Newsletter: Top Picks for Little Readers
This crop of new titles demonstrates how children’s and teenage narratives are reflecting the urgent issues of the day, the need for diverse voices, and the desire for a bit of escape to tide us over until winter flows into spring.
For The Younger Ones:
The Dominican-born Pulitzer-Prize winning writer pens his first children’s story, an ode to family, memory, and the place home has in your heart.
This book is a great way to introduce the brilliant Diaz to a new generation of readers.
by Andrew Joyner
A celebration of the Women’s Marches and the 5-million (!) people, including children, that participated across America.
Great black and white illustrations (a la the Eloise books) with the pop of bright pink!
And for some light humor...
Baby Monkey, Private Eye
by Brian Selznick and David Serlin
Favorite author Selznick creates an instantly classic, lovable character, a baby monkey!
It’s quite silly—a perfect antidote to the serious issues of the moment.
For Middle Grade:
by Sayantani DasGupta
Demon slaying abounds in this magical new series filled with winged horses, talking birds, and possible Indian princesses.
For readers of Rick Riordan, Grace Lin, and anyone interested in good fantasy.
by Laura Geringer Bass
A young girl whose father dies of a heart attack is the star of this moving and ultimately uplifting novel.
Navigating the first blush of romance and the insecurities of growing up, her grief takes the form of her father’s voice, and his heart within her own.
For Young Adults:
A stunning graphic novel adaptation of an award-winning novel. Speak is a new modern classic about the lessons of speaking up for oneself, while addressing timely issues including sexual assault and what it feels like to be an "outsider".
Torn between two worlds, a Muslim Indian-born teenager in America copes with Islamophobia in this stunning debut novel.
A good choice for book clubs that will give readers a glimpse into a divided world.
Heartily recommended by beloved author John Green comes a beautifully lyrical debut novel about love, grief, and suicide that blends magical realism, Asian culture, and the perils of being an immigrant.
Coming to a Theater Near You:
Based on Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli
Ages 14 & Up
in theaters March 16th!
A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time: 50th Anniversary Commemorative Edition
by Madeline L’Engle
in theaters March 9th!
See you in the store,
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