The Mermaid from Jeju

Set in the aftermath of World War II, Sumi Hahn's debut novel, The Mermaid from Jeju, is a poetic rumination on grief and life after wartime. Goh Junja is a deep-sea diver who craves to be seen as an adult by her family, but adulthood comes on much too quickly when her mother's death leaves her adrift in a world still reeling from the aftermath of war.

A Universe of Wishes

Dhonielle Clayton edited A Universe of Wishes, a collection of short stories from the leading voices in YA that aims to imagine a more inclusive and vibrant world. With tales from writers including Tochi Onyebuchi, V. E. Schwab, Nic Stone, and Samira Ahmed, this hopeful collection of 15 inventive stories is all about imagining the world as it should be.

The Book of Moods

Words of Women founder Lauren Martin delves into the relationship women have with negativity in her smart and often funny self-help tome, The Book of Moods. Martin explores her own struggles with anxiety and feelings of inferiority, alongside the science behind moods, to offer practical advice on how to practice effective self-care when negativity starts creeping in.