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September 2017


New Books – Sept. 2017

Vande Velde, Vivian. 23 minutes. 1st ed. Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, an imprint of Highlights, 2016.

Witnessing a bank robbery gone awry, misfit 15-year-old Zoe, a girl with supernatural ability to jump back in time and repeat events with up to 10 tries, attempts to stop the crime but only makes things worse with each successive effort.


Schwartz, Daniel L. The ABCs of how we learn : 26 scientifically proven approaches, how they work, and when to use them. 1st ed. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2016].

“[In A to Z format, this book] describes 26 unique ways that students learn. Each chapter offers a … breakdown of one way people learn, how it works, how we know it works, how and when to use it, and what mistakes to avoid … Covers learning theories ranging from behaviorism (R is for reward) to cognitive psychology (S is for self-explanation) to social psychology (O is for observation)”–Provided by publisher.


Pereira, Lana. Actuators and the power to do tasks. 1st ed. New York : Cavendish Square, 2017.

Get moving — Right tool for the job — Accomplishing your tasks — Help, my robot can’t get up — Moving forward. Text and color illustrations explore actuators and robotics.


McCombs, Kevin. Advanced programming and design. 1st ed. New York : Cavendish Square, 2017.

Discusses the tools and processes used in designing and building robots.


Gattis, Ryan. All involved. 1st Ecco pbk. ed. published 2016. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.

“At 3:15 p.m. on April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted two Los Angeles Police Department officers charged with using excessive force to subdue civilian Rodney King, and failed to reach a verdict on the same charges involving a third officer. Less than two hours later, the city of LA, a powderkeg of racial tension, exploded in violence as people took to the streets in a terrifying orgy of rioting that lasted six days. In 144 hours, sixty lives were lost. And then there were the murders outside of active rioting sites, committed by gangbangers who used the lawlessness of a city on fire to viciously settle scores. A gritty and cinematic work of sourced fiction, ‘All Involved’ vividly recreates this turbulent and terrifying time through the stories of six interconnected lives caught up in extraordinary circumstances”–Provided by publisher.


Han, Jenny, author. Always and forever, Lara Jean. First edition.

As high school ends, Lara Jean looks forward to her father’s remarriage and seeing her sister, but she must choose a college, prepare to leave home, and possibly leave her beloved Peter behind.


Johnson, Dean R. AP computer science A, 2018. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017].

Provides study tools for preparing to take the Advanced Placement computer science A exam, including a study plan, a diagnostic test, test-taking strategies, review questions, and three practice exams with explained answers.


Gillespie, Carol Ann. AP Human Geography, 2018. New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017].

Presents study tools for the Advanced Placement Human Geography exam in a five-step plan, providing sample tests modeled on real AP exams and hundreds of tips and strategies.


Miller, Sam J., author. The art of starving. First edition.

In this gritty, contemporary YA debut, a bullied gay teen boy with an eating disorder believes he’s developed super powers via starvation.


Reynolds, Jason. As brave as you. 1st ed. New York : A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book/Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2016].

“When two brothers decide to prove how brave they are, everything backfires — literally.”–Provided by publisher.


Backman, Fredrik, 1981-. Beartown : a novel. 1st Atria Bks. hardcover ed. April 2017. New York : Atria Books, 2017.

A small town rallies around their new ice rink in the hopes of their junior hockey team competing in the national semifinals.


Peet, Mal, author. Beck. First U.S. edition 2017.

Born of a brief encounter between a Liverpool prostitute and an African soldier in 1907, Beck finds himself orphaned as a young boy and sent overseas to the Catholic Brothers in Canada.


Noah, Trevor, 1984-. Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood. 1st ed. New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016].

“Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. …. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother-his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life”–


Nelson, Blake, 1960- author. Boy : a novel. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition June 2017.

Popular sixteen-year-old Gavin is happy spending his time with friends, dating, and playing tennis, until a mysterious girl named Antoinette transfers to his school and influences the way he views himself, his friends, and his relationships.


Roth, Veronica. Carve the mark. 1st ed. New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

“On a planet where violence and vengeance rule, in a galaxy where some are favored by fate, everyone develops a currentgift, a unique power meant to shape the future. While most benefit from their currentgifts, Akos and Cyra do not–their gifts make them vulnerable to others’ control. Can they reclaim their gifts, their fates, and their lives, and reset the balance of power in this world?”–Publisher website.


