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Miranda Asebedo
Description: "Ever since her troubled mother abandoned her, Trix McCabe has preferred to stay on the move. But when she lands with her long-lost relatives, she finds out that the McCabe women have talents like her own that defy explanation: pies that cure all ills, palm-reading that never misses the mark, knowledge of secrets that have never been told. Before long, Trix feels like she might finally have found somewhere she belongs. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she’ll have to decide whether to take a chance on this new life . . . or keep running from the one she’s always known" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Ase
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Suzanne Daniel
Description: "Allegra Elsom is caught in the middle. Some days she's 11, and others she feels closer to 19. Some days she knows too much, and others she feels hopelessly naive. Some days she is split in three, torn between conflicting loyalties to her grandmothers, Matilde and Joy, and her father, Rick -- none of whom can stand to be in a room together since the decades-old tragedy that hit their family like a wrecking ball. Allegra struggles to make peace in her family and navigate the social gauntlet at school while asking bigger questions about her place in the world: What does it mean to be "liberated"? What is it about "becoming a woman" that earns her a slap in the face? What does it mean to do the right thing, when everyone around her defines it differently? As the feminist movement reshapes her Sydney suburb, Allegra makes her own path -- discovering firsthand the incredible ways that women can support each other and finding strength within herself to stand up to the people she loves" --amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Dan
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 22, 2020
Barry Jonsberg
Description: "Rob Fitzgerald is determined to impress Destry Camberwick, the perfect new girl who he’s devastatingly in love with. But that’s a difficult task for a painfully shy wallflower who’s prone to panic attacks and would rather hang out with his grandad all day. That is, until he starts getting mysterious text messages from an unknown number with challenges designed to encourage him to get out of his comfort zone. Is Rob Fitzgerald on the road to getting the girl? Or will fear keep him out of the spotlight forever?" --Amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Elizabeth Acevedo
Description: Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance -- and Papi's secrets -- the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.
Call Number: YA FIC Ace
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Florence Gonsalves
Description: " It's senior year, and Chamomile Myles has whiplash from traveling between her two universes: school (the relentless countdown to prom, torturous college applications, and the mindless march toward an uncertain future) and home, where she wrestles a slow, bitter battle with her father's terminal illness. Enter Brendan, a man-bun-and tutu-wearing hospital volunteer with a penchant for absurdity, who strides boldly between her worlds--and helps her open up a new road between them" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Ash Parsons
Description: "Mega-fan June Blue's whole life has been leading up to this moment: ZombieCon! The Ultimate in Undead Entertainment has finally come to her hometown. She and her two best friends--gorgeous, brilliant Imani and super-sweet, outrageously silly Siggy--plan on hitting all the panels and photo ops, and meeting the heartthrob lead of their favorite zombie apocalypse show, Human Wasteland. It's going to be the best time of their lives--and one of their last adventures before they all split up for college. But something's not quite right at the con--there are strange people in hazmat suits running around, enthusiastic cosplayers taking their shambling a little too far, and someone actually biting a cast member. Then, at a panel gone wrong, June and her friends discover the truth: the zombie apocalypse is here. Now June, Imani, and Siggy must do whatever it takes to survive a horde of actual flesh-eating zombies-- and save the world" --amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 22, 2020
Sara Zarr
Description: "Kyle Baker thought his family was happy. Happy enough, anyway. That’s why, when Kyle learns that his mother has been having an affair and his father has been living with the secret, his reality is altered. He quits baseball, ghosts his girlfriend, and generally checks out of life as he’s known it. With his older sisters out of the house and friends who don’t get it, the only person he can talk to is his cousin Emily―who is always there on the other end of his texts but still has her own life, hours away. Kyle’s parents want him to keep the secret of his mother’s affair from the rest of the family until after what might be their last big summer reunion. As Kyle watches the effects of his parents’ choices ripple out over friends, family, and strangers, and he feels the walls of his relationships closing in, he has to decide what his obligations are to everyone he cares for―including himself" --Amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Zar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Mary Cecilia Jackson
Description: Though Savannah Rose is a gifted ballerina, her real talent is keeping secrets. Schooled in silence by her long-dead mother, Savannah has always believed that her lifelong creed, 'I'm not the kind of girl who tells' will make her just like everyone else, normal, happy, safe. But in the aftermath of a brutal assault by her seemingly perfect boyfriend Tristan, Savannah must finally find the courage to confront the ghosts of her past, or lose herself forever.
