New Teen Materials

An anatomy of beasts / Olivia A. Cole. cover
In the sequel to A Conspiracy of Stars, Octavia's search to uncover the truth grows more dangerous as she becomes determined to protect her planet's fate. In the forty years since the Vagantur landed on Faloiv, the planet has existed in a tenuous peace between the humans who live in the enclosed community of N'Terra and the Faloii, the indigenous population. But after uncovering the shadowy secrets of the Council's newly elected leader and helping a kidnapped Faloii man escape, sixteen-year-old Octavia knows that conflict is looming. Then the Faloii discover the N'Terran's latest experiment: an artificially weaponized creature, and Octavia realizes that it's up to her to prevent her people from causing any further destruction. As she and her friends set out to understand the scope of humanity's history, nothing can prepare them for what they discover about both their home on Faloiv and the Origin planet. With war on the brink, Octavia must act to change her people's future before the natural balance on the planet shifts forever.
Parkland speaks : survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas share their stories / edited by MSD teacher Sarah Lerner. cover
"Featuring art and writing from the students of the Parkland tragedy, this is a raw look at the events of February 14, and a poignant representation of grief, healing, and hope. The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School share their emotional journeys that began on February 14, 2018, and continue today. This revealing and unfiltered look at teens living in the wake of tragedy is a poignant representation of grief, anger, determination, healing, and hope. The intimate collection includes poetry, eyewitness accounts, letters, speeches, journal entries, drawings, and photographs from the events of February 14 and its aftermath. Full of heartbreaking loss, a rally cry for change, and hope for a safe future, these artistic pieces will inspire readers to reflect on their own lives and the importance of valuing and protecting the ones you love"-- Provided by publisher.
Fortnite battle royale hacks : advanced strategies : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you / Jason R. Rich. cover
Offers strategies for landing on the island, winning battles, and surviving to reach and triumph in the final circle, along with step-by-step instructions and color screenshots.
The Acid King / Jesse P. Pollack. cover
True story of the tragic murder of Long Island teen Gary Lauwers by Ricky Kasso in 1984, called a "Satanic Sacrifice" by the international media. The effects of drugs, occultism, and violent crime on the teenagers involved caught the attention of the media, deeply affected the town, and changed the national War on Drugs in the United States.
A madness so discreet / Mindy McGinnis. cover
Near the turn of the nineteenth century, Dr. Thornhollow helps teenaged Grace escape from the asylum where she was sent after becoming pregnant by rape, and takes her to Ohio where they put her skills to use in trying to catch murderers.
Multitudinous heart : selected poems : a bilingual edition / Carlos Drummond de Andrade ; translated from the Portuguese by Richard Zenith. cover
"The most indispensable poems of Brazil's greatest poet Brazil, according to no less an observer than Elizabeth Bishop, is a place where poets hold a place of honor. "Among men, the name of 'poet' is sometimes used as a compliment or term of affection, even if the person referred to is not a poet at all. One of the most famous twentieth-century poets, Manuel Bandeira, was presented with a permanent parking space in front of his apartment house in Rio de Janeiro, with an enamelled sign POETA--although he never owned a car and didn't know how to drive." In a culture like this, it is difficult to underestimate the importance of the nation's greatest poet, Carlos Drummond de Andrade. Drummond, the most emblematic Brazilian poet, was a master of transforming the ordinary world, through language, into the sublime. His poems--musical protests, twisted hymns, dissonant celebrations of imperfection--are transcriptions of life itself recorded by a magnanimous outcast. As he put it in his "Seven-Sided Poem": "When I was born, one of those twisted / angels who live in the shadows said: / 'Carlos, get ready to be a misfit in life!'. World so wide, world so large, / my heart's even larger." Multitudinous Heart, the most generous selection of Drummond's poems available in English, gathers work from the various phases of this restless, brilliant modernist. Richard Zenith's selection and translation brings us a more vivid and surprising poet than we knew"-- Provided by publisher.
Mekong diaries : Viet Cong drawings & stories, 1964-1975 / Sherry Buchanan ; with Nguyen Toan Thi, Tran Thi Huynh Nga & Nam Nguyen ; photography, Hans Kemp ; design concept, Misha Anikst. cover
Presents never-before-published drawings, poems, letters, and oral histories by ten of the most celebrated Viet Cong war artists.
High school musical [videorecording] / a Disney Channel original movie ; produced by Don Schain ; written by Peter Barsocchini ; directed by Kenny Ortega. cover
A popular high school basketball star and a shy, academically gifted newcomer secretly decide to audition for their school's musical, a decision that turns their world and their school upside down.
Red, white & royal blue / Casey McQuistion. cover
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?
We are displaced : my journey and stories from refugee girls around the world / Malala Yousafzai with Liz Welch. cover
Introduces displaced people from around the world to give faces to the statistics and news stories readers see and hear.
The Acid King / Jesse P. Pollack. cover
True story of the tragic murder of Long Island teen Gary Lauwers by Ricky Kasso in 1984, called a "Satanic Sacrifice" by the international media. The effects of drugs, occultism, and violent crime on the teenagers involved caught the attention of the media, deeply affected the town, and changed the national War on Drugs in the United States.
Bitterblue / Kristin Cashore. cover
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.
Night / Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Marion Wiesel. cover
"Wiesel's account of his time in concentration camps during the Holocaust with updated front and back matter to include speeches and essays commemorating his recent death"-- Provided by publisher.
Gender identity : beyond pronouns and bathrooms / Maria Cook ; illustrated by Alexis Cornell. cover
"An informative and project-filled book for middle graders to explore the meaning and history behind LGBTQ rights movements, including biographies of key figures in gender and gay/lesbian history, the context behind today's transgender "bathroom wars" and dozens of activities and research ideas for perspectives and further learning."--Amazon.com.
Fire / Kristin Cashore. cover
In a kingdom called the Dells, Fire is the last human-shaped monster, with unimaginable beauty and the ability to control the minds of those around her, but even with these gifts she cannot escape the strife that overcomes her world.
My body, my choice : the fight for abortion rights / Robin Stevenson ; illustrations by Meags Fitzgerald. cover
"This nonfiction book for teens examines the ongoing fight for abortion rights and reproductive justice"-- Provided by publisher.
I am a feminist : claiming the f-word in turbulent times / Monique Polak ; illustrations by Meags Fitzgerald. cover
"This nonfiction book encourages teens to stand up for equality and speak out against injustice"-- Provided by publisher.
Birthday / Meredith Russo. cover
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.
Someone like you ; &, That summer / Sarah Dessen. cover
In "Someone Like You," Halley's deals with the death of her best friend Scarlett's boyfriend and the discovery that Scarlett is pregnant; and in "That Summer," Haven comes into her own by letting go of the myths of the past.
A quick & easy guide to queer & trans identities Mady G. & J.R. Zuckerberg. cover
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.