Triangle Square Books for Young Readers

Triangle Square Books for Young Readers We publish works of the imagination, combining social justice and good storytelling to reach an audience of young adults and children.

A new imprint from Seven Stories Press, Triangle Square Books for Young Readers combines social justice, good storytelling, and beautiful art for young adults and children of all ages.

Mission: Our books appear in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats; and in English and Spanish languages. They are also translated into virtually all languages around the globe. We believe publishers have a special responsibility to defend free speech and human rights wherever we can.

Thrilled to see OUT OF SALEM and INK KNOWS NO BORDERS: POEMS OF THE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE EXPERIENCE in such great compa...
05/29/2019
YA for Changing Times

Thrilled to see OUT OF SALEM and INK KNOWS NO BORDERS: POEMS OF THE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE EXPERIENCE in such great company in Publishers Weekly article “YA for Changing Times”

We asked editors about the ways teen literature is expanding to reflect today’s world, with topical themes, diverse representation, and more.

A 🌟 starred 🌟 review of OUT OF SALEM from Publishers Weekly: Hal Schrieve "stuns with [hir debut], where the autho...
05/17/2019
Children's Book Review: Out of Salem by Hal Schrieve. Triangle Square, $19.95 (448p) ISBN 978-1-60980-901-0

A 🌟 starred 🌟 review of OUT OF SALEM from Publishers Weekly: Hal Schrieve "stuns with [hir debut], where the authorities control magic and the monsters are emphatically not the LGBTQ zombie and werewolf protagonists... [Xie] conjures intricate magic vital to the plot, pushes the book’s leads to grow amid the book’s ratcheting tension, and provides incisive social commentary via monster-tale tropes. Any reader who has felt it necessary to hide their true identity will find strong characters to connect with in this fun, powerful story."

Debut author Schrieve stuns with this tale set in a 1997 Salem, Ore., where the authorities control magic and the monsters are emphatically not the LGBTQ zombie and werewolf protagonists. Z, 14, had j

Innosanto Nagara in the Guardian US: “Our choice around who we portray and who becomes the face of a story is how we c...
05/02/2019
A is for Activist: why children’s books are getting political

Innosanto Nagara in the Guardian US: “Our choice around who we portray and who becomes the face of a story is how we can help people either be uplifted or erased. In children’s books in particular that’s true."

Children’s literature is seeing a ‘seismic shift’ in diversity as authors say they want to make sure children of color see themselves represented

Hal Schrieve author of OUT OF SALEM, talks with Kirkus Reviews about YA fiction, zombies, representing teen agency, and ...
04/30/2019
Queeries | Kirkus Reviews

Hal Schrieve author of OUT OF SALEM, talks with Kirkus Reviews about YA fiction, zombies, representing teen agency, and the importance of queer friendships.

“Classic zombie apocalypse stories....are usually a distilled version of our own fear of our bodies’ aging/mortality/vulnerability to illness. But all of us are sick, disabled, or dying at some point, and people who experience this are not monsters.”

Kirkus Reviews talks to Hal Schrieve about their new YA novel, Out of Salem.

"With bravura and hard-won insight, these poems explore identity, survival and home from first- and second-generation pe...
04/24/2019
Review | Three inspiring books for young readers, from preschool to high school

"With bravura and hard-won insight, these poems explore identity, survival and home from first- and second-generation perspectives, offering a multiplicity of impressions and memories."
—Mary Quattlebaum reviews INK KNOWS NO BORDERS, edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond, for Washington Post's Book World

Tales of coming to America — and figuring out how to make your way once you get here

"Out of Salem is about queer youth discovering that the thing that keeps them alive is intimacy with and trust in each o...
04/19/2019
Olympia native Hal Schrieve pens sci-fi novel to portray life of genderqueer teens

"Out of Salem is about queer youth discovering that the thing that keeps them alive is intimacy with and trust in each other. Trust and friendship are what’s going to sustain us.” Hal Schrieve talks to The Olympian ahead of hir 4/22 event at Browsers Bookshop

Olympia native Hal Schrieve’s novel “Out of Salem” is about a zombie and a werewolf, but it’s the life of genderqueer teens that the author wanted to portray. Schrieve, 22, will read from the book Monday.

