When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius--his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with an actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse. Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through?
New Teen Materials
We are displaced : my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world / Malala Yousafzai with Liz Welch.
Introduces displaced people from around the world to give faces to the statistics and news stories readers see and hear.
Eighteen-year-old Bitterblue, queen of Monsea, realizes her heavy responsibility and the futility of relying on advisors who surround her with lies as she tries to help her people to heal from the thirty-five-year spell cast by her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities.
Eric: There was the day we were born. There was the minute Morgan and I decided we were best friends for life. The years where we stuck by each other's side--as Morgan's mom died, as he moved across town, as I joined the football team, as my parents started fighting. But sometimes I worry that Morgan and I won't be best friends forever. That there'll be a day, a minute, a second, where it all falls apart and there's no turning back the clock. Morgan: I know that every birthday should feel like a new beginning, but I'm trapped in this mixed-up body, in this wrong life, in Nowheresville, Tennessee, on repeat. With a dad who cares about his football team more than me, a mom I miss more than anything, and a best friend who can never know my biggest secret. Maybe one day I'll be ready to become the person I am inside. To become her. To tell the world. To tell Eric. But when? Six years of birthdays reveal Eric and Morgan's destiny as they come together, drift apart, fall in love, and discover who they're meant to be--and if they're meant to be together.
A guide to queer and transgender life, in graphic format, covers essential topics ranging from sexuality and gender identity to coming out and navigating gender-diverse relationships.
When a young black teen is murdered, his two best friends decide to keep his memory alive by promoting his music -- rhymes that could turn any hangout into a party -- with the help of his younger sister, Jasmine, who is out for justice. As the buzz builds, it forces Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine, to each confront the death in their own ways.
The life of Frederick Douglass : a graphic narrative of a slave's journey from bondage to freedom / David F. Walker ; art by Damon Smyth ; colors by Marissa Louise ; letters by James Guy Hill.
The invisible war : a World War I tale on two scales / created by Briony Barr & Dr. Gregory Crocetti ; written by Ailsa Wild in collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Barr ; illustrated by Ben Hutchings.
In 1916 on the Western Front, Annie Barnaby nurses combat-wounded and sick soldiers but a smaller and equally deadly battle is occuring in her intestines as her phages fight disentery.
Imperfect : a story of body image / written by Dounya Awada ; art by Miralti Firmansyah ; colors by Fahriza Kamaputra ; lettering by Tyler Smith for Comicraft.
A graphic memoir recounts the author's struggle with body dysmorphic disorder that began at the age of six with finding love in food when others were cruel and turned into the cycle of bingeing and purging at age fifteen.
Colorblind : a story of racism / written by Johnathan Harris ; art by Donald Hudson and Garry Leach ; colors by Fahriza Kamaputra ; lettering by Tyler Smith for Comicraft.
An African American teenager shares his experiences of racism and how, with help from his family, he was able to break free of its restraints.
Birding is my favorite video game : cartoons about the natural world from Bird and Moon / Rosemary Mosco.
"Amusing science cartoons about the natural world including animal dating profiles, wildlife wine pairings, threat displays of completely non-threatening animals, why hammerhead sharks have hammer heads, and much more. Birding is My Favorite Video Game is a collection of fun, quasi-educational comics combining weird science, cute visuals, sweet wit, and a strong environmental message. Based on the popular webcomic Bird and Moon, this collection brings facts about birds, bees, and insects to life in the quirkiest, most wonderful way"--Publisher.
Wonder Woman. Dark Gods Vol. 8, The Dark Gods / writer, James Robinson ; artists, Stephen Segovia, Jesus Merino, Marc Laming, Frazer Irving, J. Calafiore, Andy Owens, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCar...
Under the moon : a Catwoman tale / written by Lauren Myracle ; illustrated by Isaac Goodhart ; Jeremy Lawson, colorist ; Deron Bennett, letterer.
When living with her mother's abusive boyfriend becomes unbearable, fifteen-year-old Selina Kyle, the future Catwoman, runs away and struggles to find her own identity while living on the streets of Gotham.
Spider-Man: far from home prelude / writers: Will Corona Pilgrim & Peter David ; artist: Luca Maresca ; color artist: Lee Loughridge ; letterer: VC's Travis Lanham.
"Having the proportionate strength and agility of a spider doesn't help Peter fit in--but when a piece of alien Chitauri technology falls into the wrong hands, his abilities just may be the only thing standing between New York City and annihilation! Well, that and the expert tutelage of one Tony Stark, A.K.A. Iron Man!"-- Back cover.
Justice league. Graveyard of Gods Vol. 2, Graveyard of gods / writers, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV ; artists, Francis Manapul, Howard Porter, Mikel Janin, Jorge Jimenez, Frazer Irving, Bruno Redo...
"The Justice League clashes against the Legion of Doom! Hawkgirl takes wing against leader Lex Luthor; John Stewart faces off with old foe Sinestro; the Flash must run down the Still Force-empowered Gorilla Grodd; and Wonder Woman tackles the tag team ofBlack Manta and Cheetah--underwater, no less! Spinning out of the cataclysmic events of Dark Nights: Metal and the universe-defining No Justice, the core members of the Justice League--Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and more--are finally reunited. But standing in opposition to them? The Legion of Doom, led by Lex Luthor. And they're not alone. With them? The Ocean Masters of the Universe. Who are these new beings? And what secrets of the DCU do they hold?"-- Provided by publisher.
Batgirl. Art of the Crime Vol. 5, Art of the crime / Mairghread Scott, writer ; Paul Pelletier, Elena Casagrande, pencillers ; Norm Rapmund, Elena Casacrande, inkers ; Jordie Bellaire, colorist ; D...
"Barbara Gordon, a.k.a. Batgirl, is heading home to Gotham City, ready to confront her personal life. But the villainous art thief, Grotesque, has other plans for her. During a high-speed chase with the murderous Grotesque, the villain K.O.s Batgirl witha souped-up stun gun that temporarily fries the device implanted in her spine. (That thing that helps her, you know, walk and be Batgirl?) Babs finds herself in for a whole new world of hurt now that old wounds have been opened up--and so does Grotesque."-- Provided by publisher.