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Mara Fitzgerald
Description: "Emanuela Ragno always gets what she wants. With her daring mind and socialite schemes, she refuses to be the demure young lady everyone wants her to be. In her most ambitious move yet, she's about to marry Alessandro Morandi, her childhood best friend and the heir to the wealthiest house in Occhia. Emanuela doesn't care that she and her groom are both gay, because she doesn't want a love match. She wants power, and through Ale, she'll have it all. But Emanuela has a secret that could shatter her plans. In the city of Occhia, the only source of water is the watercrea, a mysterious being who uses magic to make water from blood. When their first bruise-like omen appears on their skin, all Occhians must surrender themselves to the watercrea to be drained of life. Everyone throughout history has given themselves up for the greater good. Everyone except Emanuela. She's kept the tiny omen on her hip out of sight for years. When the watercrea exposes Emanuela during her wedding ceremony and takes her to be sacrificed, Emanuela fights back...and kills her. Now Occhia has no one to make their water and no idea how to get more. In a race against time, Emanuela and Ale must travel through the mysterious, blood-red veil that surrounds their city to uncover the secrets of the watercrea's magic and find a way to save their people--no matter what it takes" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Fit
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Amparo Ortiz
Description: "Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangerous relay. Lana longs to represent her native Puerto Rico in their first ever World Cup appearance, and when Puerto Rico's Runner--the only player without a dragon steed--is kicked off the team, she's given the chance. But when she discovers that a former Blazewrath superstar has teamed up with the Sire--a legendary dragon who's cursed into human form--the safety of the Cup is jeopardized. The pair are burning down dragon sanctuaries around the world and refuse to stop unless the Cup gets cancelled. All Lana wanted was to represent her country. Now, to do that, she'll have to navigate an international conspiracy that's deadlier than her beloved sport" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Ort
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Birdie Milano
Description: Fourteen-year-old Dylan Kershaw's idea of a dream holiday includes at least three things: beaches to bask on, cosmopolitan culture, and a chance for romance (or at least his first kiss) with another boy. Unluckily for Dylan, his mum's treating the family to the least dreamy holiday ever: a £9.50 break at Starcross Sands, Cornwall's Crummiest Caravan Park. But Starcross Sands might not be so bad after all, especially if Dylan can win the heart of Jayden-Lee, the gorgeous boy in the caravan next-door. There's only one thing standing in true love's way: the park's massive hamster mascot, Nibbles, who seems to have it in for both Dylan and his romantic chances. Dylan's best friend, Kayla, claims that appearances can be deceptive: so is Jayden-Lee just as lovely beneath the surface, and what could be lurking under Nibbles' furry face? Boy Meets Hamster is the laugh-out-loud funny debut novel from Birdie Milano.
Call Number: YA FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Alice Oseman
Description: "Nick and Charlie are best friends, but one kiss has changed everything. In the aftermath, Charlie is sure that Nick isn't interested, but Nick is more confused than ever. Love works in surprising ways, and Nick comes to see the world from a new perspective. He discovers all sorts of things about his friends, his family... and himself" --provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Ose
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Vitor Martins, Larissa Helena
Description: "Felipe gets it -- he's fat. Not chubby. Not big-boned. Fat. And he doesn't need anyone to remind him, which is, of course, what everyone does. That's why he's been waiting for this moment ever since the school year began: school break. Finally, he'll be able to spend some time far away from school and the classmates who tease him incessantly. His plans include catching up on his favorite TV shows, finishing his to-be-read pile, and watching YouTube tutorials on skills he'll never actually put into practice. But things get a little out of hand when Felipe's mom informs him that Caio, the neighbor kid from apartment 57, will be spending the next 15 days with them while his parents are on vacation. Felipe is distraught because A) he's had a crush on Caio since, well, forever, and B) Felipe has a list of body image insecurities and absolutely NO idea how he's going to entertain his neighbor for two full weeks. Suddenly, the days ahead of him that once promised rest and relaxation (not to mention some epic Netflix bingeing) end up bringing a whirlwind of feelings, forcing Felipe to dive head-first into every unresolved issue he has had with himself -- but maybe, just maybe, he'll manage to win over Caio, too" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Mar
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Shay Bravo
Description: After her mother's deportation last year, all Soledad 'Sol' Gutierrez wants is for her life to go back to normal. Everything's changed -- new apartment, new school, new family dynamic -- and Sol desperately wants to fit in. When she joins her community college's history club, it comes with an odd initiation process: break into Westray's oldest house and steal . . . a fork? There's just one problem: while the owners of the house aren't home, their grandson Ethan is, and when he catches Sol with her hand in the kitchen drawer, she barely escapes with the fork intact. This one chance encounter irrevocably alters her life, and Sol soon learns that sometimes fitting in isn't as important as being yourself -- even if that's the hardest thing she's ever had to do.
Call Number: YA FIC Bra
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Wai Chim
Description: "Anna Chiu has her hands full. When she's not looking after her brother and sister or helping out at her father's restaurant, she's taking care of her mother, whose debilitating mental illness keeps her in bed most days. Her father's new delivery boy, Rory, is a welcome distraction and even though she knows that things aren't right at home, she's starting to feel like she could be a normal teen. But when her mother finally gets out of bed, things go from bad to worse. And as her mother's condition worsens, Anna and her family question everything they understand about themselves and each other" --Publisher
Call Number: YA FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2020
Aminah Mae Safi
Description: "Rinn Olivera is finally going to tell her longtime crush AJ that she’s in love with him. Daniella Korres writes poetry for her own account, but nobody knows it’s her. Imogen Azar is just trying to make it through the day. When Rinn, Daniella, and Imogen clock into work at Wild Nights Bookstore on the first day of summer, they’re expecting the hours to drift by the way they always do. Instead, they have to deal with the news that the bookstore is closing. Before the day is out, there’ll be shaved heads, a diva author, and a very large shipment of Air Jordans to contend with. And it will take all three of them working together if they have any chance to save Wild Nights Bookstore" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Saf
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Lara Honos-Webb
Description: All teens need help staying focused-in school and in life. In this book, Lara Honos-Webb offers six powerful "super skills" to help teen readers pay attention, increase productivity, and get organized so they can achieve their goals. With this guide, teens will also learn to regulate their emotions and boost motivation, so they can be their very best.
