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New Resources Added to Our Library Collections 414
New Resources Added to Our Library Collections

New Resources:
Sept 2017 - Apr 2018


MAY 2018


APRIL 2018

    Dietrich, Cale (jr)
    • The Love Interest - call#: F DIE (Within a secret organization that cultivates teenage spies, agents called “Love Interests” are assigned to get close to people destined for great power and thus gain valuable secrets.)

    Reynolds, Jason (jr)
    • Long Way Down - call#: F REY (After 15-year-old Will sees his older brother, Shawn, gunned down on the streets, he sets out to do the expected: the rules dictate no crying, no snitching, and revenge. Will leaves his apartment with his brother’s gun tucked in his waistband. As he travels down on the elevator, the door opens on certain floors, and Will is confronted with a different figure from his past, each a victim of gun violence, each important in his life -- all trying to cope with the circumstances of their environment while expressing the love, uncertainty, and hope that all humans share.)

    Thomas, Angie (jr)
    • The Hate U Give - call#: F THO (A groundbreaking, thought-provoking debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, 16 year old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black 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.)


MARCH 2018

    Albert, Melissa (jr)
    • The Hazel Wood - call#: F ALB (A psychological horror featuring an angry, sharp-witted young protagonist full of spiky self-reliance)

    Albertalli, Becky (jr)
    • The Upside of Unrequited - call#: F ALB (The pain and elation of young love. It follows two sisters trying to balance their relationship with new crushes.)

    Anderson, Natalie C. (jr)
    • City of Saints and Thieves - call#: F AND (A tale of revenge and redemption, tracking a murderer through the jungles of Congo and the far reaches of cyberspace, shining a light on the importance of family and friendship along the way.)

    Clayton, Dhonielle (jr)
    • The Belles - call#: F CLA (In this fairytale commentary, where anyone can change their skin color as often as they can change their hair color, race is fluid. Camellia as the most powerful Belle, is in charge of the royal family’s looks. With this comes perilous threats to all the Belles and the kingdom.)

    Goobie, Beth Canadian flag (jr)
    • The Pain Eater - call#: F GOO (Once again Beth Goobie brings the voice to the teenage outsider and victim in a way that she only can. This is a journey into a young rape victim’s denial, keeping the ugly memories at bay through self-mutilation, and finally gaining the courage to confront her fears and her attackers.)

    Green, John (jr)
    • Turtles All the Way Down - call#: F GRE (Literary genius John Green revisits the “gloomy” canvas of middle America populated by astonishingly articulate teenagers with a penchant for existential debate. This title scores 4+/5 out of more than 100,000 ratings.)

    Honeyman, Gail (jr)
    • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - call#: F HON (Bit by bit, and with extraordinary courage, however, Eleanor begins peeling the layers of protective numbness that have kept her in profound loneliness. This debut novel is touted as an absolute joy, laugh-out-loud funny but deeply moving story about loneliness, hope, tragedy and humanity.)

    Keating, Lucy (jr)
    • Literally - call#: F KEA (A sweet, quirky romance with appealing characters that blurs the line between reality and fiction.)

    Lu, Marie (jr)
    • Warcross - call#: F LU (When a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths. Marie Lu conjures an immersive exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.)

    Meyer Marissa (jr)
    • Renegades - call#: F MEY (Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies -- humans with extraordinary abilities who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. But while one “secret identity” wants vengeance, the other wants justice. Together, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew.)

    Ness, Patrick (jr)
    • A Monster Calls - call#: F NES (An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, and an unexpected monstrous visitor. The book has a razor sharp sadness as it cuts through to the sad and dismal days our protagonist has to endure. But at the same time, it is also a beguiling and heart-rending tale, tender and eviscerating in turn.)

    Oppel, Kenneth Canadian flag (jr)
    • Every Hidden Thing - call#: F OPP (Two competitive paleontologist families head west in the late 19th century to discover dinosaur bones in the Badlands of South Dakota.)

    Pullman, Philip (jr)
    • The Book of Dust - call#: F PUL (The Book of Dust is an as-yet-uncompleted trilogy of fantasy novels by Philip Pullman and is a companion to His Dark Materials trilogy. The plot focuses on a battle for free speech and thought against a theocratic totalitarian organisation.)

    Reintgen, Scott (jr)
    • Nyxia - call#: F REI (Emmet will do anything to help his parents, so he signs up with a megacorp's secret interplanetary mission that promises lavish payment and medical care for participants' families. A big part of the book’s strength comes from watching how the many different participants interact with one another and seeing how friendships (and rivalries) are born.)

    Roth, Veronica (jr)
    • Carve the Mark - call#: F ROT (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. This intergalactic adventure is a stunning portrayal of the power of friendship—and love—in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts. )

    Saenz, Benjamin Alire (jr)
    • The Inexplicable Logic of My Life - call#: F SAE (A mesmerizing, poetic exploration of family, friendship, love and loss" – a story about teenagers living “their” teenage lives–figuring out who “they” are, changing, finding “their” people, hurting, loving, and growing.)