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 22, 2020
Laura Bates
Description: "Anna and her mother have moved hundreds of miles to put the past behind them. Anna hopes to make a fresh start and escape the harassment she's been subjected to. But then rumors and whispers start, and Anna tries to ignore what is happening by immersing herself in learning about Maggie, a local woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century. A woman who was shamed. Silenced. And whose story has unsettling parallels to Anna's own. From Laura Bates, feminist and founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, comes a debut novel for the #metoo era. It's a powerful call to action, reminding all readers of the implications of sexism and the role we can each play in ending it" -- Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Bat
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
Lauren Myracle
Description: "Paul Walden is not an alpha lobster, the hypermasculine crustacean king who intimidates the other male lobsters, beds all the lady lobsters, and "wins" at life. At least not according to the ego-bursting feedback he's given in his freshman seminar. But Paul finds a funny, faithful friend in Roby Smalls, and maybe -- oh god, please -- he's beginning to catch the interest of smart, beautiful Natalia Gutierrez. Cruising through high school as a sauced-out, rap-loving beta lobster suits Paul fine, and if life ever gets him down? Smoke a little weed, crunch a few pills . . . it's all good. But in the treacherous currents of teenage culture, it's easy to get pulled under. With perfect frankness, Lauren Myracle lays bare the life of one boy as he navigates friendship, love, loss, and addiction. It's life at its most ordinary and most unforgettable" -- Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Myr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 29, 2020
I. W. Gregorio
Description: "Jocelyn Wu has just three wishes for her junior year: To make it through without dying of boredom, to direct a short film with her BFF Priya Venkatram, and to get at least two months into the year without being compared to or confused with Peggy Chang, the only other Chinese girl in her grade. Will Domenici has two goals: to find a paying summer internship, and to prove he has what it takes to become an editor on his school paper. Then Jocelyn's father tells her their family restaurant may be going under, and all wishes are off. Because her dad has the marketing skills of a dumpling, it's up to Jocelyn and her unlikely new employee, Will, to bring A-Plus Chinese Garden into the 21st century (or, at least, to Facebook). What starts off as a rocky partnership soon grows into something more. But family prejudices and the uncertain future of A-Plus threaten to keep Will and Jocelyn apart. It will take everything they have and more, to save the family restaurant and their budding romance" --Amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Samantha Mabry
Description: "The Torres sisters dream of escape. Escape from their needy and despotic widowed father, and from their San Antonio neighborhood, full of old San Antonio families and all the traditions and expectations that go along with them. In the summer after her senior year of high school, Ana, the oldest sister, falls to her death from her bedroom window. A year later, her three younger sisters, Jessica, Iridian, and Rosa, are still consumed by grief and haunted by their sister’s memory. Their dream of leaving Southtown now seems out of reach. But then strange things start happening around the house: mysterious laughter, mysterious shadows, mysterious writing on the walls. The sisters begin to wonder if Ana really is haunting them, trying to send them a message—and what exactly she’s trying to say" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 22, 2020
Conn Iggulden, Arthur Iggulden, Cameron Iggulden
Description: A treasure trove of the essential activities and skills that have defined generations of boyhoods. Designed with the same nostalgic look and feel as the first book, the Dangerous Book for Boys, this volume includes new chapters and important skills, fascinating historical information, and captivating stories. From how to pick a padlock, to maps of historic empires and even how to write a thank-you letter, the Igguldens will help parents reduce their son's screen time, and fill weekend afternoons and summer days with wonder, excitement, adventure, and fun.