Eade, James. Chess for Dummies. 4th ed. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2016.

Your quick and easy guide to chess Kings, queens, knights—does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Taking the intimidation out of this age-old pastime, Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. From using the correct chess terminology to engaging in the art of the attack, you’ll get easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations that demystify the game—and give you an extra edge. Chess isn’t a game you can master—it’s an activity that requires patience, strategy, and constant learning. But that’s all part of the fun and challenge! Whether you’re playing chess online, in a tournament, or with a family member or friend, this hands-on guide gets you familiar with the game and its components, giving you the know-how to put the principles of play into action from the opening to the endgame. Grasp the principles of play and the nuances of each phase of the game Familiarize yourself with the pieces and the board Pick the perfect chess board and set Know each of the pieces and their powers If you find yourself in a stalemate before you even begin a game, this friendly book helps you put your chess foot forward!.


Levez, Olivia. The circus. London : Oneworld Publications, 2017.

“Willow has everything: a rich daddy, a pony and a place at a prestigious boarding school. Everything except the one thing she really wants — a father who cares enough to find her when she runs away from home. On the ever of her father’s wedding, Willow runs again into the unknown. Her mother was a circus performer and Willow longs to follow in her footsteps. But when all of her money is stolen and her only friend, a street performer called Suz betrays her, Willow is left penniless and alone”–Back cover.


Levenseller, Tricia. Daughter of the pirate king. 1st ed.–2017. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.

“When her father, the ruthless pirate king, discovers that a legendary treasure map can be found on an enemy ship, his daughter Alosa knows that there’s only one pirate for the job – herself. Leaving behind her beloved ship and crew, Alosa deliberately facilitates her own kidnapping to ensure her welcome on the ship”–.


Etler, Cyndy. The dead inside : a true story. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017].

Cyndy Ehler recounts her sixteen months living in a drug rehabilitation facility, after having run away at the age of fourteen.


McCormick, Chris, 1987-. Desert boys. 1st ed.: May 2016. New York : Picador, 2016.

A collection of interwoven short stories following Daley Kushner, who grows up, comes out, and grabbles with the leftover remnants of his childhood in California’s Mojave Desert.



Giles, Jeff. The edge of everything. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

Holded up in their missing neighbors’ cabin in a Montana blizzard, seventeen-year-old Zoe and her little brother are rescued from an intruder by X, a bounty hunter sent from the Lowlands to claim the souls of evil men.



Francesca Zappia, 2017. Eliza and Her Monsters. 1. New York, New York : HarperCollins Childrens, 2017.



Yee, F. C. The epic crush of Genie Lo. New York : Amulet Books, 2017.

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie’s every waking thought. But when she discovers she’s a celestial spirit who’s powerful enough to bash through the gates of heaven with her fists, her perfectionist existence is shattered. Enter Quentin, a mysterious transfer student from China who becomes Genie’s self-appointed guide to battling demons. Genie has no idea that Quentin, in another reality, is Sun Wukong, the mythological Monkey King incarnate, right down to the furry tail and penchant for peaches. Suddenly, acing the SATs is the least of Genie’s worries. The fates of her friends, family, and the entire Bay Area all depend on her summoning an inner power that Quentin assures her is strong enough to level the very gates of Heaven. But every second Genie spends tapping into the secret of her true nature is a second in which the lives of her loved ones hang in the balance.


Leno, Katrina, author. Everything all at once. First edition.

When Lottie’s aunt Helen dies of cancer, she leaves behind a series of letters with mysterious instructions.


Seifert, Christine. The factory girls : a kaleidoscopic account of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2017].

Provides a detailed account of the disastrous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City, which claimed the lives of 146 garment workers in 1911, looks at the conditions leading up to the fire, and examines the impact of this event on the nation’s working conditions and labor laws.



Solomon, Andrew, 1963- author. Far from the tree : how children and their parents learn to accept one another…our differences unite us. Young adult edition.

Son — Deaf — Dwarfs — Down syndrome — Autism — Schizophrenia — Disability — Prodigies — Rape — Crime — Transgender — Father. The old adage says that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, meaning that children usually resemble their parents. But what happens when the apples fall somewhere else?.


