New Teen Materials

The dark descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein / Kiersten White. cover
The events of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein unfold from the perspective of Elizabeth Lavenza, who is adopted as a child by the Frankensteins as a companion for their volatile son Victor.
Escaping from Houdini / Kerri Maniscalco. cover
Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they're delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly. But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship.
Dagger and coin / Kathy MacMillan. cover
After the downfall of the monarchy, the former princess Soraya must work with her former enemies and confront her own prejudices to rebuild a city plagued by civil unrest.
Crown of thunder / Tochi Onyebuchi. cover
"Taj has escaped Kos, but Queen Karima will go to any means necessary--including using the most deadly magic--to track him down"-- Provided by publisher.
Selfie made : your ultimate guide to social media stardom / Meridith Valiando Rojas. cover
"With just an idea and wi-fi, Meridith Valiando Rojas started her wildly successful company, DigiTour. Now she is sharing her stories, tip and tricks, and more in Selfie Made: YourUltimate Guide to Social Media Stardom. Whether you want to be a social star or online entrepreneur, Meridith has you covered! As one of the first companies in the social media ecosystem Meridith and her company DigiTour Media have worked with over 500 social stars from nearly every platform, seeing first hand how people go viral, grow an audience, and leverage the popularity of the internet to build their brand in front of, or behind the camera. Sharing her personal and zany stories while providing real-world (never shared) advice, Meridith gives a peek behind the curtain of DigiTour and what it's been like working with every major star from YouTube to Musical.ly. With some of her biggest social friends weighing in with advice, Q&A's, sample schedules, and their secret tips and tricks -- if you want to launch your online career, this book is for you!"--Provided by publisher.
Girls write now : two decades of true stories from young female voices. cover
"Teenage girls tell their most urgent stories in personal essays, punctuated by inspiration and advice from Zadie Smith, Roxane Gay, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, and more of today's great writers. Girls Write Now: Two Decades of True Stories from Young Female Voices offers a brave and timely portrait of teenage-girl life in the United States over the past twenty years. They're working part-time jobs to make ends meet, deciding to wear a hijab to school, sharing a first kiss, coming out to their parents, confronting violence and bullying, and immigrating to a new country while holding onto their heritage. Through it all, these young writers tackle issues of race, gender, poverty, sex, education, politics, family, and friendship. Together their narratives capture indelible snapshots of the past and lay bare hopes, insecurities, and wisdom for the future. Interwoven is advice from great women writers, Roxane Gay, Francine Prose, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Zadie Smith, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Janet Mock, Gloria Steinem, Lena Dunham, Mia Alvar, and Alice Walker, offering guidance to a young reader about where she's been and where she might go. Inspiring and informative, Girls Write Now belongs in every school, library and home, adding much-needed and long-overdue perspectives on what it is to be young in America"-- Provided by publisher.
Beneath the citadel / by Destiny Soria. cover
Cassa, the orphaned daughter of rebels, and friends Alys, Evander, and Newt, fight back against the high council of Eldra, which has ruled for centuries based solely on ancient prophesies.
Beastly / Alex Flinn. cover
Presents a modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast, a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can return to his human form.
Wrath of the dragon king / Brandon Mull. cover
Seth and Kendra, newly appointed caretakers of Wyrmroost, soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when the dragons, led by Celebrant, rebel.
Girls in pants : the third summer of the Sisterhood / Ann Brashares. cover
The members of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants graduate from high school and spend their last summer before college learning about life and themselves. Includes readers' guide with discussion questions and an interview with the author.
Jane Austen : her heart did whisper / Manuela Santoni ; translation by Matteo Benassi. cover
"Before she was the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice and other classic novels, Jane Austen was a young woman wrestling with society's expectations and challenges of the heart. Her own story involves choices that changed literary history--and perhaps even the choice to walk away from love. This graphic imagining of Jane Austen's youth includes her creative awakening and her much-speculated-upon encounters with Tom Lefroy, a brash law student"--Adapted from dust jacket flap.
A sorrow fierce and falling / Jessica Cluess. cover
Henrietta and Lord Blackwood lead their warriors to Sorrow-Fell, but when Henrietta learns that Sorrow-Fell is a trap, she takes Maria and Magnus and plots a dangerous journey into the enemy's lair.
Super late bloomer : my early days in transition : an up and out collection / Julia Kaye. cover
"A highly personal collection documenting the early months of artist Julia Kaye's gender transition. Instead of a traditional written diary, Julia Kaye has always turned to art as a means of self-reflection. So when she began her gender transition in 2016, she decided to use her popular webcomic, Up and Out, to process her journey and help others with similar struggles realize they weren't alone. Julia's poignant, relatable comics honestly depict her personal ups and downs while dealing with the various issues involved in transitioning-- from struggling with self-acceptance and challenging societal expectations, to moments of self-love and joy. Super Late Bloomer both educates and inspires, as Julia faces her difficulties head-on and commits to being wholly, authentically who she was always meant to be"--Page 4 of cover.
Forever in blue : the fourth summer of the Sisterhood / Ann Brashares. cover
As their lives take them in different directions, Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget discover many more things about themselves and the importance of their relationship with each other.
The unwanted : stories of the Syrian refugees / written and illustrated by Don Brown. cover
Presents a graphic account of the events of Syrian refugees' attempt to escape the horrors of their country's civil war in search of a better tomorrow.
All the stars denied / Guadalupe García McCall. cover
When resentment surges during the Great Depression in a Texas border town, Estrella, fifteen, organizes a protest against the treatment of tejanos and soon finds herself with her mother and baby brother in Mexico.
Villain / Michael Grant. cover
In a world where monsters do battle with superpowered humans, Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo, and a new mutant with unmatched powers must stop a failed stand-up comic who can now control anyone with the power of his voice.
A very large expanse of sea / Tahereh Mafi. cover
It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped. Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments--even the physical violence--she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother. But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her--they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds--and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down.
Tower of dawn / Sarah J. Maas. cover
Following the shattering of the glass castle and the deaths of his men, Chaol pursues recovery by searching for healers in the southern continent while trying to convince Dorian and Aelin to ally with him and Nesryn in order to avoid war.
Watch you burn / Amanda Searcy. cover
Jenny, seventeen, moves to small-town New Mexico with her father after police nearly discover she is an arsonist but her urge to start fires persists and she knows she is being watched.
You are the everything / Karen Rivers. cover
When sixteen-year-old Elyse Schmidt and her crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, she believes that everything is perfect and their love story is meant to be, but she finds that fate is not always what you expect it to be.
Glimmer of hope : how tragedy sparked a movement / by the founders of March for Our Lives. cover
Chronicles how one of the worst mass shootings in American history lead to the one of the largest youth-led movements in global history.
We say #Never again / reporting by the Parkland student journalists ; edited by MSD teachers Melissa Falkowski and Eric Garner. cover
Student reporters from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, recall the attack on their school, describe recovery efforts and their classmates' part in the struggle for gun control, and discuss their roles as journalists.
Skyward / Brandon Sanderson. cover
When a long-term attack against her world by the alien Krell escalates, Spensa's dream of becoming a pilot may come true, despite her deceased father being labeled a deserter.
Girls of paper and fire / Natasha Ngan ; foreword by James Patterson. cover
When Lei, seventeen, is stolen from her home to become one of nine Paper Girls, the Demon King's concubines, she proves to be more fire than paper.