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October Books: What’s Hitting Shelves This Month!

October books are almost here! Here’s what’s hitting shelves this month.


10/6: Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf by Hayley Krischer – In her searing, empowering debut novel, Hayley Krischer tells the story of what happened that night, and how it shaped Ali and Blythe forever. Both girls are survivors in their own ways, and while their friendship might not be built to last, it’s one that empowers each of them to find justice on their own terms.


10/6: I Know You Remember by Jennifer Donaldson – In her stunning follow-up to Lies You Never Told Me, Jennifer Donaldson once again delivers a propulsive thriller with a masterful twist, skillfully creating a world where nothing is quite as it seems. Now in paperback!


10/13: Concrete Kids by Amyra León – A new addition to the Pocket Change CollectiveConcrete Kids is an exploration of love and loss, melody and bloodshed. Musician, playwright, and educator Amyra León takes us on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem, as she navigates the intricacies of foster care, mourning, self-love, and resilience. In her signature free-verse style, she invites us all to dream with abandon–and to recognize the privilege it is to dream at all.

10/13: Taking on the Plastics Crisis by Hannah Testa – A new addition to the Pocket Change CollectiveIn this personal, moving essay, youth activist Hannah Testa shares with readers how she led a grassroots political campaign to successfully pass state legislation limiting single-use plastics and how she influenced global businesses to adopt more sustainable practices.


10/13: The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris – Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris’s empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. Now in paperback!


10/27: Anna and the French Kiss Collector’s Edition by Stephanie Perkins – A one-of-a-kind edition of the beloved romance classic, featuring a custom patterned edge and new bonus content including: new cover art accented with gold foil, a custom, patterned-edge design of Point Zéro, ribbon marker, patterned endpapers, a map of Anna and Étienne’s Paris annotated by the author.



Miss any of last month’s books? Check out what hit shelves in September here!


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