Marsh, Sarah Glenn. Fear the drowning deep. New York : Sky Pony Press, [2016].

“Witch’s apprentice Bridey Corkill has hated the ocean ever since she watched her granddad dive in and drown with a smile on his face. So when a dead girl rolls in with the tide in the summer of 1913, sixteen-year-old Bridey suspects that whatever compelled her granddad to leap into the sea has made its return to the Isle of Man. Soon, villagers are vanishing in the night, but no one shares Bridey’s suspicions about the sea. No one but the island’s witch, who isn’t as frightening as she first appears, and the handsome dark-haired lad Bridey rescues from a grim and watery fate”–


Ahdieh, Renée. Flame in the mist. New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [2017].

“The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place-she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but because she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor’s favorite consort-a political marriage that will elevate her family’s standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace. Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she’s quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan’s secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmaru, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she’s ever known”–Publisher.


Nix, Garth. Frogkisser! 1st ed., March 2017. New York : Scholastic Press, 2017.

“Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp–so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (who turns into an owl when he is upset), and the Royal Dogs, she must find a way to defeat Rikard, save her sister, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being”–Provided by publisher.


Karcz, Lauren, author. The gallery of unfinished girls. First edition.

A beautiful and evocative look at identity and creativity, The Gallery of Unfinished Girls is a stunning debut in magical realism.


Lee, Mackenzi. The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue. 1st ed. New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

“A young bisexual British lord embarks on an unforgettable Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend/secret crush. An 18th-century romantic adventure for the modern age”–


Lockhart, E. Genuine fraud. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, [2017].

Told through flashbacks, best friends Jule and Imogen are orphaned outcasts who will do almost anything to attain a happy, wealthy life.


Girard, M-E. Girl mans up. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016].

A girl named Pen grapples with her identity, and the expectations traditional gender roles play in her family, with her friendships, and at school.


French, Gillian, author. Grit. First edition.

Raw and moving, this contemporary realistic debut novel will leave readers breathless as it unflinchingly unfolds the tragic secrets being kept in a small, deceptively idyllic Maine town.


Landman, Tanya. Hell and high water. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2017.

“Caleb has spent his life roaming southern England with his Pa, little to their names but his father’s signet ring and a puppet theater for popular, raunchy Punch and Judy shows–until the day Pa is convicted of a theft he didn’t commit and sentenced to transportation to the colonies in America. From prison, Caleb’s father sends him to the coast to find an aunt Caleb never knew he had. His aunt welcomes him into her home, but her neighbors see only Caleb’s dark skin. Still, Caleb slowly falls into a strange rhythm in his new life … until one morning he finds a body washed up on the shore. The face is unrecognizable after its time at sea, but the signet ring is unmistakable: it can only be Caleb’s father. Mystery piles on mystery as both church and state deny what Caleb knows.”–Provided by publisher.


Delisle, Guy, author, illustrator. Hostage. First edition: May 2017.

In 1997, Christophe André was kidnapped by armed men and kept in solitary confinement for three months. How does one survive when all hope is lost?.


Uwiringiyimana, Sandra. How dare the sun rise : memoirs of a war child. New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“[Presents the] story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism”–Amazon.


Dunn, Gaby. I hate everyone but you. 1st ed.: September 2017. New York : Wednesday Books, 2017.

“Told through a series of texts and emails, … two best friends … head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship survive the distance?”–Provided by publisher.


Gidwitz, Adam. The inquisitor’s tale, or, The three magical children and their holy dog. New York, NY : Dutton Children’s Books, [2016].

“Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution”–OCLC.

It gets better : coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living. New York : Plume, [2012].

A collection of testimonials written to teenagers from celebrities, political leaders, and other individuals on the happiness they found in life after they suffered through bullying and torment in their youths because of their sexual orientation.


Britt, Fanny. Jane, the fox & me. Toronto : Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2013.

Hélène seeks solace in the pages of “Jane Eyre” while the kids at school ostracize her, but she finally finds friendship on a school camping trip.


Egan, Catherine, 1976-. Julia defiant. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017].

