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Shaun David Hutchinson
Description: "When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it’s about to explode, he’s pretty sure things can’t get much weirder. Boy is he wrong. Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers of space, along with murder, aliens, a school dance, and one really, really bad day. But none of this can prepare Noa for the biggest challenge—falling in love. And as Noa’s feelings for DJ deepen, he has to contend not just with the challenges of the present, but also with his memories of the past. However, nothing is what it seems on Qriosity, and the truth will upend all of their lives forever. Love is complicated enough without also trying to stay alive" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Hut
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Phil Stamper
Description: "Marty arrives in London with nothing but his oboe and some savings from his summer job, but he's excited to start his new life--where he's no longer the closeted, shy kid who slips under the radar and is free to explore his sexuality without his parents' disapproval. sFrom the outside, Marty's life looks like a perfect fantasy: in the span of a few weeks, he's made new friends, he's getting closer with his first ever boyfriend, and he's even traveling around Europe. But Marty knows he can't keep up the facade. He hasn't spoken to his parents since he arrived, he's tearing through his meager savings, his homesickness and anxiety are getting worse and worse, and he hasn't even come close to landing the job of his dreams. Will Marty be able to find a place that feels like home?" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Sta
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Kirsten Miller
Description: "All Bram wanted was to disappear--from her old life, her family's past, and from the scandal that continues to haunt her. The only place left to go is Louth, the tiny town on the Hudson River where her uncle, James, has been renovating an old mansion. But James is haunted by his own ghosts. Months earlier, his beloved wife died in a fire that people say was set by her daughter. The tragedy left James a shell of the man Bram knew--and destroyed half the house he'd so lovingly restored. The manor is creepy, and so are the locals. The people of Louth don't want outsiders like Bram in their town, and with each passing day she's discovering that the rumors they spread are just as disturbing as the secrets they hide. Most frightening of all are the legends they tell about the Dead Girls. Girls whose lives were cut short in the very house Bram now calls home. The terrifying reality is that the Dead Girls may have never left the manor. And if Bram looks too hard into the town's haunted past, she might not either" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Mil
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Neal Shusterman
Description: After an especially rough tackle on the football field, Ash thinks he might be suffering some permanent damage, because suddenly stop signs are blue and always have been. After the second universe-altering hit, he drives a Beemer instead of a Dodge, and a pair of interdimensional twins promises him answers. The more universes he visits, the more Ash has to face perspectives he never thought to consider before, and the closer the universe gets to complete annihilation. There must be a way to fix everything, but can he really trust the only people who seem to understand what's going on?
Call Number: YA FIC Shu
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Tiffany Schmidt
Description: "The game’s afoot in the next book of the Bookish Boyfriends series—this time starring Huck and Winston! After Ms. Gregoire assigns the works of Sherlock Holmes in English class, a mystery deepens at Reginald R. Hero High. Huck and Win—Curtis’s younger brother—team up to solve the case . . . and while the sleuths gather clues, another swoon-worthy romance blooms in the school halls" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sch
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Sina Grace, Siobhan (Illustrator) Keenan, Cathy Le, David C. Hopkins
Description: Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles for her boyfriend Ronnie, ready to live her happily ever after. But when happily ever after turns into happily for a month, she's stuck in a strange city with no friends, family, or prospects for fun. Desperate to escape the lingering ghost of Ronnie's presence everywhere, Daphne sets out to explore the city--and ends up encountering ghosts of a more literal kind!
