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Jessica Verdi
Description: When Dara finds her birth certificate, she is puzzled to find two strange names on it, but when her mother, Mellie, reveals that she is transgender and transitioned when Dara's biological mother died soon after Dara's birth, Dara is stunned and angry--and she sets off with her friend Sam, in search of the grandparents she never knew existed (and who may be able to fund her tennis career), and the family secrets she can only guess at.
Call Number: YA FIC Ver
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Jessica Leake
Description: Princess Ciara of Mide, who has the ability to control others' minds and actions, has been using her powers to protect her people from the plundering Northmen, but when she captures Lief, a young Northman leader, she learns she is not the only one to harness this power.
Call Number: YA FIC Lea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Mary H. K. Choi
Description: After a chance encounter, Penny and Sam become each other's emergency contacts and find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other.
Call Number: YA FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
Matt Boren
Description: Notes reveal drama on and off stage between a group of South High students as status-obsessed senior Tara finds herself drawn to freshman Matthew after both audition for leads in Grease.
Call Number: YA FIC Bor
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 29, 2018
Ava Dellaira
Description: When Marilyn was seventeen she fell in love with James, who was African-American. Their daughter, Angie, has never met James, and Marilyn has always told her he died before she was born. When Angie discovers evidence of an uncle she's never met she starts to wonder if her dad is still alive. Angie sets off, hitching a ride to LA from her home in New Mexico with her ex-boyfriend, Sam. Along the way, she uncovers some hard truths about herself, her mother, and what truly happened to her father.
Call Number: YA FIC Del
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Becky Albertalli
Description: With prom and graduation around the corner, senior Leah Burke struggles when her group of friends start fighting.
Call Number: YA FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2018
Jessica Pennington
Description: Interning for a battling bands reality television show, teenaged Vee reconnects with Cam, her first love (and her first heartbreak), but the media spotlight threatens to expose the couple's past secrets.
Call Number: YA FIC Pen
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2018
A. B. Rutledge
Description: Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved transgender girlfriend, slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of Iceland. Told through a series of instant messages.
Call Number: YA FIC Rut
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Matt Killeen
Description: After her mother is shot at a checkpoint, Sarah, a Jewish teenager, agrees to help the resistance by posing as the daughter of a wealthy Nazi to gain access to the blueprints of a bomb that could destroy Western Europe.
Call Number: YA FIC Kil
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Kristen Simmons
Description: Blue skies. Green grass. Clear ocean water. An island paradise like the ones that existed before the Melt. A lucky five hundred lottery winners will be the first to go, the first to leave their polluted, dilapidated homes behind and start a new life. It sounds perfect. Like a dream. The only problem? Marin Carey spent her childhood on those seas and knows there's no island paradise out there. She's corsario royalty, a pirate like her father and his father before him, and she knows a con when she sees one. So where are the First Five Hundred really going?
Call Number: YA FIC Sim
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2018
Kelly Loy Gilbert
Description: Danny Cheng, a Chinese-American teen, grapples with a dangerous revelation about his parents' past, his plans for the future, and his feelings for his best friend, Harry Wong.
Call Number: YA FIC Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Paula Garner
Description: Why is there a gap in Jules's baby album? A wry and poignant coming-of-age novel about finding the truth in lies, salvaging hope in heartbreak, and making peace with missing pieces. Eighteen-year-old Jules has always wished for a close-knit family. She never knew her father, and her ex-addict mother has always seemed more interested in artistic endeavors than in bonding with her only daughter. Jules's life and future look as flat and unchanging as her small Illinois town. Then a simple quest to find a baby picture for the senior yearbook leads to an earth-shattering discovery: for most of the first two years of her life, Jules lived in foster care. Reeling from feelings of betrayal and with only the flimsiest of clues, Jules sets out to learn the truth about her past. What she finds is a wonderful family who loved her as their own and hoped to adopt her-- including a now-adult foster brother who is overjoyed to see his sister again. But as her feelings for him spiral into a devastating, catastrophic crush-- and the divide between Jules and her mother widens-- Jules finds herself on the brink of losing everything.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
Description: When twins Sam and Ilsa throw one last party before they graduate from high school, they add a twist, each sibling gets to invite three guests and the other won't know until they show up.
Call Number: YA FIC Coh
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Adrienne Young
Description: Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan, but when faced with her brother's betrayal, and driven by a growing love for her brother's friend Fiske, she attempts to unite the two clans.
Call Number: YA FIC You
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2018
Siobhan Vivian
Description: Seventeen-year-old Amelia has looked forward to her last summer before college working at the Meade Creamery, but when the owner of the local landmark passes away her nephew has big changes in mind.
Call Number: YA FIC Viv
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2018
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Description: Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted and sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts, once good friends, begrudgingly travel to Spain together for a summer vacation where they uncover a secret their families kept hidden from them their entire lives.