"Schrieve’s literary star is rising fast," says OLY ARTS in a new profile of Hal Schrieve, author of the acclaimed que...
04/19/2019
Out of Salem: a Teen-Zombie-Werewolf-Witchy-Faerie Fantasy-Murder-Mystery

"Schrieve’s literary star is rising fast," says OLY ARTS in a new profile of Hal Schrieve, author of the acclaimed queer YA fantasy OUT OF SALEM

By Tom Simpson Hal Schrieve is well known to Olympians as a local word nerd, ardent reader, University of Washington graduate and trans activist. Schrieve, 22, is about to be well-known for hir—Sch…

"In the face of so many terrifying events, the world needs poetry’s ability to help others better understand us — an...
04/18/2019
For the Country’s Best Teen Poets, Poetry Is Activism

"In the face of so many terrifying events, the world needs poetry’s ability to help others better understand us — and to help us better understand ourselves." —National Student Poet Daniel Blokh

Honorees of the National Student Poets Program, threatened under Trump, fight for the personal and political power of verse.

From SheKnows, 10 Captivating Kids Books That (Sneakily) Teach Life Lessons, including Innosanto Nagara's A IS FOR ACTIV...
04/17/2019
These Books Sneakily Teach Kids Life Lessons

From SheKnows, 10 Captivating Kids Books That (Sneakily) Teach Life Lessons, including Innosanto Nagara's A IS FOR ACTIVIST

Shhh — they won't even realize they're being molded into better humans.

The Children's Book Review
04/12/2019
The Children's Book Review

The Children's Book Review

Are you ready for this?

Here are our favorite young adult books from 2019, so far! The cover of Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday is just so captivating (like the story itself) … and the monochromatic blue cover of Bloom is just so pretty, don’t you think?

Broken Pencil Magazine
04/12/2019
Broken Pencil Magazine

Broken Pencil Magazine

Looking for a sweet read from the indie press? Here are 12 books you won't want to miss.

This season featuring books from:
Soft Skull Press
Coffee House Press
Coach House Books
Graywolf Press
Wolsak & Wynn Publishing Ltd
Goose Lane
VS. Books (Arsenal Pulp Press)
New Star Books
Drawn and Quarterly
Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club
Conundrum Press - Canada
Triangle Square Books for Young Readers (Seven Stories Press)

“Poetry [can] address a crisis like this in a way that no other art form can...It’s made of language. It’s persona...
04/11/2019
‘Ink Knows No Borders’ In Central Coast Poetry Book - Good Times Santa Cruz

“Poetry [can] address a crisis like this in a way that no other art form can...It’s made of language. It’s personal and it’s specific." ––Patrice Vecchione via Good Times Santa Cruz

Tonight Bookshop Santa Cruz, Patrice Vecchione presents "Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience"

Monterey-based writer and poet Patrice Vecchione is co-editor of the new ‘Ink Knows No Borders’ collection,to be read at Bookshop Santa Cruz on April 11.

Seven Stories Press
04/11/2019
Seven Stories Press

Seven Stories Press

Lovely The New York Times Books 'By the Book' interview with Julia Alvarez, author of "Where Do They Go?" and "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents," including shout outs to Innosanto Nagara's "A is for Activist" and Kent & Kevin H. Dixon's graphic adaptation of "The Epic of Gilgamesh"

OUT OF SALEM by Hal Schrieve got a lovely shout out from Andrea Lawlor in The Guardian's Books Section: "full of werewol...
04/05/2019
Andrea Lawlor: ‘I feel that every good thing in my life has come from being queer'

OUT OF SALEM by Hal Schrieve got a lovely shout out from Andrea Lawlor in The Guardian's Books Section: "full of werewolves and zombies and witches, really fun and super trans."