Call Number: YA FIC Gra
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Faith Gardner
Description: "Life’s tough when you didn’t expect to be living it. But now that Journey has a future, she apparently also has to figure out what that future’s supposed to look like. Some days the pain feels as fresh as that day: the day she attempted suicide. Her parents don’t know how to speak to her. Her best friend cracks all the wrong jokes. Her bipolar II disorder feels like it swallows her completely. But other days—they feel like revelations. Like meeting the dazzling Etta, a city college student who is a world unto herself. Or walking into the office of the volunteer hotline, and discovering a community as simultaneously strong and broken as she is. Or uncovering the light within herself that she didn’t know existed" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Carly Usdin, Nina Vakueva, Irene Flores, Lea Caballero, Natalia Nesterenko
Description: "It's 1999, and Chris is living her dream: working at Vinyl Destination by day and fighting for (musical) justice by night in the world's coolest teen girl vigilante fight club, and playing in a band during her free time. When the girls enter a Battle of The Bands, they learn that the shadowy corporate masters of the music industry plan to destroy the fledgling world of digital music and blame it on Y2K" --Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Usd
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Jasmin Kaur
Description: "Kiran leaves her home in Punjab for a new start in Canada after a sexual assualt leaves her pregnant. But overstaying her visa and living undocumented brings its own perils for both her and her daughter, Sahaara. Sahaara would do anything to protect her mother. When she learns the truth about Kiran's past, she feels compelled to seek justice--even if it means challenging a powerful and dangerous man" --Book jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Kau
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Yuhki Kamatani, Jocelyne Allen, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane, Kaitlyn Wiley
Description: "Not only is high schooler Tasuku Kaname the new kid in town, he is also terrified that he had been outed as gay. Just as he's contemplating doing the unthinkable, Tasuku meets a mysterious woman who leads him to a group of people dealing with problems not so different from his own. In this realistic, heartfelt depiction of LGBT+ characters from different backgrounds finding their place in the world, a search for inner peace proves to be the most universal experience of all" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Kam
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Melissa Albert, Jim Tierney
Description: In this companion book to "The Hazel Wood" and "The Night Country," the author presents a collection of dark fairy tales by Alice's reclusive grandmother Althea Proserpine.
Call Number: YA FIC Alb
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Tess Sharpe
Description: "Nora O'Malley's been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother's protégé. But when her mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape. For five years Nora's been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems: #1: Her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they're all friends, Wes didn't know about her and Iris. #2: The morning after Wes finds them kissing, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised at the bank. It's a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly, because: #3: Right after they enter the bank, two guys start robbing it. The bank robbers may be trouble, but Nora's something else entirely. They have no idea who they're really holding hostage" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Sha
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Julie Kagawa
Description: "Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Prankster, joker, raven, fool... King Oberon’s right-hand jester from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The legends are many, but the truth will now be known, as Puck finally tells his own story and faces a threat from a time before Faery began. A threat that brings him face-to-face with a new enemy...himself. With the Iron Queen Meghan Chase and her prince consort, Puck’s longtime rival Ash, and allies old and new by his side, Puck begins a fantastical and dangerous adventure not to be missed or forgotten. Evenfall is coming, and with it a reckoning that even their combined powers and wits may not vanquish, as a shadow falls over the lands of Faery and the world slips into chaos" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Kag
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Sharon G. Flake
Description: "In 'The Skin I'm In,' readers saw into the life of Maleeka Madison, a teen who suffered from the ridicule she received because of her dark skin color. For decades fans have wanted to know the fate of the bully who made Maleeka's life miserable, Char. Now in Sharon Flake's latest and unflinching novel, 'The Life I'm In,' we follow Charlese Jones, who, with her raw, blistering voice speaks the truths many girls face, offering insight to some of the causes and conditions that make a bully. Turned out of the only home she has known, Char boards a bus to nowhere where she is lured into the dangerous web of human trafficking. Much is revealed behind the complex system of men who take advantage of vulnerable teens in the underbelly of society" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Fla
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg
