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Christine Riccio
Description: Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents...sounds ideal -- but Shane's made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance...what's that? Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat. Time's a ticking, and she needs a change -- there's nothing like moving to a new country to really mix things up. Shane signs up for a semester abroad in London. She's going to right all her college mistakes: make friends, pursue boys, and find adventure! Easier said than done. She is soon faced with the complicated realities of living outside her bubble, and when self-doubt sneaks in, her new life starts to fall apart. Shane comes to find that, with the right amount of courage and determination one can conquer anything. Throw in some fate and a touch of magic -- the possibilities are endless.
Call Number: YA FIC Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Kit Frick
Description: Amanda Kelly is deeply invested in her boyfriend, real estate heir Carter Shaw. He's kind, ambitious, the town golden boy-- and behind her back, he's also dating Rosalie. Rosalie Bell is fighting to remain true to herself and her girlfriend while concealing her orientation from her Christian fundamentalist parents. After years spent in and out of conversion 'therapy,' maintaining a fake, straight relationship is killing her from the inside. When an anonymous texter ropes Amanda and Rosalie into a bid to take Carter down, they become collateral damage, and unlikely allies. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Fri
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Nina Moreno
Description: Rosa Santos, a Cuban American, works to save her Florida town, seeks admittance to study abroad in her homeland, and wonders if love can break her family's curse. Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea--at least, that's what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you're a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about. As her college decision looms, Rosa collides--literally--with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?
Call Number: YA FIC Mor
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Jenn P. Nguyen
Description: Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They've endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can't stand to be in the same room together. After Mia's mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they've have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time -- and then they'll be free. The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don't hate each other as much as they once thought...
Call Number: YA FIC Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
Description: A collection of ten short stories, some of which were previously available online, that follow Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the world, searching for a relic from his past.
Call Number: YA FIC Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Sarah (Author) Kuhn
Description: Kimi Nakamura loves nothing more than transforming the outfits of her friends into expressions of their "Ultimate Selves" but her mother thinks it is a waste of time. After a huge fight, Kimi makes the decision to accept her grandparents' invitation to Kyoto where she is surrounded by her heritage, which is simultaneously foreign and familiar, and the environment helps her understand her mother better than ever before.
Call Number: YA FIC Kuh
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Mason Deaver
Description: When Ben De Backer comes out to their parents as nonbinary, they're thrown out of their house and forced to move in with their estranged older sister, Hannah, and her husband, Thomas, whom Ben has never even met. Struggling with an anxiety disorder compounded by their parents' rejection, they come out only to Hannah, Thomas, and their therapist and try to keep a low profile for the last half of senior year in a new school. Then fellow student Nathan Allan decides to take Ben under his wing. As Ben and Nathan's friendship grows, their feelings for each other begin to change. It might just be a chance to start a happier new life. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Dea
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Jacqueline West
Description: "Anders Thorson, front man of his metal band, Last Things, is unusually gifted for a teenager, but strange things in the Minnesota woods near his hometown are threatening him. Thea, the new girl in town, says she's there to protect him, but is that the whole truth?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Wes
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Ceylan Scott
Description: Tamar is admitted to Lime Grove, a psychiatric ward for teenagers, where the psychologists ask her endless questions. How did the self-harming start? Will you tell us what happened? How do you feel, on a scale of one to ten? But there's one question Tamar can't--won't--answer: What happened to her friend Iris? A uniquely powerful, devastating novel of friendship, fragility and forgiveness.
Call Number: YA FIC Sco
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Margaret Rogerson
Description: "All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer's Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery -- magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. She hopes to become a warden, charged with protecting the kingdom from their power. Then an act of sabotage releases the library's most dangerous grimoire. Elisabeth's desperate intervention implicates her in the crime, and she is torn from her home to face justice in the capital. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she's been taught -- about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined." -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Rog
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Jennifer Donnelly
Description: Isabelle should be blissfully happy--she's about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn't the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince's heart. She's the ugly stepsister who's cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella's shoe . . . which is now filling with blood. When the prince discovers Isabelle's deception, she's turned away in shame. She cut away pieces of herself in order to become pretty. Sweet. More like Cinderella. But that only made her mean, jealous, and hollow. Now she has a chance to alter her destiny and prove what ugly stepsisters have always known: it takes more than heartache to break a girl. Evoking the darker, original version of the Cinderella story, author Jennifer Donnelly uses wit and wisdom to send an overlooked character on a journey toward empowerment, redemption . . . and a new definition of beauty. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Breeana Shields
Description: On the day of Saskia's kenning--a special bone reading that determines the apprenticeships of all seventeen-year-olds--her worst fear comes true. She receives an assignment to train as a Bone Charmer, a seer, like her mother. Saskia knows her mother saw multiple paths for her, yet chose the one she knew Saskia wouldn't want. Their argument leads to a fracture in one of the bones with the devastating result of splitting Saskia's future. Now she will live with two potential paths simultaneously: one where she's forced to confront her magic, and one where she tries to run from it. When both paths become entangled in the plot of a rogue Charmer, Saskia learns no future is safe and some choices have unimaginable consequences. Only one future can survivie, and Saskia's life is in danger in both.
