October 2020

Punching the Air
Written by Ibi Aanu Zoboi; Illustrated by Omar T. Pasha
“From award-winning, bestselling author Ibi Zoboi and prison reform activist Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated Five comes a powerful YA novel in verse about a boy who is wrongfully incarcerated. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds, Walter Dean Myers, and Elizabeth Acevedo.”
– Baltzer & Bray (publisher)

Written by Tracy Deonn
“Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic.”
– Margaret K. McElderry Books (publisher)

Dragon Hoops
Written by Gene Luen Yang
“In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches.”
– First Second (publisher)

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed
Written by Laurie Halse Anderson; Illustrated by Leila Del Duca
“New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, Shout) and artist Leila del Duca explore Wonder Woman’s teen years in this timely story about the refugee experience, activism, and finding the love and strength to create change.”
– DC Comics (publisher)

Dancing at the Pity Party: A Dead Mom Graphic Memoir
Written by Tyler Feder
“From before her mother’s first oncology appointment through the stages of her cancer to the funeral, sitting shiva, and afterward, when she must try to make sense of her life as a motherless daughter, Tyler Feder tells her story in this graphic novel that is full of piercing–but also often funny–details.”
– Dial Books (publisher)

The Captive Kingdom
Written by Jennifer A. Nielsen
“Acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen marks a return to the world of her beloved New York Times bestseller The False Prince in this highly anticipated fourth book of the Ascendance Series”
– Scholastic Press (publisher)

Midnight Sun
Written by Stephenie Meyer
“#1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire’s point of view.”
– Little, Brown, and Company (publisher)