3 Nov Serena Says by Tanita S. Davis. (HarperCollins/Tegen
After Serena’s best friend abandons her for someone new, Serena finds her voice through vlogging and learns to speak out, even though she can’t pause, edit, or delete in real life.
10 Nov A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey. Atheneum.
A Miami girl unexpectedly finds love—and herself—in a small English town.
Nov 10 The Ever Cruel Kingdom (The Never Tilting World #2) by Rin Chupeco. HarperTeen.
After a treacherous journey and a life-shattering meeting with a twin neither knew they had, Haidee and Odessa expected to emerge from the Great Abyss to a world set right. But though the planet is turning once again, the creatures of the abyss will not rest until they have tasted another goddess’s sacrifice.
10 Nov Master of One by Jaida Jones. HarperTeen Rags is a thief—an excellent one. He’s stolen into noble’s coffers, picked soldier’s pockets, and even liberated a ring or two off the fingers of passersby. Until he’s caught by the Queensguard and forced to find an ancient fae relic for a sadistic royal sorcerer.
10 Nov Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao. Simon Pulse.
College student Chloe Wang hires a fake boyfriend to appease her traditional Taiwanese parents, with disastrous results.
17 Nov. Malcolm and Me by Robin Farmer. SparkPress.
Philly native Roberta Forest is a precocious rebel with the soul of a poet. The thirteen-year-old is young, gifted, black, and Catholic—although she’s uncertain about the Catholic part after she calls Thomas Jefferson a hypocrite for enslaving people and her nun responds with a racist insult. Their ensuing fight makes Roberta question God and the important adults in her life, all of whom seem to see truth as gray when Roberta believes it’s black or white.
17 Nov Home for Hurricanes: A Memoir of Resilience in Poetry and Prose by Nikki Murphy. Rebirth Press. Home for Hurricanes provides a sobering portrayal of both the jubilance and hardening of Black girls emanating from the ghettos, and Murphy celebrates their resolve to build free and whole lives. In her debut poetry collection, Murphy lays bare the impact of rape culture, examines notions of innocence and responsibility, and invites readers to witness her hard-fought journey to find healing, love, and gratitude.
17 Nov Rebel Sisters (War Girls #2) by Tochi Onyebuchi. Razorbill.
It’s been five years since the Biafran War ended. Ify is now nineteen and living where she’s always dreamed–the Space Colonies. She is a respected, high-ranking medical officer and has dedicated her life to helping refugees like herself rebuild in the Colonies.
Back in the still devastated Nigeria, Uzo, a young synth, is helping an aid worker, Xifeng, recover images and details of the war held in the technology of destroyed androids. Uzo, Xifeng, and the rest of their team are working to preserve memories of the many lives lost, despite the government’s best efforts to eradicate any signs that the war ever happened. Though they are working toward common goals of helping those who suffered, Ify and Uzo are worlds apart. But when a mysterious virus breaks out among the children in the Space Colonies, their paths collide. Ify makes it her mission to figure out what’s causing the deadly disease. And doing so means going back to the corrupt homeland she thought she’d left behind forever.
17 Nov Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon. G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
When Sunny Dae—self-proclaimed total nerd—meets Cirrus Soh, he can’t believe how cool and confident she is. So when Cirrus mistakes Sunny’s older brother Gray’s bedroom—with its electric guitars and rock posters—for Sunny’s own, he sort of, kind of, accidentally winds up telling her he’s the front man of a rock band.
17 Nov These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong. Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Set in 1920s Shanghai, this retelling of Romeo and Juliet involves rival gangs and a monster in the depths of the Huangpu River.