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Steven Barwin
Description: "Sixteen-year-old Angelo has moved to Toronto from the Philippines to join his mother, who has been living in Toronto and working as a nanny for most of Angelo's life. Adjusting to a new country isn't easy for Angelo with a new language, curfews, new rules, and pressure from a mom who seems like a stranger. But when Angelo's mother takes him to the Filipino Community Centre, he meets Marcus who has shared the same experience. At school, Marcus introduces Angelo to Felix and Darius. The boys quickly show Angelo how no one respects poor Filipino immigrants and lure him into running petty thefts as a way of evening the score. But when the group is faced with consequences will Angelo have the courage to go against his friends and set things right?" -- Back cover.
Call Number: YA FIC Bar
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2019
Koyoharu Gotoge, John (Translator) Werry, 1964- author Stan!
Description: "In Taisho-era Japan, Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted boy who makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life. Learning to destroy demons won’t be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another boy named Giyu, who seems to know what’s going on, might provide some answers—but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first!" -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Got
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 14, 2020
Eve L. Ewing, Luciano Vecchio, Kevin Libranda, artist Geoffo, Matt Milla
Description: "Riri Williams, the armored hero called Ironheart who took the comics world by storm, takes center stage! When a group of world leaders is held hostage by one of Spider-Man's old foes, Riri must step up her game. But she's thrown for a loop when an old acquaintance from back in Chicago re-enters her life! Now, Ironheart is caught between her need for independence and her obligations at M.I.T. -- and when an old friend is kidnapped, she needs to make some tough decisions! Luckily, Riri has a will of steel, a heart of iron ... and a brand-new A.I. system on her side! CHAMPIONS artist Kevin Libranda joins award-winning poet Eve L. Ewing, as Ironheart steps boldly out of Tony Stark's shadow to forge her own future!"--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Ewi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2020
S. M. Beiko
Description: "Roan Harken considers herself a typical high school student -- dead parents, an infected eyeball, and living in the house of her estranged, currently comatose grandmother (well, maybe not so typical) -- but she's uncovering the depth of the secrets her family left behind. Saved from the grasp of Death itself by a powerful fox spirit named Sil, Roan must harness mysterious ancient power ... and quickly. A snake-monster called Zabor lies in wait in the bed of the frozen Assiniboine River, hungry for the sacrifice of spirit-blood in exchange for keeping the flood waters at bay. Thrust onto an ancient battlefield, Roan soon realizes that to maintain the balance of the world, she will have to sacrifice more than her life in order to take her place as Scion of the Fox."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Bei
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
William (William Joseph) Alexander, Kurtis Scaletta, John Coy, Anne Ursu, Lynne Jonell
Description: "From the Dakota people who first inhabited the state to its generations of immigrants and today’s residents, Minnesota has long had a vibrant and unique storytelling tradition. A rich and often under appreciated part of this tradition is youth storytelling—a movement of which Minnesota is a national forerunner. Here, for the first time, two of the state’s beloved independent booksellers collect a wide array of short stories for young readers that pay homage to Minnesota's diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. Sky Blue Water celebrates young adult and intermediate fiction from some of Minnesota’s most beloved and award-winning authors to emerging talents and many more. With each turn of the page, every young reader will find a poignant and relatable story: tales of discovering hidden truths about one’s family, dealing with a difficult bully, and falling for the new kid who dresses like a cowboy, as well as settings from Rainy Lake to Lake Calhoun and time periods from Prohibition to the present day. Sky Blue Water features a Q&A between Minnesota classrooms and the contributing authors as well as curriculum materials for families, teachers, and students." -- amazon.com
Call Number: YA FIC Sky
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Mackenzi Lee, Mackenzi. Gentleman's guide to vice and virtue Lee
Description: Henry "Monty" Montague's epic grand tour may be over, but he and Percy are a freshly minted couple. They have been temporarily marooned on the island of Santorini, but the pressure to commit is throwing Monty off-balance. He has a history of believing he's not worthy of anything but casual affairs. When several clumsy attempts to seduce Percy go awry, Monty fears his dream of a future together is nothing but a foolish fantasy. -- adapted from front flap
Call Number: YA FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2019
Rachael L. Thomas
Description: Readers learn about the #NeverAgain movement, from the history of the right to bear arms to later efforts at gun control, legislation such as the Brady handgun Violence Protection Act and the implementation of background checks, to the school shootings at Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland and the creation of #neveragain.