Description: "When artsy misfit Jane Beckles is forced to leave her beloved city life behind for the boring suburb of Kent Waters, she thinks her life is over. But then she finds where she belongs: at the reject table in the cafeteria, along with fellow misfits Brain Jayne, Theater Jane, and sporty Polly Jane. United by only two things--a shared name and frustration with the adults around them--the girls form a secret club dedicated to fighting suburban apathy with guerrilla works of art scattered around their small town. But for Main Jane, the group is more than simple teenaged rebellion; it's an act of survival. She's determined not to let fear rule her life like it does her parents' and neighbors' lives. Armed with her sketchbook and a mission of resistance, the PLAIN Janes are out to prove that passion, bravery, and a group of great friends can save anyone from the hell that is high school" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Cas
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Courtney Summers
Description: "Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo's sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there's more to the group than meets the eye. She's spent the last six years of her life trying―and failing―to prove it. When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its charismatic and mysterious leader, Lev Warren, he proposes a deal: if she can prove the worst of her suspicions about The Unity Project, she may expose them. If she can't, she must finally leave them alone. But as Lo delves deeper into The Project, the lives of its members, and spends more time with Lev, it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her―to the point she can no longer tell what's real or true. Lo never thought she could afford to believe in Lev Warren . . . but now she doesn't know if she can afford not to" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Sum
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Riyoko Ikeda, Mari Morimoto, Jeannie Lee
Description: "Oscar François de Jarjeyes is a young noblewoman raised as a son by her father. As commander of Marie Antoinette's palace guard, Oscar is brought face-to-face with the luxury of King Louis XVI’s court at Versailles. Joined by her servant André, Oscar is privy to the intrigue and deceit of France's last great royal regime. The Rose of Versailles, the queen of shojo manga, is available for the first time in English! This deluxe hardcover volume contains the first 22 chapters of Riyoko Ikeda’s historical fiction masterwork" --Cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Ike
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
J. N. Monk, Harry Bogosian
Description: "When Jo, a headstrong maintenance technician, makes an error that destabilizes her planet's core, she only knows one way to fix things: leaving her underground home for a trip to the planet's dangerous, unruly surface. Soon she's wandering through deserts, riding on the backs of giant beasts, and cutting deals with con artists and bounty hunters. Meanwhile, agents of the core are in hot pursuit. J. N. Monk and Harry Bogosian (co-creators of the web-comic StarHammer) present a wild outer-space fantasy about fixing your mistakes and the friends you meet along the way" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Mon
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 8, 2021
J. Elle
Description: "'Make a way out of no way' is just the way of life for Rue. But when her mother is shot dead on her doorstep, life for her and her younger sister changes forever. Rue's taken from her neighborhood by the father she never knew, forced to leave her little sister behind, and whisked away to Ghizon--a hidden island of magic wielders. Rue is the only half-god, half-human there, where leaders protect their magical powers at all costs and thrive on human suffering. Miserable and desperate to see her sister on the anniversary of their mother's death, Rue breaks Ghizon's sacred Do Not Leave Law and returns to Houston, only to discover that Black kids are being forced into crime and violence. And her sister, Tasha, is in danger of falling sway to the very forces that claimed their mother's life. Worse still, evidence mounts that the evil plaguing East Row is the same one that lurks in Ghizon--an evil that will stop at nothing until it has stolen everything from her and everyone she loves. Rue must embrace her true identity and wield the full magnitude of her ancestors' power to save her neighborhood before the gods burn it to the ground" -- Provided by Publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Kosoko Jackson
Description: "Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant. He's ready for his life to finally begin, until one night, when he passes out and wakes up somewhere totally unexpected...in 1969, where he connects with a magnetic boy named Michael. And then, just as suddenly as he arrived, he slips back to present-day Boston, where the family of his donor is waiting to explain that his new liver came with a side effect―the ability to time travel. And they've tasked their youngest son, Blake, with teaching Andre how to use his unexpected new gift. Andre splits his time bouncing between the past and future. Between Michael and Blake. Michael is everything Andre wishes he could be, and Blake, still reeling from the death of his brother, Andre's donor, keeps him at arm's length despite their obvious attraction to each other. Torn between two boys, one in the past and one in the present, Andre has to figure out where he belongs―and more importantly who he wants to be―before the consequences of jumping in time catch up to him and change his future for good" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Jac
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Halley Bondy, illustrated by Timothy Corbett
Description: Author Halley Bondy explores the aspects of emotions, comfort, and discomfort in sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations. Tween readers will learn about consent, harassment, abuse, and healthy boundaries in all types of relationships.
