Staff Picks: Spring 2019 Young Adult Books

Staff Picks: Spring 2019 Young Adult Books

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The School & Library team shares more about these outstanding young adult picks here!

I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest

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More praise for I Wanna Be Where You Are:

“In a world where it’s easy to lose faith in love, I WANNA BE WHERE YOU ARE is a brilliant burst of light. A dazzling debut.” Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out

Forward Me Back to You by Mitali Perkins


More praise for Forward Me Back to You:

★A Junior Library Guild Selection★

“Perkins celebrates Christian faith, superheroes, and Kolkata life through the interleaved perspectives of sympathetic and earnest protagonists and in simple language that speaks straight to the heart. A hymn to faith, friendship, and social justice, sung by gentle men and strong women of many colors and ages.” Kirkus

“In fast moving prose that is layered with emotion rage, grief, dismay, hope, vulnerability, love Perkins’s novel pulses with heart and questions of identity as well as talk of faith, prayer, God, and social justice.”  Publishers Weekly

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero O’Connell


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Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi


Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell, illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks


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