    Satrapi, Marjane (jr)
    • The Complete Persepolis - call#: F SAT (A wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. The book is filled with happiness, grief and moments of childhood in a world where all children are forced to grow up.)

    Silvera, Adam (jr)
    • They Both Die at the End - call#: F SIL (There’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.)
    • History is All You Left Me - call#: F SIL (When Griffin's first love and ex-boyfriend, Theo, dies in a drowning accident, his universe implodes. Even though Theo had moved to California for college and started seeing Jackson, Griffin never doubted Theo would come back to him when the time was right.)

    Stone, Nic (jr)
    • Dear Martin - call#: F STO (A powerful and incredibly nuanced look at racism, police brutality, privilege, profiling, and so much more. Justyce and his best friend Manny, encounter an angry, racist, off-duty cop while blaring their music at a stoplight. What happens here, and after, is heartbreaking, profoundly moving, and often incredibly infuriating.)

    Taylor, Laini (jr)
    • Strange the Dreamer - call#: F TAY (Per a quote from the book itself: “For what [are people] but the sum of all the scraps of their memor[ies] and experience[s]: a finite set of components with an infinite array of expressions[?]” personalities are malleable, dreams are strange, strange is good, and the passions and obsessions that spring from our dreams are our destinies, not our choice.)

    Walters, Eric Canadian flag (jr)
    • Fourth Dimension - call#: F WAL (In a world with no power, chaos soon descends.This is a dynamic look at the disintegration of society in the wake of a massive and mysterious outage that has knocked out all modern amenities.)

    Younge, Danielle Ullman (jr)
    • Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined - call#: F YOU (This is an emotionally resonant, fabulously crafted novel about a young woman figuring out who she is and dealing with some seriously devastating events in her life. As a girl who must survive an extreme wilderness experience to prove to her mother that she has the strength to pursue her dreams, she learns where her true albatross lies.)

    Zentner, Jeff (jr)
    • Goodbye Days - call#: F ZEN (Seventeen-year-old Carver Briggs feels responsible for the deaths of his best friends and must deal with his own life, now forever altered. “Where are you guys? Text me back,” Carver texted his friend Mars, who replied, or at least started to, as proven by the half-composed text found on Mars’ phone at the crash site. The novel peels back the many layers of feeling that Carver experiences as he deals with his family, the families of his friends, and school, the present-tense narration putting readers directly in Carver’s head. )
    • The Serpent King - call#: F ZEN (This is a contemporary novel chronicling the coming-of-age of three high school seniors, misfits and best friends while on the cusp of graduating from high school with hopes of leaving their small-town behind. It is a much-beloved story of three teens who find themselves and each other.)


    Akkad, Omar
    • American war - call#: F AKK (a post-apocalyptic parable about the ruinous consequences of war)

    Allende, Isabel
    • In the midst of winter - call#: F ALL(through 3 intertwined lives, this world acclaimed author examines the themes of political injustice, the art of survival, and our essential need for love)

    Chariandy, DavidCanadian flag
    • Brother - call#: F CHA (powerful novel about poverty, immigration, race and family)

    Coelho, Paulo
    • Brida - call#: F COE (a tale of love, passion, mystery and spirituality)
    • Veronika decides to die - call#: F COE (in a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, Coehlo questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuality)
    • The witch of Portobello - call#: F COE (Can we be true to ourselves when we cannot be sure of who we even are? This is fiery diatribe about love, fear, and the search for all things meaningful)

    Crate, Joan
    • Black apple - call#: F CRA (an unforgettable novel about an irrepressible Blackfoot girl's will to survive life at a residential school; and an aging nun of the Sisters of Brotherly Love -- an order of nuns "dedicated to saving Indigenous children from damnation")

    Dazai, Osamu
    • No longer human - call#: F DAZ (without sentimentality this world acclaimed author presents us tith a powerful exploration of an individual's alienation from society. The novel has come to "echo the sentiments of youth".)
    • The setting sun - - call#: F DAZ (This powerful and tragic novel vividly paints life in a nation in social and moral crisis. It probes the destructive effects of war and the from a feudal Japan to an industrial society.)

    Dimaline, Cherie
    • The marrow thieves - call#: F DIM (the Indigenous people of North america are being hunted for their bone marrrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost -- the ability to dream)

    Haslett, Adam
    • Imagine me gone - call#: F HAS (a portrait of how a single isolated tragedy can become the event that defines many painful lives)

    Mbue, Imbolo
    • Behold the dreamers - call#: F MBU (a commentary on race, immigration, family and capitalist excess within the quintessential "American Dream")

    O'Connor, Joseph
    • Star of the sea - call#: F OCO (a spellbinding thriller of tragedy and healing -- the further the ship sails towrds the Promised Land, the more her passsengers seem moored to a past which will never let them go.)

    Ward, Jesmyn
    • Sing, unburied, sing - call#: F WAR (a journey through Mississippi’s past and present, this examines the ugly legacies, violence, and family bonds at the heart of the American story)











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