Teen Thursday: It’s International Women’s Day!


The Poet X is out now and we can’t wait to share it with you!


Here’s what Teen Press Corps member, Olubunmi, had to say about it:

“She learned to speak with fire on her tongue. A poem etched in tears and smiles. She learned to write poetry, and became The Poet X.” — Read the full review on the TPC blog! 




It’s a big week for new releases. We hardly know where to start! Here’s just a handful of our faves.





Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi 

The girl with the power to kill with a single touch now has the world in the palm of her hand. Juliette and Warner’s story continues in the electrifying fourth installment of Tahereh Mafi’s New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series. Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander of North America, and now has Warner by her side. But when tragedy strikes, she must confront the darkness that dwells both around and inside her. Who will she become in the face of adversity? Will she be able to control the power she wields, and use it for good?


The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious by Shannon and Dean Hale

“Squirrel Girl gives me life. She’s spunky, she’s real, and she’s saving the world. After an incredible first novel it was hard to think Doreen Green could find a bigger adventure, but the Hales do it again! And I can’t wait to pour through this book over and over again.” – Shannon, Teen Specialist, BookPeople


The Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

It’s been a year since the shocking death of August Moriarty, and Jamie and Charlotte haven’t spoken. Jamie is going through the motions at Sherringford, trying to finish his senior year without incident, with a nice girlfriend he can’t seem to fall for. Charlotte is on the run, from Lucien Moriarty and from her own mistakes. No one has seen her since that fateful night on the lawn in Sussex–and Charlotte wants it that way. She knows she isn’t safe to be around. She knows her Watson can’t forgive her. Holmes and Watson may not be looking to reconcile, but when strange things start happening, it’s clear that someone wants the team back together. Someone who has been quietly observing them both. Making plans. Biding their time. Someone who wants to see one of them suffer and the other one dead.


The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

“Centuries ago, the Swan sisters were drowned for witchcraft. Now, for a few weeks each year, they claim the bodies of three girls and use them to draw men into the harbor to drown. For those weeks, tourists flood the town and the locals dare each other to go near the water. They call it The Swan Season. The Wicked Deep is haunting, sad, and satisfying. The sisters’ anger is so thoroughly understandable, it is easy to see how they would want to lure men into the harbor. This is the perfect book for Practical Magic fans or anyone looking for a crisp, immersive read.”  — Amy Brabenec, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA


Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeymi 

Z lie Adebola remembers when the soil of Or sha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Z lie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Z lie without a mother and her people without hope. Now Z lie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Z lie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good. Danger lurks in Or sha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Z lie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.




And a huge thank you to all the female authors, characters, and revolutionaries throughout history that have changed the world!

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