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May 2017

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. American women speak : an encyclopedia and document collection of women’s oratory. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017].

“American Women Speak gives voice to potent female speakers of the past as well as to activists, witnesses, and leaders of our own time”–Provided by publisher.

Hutchinson, Shaun David. At the edge of the universe. First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.

Share the heartbreaking story of a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from other’s memories.

Bui, Thi, author, illustrator. The best we could do : an illustrated memoir.

Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, exploring the anguish of immigration.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Black Panther : a nation under our feet. Book 1. New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2016].

“T’Challa confronts a dramatic upheaval in Wakanda that will make leading the African nation tougher than ever before! When a superhuman terrorist group calling itself The People sparks a violent uprising, the land famed for its incredible technology and proud warrior traditions will be thrown into turmoil. As suicide bombers terrorize the population, T’Challa struggles to reunite his ciizens, and a familiar villain steps out of the shadows. If Wakanda is to survive, it must adapt–but can its monarch, one in a long line of Black Panthers, survive the necessary change? Heavy hangs the head that wears the cowl!”–Back cover.

Coates, Ta-Nehisi. Black Panther : a nation under our feet. Book 2. New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2017].

“As Zenzi and his people poison Wakanda’s citizens against the Black Panther, a cabal of nation-breakers is assembled. And Ayo and Aneka, the Midnight Angels, are courted by Tetu to help raise their land to new glory! His allies dwindling, T’Challa must rely on his elite secret police, the Hatut Zeraze, and fellow Avenger Eden Fesi, a.k.a. Manifold! And with T’Challa’s back truly against the wall, he even calls in some old friends to lend a hand: Luke Cage, Misty Knight and Storm! But Wakanda may be too far gone for this all-new, all-different Crew–and there’s one job the Panther must handle alone. Only he can voyage into the Djalia! Getting there is hard enough, but can even he find his sister Shuri inside Wakanda’s collective memory?”–Back cover.

Elliott, David, 1947-. Bull. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017].

A modern twist on the Theseus and Minotaur myth, told in verse.

McCoy, Mary, 1976-. Camp So-and-So. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2017].

“Twenty five girls are invited to attend the mysterious Camp So-and-So over the summer where they work with their cabin mates to compete in the All-Camp Sports 7 Follies”–Provided by publisher.

Chastain, Emma, 1979-. Chloe Winter’s diary : confessions of a high school disaster. New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.

“Chloe Winter chonicles a year in her high school life, sharing the highs and lows of family, friendship, school, and love”–.

Frydenborg, Kay. A dog in the cave : the wolves who made us human. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.

“Fossils show we’ve shared our work and homes with dogs for tens of thousands of years. Now there’s growing evidence that we influenced dogs’ evolution-and they, in turn, changed ours. Even more than our closest relatives, the apes, dogs are the species with whom we communicate best. Combining history, paleontology, biology, and cutting-edge medical science, Kay Frydenborg paints a picture of how two different species became deeply entwined-and how we coevolved into the species we are today.”–

Latham, Jennifer. Dreamland burning. 1st ed.: January 2017. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2017.

“When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family’s property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery”–Provided by publisher.

McGuire, Seanan. Every heart a doorway. 1st ed.: April 2016. New York : A Tom Doherty Associates book, 2016.

“Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere… else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced… they change a person. The children under Miss West’s care understand all too well. And each of them is seeking a way back to their own fantasy world. But Nancy’s arrival marks a change at the Home. There’s a darkness just around each corner, and when tragedy strikes, it’s up to Nancy and her new-found schoolmates to get to the heart of things. No matter the cost”–Provided by publisher.

Kenney, Karen Latchana. Exoplanets : worlds beyond our solar system. Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2017].

Learn about the planets that exist outside of our solar system, and the actions scientists are taking to learn more about them. –Provided by publisher.

Ross, Edward (Comic book artist). Filmish : a graphic journey through film. London : Self Made Hero, 2015.

In graphic novel format looks at the history of motion pictures.

Zarr, Sara. Gem & Dixie. New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017].

“Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other”–Jacket flap.


Reynolds, Jason. Ghost. 1st ed. New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books For Young Readers, [2016].

“Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential”–Provided by publisher.

Gonzales, Andrea, author. Girl code : gaming, going viral, and getting it done. First edition.

Girl Code addresses the problem of gender inequality in STEM, one of the most important areas of education for success in the modern world.

Stone, Tanya Lee. Girl rising : changing the world one girl at a time. 1st ed. New York : Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017].

“Follows girls who are coming of age in the developing world and confronting barriers to their education”–OCLC.

Barnhill, Kelly Regan. The girl who drank the moon. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.

“An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her.”–Provided by publisher.

