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Tina Cane
Description: Alma's life is a series of halfways: She's half-Chinese, half-Jewish; her parents spend half the time fighting, and the other half silent; and she's halfway through becoming a woman. But as long as she can listen to her Walkman, hang out with her friends on the stoops of the Village, and ride her bike around the streets of New York, it feels like everything will be all right. Then comes the year when everything changes, and her life is overtaken by constant endings: friends move away, romances bloom and wither, her parents divorce and--just like that--her life as she knew it is over. In this world of confusing beginnings, middles, and endings, is Alma ready to press play on the soundtrack of her life?
Call Number: YA FIC Can
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Jessica Lewis
Description: Katrell can talk to the dead. And she wishes it made more money. She’s been able to support her unemployed mother—and Mom’s deadbeat-boyfriend-of-the-week—so far, but it isn’t enough. Money’s still tight, and to complicate things, Katrell has started to draw attention. Not from this world—from beyond. And it comes with a warning: STOP or there will be consequences. Katrell is willing to call the ghosts on their bluff; she has no choice. What do ghosts know of having sleep for dinner? But when her next summoning accidentally raises someone from the dead, Katrell realizes that a live body is worth a lot more than a dead apparition. And, warning or not, she has no intention of letting this lucrative new business go. Only magic isn’t free, and dark forces are coming to collect. Now Katrell faces a choice: resign herself to poverty, or confront the darkness before it’s too late.
Call Number: YA FIC Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Soman Chainani, Julia Iredale
Description: Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that free hearts long kept tame, truths that explore life, and death. A prince has a surprising awakening. A beauty fights like a beast. A boy refuses to become prey. A path to happiness is lost, then found again. Author Soman Chainani respins old stories into fresh fairy tales for a new era and creates a world like no other. These stories know you. They understand you. They reflect you. They are tales for our times. So read on, if you dare.
Call Number: YA FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Peyton Thomas
Description: There’s only one thing standing between Finch Kelly and a full-blown case of high school senioritis: the National Speech & Debate Tournament. Taking home the gold would not only be the pinnacle of Finch’s debating career, but the perfect way to launch himself into his next chapter: college in Washington, DC, and a history-making career as the first trans congressman. What could possibly go wrong? Well, for starters, Finch could develop a teeny tiny crush on his very attractive, very taken, and very gay debate partner, Jonah. Never mind that Finch has never considered whether he’s interested in more than just girls. And that dream of college in DC? Finch hasn’t exactly been accepted anywhere yet, let alone received the full-ride scholarship he'll need to make this dream a reality. Worst of all, though, is this year's topic for Nationals: transgender rights. If he wants to cinch the gold, and get into college, Finch might have to argue against his own humanity. People say there are two sides to every argument. But, as Finch is about to discover, some things—like who you are and who you love—are not up for debate.
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Colby Cedar Smith
Description: Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith’s paternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as the American-born daughter of immigrants living in Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. Mary lives in a tiny apartment with her parents, her brothers, and her twin sister, and she questions why her parents ever came to America. She yearns for true love, to own her own business, and to be an independent, modern American woman—much to the chagrin of her parents, who want her to be a “good Greek girl.” Mary’s story is peppered with flashbacks to her parents’ childhoods in Greece and northern France; their stories connect with Mary as they address issues of arranged marriage, learning about independence, and yearning to grow beyond one’s own culture. Though Call Me Athena is written from the perspective of three profoundly different narrators, it has a wide-reaching message: It takes courage to fight for tradition and heritage, as well as freedom, love, and equality.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Laura Sibson
Description: It's been one year since Edie's mother died. But her ghost has never left. According to her GG, it's tradition that the dead of the Mitchell family linger with the living. It's just as much a part of a Mitchell's life as brewing healing remedies or talking to plants. But Edie, whose pain over losing her mother is still fresh, has no interest in her family's legacy as local "witches." When her mother's teenage journal tumbles into her life, her family's mystical inheritance becomes once and for all too hard to ignore. It takes Edie on a scavenger hunt to find objects that once belonged to her mother, each one imbued with a different memory. Every time she touches one of these talismans, it whisks her to another entry inside the journal--where she watches her teenage mom mourn, love, and hope just as Edie herself is now doing. But as Edie discovers, there's a dark secret behind her family's practice that she's unwittingly released. She'll have to embrace--and master--the magic she's always rejected...before it consumes her. Tinged with a sweet romance with the spellbinding Rhia, who works at the local occult shop, Edie in Between delivers all the cozy magic a budding young witch finding her way in the world needs.
