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Elise Kova
Description: The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war. Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all--the Crown Prince Aldrik--she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she's known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she's always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla's indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.
Call Number: YA FIC Kov
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Molly E. Lee
Description: I should have kept my mouth shut. But Academy's been living in the Dark Ages when it comes to sex ed, and someone had to take matters into her own hands. Well, I'm a kick-ass coder, so I created a totally anonymous and untraceable blog where teens can come to get real, honest, nothing-is-off-limits sex advice. And holy hell, the site went viral -- and we're talking way beyond Wilmont -- overnight. Who knew this town was so hard up? Except now the school administration is trying to shut me down, and they've forced Dean -- my coding crush, aka the hottest guy in school -- to try to uncover who I am. If he discovers my secret, I'll lose him forever. And thousands of teens who need advice won't have anyone to turn to. Ask me anything... except how to make things right.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Sam J. Miller
Description: "Solomon and Ash both experienced a traumatic event when they were twelve. Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon's treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters . . . in both animal and human form. As Solomon slips further into the place he calls Darkside, Ash realizes her only chance to free her best friend from his pain is to recall exactly what happened that day in his backyard and face the truth--together. Fearless and profound, Sam J. Miller's follow up to his award-winning debut novel, The Art of Starving, spins an intimate and impactful tale that will linger with readers." --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Erin Bowman
Description: "Thea, Coen, and Nova have escaped from Achlys, only to find themselves imprisoned on a ship they thought was their ticket to safety. Now the nightmare they thought they’d left behind is about to be unleashed as an act of political warfare, putting the entire galaxy at risk. To prevent an interstellar catastrophe, they’ll have to harness the evil of the deadly Achlys contagion and deploy the only weapons they have left: themselves." -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Sean Williams
Description: "Music is Simon’s life—which is why he is devastated when a stroke destroys his hearing. He resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state, refusing to be counseled, refusing to learn sign-language, refusing to have anything to do with Deaf culture. Refusing, that is, until he meets G, a tough-as-nails girl dealing with her own newly-experienced deafness. In an emotionally engaging tale crackling with originality, Simon's quest to create an entirely new form of music forces him into a deeper understanding of his relationship to the hearing world, of himself, and of the girl he meets along the way." -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Carrie Jones, Steven E. Wedel
Description: Chrystal's plans for the summer are upended when she joins her journalist father in Oklahoma to investigate a grisly attack, discovering that the only witness is a surprisingly good-looking farm boy named Logan. As townsfolk start disappearing and the attacks get ever closer, Logan and Chrystal will have to find out the truth about whatever is hiding in the woods--before they become targets themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Kasie West
Description: Sophie Evans works for the local florist and party planner in her small southern town, so she attends all of the big "events," all the time sketching and dreaming of applying to design school; but this year there is a fly-in-the-ointment of her life--Andrew Hart, son of the fancy new chef in town, who is also at all the local events, and keeps getting in her way, making her life more complicated.
Call Number: YA FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
C. B. Lee, CB Messer
Description: Emma Robledo has a few more responsibilities that the usual high school senior, but then again, she and her friends have left school to lead a fractured Resistance movement against a corrupt Heroes League of Heroes. Emma is the only member of a supercharged team without powers, she isn't always taken seriously. A natural leader, Emma is determined to win this battle, and when that's done, get back to school. As the Resistance moves to challenge the League, Emma realizes where her place is in this fight: at the front.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Paul Griffin
Description: Five teenagers from the elite Hartwell Academy are on their way back to New York from an end-of-summer camping trip in Idaho when they realize that something has gone wrong; one of them has become violently ill, and their private plane has apparently been hijacked and is headed in the wrong direction--and even if they can somehow break into the cockpit and manage to overpower the hijacker, they have no idea how to fly the plane, much less land it.
