A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls - Jessica Spotswood

Female characters have traditionally taken a supporting role in adventure stories, but this is definitely not the case in A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls (Candlewick, $17.99). The subtitle says it all; these girls are prime time, and their stories place them anywhere from the pirate-infested waters off the Carolina coast in 1710 to the Chicago riots of the 1968 Democratic Convention. The illustrious contributors, who include Marie Lu, Andrea Cremer, Marissa Meyer, Elizabeth Wein, and editor Jessica Spotswood, all know how to tell a story that will knock your socks off. You go, girl! Ages 14-18.

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By Jessica Spotswood (Editor)
ISBN: 9780763678487
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016

The Smell of Other People's Houses - Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

In a small Alaskan fishing village in 1970, the lives of four teenagers cross paths in strange and unexpected ways. Each comes from a different place, and each is running away from something. But as their destinies intertwine, we realize that, despite their differences, they all might find what they’re looking for once they get to know The Smell of Other People’s Houses (Wendy Lamb, $17.99). In her debut novel, Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock writes with a sense of gritty realism tempered with hope that makes the story and characters tangible and knowable in this unique setting. Ages 14-18.

We Are the Ants - Shaun David Hutchinson

Henry Denton’s got problems. The entire school calls him Space Boy. Aliens have been abducting him regularly since he was thirteen. He is bullied. Last year his boyfriend, the love of his life, committed suicide. His father left the family and his mother is struggling to keep it together. His college-dropout brother has gotten his girlfriend pregnant and his Nana’s memories are slowly slipping away. If you were Henry and given the chance to save the world, would you even bother? Author Shaun David Hutchinson offers a darkly humorous yet heartfelt examination of what, if anything, makes life worthwhile in We Are the Ants (Simon Pulse, $17.99). It all boils down to one question: before Henry can save the world, will he be able to save himself? Ages 14-18.

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ISBN: 9781481449632
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2016