Call Number: YA FIC Had
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 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 Pan
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2018
Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
Description: A rare few are singleborn in each generation, and therefore given the right to rule by the gods and goddesses. Bo Trousillion is one of these few, born into the royal line and destined to rule. Though he has been chosen to succeed his great-aunt, Queen Runa, as the leader of the Alskad Empire, Bo has never felt equal to the grand future before him. When one twin dies, the other usually follows, unable to face the world without their other half. Those who survive are considered diminished, doomed to succumb to the violent grief that inevitably destroys everyone whose twin has died. Such is the fate of Vi Abernathy, whose twin sister died in infancy. Raised by the anchorites of the temple after her family cast her off, Vi has spent her whole life scheming for a way to escape and live out what's left of her life in peace. As their sixteenth birthdays approach, Bo and Vi face very different futures, one a life of luxury as the heir to the throne, the other years of backbreaking work as a temple servant. But a long-held secret and the fate of the empire are destined to bring them together in a way they never could have imagined.
Call Number: YA FIC Pat
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Anna Day
Description: Violet's in her element - cosplay at the ready, she can't wait to feel part of her favourite fandom: The Gallow's Dance, a mega-story and movie franchise. But at Comic Con, a freak accident transports Violet and her friends into the The Gallows Dance for real - and in the first five minutes, they've caused the death of the heroine. It's up to Violet to take her place, and play out the plot the way it was written. But stories have a life of their own.
Call Number: YA FIC Day
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2018
Na An
Description: Sixteen-year-old Grace is in a race against time - and in a race for her life - even if she doesn't realize it yet. She is smart, responsible, and contending with more than what most teens ever should. Her mother struggled with schizophrenia for years until, one day, she simply disappeared - fleeing in fear that she was going to hurt those she cared about most. Ever since, Grace's father has worked as a recruiter at one of the leading labs dedicated to studying the disease, trying to lure the world's top scientists to the faculty to find a cure, hoping against hope it can happen in time to help his wife if she is ever found. But this makes him distant. Consumed. Grace, in turn, does her part, interning at the lab in the gene sequencing department daring to believe that one day they might make a breakthrough, and one day they do. Grace stumbles upon a string of code that could be the key. But something inside of Grace has started to unravel. Could her discovery just be a cruel side effect of the disease that might be taking hold of her? And can she even tell the difference?
Call Number: YA FIC Na
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 28, 2018
Amy Spalding
Description: Seventeen, fashion-obsessed, and gay, Abby Ives has always been content playing the sidekick in other people's lives. While her friends and sister have plunged headfirst into the world of dating and romances, Abby's been happy to focus on her plus-size style blog and her dreams of taking the fashion industry by storm. When she lands a great internship at her favorite boutique, she's thrilled to take the first step toward her dream career. Then she falls for her fellow intern, Jordi Perez. Hard. And now she's competing against the girl she's kissing to win the coveted paid job at the end of the internship. But really, nothing this summer is going as planned. She also unwittingly becomes friends with Jax, a lacrosse-playing bro-type who wants her help finding the best burger in Los Angeles, and she's struggling to prove to her mother--the city's celebrity health nut--that she's perfectly content with who she is. Just as Abby starts to feel like she's no longer the sidekick in her own life, Jordi's photography surprisingly puts her in the spotlight. Instead of feeling like she's landed a starring role, Abby feels betrayed. Can Abby find a way to reconcile her positive yet private sense of self with the image others have of her?
Call Number: YA FIC Spa
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Joelle Charbonneau
Description: Six students are trapped in their school after a bomb. They couldn't be more different, but now they have something in common: survival. When they hear that the bomber is trapped inside the school, the question is: is it one of them?
Call Number: YA FIC Cha
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 19, 2018
Alexandra Christo
Description: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. Hearts are power, and with the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. When a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own, the Sea Queen transforms Lira a human as punishment. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. Hunting sirens is Prince Elian's calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--but can he trust her?
Call Number: YA FIC Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 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.
Call Number: YA FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 21, 2018
Caleb Roehrig
Description: Rufus Holt has one night to prove his half-sister, April, innocent of murdering her boyfriend at a wild party--the very night his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian, shows up wanting to talk.
Call Number: YA FIC Roe
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2018
Lexa Hillyer
Description: Aurora, torn from the dream world and Heath, plots to assassinate the faerie queen Malfleur, only to confront temptations she never expected. Isabelle, meanwhile, opens her heart to Prince William as they attempt to unite their kingdoms and wage a winning war against Malfleur's army of Vultures. But when the appearance of an unbreakable glass slipper prompts Isabelle to discover more about her lineage, her true identity begins to take shape and her legacy becomes as clear as ice. Devoted half sisters Isabelle and Aurora will grapple with their understanding of love and loyalty as they face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen--the threat of losing each other forever.
