Category Archives: New Young Adult Books

Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit

 by Colby Cedar Smith

A beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on the author’s paternal grandmother.  The story follows Mary as the American-born daughter of Greek and French immigrants living in Detroit in the 1930’s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. 

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Blackout

 by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone

A Sweltering summer night and six love stories flickering in the dark…Brimming with teen joy and swoony romance. 

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So Many Beginnings

 by Bethany C .Morrow

Four Young sisters come of age during the American Civil War in this warm and powerful YA retelling of the classic novel Little Women, part of the remixed classic series. 

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Kisses and Croissants

 by Ann-Sophie Jouhanneau

Sixteen-year-old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to snag an audition with one of the world’s best ballet companies.  But there’s more to Paris than ballet–especially when a charming French boy, Louis, wants to be her tour guide–and the pair discover the city has a few mysteries up its sleeve. 

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Better Than The Movies

 by Lynn Painter

In this rom-com about rom-coms, a hopeless romantic teen attempts to secure a happily-ever-after moment with her forever crush, but finds herself reluctantly drawn to the boy next door. 

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The Wide Starlight

 by Nicole Lesperance

The Hazel Wood meets The Astonishing Color of After in this dreamy, atmoshpheric novel that follows sixteen-year-old Eli as she tries to remember what truly happened the night her mother disappeared off a frozen fjord in Norway under the Northern Lights. 

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Things That Grow

 by Meredith Goldstein

After her grandmother dies, a girl travels to different gardens to scatter her ashes, learning about life and love along the way. 

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Love In English

 by Maria E. Andreu

With playful and poetic breakouts exploring the idiosyncrasies of the English lnaguage, Love in English tells the beautifully observed story about what it means to become “American.” 

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