Emily Bird wakes up in a hospital with the world crumbling around her. The West Coast has been struck by the deadly v-flu—rumored to be a biochemical attack—and her hometown of Washington, D.C. is under a strict quarantine. If only Bird could remember what happened to her the night she ended up in the hospital, the night she was drugged at a party with her elite prep school friends by a Homeland Security Agent, maybe she could make sense of what’s going on. Alaya Dawn Johnson’s thriller, Love is the Drug (Arthur A. Levine, $17.99) is not just a gripping tale of intrigue, but also a story about finding yourself against all odds.  Ages 14-17. ENR

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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 30th, 2014

Jandy Nelson’s second book, I’ll Give You the Sun (Dial, $17.99), is a linguistic feast. Narrated alternately by twin siblings Noah and Jude, at ages thirteen and sixteen, respectively, Nelson’s novel is emotionally captivating. At thirteen the twins were incredibly close, but three years later a number of tragedies have befallen them, and their family is torn apart. Jumping back and forth in time, Nelson reveals the twins’ story piece by piece in narrative voices so distinct and original you’ll be reading sentences over just to enjoy them a second time.  Ages 14 and up. ENR

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Published: Dial Books - September 16th, 2014

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Published: Speak - October 27th, 2015

Melba Doretta Liston was a trailblazing jazz musician, one of the first women to become a renowned trombone player and composer, but this picture book biography starts before all that, when it was just Little Melba and Her Big Trombone (Lee & Low Books, $18.95). Melba was born in 1926 in Kansas City, “where you could reach out and feel the music.” Author Katheryn Russell-Brown traces Melba’s story from teaching herself to play the ungainly instrument and playing on the local radio station at eight, to the struggles she faced touring in the South with Billie Holiday. Illustrator Frank Morrison’s rich oil paintings bring Melba’s story to life, and for the readers eager to hear Melba’s sound for themselves, or do some further reading, there are a Discography and Bibliography included in the end notes.  Ages 4-8. ENR

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Published: Lee & Low Books - September 1st, 2014

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