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Liara Tamani
Description: Taja Brown, growing up in a conservative and tightly knit African American family, battles family expectations to discover a sense of self and find her unique voice and purpose.
Call Number: YA FIC Tam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 14, 2017
A. K. Benedict
Description: When Tanya keeps having bad dreams about a girl trapped in the old stone house around the corner, Tanya and her friends go to investigate the strange house covered in cobwebs and stumble onto their own worst nightmares come to life.
Call Number: YA FIC Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Jennifer (Jennifer Marie) Rush
Description: In Jemmie Carmichael's Hawthorne, New York, magic users are called "kindled," and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. And she's been snubbed by Crowe, the dangerous and enigmatic leader of the Black Devils kindled motorcycle gang and the unofficial head of their turf. During an annual festival, a rumor begins spreading that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go missing. Jemmie and Crowe will have to put aside their tumultuous history to find their loved ones. And the only thing that might save them is the very flaw that keeps Jemmie from fully harnessing her magic.
Call Number: YA FIC Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2017
Philip Pullman
Description: When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra.
Call Number: YA FIC Pul
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Caitlin Sangster
Description: To escape execution for a crime she didn't commit, seventeen-year-old Sev is forced to run away from her city into the wilderness. With nowhere to turn, Sev has to figure out who she can trust in a world where trusting the wrong person could mean not only her life but the lives of everyone she loves.
Call Number: YA FIC San
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Rebecca Podos
Description: When her father is diagnosed with Hungtington's disease, eighteen-year-old Vanni abandons her plan to flee her small New Mexico hometown after high school graduation and instead spends the summer keeping herself busy with part-time jobs and boys, but that changes after she meets Leigh, whose friendship dares Vanni to ask herself big questions and make new plans.
Call Number: YA FIC Pod
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 14, 2017
Darren Groth
Description: After his younger sister's sudden death, Munro is angry and having fashbacks. He's also plagued by a harsh and cruel voice he calls "The Coyote." Munro is frustrated when the Coyote follows him on a student exchange to Australia. However, there is one place the Coyote is silent -- Fair Go Community Village in Brisbane, where Munro is a volunteer. Bur his traumatic memories are never very far away. Will Munro learn how to silence the voice? Or will Coyote ultimately triumph?
Call Number: YA FIC Gro
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Jennifer Gold
Description: Growing up in New York City in the shadow of her mother, a famous prima ballerina, Clara has never felt good about her body. Now, at sixteen, she has an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. After a social media disaster, Clara decides to escape for the summer to Paris to stay with her estranged dad, her step-mom, and her six-year-old brother Alastair. Clara has hardly ever spent time with Alastair, who is on the autism spectrum. Charged with his care, Clara sets out with Alastair to explore the city. The fabled city of light, and a handsome young Parisian baker's apprentice, teach Clara about first love, and a new approach to food. And Alastair teaches Clara about patience, trust, and the beauty of loving without judgment.
Call Number: YA FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
Axie Oh
Description: In 2199 in the Neo State of Korea, eighteen-year-old Jaewon is partnered with supersoldier Tera, but their evolving love is threatened when Jaewon must choose among conflicting loyalties--to the totalitarian government that promises to end all war, the nationalist rebels his father followed, or the crime syndicate staging a coup.
Call Number: YA FIC Oh
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2017
P. C. Cast
Description: The battle lines have been drawn and Mari, an Earth Walker and Nik, a Companion, who were once from rival clans now find themselves fighting to save each other and their people from destruction.
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 8, 2017
S. J. Kincaid
Description: Nemesis, the Diabolic, and Tyrus face new challenges and old enemies as Tyrus ascends to the throne, and the two struggle to prove Nemesis' humanity to those who oppose her position as Empress and keep them from full power over the galaxy.
Call Number: YA FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 14, 2017
Ari Goelman
Description: After sixteen-year-old Lauren Fielding undergoes a procedure to correct a unique cognitive disability, her perceptions of reality are challenged as she finds herself at the center of a conspiracy involving genetic engineering and government secrets.
