Special Topics and Award Books

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Susan Kuklin
(Adult Nonfiction - 306.768 Kuk)

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.


Banned Books Week

Incendiary

Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucía. As a memory thief, Renata was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown.

Incendiary

Zoraida Córdova
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Cordova)

Renata was only a child when she was kidnapped by the King's Justice and brought to the luxurious palace of Andalucía. As a memory thief, Renata was used by the crown to carry out the King's Wrath, a siege that resulted in the deaths of thousands of her own people. Now Renata is one of the Whispers, rebel spies working against the crown.


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Chilling Effect

After her sister is kidnapped by a shadowy syndicate known as The Fridge, the foul-mouthed Captain Eva Innocente and her motley crew aboard La Sirena Negra must pay the ransom through a series of dangerous missions. Original. 50,000 first printing.—Baker & Taylor

Chilling Effect

Valerie Valdes
(Adult Fiction - SF Valdes)

After her sister is kidnapped by a shadowy syndicate known as The Fridge, the foul-mouthed Captain Eva Innocente and her motley crew aboard La Sirena Negra must pay the ransom through a series of dangerous missions. Original. 50,000 first printing.—Baker & Taylor


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Dealing in Dreams

Sixteen year old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City, but when she sets her sights on giving this life up for a prestigious home in Mega Towers, she must decide if she's willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants.—Baker & Taylor

Dealing in Dreams

Lilliam Rivera
(Adult Fiction - SF Rivera)

Sixteen year old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City, but when she sets her sights on giving this life up for a prestigious home in Mega Towers, she must decide if she's willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants.—Baker & Taylor


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Clap When You Land

In the raw and emotional verse novel, Acevedo's exploration of loss packs an effective double punch, unraveling the aftermath of losing a parent alongside the realities of familial inheritance.—Publishers Weekly

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Acevedo)

In the raw and emotional verse novel, Acevedo's exploration of loss packs an effective double punch, unraveling the aftermath of losing a parent alongside the realities of familial inheritance.—Publishers Weekly


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.—Baker & Taylor

I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Erika L. Sánchez
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Sanchez)

When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.—Baker & Taylor


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Part romance, part foodie heaven, the warm atmosphere will make readers want to cook and dance and love.—Kirkus Reviews

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Laura Taylor Namey
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Namey)

Part romance, part foodie heaven, the warm atmosphere will make readers want to cook and dance and love.—Kirkus Reviews


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Overweight sixteen-year-old Charlie yearned for her first kiss while her perfect best friend, Amelia, fell in love, so when she finally starts dating and learns the boy asked Amelia out first, she is devastated.

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Crystal Maldonado
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Maldona)

Overweight sixteen-year-old Charlie yearned for her first kiss while her perfect best friend, Amelia, fell in love, so when she finally starts dating and learns the boy asked Amelia out first, she is devastated.


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

We Set the Dark on Fire

When she is asked to spy for a resistance group working to bring equality to Medio, Daniela Vargas, a student at the Medio School for Girls, questions everything she's worked for.—Baker & Taylor

We Set the Dark on Fire

Tehlor Kay Mejia
(Young Adult - Y Mejia)

When she is asked to spy for a resistance group working to bring equality to Medio, Daniela Vargas, a student at the Medio School for Girls, questions everything she's worked for.—Baker & Taylor


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Blazewrath Games

Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangerous relay.

Blazewrath Games

Amparo Ortiz
(Young Adult Fiction - Y Ortiz)

Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangerous relay.


YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

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