Call Number: YA 031.02 Igg
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 7, 2020
Abdi Nor Iftin, Max Alexander
Description: This story follows one boy's journey into young adulthood and offers an intimate account of modern immigration. Abdi Nor Iftin grew up amidst a blend of cultures, far from the United States. In Somalia, his mother entertained him with vivid folktales and bold stories detailing her rural, nomadic upbringing. As he grew older, he spent his days following his father, a basketball player, through the streets of Mogadishu. When the threat of civil war reached Abdi's doorstep, his family was forced to flee to safety. Through the turbulent years of war, young Abdi found solace in popular American music and films. Abdi shares every part of his journey, and his courageous account reminds readers that everyone deserves the chance to build a brighter future for themselves.
Call Number: YA 305.89354 Ift
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 8, 2020
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Russell Mendell
Description: Earth Guardians youth director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and activism to show that climate change is a human issue. In Imaginary Borders, Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. Because we all have a part to play.
Call Number: YA 304.28 Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 8, 2020
Evette Dionne
Description: For African American women, the fight for the right to vote was only one battle. An eye-opening book that tells the important, overlooked story of black women as a force in the suffrage movement--when fellow suffragists did not accept them as equal partners in the struggle.
Call Number: YA 323.34 Dio
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2020
Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl, illustrator
Description: Schatz and Klein Stahl show that each letter of the alphabet tells the story of a significant moment in America's progressive history--one that isn't always covered in history classes. The entries explore several centuries of politics, culture, art, activism, and liberation, including radical librarians, Supreme Court cases, courageous youth, punk rocker grrrls, Southern quilts, and modern witches.
Call Number: YA 303.484 Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 1, 2020
Virgie Tovar
Description: Every day we see body ideals depicted in movies, magazines, and social media. But these outdated standards make us feel like we need to change how we look and who we are. Many teens feel self-conscious about their bodies and being a teen girl of color is hard in unique ways. This book is an unapologetic guide to help you embrace radical body positivity. You'll identify and challenge mainstream beliefs about beauty and bodies; celebrate what makes you unique and powerful; and build real, lasting body empowerment. You'll also learn how to spot diet culture and smash your noisy inner critic so you can start loving your body. It's time to create your own definition of beautiful, and recognize that your body is amazing. It's time for a self-love revolution!
Call Number: YA 306.461 Tov
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
N. (Nigel) Saunders, Kat Day, Iain Brand, Anna Claybourne, Gus Scott, illustrator
Description: Each topic is fully illustrated to support the information, make the facts crystal clear, and bring the science to life. A large central image explains the idea visually and each topic is summed up on a single page, helping readers to quickly get up to speed and really understand how chemistry works. Information boxes explain the theory with the help of simple graphics and for further studying, a handy "Key Facts" box provides a simple summary you can check back on later.
Call Number: YA 540 Sup
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 26, 2020
Melanie Siebert, Belle Wuthrich, illustrators
Description: This nonfiction book for teen readers is a guide to understanding mental health and coping with mental illness, trauma and recovery. It features real-life stories of resilient teens and highlights innovative approaches to mental-health challenges.
Call Number: YA 616.89 Sie
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2020
Candy J. Cooper, Marc Aronson
Description: Flint, Michigan had been built up, then abandoned, by General Motors. In 2014, as a plan to save money, government officials decided that Flint would temporarily switch its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River. Within months, many residents broke out in rashes. Children stopped growing. Some people were hospitalized with mysterious illnesses; others died. Despite the murky, foul-smelling liquid pouring from the city's faucets, officials refused to listen. Cooper and Aronson show how the crisis unfolded, and also the history of racism and segregation that led up to it, and how the people of Flint fought--and are still fighting--for clean water and healthy lives.