“With a band of assassins pursuing them, Julia and her companions continue their search for the witch Ko Dan while Julia struggles with her ability to vanish”–OCLC.


Córdova, Zoraida. Labyrinth lost. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016].

“Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she’s hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back”–Provided by publisher.


Anderson, M. T. Landscape with invisible hand. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2017.

“When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam’s parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative”–OCLC.


Abdel-Fattah, Randa, author. The lines we cross. First [U.S.] edition, May 2017.

Michael’s parents are leaders of a new anti-immigrant political party called Aussie Values which is trying to halt the flood of refugees from the Middle East; Mina fled Afghanistan with her family ten years ago, and just wants to concentrate on fitting in and getting into college–but the mutual attraction they feel demands that they come to terms with their family’s concerns and decide where they stand in the ugly anti-Muslim politics of the time.


Nadzam, Bonnie. Lions : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Black Cat, 2016.

“The presence of a stranger in a nearly abandoned Colorado town changes the fates of everyone he encounters, including the Walker family, who have lived in the town for generations”–OCLC.


Colbert, Brandy. Little & Lion : a novel. 1st ed.: August 2017. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2017.

“Suzette returns home to Los Angeles from boarding school and grapples with her bisexual identity when she and her brother Lionel fall in love with the same girl, pushing Lionel’s bipolar disorder to spin out of control and forcing Suzette to confront her own demons”–.


Anderson, Jodi Lynn. Midnight at the Electric. 1st ed. New York : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“Kansas, 2065: Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house more than a hundred years ago and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. Oklahoma, 1934: Amid the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine’s family’s situation is growing dire. She must find the courage to sacrifice everything she loves in order to save the one person she loves most. England, 1919: In the recovery following World War I, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America. But can she make it that far? While their stories span thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful”–

Smith, Clete Barrett. Mr. 60%. 1st ed. New York : Crown, [2017].

“Matt Nolan is the high school drug dealer, deadbeat, and soon-to-be dropout according to everyone at his school. His vice principal is counting down the days until Mr. 60% (aka Matt) finally flunks out and is no longer his problem. What no one knows is the only reason Matt sells drugs is to take care of his uncle, Jack, who is dying of cancer. Meet Amanda. The overly cheerful social outcast whose optimism makes Matt want to hurl. Stuck as partners during an after-school club (mandatory for Matt), it’s only a matter of time until Amanda discovers Matt’s secret. But Amanda is used to dealing with heartbreak, and she’s determined to help Matt find a way to give life 100 percent.”–Provided by publisher.



Redgate, Riley, author. Noteworthy.

When Jordan Sun is rejected from being in the school musical because of her low singing voice, she disguises herself as a boy to join the elite all-male a cappella group, and in the process learns what it means to be a girl, and a boy, in a male-dominated society.


White, Kiersten. Now I rise. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, [2017].

Lada Dracul seeks her younger brother Radu’s help in securing the Wallachian throne, but their father, Sultan Mehmed, has sent him to sabotage Constantinople.


Winters, Cat. Odd & true. New York : Amulet Books, [2017].

Told from separate viewpoints, Odette returns in 1909 after a two-year absence, promising to rescue her disabled sister, Tru, from the monsters they were taught to believe in.


Gebhart, Ryan. Of Jenny and the aliens. 1st ed. 2017. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2017.

“Desperate to win over Jennifer Novak, the love of his life, Derek will try anything, even seeking advice from the aliens that have just landed in his hometown.”–OCLC.


Dessen, Sarah, author. Once and for all : a novel.

Louna’s years working at her mother’s wedding planning business–as well as the tragic end of her first love–have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna’s mind and give her a second chance at love.


Schwab, Victoria. Our dark duet. 1st ed. New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting — one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims’ inner demons. Which will be harder to conquer; the monsters they face, or the monsters within?”–Dust jacket.


Reynolds, Jason. Patina. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2017].

“A newbie to the track team, Patina “Patty” Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons”–Provided by publisher.

Watson, Renée. Piecing me together. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school’s amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.


Blauner, Peter. Proving ground. 1st ed.: May 2017. New York : Minotaur Books, 2017.

Shortly after Nathaniel Dresden returns from serving in Iraq his father is murdered, and as he and Detective Laurdes Robles try to find his killer they find themselves in a urban labyrinth where they must confront each other and the brutal truths that could destory them both.


