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Jeff VanderMeer, Jeremy Zerfoss
Description: "Jonathan Lambshead stands to inherit his deceased grandfather’s overstuffed mansion―a veritable cabinet of curiosities―once he and two schoolmates catalog its contents. But the three soon discover that the house is filled with far more than just oddities: It holds clues linking to an alt-Earth called Aurora, where the notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley has stormed back to life on a magic-fueled rampage across a surreal, through-the-looking-glass version of Europe replete with talking animals (and vegetables). Swept into encounters with allies more unpredictable than enemies, Jonathan pieces together his destiny as a member of a secret society devoted to keeping our world separate from Aurora. But as the ground shifts and allegiances change with every step, he and his friends sink ever deeper into a deadly pursuit of the profound evil that is also chasing after them" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Van
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Myriad Augustine
Description: A new, bigger school gives Alvin the chance to start over -- and to finally fit in when he finds the school's gay community. But when his new friends discover that Alvin has never actually been with a guy, they make it their mission to hook him up with the right one. They identify three of the most eligible guys in school and start a plan to set Alvin up with each of them. First there's Allistair, a boy with strong ambitions to become a gay leader in politics. Second is Rowan, a trans boy who mysteriously misses classes. Third is Jesse, the popular rich kid known for wild parties and breaking hearts. But the closer Alvin gets to being physical with someone, the more he's uncertain that this is for him and he begins to wonder if he's asexual. Can Alvin find the love that's right for him?-- Adapted from publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC Aug
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Paige McKenzie, Nancy Ohlin
Description: "New girl and secret witch Iris just wants to get through her first day of school without a panic attack. The last thing she expects is to be taken in by a coven of three witches--soft-spoken Greta, thoughtful and musical Ridley, and fiery and spirited Binx. They may be the first witches Iris has met IRL, but their coven is not alone in their small northwestern town. The Triad is the other coven at their school. When the Triad's not using spells to punish their exes or break up happy couples for fun, they practice dark magic. When tragedy strikes and one of their own is murdered, the rival covens must band together to find out who is responsible before it's too late" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC McK
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Finola Austin
Description: "Yorkshire, 1843: Lydia Robinson—mistress of Thorp Green Hall—has lost her precious young daughter and her mother within the same year. She returns to her bleak home, grief-stricken and unmoored. With her teenage daughters rebelling, her testy mother-in-law scrutinizing her every move, and her marriage grown cold, Lydia is restless and yearning for something more. All of that changes with the arrival of her son’s tutor, Branwell Brontë, brother of her daughters’ governess, Miss Anne Brontë and those other writerly sisters, Charlotte and Emily. Branwell has his own demons to contend with—including living up to the ideals of his intelligent family—but his presence is a breath of fresh air for Lydia. Handsome, passionate, and uninhibited by social conventions, he’s also twenty-five to her forty-three. A love of poetry, music, and theatre bring mistress and tutor together, and Branwell’s colorful tales of his sisters’ elaborate play-acting and made-up worlds form the backdrop for seduction. But Lydia’s new taste of passion comes with consequences. As Branwell’s inner turmoil rises to the surface, his behavior grows erratic and dangerous, and whispers of their passionate relationship spout from her servants’ lips, reaching all three protective Brontë sisters. Soon, it falls on Lydia to save not just her reputation, but her way of life, before those clever girls reveal all her secrets in their novels" --Amazon.