Call Number: YA 615.925 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 24, 2020
Sophia Bennett, Manjit Thapp, illustrator
Description: Discover the work of female artists who have made their mark on the art world. This book introduces readers to the lives and work of the world's most renowned artists. This collection celebrates the creativity of women in more than 30 biographies, investigating their practices and exploring their contributions to the art world. From early pioneers to today's most radical creators, these women have overcome obstacles, broken boundaries, and enriched our understanding of what art is and can be. With a glossary of art terms, a timeline of major milestones, and educational sidebars, this is a highly illustrated book for any art lover.
Call Number: YA 704.042 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 25, 2020
Tim Grove
Description: Complemented by historical artwork and photos, an account of the lesser-known history of America's national anthem describes the American flag's design, the important contributions of free black soldiers during the War of 1812, and the intense battle that inspired Francis Scott Key's poem.
Call Number: YA 973.52 Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 30, 2020
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A Constellation Of Roses
Miranda Asebedo
YA FIC Ase
The Double Dangerous Book For Boys
Conn Iggulden, Arthur Iggulden, Cameron Iggulden
YA 031.02 Igg
A Girl In Three Parts
Suzanne Daniel
YA FIC Dan
Call Me American : The Extraordinary True Story Of A Young Somali Immigrant
Abdi Nor Iftin, Max Alexander
YA 305.89354 Ift
A Song Only I Can Hear
Barry Jonsberg
YA FIC Jon
Earth Day And The Global Environmental Movement : Standing Up For Earth
Christy Peterson
YA 333.72 Pet
All Your Twisted Secrets
Diana Urban
YA FIC Urb
Imaginary Borders
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Russell Mendell
YA 304.28 Mar
Bent Heavens
Daniel Kraus
YA FIC Kra
In Search Of Safety : Voices Of Refugees
Susan Kuklin
YA 305.9 Kuk
Clap When You Land
Elizabeth Acevedo
YA FIC Ace
Lifting As We Climb : Black Women's Battle For The Ballot Box
Evette Dionne
YA 323.34 Dio
Dear Universe
Florence Gonsalves
YA FIC Gon
Rad American History A-z : Movements & Moments That Demonstrate The Power Of The People
Kate Schatz, Miriam Klein Stahl, illustrator
YA 303.484 Sch
Every Other Weekend
Abigail Johnson
YA FIC Joh
The Self-love Revolution : Radical Body Positivity For Girls Of Color
Virgie Tovar
YA 306.461 Tov
Girls Save The World In This One
Ash Parsons
YA FIC Par
Supersimple Chemistry : The Ultimate Bite-size Study Guide
N. (Nigel) Saunders, Kat Day, Iain Brand, Anna Claybourne, Gus Scott, illustrator
YA 540 Sup
Goodbye From Nowhere
Sara Zarr
YA FIC Zar
Apollo 13 : A Successful Failure
Laura Bufano Edge
YA 629.454 Edg
Sparrow : A Novel
Mary Cecilia Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Heads Up : Changing Minds On Mental Health
Melanie Siebert, Belle Wuthrich, illustrators
YA 616.89 Sie
The Burning
Laura Bates
YA FIC Bat
Poisoned Water : How The Citizens Of Flint, Michigan, Fought For Their Lives And Warned The Nation
Candy J. Cooper, Marc Aronson
YA 615.925 Coo
This Boy
Lauren Myracle
YA FIC Myr
Women's Art Work : More Than 30 Female Artists Who Changed The World
Sophia Bennett, Manjit Thapp, illustrator
YA 704.042 Ben
This Is My Brain In Love
I. W. Gregorio
YA FIC Gre
Star-spangled : The Story Of A Flag, A Battle, And The American Anthem
Tim Grove
YA 973.52 Gro
Tigers, Not Daughters
Samantha Mabry
YA FIC Mab