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Jess Corban
Description: "With men safely 'gentled' in a worldwide Liberation, the matriarchy of Nedé has risen from the ashes. Seventeen-year-old Reina Pierce has never given a thought to the Brutes of old. Itching to escape her mother's finca--and desperate to keep her training and forbidden friendship a secret--her greatest worry is which Destiny she'll choose on her next birthday. But when she's selected as a candidate for the Succession instead, competing to become Nedé's ninth Matriarch, she discovers their Eden has come at a cost she's not sure she's willing to pay" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Cor
Format: Book
Date Added: May 3, 2021
Tanya Boteju
Description: Since her parents died in an accident Daya Wijesinghe survived, bruises have become a way to keep her pain on the surface of her skin so she doesn't need to deal with the ache deep in her heart. When chance brings her to a roller derby bout, Daya is hooked. Yes, the rules are confusing and the sport seems to require the kind of teamwork and human interaction Daya generally avoids, but the opportunities to bruise are countless. As her rough-and-tumble teammates and their fans push her limits in ways she never imagined, Daya realizes some big truths about love, loss, strength, and healing. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Bot
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Erin Bowman
Description: "When raiders sent by a man known as the General attack her village, Delta suspects he is searching for her. Delta sets out to rescue her family but quickly learns that in the Wastes no one can be trusted; perhaps not even her childhood friend, Asher, who has been missing for nearly a decade. If Delta can trust Asher, she just might decode the map and trade evidence of the Verdant to the General for her family. What Delta doesn't count on is what waits at the Verdant: a long-forgotten secret that will shake the foundation of her entire world" -- Provided by publisher
Call Number: YA FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2021
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Description: "In this book, the impact of wildfire, a wayward priest, or a mysterious disappearance ricochet across communities, threading through stories. Here, ordinary actions such as ice skating or going to church reveal hidden truths. One choice threatens a lifelong friendship. Siblings save each other. Rescue and second chances are possible, and so is revenge. On the surface, it seems that nothing ever happens in these towns. But Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock shows that underneath that surface, teenagers' lives blaze with fury, with secrets, and with love so strong it burns a path to the future" -- Amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Hit
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2021
Maureen Johnson, Dodie Smith
Description: "Swinging London, Summer 1967. Sixteen-year-old Estella, gifted with talent, ingenuity, and ambition, dreams of becoming a renowned fashion designer. But life seems intent on making sure her dreams never come true. Having arrived in London as a young girl, Estella now runs wild through the city streets with Jasper and Horace, amateur thieves who double as Estella's makeshift family and partners-in-(petty)-crime. How can Estella dedicate herself to joining the ranks of the London design elite when she's sewing endless costumes and disguises for the trio's heists? When a chance encounter with Magda and Richard Moresby-Plum, two young scions of high society, vaults Estella into the world of the rich and famous, she begins to wonder whether she might be destined for more after all. Suddenly, Estella's days are filled with glamorous parties, exclusive eateries, flirtations with an up-and-coming rock star, and, of course, the most cutting-edge fashions money can buy. But what is the true cost of keeping up with the fast crowd--and is it a price Estella is willing to pay?" -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC Joh
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2021
Krystal Sutherland
Description: "Iris Hollow and her two older sisters are unquestionably strange. Ever since they disappeared on a suburban street in Scotland as children only to return a month a later with no memory of what happened to them, odd, eerie occurrences seem to follow in their wake. And they're changing. First, their dark hair turned white. Then, their blue eyes slowly turned black. They have insatiable appetites yet never gain weight. People find them disturbingly intoxicating, unbearably beautiful, and inexplicably dangerous. But now, ten years later, seventeen-year-old Iris Hollow is doing all she can to fit in and graduate high school on time--something her two famously glamourous globe-trotting older sisters, Grey and Vivi, never managed to do. But when Grey goes missing without a trace, leaving behind bizarre clues as to what might have happened, Iris and Vivi are left to trace her last few days. They aren't the only ones looking for her though. As they brush against the supernatural they realize that the story they've been told about their past is unraveling and the world that returned them seemingly unharmed ten years ago, might just be calling them home" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Sut
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Emma Kubert, Rusty Gladd