Zentner, Jeff. Goodbye days : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Crown, [2017].

“Looks at a teen’s life after the death of his best friend and how he navigates through the guilt and pain by celebrating their lives–and ultimately learning to forgive himself”–.

Thomas, Angie. The hate u give. 1st ed. New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does-or does not-say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Konigsberg, Bill. Honestly Ben. 1st ed., April 2017. New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2017.

Ben Carver returns for the spring semester at the exclusive Natick School in Massachusetts determined to put his relationship with Rafe Goldberg behind him and concentrate on his grades and the award that will mean a full scholarship–but Rafe is still there, there is a girl named Hannah whom he meets in the library, and behind it all is his relationship with his distant, but demanding father.

Chandler, Murray. How to beat your dad at chess. London : Gambit, 1998.

This book explains that the best way to beat a stronger opponent (whether a friend, a clubmate, or even Dad) in the opening stages of the game and shows the fifty most effective opening traps that chess masters use to win games.

Guerrero, Diane, 1986-. In the country we love : my family divided. 1st ed. 2016. New York, N.Y. : Henry Holt and Co., 2016.

Diane Guerrero, television actress from the hits “Orange is the New Black” and “Jane the Virgin,” recalls the day her parents were detained and deported when she was 14, and how she was able to remain in the country, finish her education, and build a successful acting career.

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire, author. The inexplicable logic of my life : a novel.

A story set on the American border with Mexico, about family and friendship, life and death, and one teen struggling to understand what his adoption does and doesn’t mean about who he is.

Mesrobian, Carrie. Just a girl. 1st ed. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017].

“When her divorced parents start living together again, Rianne finds herself questioning her future, her relationship with Luke, and why she’s gotten stuck with an ‘easy girl’ reputation for doing the same exact things as guys without any judgment.”–OCLC.

McCarthy, Andrew, 1962-. Just fly away. 1st ed. Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin, 2017.

Fifteen-year-old Lucy Willows discovers that her father had an illegitimate child, now an eight-year-old boy who lives in the same town, and she begins to question everything she thought she knew about her family and life.

Aveyard, Victoria. King’s cage. 1st ed. New York, NY : Findaway World, [2017].

“Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother’s web in an attempt to maintain control over his country–and his prisoner. As Mare bears the weight of Silent Stone in the palace, her once-ragtag band of newbloods and Reds continue organizing, training, and expanding. They prepare for war, no longer able to linger in the shadows. And Cal, the exiled prince with his own claim on Mare’s heart, will stop at nothing to bring her back. When blood turns on blood, and ability on ability, there may be no one left to put out the fire–leaving Norta as Mare knows it to burn all the way down”–Amazon.

Vlahos, Len. Life in a fishbowl. New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

Fifteen-year-old Jackie is determined to reclaim her family’s privacy and dignity by ending a reality television program about her father’s terminal brain tumor.

Like Father, Like Son: : My Story on Running, Coaching and Parenting. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.

Matt Centrowitz was born in New York, New York, and attended Power Memorial Academy, where he became the first New Yorker to break nine minutes in the two mile run (8:56.00), and retains one of the top ten all time high school 1500 meter times (3:43.4). He attended Manhattan College, then transferred to the University of Oregon. In 1976, he broke Steve Prefontaine’s 1500 meter school record, running 3:36.7. He was on the 1976 US Olympic team (1500 meters) and the Duck’s 1977 NCAA Cross Country Championship team. He won four US National Championships in the 5000 meters and set an American record in the 5000 meters in 13:12.91. Matt now coaches at American University and has coached over 20 All-American runners. He is the proud father of Lauren, Mathew and Marisa Centrowitz and was fortunate enough to watch Mathew win the gold medal in the 1500 meters at the 2016 Rio Olympics”–Back cover.

Hatke, Ben. Mighty Jack. 1st ed. 2016. New York : First Second, [2016].

“Jack might be the only kid in the world who is dreading the summer. But he’s got a good reason: summer is when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It’s a lot of responsibility, and it’s boring, too, because Maddy doesn’t talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk–and tells Jack to trade their mom’s car for a box of mysterious seeds. It’s the best mistake Jack has ever made. What starts as a normal garden behind the house quickly grows up into a wild, magical jungle with tiny onion babies running amok, huge, pink pumpkins that bite, and, on one moonlit night that changes everything…a dragon.”–Back cover.

Reichs, Brendan. Nemesis. New York, NY : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, [2017].

As the Anvil, an enormous asteroid, threatens to end all life on Earth, sixteen-year-old Min begins to uncover a lifetime of lies, a sinister conspiracy involving all students in her sophomore class in Fire Lake, Idaho.

