This month in Teen Books: May 2021

Reading recommendations for teens
May 18, 2021
Readers who loved titles from award-winning YA author Nicola Yoon like The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything (and their associated movie versions!) will be delighted to hear that her latest book is on the way:
Instructions-for-dancing.jpgInstructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon
Evie Thomas doesn't believe in love anymore. Especially after the strangest thing occurs one otherwise ordinary afternoon: She witnesses a couple kiss and is overcome with a vision of how their romance began… and how it will end. As Evie tries to understand why this is happening, she finds herself at La Brea Dance Studio, learning to dance with a boy named X. X is everything that Evie is not: adventurous, passionate, daring. Falling for X is definitely not what Evie had in mind. If her visions of heartbreak have taught her anything, it's that no one escapes love unscathed.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
As part of the celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, library staff have compiled a diverse array of book lists that feature AAPI characters by AAPI authors and illustrators. Make sure to check out these great teen/young adult recommendations.
What’s New This Month
Some great YA books are on the way to library shelves this month, including new releases from Bethany Morrow, Gayle Forman, Tahereh Mafi, S. K. Ali, Camryn Garrett, Rita Williams-Garcia, and more:    
What We’re Reading
Library staff are recommending a spooky graphic novel from Abby Howard in case you’re looking for some chills on a warm spring day, along with books by Jason Reynolds, Holly Black, Ben Philippe, Mitali Perkins, and more:    
For more lists of recommended reads from the book world and beyond, check these out: