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Hey YA readers!
Happy June! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend and that you got some extra great reading in! I listened to the audiobook of The Knockout by Sajni Patel and it was fantastic! Definitely pick it up if you enjoy hardcore girls in sports and great coming of age stories about identity and big dreams.
Let’s dive into the news and new books, because there’s a ton of both!
The Books for Palestine relief auction is running now. Bid on items donated by the kidlit community to raise money for the Middle East Children’s Alliance and the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.
YA author Rachel Lippincott shared her own journey in completing the bucket list found in her new novel, The Lucky List.
A reminder: June is officially Pride Month, so don’t forget about the Pride Book Fest happening this month!
New YA Books
Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé
Better Together by Christine Riccio
A Chorus Rises by Bethany C. Morrow
The Coming Storm by Regina M. Hansen
The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
Don’t Hate the Player by Alexis Nedd
An Emotion of Great Delight by Tahereh Mafi
The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver
Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The In-Between by Marc Klein
Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June
The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott
The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin
Never Kiss Your Roommate by Philline Harms
A Night Twice as Long by Andrew Simonet
One Great Lie by Deb Caletti
The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons
Simone Breaks All the Rules by Debbie Rigaud
Speak for Yourself by Lana Wood Johnson
Strange Creatures by Phoebe North
Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park
Trouble Girls by Julia Lynn Rubin
The (Un)Popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez
We Are Inevitable by Gayle Forman
We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Lynn Solomon
The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon
New in Paperback
14 Ways to Die by Vincent Ralph
The Betrothed by Kiera Cass
This Book is Gay by Juno Dawsom
Breath Like Water by Anna Jarzab
Category Five by Ann Davila Cardinal
This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
Girl Unframed by Deb Caletti
Orpheus Girl by Brynne Rebele-Henry
The Shadow Wand by Laurie Forest
Some Kind of Animal by Maria Romasco-Moore
A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow
Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon
Unravel the Dusk by Elizabeth Lim
When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey
When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn
You Know Me Well by David Levithan and Nina LaCour (anniversary reissue)
You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson
On Book Riot
Dark coming of age YA—why is it important?
Thanks for hanging out!