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David Yoon
Description: High school senior Frank Li is caught between his parents' traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing. His parents have one rule when it comes to romance: Date Korean. But Frank falls for Brit Means, who is smart, beautiful--and white. Joy Song is in a similar predicament, and they make a pact: they'll pretend to date each other in order to gain their freedom. It seems like the perfect plan, until their fake-dating maneuver leaves Frank wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Yoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 7, 2019
Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, Tiffany D Jackson, Tessa Gratton, Caleb Roehrig
Description: Edgar Allan Poe may be 170 years beyond this world, but the themes of his terrifying works live on in modern fiction for young adults. In this collection, some of todays most beloved authors come together to reimagine Poe's most thrilling tales in new and unexpected ways. Includes -- adapted from jacket flap
Call Number: YA FIC His
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Rena Barron
Description: Born into a family of powerful witchdoctors, Arrah yearns for magic of her own. But each year she fails to call forth her ancestral powers, while her ambitious mother watches with growing disapproval. There's only one thing Arrah hasn't tried, a deadly last resort: trading years of her own life for scraps of magic. Until the Kingdom's children begin to disappear, and Arrah is desperate to find the culprit. She uncovers something worse. The long-imprisoned Demon King is stirring. And if he rises, his hunger for souls will bring the world to its knees... unless Arrah pays the price for the magic to stop him.
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Jimmy Cajoleas
Description: "Lee has always seen visions: cats that his mother promises aren’t really there, a homeless man who he’s convinced is out to get him, and three men who give him ominous warnings in the woods. His mother and his sister Murphy try to keep him grounded in the real world. But when his mother dies in a car accident and her horrible husband tries to adopt them, Lee and Murphy flee to their grandmother’s ranch, which they’ve only heard about in stories. But is there a reason why their mother never brought them there? And what horrid truths lurk behind Lee’s haunting visions?
Call Number: YA FIC Caj
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 23, 2019
Mary H. K. Choi
Description: College dropout Pablo Neruda Rind works a graveyard shift at an upscale, twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn. He's up to his eyeballs in credit card debt, never mind his student loans. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart graduated from child stardom, became an international icon, and has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it's absurd to think they'd be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.
Call Number: YA FIC Cho
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 30, 2019
Brittney Morris
Description: "By day, seventeen-year-old Kiera Johnson is an honors student, a math tutor, and one of the only Black kids at Jefferson Academy. But at home, she joins hundreds of thousands of Black gamers who duel worldwide as Nubian personas in the secret multiplayer online role-playing card game, SLAY. No one knows Kiera is the game developer, not her friends, her family, not even her boyfriend, Malcolm, who believes video games are partially responsible for the "downfall of the Black man." But when a teen in Kansas City is murdered over a dispute in the SLAY world, news of the game reaches mainstream media, and SLAY is labeled a racist, exclusionist, violent hub for thugs and criminals. Even worse, an anonymous troll infiltrates the game, threatening to sue Kiera for "anti-white discrimination." Driven to save the only world in which she can be herself, Kiera must preserve her secret identity and harness what it means to be unapologetically Black in a world intimidated by Blackness. But can she protect her game without losing herself in the process?" -- Jacket flap
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 7, 2019
Emily Lloyd-Jones
Description: "Seventeen-year-old Ryn only cares about two things: her family and her family's graveyard. And right now, both are in dire straits. Since the death of their parents, Ryn and her siblings have been scraping together a meager existence as gravediggers in the remote village of Colbren, which sits at the foot of a harsh and deadly mountain range that was once home to the fae. The problem with being a gravedigger in Colbren, though, is that the dead don't always stay dead. The risen corpses are known as "bone houses," and legend says that they're the result of a decades-old curse. When Ellis, an apprentice mapmaker with a mysterious past, arrives in town, the bone houses attack with new ferocity. What is it that draws them near? And more importantly, how can they be stopped for good? Together, Ellis and Ryn embark on a journey that will take them into the heart of the mountains, where they will have to face both the curse and the deeply-buried truths about themselves." -- Jacket flap.
