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Cassie Interviews Camryn Garrett, author of FULL DISCLOSURE

Camyrn Garrett’s debut novel is one hell of a feat. Heartfelt, informative, musical, and memorable, FULL DISCLOSURE sticks with the reader long after the last page. I read an advanced copy way back in March this year, and I practically counted down the days until it arrived on our shelves. In FULL DISCLOSURE, Simone is expertly navigating her new high school when the unthinkable happens - someone threatens to tell the whole school that she is HIV+.

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ISBN: 9781984829955
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - October 29th, 2019

Feminism in Our Times: Joy Interviews Kim Liggett, author of THE GRACE YEAR

I’ve been waiting for Kim Liggett’s YA dystopian, THE GRACE YEAR, ever since I was lucky enough to read a very early copy from the publisher! Like so many of us these days, I think a lot about the state of society - about what happens when women’s voices are subjugated and about what happens when they are not. These thoughts come easily to mind, especially with Margaret Atwood’s just-released Handmaid’s Tale sequel, THE TESTAMENTS.

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ISBN: 9781250145444
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Wednesday Books - October 8th, 2019

Not YA Mama's Book Club Coming January 2020!

We are so thrilled to announce our latest book club, Not YA Mama’s Book Club! NYMBC is intended for adults over the age of 18 who are fans of (or interested in) the Young Adult genre! The book club will be led by our Kids and Teens Specialist, Laura G. Our first meeting will be in January of 2020, so stay tuned for dates and book choices! For more news, follow our YA Instagram Account, @brazosbookstoreteen !


Cassie Interviews Mackenzi Lee, author of LOKI

If you’ve ever hung out around the store, there’s a big chance you’ve heard me talk about Mackenzi Lee. I am completely in love with her books, particularly THE GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE and its companion novel, THE LADY’S GUIDE TO PETTICOATS AND PIRACY. When I learned that Lee had started writing a novel about my favorite trickster in the Marvel canon, I could not wait to get my hands on it. Lee has a very busy rest of 2019, so I’m honored that she was able to give me a few minutes of her time to chat with me about LOKI, fanfiction, and dogs!


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By Mackenzi Lee, Stephanie Hans (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781368022262
Availability: Backordered
Published: Marvel Press - September 3rd, 2019

The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062382818
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062795328
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - October 2nd, 2018

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ISBN: 9781419740060
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 15th, 2019

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ISBN: 9780062967169
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - November 26th, 2019

Empathy, Falling in Like, and Voice: Joy Interviews Middle Grade Author K.A. Holt

I’ve been a fan of K.A. Holt (who also writes as Kari Anne Holt ) for a number of years now. She’s a brilliant poet, a creative mind, and a huge genre fan (anyone who loves those thirteen episodes of Joss Whedon’s Firefly as much as I do earns my undying loyalty!). She's also a fierce advocate for numerous causes and one of the fiercest, bravest writers I know!

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ISBN: 9781452172880
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Chronicle Books - October 1st, 2019

Laura G. Interviews Elizabeth Lim, author of SPIN THE DAWN

LAURA G: The trope of girl-dressed-as-boy has historical precedence from Shakespeare to Tolkien. Usually the crossdressing heroine makes her choice after suffocating under the pressures of being a woman: marriage, etiquette, etc. The same is certainly true of Maia who dreams of becoming a tailor yet is held back by her gender. Why did you choose to incorporate this into your story? Why do you think it’s a theme we return to time and again?

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ISBN: 9780525647003
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 9th, 2019

Houston In My Head: Thu Interviews Kate Gavino, Author of SANPAKU

Kate Gavino is a writer and illustrator from Houston. She is the creator of the website, Last Night’s Reading, which was compiled into a published collection by Penguin Books in 2015. She was recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 30 Under 30. Now, she is working in Paris. Kate and I got together to discuss her forthcoming graphic novel, SANPAKU, which comes out on August 21st.

Thu Doan: Do you mind telling us about SANPAKU?

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ISBN: 9781684152100
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Archaia - August 21st, 2018

The New Inheritors: Keaton Interviews Kent Wascom

Keaton: In your two previous novels, THE BLOOD OF HEAVEN and SECESSIA, you immersed us in the dark, convoluted history of the Gulf Coast. But those works hewed closely to the human story of the region--its wars and unruly frontier, the stain of slavery. In THE NEW INHERITORS, you expand your perspective way beyond and put the natural history of the Gulf front and center to the point that it at times even supersedes the human narrative. How did you come to approach such an expansion of time and scope?

Waldo is Hiding in Houston Again!

The world-famous Waldo comes to Houston in July and will be hiding out in 22 local businesses all month (starting July 1). Drop into any of the locations to pick up your Find Waldo Passport and get it stamped every time you find him. Once you have collected ten stamps, you can come to Brazos Bookstore and get a “I Found Waldo!” button and $1 off coupon for any of the Where’s Waldo books we have on display.

Prep Schools, Misogyny, and How Men Can Be Better Feminists: Joy Interviews YA Author Brendan Kiely

I first had the privilege of meeting Brendan Kiely in Fall 2016 at the Young Adult Literature Conference hosted by Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois, just south of Chicago, where we were both speaking. I had read his ALL AMERICAN BOYS, which he co-wrote with Jason Reynolds and which deftly explores racism and police violence in America. Like everyone else, I was in awe of this book and its authors. Kiely himself was funny and humble and kind and a million other adjectives that basically boil down to awesome human being.