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January 2018

 

  • Brockenbrough, Martha. Alexander Hamilton, revolutionary. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.

    Looks at the life of American statesman, lawmaker, writer of the Federalist Papers, and first secretary of treasury under George Washington, Alexander Hamilton.

  • Mabry, Samantha. All the wind in the world. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Young Readers, 2017.

    “Working in the maguey fields of the Southwest, Sarah Jac and James are in love but forced to start over on a ranch that is possibly cursed where the delicate balance in their relationship begins to give way”–Provided by publisher.

  • Blakeslee, Nate, 1970-. American wolf : a true story of survival and obsession in the West. 1st ed. New York : Crown, [2017].

    The story of the rise of a Yellowstone wolf, and what her life and death and death tell us about the struggle for the American West–Provided by publisher.

  • Gillman, Melanie. As the crow flies. [U.S.?] : Iron Circus Comics, [2017].

    “A … [gay] black teenager finds herself stranded in a dangerous and unfamiliar place: an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp”–Amazon.com.

  • Demetrios, Heather. Bad romance. 1st ed.–2017. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2017.

    “When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape”–Provided by publisher.

  • Boyle, Greg. Barking to the choir : the power of radical kinship. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

  • Arden, Katherine. The bear and the nightingale : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Del Rey, [2017].

    “At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow taller than houses. But Vasilisa doesn’t mind–she spends the winter nights huddled around the embers of a fire with her beloved siblings, listening to her nurse’s fairy tales. Above all, she loves the chilling story of Frost, the blue-eyed winter demon, who appears in the frigid night to claim unwary souls. Wise Russians fear him, her nurse says, and honor the spirits of house and yard and forest that protect their homes from evil. After Vasilisa’smother dies, her father goes to Moscow and brings home a new wife. Fiercely devout, city-bred, Vasilisa’s new stepmother forbids her family from honoring the household spirits. The family acquiesces, but Vasilisa is frightened, sensing that more hinges upon their rituals than anyone knows. And indeed, crops begin to fail, evil creatures of the forest creep nearer, and misfortune stalks the village. All the while, Vasilisa’s stepmother grows ever harsher in her determination to groom her rebellious stepdaughter for marriage or confinement in a convent. As danger circles nearer, Vasilisa must defy even the people she loves and call on dangerous gifts she has long concealed–this, in order to protect her family from a threat that seems to have stepped from her nurse’s most frightening tales”– Provided by publisher.

  • Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947-. Becoming Kareem : growing up on and off the court. 1st ed.: November 2017. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2017.

    “An autobiography about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he’s known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change”–Provided by publisher.

  • Bray, Libba. Before the devil breaks you. 1st ed.: October 2017. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2017.

    The Diviners face ghosts that are haunting an asylum and wreaking havoc all over New York City, forgotten ones with dangerous ties to the King of Crows.

  • Pullman, Philip, 1946-. La Belle Sauvage. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017].

    “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.”–OCLC.

  • Mayhew, Julie. The big lie. 1st U.S. ed. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2017.

    In an alternate-world modern England under Nazi rule, sheltered teen Jessika Keller questions what it means to be good when she develops an attraction for her best friend, Clementine, an outspoken, radical girl who has drawn the attention of the Nazi regime.

  • Gladstone, Max. Bookburners. 1st Saga Press pbk. ed. January 2017. New York : Saga Press/Serial Box, 2017.

    “Magic is real, and hungry. It’s trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. She joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad–Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum–and together they stand between humanity and the magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label”–Amazon.com.

  • Sanderson, Brandon. Calamity. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, [2016].

    David prepares for a confrontation against the High Epic to help his friend, Prof, achieve redemption and embrace his destiny.

  • Sanderson, Brandon. Calamity. 1st Ember ed. 2016. New York : Ember, 2016.

    “David prepares for a confrontation against the High Epic to help his friend, Prof, achieve redemption and embrace his destiny”–OCLC.

  • Tamani, Liara. Calling my name. 1st ed. New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

    “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”–.

  • McIntire, Mike. Champions way : football, Florida, and the lost soul of college sports. 1st ed. New York : W. W. Norton & Co., [2017].

