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New Releases – August 2013

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan (Algonquin)

“Accomplished and compassionate … A groundbreaking, powerful depiction of gay and transsexual life in Iran … An intimate look at life in modern-day Iran and its surprising Westernization, even though much of this culture is clandestine.” — Booklist, starred review

Jumped In by Patrick Flores-Scott (Henry Holt)

“A poignant and powerful novel of friendship and courage.” — School Library Journal

Fire With Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian (Simon & Schuster)

Lake Thirteen by Greg Herren (Bold Strokes Books)

Book description: Every summer three families take a trip together—this year it’s to a remote resort in the mountains of upstate New York. Scotty, a teenager who’s just come out, is nervous about how his friends will react to him. A late night visit to an old nearby cemetery seems like a great idea to the bored teens, but the old cemetery holds dark secrets hidden for almost a century—secrets that might have been better left undisturbed.

Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Random House Children’s Books)

“Levithan makes it clear that loving and living are as imperfect as those who practice them, but no less precious for their flaws. A landmark achievement from a writer and editor who has helped create, in literature, a haven for queer youth.” — Publishers Weekly

Enrique’s Journey: The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite With His Mother by Sonia Nazario (Random House Children’s Books)

“A heart-wrenching account … Provides a human face, both beautiful and scarred, for the undocumented–a must read.” — Kirkus, starred review

Sunday You Learn How to Box by Bil Wright (Simon & Schuster; reissue)

“This deeply felt coming-of-age novel reads like the best of memoirs. … Wright has a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue and a genuine gift for capturing the intricacies and indeterminacies of family and community life. Both ensure that Louis Bowman will live with teen readers long after they close the book.” — School Library Journal