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Never Never by Brianna Shrum is a new take on the classic story of Peter Pan-- this time from Captain Hook's point of view. In this YA novel, readers discover James Hook's origins and how he came to be in Neverland, and just why exactly he detests Peter so much. From the very beginning of Hook and Peter, the story travels their intertwined lives and goes to reveal what happens during the most infamous time in Peter's life (the time when Wendy Darling, and her brothers Michael and John, accompany Pan to Neverland for the first time) as Captain Hook experienced it, rather than Peter or Wendy.
So far an intriguing take on the infamous story of the Boy Who Never Grew Up, or rather, the story of the man who dared to oppose him.
The list of highly anticipated books coming out this year seems endless- and so might the hold lists! If you want to get a little ahead of the demand, get on these hold lists-- NOW!
Book: The Raven King
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Release date: April 26, 2016
Put it on hold: here
Book: A Court of Mist and Fury
Being widely hailed as The Time Traveler's Wife meets Friday Night Lights, Emily Henry's debut novel The Love That Split the World does not disappoint. Our protaganist, Natalie, is Native American by birth but adopted into a white family; and the balance of celebrating both her biological and adopted heritage is only a small part of the problems she's facing. The world flickers and shows her things that aren't there, including attractive, football-playing Beau Wilkes who disappears as quickly as he returns.
"Diversity is not about how we differ. Diversity is about embracing one another's uniqueness." - Ola Joseph
February is Black History Month; what better time to read #DiverseBooks, especially those by Black authors? Check out this .pdf of Young Adult books, written by Black authors.
Celebrate Black History with Genre Fiction featuring books curated by Coretta Scott King award-winning librarian, Deborah Taylor.