Call Number: YA 363.33 Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 7, 2020
Jeffrey O. Bennett
Description: Provides information about global warming, discussing the science, the consequences, and the possible solutions.
Call Number: YA 363.7 Ben
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 6, 2020
Duchess Harris, Kristin Marciniak
Description: Examines how people who are transgender--who have a gender identity that doesn't match their sex assigned at birth--have experiences that are unique compared to those of the rest of the population.
Call Number: YA 306.768 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Diana (Diana E.) Kapp, illustrations by Bijou Karman
Description: Brief sketches, each accompanied by a drawing of the subject, profile women who are breaking career barriers this very second. Kapp starts each profile with a short Q&A, then covers the woman's inspirations, achievements, and plans for the future. She also provides DIY tips and must-know concepts to help readers create their own success stories.
Call Number: YA 338.092 Kap
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 7, 2020
Duchess Harris, Rebecca Rowell
Description: Growing Up LGBTQ explores what life is like for adolescents in the LGBTQ community, including topics like coming out, bullying and discrimination in school, and mental health. It also examines the creation of community and found family for LGBTQ people.
Call Number: YA 306.76 Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2020
Heather Pidcock-Reed
Description: For nearly 250 years, the United States has been a place of refuge for immigrants from war-torn or poverty stricken countries in order to create better lives for themselves and their families. The history of American immigration shows that these people and their descendants have contributed greatly to American society. However, immigrant groups have often had to overcome hostility and distrust as they assimilated into the United States. This book discusses some of the major issues of American immigration today.
Call Number: YA 304.8 Pid
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Amy C Rea
Description: Offers readers a compelling look into the lives, challenges, and successes of Muslim immigrants. Additional features include a Fast Facts page, a timeline, informative photo captions, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, additional resources for further study, and an index.
Call Number: YA 305.697 Rea
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 20, 2019
Michael E. Goodman
Description: A historical account of extreme weather events and climate patterns, including human events leading up to observable changes, the people involved in studying trends, and the lingering aftermath.
Call Number: YA 363.7387 Goo
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 13, 2020
Belinda H. Y. Chiu
Description: This work offers a method for minimizing and managing the untenable stress of the competitive college admissions process in the US. Given the current reality of the process, it introduces us to a more mindful approach to college admissions - one that is grounded in emotional intelligence and emphasizes resilience, wellbeing, and compassion.
Call Number: YA 378.161 Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
edited by Jessica Bennett
Description: A celebration of girlhood around the world. It provides an immersive look at what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood around the world and across cultures. The empowering and uniquely personal profiles give readers a rare glimpse at the realities and interest of their contemporaries around the globe.
Call Number: YA 305.2352 Thi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Sarah Mirk
Description: Readers learn the basics about sex, sexuality, human reproduction and development, birth control, gender identity, healthy communication, dating, relationships and break ups, the importance of consent, safety, body positivity and healthy lifestyles, and media myths.
Call Number: YA 306.7 Mir
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 15, 2020
Tanya Anderson
Description: The survival of giraffes in the wild in threatened. Between 1985 and 2015, the overall population of giraffes in the wild has plummeted by 40 percent. Anderson shows how climate change, illegal hunting, wars, habitat loss, and habitat fragmentation are the main threats to their survival, and suggests ways that readers can alert their community to the dangers facing Earth's tallest creature.
Call Number: YA 599.638 And
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 3, 2020
Amber J Keyser
Description: For most of human history, garments women wore under their clothes were hidden. Earliest underwear provided warmth and protection. Eventually, women's undergarments became complex structures designed to shape their bodies to fit the fashion ideals of the time. In the modern era, undergarments are out in the open, from designer corsets worn on stage to Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement on Instagram. This feminist exploration of women's underwear reveals the intimate role lingerie plays in defining women's bodies, sexuality, gender identity, and body image. It is a story of control and restraint but also female empowerment and self-expression.
Call Number: YA 687.22 Key
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 26, 2019
Aimee Clark
Description: Learn how STM concepts are behind ball play, from throwing a curveball to hitting the sweet spot on a bat or running the bases. All of these use the geometry of angles, the laws of physics, and technologically advanced engineering.
