Speed Read//Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Shout Author: Laurie Halse Anderson Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Publication Date: March 12, 2019 Summary:  “Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Dealing in Dreams Author: Lilliam Rivera Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Publication Date: March 5, 2019 Summary:  “At night, Las Mal Criadas own these streets. Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That roles... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Genesis Begins Again Author: Alicia D. Williams Publisher: Atheneum/Simon & Schuster Publication Date: January 15, 2019 Summary:  “There are ninety-six things Genesis hates about herself. She knows the exact number because she keeps a list. Like #95: Because her skin... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Famous in a Small Town by Emma Mills

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Famous in a Small Town Author: Emma Mills Publisher: Henry Holt Publication Date: January 15, 2019 Summary:  “For Sophie, small-town life has never felt small. She has the Yum Yum Shoppe, with its famous fourteen flavors of ice cream; her... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Match Me If You Can by Tiana Smith

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest. Title: Match Me If You Can Author: Tiana Smith Publisher: Swoon Reads Publication Date: January 8, 2019 Summary:  “Mia's best friend Robyn is known for her matchmaking skills, which is perfect, because homecoming is just around the corner. But Robyn refuses... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest.  Title: A Very Large Expanse of Sea Author: Tahereh Mafi Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: October 16, 2018 Summary:  “It’s 2002, a year after 9/11. It’s an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Analee, In Real Life by Janelle Milanes

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest.  Title: Analee, In Real Life Author: Janelle Milanes Publisher: Simon Pulse Publication Date: September 18, 2018 Summary:  “Ever since her mom died three years ago, Analee Echevarria has had trouble saying out loud the weird thoughts that sit in her... Continue Reading →

Speed Read//Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner

Speed Read is a recommendation tool for librarians, booksellers, teachers, and parents featuring books with high interest.  Title: Fake Blood Author: Whitney Gardner Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: September 4, 2018 Summary:  “It’s the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn’t grown or had any exciting... Continue Reading →

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