of young, terminally ill teens who spend their last year alive running dangerous missions as super-spies for an organization that may not be all it seems. With nothing to lose, Cam is in.

They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: October 14th
Kenzie Summerall is voted onto a list of the hottest girls in school, and her average life becomes dazzling. This is the power of the list. If you’re on it, your life changes. But if you’re on it this year? Your life ends.

Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: October 14th
Julep Dupree tells lies. A lot of them. She’s a con artist. But when she comes home one day to a ransacked apartment and her father gone, Julep’s plans for an expenses-paid golden ticket to Yale start to unravel.

Undivided (Unwind Dystology #4) by Neal Schusterman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Release date: October 14th
Proactive Citizenry, the company that created Cam from the parts of unwound teens, has a plan: to mass produce rewound teens like Cam for military purposes. Conner, Risa, and Lev uncover these startling secrets.

Very Bad Things by Susan McBride
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Release date: October 14th
Katie never thought she’d be the girl with the popular boyfriend. She also never thought he’d cheat on her. Mark swears he doesn’t remember anything. But Rose, the girl in the photo, is missing, and Mark is in big trouble.

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