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March 2018

Slater, Dashka. The 57 bus. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.

“If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes”–Jacket flap.



Green, John, 1977-. An abundance of Katherines. New York : Speak, 2008, c2006.

Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.



Eig, Jonathan. Ali : a life. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

“Based on more than 500 interviews, including Muhammad Ali’s closest associates, and enhanced by access to thousands of pages of newly released FBI records, this is a … story of a man who became one of the great figures of the twentieth century.”–.



Kops, Deborah. Alice Paul and the fight for women’s rights : from the vote to the equal rights amendment. 1st ed. Honesdale, Pa. : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2017].

A portrait of Alice Paul, American suffragist, feminist, women’s rights activist, and one of the leaders and strategists of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.


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O’Connor, Tara. Altered history of Willow Sparks. ON ORDER.



Chao, Gloria, 1986-. American panda. 1st Simon Pulse hardcover ed. February 2018. New York : Simon Pulse, 2018.

“A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents’ expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths–that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy”–Provided by publisher.


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Hutchinson, Shaun David. Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza. ON ORDER.



Gale, Shawn. Arise. [Bloomington, Ind.] : Xlibris, 2017.

A landslide sweeps a group of troubled youth and their mentors to a primeval landscape where they embark on a quest to save the world.



Weir, Andy. Artemis : a novel. New York : Crown, [2017].

“Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself–and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first”–From author’s web page.



Nazemian, Abdi. The Authentics. 1st ed. New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinPublishers, [2017].

“Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the ‘Nose Jobs’ in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And it’s getting harder to know who she even is any longer. With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and a romance that should be totally off limits, Daria doesn’t have time for this identity crisis. As everything in her life is spinning out of control-can she figure out how to stay true to herself?”–Amazon.


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Weingarten, Lynn. Bad girls with perfect faces. ON ORDER.


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Castaldo, Nancy F. (Nancy Fusco), 1962-. Beastly brains : exploring how animals think, talk, and feel. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017].

Our amazing brain — From machine to thinking animal — Entering the lab — Making decisions — Emotions and empathy — Fairness — Communication — Self-awareness — Mental time travel — Problem solving — From thinking animals to protected animals. “…Author Nancy F. Castaldo reveals just what’s going on inside the minds of animals, and through understanding animal intelligence we discover more about ourselves, including far more similarities than one might expect. Humans may have the biggest brains, but intelligence is not a quality exclusive to only us!”–Provided by publisher.



Thomas, Leah, 1989-. Because you’ll never meet me. Pbk. ed. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

Ollie, who has seizures when near electricity, lives in a backwoods cabin with his mother and rarely sees other people, and Moritz, born with no eyes and a heart defect that requires a pacemaker, is bullied at his high school, but when a physician who knows both suggests they begin corresponding, they form a strong bond that may get them through dark times.



Nijkamp, Marieke. Before I let go. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, [2018].

Returning to her small Alaska home town after her bipolar best friend’s death, Corey uncovers chilling secrets about the townspeople and their treatment of Kyra prior to her drowning.



D’Andrea, Luca, 1979-. Beneath the mountain : a novel. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Harper, [2018].

New York City native and documentary filmmaker Jeremiah Salinger agrees to move with his wife and daughter to his wife’s hometown in a remote part of Italy. When he decides to document a mountain rescue group’s mission and ends up being the only survivor, he finds the inhabitants of the small town unfriendly and blaming him for the deaths. As he tries to forgive himself for what happened, he uncovers an unsolved murder case and becomes obsessed with solving it, even if it means revealing terrifying truths about the tight-lipped community.



Forest, Laurie. The Black Witch. Don Mills, Ont. : Harlequin Teen, [2017].

“Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother’s legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people-including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians-is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits-if only she can find the courage to trust those she’s been taught to hate and fear”–Jacket flap.



Chupeco, Rin. The bone witch. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017].

Tea’s gift for death magic means that she is a bone witch, a title that makes her feared and ostracized by her community, but when an older bone witch trains her to become an asha–one who can wield elemental magic–Tea will have to overcome her obstacles and make a powerful choice in the face of danger as dark forces approach.


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Chmakova, Svetlana, 1979-. Brave. 1st Yen Press ed.: May 2017. New York, NY : Yen Press, 2017.

“In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is very different–math is hard, getting along with friends is hard…Even finding a partner for the class project is a big problem when you always get picked last. And the pressure’s on even more once the school newspaper’s dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social experiment projects, and behind-the-scenes club drama. Jensen has always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone’s cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real life problems?”–Provided by publisher.



