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Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles.328 p. Candlewick Press, March 10, 2015. 9780763663872.
Publisher synopsis: Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles’s revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day.
X: a novel by Ilyasah Shabazz with Kekla Magoon. 384 p. Candlewick Press, January 6, 2015. 9780763669676.
Publisher synopsis: Cowritten by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.
Eden West by Pete Hautman. 310 p. Candlewick Press, April 28, 2015. 9780763674182.
Publisher synopsis: Fifteen top young-adult authors let us in on provocative secrets in a fascinating collection that will have readers talking.
The Tight-Rope Walkers by David Almond. 326 p. Candlewick Press, March 24, 2015. 9780763673109.
Publisher synopsis: International award winner David Almond draws on memories of his early years in Tyneside, England, for a moving coming-of-age novel, masterfully told.
Hold Tight Don't Let Go: a novel of Haiti by Laura Rose Wagner. 255 p. Amulet Books/ Abrams.
Publisher synopsis: Hold Tight, Don’t Let Go follows the vivid story of two teenage cousins, raised as sisters, who survive the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. After losing the woman who raised them in the tragedy, Magdalie and Nadine must fend for themselves in the aftermath of the quake. The girls are inseparable, making the best of their new circumstances in a refugee camp with an affectionate, lively camaraderie, until Nadine, whose father lives in Miami, sends for her but not Magdalie. As she leaves, Nadine makes a promise she cannot keep: to bring Magdalie to Miami, too. Resourceful Magdalie focuses her efforts on a reunion with Nadine until she realizes her life is in Haiti, and that she must embrace its possibilities for love, friendship, and a future.
Oh my, this is truly an embarrassment of riches. So many amazing looking books! I have enjoyed books by Jo Knowles, David Almond and Pete Hautman. I'm always on the lookout for good short story collections. And, Hold Tight Don't Let Go looks very intriguing.
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