Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Legacy of Orisha #1)
Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.
Light Filters In: Poems by Caroline Kaufman
In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human experience. In Light Filters In, Caroline Kaufman–known as @poeticpoison–does what she does best: reflects our own experiences back at us and makes us feel less alone, one exquisite and insightful piece at a time. She writes about giving up too much of yourself to someone else, not fitting in, endlessly Googling “how to be happy,” and ultimately figuring out who you are. This hardcover collection features completely new material plus some fan favorites from Caroline’s account. Filled with haunting, spare pieces of original art, Light Filters In will thrill existing fans and newcomers alike.
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
After surviving overcrowding, disease, and unemployment, five hundred lottery winners are promised a new start on Pacifica, but Marin Carey, corsario royalty, knows no island paradise exists.
Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield
June is physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, and the only person June feels safe telling is her friend Blister. He helps her believe she can escape her nightmare situation. But when a shocking tragedy occurs June finds herself trapped, potentially forever.
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
When Rev Fletcher and Emma Blue meet, they both long to share secrets, his of being abused by his birth father, hers of her parents’ failing marriage and an online troll who truly frightens her.
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi
After their home in Syria is bombed, Tareq, his father, and his younger sister seek refuge, first with extended family in Raqqa, a stronghold for the militant group, Daesh, and then abroad.
Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza (Empress of a Thousand Skies #2)
A family divided. A galaxy at war. A sacrifice in blood to unite them all.
The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry
Young Edna Arkins lives in a neighborhood that is rapidly changing, thanks to white flight from urban Seattle in the late 1960s. As the world changes around her, Edna is exposed to the callous racism of adults; sometimes subtle and other times blatant, but always stinging. At the heart of The Good Times Are Killing Me is the forbidden friendship between Edna who is white and Bonna Willis who is black, and how the world around them forces them to challenge their loyalties to each other. As Barry does in her comics, she perfectly captures the awkward and earnest adolescent voice as Edna moves from childhood to middle school. Originally published in 1988, The Good Times Are Killing Me is as relevant now as it ever was. Its influence cannot be overstated as it was adapted into an off-Broadway play and won the Washington State Governor’s Award. D+Q will be publishing the novella in hardcover with a new cover and the color illustrations from the first edition.
The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser
Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she’s convinced that a relationship with her long-time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn’t seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma’s way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn’t the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her– and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school- the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter- becomes Emma’s unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.
Shimmer and Burn by Mary Taranta
To save her sister’s life, Faris is tasked with smuggling magic into a plague-ridden neighboring kingdom.