Call Number: YA FIC Sib
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Raquel Vasquez Gilliland
Description: When her twin sister reaches social media stardom, Moon Fuentez accepts her fate as the ugly, unwanted sister hidden in the background, destined to be nothing more than her sister’s camerawoman. But this summer, Moon also takes a job as the “merch girl” on a tour bus full of beautiful influencers and her fate begins to shift in the best way possible. Most notable is her bunkmate and new nemesis, Santiago Phillips, who is grumpy, combative, and also the hottest guy Moon has ever seen. Moon is certain she hates Santiago and that he hates her back. But as chance and destiny (and maybe, probably, close proximity) bring the two of them in each other’s perpetual paths, Moon starts to wonder if that’s really true. She even starts to question her destiny as the unnoticed, unloved wallflower she always thought she was. Could this summer change Moon’s life as she knows it?
Call Number: YA FIC Vas
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Alexandra Leigh Young
Description: Every Friday after school, seventeen-year-old Alice Choy and her little sister, Olivia, head to Myeongdong to sing karaoke. Back in San Francisco, when she still had friends and earthly possessions, Alice took regular singing lessons. But since their diplomat mom moved them to Seoul, her only musical outlet is vamping it up in a private karaoke booth to an audience of one: her loyal sister. Then a scout for Top10 Entertainment, one of the biggest K-pop companies, hears her and offers her a spot at their Star Academy. Can Alice navigate the culture clashes, egos, and extreme training practices of K-pop to lead her group onstage before a stadium of 50,000 chanting fans—and just maybe strike K-pop gold? Not if a certain influential blogger and the anti-fans get their way.
Call Number: YA FIC You
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Jeff Zentner
Description: Life in a small Appalachian town is not easy. Cash lost his mother to an opioid addiction and his Papaw is dying slowly from emphysema. Dodging drug dealers and watching out for his best friend, Delaney, is second nature. He's been spending his summer mowing lawns while she works at Dairy Queen. But when Delaney manages to secure both of them full rides to an elite prep school in Connecticut, Cash will have to grapple with his need to protect and love Delaney, and his love for the grandparents who saved him and the town he would have to leave behind.
Call Number: YA FIC Zen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Margarita Longoria
Description: In this mixed-media collection of short stories, personal essays, poetry, and comics, this celebrated group of authors share the borders they have crossed, the struggles they have pushed through, and the two cultures they continue to navigate as Mexican Americans. Living Beyond Borders is at once an eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today's young readers.
Call Number: YA FIC Liv
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Val Emmich
Description: Tegan Everly is quiet. Known around school simply as the girl with the hand, she's usually only her most outspoken self with her friend Neel, and right now they're not exactly talking. When Tegan is ambushed by her mom with a truth she can't face, she flees home in a snowstorm, finding refuge at a forgotten local attraction—the tiny Thomas Edison museum. She's not alone for long. In walks Mac Durant. Striking, magnetic, a gifted athlete, Mac Durant is the classmate adored by all. Tegan can't stand him. Even his name sounds fake. Except the Mac Durant she thinks she knows isn't the one before her now—this Mac is rattled and asking her for help. Over one unforgettable night spent consuming antique records and corner-shop provisions, Tegan and Mac cast aside their public personas and family pressures long enough to forge an unexpectedly charged bond and—in the very spot in New Jersey that inspired Edison's boldest creations—totally reinvent themselves. But could Tegan's most shameful secret destroy what they've built?
Call Number: YA FIC Emm
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Michelle Quach
Description: Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat because inexperienced Len—who is tall, handsome, and male—just seems more like a leader. When Eliza’s frustration spills out in a viral essay, she finds herself inspiring a feminist movement she never meant to start, caught between those who believe she’s a gender equality champion and others who think she’s simply crying misogyny. Amid this growing tension, the school asks Eliza and Len to work side by side to demonstrate civility. But as they get to know one another, Eliza feels increasingly trapped by a horrifying realization—she just might be falling for the face of the patriarchy himself.
Call Number: YA FIC Qua
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Schuyler Bailar
Description: Obie didn't think being himself would make such a splash. He knew his transition would have ripple effects. He has to leave his swim coach, his pool, and his best friends. But it’s time for Obie to find where he truly belongs. As Obie dives into a new team, though, things are strange. Obie always felt at home in the water, but now he can’t get his old coach out of his head. Even worse are the bullies that wait in the locker room and on the pool deck. Luckily, Obie has family behind him. And maybe some new friends too, including Charlie, his first crush. Obie is ready to prove he can be one of the fastest boys in the water—to his coach, his critics, and his biggest competition: himself.