Takano, Ichigo, 1986-. Orange : the complete collection. English version. [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC, [2016].

“On the day that Naho begins 11th grade, she receives a letter from herself ten years in the future. At first, she writes it off as a prank, but as the letter’s predictions come true one by one Naho realizes that the letter might be the real deal. Her future self tells Naho that a new transfer student, a boy named Kakeru, will soon join her class. The letter begs Naho to watch over him, saying that only Naho can save Kakeru from a terrible future. Who is this mystery boy, and can Naho save him from his destiny?”–

Vaughan, Brian K. Paper girls. Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2016].

“In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four twelve-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this … series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.”–Back cover.

Vaughan, Brian K. Paper girls. Berkeley, CA : Image Comics, Inc., [2016].

“After surviving the strangest night of their lives in the Cleveland suburb of Stony Stream, intrepid young newspaper deliverers Erin, Mac, and Tiffany find themselves launched from 1988 to a distant and terrifying future… the year 2016”–Back cover.

Deutsch, Kevin. Pill City : How two honor roll students foiled the Feds and built a drug empire. 1st ed.: January 2017. New York : St. Martin’s Press, 2017.

Criminal justice reporter Kevin Deutsch chronicles the rise of looters as they help steal $100 million worth of high-powered opiates in order to build a nationwide empire from scratch.

Cagan, Kayla. Piper Perish. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, [2017].

Piper Perish and her two friends, Kit and Enzo, have long planned on getting out of Houston and going to art school in New York City together, but halfway through their senior year Enzo breaks up with her at a dance in the most public, spectacular, and embarrassing manner possible–and suddenly Piper is faced with a series of life and relationship changing events that threaten her dream.

Lemire, Jeff. Plutona. Berkeley, CA : Image Comics Inc., [2016].

“Five suburban kids make a shocking discovery while exploring the woods one day after school .. the body of the world’s greatest superhero, Plutona, laying dead among the mud and grass. This discovery sends them on a journey that will threaten to tear apart their friendship and their lives”–Back cover.

Keyser, Amber. Pointe, claw. Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2017].

“After eight years of separation childhood best friends are reunited. One is studying to be a professional ballerina, the other has a rare disease that is rapidly taking its toll”–Provided by publisher.

Russell, Mark, 1971-. Prez. Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2016].

“Meet Beth Ross, the first teenaged President of the United States. In a nation where corporations can run for office, the poor are used as human billboards, and tacos are delivered by drone, our only hope is this nineteen-year-old Twitter sensation. But the real question isn’t whether she’s ready for politics–it’s whether politics is ready for her”–Provided by publisher.

Oseman, Alice. Radio silence. 1st U.S. ed., 2017. New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.

When Frances and Aled spend the summer collaborating on her favorite podcast, they realize they understand each other in a way no one else does.

Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965, author. Shirley Jackson’s “The lottery” : the authorized graphic adaptation. First edition.

Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” continues to thrill and unsettle readers nearly seven decades after it was first published. By turn puzzling and harrowing, “The Lottery” raises troubling questions about conformity, tradition, and the ritualized violence that may haunt even the most bucolic, peaceful village. This graphic adaptation by Jackson’s grandson Miles Hyman allows readers to experience “The Lottery” as never before.

Taylor, Laini, author. Strange the dreamer. First edition: March 2017.

“In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.”–OCLC.

Strand, Jeff. Stranger things have happened. Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Fire, [2017].

Fifteen-year-old Marcus tries to uphold the honor of his beloved great-grandfather, aka Zachary the Stupendous, by performing a daring magic trick involving a disappearing shark.

LaZebnik, Claire Scovell. Things I should have known. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017].

Here is the story of Chloe Mitchell, a Los Angeles girl on a quest to find love for her autistic sister, Ivy.

Slater, Dan. Wolf boys : two American teenagers and Mexico’s most dangerous drug cartel. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. September 2016. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.

Journalist Dan Slater takes readers through the heart of the Mexican drug trade, and the two teens that were turned into pawns for the cartels.

Brant, Wendy. Zenn diagram. Toronto, ON : KCP Loft, 2017.

“Eva Walker is a seventeen-year-old math genius. And if that doesn’t do wonders for her popularity, there is another thing that makes it even worse: when she touches another person or anything that belongs to them from clothes to textbooks to cell phones she sees a vision of their emotions. this is ehlpful for her work as a math tutor, but it means she can never get close to people. Then one day a new studen walks into Eva’s life. His jacket gives off so much emotional trauma that she falls to the floor. Eva is instantly drawn to Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist who also has a trouble home life, and her feeling only grow when she realizes that she can touch Zenn’s skin without having visions. But when she discovers the history that links them, the truth threatens to tear the two apart.”–Amazon.