Call Number: YA FIC Llo
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 7, 2019
Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
Description: "Seventeen-year-old Veronica Clarke never thought she’d want to fail a test--that is, until she finds herself staring at a piece of plastic with two solid pink lines. With a college-bound future now disappearing before her eyes, Veronica considers a decision she never imagined she’d have to make: an abortion. There’s just one catch--the closest place to get one is over nine hundred miles away. With conservative parents, a less-than-optimal boyfriend, and no car, Veronica turns to the only person who won’t judge her: Bailey Butler, a legendary misfit at Jefferson High--and Veronica’s ex-best friend. What could go wrong? Not much, apart from three days of stolen cars, crazed ex-boyfriends, aliens, ferret napping, and the betrayal of a broken friendship that can’t be outrun. Under the starlit skies of the Southwest, Veronica and Bailey discover that sometimes the most important choice is who your friends are." -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 7, 2019
edited by Angie Manfredi
Description: Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positivity. This anthology is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. The F Word offers teen readers and activists of all ages a guide for navigating our world with confidence and courage.
Call Number: YA 306.461 Oth
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2019
Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne
Description: Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. It's full of essential information you need--and want--to know and includes real-life stories from teens like you!
Call Number: YA 306.768 Gon
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2019
Paul Volponi
Description: This interactive book compels both reluctant and sports-crazed readers to its pages by examining how various teams from a range of sports received their names. Teen and pre-teen readers will gain knowledge of history, science, literature, math, and a slew of other subjects through the lens of notable sports teams.
Call Number: YA 796.06 Vol
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 4, 2019
Akilah Hughes
Description: Comedian and activist Akilah Hughes shares everything about her journey from a childhood in the south to the big screen while dispensing invaluable big-sister-style advice to a generation of future YouTubers.
Call Number: YA B Hug Hughes, Akilah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2019
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Frankly In Love
David Yoon
YA FIC Yoo
Unpregnant
Jenni Hendriks, Ted Caplan
YA FIC Hen
His Hideous Heart : Thirteen Of Edgar Allan Poe's Most Unsettling Tales Reimagined
Dahlia Adler, Kendare Blake, Tiffany D Jackson, Tessa Gratton, Caleb Roehrig
YA FIC His
Girlish
Alana Wulff
YA 158.1 Wul
Kingdom Of Souls
Rena Barron
YA FIC Bar
One Person, No Vote : How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally
Carol (Carol Elaine) Anderson, Tonya Bolden
YA 324.62 And
Minor Prophets
Jimmy Cajoleas
YA FIC Caj
The (Other) F Word : A Celebration Of The Fat & Fierce
edited by Angie Manfredi
YA 306.461 Oth
Permanent Record
Mary H. K. Choi
YA FIC Cho
The Other Side : Stories Of Central American Teen Refugees Who Dream Of Crossing The Border
Juan Pablo Villalobos, Rosalind Harvey, translator
YA 305.235 Vil
Pet
Akwaeke Emezi
YA FIC Eme
Trans+ : Love, Sex, Romance, And Being You
Kathryn Gonzales, Karen Rayne
YA 306.768 Gon
Slay
Brittney Morris
YA FIC Mor
No Barriers : A Blind Man's Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon : The Young Adult Adaptation
Erik Weihenmayer, Buddy Levy
YA 796.092 Wei
The Bone Houses
Emily Lloyd-Jones
YA FIC Llo
That's My Team! : The History, Science, And Fun Behind Sports Teams' Names
Paul Volponi
YA 796.06 Vol
These Divided Shores
Sara Raasch, Sara. These rebel waves Raasch
YA FIC Raa
Neon Words : 10 Brilliant Ways To Light Up Your Writing
Marge Pellegrino, Kay Sather
YA 808.02 Pel
This Place : 150 Years Retold
Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson, Sonny Assu, Kyle Charles, Jen Storm
YA FIC Thi
Obviously : Stories From My Timeline
Akilah Hughes
YA B Hug Hughes, Akilah