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Recommendations for Ages 13+

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Rebel Spy Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781524771225
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Delacorte Press - June 23rd, 2020

From the Author:

Looking for a signed, personalized copy of REBEL SPY? I’ve got ya covered! My local independent bookstore, Rakestraw Books, and I would love to make it happen.

I’m also really excited to offer one-hour Zoom chats to book clubs that preorder six or more copies through Rakestraw Books. Please use the coupon code SPY20 when checking out. This will be a limited offer, so order soon. I will work with you to schedule a convenient time to conduct the chat.

I think REBEL SPY would make for a great July read, as it’s historical fiction set in the time when America was fighting for its independence. I also think it would make for a great mother/daughter read!

I hope you’ll consider signing up. I’m really looking forward to chatting with you, and your book club about books, writing, life as an author, and whatever else you’d like to discuss!

Warmly, Veronica


The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781338635171
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 19th, 2020

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Frankly in Love Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781984812209
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

Tied for my favorite YA book of 2019.  Hilarious and heartwarming and memorable, about growing up Korean American in SoCal with parents who act like they’re still in Korea. -- Susan


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Clap When You Land Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062882769
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

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The Poet X Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

2018 National Book Award, 2018 Globe-Horn Award, 2018 Pura Belpré Award, & 2019 Carnegie Medal

Written in verse, Xiomara finds her voice in the form of slam poetry. She has a lot to say, even though she knows her mother would not agree with her. -- Anastasia


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$11.99
ISBN: 9781534404465
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - March 3rd, 2020

Two friends, growing up on the border of the US and Mexico, decide to take a road trip in the pursuit of finding out the truth to a personal mystery. A wonderful coming-of-age story with strong friendships, real social issues, and powerful voices. -- Anastasia


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$10.99
ISBN: 9781984830203
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Published: Ember - May 5th, 2020

American Royals explores what life would be like if the U.S. had a royal family. The unique premise mixed with the drama and romance made this so much fun! I highly recommend it for fans of the Gossip Girl and Princess Diaries series. -- Tyrinne


The Field Guide to the North American Teenager Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062824127
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 7th, 2020

Lovely War Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780147512970
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Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2020

Girls Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business Cover Image
By Diana Kapp, Bijou Karman (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781984893055
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Published: Delacorte Books for Young Readers - October 15th, 2019

SHOUT Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142422205
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Published: Penguin Books - March 10th, 2020