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September 2012

September’s roundup of Cool & New Books includes THE RAVEN BOYS, the start of a new series by Maggie Stiefvater, who introduces readers to Blue, the daughter of a psychic who has been warned that she will cause her true love to die if she kisses him; DODGER, Terry Pratchett’s latest novel about a young street urchin whose life on the streets gets seriously complicated when he unknowingly puts a stop to a murderous barber; and CONFESSIONS OF A MURDER SUSPECT, a thrilling teen detective series from James Patterson and Maxine Paetro about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family --- and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.

Terry Pratchett, author of Dodger

A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger.

Michael L. Printz Award 2013

The Michael L. Printz Award, established in 1999, honors excellence in literature written for young adults. The award-winning book may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry or an anthology and can be a work of joint authorship or editorship. Nominated books may have been previously published in another country, but must have been in the U.S. during the preceding year. The books must be designated by their publishers as either a young adult book or one published for ages 12 through 18. The award is named in honor of the late Michael L.