Call Number: YA FIC Bai
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Bethany C. Morrow, Louisa May Alcott
Description: North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople's Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the "old life." It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters: Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own. Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained. Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose. Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family's home. As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Sarah Raughley
Description: As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange sight for leering British audiences always eager for the spectacle of colonial curiosity. But Iris also has a secret that even “strange” doesn’t capture. She cannot die. Haunted by her unnatural power and with no memories of her past, Iris is obsessed with discovering who she is. But that mission gets more complicated when she meets the dark and alluring Adam Temple, a member of a mysterious order called the Enlightenment Committee. Adam seems to know much more about her than he lets on, and he shares with her a terrifying revelation: the world is ending, and the Committee will decide who lives...and who doesn’t. To help them choose a leader for the upcoming apocalypse, the Committee is holding the Tournament of Freaks, a macabre competition made up of vicious fighters with fantastical abilities. Adam wants Iris to be his champion, and in return he promises her the one thing she wants most: the truth about who she really is. If Iris wants to learn about her shadowy past, she has no choice but to fight. But the further she gets in the grisly tournament, the more she begins to remember—and the more she wonders if the truth is something best left forgotten.
Call Number: YA FIC Rau
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Sarah Glenn Marsh
Description: Dare Chase doesn’t believe in ghosts. But as the host of Attachments, her brand-new paranormal investigation podcast, she knows to keep her doubts to herself if she wants to win over listeners. Her first season’s subject is the Arrington Estate—a sprawling manor rumored to be haunted by the spirit of Atheleen Bell, who drowned in its lake almost thirty years ago. Dare’s more interested in investigating the suspicious circumstances of Atheleen’s death, which she thinks point to a decades-old murder, not something supernatural. But Arrington is full of surprises. As Dare is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the estate, she’ll have to rethink the boundaries of what is possible. Because if something is lurking in the lake...it might not be willing to let her go.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Sonia Hartl
Description: Holly Liddell has been stuck with crimped hair since 1987 when she agreed to let her boyfriend, Elton, turn her into a vampire. But when he ditches her at a gas station a few decades into their eternity together, she realizes that being young forever actually means working graveyard shifts at Taco Bell, sleeping in seedy motels, and being supernaturally compelled to follow your ex from town to town―at least until Holly meets Elton’s other exes. It seems that Holly isn’t the only girl Elton seduced into this wretched existence. He turned Ida in 1921, then Rose in 1954, and he abandoned them both before Holly was even born. Now Rose and Ida want to kill him before he can trick another girl into eternal adolescence, and they’ll need Holly’s help to do it. And once Holly starts falling for Elton’s vulnerable new conquest, Parker, she’ll do anything to save her. To kill Elton for good, Holly and her friends will have to dig up their pasts, rob a bank, and reconcile with the people they’ve hurt in their search for eternal love. And to win the girl, Holly will have to convince Parker that she’s more than just Elton’s crazy ex―even though she is trying to kill him.
Call Number: YA FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Kwame Ivery
Description: Uly would rather watch old Westerns with his new girlfriend, Sallie, than get involved in his school's politics—why focus on the “bad” and “ugly” when his days with Sallie are so good? His older sister Regina feels differently. She is fed up with the way white school-body presidential candidate Leona Walls talks about Black students. Regina decides to run against Leona...and convinces Uly to be her campaign manager. Sallie has no interest in managing her sister's campaign, but how could she say no? After their parents' death, Leona is practically her only family. Even after Leona is accused of running a racist campaign that targets the school's students of color—including Sallie's boyfriend, Uly—Sallie wants to give her sister the benefit of the doubt. But how long can she ignore the ugly truth behind Leona's actions? Together and apart, Uly and Sallie must navigate sibling loyalty and romantic love as the campaign spirals toward a devastating conclusion.
