OCTOBER 27, 2022

New Books for Older Readers


Are you looking for fresh and thought-provoking books to share with your students in Grades 6-12? Don't miss these upcoming new releases that are sure to spark their interest!

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The 9:09 Project

Author: Mark H. Parsons

Available November 15, 2022

 “A wryly funny, extremely intelligent, and sweetly romantic contemporary novel full of biting sarcasm and… tender yet powerful emotions.” -Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A thoughtful exploration about finding oneself, learning to hope after loss, and recognizing the role that family, friends, and even strangers can play in the healing process if you are open and willing to share your experience with others.

Whiteout: A Novel

Authors: Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, Nicola Yoon

Available November 8, 2022

“Encapsulating love, hope, and fresh starts, this wintry story offers something for everyone and will be a must-read all year 'round, but especially on chilly days that call for something heartwarming.” -Booklist

Atlanta is blanketed with snow just before Christmas, but the warmth of young love just might melt the ice in this novel of Black joy, and cozy, sparkling romance — by the same unbeatable team of authors who wrote the New York Times best-seller Blackout!

A Wilderness of Stars

Author: Shea Ernshaw

Available November 29, 2022

“Mystery and romance unfurl at an unhurried clip, and Vega’s absorbing first-person narration lends immediacy to this existential tale, which evokes an old western feel and hints at a larger potential world.” -Publishers Weekly

In this magical romance from the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Long Live the Pumpkin Queen, an illness cursing the land forces a teen girl astronomer to venture across the wilderness in search of the stars’ message that will, hopefully, save them all.

The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be

Author: Shannon Gibney

Available: January 10, 2023

Part memoir, part speculative fiction, The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be explores the often surreal experience of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee. Dream Country author Shannon Gibney returns with The Girl I Am, Was, and Never Will Be, a book woven from her true story of growing up as a mixed-Black transracial adoptee and fictional story of Erin Powers, the name Shannon was given at birth, a child raised by a white, closeted lesbian. Gibney surrounds that story with reproductions of her own adoption documents, letters, family photographs, interviews, medical records, and brief essays on the surreal absurdities of the adoptee experience. The end result is a remarkable portrait of an American experience rarely depicted in any form.

 

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