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Fresh Ink: An Anthology

Lamar Giles, editor

Giles has assembled 13 selections featuring ten short stories, a graphic novel, and a never before in-print one-act play from Walter Dean Myers. The collaboration represents the diversity found within current YA fiction and includes entries from the most recognizable authors writing today such as Melissa de la Cruz, Sara Farizan, Eric Gansworth, Malinda Lo, Daniel José Older, Jason Reynolds, Aminah Mae Safi, Gene Luen Yang, and Nicola Yoon. This powerful collection examines a wide array of characters and situations and what ties the stories together are the vivid descriptions of food, language, and cultural norms that will appeal to teens from all walks of life.

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Julia Unbound

Catherine Egan

In her heart-pounding conclusion to the Witch’s Child trilogy, Egan’s flawed heroine Julia is entangled in so many different webs, it's hard to see how she'll ever break free. In order to save her brother's life she must do Casimir's bidding. He demands that she use her vanishing skills to spy on the court and help install a puppet prince on the throne of Frayne. But Julia is secretly acting as a double agent and passing information to revolutionaries who are supporting a rebel princess. She's also desperately seeking the truth about her powers and whether she should use them to save her country, her brother or a beloved child.

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See All the Stars

Kit Frick

Frick’s debut is a psychological thriller that will keep readers on edge as they try to figure out what happened during Ellory May’s junior year that changed her life forever. After an incident the previous spring, she was suspended for two months and spent the summer alone at an art camp. Now 18, Ellory is returning to school as a social outcast, friendless and brokenhearted. Her once inseparable group of friends is torn apart by secrets and deception. Although no one outwardly blames her for what happened, Ellory is consumed by guilt and discovers that even in the present the past is everywhere.

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