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Check out these new and upcoming books for teens, and those who love YA.


Randy Ribay
Description: Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood.
Call Number: YA FIC Rib
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Elsie Chapman
Description: Marsden yearns to take her sister and escape Glory, a town famous for seedy businesses and suicides, but her friendship with Jude yields secrets that may chain them to the Indigo River forever.
Call Number: YA FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Gloria Chao
Description: A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefersdancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.
Call Number: YA FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
Sara Saedi
Description: At thirteen, Sara Saedi uncovered the family secret they were undocumented. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job, but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. She desperately wanted a green card, along with clear skin, her own car, and a boyfriend. From discovering that her parents secretly divorced to facilitate her mother's green card application to learning how to tame her unibrow, Sara pivots gracefully from the terrifying prospect that she might be kicked out of the country to the almost-as-terrifying possibility that she might be the only one without a date to the prom.--From jacket flap.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Sae
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Ivy Noelle Weir, illustrator Steenz (Christina Stewart), Robin Herrera, Joamette Gil
Description: "'The Logan Museum is a mysterious old building practically covered in skulls, and also the new workplace of Celeste "Cel" Walden, a librarian who was let go from her previous job after a mental breakdown. But Cel is desperate to feel useful, and Abayomi Abiola, the Logan Museum's chief curator, is desperate to hire an archivist. Cel soon realizes the job is unlike any other she's had. There's an apartment onsite she's required to live in, she only works in the middle of the night, and she definitely gets the impression that there's more to the museum than Abayomi and her new boss, Holly Park, are letting on. And then strange things start happening. Odd noises. Objects moving. Vivid, terrifying dreams of a young woman Cel's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. A woman who for some reason needs Cel's help. As Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing out--there's no denying the job is becoming dangerous, but she can't let go of the woman in her dreams. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she's still trying to save herself?" (Inside front flap of cover)
Call Number: FIC Wei
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Marieke Nijkamp
Description: Returning to her small Alaska home town after her bipolar best friend's death, Corey uncovers chilling secrets about the townspeople and their treatment of Kyra prior to her drowning.
Call Number: YA FIC Nij
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi
Description: Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
Call Number: YA FIC Ade
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring, Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
Call Number: 745.61 Cre
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Arvin Ahmadi
Description: His friends know what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott Ferdowsi can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With his parents pushing him to settle on a "practical" career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, seeking guidance from a famous psychologist who claims to know the secret to success. He meets Fiora Buchanan, a ballsy college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. Now Scott is sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo, and even giving the crossword thing a try. Will he be able to find out who he is-- and who he wants to be?
Call Number: YA FIC Ahm
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Justina Ireland
Description: Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-- derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. Now laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. But it's not a life Jane wants. When families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy and the restless dead are the least of her problems.
Call Number: YA FIC Ire
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Ashley Herring Blake
Description: When Mara's twin brother Owen is accused of rape by her friend Hannah, Mara is forced to confront her feelings about her family, her sense of right and wrong, a trauma from her past, and the future with her girlfriend, Charlie.
Call Number: YA FIC Bla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Audrey Coulthurst
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 011818
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Samira Ahmed
Description: Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.
Call Number: YA FIC Ahm
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 28, 2017
Sarah Glenn Marsh
Description: "Odessa is one of Karthia's master necromancers, catering to the kingdom's ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it's Odessa's job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised: the Dead must remain shrouded. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation begins, turning the Dead into terrifying, blood thirsty Shades. A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa's necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own leaves Odessa shattered, and reveals a disturbing conspiracy in Karthia: Someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead--and training them to attack. Odessa is forced to contemplate a terrifying question: What if her magic is the weapon that brings the kingdom to its knees? Fight alongside her follow necromancers--and a powerful girl as enthralling as she is infuriating--Odessa must untangle the gruesome plot to destroy Karthia before the Shades take everything she loves."--book jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Morgan Matson
Description: When seventeen-year-old Charlie Grant's four older siblings reunite for a wedding, she is determined they will have a perfect weekend before the family home is sold, but last-minute disasters abound.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 040518
Format: Book
Date Added: May 21, 2018
Shaun David Hutchinson
Description: Elena, the first scientifically confirmed virgin birth, acquires the ability to heal by touch at age sixteen, the same year that people start disappearing in beams of light, causing her to wonder if she is bringing about the Apocalypse.
Call Number: YA FIC Hut
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Emily X. R. Pan
Description: After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 011818
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Ashley Woodfolk
Description: Autumn, Shay, and Logan, whose lives intersect in complicated ways, each lose someone close to them and must work through their grief.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 120717
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Dhonielle Clayton
Description: "In a world where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Rin Chupeco
Description: Armed with the ability to tame and control the monstrous daeva, Tea enacts her revenge against the royals who wronged her, but she is hampered by her disapproving brother and pursued by enemies wishing to use her dark magic for themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 011818
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Veera Hiranandani
Description: Shy twelve-year-old Nisha, forced to flee her home with her Hindu family during the 1947 partition of India, tries to find her voice and make sense of the world falling apart around her by writing to her deceased Muslim mother in the pages of her diary.
Call Number: YA FIC Hir
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Elizabeth Acevedo
Description: Harlem. Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. She pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers-- especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. Mami is determined to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, and Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems.
Call Number: YA FIC Ace
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2018
Amy Spalding
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 021518
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
Jay Coles
Description: "When Marvin Johnson's twin brother, Tyler, is shot and killed by a police officer, Marvin must fight injustice to learn the true meaning of freedom"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 012518
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 21, 2018
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After The Shot Drops
Randy Ribay
YA FIC Rib
Love, Hate & Other Filters
Samira Ahmed
YA FIC Ahm
Along The Indigo
Elsie Chapman
YA FIC Cha
Reign Of The Fallen
Sarah Glenn Marsh
YA FIC Mar
American Panda
Gloria Chao
YA FIC Cha
Save The Date
Morgan Matson
YA FIC ordered 040518
Americanized: Rebel Without A Green Card
Sara Saedi
YA 305.8 Sae
The Apocalypse Of Elena Mendoza
Shaun David Hutchinson
YA FIC Hut
Archival Quality
Ivy Noelle Weir, illustrator Steenz (Christina Stewart), Robin Herrera, Joamette Gil
FIC Wei
The Astonishing Color Of After
Emily X. R. Pan
YA FIC ordered 011818
Before I Let Go
Marieke Nijkamp
YA FIC Nij
The Beauty That Remains
Ashley Woodfolk
YA FIC ordered 120717
Children Of Blood And Bone
Tomi Adeyemi
YA FIC Ade
The Belles
Dhonielle Clayton
YA FIC Cla
Creative Lettering And Beyond: Inspiring Tips, Techniques & Ideas For Hand Lettering Your Way To Beautiful Works Of Art
Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring, Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn
745.61 Cre
The Heart Forger
Rin Chupeco
YA FIC ordered 011818
Down And Across
Arvin Ahmadi
YA FIC Ahm
The Night Diary
Veera Hiranandani
YA FIC Hir
Dread Nation: Rise Up
Justina Ireland
YA FIC Ire
The Poet X
Elizabeth Acevedo
YA FIC Ace
Girl Made Of Stars
Ashley Herring Blake
YA FIC Bla
The Summer Of Jordi Perez And The Best Burger In Los Angeles
Amy Spalding
YA FIC ordered 021518
Inkmistress
Audrey Coulthurst
YA FIC ordered 011818
Tyler Johnson Was Here
Jay Coles
YA FIC ordered 012518