April 2019 Young Adult Picks

April 2019 Young Adult PicksYoung adult books coming in April!

April 2

white rose

White Rose by Kip Wilson

A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War II as part of The White Rose, a non-violent resistance group.


Mirror, Mirror by Jen Calonita

A reimaging of “”Snow White”” finds a usurped princess surviving an assassination attempt before teaming up with a group of wary dwarfs, a kind prince and a mysterious stranger to stop her wicked queen stepmother, who plans to poison the princess’s loved ones.

April 9

in the neighborhood

In the Neighborhood of True by Susan Kaplan Carlton

Moving from New York to Atlanta after her father’s death in 1958, young Ruth hides her Jewish heritage from her blonde debutante peers before finding herself caught between two boys, including a charming youth from a privileged Christian club and a passionate social justice advocate from her temple.

all for one

All for One by Melissa De La Cruz

A conclusion to the trilogy that began with the best-selling Alex & Eliza: A Love Story finds Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler’s relationship tested by the arrivals of Eliza’s brother, an orphaned teen, and a new baby before a legal case threatens everything they have worked to achieve.

April 16

serious moonlight

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

A homeschooled mystery-book fan with an overactive imagination and a charismatic young van driver forge an unlikely bond while working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel where a famous reclusive writer may be leading a secret life. 50,000 first printing.

meaning of birds

The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin Brown

Falling in love with a woman who encourages her to embrace her artistic side to manage the anger and pain she has endured all her life, Jess embarks on a destructive path when her friend suddenly dies. 25,000 first printing.

April 23

tiger at midnight

The Tiger at Midnight by Swati Teerdhala

A first entry in a planned trilogy inspired by South Indian culture follows the efforts of a legendary girl rebel to assassinate a ruthless general in the face of her growing love for her target’s loyal but freedom-seeking nephew.

how not

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to Prom

A decidedly single teen artist, tiring of his sister’s efforts to set him up, pretends to date the local bad boy while practicing his drawing skills, working at a greenhouse and avoiding anything that involves school spirit or the prom.

AprilĀ 30

how to be

How to be Luminous by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

A teen artist loses her ability to see color when her mother mysteriously disappears in this story of grief and healing reminiscent of Jandy Nelson.


Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid

Struggling with writer’s block after being dumped after graduation, a teen romance columnist in fear of losing her college scholarship chronicles the relationship of a couple that has planned their end-of-summer breakup.