This Month in Teen Books: May 2024

Reading recommendations for teens
May 16, 2024
What We’re Reading
Here are some quotes from library staff about the books in the newest list of recommended picks:
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender: “I know the synopsis focuses on the love triangle and fake dating, but there is a lot of search for identity and self-discovery for this demiboy/transmac character.”
Ex-Yakuza & Stray Kitten by Riddle Kamimura: “Has he changed his ways for this little kitten? Can the kitten trust everything he sees with his own eyes? What IS behind the door and WHY can’t he leave?!?”
Huda F Cares? by Huda Fahmy: “A fun story about fitting in, standing out, sisterly bonds (and annoyances), religion, acceptance, and ROAD TRIPS!”

What's Hot This Month
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, so make sure to check out these great teen reads by AAPI creators.  
Featured Title
Book cover with an illustration of two Korean characters looking into eachothers faces.A Crane Among Wolves by June Hur
In a kingdom gripped by turmoil, privileged seventeen-year-old Iseul defies danger to rescue her sister Suyeon from the absolute power of tyrannical King Yeonsan, while Prince Daehyun, desperate to overthrow his despotic half-brother, forms an uneasy alliance with Iseul, leading them to join forces in a perilous gamble against the oppressive regime.

What's New This Month 
The latest in Rex Ogle’s powerful narrative memoirs is on the way, along with a cross-genre anthology of queer monster tales and searing YA debuts by K. A. Cobell and Matteo L. Cerilli. Also incoming are new books from authors like Molly Knox Ostertag, Anna-Marie McLemore, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Tess Sharpe, Yoon Ha Lee, Jas Hammonds, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, and more.  
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