Call Number: YA 796.357 Cla
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 31, 2019
Jacqueline Havelka
Description: From dribbling and three-pointers to free throws and slam dunks, basketball is not only a game of athletic strength and skill, but also one of science and energy, angles and math, and high-tech engineering. There is science behind a player's best moves on the court and technology that is changing the game. Look for more books that connect STEM to other sports!
Call Number: YA 796.323 Hav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 2, 2020
Chris Riddell
Description: Curated by artist and writer Chris Riddell, Poems to Live Your Life By is an illustrated collection of the best poems for readers young and old to carry with them as they grow. The book includes works from both famous and lesser-known poets--from selections of Shakespeare's plays and sonnets to original poems by Neil Gaiman to lyrics to an indie rock song by Phoebe Bridgers. It is also divided into different thematic sections. It is the kind of book that readers can return to again and again at different moments in their life.
Call Number: YA 808.81 Poe
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 30, 2019
Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
Description: Discusses the history of Mexican immigration to the United States, including the reasons for immigration, the struggles faced, and how the culture influenced Americans.
Call Number: YA 973.0468 Hen
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 20, 2019
Akilah Hughes
Description: Comedian and activist Akilah Hughes shares everything about her journey from a childhood in the south to the big screen while dispensing invaluable big-sister-style advice to a generation of future YouTubers.
Call Number: YA B Hug Hughes, Akilah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 25, 2019
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Cold Grab
Steven Barwin
YA FIC Bar
Muslim Immigrants : In Their Shoes
Amy C Rea
YA 305.697 Rea
Demon Slayer : Kimetsu No Yaiba. 01, Cruelty
Koyoharu Gotoge, John (Translator) Werry, 1964- author Stan!
YA FIC Got
The Extreme Climate
Michael E. Goodman
YA 363.7387 Goo
Ironheart. Vol. 1, Those With Courage
Eve L. Ewing, Luciano Vecchio, Kevin Libranda, artist Geoffo, Matt Milla
YA FIC Ewi
The Mindful College Applicant : Cultivating Emotional Intelligence For The Admissions Process
Belinda H. Y. Chiu
YA 378.161 Chi
Scion Of The Fox
S. M. Beiko
YA FIC Bei
This Is 18
edited by Jessica Bennett
YA 305.2352 Thi
Sky Blue Water : Great Stories For Young Readers
William (William Joseph) Alexander, Kurtis Scaletta, John Coy, Anne Ursu, Lynne Jonell
YA FIC Sky
You Do You : Figuring Out Your Body, Dating, And Sexuality
Sarah Mirk
YA 306.7 Mir
The Gentleman's Guide To Getting Lucky
Mackenzi Lee, Mackenzi. Gentleman's guide to vice and virtue Lee
YA FIC Lee
Giraffe Extinction : Using Science And Technology To Save The Gentle Giants
Tanya Anderson
YA 599.638 And
#Neveragain : Preventing Gun Violence
Rachael L. Thomas
YA 363.33 Tho
Underneath It All : A History Of Women's Underwear
Amber J Keyser
YA 687.22 Key
A Global Warming Primer : Answering Your Questions About The Science, The Consequences, And The Solutions
Jeffrey O. Bennett
YA 363.7 Ben
STEM In Baseball & Softball
Aimee Clark
YA 796.357 Cla
Being Transgender In America
Duchess Harris, Kristin Marciniak
YA 306.768 Har
Stem In Basketball
Jacqueline Havelka
YA 796.323 Hav
Girls Who Run The World : 31 Ceos Who Mean Business
Diana (Diana E.) Kapp, illustrations by Bijou Karman
YA 338.092 Kap
Poems To Live Your Life By
Chris Riddell
YA 808.81 Poe
Growing Up Lgbtq
Duchess Harris, Rebecca Rowell
YA 306.76 Har
Mexican Immigrants : In Their Shoes
Cynthia Kennedy Henzel
YA 973.0468 Hen
Immigration
Heather Pidcock-Reed
YA 304.8 Pid
Obviously : Stories From My Timeline
Akilah Hughes
YA B Hug Hughes, Akilah