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Hana Khan Carries On

Title: Hana Khan Carries OnAuthor: Uzma Jalaluddin  Publisher: Harper AvenuePublication Date: April 13th, 2021Genres: Contemporary Synopsis: From the author of Ayesha at Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of “You’ve Got Mail,” set in two competing halal restaurants Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit… Continue reading Hana Khan Carries On

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It Goes Like This

It Goes Like This by Miel MorelandGenre: Young Adult ContemporaryPublishing Date: May 18, 2021 Synopsis: Content Warnings: primary trigger warning – Misgendering and none of it is done maliciously (although it’s still obviously harmful to the non-binary character) and hospitals / Minor mentions of: biphobia, homophobia, substance addiction, eating disorders/body image, grief/loss of a parent.… Continue reading It Goes Like This

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The Immortal Game

The Immortal Game by Talia Rothschild & A.C. HarveyGenre: Young Adult FantasyPublishing Date: May 25, 2021 Synopsis: Content Warning: Emotional abuse, battle scenes, up-close death An exiled goddess goes on a quest to clear her name and save Mount Olympus in Talia Rothschild & A. C. Harvey’s action-packed young adult debut, The Immortal Game!Galene, daughter of… Continue reading The Immortal Game

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May The Best Man Win

TITLE: May the Best Man WinAUTHOR: Z.R. EllorPUBLISHER: Roaring Brook PressRELEASE DATE: May 18th, 2021GENRE(S): YOUNG ADULT FICTION--Contemporary, RomanceBUY LINK: https://bookshop.org/a/11727/9781250625120 SYNOPSIS: A trans boy enters a throw-down battle for the title of Homecoming King with the boy he dumped last summer in ZR Ellor’s contemporary YA debut. Jeremy Harkiss, cheer captain and student body… Continue reading May The Best Man Win

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Off the Record

Off the Record by Camryn GarrettGenre: Young Adult ContemporaryPublishing Date: May 18, 2021 Synopsis: Content Warnings: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment The behind-the-scenes access of Almost Famous meets the searing revelations of #metoo in this story of a teen journalist who uncovers the scandal of the decade.Ever since seventeen-year-old Josie Wright can remember, writing has been her… Continue reading Off the Record

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Lucky Girl

Lucky Girl by Jamie PactonGenre: Young Adult ContemporaryPublishing Date: May 11, 2021 Synopsis: Content Warning: deals with parental mental health (hoarding, depression caused by grief) and loss of a parent. A hilarious and poignant reflection on what money can and cannot fix58,643,129. That’s how many dollars seventeen-year-old Fortuna Jane Belleweather just won in the lotto… Continue reading Lucky Girl

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The Other Side of Perfect

The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko TurkGenre: Young Adult ContemporaryPublishing Date: May 11, 2021 Synopsis: Content Warning: protagonist is dealing with a lot of anger and some depression, various experiences of racism Alina Keeler was destined to dance, but one terrifying fall shatters her leg–and her dreams of a professional ballet career along with… Continue reading The Other Side of Perfect