Color Blind by Sheila Sobel

Gr. 9-12. Seventeen-year-old April suddenly finds herself orphaned, angry, and living in post–Hurricane Katrina New Orleans with an aunt she’s never met. Kate—a happily single, free-spirited chef—welcomes April into her home, but April immediately builds a wall of antagonism between them. Unemployed and irritated by her circumstances and Kate’s house rules, April takes a stroll…

The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato

Gr. 9-12. Megan Brown is devastated by the death of her beloved older brother, Tyler. The police claim that he overdosed on heroin and it may be suicide, but that doesn’t sit right with her. Megan, who is a focused and gifted collage artist, discovers she has the uncanny ability to see, feel, and experience…

A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi

Pregnant Pause • A House for Happy Mothers by Amulya Malladi • Lake Union Publishing: Seattle. Available as paperback, e-book, and MP3 CD. Apub.com  amulyamalladi.com In the past decade, celebrities have embraced gestational surrogacy in increasing numbers. In India, for example, Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan as well as Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have…