If you’ve read the graphic novel, you already know 16-year-old Miles Morales’ secret identity. (Hint: a radioactive spider is involved.) But not all of the heroes wear masks in this exciting adventure by master storyteller Jason Reynolds, which confronts issues of race, family, relationships—and yes, some dastardly supernatural villainy!
Socially non-existent teen Eliza is actually the anonymous creator of the most-read and beloved online phenomenon of all time. How will she keep her anonymity when she starts to exist in real life? Part webcomic, part chat logs and texts, part fanfiction, and part narrative, this unique book is all about the different ways we exist and belong.
Dark and deep and treacherous, the Hazel Wood awaits all who seek the Hinterland. Alice Proserpine has never sought the realm her reclusive grandmother wrote about in dark, cult-classic fairy tales. But when her mother is kidnapped, Alice has no choice but to journey into the wood, although nothing could prepare her for the tangled truths within
High school senior Maya Aziz wants to go to film school in New York, a choice she fears her Muslim Indian parents won’t understand. She also maybe has feelings for an American classmate. Then outside events change everything and suddenly the future Maya wants seems farther away than ever in this alternately wry, thoughtful, and poignant coming-of-age tale.
17-year-old Justyce has been accepted to Yale, but it feels like all people see when they look at him is his race. After a run-in with police brutality, he turns for advice and inspiration to Martin Luther King, Jr., writing “Dear Martin” letters as he struggles to understand what it means to be a young African-American man in today’s world.
Would you want to know when you’re going to die? Maddie Fynn doesn’t have a choice—she can read people’s death dates on their foreheads. And when she and her best friend try to warn and save people, they end up under investigation for murder. This mystery thriller is full of great characters, twists and turns, and most importantly, a great ending.
Julia’s sister Olga is the “perfect Mexican daughter”—dutiful, conservative, and devoted to the family—unlike Julia, who argues with her mother and dreams of leaving home for college. But after Olga dies in an accident, Julia discovers that her big sister had secrets and begins a search for the truth about who Olga really was.