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Young Adult from the 2015 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.


I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest

With characters as true and memorable as those in Eleanor and Park, I am Princess X is my favorite teen book of the year. It’s an unusual mystery that keeps you guessing, though it never departs from the offbeat realism of life in contemporary Seattle (think coffee shops, graffiti, hackers). May’s best friend, Libby, died in a car crash with her mother three years ago. Supposedly. But May has been haunted ever since by the idea that Libby might not be dead. Now 16, May sees a sticker plastered to a derelict shop window. It’s Princess X—an idea created by May and Libby years ago—a heroine who fights for truth. May is shy; she doesn’t see herself as a heroine, but she’ll do whatever it takes to find the source…and if Libby is alive, to rescue her, too. —Tera

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By Cherie Priest, Kali Ciesemier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545620857
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - May 26th, 2015

I Crawl Through It by A. S. King

Early on in A.S. King’s brilliant, surreal new novel, I surrendered: I stopped trying to figure out whether a scene or character was real, imagined, or something in between. So it goes with the four teenagers in I Crawl Through It as they struggle through trauma and stress by using their imagination, their emotional shields, and each other. King boldly disregards the rules of reality, balancing just on the edge of what we understand, so that when the friends fly away in an invisible helicopter or turn inside out (literally), it hardly feels far-fetched. It feels like shame, confusion, anxiety, and real emotion, and commands complete attention until the last page is turned.  —Julia

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ISBN: 9780316334099
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 22nd, 2015

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz & Kekla Magoon

Featured in our 2015 Winter Newsletter.

Malcolm X’s daughters, Ilyasa Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, do a remarkable job generating atmosphere, balancing family love in the face of dire circumstances against the pulsating energy of a self-assured young man swaggering through Harlem streets in a fine zoot suit and a conk….The story of a reckless young man finding himself, X: A Novel is historical fiction at its best—an artistic exploration of a part of a renowned person’s life, one that stays true to his time and place. —Huffington Post

X: A Novel has received six starred reviews.

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ISBN: 9780763669676
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Candlewick - January 6th, 2015

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