Cole, Olivia A. A conspiracy of stars. 1st ed. New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].

“Octavia has always dreamed of becoming a whitecoat, one of the prestigious N’Terra scientists who study the natural wonders of Faloiv. So when the once-secret labs are suddenly opened to students, she leaps at the chance to see what happens behind their closed doors. However, she quickly discovers that all is not what it seems on Faloiv, and the experiments the whitecoats have been doing run the risk of upsetting the humans’ fragile peace with the Faloii, Faloiv’s indigenous people. As secret after disturbing secret comes to light, Octavia finds herself on a collision course with the charismatic and extremist new leader of N’Terra’s ruling council. But by uncovering the mysteries behind the history she’s been taught, the science she’s lived by, and the truth about her family, she threatens to be the catalyst for an all-out war”–Amazon.



Black, Holly. The cruel prince. 1st ed.: January 2018. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2018.

Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.


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Karp, Ruby. Earth hates me : true confessions for a teenage girl. 1st ed.: October 2017. Philadelphia : Running Press Teens, 2017.

Sixteen-year-old Ruby Karp discusses issues facing teenage girls, including grades, peer pressure, family, and other topics.



Aronson, Marc. Eyes of the world : Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and the invention of modern photojournalism. 1st ed.–2017. New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2017.

Looks at the life and work of war photographers Robert Capa and Gerta Taro, who were pioneers in the field of photojournalism as they captured images from the Spanish Civil War.


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Benway, Robin. Far from the tree. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“Being the middle child has its ups and downs. But for Grace, an only child who was adopted at birth, discovering that she is a middle child is a different ride altogether. After putting her own baby up for adoption, she goes looking for her biological family, including Maya, her loudmouthed younger bio sister, who has a lot to say about their newfound family ties.”–OCLC.


Benway, Robin. Far from the tree. ON ORDER.


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Hicks, Faith Erin. Friends with boys. 1st Square Fish Ed.: 2015. New York : First Second, 2015.

After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.


Swanson, Jennifer. Geoengineering Earths climate. ON/ORDER.



Swanson, Jennifer. Geoengineering Earth’s climate : resetting the thermostat. Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2018].

An abrupt change in climate — Time to get serious — Capturing carbon — Rock and roll — Carbon in the water — Shading the planet — Geoengineering our future. “The Earth is warming rapidly, and some scientists propose geoengineering, or ‘engineering Earth,’ to combat climate change. Their ideas include thickening clouds with chemicals to reduce sunlight. Is geoengineering too risky? Or is it our best hope of survival? [This book examines those questions and more]”–Provided by publisher.



Albert, Melissa. The Hazel Wood : a novel. 1st ed.: January 2018. New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.

When the scary, magical world in her grandmother’s book of dark feminist fairy tales becomes real, seventeen-year-old Alice, partnered with Ellery, an obsessed fan of the fairy tales, must enter the world to rescue Alice’s kidnapped mother.


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Radtke, Kristen. Imagine wanting only this. 1st ed. New York : Pantheon Books, [2017].

Kristen Radtke explores loss, love, and confronting grief as triggered by a journey she took around the world after her uncle’s death in search of ruined places.



Rekulak, Jason. The impossible fortress : a novel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. February 2017. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

“The year is 1987 and Playboy has just published scandalous photographs of Vanna White, from the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune . For three teenage boys–Billy, Alf, and Clark–who are desperately uneducated in the ways of women, the magazine is somewhat of a Holy Grail: priceless beyond measure and impossible to attain. So, they hatch a plan to steal it. The heist will be fraught with peril: a locked building, intrepid police officers, rusty fire escapes, leaps across rooftops, electronic alarm systems, and a hyperactive Shih Tzu named Arnold Schwarzenegger. Failed attempt after failed attempt leads them to a genius master plan–they’ll swipe the security code to Zelinsky’s convenience store by seducing the owner’s daughter, Mary Zelinsky. It becomes Billy’s mission to befriend her and get the information by any means necessary.”–Provided by publisher.


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Jacobs, A. J., 1968-. It’s all relative : adventures up and down the world’s family tree. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. November 2017. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.

“Traces the author’s three-year investigation into what constitutes family, describing how, after receiving an e-mail from a stranger who claimed to be a distant cousin, he embarked on an effort to build the biggest family tree in history.”–OCLC.



Smith, Amber, 1982-. The last to let go. 1st ed. New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2018].

“When her mother is arrested for killing Brooke’s abusive father, Brooke must confront the shadow of her family’s violence and dysfunction”–.


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Zimmer, Marc. Lighting up the brain. ON ORDER.



