Happy book birthday to today’s diverse new releases!
Get Over It by Nikki Carter (KTeen Dafina)
“Wholesome, down-to-earth fun.” — Kirkus
Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg (Arthur A. Levine)
“A sometimes painful story of self-discovery, it is also a beautifully written, absolutely captivating romance between two boys, Rafe and Ben, who are both wonderfully sympathetic characters. With its capacity to invite both thought and deeply felt emotion, Openly Straight is altogether one of the best gay-themed novels of the last ten years.” — Michael Cart, Booklist starred review
Death, Dickinson, and the Demented Life of Frenchie Garcia by Jenny Torres Sanchez (Running Press Kids)
“Sanchez’ expertly crafted narrative … [pulls] readers into Frenchie’s anger and pain without straying into clichés of teen angst… . An exceptionally well-written journey to make sense of the senseless.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Most fascinating in this stirring coming-of-age novel are the blurred lines between perception and reality, genius and madness, peace and turmoil. Debut author Smith embraces the complexities of grief, family dynamics, creativity, mental illness, and love and pens them with a thoughtful, subtle hand.”— The Horn Book
Proud of these authors for expanding available voices for YA readers!