Call Number: YA FIC Hil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 16, 2018
Michael Ashkar
Description: Today, Islam has more than 1.6 billion Muslims adhering to this faith. Although all Muslims do revere Islam's sacred scripture, the Qur'an, there are many differences in the way that the faith is practiced throughout the world. This book discusses the origins of Islam, the major sects that follow the faith, important religious centers such as Mecca and Medina, and the elemental religious practices that unite all members of the umma, or Islamic community.
Call Number: YA 297 Ash
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 27, 2018
edited by Jessica Burkhart
Description: Thirty-one young adult authors share their own struggles with mental illness, ranging from such topics as neurodiversity and addiction to OCD and PTSD.
Call Number: YA 616.89 Lif
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 11, 2018
Jason Reynolds
Description: This stirring and inspirational poem is Reynolds's rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. For Every one is for kids who dream; kids who dream of being better than they are; kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream; all the kids who are scared to dream, or don't know how to dream, or don't dare to dream because they've NEVER seen a dream come true. He wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. No matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish--just having the dream is the start you need, or you won't get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith and jump anyway.
Call Number: YA 811 Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 10, 2018
Elizabeth Partridge
Description: An exploration of the Vietnam War from many different perspectives including an American soldiers, a nurse, and a Vietnamese refugee.
Call Number: YA 959.7043 Par
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 10, 2018
Marc Favreau
Description: Favreau documents the Great Depression--when Americans from all walks of life fell victim to poverty, insecurity, and fear--and tells the story of how they survived and thrived. This is the story of the Depression in the U.S., from the consequences of the market collapse to the more personal stories of individuals and communities caught up in the aftermath. With photographs, primary source documents, and firsthand accounts, Crash spotlights moments and figures across ethnic, gender, racial, social, and geographic divides, reflecting many different experiences of this turbulent period in American history.
Call Number: YA 973.91 Fav
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 10, 2018
Chloe Lukasiak, Nancy Ohlin
Description: Lukasiak knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues... but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From the reality television show Dance Moms, she has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realizing your passions. Now she shares that message while inspiring readers to be their very best selves.
Call Number: YA B Luk Lukasiak, Chloe
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 28, 2018
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And She Was
Jessica Verdi
YA FIC Ver
The Astonishing Color Of After
Emily X. R. Pan
YA FIC Pan
Beyond A Darkened Shore
Jessica Leake
YA FIC Lea
The Diminished
Kaitlyn Sage Patterson
YA FIC Pat
Emergency Contact
Mary H. K. Choi
YA FIC Cho
The Fandom
Anna Day
YA FIC Day
Folded Notes From High School
Matt Boren
YA FIC Bor
The Place Between Breaths
Na An
YA FIC Na
In Search Of Us
Ava Dellaira
YA FIC Del
The Summer Of Jordi Perez : (And The Best Burger In Los Angeles)
Amy Spalding
YA FIC Spa
Leah On The Offbeat
Becky Albertalli
YA FIC Alb
Time Bomb
Joelle Charbonneau
YA FIC Cha
Love Songs & Other Lies
Jessica Pennington
YA FIC Pen
To Kill A Kingdom
Alexandra Christo
YA FIC Chr
Miles Away From You
A. B. Rutledge
YA FIC Rut
Tyler Johnson Was Here
Jay Coles
YA FIC Col
Orphan Monster Spy
Matt Killeen
YA FIC Kil
White Rabbit
Caleb Roehrig
YA FIC Roe
Pacifica
Kristen Simmons
YA FIC Sim
Winter Glass
Lexa Hillyer
YA FIC Hil
Picture Us In The Light
Kelly Loy Gilbert
YA FIC Gil
Islam
Michael Ashkar
YA 297 Ash
Relative Strangers
Paula Garner
YA FIC Gar
Life Inside My Mind: 31 Authors Share Their Personal Struggles
edited by Jessica Burkhart
YA 616.89 Lif
Sam & Ilsa's Last Hurrah
Rachel Cohn, David Levithan
YA FIC Coh
For Everyone
Jason Reynolds
YA 811 Rey
Sky In The Deep
Adrienne Young
YA FIC You
Boots On The Ground : America's War In Vietnam
Elizabeth Partridge
YA 959.7043 Par
Stay Sweet
Siobhan Vivian
YA FIC Viv
Crash : The Great Depression And The Fall And Rise Of America
Marc Favreau
YA 973.91 Fav
Summer Of Broken Things
Margaret Peterson Haddix
YA FIC Had
Girl On Pointe : Chloe's Guide To Taking On The World
Chloe Lukasiak, Nancy Ohlin
YA B Luk Lukasiak, Chloe