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Matt Méndez
Description: Juan plans to get out of El Paso, Texas, on a basketball scholarship and make something of himself. His best friend JD has plans to be a filmmaker one day; he's got a camera and passion, what else could he need? Juan's mom, Fabi, doesn't have a plan anymore. When you get pregnant at sixteen and have been stuck bartending to make ends meet, you realize that there some things you just can't plan for. Like Juan's run-in with the police, a sprained ankle, and a tanking math grade. Like JD causing the implosion of his family. Like letters from a man named Mando on death row.
Call Number: YA FIC Men
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 1, 2019
Crystal Simone Smith
Description: Princess Aurelia is a prisoner to her crown and the heir that nobody wants. Surrounded by spirits and banned from using her blood-magic, Aurelia flees her country after a devastating assassination attempt. To escape her fate, Aurelia disguises herself as a commoner in a new land and discovers a happiness her crown has never allowed. As she forges new bonds and perfects her magic, she begins to fall for a man who is forbidden to rule beside her. But the ghosts that haunt Aurelia refuse to abandon her, and she finds herself succumbing to their call as they expose a nefarious plot that only she can defeat. Will she be forced to choose between the weight of the crown and the freedom of her new life?
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
Johnny Worthen
Description: "Shapeshifter Eleanor seeks answers to her life and the lives of those in the small Wyoming town of Jamesford until she is forced to choose between friends, love, and her ultimate goal: self-preservation"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Wor
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Cinda Williams Chima
Description: "Warrior Alyssa ana'Raisa would do anything to protect her home, the Fells, and her legacy, the Gray Wolf line. But as a prisoner of Empress Celestine, Lyss is forced to turn her fearsome talents as an army commander against her beloved homeland. Refusal would swiftly lead to her death, and her death would end the Gray Wolf line. In Lyss' absence, Fellsmarch Castle swarms with intrigue, deception, and a primordial threat. Destin Karn, a Southern spymaster with a hidden agenda of his own, might be the queendom's only hope of defeating the forces aligned against the Seven Realms...as well as the enemies within the castle.
Call Number: YA FIC Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 1, 2019
Dig
A. S. (Amy Sarig) King
Description: Only a generation removed from being simple Pennsylvania potato farmers, Gottfried and Marla Hemmings managed to trade digging spuds for developing subdivisions and now sit atop a seven-figure bank account, wealth they've declined to pass on to their adult children or their teenage grandchildren. "Because we want them to thrive," Marla always says. Now the five teenagers are lost in a tangled maze of family secrets. One of the teens sells pot; one has cancer; all are estranged from the family. As they come together for Easter dinner, will they be able to find their ways back to each other? With inimitable surrealism, King explores how a toxic culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart and how one determined generation has a shot at digging its way out. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Justin A Reynolds
Description: When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he's falling--hard. Soon she's meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. But then Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate's death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate's there again. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn't sure if he's losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate's death, he'll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he's willing to do to save the people he loves.
Call Number: YA FIC Rey
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 1, 2019
Meagan Spooner
Description: Robin of Locksley is dead. Maid Marian doesn't know how she'll go on, but the people of Locksley town, persecuted by the Sheriff of Nottingham, need a protector. And the dreadful Guy of Gisborne, the Sheriff's right hand, wishes to step into Robin's shoes as Lord of Locksley and Marian's fiancé. Who is there to stop them? Marian never meant to tread in Robin's footsteps--never intended to stand as a beacon of hope to those awaiting his triumphant return. But with a sweep of his green cloak and the flash of her sword, Marian makes the choice to become her own hero: Robin Hood.
Call Number: YA FIC Spo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2019
Laurie Halse Anderson
Description: Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.
Call Number: YA 811 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2019
Stephen McCranie
Description: Amy lives on a colony in deep space, but when her father loses his job the family moves back to Earth, where she has to adapt to heavier gravity, a new school, and a strange boy with no flavor.
Call Number: YA FIC McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2019
Stephanie Kate Strohm
Description: High-school seniors Kimberly Landis-Lilley and Teddy Lin have been together since kindergarten, but then someone starts a rumor that they have broken up, and suddenly the whole William Henry Harrison High School is taking sides, somebody is putting up posters supporting Kim and criticizing Teddy, there are incidents of artistic vandalism, people are talking about having separate proms, and even teachers and parents are getting involved--and nobody is more confused about the chaos then Kim and Teddy themselves.