Call Number: YA FIC Ive
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Kyrie McCauley
Description: Welcome to Bell, proud home of Bell Firearms for two hundred years and where five months ago the teen heir to the Bell fortune took his father's guns to school and killed his ex-girlfriend, Cassandra Queen. Beck and Vivian never could stand each other, but they always tried their best for their mutual friend, Cassie. After the town moves on from Cassie’s murder too fast, Beck and Vivian finally find common ground: vengeance. They memorialize Cassie by secretly painting murals of her around town, a message to the world that Cassie won’t be forgotten. But Beck and Vivian are keeping secrets, like the third passenger riding in Beck’s VW bus with them—Cassie’s ghost. When their murals catch the attention of a podcaster covering Cassie’s case, they become the catalyst for a debate that Bell Firearms can no longer ignore. With law enforcement closing in on them, Beck and Vivian hurry to give Cassie the closure she needs—by delivering justice to those responsible for her death.
Call Number: YA FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
E. Lockhart, Manuel Preitano, Gabby Metzler
Description: Sixteen-year-old Willow Zimmerman has something to say. When she's not on the streets protesting City Hall's neglect of her run-down Gotham neighborhood, she's working nights at the local dog shelter. But despite how much she does for the world around her, she's struggling to take care of her sick mother at home. She's got no time for boys (though there's one she really likes), and no means to adopt the amazingly loyal stray Great Dane, Lebowitz, that follows her around. Without health insurance and with money running out, a desperate Willow reconnects with an estranged family friend E. Nigma--party promoter, and real estate tycoon. Nigma opens the door to an easier life, offering Willow a new job hosting his glamorous private poker nights with Gotham City's elites. Now Willow is able to afford critical medical treatments for her mother and get a taste of the high life she's never had. Then everything changes: Willow and Lebowitz are attacked by one of Gotham's most horrific villains, the monstrous Killer Croc. When they wake after the fight, they can understand each other. And Willow has powers she never dreamed of. When Willow discovers that Nigma and his poker buddies are actually some of Gotham's most corrupt criminals, she must make a choice: remain loyal to the man who saved her mother's life, or use her new powers to save her community.
Call Number: YA FIC Loc
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Leslie Davenport, Jessica Smith (Illustrator)
Description: A timely, thoughtful book that will help young readers work through their feelings of anxiety about climate change.
Call Number: YA 155.915 Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Adam Furgang
Description: Creating a website can be loads of fun. With the use of the computer language HTML, it is possible for anyone to learn the basics and get started on the road to creating a website. The step-by-step activities in this title will help readers explore tags,color hex codes, URLs, linking webpages, and the use of graphics and photos--all of which are needed to design and craft a website. Beginners will quickly see how easy and rewarding it can be to code with these activities, which also contribute to careerreadiness in computer science.
Call Number: YA 006.74 Fur
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Sadie Robertson Huff, Tama Fortner
Description: Sadie Robertson's confidence-inspiring devotional, based on her books Live Fearless and Live, offers intention in your everyday time with God and helps you make the most of your amazing, one-of-a-kind life.
Call Number: YA 242.63 Huf
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 22, 2021
Jody Sokolower, introduction by Nick Estes
Description: Silwan is a Palestinian village located just outside the ancient walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. This is a moving story of a village and its people. As Silwani youth and community members share their lives with us, their village becomes an easily accessible way to understand Palestinian history and current reality. Written with young people in mind, the richly illustrated text stresses connections between the lives of youth in the US and Palestine: criminalization of youth, forced relocation, the impact of colonialism on Indigenous communities, efforts to bury history, and inspiring examples of resistance and resilience.
Call Number: YA 305.235 Sok
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Stuart A. Kallen
Description: September 2020 stood out for a number of reasons. The month was the hottest September on record and the year was on track to be the hottest since records were first kept in 1880. The sweltering temperatures were blamed for extreme weather in the United States, Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. At the other end of the weather spectrum temperatures in the Northern Plains plunged 55°F (30°C) in one day, bringing a rapid end to the growing season a month sooner than average. Scientists say the upsurge in volatile weather is caused by a rapidly heating climate that is a direct result of fossil fuel consumption.
Call Number: YA 363.3492 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Elliott Smith
Description: Gun violence has had a continued impact on public safety. This title takes a closer look at the effects of gun violence on specific demographics and American society.
Call Number: YA 363.33 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Elliott Smith
Description: Readers look at the issue of immigration in the US and globally, examining the history, laws, and causes surrounding immigrants' and refugees' search for a better life and the difficulties they face.
Call Number: YA 325.73 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Robert H. Mayer
Description: The killing of Emmett Till is widely remembered today as one of the most famous examples of lynchings in America. African American children in 1955 personally felt the terror of his murder, and would rise up against the culture that made Till's death possible. The young people of Mississippi picketed, boycotted, organized, spoke out, and marched, working to reveal the vulnerability of black bodies and the ugly nature of the world they lived in. They changed that world. As the U.S. still reckons with racism and inequality, the activists working In the Name of Emmett Till can serve as models of activism for young people today.