The author’s debut Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl follows the sexual adventures of a shapeshifting hero. They talk about the boom in trans fiction and being a non-binary parent

Thanks so much for including INK KNOWS NO BORDERS in this roundup!
04/04/2019
The Children's Book Review

Thanks so much for including INK KNOWS NO BORDERS in this roundup!

Are you ready for this?

Here are our favorite young adult books from 2019, so far! The cover of Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday is just so captivating (like the story itself) … and the monochromatic blue cover of Bloom is just so pretty, don’t you think?

Seven Stories Press
04/03/2019
Seven Stories Press

Seven Stories Press

Check out Hal Schrieve's playlist for hir novel OUT OF SALEM, now up on Largehearted Boy (who, coincidentally, says the book is "one of the most entertaining and poignant YA novels I have read. This genderqueer urban fantasy is a propulsive gem.")

“I know that monsters are made, and that we usually are less scary than the people that made us.”A guest post on Sch...
03/21/2019
Monsters united can never be defeated: sentimental queer horror YA, a guest post by Hal Schrieve — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

“I know that monsters are made, and that we usually are less scary than the people that made us.”

A guest post on School Library Journal’s Teen Librarian's Toolbox by Hal Schrieve, author of OUT OF SALEM, a lovely queer YA monster novel coming out next Tuesday, March 26th.

The year I turned fourteen, I came out to my parents as transgender. In 2010, as a young teenager, with Gender Identity Disorder still written into the DSM as a disease, I knew that my eventual medical transition would require doctors’ notes and assessments in order to proceed. But my parents, wea...

Shift Book Box
03/21/2019

Shift Book Box

Have you been meaning to start subscribing to SHIFT Book Box? This is a great time to do it! We have two AMAZING titles in our March box and April's box is just around the corner! If you already have a subscription, please share this opportunity with your friends! 😁 Subscribe today at shiftbookbox.com

From School Library Journal's Teen Librarian's Toolbox, a great list of LGBTQIA+ YA releases for March 2019, featuring "...
03/19/2019
What’s new in LGBTQIA+ YA March 2019 — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

From School Library Journal's Teen Librarian's Toolbox, a great list of LGBTQIA+ YA releases for March 2019, featuring "Out of Salem" by Hal Schrieve!

It’s time for another roundup for new and forthcoming YA (and sometimes not YA) books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters. The titles I include in these lists have LGBTQIA+ main characters as well as secondary characters (in some cases parents), as well as anthologies that include LGBTQIA+ stories. Know...

"Fascinating... Stuffed with information, drama and story, [Eiffel's Tower for Young People] will definitely appeal to y...
03/18/2019
Eiffel's Tower for Young People by Jill Jonnes - TheBookbag.co.uk book review

"Fascinating... Stuffed with information, drama and story, [Eiffel's Tower for Young People] will definitely appeal to young adults and yet be accessible to most secondary school pupils. The only difficulty will be prising it out of the hands of any nearby grown-ups."
––Linda Lawlor, The Bookbag

Brash and elegant, sophisticated, controversial and vibrant, the 1889 World's Fair in Paris encompassed the best, the worst and the beautiful from many countries and cultures. The French Republic laid out model villages from all their colonies, put on art shows, dance performances, food festivals an...

The 10 Hottest YA Releases of March 2019 | Bookstr
03/10/2019
The 10 Hottest YA Releases of March 2019 | Bookstr

The 10 Hottest YA Releases of March 2019 | Bookstr

The hottest YA releases for March include Samira Ahmed's 'Internment,' Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Shout,' Hal Schrieve's 'Out of Salem,' and more amazing reads!

Bookstr compiled their favorite releases of March 2019, including "Out of Salem" by Hal Schrieve!
03/07/2019
The 10 Hottest YA Releases of March 2019 | Bookstr

Bookstr compiled their favorite releases of March 2019, including "Out of Salem" by Hal Schrieve!

