8 New July Teen Books to Wake Your Brain Cells

Here are eight great new teen novels being released in July that are getting lots of great buzz.

Being Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power

Faith: Taking Flight by Julie Murphy

The Glare by Margot Harrison

A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

News to Wake Your Brain Cells – July 2


12 picture book journeys into poetry – SLJ

Children’s book roundup – the best new picture books and novels – The Guardian

The children’s books beloved by some of our fave LGBTQ+ authors – Romper

From superheroes to supergeeks, 13 middle grade graphic novels – SLJ

Profile of 2020 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement winner Mildred D. Taylor – Horn Book


Go read about how Americans who depend on libraries for internet are coping with the pandemic – The Verge

Reopening libraries: public libraries keep their options open – Library Journal

San Jose libraries plan for devastating $1 million budget blow – SFBay

Serving the transgender community: it’s more than just bathrooms! – Library Journal


7 graphic novels that offer powerful mirrors & windows for teens – SLJ

10 great July 2020 YA releases to TBR – Book Riot

The role publishing plays in the commodification of black pain – Tor

Summer 2020 YA books: your reading list is hot, hot, hot – Book Riot