    “Chronicles the rise of the multibillion dollar college sports empire through the experience of the Florida State Seminoles, discussing how ethical and legal compromises undermine the academic missions of universities.”–Provided by publisher.

  • Cohen, Rich. The Chicago Cubs : story of a curse. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

    Rich Cohen reflects on his obsession with the Chicago Cubs, beginning in his youth, and his quest to discover the root cause of the Billy Goat curse, as he journeys on the road with the team for answers to the team’s 71-year-old losing streak.

  • CLAMP (Mangaka group ). Chobits. English ed., 1st ed. Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Manga, 2010.

    Hideki finds a “persocom”–a personal computer shaped like an attractive, female android–seemingly discarded in an alley and takes it home, hoping to reactivate it. While he tries to teach “Chi” how to get along in the everyday world, he and his friends attempt to solve the mystery of her origins.

  • McGrody, Ellen. Coping with gender dysphoria. 1st ed. New York, NY : The Rosen Pub. Group, Inc., 2018.

    Understanding gender dysphoria — Gender presentation — Medical care — Combatting transphobia and cissexism — Dysphoria and mental health — Connection, communities, and relationships. “Discusses the challenges of living with gender dysphoria, offering young adult readers resources and strategies for coping in different contexts: at home, at school, out in public, and in seeking medical care. Each chapter defines relevant terms, shares relatable anecdotes, and features easy-to-read informational sidebars, addressing the experiences and needs of youth with a variety of gender identities and social locations”–Provided by publisher.

  • Bolden, Tonya. Crossing Ebenezer Creek. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

    Freed from slavery, Mariah and her young brother Zeke join Sherman’s march through Georgia, where Mariah meets a free black named Caleb and dares to imagine the possibility of true love, but hope can come at a cost.

  • Shanley, John Patrick. Doubt : a parable. New ed. New York : Theatre Communications Group, 2008.

    Presents a play set in the Bronx in 1964 about a nun, Sister Aloysius, who suspects that Father Flynn has more than a casual interest in the school’s first African-American student.

  • Stevens, Courtney C. Dress codes for small towns. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

    “As the tomboy daughter of the town’s preacher, Billie McCaffrey has always struggled with fitting the mold of what everyone says she should be. She’d rather wear sweats, build furniture, and get into trouble with her solid group of friends: Woods, Mash, Davey, Fifty, and Janie Lee. But when Janie Lee confesses to Billie that she’s in love with Woods, Billie’s filled with a nagging sadness as she realizes that she is also in love with Woods–and maybe with Janie Lee, too. Always considered “one of the guys,” Billie doesn’t want anyone slapping a label on her sexuality before she can understand it herself. So she keeps her conflicting feelings to herself, for fear of ruining the group dynamic. Except it’s not just about keeping the peace, it’s about understanding love on her terms–this thing that has always been defined as a boy and a girl falling in love and living happily ever after. For Billie–a box-defying dynamo–it’s not that simple”–Amazon.com.

  • Yolen, Jane. The emerald circus. 1st ed.: 2017. San Francisco : Tachyon, 2017.

    A collection of short stories by Jane Yolen featuring beloved characters, literary legends, and much more.

  • Rogerson, Margaret. An enchantment of ravens. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2017].

    “Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron–Rook, the autumn prince–she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes–a weakness that could cost him his life”–Amazon.

  • Kullab, Samya. Escape from Syria. Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2017.

    “A fictionalized account of a family fleeing war-torn Syria after their home in Aleppo is destroyed. They endure wretched refugee camps, ocean crossings, swindlers–all to find safety in the West.”–.

  • Levinson, Cynthia. Fault lines in the constitution : the framers, their fights, and the flaws that affect us today. 1st ed. Atlanta, Ga. : Peachtree Publishers, [2017].

    It takes two to tango (bicameralism) — Big states, little say (the senate) — Delete! (presidential veto) — Majority rules, except when it doesn’t (supermajority rules) — How to cherry-pick voters (gerrymandering) — Taxation without representation (the district of columbia) — “I’ll just do it myself!: : “oh, no, you won’t” (direct democracy) — Who can vote? how do you know? (voting rights) — Who gets to represent you? (restrictions on running for congress) — Who gets a shot at the oval office? (restrictions on running for president) — Time’s up! (presidential term limits) — The college with no courses or credits (the electoral college) — Knock, knock. is anybody there? (continuity in government) — The president and vice president have left the building (presidential succession) — January 20th : the duck’s in charge (inauguration day) — At war (emergency powers) — At war with bugs (habeas corpus) — We can change it, right? (amending the constitution) — Grading the constitution — Now what? — Post-amble. Looks at the history of the writing of the United States Constitution, discussing that the nation is still suffering from the consequences of disputes and decisions made in 1787, as the new government was being created.

