New Year Pride
New Year, New Pride Books!
With themes of first love, pop-stardom that's on the line, and a reluctant trailblazer, these sweet and spunky new YA novels are sure to delight and inspire!
Tune in for:
Stars in Their Eyes by JESSICA WALTON. Maisie is on her way to Fancon! She's looking forward to meeting her idol, Kara Bufano, the action hero from her favorite TV show, who has a lower-leg amputation, just like Maisie. But when Maisie and her mom arrive at the convention center, she is stopped in her tracks by Ollie, a cute volunteer working the show. They are kind, charming, and geek out about nerd culture just as much as Maisie does. And as the day wears on, Maisie notices feelings for Ollie that she's never had before. Is this what it feels like to fall in love?
So You Wanna Be a Pop Star? by ZACHARY SERGI. An energetic, interactive YA novel about five solo pop artists navigating drama, finding their sound, and discovering what it truly takes to chase their dreams of music stardom after being forced into a pop group together. You, the reader, get to make choices that will make or break Everly, Vinny, and the group’s meteoric rise in this interactive novel. Will you mend the cracks to help Jeweltones shine bright, or will they burn out under pressure? The choices are yours to make!
- Just Happy to Be Here by NAOMI KANAKIA. Tara just wants to be treated like any other girl at Ainsley Academy, judged on her merits — not on her transness. And when she tries to join the Sibyls, an old-fashioned Ainsley sisterhood, she’s thrust into the center of a larger argument about what girlhood means and whether the club should exist at all. But when the club’s sponsor, a famous alumna, attacks her in the media and turns the selection process into a spectacle, Tara will have to find her own voice and fight for herself.
Thursday, January 18th at 6PM ET via Crowdcast!
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