Call Number: YA 176.4 Bon
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 9, 2021
Amy R. Carpenter
Description: Psychotherapist and youth advocate Amy Carpenter provides all the information young adults need to lower risk (while still having fun!). Use the tools Amy provides to feel confident in public settings, whether on campus, at a party or a club, on a date or a night on the town.
Call Number: YA 305.42 Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 17, 2021
Emily Lauren Dick
Description: Packed with introspective questions and gorgeous, un-retouched photographs that display the bodies of real, everyday women aimed at teaching young women that every body is beautiful and happiness comes in all shapes and sizes.
Call Number: YA 306.461 Dic
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
Kezia Endsley
Description: This book addresses the hows and whys of coming out, as well as potential concerns teenagers may have--including how to know when you're ready to come out, who to tell first, and how to deal with unsupportive people. First-hand accounts from teenagers provide personal insight throughout.
Call Number: YA 306.766 End
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 19, 2021
Diane C. Taylor
Description: This book tells the story of one of the most tumultuous and important eras in American history through the lives of five major figures of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, and John Lewis. Hands-on activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources encourage readers ages 12 to 15 to explore how the work of these people sparked the passion of a nation and helped change the tide of social injustice in a way that reverberates to this day.
Call Number: YA 323.34 Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 22, 2021
Amy E. Cherrix
Description: Amy Cherrix chronicles the lesser-known rivalry between former Nazi-turned-U.S. Cold War scientist Wernher von Braun and Russian rocket designer Sergei Korolev, explaining how their controversial scientific achievements shaped human history.
Call Number: YA 629.45 Che
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 23, 2021
Sarah Baker
Description: Whatever your reason for exploring vegetarian cooking--your love of animals, reducing your carbon footprint, or the variety of health benefits--the Vegetarian Cookbook for Teens will show you that meatless cooking goes way beyond a life of sprouts and salads. Vegetarian cooking can be fun, easy, flavorful, and lead to a lifetime of wellness. This cookbook for teens is filled with delicious recipes that will help you gain confidence in the kitchen, regardless of experience, with step-by-step guidance. These delicious creations may even encourage your parents, siblings, and friends to move to more of a vegetarian lifestyle.
Call Number: YA 641.5636 Bak
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 1, 2021
Diane C. Taylor
Description: A collective biography about five musicians and groups at the height of their careers, whose passion and talent influenced the Civil Rights Movement. This book introduces readers aged 12 to 15 to the history of the Civil Rights Movement and explores the vital role that music played in the tumultuous period of American history of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. As protests, demonstrations, rallies, and new laws characterized the Civil Rights Movement and brought about change to the socially unjust systems of racial and gender oppression, music provided a soundtrack.
Call Number: YA 781.59 Tay
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 16, 2021
POPS the Club (Organization)
Description: In a collection of more than 150 original pieces created by members of POPS (Pain of the Prison System) the Club around the country, high-school students express their sorrow, confusion, anger, bewilderment, hopes, and dreams through poetry, essays, haiku, rap lyrics, drawings, paintings, photos, and collages. They tell stories that reflect different circumstances and experiences, but all reflect the pain of having an incarcerated parent, sibling, or loved one.
