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Stacey’s New and Notable List for Young Adult Literature 2018

As part of the 2018 When Words Collide readers and writers festival in Calgary, I presented my quasi-annual recommendation list of what’s new and notable in young adult literature. By popular request, I share the list here, with the titles linked to online ordering through Owl’s Nest Books.

Thanks for your interest!

The Librarian of Auschwitz
by Antonio Iturbe

Hull Metal Girls
by Emily Skrutskie

Heart of Iron
by Ashley Poston

Dread Nation
by Justina Ireland

Exo
by Fonda Lee

Tangled Planet
by Kate Blair

The Gallery
by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

Live In Infamy
by Caroline Tung Richmond

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
by MacKenzi Lee

That Inevitable Victorian Thing
by E. K. Johnston

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo
by F. C. Yee

Burn Baby Burn
by Meg Medina

Recipe For Hate
by Warren Kinsella

Dreamland Burning
by Jennifer Latham

Soldier Boy
by Keely Hutton

The Way Back Home
by Allan Stratton

Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi

Among the Red Stars
by Gwen C. Katz

What the Night Sings
by Vesper Stamper

Ink
by Alice Broadway

The Hearts We Sold
by Emily Lloyd-Jones

The Winnowing
by Vikki VanSickle

The Poet X
by Elizabeth Acevedo

Bull
by David Elliot

Long Way Down
by Jason Reynolds

We Come Apart
by Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan

The Murderer’s Ape
by Jakob Wegelius

Thornhill
by Pam Smy

Akata Witch
by Nnedi Okorafor

The Ruinous Sweep
by Tim Wynne-Jones

Black Chuck
by Regan McDonnell

13 Minutes
by Sarah Pinborough

Ghost Boys
by Shenaaz Nanji

Summerlost
by Ally Condie

Fifteen Point Nine
by Holly Dobbie

The Art of Starving
by Sam J. Miller

Prince of Pot
by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Grendel’s Guide to Love and War
by A. E. Kaplan

Fire Song
by Adam Garnet Jones

Refugee
by Alan Gratz

The Luckiest Scar on Earth
by Ana Maria Spagna

Piecing Me Together
by Renee Watson

Release
by Patrick Ness

Emergency Contact
by Mary H. K. Choi

The Lines We Cross
by Randa Abdel-Fattah