And for readers looking for some back-to-school teen romance & realism, these two new releases look intriguing:
(What?! You haven't read the book? Go read it now.)
ALAN lists September Picks.
YA and children's author Zeta Elliott (A Wish After Midnight) posts "something like an open letter to the publishing industry": The best way to get children of color to read? Publish more writers of color. (Via Read Roger, who admires the essay, but is skeptical of its conclusion.)
Nathan Bransford, Literary Agent asks: Should children's books be content-rated like movies and video games?