Call Number: YA FIC Gri
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Alice Broadway
Description: At the speaking of names ceremony, Leora Flint revealed to everyone in Saintstone that her true mother was a blank, somebody without the tattoos that record a persons triumphs and sins; now she has been sent to the blank settlement, Featherstone, as an exile, and as a spy because the two communities are inching closer to war--but there are some people who hope to use her as a bridge to peace, others who will do anything to prevent that, and Leora is caught in the middle, unsure of which half of her heritage has the greater claim to her soul.
Call Number: YA FIC Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo
Description: "When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she's ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her ... and another, more disturbing, voice in her head."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Jen Malone
Description: "Hard-charging and irrepressible, eighteen-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller derby opponent a mile away—and that’s while crouched down, bent over skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light. What she couldn’t see coming, however, was the flare-up of the rare liver disorder she was born with. But now it’s the only thing she—and everyone around her—can think about. With no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been sure of—like college plans or the possibility of one day falling in love—has become a huge question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s desperate to avoid. Then a friend from the past shows up. With Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking between the lightness of their time together. She feels alive when all signs point elsewhere. But with the odds decidedly not in her favor, Amelia knows this feeling can’t last forever. After all, what can?"
Call Number: YA FIC Mal
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Gena Showalter
Description: "Far, far away, in the magical realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm, and fairytales are real. Except, fairytales aren't based on myths and legends of the past - they are prophecies of the future. Though Princess Everly Morrow was brought to the mortal realm as an infant, she knows she's destined to rule a kingdom in Enchantia, thus fulfilling a beloved fairytale. But which one? At seventeen, when an ability to commune with mirrors manifests, she begins to suspect the truth, and it's more sinister than anyone ever realized. She is destined to be Snow White's greatest enemy, the Evil Queen. With powers beyond her imagination or control--and determined to prove herself good--Everly returns to the land of her birth, smack dab in the middle of the creepiest forest of all time. There, Everly meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed. As bits and pieces of the prophecy unfold, Everly faces one betrayal after the other, and giving in to her dark side proves more tempting every day. Soon, she will have to choose. Be a hero and walk away, or become the queen--and villain--of her dreams."--Publisher description.
Call Number: YA FIC Sho
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Laura Steven
Description: "Eighteen-year-old Izzy O'Neill knows exactly who she is--a loyal friend, an aspiring comedian, and a person who believes that milk shakes and Reese's peanut butter cups are major food groups. But after she's caught in a compromising position with the son of a politician, it seems like everyone around her is eager to give her a new label: slut. Izzy is certain that the whole thing will blow over and she can get back to worrying about how she doesn't reciprocate her best friend Danny's feelings for her and wondering how she is ever going to find a way out of their small town. Only it doesn't. And while she's used to laughing her way out of any situation, as she finds herself first the center of high school gossip and then in the middle of a national scandal, it's hard even for her to find humor in the situation. Izzy may be determined not to let anyone else define who she is, but that proves easier said than done when it seems like everyone has something to say about her."--Amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Chris Babu
Description: "Drayden and his friends thought nothing could be harder than the Initiation. Little did they know it had only been a warmup for the challenge that lay ahead. With New America's situation dire, Drayden and the pledges venture out into the unexplored world outside the walls, escorted by a team of elite Guardians. The group seeks to contact another civilization in what remains of Boston, but Drayden has secret goals of his own. Dangers abound in the real world, including Aeru, the deadly superbug that wiped out humanity. While they battle the elements of a desolate landscape, a power struggle emerges within their ranks. The Guardians seem to be carrying out a covert mission themselves, and the quest turns everything they thought they knew about New America upside down" -- Goodreads.com
Call Number: YA FIC Bab
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Rebecca Hanover
Description: "The Similars are all anyone can talk about at the elite Darkwood Academy. Who are these six clones? What are the odds that all of them would be Darkwood students? Who is the madman who broke the law to create them? Emma couldn't care less. Her best friend, Oliver, died over the summer and all she can think about is how to get through her junior year without him. Then she comes face-to-heartbreaking-face with Levi--Oliver's exact DNA replica and one of the Similars. Emma wants nothing to do with the Similars, but she keeps getting pulled deeper and deeper into their clique, uncovering dark truths about the clones and her prestigious school along the way. But no one can be trusted, not even the boy she is falling for who has Oliver's face." -- (Source of summary not specified)
Call Number: YA FIC Han
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 12, 2019
Kalyn Josephson
Description: In the tropical kingdom of Rhodaire, magical, elemental Crows are part of every aspect of life... until the Illucian empire invades, destroying everything. Princess Anthia and her sister Caliza are running the kingdom after their mother's death, but all Thia can do is think of all she has lost. Then Caliza is forced to agree to a marriage between Thia and the crown prince of Illucia. When Thia stumbles upon a hidden Crow egg in the rubble of a rookery, she and her sister devise a dangerous plan to hatch the egg in secret--and get back what was taken from them. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Jos
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Rory Power
Description: It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her. It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything. But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.