Call Number: YA 323.1196 May
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 20, 2021
Drew Pinsky, Paulina Pinsky
Description: Dr. Drew has spent decades talking to teens and young adults about sex and relationships, so he and his daughter take on a new generation of knowledge that incorporates current concerns with TCB: trust, compassion, and boundaries. Quizzes, real questions from patients, and life-experience from Paulina help the team tackle some of the toughest stuff to talk about.
Call Number: YA 306.7 Pin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Cicely Lewis
Description: The US criminal justice system disproportionately targets Black men, resulting in much higher incarceration rates and impacts that can last a lifetime. Readers learn this system's history and context and ways they can help.
Call Number: YA 365.6 Lew
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Stuart A. Kallen
Description: The quest to empower individuals and improve society through peaceful protest is as old as America.
Call Number: YA 303.484 Kal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 14, 2021
Joe Ferry
Description: How you learn how to handle your money now will go a long way in determining which financial track you will take in life. Financial literacy is generally defined as having the right habits and knowledge about money that lead to financial security and the ability to weather an unexpected emergency expense.
Call Number: YA 332.024 Fer
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Bradley Steffens
Description: Social media can be used for good or for evil. In 2018, organizers of the March for Our Lives used social media to bring roughly 500,000 people to Washington, DC, to peacefully protest against gun violence--a powerful example of how social media can be used for good. But the Capitol insurrection on January 6, 2021 showed just as powerfully how social media can also be used for evil. Behavioral addiction is a mental health condition in which a person engages in a certain behavior, even if that behavior causes him or her harm.
Call Number: YA 302.231 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 14, 2021
Brendan Kiely
Description: Most kids of color grow up talking about racism. They have "The Talk" with their families--the honest talk about survival in a racist world. But white kids don't. They're barely spoken to about race at all--and that needs to change. Because not talking about racism doesn't make it go away. Not talking about white privilege doesn't mean it doesn't exist. This book begins this much-needed conversation for white kids. Brendan Kiely offers young readers a way to understand one's own white privilege and why allyship is so vital, so that we can all start doing our part--today.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Kie
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
Elliott Smith
Description: In 2020, police killings caught on bystander video placed US police under scrutiny and spurred activists to call for reform. Learn the history and factors behind police brutality in the US, especially in Black communities.
Call Number: YA 363.232 Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 27, 2021
George M. (George Matthew) Johnson
Description: This is a memoir of George's boyhood in New Jersey, growing up with their brother and two cousins, all under the supervision of their larger-than-life grandmother.
Call Number: YA 306.766 Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Jennifer Calvert, illustrated by Octavia Jackson
Description: Women scientists are not new, but they haven't always gotten credit for being so stellar. Jennifer Calvert and Octavia Jackson introduce you to 30 remarkable women whose passion and dedication to all things science led to groundbreaking discoveries, vital medicine, essential technology, and cutting-edge inventions that changed the world. Discover the triumphs, curiosity, and hard work of female trailblazers whose love of science spurred revolutionary advances.
Call Number: YA 509.252 Cal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2021
Ella Schwartz, illustrated by Gaby D'Alessandro
Description: Over the centuries, women, people from underrepresented communities, and immigrants overcame prejudices and social obstacles to make remarkable discoveries in science--but they weren't the ones to receive credit in history books. People with more power, money, and prestige were remembered as the inventor of the telephone, the scientists who decoded the structure of DNA, and the doctor who discovered the cause of yellow fever. This book aims to set the record straight and celebrate the nearly forgotten inventors and scientists who shaped our world today.
Call Number: YA 509.22 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Jacqueline Sperling, illustrated by Anya Kuvarzina
Description: Find Your Fierce is a concise and practical guide for teens dealing with social anxiety.
Call Number: YA 618.9285 Spe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Bridget Flynn Walker, foreword by Michael A. Tompkins
Description: Social anxiety is a serious--yet often overlooked--form of anxiety commonly experienced by teens. If left untreated, it can lead to a significantly increased risk of developing depression and even addiction in adulthood. Bridget Flynn Walker presents a five-step cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program to help teens gain confidence and stop living in fear of social situations.