Call Number: YA FIC Shi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Nafiza Azad
Description: Fatima lives in the city of Noor, on the Silk Road, which is currently protected by the Ifrit, Djinn of order and reason, from attacks by the violent and ruthless Shayateen Djinn--but Fatima was infused with the fire of the Ifrit who died saving her when she was four years old, and when one of the most important Ifrit dies she finds herself drawn into the intrigues of the court, the affairs of the Djinn, and the very real dangers of a magical battlefield.
Call Number: YA FIC Aza
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn) Barnes
Description: "Kira Bennett's earliest memories are of living alone and wild in the woods. She has no idea how long she was on her own or what she had to do to survive, but she remembers the moment that Cady Bennett and one of her search-and-rescue dogs found her. Adopted into the Bennett family, Kira still struggles with human interaction years later, but she excels at the family business: search-and-rescue. Together with Cady's son, Jude, and their neighbor, Free, Kira works alongside Cady to train the world's most elite search-and-rescue dogs. Someday, all three teenagers hope to put their skills to use, finding the lost and bringing them home. But when Cady's estranged father, the enigmatic Bales Bennett, tracks his daughter down and asks for her help in locating a missing child-one of several visitors who has disappeared in the Sierra Glades National Park in the past twelve months-the teens find themselves on the frontlines sooner than they could have ever expected. As the search through 750,000 acres of unbridled wilderness intensifies, Kira becomes obsessed with finding the missing child. She knows all too well what it's like to be lost in the wilderness, fighting for survival, alone." -- Jacker
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
Description: Born to a death sentence in a near-future America, rebellious sisters herald a revolution--if they can survive. Twins Ava and Mira Goodwin defy the Rule of One simply by existing. The single-child law, ruthlessly enforced by Texas's Governor Roth, has made the sisters famous fugitives and inspirations for the resurgent rebellion known as the Common. But the relentless governor and his implacable Texas State Guard threaten that fragile hope, as Roth consolidates his power in a bid for ultimate authority. As Ava and Mira relinquish the relative safety of their Canadian haven to stand against Roth, new allies arise: Owen, a gifted young programmer, impulsively abandons his comfortable life in a moment of compassion, while Zee, an abused labor camp escapee, finds new purpose in resistance. The four will converge on Dallas for a reckoning with Roth, with nothing less than their destinies--and the promise of a future free from oppression--on the line. Disobedience means death. But a life worth living demands rebellion.