Description: "A powerful sorceress must attempt to correct her greatest mistake--the creation of a magical cat which can travel through time, space, and the seven realms of reality. The cat threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe, doesn't care, and just won't listen!" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Kub
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2021
Becky Albertalli
Description: "Contrary to popular belief, best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker are not codependent. Carpooling to and from theater rehearsals? Environmentally sound and efficient. Consulting each other on every single life decision? Basic good judgment. Pining for the same guys from afar? Shared crushes are more fun anyway. But when Kate and Andy’s latest long-distance crush shows up at their school, everything goes off-script. Matt Olsson is talented and sweet, and Kate likes him. She really likes him. The only problem? So does Anderson. Turns out, communal crushes aren’t so fun when real feelings are involved. This one might even bring the curtains down on Kate and Anderson’s friendship" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: May 3, 2021
Sarah Moon
Description: Thirteen-year-old Eli likes baggy clothes, baseball caps, and one girl in particular. Her seventeen-year-old sister Anna is more traditionally feminine; she loves boys and staying out late. As different as they are, they have each other. But the tenuous balance of life with their alcoholic mother is disrupted when she is arrested for drunk driving. When Mom is put in mandatory residential rehab, the two sisters are left to fend for themselves. Eli and Anna have each gotten used to telling lies as a means of survival, but as they navigate a world without their mother, they must learn how to accept help, and let other people in. -- Adapted from publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Tirzah Price, Jane Austen
Description: "When a scandalous murder shocks London high society, seventeen-year-old aspiring lawyer Lizzie Bennet seizes the opportunity to prove herself, despite the interference of Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, the stern young heir to the prestigious firm Pemberley Associates. Convinced the authorities have imprisoned the wrong person, Lizzie vows to solve the murder on her own. But as the case—and her feelings for Darcy—become more complicated, Lizzie discovers that her dream job could make her happy, but it might also get her killed" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Pri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Cath Crowley
Description: "Popular Ady seems cool and confident at school, but at home her family is falling apart. Brainiac Kate wants to pursue her dreams of playing music, even if it jeopardizes her academic scholarship. And swim champ Clem finds herself disenchanted with the sport . . . and falling for a very wrong boy. When these three very different girls are forced to team up in a wellness class, they’re not too pleased. But over time, they bond—and when they’re all targeted by PSST, a website that dishes out malicious gossip and lies, they decide to take a stand, uncover the culprits, and fight back. But can they really fix a broken system? With each girl’s story told by a different author, as well as intriguing questionnaires from the wellness class included throughout, this empowering novel explores today’s most relevant topics—from cyberbullying and fat shaming to drug abuse and financial stress" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Cro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Brittney Morris
Description: "Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best. He tries to be the best employee he can be at the local ice cream shop; the best boyfriend he can be to his amazing girlfriend, Talia; the best protector he can be over his little brother, Isaiah. But as much as Alex tries, he often comes up short. It’s hard to for him to be present when every time he touches an object or person, Alex sees into its future. When he touches a scoop, he has a vision of him using it to scoop ice cream. When he touches his car, he sees it years from now, totaled and underwater. When he touches Talia, he sees them at the precipice of breaking up, and that terrifies him. Alex feels these visions are a curse, distracting him, making him anxious and unable to live an ordinary life. And when Alex touches a photo that gives him a vision of his brother’s imminent death, everything changes. With Alex now in a race against time, death, and circumstances, he and Isaiah must grapple with their past, their future, and what it means to be a young Black man in America in the present" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2021
Janet Harvey, Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty
Description: "In 1903, Marie Curie founded a clandestine society where brilliant women could pursue the furthest reaches of their intellect. The Curie Society still covertly exists today in secret chapters at dozens of universities worldwide! When Simone, Maya, and Taj arrive at Edmonds University, they think they’re simply starting their coursework, but after a strange night of puzzles and coded communications, they are introduced to The Curie Society. Almost immediately, they are deployed on their first urgent mission! A mysterious criminal network has stolen research data from a top-secret Curie de-extinction lab, and if no one intervenes, it will soon be sold to some of the world’s worst elements. These new recruits will have to use all their specialized scientific skills to protect the Curie Society and save the world – or their first mission may be their last!
