There is so much to love about April’s YA books—especially because so many of them are about love, both queer and straight. Whether you prefer fantasy quests, realistic contemporary dramas, rom-coms, or historical fiction (the 1990s!), you’re certain to find the perfect spring read to make your heart pound from excitement, mystery, and feels.
This week in YA, love is in the air, whether inside a chic boutique or outside under a meteor shower. Zombies also abound, from Reconstruction-era U.S. to 1920s England. Lastly, the 1980s and 1990s called, and they have wisdom to impart. [ean1Rebound, by Kwame Alexander A prequel novel in verse to 2015 Newbery winner The Crossover, Rebound invites us […]
April showers bring May flowers, and April book releases bring eager young readers asking for some stellar new reads. And that’s exactly what’s in bloom this month—we have a couple of sporty new books, the final installment in Stuart Gibbs’s Moon Base Alpha series, two exciting new series kickoffs, and a fantastic new book from […]
Kwame Alexander grew up surrounded by piles of books, with an English teacher mom and a publisher dad. As he writes in his inspirational The Playbook, “my house was pretty much a library.” After a childhood spent reading, late in elementary school, Alexander lost interest in the kinds of books his teachers assigned him. But in […]