cover image Iggy


M.G. Higgins. Saddleback, $8.95 trade paper (100p) ISBN 978-1-68021-111-5

As one of six titles launching the White Lightning series, written at a second-grade reading level, this sweet-natured story introduces Ignacia “Iggy” Suarez, a girl coming to grips with a new family dynamic. After Iggy flies to Las Vegas to spend winter break with her father and new stepmother, the “vacation” proves uncomfortable and disappointing until she makes a new friend whose father is an Elvis impersonator. As the chapters breeze by, Iggy’s feelings of frustration and defiance, as well as her eventual positive recalibration, will ring familiar with readers adjusting to change. Available simultaneously: On the Run, Qwik Cutter, Rebel, Break and Enter, and Scratch n’ Snitch. Ages 11–up. (Feb.)