Call Number: YA FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: May 3, 2021
Stan Stanley
Call Number: YA FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: May 3, 2021
Akemi Dawn Bowman
Description: "Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years. The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there. When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant widely used by humans on Earth, has taken over the afterlife and is now posing as a queen, forcing humans into servitude the way she’d been forced to serve in the real world. Even worse, Ophelia is inching closer and closer to accomplishing her grand plans of eradicating human existence once and for all. As Nami works with a team of rebels to bring down Ophelia and save the humans under her imprisonment, she is forced to reckon with her past, her future, and what it is that truly makes us human" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Bow
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Natalie Lund
Description: "The morning after their senior year beach party, Izzy, Cass, and Janie are woken by a thundering overhead. Then they and their classmates watch in shock as a plane crashes into the water. When the passengers are finally recovered, they are identified as Izzy's twin brother, Israel, Cass's ex-boyfriend, Shane, and Janie's best friend, Nate. But Izzy can feel when her brother is in pain, and she knows he's not really dead. So she, Cass, and Janie set out to discover what actually happened that day--and why the boys were on the plane. Told in alternating timelines and points of view, this powerful and captivating novel follows the three boys in the weeks leading up to that fateful flight, and the girls they left behind as they try to piece together the truth about the boys they loved and thought they knew" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Lun
Format: Book
Date Added: May 3, 2021
Cory Anderson
Description: Jack Morton has nothing left. Except his younger brother, Matty, who he'd do anything for. Even die for. Now with their mother gone, and their funds quickly dwindling, Jack needs to make a choice: lose his brother to foster care, or find the drug money that sent his father to prison. He chooses the money. Ava Bardem lives in isolation, a life of silence. For seventeen years her father has controlled her fate. He has taught her to love no one. Trust no one. Now Victor Bardem is stalking the same money as Jack. When he picks up Jack's trail, Ava must make her own wrenching choice: remain silent or help the brothers survive.
Call Number: YA FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Jenna Guillaume
Description: "A modern feminist twist on the 1985 pop cult film Weird Science. Sixteen-year-old Katie Camilleri can't believe she's accidentally created a teenage boy. A boy six-feet tall with floppy hair and eyes like the sky on a clear summer's day. A boy whose lips taste like cookie dough and whose skin smells like springtime. A boy completely devoted to Katie. But silly musings and kitchen antics with her best friend, Libby, have definitely taken a whimsical twist into something bigger than Katie could have ever daydreamed. Turns out the consequences of fumbling a human being into existence are rather complicated. More importantly, does Guy, the golden Adonis Katie's created, like her because he wants to, or because he has to? And will he be Katie's very first kiss?" --Dust jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Gui
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2021
Kierra Kiki Sheard
Description: In this inspirational book for teens, singer Kierra Sheard shares her hard-won advice on body positivity, spiritual self-care, goal setting, finding your joy, and living boldly in faith, empowering you to grab the life you're meant to lead. Every one of us was born to make a difference. Kierra Sheard sees you and will teach you how to: identify your goals, talents, and gifts so you can survive and thrive; deal with societal expectations and focus on what really matters; truly love yourself and find out who you really are as an individual; live your faith loud and proud.
Call Number: YA 158.1 She
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2021
Martha London
Description: Laws play a big role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing emissions is vital to slowing climate change. Climate Change and Politics examines the ways politics have helped or hindered the goal to stop climate change. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject.
Call Number: YA 363.7387 Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Paula Yoo
Description: A portrait of Vincent Chin and the murder case that took America's Asian American community to the streets in protest of injustice. In 1982 America, anti-Asian American sentiments simmer, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving Vincent Chin--a Chinese American man--beaten to death at the hands of two white men. This book is an examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. Lenient sentences sparked outrage in the Asian American community. This outrage galvanized the Asian American movement and paved the way for a new federal civil rights trial of the case. A portrait of a pivotal moment in civil rights history, and a man who became a symbol against hatred and racism.
