Presents the life and trial of an Ontario woman who was falsely imprisoned for the murder of her young son.
New Teen Materials
Vote Loki / Christopher Hastings, writer ; Langdon Foss (#1, #3-4) & Paul McCaffrey (#2), artists ; Chris Chuckry with Rachelle Rosenberg (#3), color artists.
"Loki is may things: god, trickster, brother, son, villain, even hero. Now he wants to add one more title to the list: President of the United States! That's right, the God of Mischief wants to be ruler of the free world! But is this just another scheme? One fact is certain: With Loki's winning smile and silver tongue on the campaign trail, this election just got a lot more interesting! He'll soon have the American people eating out of the palm of his hand, but can would-be President Laufeyson sway the media? And what will be his response when the heroes of Earth launch their attack ad? A crisis in Latveria offers Loki the chance to demonstrate his foreign policy...but surely he wouldn't cause a national catastrophe just for a little good press? Would he?,"--page  of cover.
After 17-year-old Grey witnesses the tragic death of his mother in Colorado, he is shipped off to live with his aunt in inner-city Baltimore, where he struggles to fit in to a new school and community. His new friend Akil introduces him to the enigmatic Kurtis, the leader of a group that uses high-octane sports as a form of social activism. By challenging the police with death-defying stunts and posting videos of them online, Kurtis, Grey, and their group become unlikely heroes in the fight against the prejudice that surrounds them.
"As much as most people value their privacy, the amount of information they share freely on social media is astounding. While this sharing may help create communities, security experts say it also destroys privacy. This book will discuss the scope of the growing privacy problem, potential consequences of "oversharing," and efforts to address it." -- Publisher's website.
Confronting stereotypes / by Robert Rodi and Laura Ross ; foreword by Kevin Jennings founder, GLSEN (the gay, lesbian & straight education network).
Introduces important women in business history, as well as the history of women's roles in the working world.
"Using the celebrated Kumon Method, this book helps to establish strong algebra skills, developed previously using the Pre-Algebra Workbook series. The topics covered in Algebra Workbook I include: algebraic expressions, solving equations and linear equations."-- Publishers description.
The spirit catches you and you fall down : a Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures / Anne Fadiman.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lia's parents and her doctors both wanted what was best for Lia, but the lack of understanding between them led to tragedy. Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest, and the Salon Book Award, Anne Fadiman's compassionate account of this cultural impasse is literary journalism at its finest. -- Provided by Publisher on back cover.
When Mytica is threatened by an epic clash between gods and mortals, Magnus and Cleo are forced to test the strength of their love in the face of a redemption-seeking King Gaius.
Shakespeare : investigate the bard's influence on today's world / Andi Diehn ; illustrated by Samuel Carbaugh.
Explores the language and themes of Shakespeare's plays and examines the playwright's reach in today's books, music, and movies.
Axcend : the world revolves around you. Volume 1 / Shane Davis, writer, penciller ; Michelle Delecki, inker ; Morry Hollowell, colorist ; Patrick Brosseau, letterer.
"When a group of gamers mistakenly set loose a virtual reality game into the real world, they risk everything to save an existence they always sought to escape."--Page  of cover.
Birthright. Volume two, Call to adventure / Joshua Williamson, creator, writer ; Andrei Bressan, creator, artist ; Adriano Lucas, colorist ; Pat Brosseau, letterer ; Michael Williamson, assistant e...
Mikey's return home has divided the Rhodes family in unexpected ways ... just as a new warrior from Terrenos arrives, looking for the father of her child.
"Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. Embracing her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen, Celaena returns to the empire--for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past"-- Provided by publisher.
A child with a precognitive gift sees visions of an evil awaiting his family.
Lirael lost one of her hands in the binding of Orannis, but now she has a new hand, one of gilded steel and Charter Magic. On a dangerous journey, Lirael returns to her childhood home, the Clayr's Glacier, where she was once a Second Assistant Librarian. There, a young woman from the distant North brings her a message from her long-dead mother, Arielle. It is a warning about the Witch with No Face. But who is the Witch, and what is she planning? Lirael must use her new powers to save the Old Kingdom from this great danger--and it must be forestalled not only in the living world but also in the cold, remorseless river of Death.
The young adult's guide to saying no : the complete guide to building confidence and finding your assertive voice / by Rebekah Sack.
"The urge to say yes to please everyone around you can be overwhelming. The truth in life is that knowing when to say "no" when you usually say "yes" is one of the most fundamentally important things you can do for yourself and for your relationships. This books walks everyone who has ever felt uncomfortable denying something to others through the process of recognizing how you truly feel." -- Page  of cover.
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. Four teens, each with a personal reason to fear the shooter, tell the tale from separate perspectives.
"A family's two-hundred-pound Saint Bernard is transformed by rabies and the insidious guidance of demonic forces into a terrifying monster" -- publisher.
"Can an entire city be haunted? The Losers' Club of 1958 seems to think so. After all, when they were teenagers back then, these seven friends who called the small New England metropolis of Derry their home had first-hand experience with what made this place so horribly different. Every twenty-seven years, something that has existed here for a very long time comes back to terrorize Derry, lurking in the city storm drains and sewers, taking the shape of every nightmare and deepest dread. And yet, time passed and the children grew up, moved away...the horror of what they all experienced buried deep, wrapped in forgetfulness. Now nearly thirty years later, they're all being called back to Derry for a final life-or-death confrontation with a primordial evil that stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories. For the Losers' Club and the thing known only as "It" have some unfinished business with each other..."--Back cover.
Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his inability to distinguish between faces makes it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and subjects him to even more ridicule and bullying.
With one key remaining to win Endgame, the remaining players desperately search for the final key before the destruction of the world is triggered.
Robbed of the powerful object she needed to save her mother, time traveler Etta Spencer is stranded far from home and the privateer she loves before resolving to destroy the astrolabe, a mission that is challenged by a shattering revelation.
After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.