Dietrich, Cale, author. The love interest. First edition.

In a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies, the stakes are high for two agents, Caden and Dylan, whose mission to compete for a girl destined for great power becomes complicated when Caden finds himself falling in love with his competition.


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Creedle, Laura. Love letters of Abelard and Lily. ON ORDER.



Dimaline, Cherie, 1975-. The marrow thieves. Toronto, Ont. : Dancing Cat Books, an imprint of Cormorant Books Inc., [2017].

“The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden… but what they don’t know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves”–Back cover.


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Hicks, Faith Erin. The Nameless City. 1st ed. 2017. New York, N.Y. : First Second, 2017.

“Kaidu and Rat are only just recovering from foiling the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when conflict breaks loose again. Disputes and treachery are making it impossible for the Dao rulers to follow the diplomatic solution Kai’s father has devised to give all peoples–not just the Dao–a say in the future of the Nameless City. Even more complicated, Rat may have the key to uncovering a vast weapon wielded by the mysterious founders of the City–a secret hidden long ago, and a secret Kai may be unable to keep. To reveal it would be to betray his friendship with Rat and his new home. But to betray the Dao may have dreadful consequences for everyone and everthing Kai and Rat both love…”–Back cover.


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Crossley-Holland, Kevin. Norse myths : tales of Odin, Thor, and Loki. 1st U.S. ed. 2017. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Studio, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2017.

“Master of Norse mythology and Carnegie Medal winner Kevin Crossley-Holland depicts the gods of the Vikings…in this…retelling, …illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love”–Dust jacket.



Giles, Amy (Amy S.). Now is everything. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“Hadley McCauley will do anything to keep her sister safe from their father. But when Hadley’s forbidden relationship with Charlie Simmons deepens, the violence at home escalates, culminating in an explosive accident that will leave everyone changed. When Hadley attempts to take her own life at the hospital post-accident, her friends, doctors, family, and the investigator on the case want to know why. Only Hadley knows what really happened that day, and she’s not talking”–



Friend, Natasha, 1972-. The other F-word. 1st ed., 2017. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

“A teen girl who was conceived via in-vitro fertilization goes off in search for answers about her past”–.



Chanani, Nidhi. Pashmina. 1st ed. 2017. New York : First Second, 2017.

“Priyanka Das has so many unanswered questions: Why did her mother abandon her home in India years ago? What was it like there? And most importantly, who is her father, and why did her mom leave him behind? But Pri’s mom avoids these questions–the topic of India is permanently closed. For Pri, her mother’s homeland can only exist in her imagination. That is, until she find a mysterious pashmina tucked away in a forgotten suitcase. When she wraps herself in it, she is transported to a place more vivid and colorful than any guidebook or Bollywood film. But is this the real India? And what is that shadow lurking in the background? To learn the truth Pri must travel farther than she’s ever dared and find the family she never knew”–Back cover.


Chanani, Nidhi. Pashmina.



Lake, Nick. Satellite. 1st ed. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2017].

Sixteen-year-olds Leo and the twins Orion and Libra were born and raised on Moon 2 by teams of astronauts and must now endure the dangerous trip to–and life on–Earth.



Jae-Jones, S. Shadowsong. 1st ed.: February 2018. New York : Wednesday Books, 2018.

“Six months after the end of ‘Wintersong,’ Liesl is working toward furthering both her brother’s musical career and her own. Although she is determined to look forward and not behind, life in the world above is not as easy as Liesl had hoped. Her younger brother, Josef, is cold, distant, and withdrawn, while Liesl can’t forget the austere young man she left beneath the earth, and the music he inspired in her. When troubling signs arise that the barrier between worlds is crumbling, Liesl must return to the Underground to unravel the mystery of life, death, and the Goblin King–who he was, who he is, and who he will be. What will it take to break the old laws once and for all? What is the true meaning of sacrifice when the fate of the world–or the ones Liesl loves–is in her hands?”–Provided by publisher.



Harper, Jordan. She rides shotgun. 1st ed. New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

A young girl is unexpectedly reunited with her father who is fresh out of jail, only to have him take her from school into a world of robbery, violence, and death threats.



Kostakis, Will. The sidekicks. Don Mills, Ont., Canada : Harlequin Teen, [2017].

“Ryan, Harley and Miles are very different people the swimmer, the rebel and the nerd. All they’ve ever had in common is Isaac, their shared best friend. When Isaac dies unexpectedly, the three boys must come to terms with their grief…”–OCLC.