Call Number: YA 305.895 Yoo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 28, 2021
Rachel Sarah
Description: Interviews with 25 climate leaders under age 25 present a hopeful picture of the future of environmentalism. These fearless girls and young women from all over the world have led hundreds of thousands of people in climate strikes, founded nonprofits, given TED talks, and sued their governments. They are standing up to demand change when no one else is.
Call Number: YA 333.72 Sar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2021
Hannalora Leavitt, illustrations by Belle Wuthrich
Description: This book for teens provides a history of disability, describes types of disabilities, and examines the challenges faced by people living with disabilities.
Call Number: YA 362.4 Lea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 4, 2021
Martha London
Description: As a result of the changing climate, Earth is getting warmer, storms are becoming more severe, and animals are struggling to find food as their habitats change.
Call Number: YA 363.7387 Lon
Format: Book
Date Added: May 13, 2021
Christian Allaire
Description: Style is not just the clothes on our backs--it is self-expression, representation, and transformation. As a fashion-obsessed Ojibwe teen, Christian Allaire rarely saw anyone that looked like him in the magazines or movies he looked to for inspiration. Now he is working to change that--because clothes are never just clothes. Allaire discusses topics like men's heels, ribbon shirts, cosplay, make up, hijabs, and hair, probing the connections between fashion and history, culture, politics, and social justice.
Call Number: YA 391 All
Format: Book
Date Added: May 12, 2021
Waka Takahashi Brown
Description: When 12-year-old Waka's parents suspect she can't understand basic Japanese they speak to her, they make the drastic decision to send her to Tokyo to live for several months with her strict grandmother. Waka is plucked from her straight-A-student life in rural Kansas and flown across the globe, where she faces the culture shock of a lifetime. In Japan, Waka struggles with reading and writing in kanji, doesn't quite mesh with her complicated and distant Obaasama, and gets made fun of by the students in her Japanese public-school classes. Even though this is the country her parents came from, Waka has never felt more like an outsider. Where is home? And who will Waka be when she finds it?
Call Number: YA 305.8956 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2021
Matthew Brown, Keyla Soto Hidalgo, reviewer, Chris Pearce (Teacher) , illustrator
Description: The Big Fat Notebooks series. volume for Biology continues with the high school STEM concentration, following Chemistry and Geometry. Wrapping its arms around a subject that covers everything from life at the molecular level to the entirety of an ecosystem, Biology tackles all the big ideas: biological classification and hierarchy, cell theory, genetics, the human body, evolution, and more. It does so in a lively, useful, and intuitive way. Critical ideas are broken down and clearly explained; doodles illuminate tricky concepts; mnemonics provide memorable shortcuts; and quizzes recap it all.
Call Number: YA 570 Bro
Format: Book
Date Added: May 6, 2021
Ron Miller
Description: The moons of our solar system feature extreme and potentially life-hosting environments. This book delves into the science behind the fascinating properties of various moons and explains why astronomers search for life on moons.
Call Number: YA 523.98 Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 26, 2021
Matthew Brenden Wood, Alexis Cornell, illustrator
Description: Embark on a journey that starts with the Big Bang and takes you all the way to the end of the universe. Take a look billions of years into the past and discover the mind-bending early moments of the universe, the rise of the first stars, and the formation of the earliest galaxies. Explore the birth our sun and solar system and the formation of the only place in the universe known to support life: the earth. Finally, we'll zoom billions of years into the future to learn about the death of the sun, a colossal collision of galaxies, and even the fate of the universe itself.
Call Number: YA 523.1 Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Don Nardo
Description: Similarities between human reactions to onslaughts of deadly diseases separated by millennia illustrates the morbid universality of such outbreaks. It reminds us that large attacks of lethal germs are nothing new, nor are human reactions to them. One problem inherent in such pandemics is that over time people tend to forget the lessons of past.
Call Number: YA 614.592 Nar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
Siena Castellon, illustrated by Rebecca Burgess, foreword by Temple Grandin
Description: This essential go-to guide gives you all the advice and tools you'll need to help you flourish and achieve what you want in life. From the answers to everyday questions through to discussing the importance of understanding your emotions, looking after your physical and mental health and coping with anxiety and sensory overloads, Siena Castellon uses her own experiences to provide you with the skills to overcome any challenge. With practical tips on friendships, dating, body image, consent and appearance, as well as how to survive school and bullying, this book gives you the power to embrace who you are, reminding you that even during the toughest of teen moments, you are never alone.
