We love YA new book day—it’s always exciting to get a cart of shiny new titles with that fresh book smell wheeled up to us.  Here’s our top 10 of the most recent fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels we’ve added to the collection.  Place your holds on them right from our blog! 

Fiction 

Clap When You Land – Elizabeth Acevedo 

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people… In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance — and Papi’s secrets — the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.  

Love, Creekwood – Becky Albertalli 

It’s been more than a year since Simon and Blue turned their anonymous online flirtation into an IRL relationship, and just a few months since Abby and Leah’s unforgettable night at senior prom. Now the Creekwood High crew are in their first years at different colleges, navigating friendship and romance the way their story began–on email. 

The Betrothed – Kiera Cass 

Kierra Cass, author of the popular Selection series, returns with a new title! When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked–and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true. But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine. 

House of Dragons – Jessica Cluess 

Five royal houses will hear the call to compete in the trial for the dragon throne.  A liar, a soldier, a servant, a thief, and a murderer will answer it.  Who will win?  Three Dark Crowns meets The Breakfast Club—with DRAGONS. 

They Went Left – Monica Hesse 

Zofia, a teenage Holocaust survivor, travels across post-war Europe as she searches for her younger brother and seeks to rebuild her shattered life. 

Non-fiction 

Changing the Equation: 50+ US Black Women in STEM – Tonya Bolden 

Award-winning author Tonya Bolden explores the black women who have changed the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in America. Including groundbreaking computer scientists, doctors, inventors, physicists, pharmacists, mathematicians, aviators, and many more, this book celebrates over 50 women who have shattered the glass ceiling, defied racial discrimination, and pioneered in their fields.  

My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice:  A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth – Patrice Vecchione 

Ever had an emotion or experience you wanted to express, but didn’t know how? This guide encourages teens to find their voices, step up and speak their truths, and articulate what matters to them most–both personally and politically–whether it be boldly to an outside audience or just privately for themselves. 

Graphic Novels 

Dragon Ball Super 8 – Akira Toriyama 

Ever since Goku became Earth’s greatest hero and gathered the seven Dragon Balls to defeat the evil Boo, his life on Earth has grown a little dull. But new threats loom overhead, and Goku and his friends will have to defend the planet once again in this continuation of Akira Toriyama’s best-selling series, Dragon Ball. 

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed – Laurie Halse Anderson 

Princess Diana of Themyscira’s 16th birthday celebrations are cut short when refugees break through to her island home and she defies her Amazon elders by trying to bring the outsiders to safety, but a stormy sea sweeps her away to where she must learn to survive in a foreign world full of danger and injustice. 

My Hero Academia 22Kohei Horikoshi  

What would the world be like if 80 percent of the population manifested superpowers called “Quirks”? Heroes and villains would be battling it out everywhere! Being a hero would mean learning to use your power, but where would you go to study? The Hero Academy of course! But what would you do if you were one of the 20 percent who were born Quirkless? Middle school student Izuku Midoriya wants to be a hero more than anything, but he hasn’t got an ounce of power in him. With no chance of ever getting into the prestigious U.A. High School for budding heroes, his life is looking more and more like a dead end. Then an encounter with All Might, the greatest hero of them all, gives him a chance to change his destiny. 

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