Call Number: FIC Aus
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2020
Jennifer De Leon
Description: "Liliana Cruz is a hitting a wall—or rather, walls. There’s the wall her mom has put up ever since Liliana’s dad left—again. There’s the wall that delineates Liliana’s diverse inner-city Boston neighborhood from Westburg, the wealthy—and white—suburban high school she’s just been accepted into. And there’s the wall Liliana creates within herself, because to survive at Westburg, she can’t just lighten up, she has to whiten up. So what if she changes her name? So what if she changes the way she talks? So what if she’s seeing her neighborhood in a different way? But then light is shed on some hard truths: It isn’t that her father doesn’t want to come home—he can’t...and her whole family is in jeopardy. And when racial tensions at school reach a fever pitch, the walls that divide feel insurmountable. But a wall isn’t always a barrier. It can be a foundation for something better. And Liliana must choose: Use this foundation as a platform to speak her truth, or risk crumbling under its weight" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC De L
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2020
Carl Deuker
Description: Lazarus "Laz" Weathers has always been shy, and his issue with stuttering when he speaks hasn't helped. Stuck in a Seattle trailer park, Laz finds baseball helps him escape from the world of poverty and drugs. When he gets an opportunity to pitch for the rich kids across town, he has a chance to get drafted by the major leagues. But playing for the other team means leaving behind his family, including Antonio, Laz's younger brother, who more and more, seems to be drawn to the dark world of the Jet City's drug ring. Now Laz will have to choose between being the star pitcher he always dreamed of becoming and the team player his family needs. -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Deu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Nicole Melleby
Description: "Introducing Brie Hutchens: soap opera super fan, aspiring actor, and so-so student at her small Catholic school. Brie has big plans for eighth grade. She’s going to be the star of the school play and convince her parents to let her go to the performing arts high school. But when Brie’s mom walks in on her accidentally looking at some possibly inappropriate photos of her favorite actress, Brie panics and blurts out that she’s been chosen to crown the Mary statue during her school’s May Crowning ceremony. Brie’s mom is distracted with pride—but Brie’s in big trouble: she has not been chosen. No one has, yet. Worse, Brie has almost no chance to get the job, which always goes to a top student. Desperate to make her lie become truth, Brie turns to Kennedy, the girl everyone expects to crown Mary. But sometimes just looking at Kennedy gives Brie butterflies. Juggling her confusing feelings with the rapidly approaching May Crowning, not to mention her hilarious non-star turn in the school play, Brie navigates truth and lies, expectations and identity, and how to—finally—make her mother really see her as she is" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Mel
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Romina Garber
Description: "Manuela Azul has been crammed into an existence that feels too small for her. As an undocumented immigrant who's on the run from her father's Argentine crime-family, Manu is confined to a small apartment and a small life in Miami, Florida. Until Manu's protective bubble is shattered. Her surrogate grandmother is attacked, lifelong lies are exposed, and her mother is arrested by ICE. Without a home, without answers, and finally without shackles, Manu investigates the only clue she has about her past―a mysterious 'Z' emblem―which leads her to a secret world buried within our own. A world connected to her dead father and his criminal past. A world straight out of Argentine folklore, where the seventh consecutive daughter is born a bruja and the seventh consecutive son is a lobizón, a werewolf. A world where her unusual eyes allow her to belong. As Manu uncovers her own story and traces her real heritage all the way back to a cursed city in Argentina, she learns it's not just her U.S. residency that's illegal....it’s her entire existence" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Gar
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Erin Hahn
Description: Growing up under his punk rocker dad's spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn't in front of a crowd, it's on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that's not Luke's only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell. Vada's got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom's boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil's music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley's prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor's summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out of this world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?" -- Publisher's description.
Call Number: YA FIC Hah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Laura Zimmermann
Description: "If Greer Walsh could only live inside her head, life would be easier. She’d be able to focus on excelling at math or negotiating peace talks between her best friend and . . . everyone else. She wouldn’t spend any time worrying about being the only Kennedy High student whose breasts are bigger than her head. But you can’t play volleyball inside your head. Or go to the pool. Or have confusingly date-like encounters with the charming new boy. You need an actual body for all of those things. And Greer is entirely uncomfortable in hers" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Zim
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Caleb Roehrig
Description: "The only thing August Pfeiffer hates more than algebra is living in a vampire town. Located at a nexus of mystical energy fields, Fulton Heights is practically an electromagnet for supernatural drama. And when a mysterious (and annoyingly hot) vampire boy arrives with a cryptic warning, Auggie suddenly finds himself at the center of it. An ancient and terrible power is returning to the earthly realm, and somehow Auggie seems to be the only one who can stop it" --Amazon.
Call Number: YA FIC Roe
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 8, 2020
Kathryn Ormsbee
Description: "Time changes things. That painful fact of life couldn’t be truer for the Sullivan sisters. Once, they used to be close, sharing secrets inside homemade blanket castles. Now, life in the Sullivan house means closed doors and secrets left untold. Fourteen-year-old Murphy, an aspiring magician, is shocked by the death of Siegfried, her pet turtle. Seventeen-year-old Claire is bound for better things than her Oregonian hometown—until she receives a crushing rejection from her dream college. And eighteen-year-old Eileen is nursing a growing addiction in the wake of life-altering news. Then, days before Christmas, a letter arrives, informing the sisters of a dead uncle and an inheritance they knew nothing about. The news forces them to band together in the face of a sinister family mystery...and, possibly, murder" --Amazon.com.