  • Pitman, Gayle E. Feminism from A to Z. Washington, D.C. : Magination Press, [2017].

    “An alphabetical primer on feminism examines twenty-six topics of feminist theory, from family life and intersectionality to violence and literacy, and includes call-to-action exercises in for each topic”–OCLC.

  • Feral youth. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.

    Follows ten teens who are left alone in the wilderness amid a three-day survival test.

  • Montillo, Roseanne. Fire on the track : Betty Robinson and the triumph of the early Olympic women. 1st ed. New York : Crown, [2017].

    “A group portrait of the female track stars who won gold at the Olympics–in 1928, 1932, and 1936–breaking barriers for female athletes and overcoming personal odds”–Provided by publisher.

  • Doughty, Caitlin. From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2017].

    Describes death customs and rituals from around the world, exploring how they compare to the impersonal American system and how mourners respond best when they participate in caring for the deceased.

  • Ludwig, Benjamin, 1974-. Ginny Moon. Don Mills, Ont. : Park Row Books, [2017].

    “Meet Ginny Moon. She’s mostly your average teenager– sheplays flute in the high school band, has weekly basketball practice, and reads Robert Frost poems in English class. But Ginny is autistic. And so what’s important to her might seem a bit-different: starting every day with exactly nine grapes for breakfast, Michael Jackson, her baby doll, and crafting a secret plan of escape. After being traumatically taken from her abusive birth mother and moved around to different homes, Ginny has finally found her ‘forever home’– a safe place with parents who will love and nurture her. This is exactly what all foster kids are hoping for, right? But Ginny has other plans. She’ll steal and lie and exploit the good intentions of those who love her-anything it takes to get back what’s missing in her life. She’ll even try to get herself kidnapped”–Jacket flap.

  • Nelson, Blake, 1965-. Girl. This Simon Pulse pbk. ed. June 2017. New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.

    Andrea Marr is a typical Portland teenager who goes to the mall until she joins a rock band and becomes involved in the underground rock scene, but she soon learns she has to choose between conformity or rebellion.

  • Bashardoust, Melissa. Girls made of snow and glass. 1st ed.: September 2017. New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.

    “At sixteen, Mina’s mother is dead, her magician father is vicious, and her silent heart has never beat with love for anyone–has never beat at all, in fact, but she’d always thought that fact normal. She never guessed that her father cut out her heart and replaced it with one of glass. When she moves to Whitespring Castle and sees its king for the first time, Mina forms a plan: win the king’s heart with her beauty, become queen, and finally know love. The only catch is that she’ll have to become a stepmother. Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do–and who to be–to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.”–Provided by publisher.

  • Frankel, Laurie. Goodbye for now : a novel. 1st Anchor Bks. ed., May 2013. New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2013.

    Creating an algorithm to improve his internet dating employer’s match success rate only to be fired for being too effective, Sam Elliot develops a computer program that creates compelling human simulations that allow people to say final goodbyes to lost loved ones.

  • Butler, Nickolas. The hearts of men : a novel. 1st ed. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

    A scarred Vietnam veteran and successful businessman reflects on his teen years as a social outcast and friend to a popular youth during a summer camp reunion marked by selflessness and an unthinkable event involving his friend’s family members.

  • Here we are : feminism for the real world. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin, 2017.

    A collection of essays and illustrations from 44 writers reflecting on what feminism means to them, from body positivityto intersectionality.

  • White, Nick, 1985-. How to survive a summer. New York, N.Y. : Blue Rider Press, [2017].

    “A debut novel centering around a gay conversion camp in Mississippi, and a man’s reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen”–Provided by publisher.

  • Sánchez, Erika L. I am not your perfect Mexican daughter. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017].

    “Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed”–OCLC.

