LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — In a recent assessment of trends in Young Adult publishing, Toni Fitzgerald writes that “T he most successful and relatable YA authors grasp the essential emotions of being a teen. The writers tackle wildly varied subjects… but at the base of it all, feelings drive YA literature…” Paula Paul’s novel Colors of Truth examines the parallel lives of two teenaged girls in small-town Texas in the 1950s. A Goodreads reviewer writes, “I loved the characters and reading about Caroline’s awakening to the evil in her community and country. Her sense of outrage as she realizes the happenings in the war and sees the racism in her own community propels her to act in ways that she never thought possible.” A self-help guide written by Laya Saul for adolescents, You Don’t Have to Learn Everything the Hard Way is recommended by the Teens Read Too blog “for a young adult looking for a handbook to get through the tough times of adolescence”.
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Below is this month’s selection by category.
Literature & Fiction
Send Down the Master in Person: reflections on Adolf Eichmann by A. Keith Carreiro ISBN: 978-0997382730
Silent Screams by L.J. Crawford ISBN: 978-1941749531
Mystery & Thriller
Amish Accident (Book Six of the Covert Police Detectives Unit series)by Ashley Emma ISBN: 979-8417433276
Abraham and Sarah’s Amish Baby (Book One of the Amish Bible Story series) by Ashley Emma ISBN: 979-8767031887
Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Power of Three (Book One of the Power Rising series) by Cathy Parker ISBN: 978-1950282906
Colors of Truth by Paula Paul ISBN: 978-1098384722
Top Secret: Diary #1 (Book One of the Confessions of a Nerdy Girl Diaries series) by Linda Rey ISBN: 978-0999312025
Finding the Speaker’s Edge by Michael D. Butler ISBN:978-1637921739
Leading Positive Organizational Change: Energize – Redesign – Gel by Bart Tkaczyk ISBN: 978-0367608767
The Lean Recruiting Toolkit by Craig E. Brown ISBN: 978-1730966057
Politics & Social Sciences
Adoration and Pilgrimage: James Dean and Fairmount by James F. Hopgood ISBN: 979-8886790108
Religion & Spirituality
Back to God, Away from Religion by Gopi Menon ISBN: 979-8522234980
Be Strong and Courageous: Joshua Showed Us How by Walter Albritton ISBN: 978-1662861574
Songs in the Night: how God transforms our pain to praise by Michael A. Milton ISBN: 978-1596382213
Coming of Age: our journey into adulthood by Cate LeSourd ISBN:978-1737766803
Confessions of an Ironman by David Solyomi ISBN: 978-1637351079
Debt-Free ASAP! by John Nicholas ISBN: 978-1736158708
There Is Greatness within You: quotations and principles to succeed by John Paul Carinci ISBN: 978-1665713351
Wealth Simplified: the secrets of everyday people who retire richer, happier and earlier
by Robert F. Roby ISBN: 978-1637351567
You Don’t Have To Learn Everything the Hard Way by Laya Saul ISBN: 978-0972322973
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