The hottest YA releases for March include Samira Ahmed's 'Internment,' Laurie Halse Anderson's 'Shout,' Hal Schrieve's 'Out of Salem,' and more amazing reads!

From Autostraddle, 68 LGBT YA Books to Get Excited for in 2019 (including “Out of Salem” by Hal Schrieve - out in Ma...
02/08/2019
68 LGBT YA Books to Get Excited for in 2019

From Autostraddle, 68 LGBT YA Books to Get Excited for in 2019 (including “Out of Salem” by Hal Schrieve - out in March!)

Can you even believe this list has 68 (!!) upcoming 2019 queer YA books? WOW. No matter what kind of LGBT YA you’re into, there is something on this list for you.

OUT OF SALEM by Hal Schrieve earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews! "Set in 1997, this darkly humored fantasy expl...
01/28/2019
OUT OF SALEM by Hal Schrieve | Kirkus Reviews

OUT OF SALEM by Hal Schrieve earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

"Set in 1997, this darkly humored fantasy explores censorship, government surveillance, homelessness, and real-world (not just magical) forms of oppression. . . Tension burns hot until the explosive conclusion, which begs for a sequel. On fire with magic and revolution."

A genderqueer zombie and a lesbian werewolf resist a corrupt government that wants to incinerate them in this debut novel by Schrieve.

01/23/2019
Anticipated LGBTQIA+ YA of 2019 (January-June)

Anticipated LGBTQIA+ YA of 2019 (January-June) by ProblemsofaBookNerd featuring Hal Schrieve's OUT OF SALEM (starts at 6:42)

PLEASE LOOK AT THE RESOURCES IN THE DESCRIPTION there are so many, I need y'all to know the full extent of queer YA this year. ‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥‥...

Smithsonian BookDragon reviews ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman for Booklist (available sans paywall from Smith...
01/23/2019
Zenobia by Morten Dürr, illustrated by Lars Horneman [in Booklist] | BookDragon

Smithsonian BookDragon reviews ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman for Booklist (available sans paywall from Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center):
"Vast open water. An overcrowded boat. A horrific storm. A girl plunges backwards into the violent waves. Wishing, dreaming of rescue, Amina conjures happier moments playing hide-and-seek. “I am right here, Mama,” she thinks."

Vast open water. An overcrowded boat. A horrific storm. A girl plunges backwards into the violent waves. Wishing, dreaming of rescue, Amina conjures

Out today, Susan Robeson's GRANDPA STOPS A WAR: A PAUL ROBESON (Illustrated by Rod Brown) tells the true story of Paul R...
01/22/2019
Grandpa Stops a War

Out today, Susan Robeson's GRANDPA STOPS A WAR: A PAUL ROBESON (Illustrated by Rod Brown) tells the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War.

"A story worth hearing about a cause worth fighting."
––Kirkus Reviews

Illustrated by Rod Brown "Daddy always said it takes a man of peace to stop a war."  Based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, comes this recollection of his bravery and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with her debut book. When Susan ...

Black Page Turners
01/16/2019

Black Page Turners

Get the Book: https://amzn.to/2DcmVD4 (Kindle) https://amzn.to/2MemkU8 (Hardcover)

A true story of peace, the power of art, and the great singer and activist Paul Robeson told by his granddaughter.

"Daddy always said it takes a man of peace to stop a war."

Based on the true story of Paul Robeson's visit to the front lines of the Spanish Civil War, comes this recollection of his bravery and activism by his granddaughter, Susan Robeson, with her debut book. When Susan was a child her father and grandfather told her family stories over and over. Grandpa Paul was a great man, a singer with a deep and rumbling voice, a man of peace and principle who worried about the safety of the children and families living in countries at war. His songs were always full of emotion, and evoking the African-American spirituals of his own father's childhood, he was able to communicate even with people who didn't speak the same language. Though it was dangerous, Robeson went to Spain and traveled to the front lines of the war (in a Buick!). There, he asked the soldiers to set up speakers facing the fighters on both sides of the battlefield. And then he sang....

