New YA Books

“I wouldn’t be a songwriter if it wasn’t for books that I loved as a kid. I think that when you can escape into a book it trains your imagination to think big and to think that more can exist than what you see.” – Taylor Swift

Forever Is Now By Mariama J. Lockington Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374388881
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - May 23rd, 2023

A poignant and lyrical young adult novel-in-verse about a Black teen coming of age in an anxiety-inducing world, from the author of For Black Girls Like Me and In the Key of Us.

I'm safe here.

Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating By Adiba Jaigirdar Cover Image
ISBN: 9781645677543
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 23rd, 2023

Everyone likes Humaira "Hani" Khan—she’s easy going and one of the most popular girls at school. But when she comes out to her friends as bisexual, they invalidate her identity, saying she can’t be bi if she’s only dated guys. Panicked, Hani blurts out that she’s in a relationship…with a girl her friends absolutely hate—Ishita "Ishu" Dey. Ishu is the complete opposite of Hani.

It Goes Like This By Miel Moreland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250833280
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Published: Square Fish - May 23rd, 2023

In Miel Moreland's heartfelt young adult debut, It Goes Like This, four queer teens realize that sometimes you have to risk hitting repeat on heartbreak.

From Here By Luma Mufleh Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593354452
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - May 16th, 2023

In her coming-of-age memoir, refugee advocate Luma Mufleh writes of her tumultuous journey to reconcile her identity as a gay Muslim woman and a proud Arab-turned-American refugee.

Painted Devils (Little Thieves #2) By Margaret Owen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250831163
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 16th, 2023

A scrappy former maid and jewel thief must outwit gods, injustice, and her own past in this sequel to the Indie Next Pick, Little Thieves by Margaret Owen.

Let's get one thing straight - Vanja Schmidt wasn't trying to start a cult.

Hurt You By Marie Myung-Ok Lee Cover Image
ISBN: 9798200758098
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days delivery time)
Published: Blackstone Publishing - May 16th, 2023

With echoes of Marieke Nijkamp and Jason Reynolds, acclaimed author Marie Myung-Ok Lee's stunning YA homage to Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men tells the tragic story of a Korean-American teen who fights to protect herself and her neurodivergent older brother from a hostile community.

I Have Something to Tell You—For Young Adults: A Memoir By Chasten Buttigieg Cover Image
ISBN: 9781665904377
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 16th, 2023

An instant New York Times bestseller!

The young adult adaptation of the hopeful and refreshingly candid bestselling memoir by the husband of a former Democratic presidential candidate about growing up gay in his small Midwestern town.

Julieta and the Romeos By Maria E. Andreu Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062996541
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 16th, 2023

You’ve Got Mail meets a YA Beach Read with a bookish mystery at its heart in the newest rom-com from Maria E. Andreu. The ideal next read for fans of Emily Henry, Kasie West, and Jennifer E. Smith.

Last Canto of the Dead By Daniel José Older Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368070904
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - May 16th, 2023

Two gods-turned-teenagers wage simultaneous battles in the Caribbean and Brooklyn in this breathless sequel to BALLAD & DAGGER.

Lose You to Find Me By Erik J. Brown Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063055025
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 16th, 2023

A romantic, heartfelt, and hilarious queer coming-of-age story from All That's Left in the World author Erik J. Brown, perfect for fans of What If It’s Us and If This Gets Out.

Rubi Ramos's Recipe for Success: A Novel By Jessica Parra Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250862525
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 16th, 2023

Most Anticipated YA by Goodreads!

"An earnest, charming coming-of-age story that will come for your heart and your appetite."
New York Times bestselling author Emma Lord

Graduation is only a few months away, and Rubi Ramos’s “recipe for success” to get into prestigious Alma University is already off track.

Venom & Vow By Anna-Marie McLemore, Elliott McLemore Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250822239
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 16th, 2023

Two enemy kingdoms are forced to work together to break a curse in this lush YA fantasy, featuring a transgender prince and a bigender dama/assassin in the lead roles.

Keep your enemy closer.

Cade McKenna is a transgender prince who’s doubling for his brother.
Valencia Palafox is a young dama attending the future queen of Eliana.