Call Number: YA FIC Goe
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 7, 2017
Sharon Cameron
Description: The underground city of New Canaan is safe from the Forgetting which afflicts Canaan above ground, but in her rigidly controlled and repressive city eighteen-year-old Samara, one of the Knowing, is plagued by her memory of the horrors she has seen, and determined to seek answers in the cursed city above--where she will find Beckett Rodriguez and his parents, on a mission from Earth to study the lost colony.
Call Number: YA FIC Cam
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Žekulin Thwaites
Description: Follows Dita Kraus from age fourteen, when she is put in charge of a few forbidden books at Auschwitz concentration camp, through the end of World War II and beyond.
Call Number: YA FIC Itu
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Kali Wallace
Description: Eight years after her sister Patience's tragic death on her family's remote apple orchard, Sorrow returns to the land, determined to find out what really happened the night Patience died and what other secrets may be waiting for her there.
Call Number: YA FIC Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 1, 2017
Paolo Bacigalupi
Description: In a future beset with rising seas, corporate government, and constant civil war, a bioengineered half-man/half-beast super-soldier who calls himself Tool breaks his conditioning to overcome his genetically enhanced sense of loyalty to the corporation that created him and seeks revenge against his old masters.
Call Number: YA FIC Bac
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
Billy Merrell
Description: Van and Hunter have been dating since seventh grade. They came out together, navigated middle school together, and became that couple in high school that everyone always sees as a couple. As their relationship deepens, some cracks begin to show. Hunter thinks they should be having sex. Van isn't so sure. If they're becoming different people, can they be the same couple?
Call Number: YA FIC Mer
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 13, 2017
edited by Melissa De la Cruz
Description: The collection includes writings from an impressive array of girls and women who are trailblazers in their fields, discussing the barriers they've faced, the battles they've fought, and the dreams they've brought to life. The entries are arranged by decade, from Dolores Huerta learning how organizations contribute to the community in the 1920s, to Mattie Johnston explaining that no one every told her she couldn't do anything "because I was a girl" in the 2000s.
Call Number: YA 305.4 Bec
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 17, 2017
Jan Greenberg, Sandra (Sandra Jane Fairfax) Jordan
Description: Biography of legendary artist Cindy Sherman.
Call Number: YA 770.92 Gre
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 20, 2017
Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa Charleyboy
Description: Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. #Not Your Princess presents a collection of poems, essays, interviews, and art that combine to express the experience of being a Native woman. Stories of abuse, humiliation, and stereotyping are countered by the voices of passionate women making themselves heard and demanding change. Sometimes angry, often reflective, but always strong, the women in this book will give teen readers insight into the lives of women who, for so long, have been virtually invisible.
Call Number: YA 970.004 Not
Format: Book
Date Added: Nov 16, 2017
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Calling My Name
Liara Tamani
YA FIC Tam
The Empress
S. J. Kincaid
YA FIC Kin
Class. The Stone House
A. K. Benedict
YA FIC Ben
The Innocence Treatment
Ari Goelman
YA FIC Goe
Devils & Thieves
Jennifer (Jennifer Marie) Rush
YA FIC Rus
The Knowing
Sharon Cameron
YA FIC Cam
La Belle Sauvage
Philip Pullman
YA FIC Pul
The Librarian Of Auschwitz
Antonio Iturbe, Lilit Žekulin Thwaites
YA FIC Itu
Last Star Burning
Caitlin Sangster
YA FIC San
The Memory Trees
Kali Wallace
YA FIC Wal
Like Water
Rebecca Podos
YA FIC Pod
Tool Of War
Paolo Bacigalupi
YA FIC Bac
Munro Vs. The Coyote
Darren Groth
YA FIC Gro
Vanilla
Billy Merrell
YA FIC Mer
On The Spectrum
Jennifer Gold
YA FIC Gol
Because I Was A Girl : True Stories For Girls Of All Ages
edited by Melissa De la Cruz
YA 305.4 Bec
Rebel Seoul
Axie Oh
YA FIC Oh
Meet Cindy Sherman : Artist, Photographer, Chameleon
Jan Greenberg, Sandra (Sandra Jane Fairfax) Jordan
YA 770.92 Gre
Sun Warrior
P. C. Cast
YA FIC Cas
#NotYourPrincess : Voices Of Native American Women
Mary Beth Leatherdale, Lisa Charleyboy
YA 970.004 Not