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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Graphic Novel added:

Lighter than my shadow / Katie Green

A graphic memoir of eating disorders, abuse and recovery.

Like most kids, Katie was a picky eater. She'd sit at the table in silent protest, hide uneaten toast in her bedroom, listen to parental threats that she'd have to eat it for breakfast.

But in any life a set of circumstance can collide, and normal behavior might soon shade into something sinister, something deadly. One day you can find yourself being told you have two weeks to live.

Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness.

Your Black Friend and Other Strangers /  Ben Passmore 

Your Black Friend and Other Strangers is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Passmore. Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humor and lived relatability.

Shattered warrior / Sharron Shinn & Molly Knox Ostertag

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. Aside from her acquaintances at the factory where she toils for the Derichets, Colleen makes a single friend in Jann, a member of the violent group of rebels known as the Chromatti. One day Colleen receives shocking news: her niece Lucy is alive and in need of her help. Together, Colleen, Jann, and Lucy create their own tenuous family.
 More Teen Fiction to make some summer selections!

Aftermath / Kelley Armstrong
Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, Skye Gilchrist is moving home. But there's no sympathy for Skye and her family because Luka wasn't a victim; he was a shooter. Jesse Mandal knows all too well that the scars of the past don't heal easily. The shooting cost Jesse his brother and his best friend--Skye. Ripped apart by tragedy, Jesse and Skye can't resist reopening the mysteries of their past. But old wounds hide darker secrets. And the closer Skye and Jesse get to the truth of what happened that day, the closer they get to a new killer.

The leaf reader / Emily Arsenault
Outsider Marnie begins reading tea leaves for fun, but when basketball star Matt asks for a reading related to his friend who disappeared, Marnie's readings begin to seem real--and potentially dangerous.

Munmun / Jesse Andrews
In a society where a person's size is directly proportional to his or her wealth, littlepoor Warner, thirteen, and Prayer, fifteen, struggle to improve their lot in a world built against them.

Girl made of stars / Ashley Herring Blake
Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. Hearts are power, and with the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. When a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own, the Sea Queen transforms Lira a human as punishment. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian's heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever. Hunting sirens is Prince Elian's calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good--but can he trust her?

A conspiracy of stars / Olivia A. Cole
Octavia is excited to study the plants and animals of Faloiv until she witnesses one of the planet's indigenous people being attacked and begins to question her own family history and the scientists she has always admired.
 
Your one & only / Adrianne Finlay
Jack is a walking fossil. The only human among a sea of clones. It s been hundreds of years since humanity died off in the slow plague, leaving the clones behind to carry on human existence. Over time they have perfected their genes, moving further away from the imperfections of humanity. But if they really are perfect, why did they create Jack? While Jack longs for acceptance, Althea-310 struggles with the feeling that she's different from her sisters. Her fascination with Jack doesn't help. As Althea and Jack's connection grows stronger, so does the threat to their lives. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

The lies they tell / Gillian French
A tragic local mystery from the past is blown wide open when a girl from the poor side of town infiltrates a group of reckless, wealthy boys and uncovers more than she could have imagined.

Give me some truth : a novel with paintings / by Eric Gansworth
In 1980 life is hard on the Tuscarora Reservation in upstate New York, and most of the teenagers feel like they are going nowhere: Carson Mastick dreams of forming a rock band, and Maggi Bokoni longs to create her own conceptual artwork instead of the traditional beadwork that her family sells to tourists--but tensions are rising between the reservation and the surrounding communities, and somehow in the confusion of politics and growing up Carson and Maggi have to make a place for themselves.

Tess of the road / Rachel Hartman
In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons can be whomever they choose. Tess speaks out of turn, has wild ideas, and can't seem to keep out of trouble. When Tess's family decides the only path for her is a nunnery, she chooses a different path for herself. She cuts her hair, pulls on her boots, and sets out on a journey. The open road is a map to somewhere else-- a life where she might belong.

Royals / Rachel Hawkins
When Daisy's older sister gets engaged to the Crown Prince of Scotland, Daisy makes the royal rule-book all her own.

