Dry, by father and son authors Neal and Jarrod Shusterman, is a chilling near-future tale of the consequence of climate change. The consequences of a lack of drinking water on the state of California quickly escalate and underscore how reliant we are on our fragile ecosystem.
Frankly in Love is David Yoon’s debut novel and became an instant number one bestseller when released in fall 2019. It’s a hilarious and touching YA romance that weaves in an exploration of overt and subtle racism and intergenerational conflict.
Infinity Son is the first fantasy novel by bestselling author Adam Silvera. I absolutely loved his earlier More Happy Than Not, and What If It’s Us (co-written with Becky Albertalli). Infinity Son gives Silvera a different canvas on which to display his remarkable ability to build complete characters and complicated relationships.
When You Get the Chance, by Tom Ryan and Robin Stevenson, is a delightful book about family, relationships and identity. Told through the dual points of view of two queer cousins, Mark and Talia, it follows their quest to attend Toronto’s Pride Festival. The book doesn’t come out until May 5, 2020, but I was privileged to receive a complimentary advance reading copy.