  • Hopper, Laura. I never. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

    After learning that her seemingly-happy parents are separating, and that a popular senior is interested in her, seventeen-year-old Janey King’s priorities shift from track, school, friends, and family to something more.

  • Harris, Chris, 1970-. I’m just no good at rhyming and other nonsense for mischievous kids and immature grown-ups. 1st ed.: September 2017. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2017.

    “An illustrated collection of comically irreverent rhyming poems for readers of all ages, ranging in topic from avocados and anacondas to zombies and zebras (dressed like ghosts)”–Provided by publisher.

  • Reyl, Hilary. Kids like us. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.

    Tells the story of “… a teenage boy on the autism spectrum who learns he is capable of love”–Provided by publisher.

  • Cameron, Sharon, 1970-. The Knowing. 1st ed., October 2017. New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.

    “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”–Provided by publisher.

  • Bardugo, Leigh. The language of thorns : midnight tales and dangerous magic. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Imprint, 2017.

    “A collection of six short stories that transports readers to familiar and strange magical lands with haunted towns, hungry woods, talking beasts, and gingerbread golems”–OCLC.

  • Griffin, Emily Ziff. Light years. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. September 2017. New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.

    “As a mysterious virus infects the world’s population, a girl embarks on a quest to find a cure”–Provided by publisher.

  • Ng, Celeste. Little fires everywhere. New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

    “In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned–from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren–an enigmatic artist and single mother–who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs”–Jacket flap.

  • Peters, Julie Anne. Luna : a novel. 1st pbk. ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2005.

    Fifteen-year-old Regan’s life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam’s transsexuality a secret, changes when Liam decides to start the process of “transitioning” by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was born in a boy’s body.

  • Borders, Ila Jane, 1975-. Making my pitch : a woman’s baseball odyssey. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2017].

    Ila Jane Borders tells the story of becoming a little league prodigy and MVP of her all-male middle school and high school teams, and later,as being the first woman to win a complete men’s collegiate game.

  • Lord, Emery. The names they gave us. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

    When her perfectly planned summer of quality time with her parents, her serious boyfriend, and her Bible camp unravels and long-hidden family secrets emerge, Lucy must figure out what she is made of and what grace really means.

  • #notyourprincess : voices of Native American Women. Toronto : Annick Press, [2017?].

    “… an eclectic 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.”–Provided by publisher.

  • Reed, Amy Lynn. The nowhere girls. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. October 2017. New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.

    “Three misfit girls come together to avenge the rape of a girl none of them knew and in the process start a movement that transforms the lives of everyone around them”–Provided by publisher.

  • Walters, Eric, 1957-. Overdrive. Custer, WA : Orca Books Publishers, c2004.

    When two kids get into a horrible traffic accident, they realize that serious events, such as high speed collisions, change life forever.

  • Heathfield, Lisa, author. Paper butterflies. First American edition.

    June is physically and emotionally abused by her stepmother, and the only person June feels safe telling is her friend Blister, who helps her believe she can escape her nightmare situation, but when a shocking tragedy occurs June finds herself trapped, potentially forever.

  • Findakly, Brigitte. Poppies of Iraq. 1st ed.: September 2017. [Montreal, Quebec] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2017.

    “… Brigitte Findalky [shares] memories of her middle class childhood [in Iraq] touching on cultural practices, the education system, Saddam Hussein’s state control, and her family’s history as Orthodox Christians in the arab world … Signs of an oppressive regime permeate a seemingly normal life: magazines arrive edited by customs; the color red is banned after the execution of General Kassim; Baathist militiamen are publicly hanged and school kids are bussed past them to bear witness. As conditions in Mosul worsen over her childhood, Brigitte’s father is always hopeful that life in Iraq will return to being secular and prosperous. The family eventually feels compelled to move to Paris, however, where Brigitte finds herself not quite belonging to either culture.”–Provided by publisher.

  • Murphy, Julie, 1985-. Ramona Blue. 1st ed. New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

    Ramona Blue has to be the adult of her family while questioning if she is a lesbian or bisexual when she develops feelings about her friend Freddie.

  • Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Reached. New York, N.Y. : Speak an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2013.