Prager, Sarah, 1986- author. Queer, there, and everywhere : 23 people who changed the world. First edition.

Introduction — Elagabalus — Jeanne D’Arc — Kristina Vasa — Juana Inés de la Cruz — Abraham Lincoln — Albert Cashier — Gertrude “Ma” Rainey — Lili Elbe — Frida Kahlo — Mercedes de Acosta — Eleanor Roosevelt — Bayard Rustin — Alan Turing — Josef Kohout — José Sarria — Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon — Sylvia Rivera — Renee Richards — Harvey Milk — Glenn Burke — Mychal Judge — George Takei — Looking back, moving forward — Glossary — Learn more — Bibliography & notes — Acknowledgements. From debut author Sarah Prager comes the first-ever LGBTQ history book for teens, combining riveting facts with a pop-culture vibe to chronicle the lives of 23 influential queer figures from the Roman Empire through to the present.


Oliver, Lauren, 1982-. Replica. : Replica. 1st ed., 2017. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.

“[Presents] two novels which can be read separately or in alternating chapters. In “Lyra,” two experimental subjects escape from the Haven Institute, where human replicas are created and observed; [and] in “Gemma,” a lonely, often-ill teenager discovers her father’s connection to the Haven Institute and travels there, meeting the escaped replicas”–OCLC.

Hill, Katie Rain. Rethinking normal : a memoir in transition. 1st Simon & Schuster BFYR pbk. ed. September 2015. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2015.

“Nineteen-year-old Katie Hill a transgender girl shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens”–Provided by publisher.


Costa, Ben, 1984- author, illustrator. Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo. First edition.

Meet Rickety Stitch, a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel. He’s the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why.


Ali, S. K. Saints and misfits. 1st ed. New York : Salaam Reads, [2017].

Fifteen-year-old Janna Yusuf, a Flannery O’Connor-obsessed book nerd and the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend’s cousin–a holy star in the Muslim community–attempts to assault her at the end of sophomore year.


Cooper, Alex, 1994-. Saving Alex : when I was fifteen I told my Mormon parents I was gay, and that’s when my nightmare began. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016].

Prologue : dead end — Families are forever — Cracks in the plan — Just this one girl — Opening up — “Get out. Just go!” — Welcome to Utah — I’m going to be here a long time — “You think you are gay, but that’s not how God made you” — Free to choose — The burden of homosexuality — Invisible — Giving in — Going back to school — Can’t take another day — Safe — Going home — Standing strong — Moving on — Sharing my story. Alex Cooper relates experiences from her life, focusing on how her family and the Mormon church sent her to a “residential treatment program” where she was physically and mentally abused after she told them she was gay and how she escaped and made legal history by winning the right to live under the law’s protestion as an openly gay teenager.


The secret loves of geek girls. Expanded ed.: October 2016. Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2016.

“The Secret Loves of Geek Girls is a non-fiction anthology mixing prose, comics, and illustrated stories on the lives and loves of an amazing cast of female creators. Featuring work by Margaret Atwood (The Heart Goes Last), Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer), Trina Robbins (Wonder Woman), Marguerite Bennett (Marvel’s A-Force), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), and over fifty more creators. It’s a compilation of tales told from both sides of the tables: from the fans who love video games, comics, and sci-fi to those that work behind the scenes: creators and industry insiders”–Provided by publisher.


Older, Daniel José. Shadowhouse fall. 1st ed., September 2017. New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.

In addition to the ordinary problems of a Puerto Rican teenager in Brooklyn, Sierra Santiago is working on developing her shadowshaping skills, and she is beginning to think she may need all the skill she can summon because it seems that when she channeled hundreds of spirits through herself in order to defeat Wick she woke up something very powerful and very unfriendly and put her family and friends at risk.


Shinn, Sharon, author. Shattered warrior. First edition 2017.

It is eight years after Colleen Cavanaugh’s home world was invaded by the Derichets, a tyrannical alien race bent on exploiting the planet’s mineral resources. Most of her family died in the war, and she now lives alone in the city.


Alexander, Kwame. Solo. Grand Rapids, Mich. : Blink, [2017].

