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Fall 23 Book Buzz Editor Preview | New Novels from Carolrhoda Books and Carolrhoda Lab

Join us to learn about our forthcoming middle grade and YA fiction from Lerner Publishing Group! Forsooth  Thirteen-year-old Calvin knows he’s destined to be a star. . . if he can just stop making embarrassing mistakes onstage, like getting stuck on a single line—‘Forsooth!’—during the school play. A Pocketful of Stars  When Safiya's mother falls into a coma, Safiya comes to terms with their complicated relationship and discovers more about herself through dreams that transport her to her mother's childhood in Kuwait. Eighth Grade vs. the Machines   The entire population of Earth's solar system has been kidnapped by aliens. It's up to Jack and his classmates and teachers aboard the PSS 118 to rescue the rest of humanity. Last Summer in Outer Space  As eighth grade aboard PSS 118 comes to an end, Jack and his friends must rally their teachers, classmates, robot allies, and a pet hamster in order to rescue the rest of the human race from a sinister alien plot. Fly Back, Agnes  Twelve-year-old Agnes hates everything about her life: her name, her parents' divorce, her best friend's abandonment, and her changing body. So while staying with her dad over the summer, she decides to become someone else. How to Live on the Edge  Cayenne learns that her aunt, who raised her, has the same gene mutation that caused her mom's fatal cancer—and discovers the challenges of living life to the fullest when death is in your DNA. All the Things We Never Said  Three girls with overwhelming depression meet through a website that binds them in a suicide pact. As they become friends, they realize their struggles aren't insurmountable with the right support. But breaking the pact won't be simple. Gallows Hill  In 1692 Salem, Puritan Patience and Quaker Thomas are caught up in a community panic over witchcraft. As the list of accusers and accused grows, they question their faiths and fight to protect their families. Music credits:  "Farm" Kevin MacLeod (   Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License 

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