Hooper / Geoff Herbach
For Adam Reed, basketball is a passport. Adam s basketball skills have taken him from an orphanage in Poland to a loving adoptive mother in Minnesota. When he s tapped to play on a select AAU team along with some of the best players in the state, it just confirms that basketball is his ticket to the good life: to new friendships, to the girl of his dreams, to a better future.

Lizzie /  Dawn Ius
A modern-day reimagining of the story of Lizzie Borden, casting her as a shy seventeen-year-old whose blackouts become worse after her father and stepmother try to prevent her from studying to be a chef.

Isle of blood and stone / Makiia Lucier
When two maps surface, each bearing the same hidden riddle, nineteen-year-old Elias, a royal mapmaker, sets sail with King Ulises to uncover long-held secrets behind the mysterious disappearance of the king's two young brothers eighteen years earlier.

Ash Princess / Laura Sebastian
When her country was invaded, Theodosia's mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. The Kaiser had Theo crowned Ash Princess-- a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years a captive in her own palace, Theo has endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. One night the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn't always won on the battlefield.

My so-called Bollywood life / Nisha Sharma
Betrayed by Raj, who she thought she was fated to marry, seventeen-year-old Winnie Mehta teams with fellow film fan Dev to get her life back on track and find her true soul mate.







Thursday, May 24, 2018

AUDIO BOOKS just added:

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska / John Green         
Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.


Turtles All the Way DownTurtles all the way down / John Green            
Aza Holmes is a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.








 Let me lie / Clare Mackintosh          Let Me Lie         Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter Anna is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as Anna digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her. She soon learns that nothing is as it seemed.

The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage: Book of Dust, Volume 1
La Belle Sauvage / Philip Pullman    (The Book of Dust ;Volume 1)             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.

I Am the Messenger
I am the messenger / Markus Zusak          

After capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct him to addresses where people need help, and he begins getting over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

GRAPHIC NOVELS  - new additions:

Poe : stories and poems: a graphic novel adaptation / Gareth Hinds          
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth HindsIt is true that I am nervous. But why will you say that I am mad? In stories and poems written well over a century ago, Edgar Allan Poe established himself as the original American master of gothic horror. Now, acclaimed artist-adapter Gareth Hinds translates Poe's dark genius into the graphic novel format for Poe fans new and old. Blood, bones, and flickering firelight set the mood for Hinds's vision of Poe's macabre and tragic worlds. In "The Cask of Amontillado," a man takes a terrifying revenge on a friend who has insulted him. In "The Masque of the Red Death," a prince hosts a party in his abbey stronghold while plague spreads outside. A prisoner finds himself in the sadistic clutches of the Spanish Inquisition in "The Pit and the Pendulum," and in "The Telltale Heart," a single milky eye incites madness and murder. Alongside the tales are visual interpretations of three iconic poems: "The Raven," "The Bells," and Poe's poignant elegy to lost love, "Annabel Lee." Taken together, these seven concise graphic narratives both amplify and honor a timeless legacy.

Wires and nerve. Volume 2, Gone rogue / Marissa Meyer ; illustrated by Stephen Gilpin 
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Gone RogueThe world of the Lunar Chronicles comes alive in this thrilling continuation of Wires and Nerve. Iko, an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder, has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna.

Mary's monster : love, madness, and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein / Lita Judge        
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created FrankensteinA free verse biography of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, featuring over 300 pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations.

NEW TEEN FICTION:

Onyx & ivory / Mindee Arnett      
Onyx & IvoryCast out of the nobility after her father's attempt to assassinate the high king, Kate's job as a royal courier brings her to the scene of a drake massacre where she finds Corvin, the king's son and her first love.

Before the devil breaks you : a Diviners novel / Libba Bray  (Diviners ;bk. 3)      Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners)
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.

I have lost my way Gayle Forman           
I Have Lost My WayAround the time that Freya loses her voice while recording her debut album, Harun is making plans to run away from everyone he has ever loved, and Nathaniel is arriving in New York City with a backpack, a desperate plan, and nothing left to lose. When a fateful accident draws these three strangers together, their secrets start to unravel as they begin to understand that the way out of their own loss might just lie in helpƯing the others out of theirs.