Call Number: YA FIC Orm
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Intisar Khanani
Description: Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she's betrothed to the powerful Prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future. When a mysterious sorceress robs her of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes on the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl. But Alyrra uncovers dangerous secrets about her new world, including a threat to the prince himself, she knows she can’t remain silent forever. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds, and ultimately must decide who she is and what she stands for. --Adapted from jacket.
Call Number: YA FIC Kha
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 26, 2020
Rachel Lynn Solomon
Description: "It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis one last time. When Neil is named valedictorian, Rowan has only one chance at victory: Howl, a senior class game that takes them all over Seattle, a farewell tour of the city she loves. But after learning a group of seniors is out to get them, she and Neil reluctantly decide to team up until they’re the last players left—and then they’ll destroy each other. As Rowan spends more time with Neil, she realizes he’s much more than the awkward linguistics nerd she’s sparred with for the past four years. And, perhaps, this boy she claims to despise might actually be the boy of her dreams" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Sol
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Bridget Liang
Description: "Logan Osborne knows he likes boys, but has not come out to his family or at school, and no one knows that he likes to sometimes wear girls' clothes and makeup. When he starts at a school for the arts he finds a wider range of gender and orientation being accepted. Logan is attracted to Kyle, who has gay dads. But Kyle is straight. Logan finds he doesn't like the way gay boys treat him, and a disturbing hookup with a boy who is fetishistic about Logan's half-Asian background makes Logan even more confused about what he wants and who he is. Encouraged and supported by his friends at school, Logan experiments with nail polish and more feminine clothes in public. Logan begins questioning his gender and decides to use they pronouns while trying to figure things out. Logan meets a classmate's chosen mother, who is a transgender Chinese woman, and begins to come to terms with their gender identity. Realizing they are not a gay boy, but a transgender girl, Logan asks for people to call them Veronica. As a girl, does Veronica stand a chance with Kyle?" -- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lia
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 9, 2020
Donna Freitas
Description: What this book IS: A journey into the Big Questions that will turn you into a thinking person about sex and consent, with the ability to wrestle towards the answers that work for YOU and continue to wrestle towards them for the rest of your life. No matter your sexuality, gender, religion, or race. What could be more essential?
Call Number: YA 176.4 Fre
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2020
Leigh Finke
Description: Are you LGBTQ+? Not sure? Whether you're queer or questioning, understanding sexuality and gender identity can be confusing. And if you're a Christian, questions of identity can be even scarier. Is there something wrong with you? Will your friends accept you? When should you tell your family? What about church? This guide for LGBTQ+ Christian teens has answers with insight and support from a group of LGBTQ+ professionals, as well as testimonies from young adult queer Christian who've recently been exactly where you are. Here you'll hear the good news: God loves you exactly as you are. No matter your identity or where in your journey of self-discovery you find yourself, you got this.
Call Number: YA 248.83 Fin
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 31, 2020
edited by Kelly Jensen
Description: Thirty-seven contributors--including model Tyra Banks, gymnast Aly Raisman, and YA authors--explore the world in their unique bodies through essays, lists, comics, and art.
Call Number: YA 306.4613 Bod
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 16, 2020
Linda Barrett Osborne
Description: This book explores the essential and basic American ideal of freedom of the press. Allowing the American press to publish--even if what they're reporting is contentious--without previous censure or interference by the federal government was so important to the Founding Fathers that they placed a guarantee in the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. From the American Revolution to the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement to Obama's and Trump's presidencies, Linda Barrett Osborne shows how freedom of the press has played an essential role in the growth of this nation, allowing democracy to flourish.
Call Number: YA 323.445 Osb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
Caitlin Donohue, Briana Arrington, illustrator
Description: Each of the forty-four women profiled in this illustrated YA book demonstrates how women are capable of political and community leadership and activism. Readers will be inspired to pursue their own goals of social change.