Seventeen-year-old Blade, who endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past to navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father’s addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.


Andrews, Arin. Some assembly required : the not-so-secret life of a transgender teen. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014].

“Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this teen memoir”–Provided by publisher.


De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-. Something in between. Don Mills, Ont., Canada : Seventeen Fiction from Harlequin Teen, [2016].

After learning of her family’s illegal immigrant status, Jasmine realizes that college may be impossible and that deportation is a real threat, uncertainties she endures as she falls for the son of a congressman who opposes an immigration reform bill.


Bailey, Em. The special ones. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

“When four young people are taken against their will to become part of a cult, they are worshipped by their followers and become lost in their new reality–but what happens if they rebel against the one holding them captive?”–Provided by publisher.

Westerfeld, Scott. Spill Zone. 1st ed. 2017. New York : First Second, 2017.

“Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone. The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death–or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits–and it seems to be calling Addison’s name”–Provided by publisher.


Leong, Tim, author. Star Wars super graphic : a visual guide to a galaxy far, far away.

Graphic design guru Tim Leong presents Star Wars trivia in an all-new way–through playful pie charts, bar graphs, and other data-driven infographics.


Baker, Emerson W. A storm of witchcraft : the Salem trials and the American experience. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015].

Explores the different explantions that have evolved over the years about the causes of the Salem Witch Trials, discussing the possibility of hysteria brought on by egot poisoning or encephalitis, but focuses on the possibility of more than one factor at the time, including the war in Maine, political power struggles and more.


Silvera, Adam, 1990-. They both die at the end. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“In a near-future New York City where a service alerts people on the day they will die, teenagers Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio meet using the Last Friend app and are faced with the challenge of living a lifetime on their End Day”–Provided by publisher.


Nijkamp, Marieke. This is where it ends. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, [2016].

“Minutes after the principal of Opportunity High School in Alabama finishes her speech welcoming the student body to a new semester, they discover that the auditorium doors will not open and someone starts shooting as four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives”–Provided by publisher.


Osborne, Linda Barrett, 1949-. This land is our land : a history of American immigration. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2016].

The beginnings: Germans, Irish, and Nativists — The other Europe arrives: Italians, Jews, and Eastern Europeans — The other shore: immigrants from Asia — South of our border: Latin American immigrants — Seeking safety and liberty: refugees — This land is whose land?: from World War II into the twenty-first century. “This book explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. history, particularly between 1800 and 1965”–


Prince, Liz. Tomboy. San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2014].

A graphic novel memoir of American comics creator Liz Prince, focusing on how she felt she did not fit in with the girls or the boys.


Kallen, Stuart A., 1955- author. Trashing the planet : examining our global garbage glut.

From rags and bones to plastic disaster — The United States of Trash — Toxins in our trash — Take control of your plate — A graveyard of global waste — Oceans of plastic — Space junk. Globally, humans produce 1.3 billion tons of garbage every year. Discover the causes and proposed solutions for the global garbage glut, examining pollution on land, in the ocean, in the air, and in space.


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

“Earth’s alien enemies are brutal and unforgiving, but Shinjiro is having a tough time coming to terms with the way Dan Moroboshi kills them withouth hesitation. Perhaps just as disturbinng is the new Ultraman suit Moroboshi is wearing. While Shinjiro deals with this, a secret plan to awaken Shinjiro’s Ultraman factor is set in motion, and singer Rena Sayama’s life is in danger…”–Back cover.


Crowder, Melanie, author. An uninterrupted view of the sky.

In Bolivia in 1999, when their father is unjustly arrested and their mother leaves, Francisco, seventeen, and his sister Pilar, eight, must move to the dirty, dehumanizing, and corrupt prison.


Parssinen, Keija. The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel. 1st Harper Perennial ed. published 2016. New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.

“In this intricate novel of psychological suspense, a chilling discovery near the high school ignites a witch hunt in a southeast Texas refinery town, unearthing communal and family secrets that threaten the lives of the town’s girls”–Publisher.


Longo, Jennifer. Up to this pointe. 1st ed. New York : Random House, [2016].

Devastated when her dream of becoming a professional ballerina falls through, seventeen-year-old Harper Scott takes a job as a research assistant, wintering over at McMurdo, a U.S. science station at the tip of Antarctica where, for the first time, she considers other possible futures.


