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Some of the Year's Best Young Adult Books from our 2018 Winter Newsletter

These titles were featured in our 2018 Winter Newsletter.

These pages are just a sampling of this year’s many wonderful new books. Visit our children’s and young adults’ sections and we will help you choose just the right book.

What I Leave Behind by Alison McGhee

This hard-hitting, brief, impactful novel is perfect for teens who want something raw and (secretly) full of heart. Will has been adrift since he lost his dad, and he doesn’t know it until he comes up against the fresh pain of one of his classmates at Mountain High School. Unable to turn away, he finds out he still cares deeply about other people, and in the process realizes he’s not a lost cause. A beautiful, subtly uplifting book for teens who want real talk. Ages 13 and up. - Tera

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781481476560
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 15th, 2018

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

A little bit spooky, this dark fairy tale merges with contemporary life in a provocative, original take on fairyland. From Brooklyn to the Hinterland, Alice races to stay one step ahead of the malevolent, seductive, otherworldly forces that know her name a little too well. You think you’ve read enough fairy-tale remixes, but this one is worth staying home and curling up under the covers for. Ages 13 and up. - Tera

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The Hazel Wood: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250147905
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 30th, 2018

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Fractionally Persian, Darius has his spirit crushed on a daily basis by the Soulless Minions of Orthodoxy at Chapel Hill High School. When he’s dragged to Iran to be with his sick grandfather, he expects to be a misfit in a whole other culture. And he is—but at the same time he isn’t. Darius is so painfully lovable that I couldn’t wait for the other characters in this story to discover his lovableness too. When a genuine breakthrough comes, it is undeniably earned, and it gave me an afterglow of warmth for all humans. Ages 13 and up. - Tera

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$17.99
ISBN: 9780525552963
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Dial Books - August 28th, 2018

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

The rough and tumble lives of the five Dunbar brothers include a house without a father or mother, a pet mule named Achilles, and daily tests of brute strength and will that end in bloody feet and black eyes. Still, the love between brothers is something no one can come between—until a figure from their past returns to break one brother apart from the rest. Markus Zusak, acclaimed author of The Book Thief, spins a heartbreaking tale of boys and men, mothers and fathers, pain and the space for forgiveness. Ages 14 and up. - Tera

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781984830159
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

Photographic written by Isabel Quintero illustrated by Zeke Peña

This graphic novel biography of photographer Graciela Iturbide is so mesmerizing and rich that it is an artwork in itself, and you don’t need to know anything about her to be enthralled. Already the winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book award, Photographic shows us how Iturbide captured the soul of people and objects and revolutionary Mexico with her lens. It is a fascinating peak into the passionate life of an artist, guaranteed to light a spark in every creative mind. Grades 7 and up. - Tera

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By Isabel Quintero, Zeke Peña (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781947440005
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 6th, 2018

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