Call Number: YA FIC Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 1, 2019
Victoria (Author of young adult fantasy) Lee
Description: "In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia. The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks—refugees Carolinia routinely deports with vicious efficiency. Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister’s offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meets the minister’s son—cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful—and the way forward becomes less clear. Caught between his purpose and his heart, Noam must decide who he can trust and how far he’s willing to go in pursuit of the greater good.
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
Natasha Preston
Description: "In Piper's hometown, teenagers keep disappearing, and everyone assumes they're just a bunch of runaways. But when yet another person disappears, Piper and her best friend Hazel suspect something more sinister is going on. So they decide to investigate, determined to learn the truth. Their search for answers leads them to the source of the missing people...and their captors. Piper and Hazel suddenly find themselves locked away in a secluded building in the middle of a privately owned forest. But the building isn't only meant to keep them imprisoned; every room is a test to see if they can make it out alive. And failure means being lost...forever." -- Back cover
Call Number: YA FIC Pre
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
Description: High Warlock Magnus Bane learns that a demon-worshipping cult, the Crimson Hand, is wreaking havoc across Europe, threatening more than just his romantic getaway with new boyfriend, Alec Lightwood.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2019
Kayla Ancrum
Description: Ryann dreams of traveling across the stars, but a career in space isn't an option for a girl who lives in a trailer park on the wrong side of town. Alexandria is a loner who spurns Ryann's offer of friendship, until a horrific accident leaves Alexandria with a broken arm. Ryann learns her secret: Alexandria's mother is an astronaut who volunteered for a one-way trip to the edge of the solar system. Every night Alexandria waits to catch radio signals from her mother. And its up to Ryann to lift her onto the roof day after day... until the silence between them grows into friendship, and eventually something more. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Anc
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
Shivaun Plozza
Description: "When Marlowe gets a heart transplant and a second chance at life, all she wants to do is to thank her donor’s family. Maybe then she can move on. Maybe then she’ll discover who she is if she’s no longer the dying girl. But with a little brother who dresses like every day is Halloween, a vegan warrior for a mother, and an all-out war with the hot butcher’s apprentice next door, Marlowe’s life is already pretty complicated. And her second chance is about to take an unexpected turn..." -- Jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Plo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2019
Mary (Mary Christine) Weber
Description: "Every year for the past fifty-four years, the residents of Pinsbury Port receive a mysterious letter inviting all eligible-aged boys to compete for an esteemed scholarship to the all-male Stemwick University. Every year, the poorer residents look to see that their names are on the list. The wealthier look to see how likely their sons are to survive. And Rhen Tellur opens it to see if she can derive which substances the ink and parchment are created from, using her father's microscope. In the province of Caldon, where women are trained in wifely duties and men are encouraged into collegiate education, sixteen-year-old Rhen Tellur wants nothing more than to become a scientist. As the poor of her seaside town fall prey to a deadly disease, she and her father work desperately to find a cure. But when her Mum succumbs to it as well? Rhen decides to take the future into her own hands--through the annual all-male scholarship competition. With her cousin, Seleni, by her side, the girls don disguises and enter Mr. Holm's labyrinth, to best the boys and claim the scholarship prize. Except not everyone's ready for a girl who doesn't know her place. And not everyone survives the maze"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Web
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2019
Kat Falls
Description: Lane McEvoy barely survived her first journey to the Feral Zone--the forbidden, overgrown landscape east of the Mississippi River that was abandoned when a virus spread through the United States. But Lane has crossed the quarantine line, and she knows the truth. There are survivors in the zone--people who have gone feral, whose bodies have warped and evolved to display a variety of animal traits. Six months after the events of Inhuman, Lane ventures back into the Feral Zone on a humanitarian aid mission. But she also has a darker, secret purpose: The one she loves, Rafe, has become more beast than man--and she promised to put him down if he ever goes feral. Now, Lane fears the time has come to carry out her vow... -- Adapted from jacket flap.
Call Number: YA FIC Fal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
Rosalyn Eves
Description: "The Binding is broken. Mátyás is alive. And Anna Arden is on the run. It seems, yet again, that breaking the Binding has shattered the world. And the only hope of mending it is Anna and Mátyás, working together. But it's never that simple, is it? The praetheria, the creatures once held captive by the spell, are now waging war against the Austro-Hungarian empire. And they are holding Noémi hostage--using her life to manipulate Anna and Mátyás, like marionettes on a string. Gábor has elected to stay behind, to fight in the Hungarian army's resistance, while Anna and Mátyás search for their beloved Noémi--a mission doomed from the start, cloaked in praetherian magic. Magic that relies on illusion and misdirection. Eventually, there's only one way to save her: to split up. And to walk right into the lion's den. When everyone thinks they're fighting each other for the same thing--freedom--can anyone truly win?" -- Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Eve
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 8, 2019
Amber J Keyser
Description: In late 2017 the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape culture around the globe. In the US, someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. More than 320,000 Americans over the age of twelve are sexually assaulted each year. Yet only 3 percent of rapists ever serve time in jail. Keyser explores the patriarchal constructs that support rape culture. The keys to dismantling them: redefine healthy manhood and sexuality, believe victims, improve social and legal systems and workplace environments, evaluate media with a critical eye, and stand up to speak out.
