New Teen Materials

The hate u give / Angie Thomas. cover
"Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor 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. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalils name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life." -- Amazon.
Escaping from Houdini / Kerri Maniscalco. cover
In 1889, the ship Etruria departs Liverpool, England, for New York carrying Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her crime-solving partner, Thomas, a famous escape artist, and a cold-blooded killer.
Not even bones / Rebecca Schaeffer. cover
Nita's mother hunts monsters and, after Nita dissects and packages them, sells them online, but when Nita follows her conscience to help a live monster escape, she is sold on the black market in his place.
If only / Jennifer Gilmore. cover
At sixteen Bridget is pregnant--and her boyfriend has dumped her for another girl. She's trying to envision a future for her baby. But as she sifts through the many paths and the many people who want to parent her child, she can't help but feel that there is no right decision. Fifteen years later: Ivy knows that she is now the same age Bridget was when she placed Ivy for adoption. She knows that Bridget was the one who named her. When Ivy goes in search of Bridget--of her own history--will the risks outweigh the benefits of knowing where she comes from and why her birth mother chose to walk away?
Ruin of stars / Linsey Miller. cover
As Opal, Sal now has the power, prestige, and ability to exact revenge, but must first identify the murderers while ignoring the fact that Elise is a virtual prisoner and the queen may have ulterior motives.
Crooked kingdom / Leigh Bardugo. cover
Kaz and his crew find their loyalties tested after pulling off an impossible heist and are forced to fight for their lives when powerful enemies descend on Ketterdam in pursuit of knowledge about a dangerous drug.
Open mic night at Westminster Cemetery / Mary Amato. cover
Sixteen-year-old Lacy Brink, surprised to find herself dead and buried at Baltimore's Westminster Cemetery, recruits fellow poets Sam and Edgar Allan Poe in resisting tyrannical Mrs. Steele's rules by having an open mic night.
Strange grace / Tessa Gratton. cover
"Every seven years, the people of Three Graces send a sacrifice to the woods. The death of their 'best boy' ensures seven years free from disease, blight, and pain. But this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early, and three, not one, will run into the forest as a sacrifice"-- Provided by publisher.
Uncharted / Erin Cashman. cover
Seventeen-year-old Annabeth prefers the fantasy of her books and paintings to reality--because in reality, her mom is dead, and it was all her fault. When she accompanies her father to the funeral of some family friends who drowned, she's surprised to find her grief reflected in the face of Griffin Bradford, the son of the couple who died. Griffin is nothing like the carefree boy she once knew. Now he's irritable, removed, and he's under police investigation for his parents' deaths. One night following the memorial service, Annabeth's dad goes missing in the woods, and she suspects Griffin knows more about the disappearance than he's letting on. He refuses to answer her questions, particularly those related to the mysterious "expedition" his parents took to Ireland, where they went missing for seven months. Annabeth fears her father isn't lost, but rather a victim of something sinister. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret. One that some would die to protect, others would kill to expose--and which twists Annabeth's fantasy and reality together in deadly new ways.
Unbroken : 13 stories starring disabled teens / edited by Marieke Nijkamp, William Alexander, Fox Benwell, Keah Brown, Dhonielle Clayton, Corinne Duyvis, Heidi Heilig, Kody Keplinger, Katherine Loc... cover
An anthology of stories in various genres, featuring disabled characters and written by disabled creators, ranging from established best selling authors to debut authors.
Freak 'n' Gorgeous / Sebastian J. Plata. cover
Told from two viewpoints, average-looking Konrad Wolnik and pretty, popular Camilla Hadi, both sixteen, find their lives turned upside-down when he becomes handsome and she, ugly, overnight.
Animosity. Volume 2, The dragon / Marguerite Bennett, creator & writer ; Rafael De LaTorre, artist ; Rob Schwager, colorist ; Marshall Dillon, letterer. cover
"The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and simply fight each other, for their own life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. in the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to Jesse and her protection. One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor continue their cross-country journey to find Jesse's half-brother Adam in San Francisco...but they are unprepared for the various dangers that block their path."--Page 4 of cover
Animosity. Volume 1. The wake / Marguerite Bennett, creator & writer ; Rafael de Latorre, artist. cover
"The world is plunged into chaos as the newly-intelligent Animals fight humanity, and each other, for their own lives, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. In the midst of the turmoil is Jesse, an 11-year-old girl, and her dog, Sandor, who is devoted to Jesse and her safety. One year after the incident, Jesse and Sandor begin a cross-country journey to find Jesse's half-brother, Adam, who is living in San Francisco. But the journey there, and what happens when they arrive, was something neither man nor beast was prepared for."-- Provided by publisher.
Unstoppable Moses / Tyler James Smith. cover
In the aftermath of a prank gone horribly wrong, a court order sends Moses Hill to become a camp Buddy, where he has a week to demonstrate his responsibility and worth to the authorities and himself.