Hardinge, Frances. A skinful of shadows. New York : Amulet Books, [2017].

“In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the twelve-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.”–Provided by publisher.



Long, Hayley, 1971-. Sophie someone. 1st U.S. ed. 2017. Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2017.

Sophie, desperate to unlock her identity, discovers her roots and why her family left England in the first place.



Weston, Carol. Speed of life. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, [2017].

Missing her mother who died last year, fourteen-year-old Sofia finds an anonymous outlet for her personal questions and deep, dark secrets in the Dear Kate advice columnist, until, much to her horror, Sofia’s father starts dating Kate.



Turner, Megan Whalen. Thick as thieves. 1st ed. New York, NY : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“Kamet, a secretary and slave to his Mede master, has the ambition and the means to become one of the most powerful people in the Empire. But with a whispered warning the future he envisioned is wrenched away, and he is forced onto a very different path”–Provided by publisher.



Shusterman, Neal. Thunderhead. 1st ed. New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2018].

Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom, putting them at odds, and the Thunderhead is not pleased.


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

“Who is Hokuto, really, and why has he shown up in the middle of a battle wearing an unsanctioned and unidentified Ultraman suit? His appearance is just another mystery on Shinjiro’s list of unanswered questions. The machinations of shadowy enemies are emerging, and Shinjiro finds himself even more shocked as events unfold”–Back cover.


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Shimizu, Eiichi, 1978-. Ultraman. VIZ Signature ed. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2017].

“Twelve years ago, a tragic airline crash alerted the SSSP to the activities of aliens on Earth. But what was Bemular doing there when the plane went down? Was he responsible for the crash? The answers to these questions could confirm the SSSP’s supsicions, but accepting the facts will be more difficult. The secrets that Shinjiro and Dan uncover may take them into a trap they can’t escape…”–Back cover.


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Shimizu, Eiichi, 1978-. Ultraman. VIZ Signature ed. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2017].

“Fighting to protect his childhood friend Yuko from the shadowy group that sent the Ace Killer Squad after him, Seiji Hokuto has his work cut out for him. Shinjiro, Jack and the alien Red also join the fight. But the members of the Ace Killer Squad are more ruthless than any enemy Shinjiro has ever faced. Taking down these villains is going to take some help from an older and very upset Ultraman!”–Back cover.


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Shimizu, Eiichi, 1978-. Ultraman. VIZ Signature ed. San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2017].

“The number of incidents involving the shadowy cabal known as the Star of Darkness is on the rise. In New York City, the organization floods the streets with a dangerous drug that changes people into violent superhuman criminals! But one victim, a Japanese photographer named Kotaro Higashi, decides to fight back–a choice that may just lead him to join forces with…”–Back cover.


Merrell, Billy. Vanilla. ON/ORDER.


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Goodell, Jeff. The water will come : rising seas, sinking cities, and the remaking of the civilized world. 1st ed.: November 2017. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2017.

“Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth’s thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster. By century’s end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world’s shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed”–Jacket flap.


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Cham, Jorge. We have no idea : a guide to the unknown universe. New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.

“Humanity’s understanding of the physical world is full of gaps. Not tiny little gaps you can safely ignore–there are huge yawning voids in our basic notions of how the world works. Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson team up to explore everything we don’t know about the universe, and while introducing the biggest mysteries in physics, they also helpfully demystify many complicated things we do know. And although the universe is full of weird things that don’t make any sense, Cham and Whiteson make a compelling case that the questions we can’t answer are as interesting as theones we can, and they invite us to see the universe as a possibly boundless expanse of uncharted territory that’s still ours to explore.”–adapted from dust jacket.


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Wallis, Pete. What does consent really mean? London : Singing Dragon, an imprint of Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

“Learn more about consent and what it means for you by following a group of teenage friends chatting on their way home from school. Confronted by the myths and taboos surrounding sex and consent, they talk about their own experiences and debate what’s okay and what’s not, as they explore what consent really means.”–Back cover.



Arnold, Elana K. What girls are made of. Minneapolis, MN : Carolrhoda Lab, [2017].

Sixteen-year-old Nina Faye navigates the difficult world of teenage relationships and dysfunctional family dynamics.



Thomas, Leah, 1989-. When light left us. New York : Bloomsbury, 2018.

Not long after Hank, Ana, and Milo Vasquez’s father leaves, an alien named Luz arrives and uses them to satisfy his curiosity, then leaves them forever changed.



Steiger, A. J. When my heart joins the thousand. 1st ed. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].

“In a futuristic reality, one girl falls in love with the boy whose memories she tries to erase”–OCLC.