Celebrate Carolrhoda Lab™’s Fifth Anniversary with Seven New Young Adult Titles

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This fall marks the fifth anniversary of young adult imprint Carolrhoda
Lab™
, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
. Called “one of the granddaddies of the YA-only
field” by Publishers
Weekly
, Carolrhoda
Lab
is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing
fiction for teens and their sympathizers.

“The first five years of Carolrhoda
Lab
have been successful and exciting with 37 starred reviews, a
Boston Globe-Horn Book
award winner, William C. Morris YA Debut
Award finalists and winner, a Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, a Kirkus
Prize finalist, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and
best books of the year accolades from major review journals,” said
Adam Lerner, CEO and publisher of Lerner Publishing Group. “We’re proud
of these accomplishments, and we have exciting new books and plans on
the horizon with our new editorial director, Alix Reid.”

Reid comes to Carolrhoda
Lab
with more than a decade of editorial experience. “Carolrhoda
Lab
is dedicated to publishing insightful, literary young adult
novels. I’m thrilled to be at the helm of this excellent imprint,” she
said.

Seven new titles will be released this fall from a diverse list of
authors including debut novelists and New York Times bestselling
authors:

Acclaimed authors Maggie
Stiefvater
, Tessa
Gratton
, and Brenna
Yovanoff
have each contributed an original novella to The
Anatomy of Curiosity
, a follow-up to the authors’ story
collection The
Curiosities
, and they provide commentary on their process of
critique and collaboration.

In Terry Farish’s Either
the Beginning or the End of the World
, Sofie, the daughter
of a Scottish-American fisherman and a Cambodian refugee, falls for
Luke, an Army medic back from Afghanistan. They both have their secrets,
ghosts, wars. Their love is forbidden…but can they find a way?

Bertucci, Olivia, and Codman spend the night before graduation locked
inside a condemned movie theater in Emily Franklin’s Last
Night at the Circle Cinema
. Before sunrise, they must face
the tragic events of the past year and examine what the future might
bring.

Set against the backdrop of one of the worst school tragedies in
American history, Ashley
Hope Pérez
’s Out
of Darkness
is a gripping novel about race, segregation,
love, and the forces that destroy people.

Being a biracial girl adopted by a white family didn’t used to bother
Alex. All that mattered was being her father’s baseball star―until that
status slips. Now she’s questioning her identity. Black or white―where
does she fit? Shannon Gibney’s debut, See
No Color
, follows a character who must face the question of
what it means to be black.

Rakmen’s baby sister died in his arms of a heart defect. Now his family
is broken, and he’s exiled to a wilderness trip while his parents
“figure things out.” Amber
J. Keyser
’s The
Way Back from Broken
is a wrenching story of adversity and
hope.

James is obsessed with whales. Darren is struggling to succeed in the
movie business. A
52-Hertz Whale
, co-authored by Bill Sommer and Natalie Haney
Tilghman, is written as a series of emails and explores a rich tapestry
of human loneliness. Funny, illuminating, and heartbreaking, this is a
debut to watch.

Carolrhoda Lab titles are available through bookstores, online
retailers, wholesalers, and distributors, or order direct by calling
800-328-4929 or online at www.lernerbooks.com.

Visit www.carolrhodalab.com
for free downloads and discussion guides.

About the Publisher

Carolrhoda
Lab™
is dedicated to distinctive, provocative, boundary-pushing
fiction for teens. Carolrhoda Lab probes and examines the young-adult
condition one novel at a time, affording YA authors and readers an
opportunity to experiment with thoughts, ideas, and paradigms in the
human condition.

Carolrhoda
Books
, a division of Lerner
Publishing Group
, creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles
for children and young adults.

Follow Carolrhoda Lab online:
Blog: carolrhoda.blogspot.com
Twitter:
twitter.com/CarolrhodaLab
Facebook:
facebook.com/carolrhodalab

$18.99 Hardcover, Jacketed
eBooks also available
6 x 9

The
Anatomy of Curiosity

October 2015
Ages 13–18 ● 296
Pages
HC: 978-1-4677-2398-5

Either
the Beginning or the End of the World

October 2015
Ages
13–18 ● 200 Pages
HC: 978-1-4677-7483-3

Last
Night at the Circle Cinema

September 2015
Ages 13–18 ●
200 Pages
HC: 978-1-4677-7489-5

Out
of Darkness

September 2015
Ages 13–18 ● 408 Pages
HC:
978-1-4677-4202-3

See
No Color

November 2015
Ages 12–18 ● 192 Pages
HC:
978-1-4677-7682-0

The
Way Back from Broken

October 2015
Ages 11–18 ● 216
Pages
HC: 978-1-4677-7590-8

A
52-Hertz Whale

September 2015
Ages 13–18 ● 200 Pages
HC:
978-1-4677-7917-3

Contacts

Lerner Publishing Group
Lindsay Matvick, 800-328-4929, x385
Publicity
and Trade Marketing Manager
lmatvick@lernerbooks.com
or
Katie
O’Neel, 800-328-4929, x209
Publicist
koneel@lernerbooks.com