Afterimage / Naomi Hughes. cover
"A horrific explosion levels part of the city and Camryn Kingfisher is the sole survivor. Amidst controversy, conspiracy theories, and threats from government officials, Camryn longs for the truth. But the only person who she can turn to is a transparent boy in a lab coat named Quint. Unsure whether he's a hallucination or a ghost, Camryn has no choice but to trust him as they become embroiled in a plot that is bigger than either of them realize. In a race where the fabric of time and space is at stake, they must figure out who caused the explosion before the culprit comes back to finish Camryn--and her city--off for good."--Jacket flap.
Pride / Ibi Zoboi. cover
Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with their two teenage sons, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. She especially can’t stand the judgmental and arrogant Darius. Yet as Zuri and Darius are forced to find common ground, their initial dislike shifts into an unexpected understanding. But with four wild sisters pulling her in different directions, cute boy Warren vying for her attention, and college applications hovering on the horizon, Zuri fights to find her place in Bushwick’s changing landscape, or lose it all. In a timely update of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, critically acclaimed author Ibi Zoboi skillfully balances cultural identity, class, and gentrification against the heady magic of first love in her vibrant reimagining of this beloved classic.
The Red Ribbon / Lucy Adlington. cover
As 14-year-old Ella begins her first day at work she steps into a world of silks, seams, scissors, pins, hems and trimmings. She is a dressmaker, but this is no ordinary sewing workshop. Hers are no ordinary clients. Ella has joined the seamstresses of Birkenau-Auschwitz, as readers may recognise it. Every dress she makes could mean the difference between life and death. And this place is all about survival. Ella seeks refuge from this reality, and from haunting memories, in her work and in the world of fashion and fabrics. She is faced with painful decisions about how far she is prepared to go to survive. Is her love of clothes and creativity nothing more than collaboration with her captors, or is it a means of staying alive?
Shark quest : protecting the ocean's top predators / Karen Romano Young. cover
"Readers will learn all about sharks and the human relationship with sharks, including how researchers study sharks at sea and how students can get involved in learning more about sharks and helping to protect these incredible creatures"-- Provided by publisher.
Born scared / Kevin Brooks. cover
From the moment he was born, his life has been governed by acute fear. The only thing that keeps his terrors in check are the pills that he takes every day. It's Christmas Eve, there's a snowstorm and Elliot's medication is almost gone. His mum nips out to collect his prescription. She'll only be 10 minutes, but when she doesn't come back, Elliot must face his fears and try to find her. She should only be 482 metres away. It might as well be 482 miles ...
Just mercy : adapted for young adults : a true story of the fight for justice / Bryan Stevenson. cover
"In this young adult adaptation of the acclaimed bestselling Just Mercy, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so," Bryan Stevenson delves deep into the broken U.S. justice system, detailing from his personal experience his many challenges and efforts as a lawyer and social advocate, especially on behalf of America's most rejected and marginalized people. In this very personal work--proceeds of which will go to charity--Bryan Stevenson recounts many and varied stories of his work as a lawyer in the U.S. criminal justice system on behalf of those in society who have experienced some type of discrimination and/or have been wrongly accused of a crime and who deserve a powerful advocate and due justice under the law. Through the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), an organization Stevenson founded as a young lawyer and for which he currently serves as Executive Director, this important work continues. EJI strives to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Praise for Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption: "Important and compelling." --TRACY KIDDER, author of Mountains Beyond Mountains "Gripping. What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "An inspiring and powerful story." --JOHN GRISHAM, author of A Time to Kill"-- Provided by publisher.
Twice dead / Caitlin Seal. cover
Daughter of a sea merchant captain, seventeen-year-old Naya Garth is on a trading mission in Ceramor when she is murdered, and resurrected by a necromancer as one of the "undead," bound to her former body by mysterious magic runes, an abomination in her homeland of Talmir--she has been effectively recruited as a spy for Talmir, and soon finds herself embroiled in politics, kidnapping, and murder, and facing the truth that she can never go home again.
Dare you to lie / Amber Lynn Natusch. cover
Kylene, seventeen, determined to prove her FBI agent father innocent of murder, finds unexpected allies after returning to the town where she was involved in a scandal two years before.
A winter's promise / Christelle Dabos ; translated from the French by Hildegarde Serle. cover
"Plain-spoken, headstrong Ophelia cares little about appearances. Her ability to read the past of objects is unmatched in all of Anima and, what's more, she possesses the ability to travel through mirrors, a skill passed down to her from previous generations. Her idyllic life is disrupted, however, when she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a taciturn and influential member of a distant clan. Ophelia must leave all she knows behind and follow her fiancé to Citaceleste, the capital of a cold, icy ark known as the Pole, where danger lurks around every corner and nobody can be trusted. There, in the presence of her inscrutable future husband, Ophelia slowly realizes that she is a pawn in a political game that will have far-reaching ramifications not only for her but for her entire world."--Amazon.