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FICTION / MAGICAL REALISM / HISTORICAL

Angel Thieves

By Kathi Appelt

Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books

336 Pages; hardcover, paperback, audio book, and eBook

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An ocelot. A slave. An angel thief. 

Multiple perspectives spanning across time are united through themes of freedom, hope, and faith in a most unusual and epic novel from Newbery Honor–winning author and National Book Award finalist Kathi Appelt.

 

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FICTION / HISTORICAL / SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY 

Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure

By Grace Allison

Modern Mystic Media, LLC

398 pages; paperback, audio book, and eBook; also available in audio book and paperback

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Take a YA time traveler adventure with young Albert Einstein. When young Albert Einstein’s father gives him a jeweled compass, he has no idea the adventure that awaits. Spanning from 10,400 BCE on the Islands of Poseidon to Switzerland in 1903, Einstein’s Compass sweeps across dimensions all while Albert Einstein is growing into his destiny. But a dangerous creature hunts Albert and the compass. In this fantasy adventure, cosmic forces of good and evil clash around a budding scientist on the cusp of his greatest discovery.

 

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FICTION / FANTASY / MYSTERY / SUPERNATURAL

Elatsoe

By Darcie Little Badger; Illustrated by Rovina Cai

Levine Querido

368 pages; hardcover, audio book, eBook

 

A Texas teen comes face-to-face with a cousin's ghost and vows to unmask the murderer.

Elatsoe—Ellie for short—lives in an alternate contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant groups. She can raise the spirits of dead animals—most importantly, her ghost dog Kirby. When her beloved cousin dies, all signs point to a car crash, but his ghost tells her otherwise: He was murdered.

Who killed him and how did he die? With the help of her family, her best friend Jay, and the memory great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother, Elatsoe, must track down the killer and unravel the mystery of this creepy town and its dark past. But will the nefarious townsfolk and a mysterious Doctor stop her before she gets started?
 

A breathtaking debut novel featuring an asexual, Apache teen protagonist, Elatsoe combines mystery, horror, noir, ancestral knowledge, haunting illustrations, fantasy elements, and is one of the most-talked about debuts of the year.

 

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FICTION / CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE / SELF ESTEEM & RELIANCE

Far from Normal

By Becky Wallace

Page Street Publishing

240 pages; hardcover, library binding, and eBook

 

When Maddie McPherson she lands a summer internship with a sports marketing firm, she finally has a chance to crawl out of her genius brother’s shadow. Not to mention, a glowing letter of recommendation could secure her admission to her dream college. The company tasks her with repairing the image of teen soccer phenom Gabriel Fortunato. Gabriel is a tabloid magnet, who’s best-known for flubbing Italy’s World Cup hopes. As Maddie works with him to develop “pleasant and friendly” content for social media, she also learns he’s thoughtful, multi-talented, and fiercely loyal―maybe even to a fault. Falling for a footballer could botch this internship, but with the firm pressuring her to get the job done, perhaps her heart is worth risking?

 

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FICTION / ROMANCE / COMING-OF-AGE

PUDGE AND PREJUDICE

By A.K. Pittman

Wander, Imprint of Tyndale House 

352 pages; hardcover, paperback, and eBookalso available in eBook

 

Pudge and Prejudice is an homage to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, transported to the fictitious Northfield Texas High School in the year 1984. After moving to Northfield with her family, Elyse Nebbit faces the challenge of finding her place in a new school, one dominated by social status and Friday night football. When Elyse’s effortlessly beautiful older sister Jayne starts dating Charlie Bingley, the captain of the school football team, Elyse finds herself curious about Charlie’s popular and brooding best friend, Billy Fitz. Elyse’s body insecurities eventually complicate her relationship with Billy, leaving Jayne and Elyse’s exceedingly blunt friend, Lottie, to step in and help Elyse accept herself for who she is, pant size and all.

 

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