Staff Favorites

book cover: large teen girl with top knot, yellow shirt, and pink sunglasses sipping a drink through a straw

Leah on the Offbeat
Becky Albertalli
book cover: teen girl with afro looking longingly at words that flow across the cover
The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo
book cover: two young men standing, looking back at each other with city skyline in background
What If It's Us

Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
book cover: girl sitting cross-legged on ground with decorative title featuring stars and planets
Girl Made of Stars

Ashley Herring Blake
book cover: gold crown on tree branches
The Cruel Prince

Holly Black
book cover: crescent moon, bird, and pentagram images hanging from tree branches
The Wicked Deep

Shea Ernshaw
book cover: girl climbing spiral staircase that morphs into flying birds
When Elephants Fly

Nancy Richardson Fischer
book cover: black teen girl wearing Converse shoes sitting on ground with solid red background
Monday's Not Coming

Tiffany D. Jackson
book cover: two teens sitting on beach staring out at waves, leaning in toward each other
Summer of Salt

Katrina Leno
book cover: title written in wavy pink, turquoise, orange, blue, and yellow font; title repeated/overlaid in black handwriting
A Very Large Expanse of Sea

Tahereh Mafi
book cover: white bird flying skyward on red and purple background
The Astonishing Color of After

Emily X. R. Pan
book cover: purple background with images of witches, skulls, bottles, palmistry, spiders, cat, and a crescent moon
Toil & Trouble

Jessica Spotswood & Tess Sharpe

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