Call Number: YA 362.883 Key
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 2, 2019
Philip H. Knight
Description: Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands. In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car, Knight grossed $8,000 his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. Filled with wisdom, humanity, humor, and heart, the young readers edition is a story of determination that inspires all who read it, and is an abridged version of the adult book.
Call Number: YA 338.7685 Kni
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 23, 2019
Jesse P. Pollack
Description: True story of the tragic murder of Long Island teen Gary Lauwers by Ricky Kasso in 1984, called a "Satanic Sacrifice" by the international media. The effects of drugs, occultism, and violent crime on the teenagers involved caught the attention of the media, deeply affected the town, and changed the national War on Drugs in the United States.
Call Number: YA 364.1523 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 15, 2019
Ally Carter
Description: Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start, how to make it to the end, or what to do with your finished manuscript? If you have writing-related questions, Ally Carter has written this book to help answer the questions that writers struggle with the most. Filled with practical tips and helpful advice for aspiring writers at any stage of their careers. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at how books get made, from idea to publication, and gives you insight into the writing processes of some of the biggest and most talented YA authors writing today.
Call Number: YA 808.02 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 19, 2019
edited by Patrice Vecchione, Alyssa Raymond
Description: With authenticity, integrity, and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping, and questions of identity. Many of the struggles immigrant and refugee teens face head-on are also experienced by young people everywhere as they contend with isolation, self-doubt, confusion, and emotional dislocation.
Call Number: YA 811.08 Ink
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 3, 2019
Teri Kanefield
Description: Teri Kanefield examines the life of America's famous suffragette. Susa B. Anthony was born into a world in which men ruled women: A man could beat his wife, take her earnings, have her committed into an asylum based on his word, and take her children away from her. While the young nation was ablaze with the radical notion that people could govern themselves, "people" were understood to be white and male. Women were expected to stay out of public life and debates. Anthony began her public career as a radical abolitionist, and after the Civil War, she became an international figurehead of the women's suffrage movement.
Call Number: YA B Ant Anthony, Susan B.
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 22, 2019
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Barely Missing Everything
Matt Méndez
YA FIC Men
The Red Scrolls Of Magic
Cassandra Clare, Wesley Chu
YA FIC Cla
Bloodleaf
Crystal Simone Smith
YA FIC Smi
The Weight Of The Stars
Kayla Ancrum
YA FIC Anc
David
Johnny Worthen
YA FIC Wor
Tin Heart
Shivaun Plozza
YA FIC Plo
Deathcaster
Cinda Williams Chima
YA FIC Chi
To Best The Boys
Mary (Mary Christine) Weber
YA FIC Web
Dig
A. S. (Amy Sarig) King
YA FIC Kin
Undaunted
Kat Falls
YA FIC Fal
Opposite Of Always
Justin A Reynolds
YA FIC Rey
Winter War Awakening
Rosalyn Eves
YA FIC Eve
Sherwood
Meagan Spooner
YA FIC Spo
No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture
Amber J Keyser
YA 362.883 Key
Shout: A Poetry Memoir
Laurie Halse Anderson
YA 811 And
Shoe Dog: A Memoir By The Creator Of Nike
Philip H. Knight
YA 338.7685 Kni
Stephen McCranie's Space Boy Volume 1
Stephen McCranie
YA FIC McC
The Acid King
Jesse P. Pollack
YA 364.1523 Pol
That's Not What I Heard
Stephanie Kate Strohm
YA FIC Str
Dear Ally, How Do You Write A Book?
Ally Carter
YA 808.02 Car
The Fever King
Victoria (Author of young adult fantasy) Lee
YA FIC Lee
Ink Knows No Borders: Poems Of The Immigrant And Refugee Experience
edited by Patrice Vecchione, Alyssa Raymond
YA 811.08 Ink
The Lost
Natasha Preston
YA FIC Pre
Susan B. Anthony: The Making Of America
Teri Kanefield
YA B Ant Anthony, Susan B.