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Amparo Ortiz

DRAGONBLOOD RING (Blazewrath #2)

October 2021, Page Street Kids, 320 pp

After the Sire’s capture, teen athletes Lana Torres and Victoria Peralta travel to Puerto Rico with their former Blazewrath team. While Lana discovers her roots, nothing fills the void Blazewrath’s ca...

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Schuyler Bailar

OBIE IS MAN ENOUGH

September 2021, Crown/Random House, 352 pp

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 ...

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Kelly Quindlen

SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY

April 2021, Roaring Brook/Macmillan, 304 pp

From author Kelly Quindlen comes a new laugh-out-loud romp through the ups and downs of teen romance. After losing spectacularly to her ex-girlfriend in their first basketball game since their break ...

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Yamile Saied Méndez

FURIA

September 2020, Algonquin/Workman Publishing, 368 pp

Camila “Furia” Hassan has a dream—to play professional fútbol. She lives in the cradle of fútbol legends, Rosario, Argentina, but Rosario only exports fútbol players of the male kind. No one believes ...

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Dana Alison Levy

ABOVE ALL ELSE

April 2020, Charlesbridge, TBD pp

Into Thin Air meets The Sun is Also a Star in this tale of two teens who trained their whole lives to summit Mount Everest. High school seniors and best friends Rose and Tate have always climbed toget...

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Amparo Ortiz

BLAZEWRATH GAMES

October 2020, Page Street Kids, 368 pp

Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangero...

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Daria Peoples-Riley

I GOT NEXT

July 2019, Greenwillow/Harper, 40 pp

A perfect read-aloud for all young athletes on game day, featuring text that mimics spoken-word poetry. When a young basketball player wants to play in the next game at the local playground, his shad...

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Alina Chau

MARSHMALLOW AND JORDAN

October 2021, First Second/Macmillan, TBD pp

Beautiful watercolor illustrations bring to life this middle grade graphic novel about former youth basketball star Jordan, who was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She misses playing her...

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Shakirah Bourne

JOSEPHINE AGAINST THE SEA

Spring 2021, Scholastic, TBD pp

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste meets R.L.Stine’s The Girl Who Cried Monster. 11 year-old Jo discovers that her Dad’s new girlfriend is a powerful sea creature and has to convince everyone of the woma...