    Cassia, Ky, and Xander continue to resist the Society with Cassia working as a sorter in Central and looking for clues to the start of the rebellion, Ky in the outer provinces awaiting orders and flying planes, and Xander working as a medical officer and witnessing the start of a plague that was engineered by the Rising.

  • Oh, Axie. Rebel Seoul. 1st ed. New York : Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books Inc., [2017].

    In Neo Seoul in the year 2199, pilot Lee Jaewon is tasked with spying on supersoldier Tera. Lee begins to have feelings for her and finds his loyalty to the government faltering.

  • Ness, Patrick, 1971-. Release. 1st US ed., 2017. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

    “Adam Thorn doesn’t know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam’s life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn’t he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam’s life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release”–Amazon.com.

  • Stephenson, Neal. The rise and fall of D.O.D.O. 1st ed. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

    “Boston, present day. A young man from a shadowy government agency shows up at an Ivy League university and offers an eminent professor a lot of money to study a trove of recently discovered old documents… The professor refuses and tells the young man to get lost. On his way out, he bumps into a young woman–a low-on-the-totem-pole adjunct faculty member who’s more than happy to sign the NDA and earn a few bucks. The documents … prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for much of human history. But its effectiveness began to wane around the time of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment; it stopped working altogether in 1851… And so the shadowy government agency–the Department of Diachronic Operations, or DODO–gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that is shielded from whatever it is that interferes with magic and thus send Diachronic Operatives back in time to meddle with history”–Provided by publisher.

  • Currinder, Michael. Running full tilt. Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge Teen, [2017].

    Sixteen-year-old Leo Coughlin’s life is increasingly stressful because his autistic older brother Caleb’s behavior is becoming more bizarre and even violent, and their parents’ marriage is falling apart–but Leo finds an escape in long distance running, and in two new friends: Curtis, himself a potential state champion who teaches him the strategy of running, and Mary, his would-be girlfriend.

  • Howard, Alex (Travel writer). Secret marvels of the world. Carlton, Vic., Australia : Lonely Planet, 2017.

    Reveals weird and wonderful sights around the world.

  • Kagami, Takaya, 1979-. Seraph of the end : vampire reign. Shonen jump advanced manga ed. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2014].

    “Now that Yuichiro has earned his place in the Japanese Imperial Demon Army, he prepares to undergo a fiendish test to acquire the most powerful and deadly of humanity’s weapons against vampires–Black Demon Series Cursed Gear. Meanwhile, the vampire nobility welcome a new member–Mika, the best friend Yuichiro thinks died in their escape but who has his own bitter story of survival”–Back cover.

  • Kagami, Takaya, 1979-. Seraph of the end : vampire reign. Shonen jump advanced manga ed. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2014].

    “Yuichiro survives the trial to acquire Cursed Gear– demon-possessed weaponry that is humanity’s only hope for combating the vampire scourge. But times are dangerous, and instead of getting to celebrate his newfound power, Yuichiro and his friends are given their first mission: head to Shinjuku and investigate vampire activity. Unbeknownst to Yuichiro, Mika, his best friend and now a vampire is headed for the same place”–Back cover.

  • George, Alex, 1970-. Setting free the kites. New York : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [2017].

    “For Robert Carter, life in his coastal Maine hometown is comfortably predictable. But in 1976, on his first day of eighth grade, he meets Nathan Tilly, who changes everything. Nathan is confident, fearless, impetuous–and fascinated by kites and flying. Robert and Nathan’s budding friendship is forged in the crucible of two family tragedies, and as the boys struggle to come to terms with loss, they take summer jobs at the local rundown amusement park. It’s there that Nathan’s boundless capacity for optimism threatens to overwhelm them both, and where they learn some harsh truths about family, desire, and revenge”–Provided by publisher.

  • Sakuraba, Kazuki, 1971-. A small charred face. San Francisco : Haikasoru, [2017].

    “Even monsters need families. What are the ‘bamboo’? They are from China. They look just like us. They live by night. They drink human lifeblood, but otherwise keep their distance. And every century, they grow white blooming flowers. A boy name Kyo is saved from the precipice of death by Bamboo, a vampire born of the tall grasses. They start an enjoyable, yet strange shared life together, Kyo and the gentle Bamboo. But for Bamboo, communication with a human being is the greatest sin”–Provided by publisher.