Call Number: FIC Sau
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Rebecca Podos
Description: "Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful men who sought to destroy them. Such has it always been, Ruby’s been told, for powerful women. Today, these stories seem no more real to Ruby than folktales, except for the smallest bit of power left in their blood: when each of them comes of age, she will have a vision of who she will be when she dies—a destiny as inescapable as it is inevitable. Ruby is no exception, and neither is her mother, although she ran from her fate years ago, abandoning Ruby and her sisters. It’s a fool’s errand, because they all know the truth: there is no escaping one’s Time. Until Ruby’s great-aunt Polina passes away, and, for the first time, a Chernyavsky’s death does not match her vision. Suddenly, things Ruby never thought she’d be allowed to hope for—life, love, time—seem possible. But as she and her cousin Cece begin to dig into the family’s history to find out whether they, too, can change their fates, they learn that nothing comes without a cost. Especially not hope." -- Jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Pod
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Greg Boose
Description: "Blind and broken, orphaned teenager Jonah Lincoln reluctantly boards a rescue ship bound for the planet Thetis, but not before it picks up a few more surprising and dangerous survivors from the massacre on the moon Achilles. After regaining his sight, Jonah sees the gated colony on Thetis is just as he feared--cloaked in mystery and under an oppressive rule with no one to trust--and that outside the walls, it's even worse. Surrounded by terrifying new landscapes and creatures, Jonah and his friends fight to save the colony and restore order to the planet. Just as Jonah grasps his near-impossible mission, the alien voices from Achilles return, pushing him to discover the truth about the Silver Foot Galaxy and his role in both its future and past. And when another ship arrives, it's then Jonah knows he has to make the ultimate sacrifice."--Page [4] of cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Boo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Andrew Shvarts
Description: "A year has passed since the fall of Lightspire. The Inquisitor Miles Hampstedt rules Noveris with a blood-soaked iron fist. Tilla and her friends have become hardened rebels in the Unbroken, a band of guerilla fighters hiding out on the fringes of the Kingdom protecting the true queen, Lyriana Volaris. Even as they fight, they know their cause is doomed--that with every passing day Miles's army of Bloodmages spreads across the continent. But at least they have each other . . . and some halfway-decent drinks. After a daring rescue mission, the group frees two vital prisoners: the Raven, a mysterious informant with a deep personal connection to Tilla, and Syan Syee, a strange girl from the Red Wastes who demonstrates an incredible new kind of magic and speaks of a secret civilization hidden in her isolated homeland. With Miles's forces closing in, a ragtag team sets out on an eleventh-hour mission: form an alliance with Syan's people that could turn the tide of the war. But what they discover in the Red Wastes changes everything, including their very understanding of the magic that runs through Noveris--magic that has brought the Kingdom to the brink of ruin." -- Jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Shv
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Kevin Wignall
Description: When a plane bound for Costa Rica crashes in deep jungle, the tail section breaks free and nineteen teenagers miraculously survive. Joel Aspinall, son of a local politician and student rep on the school's council, is quick to take on the mantle of leadership, to organize everyone until a rescue party arrives. But the plane was crashed on purpose, no one knows where they are and no rescuers are coming. To make things worse, Joel's decisions lead to more people dying, and he's determined to wait it out. Tom Calloway didn't want to be on this trip. Tom doesn't want to bond with his classmates--he isn't the bonding type. He'd rather they just left him alone, and he's always been unfriendly enough that they've been happy to oblige. But that was before the crash. Now he finds himself building the friendships he's always tried to avoid. And despite his determined efforts to be left alone, he begins to see that he might be the one to challenge Joel and pull off another miracle, by getting all the survivors to safety.
Call Number: YA FIC Wig
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Leah Thomas
Description: "In Samsboro, Kentucky, Kalyn Spence's name is inseparable from the brutal murder her father committed when he was a teenager. Forced to return to town, Kalyn must attend school under a pseudonym . . . or face the lingering anger of Samsboro's citizens, who refuse to forget the crime. Gus Peake has never had the luxury of redefining himself. A Samsboro native, he's either known as the "disabled kid" because of his cerebral palsy, or as the kid whose dad was murdered. Gus just wants to be known as himself. When Gus meets Kalyn, her frankness is refreshing, and they form a deep friendship. Until their families' pasts emerge. And when the accepted version of the truth is questioned, Kalyn and Gus are caught in the center of a national uproar. Can they break free from a legacy of inherited lies and chart their own paths forward?"
Call Number: YA FIC Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 17, 2019
Mady G, J. R. Zuckerberg
Description: Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. A great starting point for anyone curious about queer and trans life, and helpful for those already on their own journeys!
Call Number: YA 306.76 G
Format: Book
Date Added: May 31, 2019
Alice Kuipers
Description: Carley Allison was an up-and-coming young figure skater and singer who died tragically at the age of 18 of a very rare cancer. Here you will come to know Carley in her own words and in the words of the people who knew and loved her. Alice Kuipers weaves the memories of Carley's friends and family with the blog Carley kept throughout her journey, from the moment she was diagnosed until her final months of searching for treatment. This book is built around the words she lived by, both in sickness and in health. Again and again, she summed up her philosophy in two words: always smile.