Call Number: YA 618.9285 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 22, 2021
John Allen
Description: Already contacts between virus-carrying animals and humans are increasing due to loss of habitat, population growth, climate change, and other factors. Global travel means that an outbreak can race around the world within weeks. A sudden outbreak like COVID-19 can overwhelm the richest nations and leave their health systems struggling to catch up. And poorer countries can face health crises that quickly spiral out of control. The variety of possible threats continues to grow.
Call Number: YA 614.4 All
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Megan Rapinoe, Emma Brockes, adapted by Sarah Durand
Description: Adapted for young readers who can join Olympic gold medalist, two-time Women's World Cup champion, and trailblazing activist Megan Rapinoe in the fight for equality and justice.
Call Number: YA 796.334 Rap
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 13, 2021
Robert M. Henderson
Description: Anime is Japanese animation. Once a manga series gets popular, it is usually adopted into an anime. Japanese artists started producing modern-day manga in the mid-1900s. The word manga means "whimsical pictures," and refers to all Japanese comics. There are many genres of anime and manga, including science fiction, romance, horror, action adventure, sports, and comedy.
Call Number: YA 741.5952 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Heather Demetrios
Description: Virginia "Dindy" Hall craved adventure. With the world gearing up for WWII, this fearless woman knew that she had to find a way to get involved. When the State Department proved to be a sexist boy's club that wouldn't allow her in, she went to England to join their Special Operations unit. Even after a terrible accident left her needing a wooden leg, she remained undeterred. Soon Virginia became an essential part of the Allied mission and the French Resistance, earning the dangerous honor of being named "the most dangerous of all Allied spies" by the Gestapo. This is a smart and spirited celebration of Virginia Hall, a woman with audacious courage and kickass spy skills.
Call Number: YA 940.5486 Dem
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2021
Steve Sheinkin
Description: As WWII comes to a close, the United States and the Soviet Union emerge as world powers on extreme opposites of the political spectrum. After the US showed its hand with the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, the Soviets refuse to be left behind. With communism sweeping the globe, the two nations begin a neck-and-neck competition to build even more destructive bombs and conquer the Space Race. In their battle for dominance, spy planes fly above, armed submarines swim deep below, and undercover agents meet in the dead of night. The Cold War game grows more precarious as weapons are pointed towards each other, with fingers literally on the trigger.
Call Number: YA 972.91 She
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 14, 2021
Svetlana Aleksievich
Description: A collection of personal narratives told by those who were children during World War II and survived harrowing experiences. So many children were separated from their loved ones in the midst of the terror and chaos. As a result, some grew up in orphanages or were raised by grandparents or extended family; others were taken in and cared for by strangers who risked punishment for such acts. Still others lived on their own or became underage soldiers. These oral histories of survival reveal the heart-rending details of life during wartime while reminding us that resilience is possible, no matter the circumstances.
Call Number: YA 940.5347 Ale
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 7, 2021
Hal Marcovitz
Description: As 2020 came to an end there was no shortage of Americans as well as others who welcomed the New Year, hoping life for everyone would improve in 2021. What perhaps worsened the suffering among Americans as well as others was a feeling of helplessness: As people found themselves impacted by the pandemic, the protests over racial inequality, and the terrible fires and weather events that plagued the nation, most people came to the conclusion that there was very little they could do to make the bad news go away.
Call Number: YA 973.933 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2021
Susan H. Kamei, foreword by Norman Yoshio Mineta
Description: An oral history about Japanese internment during World War II, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, from the perspective of children and young people affected.
Call Number: YA 940.5317 Kam
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 2, 2021
edited by Laurie Halse Anderson,, Kristy Quinn
Description: Wonder Woman has been an inspiration for decades, and while not everyone would choose her star-spangled outfit for themselves, her compassion and fairness are worthy of emulation. We'll be presenting tales of the real-world heroes who take up Diana's mantle and work in the fields of science, sports, activism, diplomacy, and more!
Call Number: YA 920.72 Won
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 28, 2021
Tonya Bolden
Description: Tonya Bolden chronicles the life of lawyer and civil rights pioneer, Dovey Johnson Roundtree, famous for her successful defense of an indigent Black man accused of the murder of a prominent white Washington, DC, socialite, in 1965. Despite her triumph in this high-profile case, Roundtree continued to represent the poor and the underserved. Tracing Roundtree's life from her childhood in Jim Crow North Carolina through her adulthood, Bolden illuminates this figure in American history who believed the law should serve the people, and places her firmly in the context of 20th-century civil rights and African American culture.
Call Number: YA B Rou Roundtree, Dovey Johnson
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 28, 2021
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