With gorgeous illustrations from the fine artist Rod Brown, When Grandpa Stops A War celebrates the activism and achievements of the great Paul Robeson, and shows readers the power of art in times of discord and war.

Release: 1/22/19
Ages: 5 to 9, Grades: K to 4

Aye-Aye Books
01/15/2019

Aye-Aye Books

From Innosanto Nagara, author of the indispensible A is for Activist, two more brilliantly illustrated children's books. My Night in the Planetarium is a true story from the author's childhood in Indonesia under the Suharto dictatorship, The Wedding Portrait is about when it's ok to break the rules, and how Nagara was arrested on his wedding day.

Spiral Nature Magazine calls Innosanto Nagara's newest book, The Wedding Portrait, "a fantastic children’s book for cu...
01/09/2019
The Wedding Portrait, by Innosanto Nagara | Spiral Nature Magazine

Spiral Nature Magazine calls Innosanto Nagara's newest book, The Wedding Portrait, "a fantastic children’s book for cultivating awareness of conscious civil disobedience," one that "demonstrates for children how it is necessary to be participatory citizens and active in protesting injustice."

Innosanto Nagara offers children an education in necessary defiance in his latest book The Wedding Portrait.

Check out Tor.com’s great roundup of forthcoming young adult sf/fantasy novels, including Hal Schrieve’s OUT OF SALE...
01/03/2019
Romance, Revenge, and Revolutions in This Winter’s Upcoming Young Adult SFF

Check out Tor.com’s great roundup of forthcoming young adult sf/fantasy novels, including Hal Schrieve’s OUT OF SALEM

A new year dawns and brings with it a new crop of incredible and enticing young adult science fiction and fantasy novels. I hope you still have some money left over and some room on your TBR pile a…

“This symphony of poetry is a necessary series of bruises and balms that will comfort those who have endured, uplift t...
12/19/2018
INK KNOWS NO BORDERS by Patrice Vecchione , Alyssa Raymond | Kirkus Reviews

“This symphony of poetry is a necessary series of bruises and balms that will comfort those who have endured, uplift those who continue to struggle, and educate others.”

INK KNOWS NO BORDERS (Spring 2019), edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond, earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews!

A compilation of 65 poems that offer diverse and distinct narratives about the immigrant and refugee experiences.

OUT OF SALEM by Hal Schrieve is one of The Barnes & Noble Teen Blog's most anticipated LGBTQ YA books of 2019!
12/17/2018
29 of Our Most Anticipated LGBTQAP YA Books of 2019: January-April

OUT OF SALEM by Hal Schrieve is one of The Barnes & Noble Teen Blog's most anticipated LGBTQ YA books of 2019!

Happy LGBTQAP preview day! I love to talk trends in this space, but first, can we all take a gander at the sheer volume? This season has double the rainbow content of previous seasons, and we are here for every single word of it. Upcoming releases include graphic novels, vibrant fantasies, friendshi

Publishers Weekly reviews ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman: "This bleak, skillfully crafted graphic novel, tran...
12/17/2018
Children's Book Review: Zenobia by Morten Dürr, illus. by Lars Horneman. Triangle Square, $19.95 (96p) ISBN 978-1-60980-873-0

Publishers Weekly reviews ZENOBIA by Morten Dürr and Lars Horneman: "This bleak, skillfully crafted graphic novel, translated from the Danish, personalizes the headlines by imagining one child’s experience. ... The combined restraint of both the pictures and words powerfully amplifies the astonishing tragedy of the girl’s fate, creating an unforgettable story that will stay with teens and adults alike."

Global news stories have brought urgent attention to the Syrian children who have drowned as they fled their war-ravaged country; this bleak, skillfully crafted graphic novel, translated from the Dani

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