Tuesday, August 10, 2010

On Sale Now : New Releases

Children's and Young Adult titles that came out this week and a few (I missed from last week) with kids of color. If I've forgotten a release please free feel to let me know in the comment box. Also let me know about any new releases with a diverse cast of characters.

Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Alexander Ramsey illus. Floyd Cooper. A review @ Literate Lives


My Havana: Memories of a Cuban Boyhood by Rosemary Wells and Secundino Fernandez

Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes. My review


The Wonder of Charlie Anne by Kimberly Newton Fusco


A Girl Named Mister by Nikki Grimes


The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee Ari's review @ Reading in Color


Plus by Veronica Chambers I got this cover from powells. There's a different one at amazon I like the powells cover a lot more.


White Crane by Sandy Fussell


Paperbacks
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix up by Melissa Thomson. My review. The next book, in this series Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix up will be released Sept. 16


Devil's Kiss by Sarwat Chadda. My review. The next book in this series Dark Goddess comes out Jan 25. Though if you can't wait ( I would completely understand) it is available in the UK.

9 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

Thanks for the heads up on the new Nikki Grimes. And, about Theo Boone, reluctant readers will bring this back before they finish the first chapter. Much too boring.

Doret said...

Ms. Yingling - Thanks for tip on Theo Boone. Now I know what to tell customers if they ask.

Though, no one seems to have any interest in Grisham's middle grade novel.

MissAttitude said...

Ok I haven't figured it out yet, is the girl in Plus a PoC? Veronica Chambers is Panamanian and I would totally buy the book if the main character was Panmanian. haha. But it does sound like a good read.

The wonder of Charlie Ann reminds me of a lot of other MG books about the one white girl in town who befriends a Black kid in town and doesn't understand why people have a problem with this. They are good stories but I'm starting to get tired of that plotline.

A Girl Named Mister sounds really good. And of course Ninth Ward sounds amazing.

I cosign heartedly the awesomeness that is Devil's Kiss and The Agency series!

I'm currently reading White Crane. I like it so far. It's funny and there's some action. A litltle young for me though

Doret said...

Ari - I thought you'd like Plus.

From the looks of the cover I think so. If so its nice to see another contemporary YA book with a teen of color that has nothing to do with race.

And as far as I know Chambers as only had kids of color as main characters.


I understand about being tired of befriending the only Black person in town plotline.

Though, I still want to check out The Wonder of Charlie Ann, there is something about the cover I like.

Sometimes, I am okay with an author exploring an already established plotline as long as they bring it with their writing. Usually, I know by the first few pages.

Jeannine said...

I love book covers. I think it is that artist in my dying to get out (even though I can't draw a stick figure)

We are big fans of the Keena Ford books (my 5yr old and me)I've been waiting to get my hands on Ninth Ward and do love the cover with the boy in the grass. You had me at on sale now!!!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

As usual you do great things for the community with your lists! Thanks for another wonderful compilation.

MissAttitude said...

I agree. I saw Plus mentioned in a magazine somewhere, but I forgot which. I'll probably get it from the library.

I do really like the cover of Charlie Ann and I completely agree if the author is able to revive an old plotline, I'm happy :)

Tarie said...

PLUS looks like a fun read!

Thanks for all this information, Doret. :o)

Jodie said...

Lots to look forward to. I really want the first Agency book, but I can not buy books right now. Hopefully the library will have it.