Call Number: YA 155.519 Hon
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2020
Karen Bluth
Description: Teens can be extremely self-critical, and are often nicer to others than they are to themselves. Karen Bluth offers powerful, everyday self-compassion and mindfulness tools to help teen readers overcome self-judgment, stop comparing themselves to others, and cultivate the courage to be themselves.
Call Number: YA 155.519 Blu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Bruce Watson, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
Description: In summer 1964, as the Civil Rights movement boiled over, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) sent more than 700 college students to Mississippi to help black Americans already battling for democracy, their dignity and the right to vote in a campaign called "Freedom Summer." When 3 young civil rights workers went missing, presumed victims of the Ku Klux Klan, the disappearance focused America's attention on Mississippi. Volunteers and local black activists faced intimidation, threats, and violence from white people. Volunteers were arrested or beaten. Black churches were burned. More Americans came to Mississippi, teaching in Freedom Schools, registering voters, and living with black people as equals. Freedom Summer brought out the best and the worst in America. This is the story of everyday people fighting for freedom, a fight that continues today.
Call Number: YA 323.1 Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2020
Lucy Bell
Description: Kids around the world are working together to make our planet a better, safer, happier place--now you can join in with this practical guide. This book empowers kids to make changes in their lives and communities with the powerful message that anyone can make a difference in the world. This colorfully illustrated book is packed with information, ideas, and activities for everyday sustainability--like mending clothes, composting, and avoiding single-use plastics. Interspersed throughout are features on children around the globe who are making a difference, reminding kids that ordinary people can spark extraordinary change.
Call Number: YA 363.7 Bel
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 10, 2020
Bill Nye, Gregory Mone
Description: Bill Nye is on a mission to help kids understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Featuring a range of subjects--physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy, and lobal warming--this illustrated book covers the basic principles of each science, key discoveries, recent revolutionary advances, and the problems that science still needs to solve for our Earth. Nye and Gregory Mone present difficult theories and facts in an easy-to-comprehend, humorous way. Also included are experiments kids can do themselves to bring science to life!
Call Number: YA 500 Nye
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 9, 2020
Joseph Bruchac
Description: Ely S. Parker (1828-1895) is a little-known figure in US history. A member of the Seneca, an Iroquois nation, Parker was an attorney, engineer, and tribal diplomat. Raised on a reservation but schooled at a Catholic institution, he learned English at a young age and became an interpreter for his people. During the Civil War, he was a lieutenant colonel and was the primary draftsman of the terms of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. He eventually became President Grant's Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Joseph Bruchac provides a look at a man who achieved great success in two worlds yet was caught between them.
Call Number: YA 974.7 Bru
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 4, 2020
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Beyond The Ruby Veil
Mara Fitzgerald
YA FIC Fit
This Is All Your Fault
Aminah Mae Safi
YA FIC Saf
Blazewrath Games
Amparo Ortiz
YA FIC Ort
Thoughts & Prayers
Bryan Bliss
YA FIC Bli
Boy Meets Hamster
Birdie Milano
YA FIC Mil
Vampires Never Get Old : Tales With Fresh Bite
Natalie C. Parker, Zoraida Córdova, Samira (Fiction writer) Ahmed, Dhonielle Clayton, Tessa Gratton
YA FIC Vam
Disclose
Joelle Charbonneau
YA FIC Cha
6 Super Skills For Executive Functioning : Tools To Help Teens Improve Focus, Stay Organized & Reach Their Goals
Lara Honos-Webb
YA 155.519 Hon
Fence : Striking Distance
Sarah Rees Brennan, C. S. Fence Pacat, illustrator Johanna the Mad
YA FIC Bre
The Self-compassionate Teen : Mindfulness & Compassion Skills To Help You Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice
Karen Bluth
YA 155.519 Blu
Furia
Yamile Saied Méndez
YA FIC Men
Freedom Summer For Young People : The Violent Season That Made Mississippi Burn And Made America A Democracy
Bruce Watson, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
YA 323.1 Wat
Heartstopper. Volume 2
Alice Oseman
YA FIC Ose
Greta Thunberg : Climate Activist
Hal Marcovitz
YA 363.7387 Mar
Here The Whole Time
Vitor Martins, Larissa Helena
YA FIC Mar
Out! : How To Be Your Authentic Self
Miles McKenna
YA 306.766 McK
Historically Inaccurate
Shay Bravo
YA FIC Bra
You Can Change The World : The Kids' Guide To A Better Planet
Lucy Bell
YA 363.7 Bel
Pretty Funny For A Girl
Rebecca Elliott
YA FIC Ell
Bill Nye's Great Big World Of Science
Bill Nye, Gregory Mone
YA 500 Nye
The Scapegracers
Hannah Abigail Clarke
YA FIC Cla
One Real American : The Life Of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem And Civil War General
Joseph Bruchac
YA 974.7 Bru
The Surprising Power Of A Good Dumpling
Wai Chim
YA FIC Chi