5th: SEVEN DAYS by Eve Ainsworth
10th: MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly
10th: MY HEART AND OTHER BLACK HOLES by Jasmine Warga
10th: ONE OF THE GUYS by Lisa Aldin
10th: WHEN REASON BREAKS by Cindy L. Rodriguez
Gail Nall sold a new MG to Aladdin/S&S:
BREAKING THE ICE author Gail Nall’s OUT OF TUNE, about a girl who aspires to win a spot on Nashville’s newest country music reality show, but whose parents sell their house and move the family into an RV to travel the country, leading her to hatch a plan to find her own way home in time for auditions, to Amy Cloud at Aladdin, for publication in 2016, by Julia Alexandra Weber at J. A. Weber Literary Agency (World).
DROWNING IS INEVITABLE by Shalanda Stanley @Bookish Broads
THE EDGE OF FOREVER by Melissa Hurst @Icey Books
ROMANCING THE DARK IN THE CITY OF LIGHT by Ann Jacobus @YA Highway
THE WEIGHT OF FEATHERS by Anna-Marie McLemore @Barnes & Noble
Abi Elphinstone’s THE DREAMSNATCHER
Angelica R. Jackson’s CROW’S REST
Cindy L. Rodriguez explores depress in YA and the Latin@ community at Latin@s in Kid Lit.
THE SOUND OF LIFE AND EVERYTHING by Krista Van Dolzer, MONSTROUS by MarcyKate Connolly and CONVICTION by Kelly Loy Gilbert are Junior Library Guild selections for 2015.
15ers shine on the Diverse Debuts panel @ ALA MW:
(Flyer designed by Miranda Paul)
Fonda Lee was also on ALA MW’s Dark Fantasy & Science Fiction panel.
VOYA called Fonda Lee’s ZEROBOXER “an intense, smart, and action-packed read,” while Kirkus says:
More interestingly, the book focuses on ethical issues such as the genetic modifications humans undertook to begin living on Mars and promotes social awareness, focusing on Carr’s humble beginnings and his still-impoverished young friend, Enzo. It all adds up to a superior sci-fi outing that doesn’t need mad scientists to provide suspense.
A delightful protagonist, interesting fowl of various breeds and a cast of appealing second-string characters make this a top pick for young readers, poultry fanciers or not.
Kerry Cerra’s JUST A DROP OF WATER was named to VOYA’s Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers’ 2014 list:
Running means the world to inseparable friends Jake and Sam—until September 11th opens the gulf between them…Two boys have maturity thrust upon them in this deeply engaging and thoughtful book.
JUST A DROP OF WATER also won the Bronze Medal in the Florida Book Awards!
Bustle listed 15 Of February 2015’s Best YA Books To Get You Through The Snowy, Cold Weather, including books by Courtney Alameda, Jasmine Warga, Lee Kelly, Victoria Aveyard, Kathryn Holmes, and Cindy L. Rodriguez.
|Tessa Elwood designs sites & haunts various highways in her four-wheeled baby. Her YA, INHERIT THE STARS, arrives 12/2015 from Running Press.|