Yadriel has summoned a ghost, and now he can't get rid of him. When his traditional Latinx family has problems accepting his true gender, Yadriel becomes determined to prove himself a real brujo. With the help of his cousin and best friend Maritza, he performs the ritual himself, and then sets out to find the ghost of his murdered cousin and set it free. However, the ghost he summons is actually Julian Diaz, the school's resident bad boy, and Julian is not about to go quietly into death. He's determined to find out what happened and tie off some loose ends before he leaves. Left with no choice, Yadriel agrees to help Julian, so that they can both get what they want. But the longer Yadriel spends with Julian, the less he wants to let him leave.
July 7, 2020
EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH
A Japanese-inspired fantasy world where a 12-year-old must travel to a seaside town in order to complete her witch training, or risk losing her magic forever.
August 1, 2020
PAOLA SANTIAGO AND THE RIVER OF TEARS
Space-obsessed 12-year-old Paola Santiago and her two best friends, Emma and Dante, know the rule: Stay away from the river. It’s all they’ve heard since a schoolmate of theirs drowned a year ago. Pao is embarrassed to admit that she has been told to stay away for even longer than that, because her mother is constantly warning her about La Llorona, the wailing ghost woman who wanders the banks of the Gila at night, looking for young people to drag into its murky depths. Hating her mother’s humiliating superstitions and knowing that she and her friends would never venture into the water, Pao organizes a meet-up to test out her new telescope near the Gila, since it’s the best stargazing spot. But when Emma never arrives and Pao sees a shadowy figure in the reeds, it seems like maybe her mom was right. . . . Pao has always relied on hard science to make sense of the world, but to find her friend she will have to enter the world of her nightmares, which includes unnatural mist, mind-bending monsters, and relentless spirits controlled by a terrifying force that defies both logic and legend.
Tehlor Kay Mejia
ASTRID AND APOLLO
THE NIGHTMARE THIEF
Twelve-year-old Maren loves making and selling dreams in her family's shop. But when a sinister customer tries to blackmail Maren into making nightmares for her, she must decide whether to protect her family or protect unknown dreams from her family's magic.
September 30, 2020
THE WITCHES OF WILLOW COVE
Abby Shepherd discovers she has magical powers, odd occurrences start happening around her hometown, gargoyles fly, and a stranger she's not sure she can trust offers to teach her and five other middle-school girls everything she knows about witchcraft.