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Yolk by Mary HK Choi

Eighteen to Life

College-aged stories for YA readers

“Make College YA a thing.” When this tweet showed up on my feed, I knew I had to help. Not only did I agree that I needed more college young adult novels in my life, but it’s also true that there aren’t a ton of them out there. While the industry has tried to get the concept of new adult (generally, books about characters about 18 to 24 years old) off the ground, it hasn’t been terribly successful.

Cinderella Is Dead by Kaylnn Bayron

Great Winter Reads

Books to read under a blanket and help you complete your reading goals for 2021!

Reading is a hobby that you can do year round but there is just something special about reading a book in the winter curled under covers with a hot drink. So today I wanted to highlight 10 books (1 bonus at the end) that I’ve enjoyed reading and feel would be great winter reads. Note: There is a mix of Young Adult and Adult titles in this list and each book is linked to their physical and electronic books when applicable. (Click the title if you are interested in placing the book on hold!)

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November Staff Pick

Artemisia is a young novice training to be a Gray Sister, cleaning the bodies of the dead so they don't haunt the living. The work means she won't have to hear other people talk about her.

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August Staff Picks

Encountering Russian royalty. Suffragists arrive in the District to be heard. Uncovering a plot. What makes readers do strange and amusing things with books. Below are titles I enjoyed. Copies can be checked out and downloaded from the library system. The Women's March by Jennifer Chiaverini

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson

Rolling in the Deep

YA stories about the sea

With vacation season ramping up and the height of summer upon us, you may be looking for some water. Cold, refreshing water. We suggest starting with one of the biggest sources of water out there: the ocean. If the coast is a little too far for a trip, try these books about the sea. Adventure, romance, magic, and so much more await just beyond the horizon. Enjoy these books beachside or on the imaginary shore of your mind. 

Triple Moon by Melissa de la Cruz

Well Loki Here!

YA Norse Mythology

If you’ve been catching the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe installment, Loki, you might have a hankering for more Norse-inspired stories. Whether you’re looking for something specifically about the God of Mischief or you’re interested in something broader, we’ve got something for everyone.

Disability Visibility

Invisible Illness

Non-Fiction and Fiction focused on disability and mental illness

The books below cover the subject of disability and mental illness. There is a mixture of non-fiction and fiction in the list, and it attempts to give a wide range of perspectives on topics that are often misunderstood and underrepresented in mainstream media and politics. Here, those readers looking for materials that reflect a mental disorder can find representation via these recommended titles.

Legendborn by Tracy Deonn

Hearts Broken and Mended

Stories of Grief in YA Fiction

A complicated emotion, grief is one we all experience and respond to differently. These young adult novels take grief and show its transformative power in a number of different circumstances. From a girl fighting demons within and without to a summer vacation full of boys meant to distract from the one who can’t be there, these books offer heartbreaking and heart-mending stories.

The cover of Rose and Snow. An illustration of two girls standing in front of each other with a key between them

Book Review: Snow & Rose

Destiny was enchanted by this literary retelling of the Snow White and Rose Red fairy tale

Review written by Destiny Hardy, teen volunteer. 

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