Call Number: YA 362.19 Kui
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 4, 2019
Shaun David Hutchinson
Description: At nineteen, Hutchinson was struggling to find the vocabulary to understand and accept who he was and how he fit into a community in which he couldn't see himself. Convinced that he couldn't keep going, that he had no future, Hutchinson followed through on trying to make that a reality -- an attempted suicide. Over time, he came to embrace life, and to find self-acceptance. In his deeply honest memoir, he takes readers through the journey of what brought him to the edge, and what has helped him truly believe that it does get better.
Call Number: YA 362.28 Hut
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 12, 2019
Maria Cook, illustrated by Alexis Cornell
Description: An informative and project-filled book for middle graders to explore the meaning and history behind LGBTQ rights movements, including biographies of key figures in gender and gay/lesbian history, the context behind today's transgender "bathroom wars" and dozens of activities and research ideas for perspectives and further learning.
Call Number: YA 305.3 Coo
Format: Book
Date Added: May 28, 2019
Kerrie Logan Hollihan
Description: Just when you think that you know everything there is to know about mummies, new ones are discovered! Packed with facts but light in tone, this book introduces young readers to the most compelling examples of mummies from all over the world. Mummies Exposed! goes beyond what you expect and uncovers both old favorites and recent discoveries; among them a Moche princess in Peru, the bog people of England and Ireland, and a Buddhist monk discovered within a sculpture!
Call Number: YA 393.3 Hol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 3, 2019
Robin Stevenson, illustrations by Meags Fitzgerald
Description: This nonfiction book for teens examines the ongoing fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice.
Call Number: YA 362.19 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 10, 2019
Jill Jonnes, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
Description: Weaving together the behind-the-scenes history of the Eiffel Tower with an account of the 1889 World's Fair in Paris for which the tower was built, Jonnes creates a vivid, lively pageant of people and cultures meeting--and competing. The book opens a window into a piece of the past that, in its passions and politics, feels timelessly modern: art, science, business, entertainment, gossip, royalty, and national pride mingle in an portrait of a unique moment in history, when Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley became the toasts of Paris and Gustave Eiffel, builder of the tower, rose to the pinnacle of fame.
Call Number: YA 907.444 Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Jun 14, 2019
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Again, But Better
Christine Riccio
YA FIC Ric
The Rule Of Many
Ashley Saunders, Leslie Saunders
FIC Sau
All Eyes On Us
Kit Frick
YA FIC Fri
The Wise And The Wicked
Rebecca Podos
YA FIC Pod
Don't Date Rosa Santos
Nina Moreno
YA FIC Mor
Thetis
Greg Boose
YA FIC Boo
Fake It Till You Break It
Jenn P. Nguyen
YA FIC Ngu
War Of The Bastards
Andrew Shvarts
YA FIC Shv
Ghosts Of The Shadow Market
Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman
YA FIC Cla
When We Were Lost
Kevin Wignall
YA FIC Wig
I Love You So Mochi
Sarah (Author) Kuhn
YA FIC Kuh
Wild And Crooked
Leah Thomas
YA FIC Tho
I Wish You All The Best
Mason Deaver
YA FIC Dea
A Quick & Easy Guide To Queer & Trans Identities
Mady G, J. R. Zuckerberg
YA 306.76 G
Last Things
Jacqueline West
YA FIC Wes
Always Smile: Carley Allison's Secrets For Laughing, Loving And Living
Alice Kuipers
YA 362.19 Kui
On A Scale Of 1 To 10
Ceylan Scott
YA FIC Sco
Brave Face : A Memoir
Shaun David Hutchinson
YA 362.28 Hut
Sorcery Of Thorns
Margaret Rogerson
YA FIC Rog
Gender Identity: Beyond Pronouns And Bathrooms
Maria Cook, illustrated by Alexis Cornell
YA 305.3 Coo
Stepsister
Jennifer Donnelly
YA FIC Don
Mummies Exposed!
Kerrie Logan Hollihan
YA 393.3 Hol
The Bone Charmer
Breeana Shields
YA FIC Shi
My Body, My Choice: The Fight For Abortion Rights
Robin Stevenson, illustrations by Meags Fitzgerald
YA 362.19 Ste
The Candle And The Flame
Nafiza Azad
YA FIC Aza
Eiffel's Tower For Young People: The Story Of The 1889 World's Fair
Jill Jonnes, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff
YA 907.444 Jon
The Lovely And The Lost
Jennifer (Jennifer Lynn) Barnes
YA FIC Bar