GISL 2022

We are thrilled to be presenting to the Georgia Independent School Librarians in April 2022!

Here are some books we are excited to share with you at the conference:

The Greatest Thing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250297235
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - February 8th, 2022

This tender YA comic is perfect for fans of Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham's Real Friends who are ready to graduate to their first teen graphic novel.

It’s the first day of sophomore year, and now that Winifred’s two best (and only) friends have transferred to a private school, she must navigate high school on her own.

If You, Then Me Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063008649
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - July 6th, 2021

A warm and funny teen coming of age story set in Silicon Valley from Asian American author Yvonne Woon about the questions we all ask when making mistakes in life and in love, perfect for fans of Emergency Contact and When Dimple Met Rishi.

What would you ask your future self? First question: What does it feel like to kiss someone?

Rima's Rebellion: Courage in a Time of Tyranny Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534486935
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

An inspiring coming-of-age story from award-winning author Margarita Engle about a girl falling in love for the first time while finding the courage to protest for women’s right to vote in 1920s Cuba.

Rima loves to ride horses alongside her abuela and Las Mambisas, the fierce women veterans who fought during Cuba’s wars for independence.

Luck of the Titanic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524740986
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Downstairs Girl comes the richly imagined story of Valora and Jamie Luck, twin British-Chinese acrobats traveling aboard the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage.

The Taking of Jake Livingston Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984812537
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Get Out meets Holly Jackson in this YA social thriller where survival is not a guarantee.

All My Rage: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593202340
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Razorbill - March 1st, 2022


"All My Rage is a love story, a tragedy and an infectious teenage fever dream about what home means when you feel you don’t fit in." — New York Times Book Review

She Drives Me Crazy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250209153
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - April 20th, 2021

“A little sweet, a little sharp.” —Booklist, starred review

High school nemeses fall in love in Kelly Quindlen's She Drives Me Crazy, a queer YA rom com perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuiston.

A Song Below Water: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250315335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - June 1st, 2021

Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about Black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.

In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers.

A Chorus Rises: A Song Below Water novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250316035
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Teen - June 1st, 2021


Meet Naema Bradshaw: a beautiful Eloko, once Portland-famous, now infamous, as she navigates a personal and public reckoning where confronting the limits of her privilege will show Naema what her magic really is, and who it makes her.

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts Cover Image
By Rebecca Hall, Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781982115180
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2021

A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post

Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the “powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out o

African Town Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593322888
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 4th, 2022

Chronicling the story of the last Africans brought illegally to America in 1860, African Town is a powerful and stunning novel-in-verse.

Obie Is Man Enough Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593379462
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

A coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn't think being himself would cause such a splash. For fans of Alex Gino's George and Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz.

Obie knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs.

Right Where I Left You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593206478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 15th, 2022

"Some books are downright fun, and Right Where I Left You is one . . . Winters sends a quiet but important message that queer Black and brown kids deserve to live happily ever after too. . .

Does My Body Offend You? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593425855
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

A timely story of two teenagers who discover the power of friendship, feminism, and standing up for what you believe in, no matter where you come from. A collaboration between two gifted authors writing from alternating perspectives, this compelling novel shines with authenticity, courage, and humor.

Salty, Bitter, Sweet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780310769774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blink - March 3rd, 2020

A slow-burn romance in a cutthroat kitchen There's more to becoming a top chef for 17-year-old Isabella Fields than just not getting chopped ... especially when the chances of things heating up with an intriguing boy and becoming a food star in the kitchen are both on the chopping block.

Salty, Bitter, Sweet:

Major Detours: A Choices Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780762471416
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Kids - September 7th, 2021

One of Lambda Literary's Most Anticipated Books of the Month
One of PopSugar's Best New YA Books Released in September

Choose your path forward in this mystical interactive YA about the powers of friendship, self-discovery, and tarot.

It's the summer before college and four best friends—Amelia, Chase, Cleo, and Logan—are on the first leg of