Children & Teens Books of the Week

New in Hardcover
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Sonia Sanchez (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207040
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Published: Candlewick - September 8th, 2020

Daniella’s neighbor, Evelyn Del Rey, is also her “mejor amiga…número uno best friend.” They do everything together but now Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away (Candlewick, $17.99). Rich language penned by Meg Medina and textured illustration from Sonia Sanchez vividly depict the girls’ final day together with warmth and the promise that their friendship will continue. Also available in Spanish (Evelyn Del Rey se Muda; Candlewick, $17.99) Ages 4-8 ,Maria Salvadore

Blast from the Past
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780440418702
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Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2002

After moving to small town Vermont from NYC after his parents’ divorce, Miguel is having a hard time adjusting. Enter his enigmatic Dominican aunt who brings a much-needed infusion of warmth and culture into his life in How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (Yearling, $6.99). In her first middle grade novel, Julia Alvarez has captured the struggle with identity and acceptance in a subtle but endearing way. Ages 9-11. Heidi Ashton Yoon

YA Pick
The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781624149528
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Published: Page Street Kids - May 5th, 2020

Normally a serving wench, Kit Sweetly ends up championing gender rights for all when a video of her taking her brother’s place as a Knight at the medieval-themed dinner theatre goes viral. Resilient and funny, The Life and Medieval Times of Kit Sweetly tackles aspirational goals and real-life issues like poverty, college admissions, and an absentee father. Jamie Pacton gives readers a scrappy and relatable heroine who may skip school for a day or two but won’t ever stop fighting for those she loves. (Page Street Kids, $17.99) Ages 14+. Michelle Allen