This Month in Teen Books: June 2024

Reading recommendations for teens
June 18, 2024
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about the books in the newest list of recommended picks:
Cat + Gamer by Wataru Nadatani: “I’ve been enjoying this cozy read about a gamer who decides to bring home a lone kitten to their apartment.”
Sold by Patricia McCormick: “This was a powerful and emotional novel, written in vignettes, about resilience, hope, and the human spirit.”
The Vanishing Station by Ana Ellickson: “Very centered in San Francisco with a great sense of the city.”

What’s Hot This Month
June is Pride month! Kick off summer reading with some of these great LGBTQ+ reads for teens.  
Featured Title
Children of Anguish and Anarchy by Tomi Adeyemi
When Zélie seized the royal palace that fateful night, she thought her battles had come to an end. The monarchy had finally fallen. The maji had risen again. Zélie never expected to find herself locked in a cage and trapped on a foreign ship. Now warriors with iron skulls traffic her and her people across the seas, far from their homeland.
Then everything changes when Zélie meets King Baldyr, her true captor, the ruler of the Skulls, and the man who has ravaged entire civilizations to find her. Baldyr’s quest to harness Zélie’s strength sends Zélie, Amari, and Tzain searching for allies in unknown lands.

What’s New This Month
The sequel to the explosively popular Powerless by Lauren Roberts is on the way, along with the first volume in the graphic-novel version of Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small series. Also incoming are new books from authors like Marie Lu, Neal Shusterman, Kalynn Bayron, Kristin Cashore, Anton Treuer, and more.  
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