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Books for Young Readers from the 2014 Summer Newsletter

Out of the Easy

“… a taut and charged historical novel…set in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1950. Living and working in a bookshop, 17-year-old Josie Moraine dreams of attending college, anything to get away from her mother, a prostitute with Hollywood dreams and a knack for getting involved with the worst men. When Josie becomes involved in a high-profile murder investigation, she becomes even more entrenched in her circumstances. The sensual yet rigidly class-based setting is a real standout, and Sepetys has also built a stellar cast, which includes Willie, a strident but generous madam; Charlie Marlowe, the bookshop’s owner; and a pair of potential love interests for Josie. Readers will find Josie irresistible from the get-go (‘The only reason I’d lift my skirt is to pull out my pistol and plug you,’ she tells a guy early on) and will devour the sultry mix of mystery, historical detail, and romance.” —Publishers Weekly. Grades 9+.

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780147508430
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Speak - March 4th, 2014

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

“A tender, honest exploration of identity and sexuality, and a passionate reminder that love—whether romantic or familial—should be open, free, and without shame.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review. A Printz Honor Book, Pura Belpré Award Winner for excellence in Latino literature, and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

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