  • Hutton, Keely. Soldier boy. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.

    Follows Ricky from 1987-1991, and Samuel in 2006, as they are abducted to serve as child-soldiers in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. Includes historical notes and information about Friends of Orphans, an organization founded by Ricky Richard Anywar, on whose life the story is partly based.

  • Weinersmith, Kelly. Soonish : ten emerging technologies that’ll improve and/or ruin everything. New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

    An illustrated investigation into future technologies, including robot swarms, nuclear-fusion-powered toasters, and brain-computer interfaces.

  • Chee, Traci. The speaker. New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [2017].

    “Sefia and Archer’s adventure continues as Archer searches for a way to combat his nightmares of his time with the impressors and Sefia becomes more and more consumed by her study of the Book”–Provided by publisher.

  • Walden, Tillie, 1996-. Spinning. 1st ed. 2017. New York : First Second, 2017.

    An autobiographical comic of ten years in the life of cartoonist, Tillie Walden, focusing on her time as a figure skater.

  • Bowman, Akemi Dawn. Starfish. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. September 2017. New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.

    Kiko Himura yearns to escape the toxic relationship with her mother by getting into her dream art school, but when things do not work out as she hoped Kiko jumps at the opportunity to tour art schools with her childhood friend, learning life-changing truths about herself and her past along the way.

  • Perkins, Stephanie. There’s someone inside your house : a novel. New York, NY : Dutton Books, [2017].

    “Hawaii-born Makani Young’s new life in Nebraska is thrown into chaos when a serial killer begins to target her fellow high school students”–Provided by publisher.

  • Three sides of a heart : stories about love triangles. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

    A collection of sixteen short stories tackling teenage love triangles.

  • Cotugno, Katie. Top ten. 1st ed. New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

    “Ryan McCullough and Gabby Hart are the unlikeliest of best friends. Prickly, anxious Gabby would rather do literally anything than go to a party. Ultra-popular Ryan is a hockey star who can get any girl he wants and frequently does. But somehow their relationship just works; from dorky Monopoly nights to rowdy house parties to the top ten lists they make about everything under the sun”–OCLC.

  • Maas, Sarah J. Tower of dawn. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

    “Chaol Westfall has always defined himself by his unwavering loyalty, his strength, and his position as the Captain of the Guard. But all of that has changed since the glass castle shattered, since his men were slaughtered, since the King of Adarlan spared him from a killing blow, but left his body broken. His only shot at recovery lies with the legendary healers of the Torre Cesme in Antica–the stronghold of the southern continent’s mighty empire. And with war looming over Dorian and Aelin back home, their survival might lie with Chaol and Nesryn convincing its rulers to ally with them. But what they discover in Antica will change them both–and be more vital to saving Erilea than they could have imagined”–Amazon.

  • Shimizu, Eiichi, 1978-. Ultraman. VIZ Signature ed. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2016].

    “Pop idol Rena Sayama takes center stage as her concert kicks off, but the alien Adad arrives and announces his intent to kill her along with everyone in the audience! Shinjiro and Moroboshi aren’t about to let that happen and the crowd is stunned at the appearance of not one but two figures in Ultraman suits. Then Bemular drops in…”–Back cover.

  • Merrell, Billy, 1982-. Vanilla. 1st ed., October 2017. New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.

    Two boys, Van (called Vanilla) and Hunter, tell of their relationship which began before they were teenagers, but begins to crack in high school, mostly because Hunter thinks they should be having sex and Vanilla is not so sure.

  • Katin, Miriam. We are on our own : a memoir. 1st hardcover ed. Montreal, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, 2006.

    A graphic novel in which the author depicts how she and her mother escaped Nazi persecution by faking their deaths and fleeing Budapest for the countryside after the Nazis occupied the city.

  • Jordan, Hillary, 1963-. When she woke : a novel. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011.

    Hannah Payne has devoted her life to her church and family, but when she is accused of murdering her unborn child and turned into a Chrome, transplanted into a new body that matches the color classification of her crime–red for murder–and left in a bare room where cameras broadcast her every move to the public for their entertainment, Hannah vows to protect the identity of her child’s father, a public figure who would be ruined if their affair is revealed.