Call Number: YA 616.8588 Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 27, 2021
James J. Crist
Description: This book offers factual advice about the short- and long-term effects of various addictive behaviors and drugs of abuse to help teens make informed decisions about their health and wellness. It also provides tips and advice for teens struggling with addiction or those concerned about their or someone else's use.
Call Number: YA 613.8 Cri
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 29, 2021
Robert Waisman, Susan McClelland
Description: A powerful memoir about a Holocaust survivor who was deemed hopeless--and the rehabilitation center that gave him and other teen boys the chance to learn how to live again.
Call Number: YA 940.5318 Wai
Format: Book
Date Added: May 11, 2021
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A Gentle Tyranny
Jess Corban
YA FIC Cor
You Were Made For Me
Jenna Guillaume
YA FIC Gui
Bruised
Tanya Boteju
YA FIC Bot
Big, Bold, And Beautiful : Owning The Woman God Made You To Be
Kierra Kiki Sheard
YA 158.1 She
Dustborn
Erin Bowman
YA FIC Bow
Climate Change And Politics
Martha London
YA 363.7387 Lon
Everyone Dies Famous In A Small Town
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
YA FIC Hit
From A Whisper To A Rallying Cry : The Killing Of Vincent Chin And The Trial That Galvanized The Asian American Movement
Paula Yoo
YA 305.895 Yoo
Hello, Cruel Heart
Maureen Johnson, Dodie Smith
YA FIC Joh
Girl Warriors : How 25 Young Activists Are Saving The Earth
Rachel Sarah
YA 333.72 Sar
House Of Hollow
Krystal Sutherland
YA FIC Sut
The Disability Experience : Working Toward Belonging
Hannalora Leavitt, illustrations by Belle Wuthrich
YA 362.4 Lea
Inkblot. Volume One
Emma Kubert, Rusty Gladd
YA FIC Kub
The Effects Of Climate Change
Martha London
YA 363.7387 Lon
Kate In Waiting
Becky Albertalli
YA FIC Alb
The Power Of Style : How Fashion And Beauty Are Being Used To Reclaim Cultures
Christian Allaire
YA 391 All
Middletown
Sarah Moon
YA FIC Moo
While I Was Away
Waka Takahashi Brown
YA 305.8956 Bro
Pride And Premeditation
Tirzah Price, Jane Austen
YA FIC Pri
Everything You Need To Ace Biology In One Big Fat Notebook : The Complete High School Study Guide
Matthew Brown, Keyla Soto Hidalgo, reviewer, Chris Pearce (Teacher) , illustrator
YA 570 Bro
Take Three Girls
Cath Crowley
YA FIC Cro
Natural Satellites : The Book Of Moons
Ron Miller
YA 523.98 Mil
The Cost Of Knowing
Brittney Morris
YA FIC Mor
The Universe : The Big Bang, Black Holes, And Blue Whales
Matthew Brenden Wood, Alexis Cornell, illustrator
YA 523.1 Woo
The Curie Society
Janet Harvey, Heather Einhorn, Adam Staffaroni, Janet Harvey, Joan Hilty
YA FIC Har
Covid-19 And Other Pandemics : A Comparison
Don Nardo
YA 614.592 Nar
The Hazards Of Love. Book 1, Bright World
Stan Stanley
YA FIC Sta
The Spectrum Girl's Survival Guide : How To Grow Up Awesome And Autistic
Siena Castellon, illustrated by Rebecca Burgess, foreword by Temple Grandin
YA 616.8588 Cas
The Infinity Courts
Akemi Dawn Bowman
YA FIC Bow
What's The Big Deal About Addictions? : Answers And Help For Teens
James J. Crist
YA 613.8 Cri
The Sky Above Us
Natalie Lund
YA FIC Lun
Boy From Buchenwald
Robert Waisman, Susan McClelland
YA 940.5318 Wai
What Beauty There Is
Cory Anderson
YA FIC And