Call Number: YA 320.082 Don
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 27, 2020
Joseph Ciarrochi, Louise L. Hayes, Katharine Hall (Illustrator)
Description: Louise Hayes and Joseph Ciarrochi show teens how to face common daily challenges--including bullying; feeling lonely, depressed, or anxious; failing school; and achieving peak performance in sports. With this fun and illustrated guide, teen readers will find solid and actionable skills to help them overcome these challenges, increase psychological flexibility, and achieve their goals.
Call Number: YA 305.235 Cia
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 17, 2020
Elizabeth Rusch
Description: About earth movement and plate tectonics, and the possibility of earthquakes at the Cascadia Subduction Zone, an area between British Columbia and northern California.
Call Number: YA 551.22 Rus
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 1, 2020
Sophia Thakur
Description: Performance poet Sophia Thakur takes you on an intimate journey through love, loss, sacrifice, and self-discovery. In four parts--titled Grow, Wait, Break, and Grow Again--she shares her raw self and gives voice to experiences that connect people, inspiring readers to explore the tendencies of the heart.
Call Number: YA 811 Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 10, 2020
Marc Aronson, Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Description: Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti, along with ten nonfiction authors, explore the tumultuous year of 1789 when rights and freedoms collided with enslavement and domination, and the future of humanity seemed to be at stake. Some events and actors are familiar; others may be less so. But every chapter brings fresh perspectives on the debates of the time, inviting readers to experience the passions of the past and ask new questions of today.
Call Number: YA 909.7 Nin
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 18, 2020
Catherine Reef
Description: Reef follows the transformation of a girl of humble origins, born to a courtesan, into a fabulously talented, wealthy, and beloved icon. Sarah Bernhardt is still considered to be one of the greatest performers of all time. Boldly unconventional, extravagantly eccentric and unapologetically promiscuous, Bernhardt-- the divine Sarah-- was the global superstar of the 1800s-- and perhaps one of the greatest performers of all time.
Call Number: YA B Ber Bernhardt, Sarah
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 24, 2020
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A Peculiar Peril
Jeff VanderMeer, Jeremy Zerfoss
YA FIC Van
Today Tonight Tomorrow
Rachel Lynn Solomon
YA FIC Sol
Ace Of Hearts
Myriad Augustine
YA FIC Aug
What Makes You Beautiful
Bridget Liang
YA FIC Lia
B*witch
Paige McKenzie, Nancy Ohlin
YA FIC McK
The Big Questions Book Of Sex And Consent
Donna Freitas
YA 176.4 Fre
Brontë's Mistress : A Novel
Finola Austin
FIC Aus
Queerfully And Wonderfully Made : A Guide For Lgbtq+ Christian Teens
Leigh Finke
YA 248.83 Fin
Don't Ask Me Where I'm From
Jennifer De Leon
YA FIC De L
Body Talk : 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy
edited by Kelly Jensen
YA 306.4613 Bod
Golden Arm
Carl Deuker
YA FIC Deu
Guardians Of Liberty : Freedom Of The Press And The Nature Of News
Linda Barrett Osborne
YA 323.445 Osb
In The Role Of Brie Hutchens...
Nicole Melleby
YA FIC Mel
She Represents : 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics ... And The World
Caitlin Donohue, Briana Arrington, illustrator
YA 320.082 Don
Lobizona
Romina Garber
YA FIC Gar
Your Life, Your Way : Skills To Help Teens Manage Emotions And Build Resilience
Joseph Ciarrochi, Louise L. Hayes, Katharine Hall (Illustrator)
YA 305.235 Cia
More Than Maybe
Erin Hahn
YA FIC Hah
The Big One : The Cascadia Earthquakes And The Science Of Saving Lives
Elizabeth Rusch
YA 551.22 Rus
My Eyes Are Up Here
Laura Zimmermann
YA FIC Zim
Somebody Give This Heart A Pen
Sophia Thakur
YA 811 Tha
The Fell Of Dark
Caleb Roehrig
YA FIC Roe
1789 : Twelve Authors Explore A Year Of Rebellion, Revolution, And Change
Marc Aronson, Susan Campbell Bartoletti
YA 909.7 Nin
The Sullivan Sisters
Kathryn Ormsbee
YA FIC Orm
Sarah Bernhardt : The Divine And Dazzling Life Of The World's First Superstar
Catherine Reef
YA B Ber Bernhardt, Sarah
Thorn
Intisar Khanani
YA FIC Kha