The young adult book genre is bigger than ever, and there are some excellent new titles coming our way. We spoke with librarian Derek Ivie, youth services coordinator at the Suffolk Cooperative Library System in Bellport, New York, about his top picks for fall. Ivie knows his stuff — he’s currently a board member at large for the Young Adult Library Services Association. So what’s new in the YA world this fall?
Read on to check out buzzed-about new releases, from social justice-driven nonfiction to magical realism to graphic novels to (finally!) more queer and gender-fluid characters than we've seen yet. So take your tween or teen and head down to your local indie bookstore or library. Or, OK, place that one-click Amazon Prime order — we’re not here to judge. We're pretty sure you'll want to borrow most of these titles yourself.