Dig Deeper with Summer Reading! - Teens

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Welcome to our official summer reading program reading list for teens! It's a little different this year, but the great books are still available! Stop by your local library for curbside pickup to get some today!


Shawna Coronado
Description: Create simple solutions for growing organic gardens. The word "hack" has a multitude of meanings these days, but garden author Shawna Coronado will tell you that a hack is really just a great idea that's come to life. In 101 Organic Garden Hacks you'll find the top tips, tricks, and solutions Shawna has dreamed up. Some are practical timesavers; others offer clever ways to "upcycle" everyday items in your garden. Every hack is completely organic and environmentally friendly. Each hack is accompanied by a clear photo that shows you exactly how to complete it so you can improve your garden and promote green living values right at home.
Call Number: 635 Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
William Ritter
Description: When dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind, Abigail and her eccentric employer R. F. Jackaby, investigators of the supernatural in 1892 New England, find themselves hunting for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.
Call Number: YA FIC Rit
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Michael Ray Taylor
Call Number: 796.525 Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
A. S. (Amy Sarig) King, A. S. (Amy Sarig) King, Inc OverDrive
Description: Only a generation removed from being simple Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop a seven-figure bank account, wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grandchildren. "Because we want them to thrive," Marla always says. Now the five teenagers are lost in a tangled maze of family secrets. One of the teens sells pot; one has cancer; all are estranged from the family. As they come together for Easter dinner, will they be able to find their ways back to each other? With inimitable surrealism, King explores how a toxic culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation has a shot at digging its way out.
Format: eAudiobook
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Ann Aguirre
Description: In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.
Call Number: YA FIC Agu
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Mitali Perkins
Description: Told in separate voices, Kat and Robin leave Boston on a church mission to help combat human trafficking in India while Kat recovers from a sexual assault and Robin seeks his birth mother.
Call Number: YA FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Maureen Johnson
Description: High-school junior Clio Ford reluctantly gives up her dream job and a potential first kiss to take a working vacation with her estranged father on a yacht in Italy.
Call Number: YA FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Melissa Bashardoust
Description: "At sixteen, Mina's mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone--has never beat at all, in fact, but she'd always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king's heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she'll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen's image, at her father's order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do--and who to be--to win back the only mother she's ever known...or else defeat her once and for all. Entwining the stories of both Lynet and Mina in the past and present, Girls Made of Snow and Glass traces the relationship of two young women doomed to be rivals from the start. Only one can win all, while the other must lose everything--unless both can find a way to reshape themselves and their story"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Bas
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Description: When Louise Wolfe's boyfriend mocks and disrespects Native people in front of her, she breaks things off and dumps him over e-mail. She'd rather spend her senior year with her family and friends and working on the school newspaper. The editors pair her up with Joey Kairouz, an ambitious new photojournalist, and in no time the paper's staff find themselves with a major story to cover: the school musical director's inclusive approach to casting The Wizard of Oz has been provoking backlash in their mostly white, middle-class Kansas town. As tensions mount at school, so does a romance between Lou and Joey. But 'dating while Native' can be difficult. In trying to protect her own heart, will Lou break Joey's? -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Marc Hamer, Joe McLaren
Description: Marc Hamer, the molecatcher, shares what led him to this strange career: from sleeping among hedges as a homeless teen, to toiling on the railway, to weeding windswept gardens in Wales. Hamer infuses his wanderings with poetry and simple observations on nature's oft-ignored details. He also reveals how to catch a mole--a craft long kept secret by its masters--and burrows into the unusual lives of his muses. Moles, we learn, are colorblind. Their blood holds unusual amounts of carbon dioxide. Their vast tunnel networks are intricate and deceptive. And, like Hamer, they work alone. -- From statement at Amazon.com
Call Number: 599.335 Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Natasha Deen
Description: "Nira Ghani has always dreamed of becoming a musician. Her Guyanese parents, however, have big plans for her to become a scientist or doctor. Nira's grandmother and her best friend, Emily, are the only people who seem to truly understand her desire to establish an identity outside of the one imposed on Nira by her parents. When auditions for jazz band are announced, Nira realizes it's now or never to convince her parents that she deserves a chance to pursue her passion. As if fighting with her parents weren't bad enough, Nira finds herself navigating a new friendship dynamic when her crush, Noah, and notorious mean-girl, McKenzie "Mac," take a sudden interest in her and Emily, inserting themselves into the fold"-- Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Dee
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Jill Heinerth
Description: A firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth's remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability. Jill Heinerth--the first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations--has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman. She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover a fallen friend's body from the confines of a cave. While Heinerth swims beneath our feet in the lifeblood of our planet, she works with biologists discovering new species, physicists tracking climate change, and hydrogeologists examining our finite freshwater reserves.--From statement at Amazon.
Call Number: 796.525 Hei
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Alexander Gordon Smith
Description: When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Jill Baguchinsky
Description: The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek and plus-size fashion blogger Natalie Page lands a coveted summer internship at an Ice Age dig site, but soon finds that the rockabilly-retro style she developed to shield herself from bullying isn't compatible with prospecting for fossils in the Texas heat. But nothing is going to dampen Natalie's spirit. She's exactly where she wants to be, and she gets to work with her hero--the host of the most popular paleontology podcast in the world. And there's also Chase, the intern, who's seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who'd be even cuter if he were less of a grouch. It's a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths. Until it isn't...