The afterlife of Holly Chase / Cynthia Hand             
The Afterlife of Holly ChaseAfter being visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, Holly Chase chooses not to mend her spoiled ways, and upon her death discovers her selfishness has caused her to work for eternity as a ghost of Christmas past.

Tradition / Brendan Kiely       
TraditionAt Fullbrook Academy, where tradition reigns supreme, James Baxter and Jules Devereux take on privilege, sexism, and the importance of consent.

Restore me / Tahereh Mafi         
Restore Me (Shatter Me)It's been sixteen days since Juliette Ferrars killed the supreme commander of North America and took over as ruler of the Reestablishment on the continent ... Juliette thought she'd won.  She took over sector 45 and now has Warner by her side.  But she's still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch--and with so much power in her young hands, the world is watching her every move, waiting to see what happens next.

The disappearances / Emily Bain Murphy            
The DisappearancesEvery seven years, an important thing, like scent, disappears from the town of Sterling and Aila, sixteen, is determined to find the cause and how her recently-deceased mother was involved.

Puddin' / Julie Murphy              
Puddin'Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on.
Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend.
When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing that they might have more in common than they ever imagined.

Sky in the deep / Adrienne Young      
Sky in the Deep
Raised to be a warrior, seventeen-year-old Eelyn fights alongside her Aska clansmen in an ancient rivalry against the Riki clan, but when faced with her brother's betrayal, and driven by a growing love for her brother's friend Fiske, she attempts to unite the two clans.

The radical element : 12 stories of daredevils, debutantes, and other dauntless girls / edited by Jessica Spotswood (Short Stories)             The Radical Element: 12 Stories of Daredevils, Debutantes & Other Dauntless Girls
An anthology of historical short stories features a diverse array of girls standing up for themselves and their beliefs, forging their own paths while resisting society's expectations.




Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Read about - rebel ladies who rocked the world!

Brazen : rebel ladies who rocked the world / Pénélope Bagieu ; [English translation by Montana Kane]

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With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
Clementine Delait, Bearded lady -- Nzinga, Queen of Ndongo and Matamba -- Margaret Hamilton, Terrifying actress -- Las Mariposas, Rebel sisters -- Josephina van Gorkum, Obstinate lover -- Loxen, Warrior and shaman -- Annette Kellerman, Mermaid -- Delia Akeley, Explorer -- Josephine Baker, Dancer, French Revolution Resistance Fighter, Matriarch -- Tove Jansson, Painter, creator of Trolls -- Agnodice, Gynecologist -- Leymah Gbowee, Social worker -- Giorgina Reid, Lighthouse keeper -- Christine Jorgensen, Reluctant celebrity -- Temple Grandin, Animal whisperer -- Sonita Alizadeh, Rapper -- Cheryl Bridges, Athlete -- Therésè Clerc, Utopian realist -- Betty Davis, Singer-songwriter -- Nellie Bly, Journalist -- The Shaggs, Rock stars -- Katia Krafft, Volcanologist -- Jesseyln Radack, Lawyer -- Hedy Lamarr, Actress and inventor -- Naziq al-Abid, Activist aristocrat -- Frances Glessner Lee, Crime miniaturist -- Mae Jemison, Astronaut -- Peggy Guggenheim, Lover of modern art.

                                    Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
Introducing: Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo vols. 1 - 8

Soul Eater  is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by series creator Atsushi Ōkubo. The series revolves around  three teams consisting of Meisters and Demon Weapons as they attend Death Weapon Meister Academy run by the headmaster, Death. They defend the world from the forces of evil as well as attempt to craft a Death Scythe, a weapon fit for the headmaster, by hunting down 99 evil human souls and one Witch soul.

Soul Eater, Vol. 1Soul Eater, Vol. 2Soul Eater, Vol. 3
Soul Eater, Vol. 4Soul Eater, Vol. 5Soul Eater, Vol. 6
Soul Eater, Vol. 7Soul Eater, Vol. 8