Call Number: YA FIC Pow
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Nicola Morgan
Description: Morgan teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding. She provides advice on how to flourish both physically and mentally, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being. She emphasizes the importance of doing things you enjoy, and understanding the relation of diet, exercise and attitude to your personality and long-term well-being.
Call Number: YA 158.1 Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2019
Derek L. Miller
Description: Cyberbullying has become a serious problem for teens everywhere. One in four American teens have been the victim of cyberbullying. If you have been a victim of cyberbullying, you are not alone. There is help available, and there are solutions to the problem.
Call Number: YA 302.343 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 5, 2019
Sam Quinones
Description: In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth and small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin--independent of any drug cartel.
Call Number: YA 362.293 Qui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 29, 2019
Jill Dearman, illustrated by Alexis Cornell
Description: This book invites young people to examine the different stages of the feminist movement, from early mentions in history through the suffragists' fight for the vote to today's focus on intersectionality. Issues such as the Equal Rights Amendment, women in politics, and health care, plus a discussion of the recent #MeToo movement, all encourage kids to pay close attention to the world in which we live and the one we might hope for.
Call Number: YA 305.42 Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2019
Judy Dodge Cummings, illustrated by Richard Chapman
Description: Readers can explore the history of immigration in the United States through the persepctives of immigrants, citizens, and policymakers.
Call Number: YA 304.8 Cum
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2019
Jamila Osman
Description: In an era of political and cultural turmoil, it seems like the United States is more divided than ever along lines of identity. How are our experiences shaped by our race, gender, and class? How do these identities intersect? Students in grades 7 to 12 will find a framework for navigating intersectionality, and understanding how we can use this concept to enrich our understanding of identity, power, and justice in society.
Call Number: YA 305 Osm
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2019
Barbara Diggs, illustrated by Richard Chapman
Description: Although the topic of race relations is sensitive, it is important to face this painful past knowing this history is key to understanding today's racial climate and working towards a more harmonious society. Kids ages 12 to 15 follow the evolution of race relations in America from the country's earliest beginnings until present day. They will explore how race relations changed and didn't through the eras of Reconstruction, Jim Crow, and Civil Rights, and under the presidencies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. The book introduces students to people from four different centuries who took great risks to fight for freedom, equality, and social justice, fosters discussions of contemporary racial issues and social justice movements, and encourages students to consider steps they can take to help improve race relations.
Call Number: YA 305.8 Dig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 23, 2019
Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegl, Michael G. Long
Description: Bayard Rustin believed that every human being deserves respect and dignity, that we all have a duty to stand up to prejudice and discrimination, and that conflict must be resolved through peaceful, nonviolent means. He began to peacefully resist as a teenager and grew to become a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In 1963, he organized the March on Washington and was a key figure of the American Civil Rights Movement.