Albertalli, Becky. The upside of unrequited. 1st ed. New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

“Avoiding relationships to protect her sensitive heart, plus-sized Molly supports her once-cynical twin, Cassie, when the latter has her own bout of lovesickness, a situation that is complicated by sibling dynamics and an unexpected romantic triangle.”–Provided by publisher.


Livingston, Lesley. The valiant. [New York, N.Y.] : Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017].

Seventeen-year-old Fallon, the daughter of a Celtic king whose other daughter was killed by the army of Julius Caesar, is captured and sold to a training school for female gladiators owned by Caesar and must overcome rivalries while trying to understand her feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier.


Lu, Marie, 1984-. Warcross. New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [2017].

“When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire”–.


Wilson, Martin, 1973-. We now return to regular life : a novel. New York, NY : Dial Books, [2017].

“When fourteen-year-old Sam Walsh returns home after three years in the custody of his kidnapper, his older sister Beth and childhood friend Josh must deal with their survivors’ guilt, their memories of what really happened the day Sam disappeared, and with the fact that Sam is not the boy they remember, but a troubled teen struggling to re-adapt to normal life”–Provided by publisher.


Osborne, Melissa Jane, author. The Wendy project.

16-year-old Wendy Davies crashes her car into a lake on a late summer night in New England with her two younger brothers in the backseat. When she wakes in the hospital, she is told that her youngest brother, Michael, is dead but she insists he is alive and in the custody of a mysterious flying boy.


Ballard, Alexandra, author. What I lost. First edition, 2017.

When sixteen-year-old Elizabeth is sent to the Wallingfield Psychiatric Facility’s Residential Treatment Center, she encounters girls whose problems seem much greater than her own anorexia.


Menon, Sandhya, author. When Dimple met Rishi. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition May 2017.

When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents’ obsession with marriage prospects but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting arranged marriage with him.


Porter, Sarah, 1969-. When I cast your shadow. 1st ed.: September 2017. New York : Tor Teen/A Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2017.

“When their brother Dashiell dies, twins Ruby and Everett must save one another from his haunting”–OCLC.


Harrison, Jamie, 1960-. The widow Nash : a novel. Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint, [2017].

A young girl traveling West with her eccentric father is derailed when his health declines as she attempts to start over as Mrs. Nash, a wealthy young widow, free from the burden of her family.


Meyer, Marissa. Wires and nerve. 1st ed.–January 2017. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.

“When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers’ leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew”–Dust jacket.


Wolk, Lauren, 1956-. Wolf Hollow : a novel. New York, NY : Dutton Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016].

“Twelve-year-old Annabelle must learn to stand up for what’s right in the face of a manipulative and violent new bully who targets people Annabelle cares about, including a homeless World War I veteran”–Provided by publisher.

Barzak, Christopher. Wonders of the invisible world. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015].

Seventeen-year-old Aiden has been living like a ghost since his mother tried to stop a family curse by causing him to forget his psychic experiences but when Jarrod, a childhood friend, returns, so do the memories and Aiden is compelled to seek the truth and release them all from the story that has trapped them.


Crowley, Cath. Words in deep blue. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017].

Teenagers Rachel and Henry find their way back to each other while working in an old bookstore full of secrets and crushes, love letters and memories, grief and hope.


Sahota, Sunjeev, 1981-. The year of the runaways. 1st American ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

“Three young men, and one unforgettable woman, come together in a journey from India to England, where they hope to begin something new — to support their families; to build their fortunes; to show their worth; to escape the past. They have almost no idea what awaits them.”–Provided by publisher.


Perkins, Mitali. You bring the distant near. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.

From 1965 through the present, an Indian American family adjusts to life in New York City, alternately fending off and welcoming challenges to their own traditions.


Alexie, Sherman, 1966-. You don’t have to say you love me : a memoir. 1st ed.: June 2017. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2017.

Author Sherman Alexie traces the relationship he had with his mother up until her death, as well as the haunting ghosts of his childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation.


Erickson-Schroth, Laura. “You’re in the wrong bathroom!” : and 20 other myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender- nonconforming people. Boston : Beacon Press, [2017].

“Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues”–