Call Number: YA 808.89 Dre
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 18, 2021
Deborah Hopkinson
Description: As WWII raged, millions of young Jewish people were caught up in the horrors of the Nazis' Final Solution. Many readers know of Hitler and the Nazi's genocidal campaign against European Jews and others. Yet so many of the individual stories remain buried in time. Of those who endured the Holocaust, some were caught by the Nazis and sent to concentration camps, some hid right under Hitler's nose, some were separated from their parents, some chose to fight back, some survived. This book allows the voices of Holocaust survivors to live on the page, recalling their persecution, survival, and resistance. It paints a moving and diverse portrait of the Jewish youth experience in Europe under the shadow of the Third Reich. This Holocaust history honors the courage of the victims, and reminds young readers that heroism begins with the ordinary, everyday feat of showing compassion toward our fellow citizens.
Call Number: YA 940.5318 Hop
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 17, 2021
Jeanne Theoharis, Brandy Colbert
Description: This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.
Call Number: YA B Par Parks, Rosa
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 11, 2021
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A Complicated Love Story Set In Space
Shaun David Hutchinson
YA FIC Hut
The Rose Of Versailles. 01
Riyoko Ikeda, Mari Morimoto, Jeannie Lee
YA FIC Ike
As Far As You'll Take Me
Phil Stamper
YA FIC Sta
Topside
J. N. Monk, Harry Bogosian
YA FIC Mon
Don't Tell A Soul
Kirsten Miller
YA FIC Mil
Wings Of Ebony
J. Elle
YA FIC Ell
Game Changer
Neal Shusterman
YA FIC Shu
Yesterday Is History
Kosoko Jackson
YA FIC Jac
Get A Clue
Tiffany Schmidt
YA FIC Sch
#Metoo And You : Everything You Need To Know About Consent, Boundaries, And More
Halley Bondy, illustrated by Timothy Corbett
YA 176.4 Bon
Ghosted In L.a. Volume One
Sina Grace, Siobhan (Illustrator) Keenan, Cathy Le, David C. Hopkins
YA FIC Gra
Be Strong, Be Wise : The Young Adult's Guide To Sexual Assault Awareness And Personal Safety
Amy R. Carpenter
YA 305.42 Car
Girl On The Line
Faith Gardner
YA FIC Gar
Body Positive : A Guide To Loving Your Body
Emily Lauren Dick
YA 306.461 Dic
Heavy Vinyl. Y2k-o!
Carly Usdin, Nina Vakueva, Irene Flores, Lea Caballero, Natalia Nesterenko
YA FIC Usd
Coming Out : Insights And Tips For Teenagers
Kezia Endsley
YA 306.766 End
If I Tell You The Truth
Jasmin Kaur
YA FIC Kau
Sitting In, Standing Up : Leaders Of The Civil Rights Era
Diane C. Taylor
YA 323.34 Tay
Our Dreams At Dusk = Shimanami Tasogare. Vol. 1
Yuhki Kamatani, Jocelyne Allen, Ysabet Reinhardt MacFarlane, Kaitlyn Wiley
YA FIC Kam
In The Shadow Of The Moon : America, Russia, And The Hidden History Of The Space Race
Amy E. Cherrix
YA 629.45 Che
Tales From The Hinterland
Melissa Albert, Jim Tierney
YA FIC Alb
Vegetarian Cookbook For Teens : 100 Fun Recipes To Cook Like A Pro
Sarah Baker
YA 641.5636 Bak
The Girls I've Been
Tess Sharpe
YA FIC Sha
Singing For Equality : Musicians Of The Civil Rights Era
Diane C. Taylor
YA 781.59 Tay
The Iron Raven
Julie Kagawa
YA FIC Kag
Dream Catchers : Pops The Club Anthology.
POPS the Club (Organization)
YA 808.89 Dre
The Life I'm In
Sharon G. Flake
YA FIC Fla
We Must Not Forget : Holocaust Stories Of Survival And Resistance
Deborah Hopkinson
YA 940.5318 Hop
The Plain Janes
Cecil Castellucci, Jim Rugg
YA FIC Cas
The Rebellious Life Of Mrs. Rosa Parks
Jeanne Theoharis, Brandy Colbert
YA B Par Parks, Rosa
The Project
Courtney Summers
YA FIC Sum