Call Number: YA 323.092 Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 9, 2019
Malcolm Croft
Description: "BTS: the ultimate fan book" is a celebration of this K-Pop group from South Korea. Inside you'll explore the songs, the moves and the fashions that have led the Bangtan Boys to worldwide success. Illustrated with photographs that highlight the band's kaleidoscope of personalities and passions, this is for any fan who just can't get enough BTS!
Call Number: YA 780.92 Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 22, 2019
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Jean Mendoza, and Debbie Reese
Description: Going beyond the story of America as a country "discovered" by a few brave men in the "New World," Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity. The original text is adapted by Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.
Call Number: YA 970.004 Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 25, 2019
Sally M. Walker
Description: Sally M. Walker crafts an engaging narrative of the American Indian soldiers who bravely fought in the Civil War. Company K was one of the largest all-American Indian companies in the Union army. American Indian soldiers were subjected to broken treaties, loss of tribal lands, and racism--yet served with honor and heroism in the line of duty.
Call Number: YA 973.7474 Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 31, 2019
Kathryn J. Atwood
Description: In this expanded edition, readers will encounter six new profiles of amazing women, as well as a new section on the Soviet Union. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis. An overview of World War II and summaries of each country's involvement provide a framework for better understanding each woman's unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile.
Call Number: YA 940.54 Atw 2019
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 6, 2019
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Air Awakens
Elise Kova
YA FIC Kov
The Similars
Rebecca Hanover
YA FIC Han
Ask Me Anything
Molly E. Lee
YA FIC Lee
The Storm Crow
Kalyn Josephson
YA FIC Jos
Destroy All Monsters
Sam J. Miller
YA FIC Mil
Wilder Girls
Rory Power
YA FIC Pow
Immunity
Erin Bowman
YA FIC Bow
Positively Teen : A Practical Guide To A More Positive, More Confident You
Nicola Morgan
YA 158.1 Mor
Impossible Music
Sean Williams
YA FIC Wil
Dealing With Cyberbullying
Derek L. Miller
YA 302.343 Mil
In The Woods
Carrie Jones, Steven E. Wedel
YA FIC Jon
Dreamland : The True Tale Of America's Opiate Epidemic
Sam Quinones
YA 362.293 Qui
Maybe This Time
Kasie West
YA FIC Wes
Feminism : The March Towards Equal Rights For Women
Jill Dearman, illustrated by Alexis Cornell
YA 305.42 Dea
Not Your Backup
C. B. Lee, CB Messer
YA FIC Lee
Immigration Nation : The American Identity In The Twenty-first Century
Judy Dodge Cummings, illustrated by Richard Chapman
YA 304.8 Cum
Skyjacked
Paul Griffin
YA FIC Gri
Navigating Intersectionality : How Race, Class, And Gender Overlap
Jamila Osman
YA 305 Osm
Spark
Alice Broadway
YA FIC Bro
Race Relations : The Struggle For Equality In America
Barbara Diggs, illustrated by Richard Chapman
YA 305.8 Dig
Teen Titans : Raven
Kami Garcia, Gabriel Picolo
YA FIC Gar
Troublemaker For Justice : The Story Of Bayard Rustin, The Man Behind The March On Washington
Jacqueline Houtman, Walter Naegl, Michael G. Long
YA 323.092 Hou
The Arrival Of Someday
Jen Malone
YA FIC Mal
BTS : The Ultimate Fan Book
Malcolm Croft
YA 780.92 Cro
The Evil Queen
Gena Showalter
YA FIC Sho
An Indigenous Peoples' History Of The United States For Young People
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Jean Mendoza, and Debbie Reese
YA 970.004 Dun
The Exact Opposite Of Okay
Laura Steven
YA FIC Ste
Deadly Aim : The Civil War Story Of Michigan's Anishinaabe Sharpshooters
Sally M. Walker
YA 973.7474 Wal
The Expedition
Chris Babu
YA FIC Bab
Women Heroes Of World War Ii : 32 Stories Of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, And Rescue
Kathryn J. Atwood
YA 940.54 Atw 2019