DC has three Young Adult graphic novels lined up for September, including the continuation of Kami Garcia and Gabriel Piccolo’s Teen Titans series.
In Teen Titans: Beast Boy Loves Raven,
Garcia and Piccolo pick up where the first two graphic novels, Teen Titans: Raven
(see “Review: ‘Teen Titans Raven’ TP
”) and Teen Titans: Beast Boy
(see “Preview: ‘Beast Boy’
”) left off. Raven has recovered her memories and, at least temporarily, trapped her father in her amulet, while Logan is still learning to master his shape-shifting powers. Both are feeling isolated, and when they meet they initially hold a lot back, but despite that initial reserve, they both sense a strong connection between them. The paperback, rated for ages 13 up, is scheduled for release on September 28 with an MSRP of $16.99.
Unearthed: A Jessica Cruz Story,
by writer Lilliam Rivera and artist Steph C., takes on issues of immigration and xenophobia with a story about the Green Lantern’s teen years. Cruz is popular, an excellent student, and blessed with a loving family, but her parents are undocumented, and when a candidate with anti-immigration views runs for the mayor of Coast City, she starts to wonder if she should move to Mexico; her situation only grows more dire when her father is taken into custody by ICE. Meanwhile, she is having visions of Aztec gods, one urging her to hope and the other pushing her to get angry. Cruz must navigate this treacherous situation in order to conquer her fears and stand up for justice. Like the Teen Titans books, Unearthed
is rated for ages 13 up; the paperback will be released on September 14 with an MSRP of $16.99.
Wonderful Women of the World
is a nonfiction anthology, edited by Laurie Halse Anderson (author of the YA novel Speak
), that collects the stories of women who are making strides in the fields of science, activism, business, and pop culture. While the creators have not been announced, all the artists and writers will be female or nonbinary. Rated for ages 12-17, the paperback is scheduled for release on September 28 and will have an MSRP of $16.99.
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