Call Number: YA FIC Bag
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
S. K. Ali
Description: Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O'Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend's cousin--a holy star in the Muslim community--attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.
Call Number: YA FIC Ali
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
L. R. (Lamar R.) Giles
Description: When DJ ParSec (Paris Secord), rising star of the local music scene, is found dead over her turntables, the two girls who found her, Kya (her pre-fame best friend) and Fuse (her current chief groupie) are torn between grief for Paris and hatred for each other--but when the lack of obvious suspects stalls the investigation, and the police seem to lose interest, despite pressure from social media and ParSec's loyal fans, the two girls unite, determined to find out who murdered their friend.
Call Number: YA FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Aminah Mae Safi
Description: Los Angeles. The first time Sana Khan asked out a girl it went so badly that she never did it again. Rachel Recht is a film buff and aspiring director, and was furious that Sana tried to prank her by asking her on a date. But when it comes time for Rachel to cast her senior project, she realizes that there's no more perfect lead than Sana, the girl she's sneered at in the halls for the past three years. Sana never did really get over that first crush, even if Rachel can barely stand to be in the same room as her. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Saf
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Ann) Murray
Description: Some true crimes reveal themselves in bits and pieces over time. One such case is the Florida School for Boys, a.k.a. the Dozier School, a place where--rather than reforming the children in their care--school officials tortured, raped, and killed them. Opened in 1900, the school closed in 2011 after a Department of Justice investigation substantiated allegations of routine beatings and killings made by about 100 survivors. Follow this story of institutional abuse, the brave survivors who spoke their truth, and the scientists and others who brought it to light.
Call Number: YA 365.42 Mur
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
Anthony J. Martin
Call Number: 560.43 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Maggie Lehrman
Description: Rose Regnero was a star reporter for her high school paper, destined for a career in journalism, when she abruptly quit two months ago, leaving behind her very-nearly-sort-of-boyfriend and editor-in-chief, Grant Leitch. She going to the prom, with a new boy and new interests. Grant had been planning that they would major in journalism together at Northwestern-- and he is determined to entice Rose back. When an alarm is set off at prom and the school goes on lockdown, Grant discovers that someone is loose in the building with a gun. Rose, caught outside of the gym, knows differently. Will her instincts for a good story win against her resolve to leave Grant and the paper behind? -- adapted from goodreads.com
Call Number: YA FIC Leh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
Lindsey Klingele
Description: What's going on in Bone Lake, Michigan? Penny Hardjoy's conspiracy theorist father has gone missing-- and other people are turning up dead in the woods. Penny's an aspiring journalist, and the deeper she digs, the weirder things start to get. Men in black suits stroll around Main Street. Chunks of Penny's memory go missing. She teams up with the nerdy boy next door and the town's star quarterback to research the long-ago meteorite crash in Bone Lake's woods. And she might need to reconsider her definition of what 'real' means....
Call Number: YA FIC Kli
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2020
CLAMP (Mangaka group), Anthony Gerard, William Flanagan
Description: Childhood friends Princess Sakura and Syaoran, the son of an archaeologist, become entangled in a series of events that force them to traverse through alternate realities on an action-packed and unforgettable adventure! In the Kingdom of Clow, an archaeological dig unleashes an incredible power, causing Sakura to lose her memories. To save her, Syaoran must follow the orders of the Dimension Witch and travel alongside Kurogane, an unrivaled warrior; Fai, a powerful magician; and Mokona Modoki, a curiously strange creature, to retrieve Sakura's dispersed memories.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2020
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101 Organic Gardening Hacks : Eco-friendly Solutions To Improve Any Garden
Shawna Coronado
635 Cor
Into The Planet : My Life As A Cave Diver
Jill Heinerth
796.525 Hei
Beastly Bones
William Ritter
YA FIC Rit
Lockdown
Alexander Gordon Smith
YA FIC Smi
Caves : Exploring Hidden Realms
Michael Ray Taylor
796.525 Tay
Mammoth
Jill Baguchinsky
YA FIC Bag
Dig [Electronic Resource]
A. S. (Amy Sarig) King, A. S. (Amy Sarig) King, Inc OverDrive
Saints And Misfits
S. K. Ali
YA FIC Ali
Enclave
Ann Aguirre
YA FIC Agu
Spin
L. R. (Lamar R.) Giles
YA FIC Gil
Forward Me Back To You
Mitali Perkins
YA FIC Per
Tell Me How You Really Feel
Aminah Mae Safi
YA FIC Saf
Girl At Sea
Maureen Johnson
YA FIC Joh
The Dozier School For Boys : Forensics, Survivors, And A Painful Past
Elizabeth A. (Elizabeth Ann) Murray
YA 365.42 Mur
Girls Made Of Snow And Glass
Melissa Bashardoust
YA FIC Bas
The Evolution Underground : Burrows, Bunkers, And The Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet
Anthony J. Martin
560.43 Mar
Hearts Unbroken
Cynthia Leitich Smith
YA FIC Smi
The Last Best Story
Maggie Lehrman
YA FIC Leh
How To Catch A Mole : Wisdom From A Life Lived In Nature
Marc Hamer, Joe McLaren
599.335 Ham
The Truth Lies Here
Lindsey Klingele
YA FIC Kli
In The Key Of Nira Ghani
Natasha Deen
YA FIC Dee
Tsubasa Omnibus. 01
CLAMP (Mangaka group), Anthony Gerard, William Flanagan
YA FIC Cla