New Teen Materials

The giver / based on the novel by Lois Lowry ; adapted by P. Craig Russell ; illustrated by P. Craig Russell, Galen Showman, Scott Hampton ; colorist: Lovern Kindzierski ; letterer: Rick Parker. cover
Presents a graphic novelization of Lois Lowry's novel in which Jonas, a boy from a seemingly utopian, futuristic world, is receives special training from The Giver, who alone holds the memories of the true joys and pain of life.
Teen Titans : Raven / written by Kami Garcia ; illustrated by Gabriel Picolo with Jon Sommariva and Emma Kubert ; colorist, David Calderon ; letterer, Tom Napolitano. cover
"When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she's ever known, 16-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her...and another, more disturbing, voice in her head."-- Provided by publisher.
Lumberjanes. Volume 12, Jackalope springs eternal / [created by Shannon Watters, Noelle Stevenson, Brooklyn Allen and Grace Ellis] ; written by Shannon Watters and Kat Leyh ; illustrated by Ayme So... cover
When Counselor Jen takes the Roanoke scouts on a mission to find a Jackalope, they end up stumbling on a young cowgirl who's been living in the woods surrounding camp with her herd of unusual critters! In the aftermath of the time shenanigans set off by Jo's Mysterious Time Thingy, the Roanoke scouts are a little bit uneasy on their feet. It's up to Jen to cheer them up and help them get back up and off adventuring again, with a quest to seek out the most mysterious mythological monster of all... the mighty JACKALOPE!
The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood ; art & adaptation, Renee Nault. cover
"Margaret Atwood's best-loved novel has taken the world by storm again. Riding high on bestseller lists for months and the basis for Hulu's Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning smash hit series, The Handmaid's Tale is everywhere--and it's primed for a stunning new graphic novel adaptation. The story is iconic: In the Republic of Gilead, a Handmaid named Offred lives in the home of the Commander, to the purpose that she become pregnant with his child. Stripped of her most basic freedoms, (work, property, her own name), Offred remembers a different time, not so long ago, when she was valuable for more than her viable ovaries, when she was mother to a daughter she could keep, and when she and her husband lived and loved as equals. Darkly prescient, scathinglysarcastic, and eminently frightening, The Handmaid's Tale has only gained relevance since it was originally published, and remains one of the most powerful, widely read stories of our times. This illustrated edition is a must-have for Atwood's growing legions of fans"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Arrow. Vol. 7, Citizen's arrest / writers, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson ; artists, Javier Fernandez, German Peralta, Carmen Carnero ; colorists, John Kalisz, Trish Mulvihill ; letterer, Deron ... cover
"Following a hellish year in Seattle, Oliver Queen heads to the war-torn city of Vahkar to use his considerable resources to help its starving citizens. But Oliver soon finds himself in over his head when he discovers that Vakhar is being run by a mysterious new warlord known as NOTHING. At the same time all the town's children have gone missing. Oliver Queen can't save the children of Vakhar...but can Green Arrow?"-- Provided by publisher.
Swipe right for murder / Derek Milman ; foreword by James Patterson. cover
Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do-- he tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgment leads to him waking up next to a dead guy, which sparks an epic case of mistaken identity. Now he's on the run from federal agents -- and a cyber-terrorist group who will stop at nothing to find him.
House of salt and sorrows / Erin A. Craig. cover
In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed. Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor with her sisters and their father and stepmother. Once there were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last -- the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge -- and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods. Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that her sisters' deaths were no accidents. The girls have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who -- or what -- are they really dancing with? When Annaleigh's involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it's a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family -- before it claims her next.
Soul of stars / Ashley Poston. cover
"Once Ana was an orphaned space outlaw. Then she was the Empress of the Iron Kingdom. Now, thought dead by most of the galaxy after she escaped from the dark AI program called the HIVE, Ana is desperate for a way to save Di from the HIVEs evil clutches and take back her kingdom. Anas only option is to find Starbright, the one person who hacked into the HIVE and lived to tell the tale. But when Anas desperation costs the crew of the Dossier a terrible price, Ana and her friends are sent spiraling through the most perilous reaches of the Iron Kingdom to stop the true arbiter of evil in her world: an ancient world-ending deity called the Great Dark. Their journey will take their sharp-witted pilot, Jax, to the home he never wanted to return to and the dangerous fate he left behind. And when Robb finds out who Jax really is, he must contend with his own feelings for the boy he barely knows, and question whether he truly belongs with this group of outcasts."
American panda / Gloria Chao. cover
MIT freshman Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but she soon finds that she cannot keep secrets hidden from her parents if she wants to truly be herself.
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur. Vol. 7, Bad dream / Brandon Montclare, writer ; Gustavo Duarte & Natacha Bustos, artists ; Tamra Bonvillain, color artist ; VC's Travis Lanham, letterer. cover
"Eight hours of sleep usually means a full night's rest--but now Lunella and Devil face a fight to stay out of the Dream Dimension, a place at the edge of our subconscious where all manner of monsters dwell! What fearsome fiends lay within the unconscious mind of a 65-million-year-old thunder lizard? Or worse yet, a 9-year-old super-genius? As Moon Girl and Devil transverse the Dreamscape, all is revealed about their host, Bad Dream--and he isn't what you think! Doctor Strange lends a mystic hand, and Lunella's adventures in slumberland catch the attention of the sultan of snoozetime, Sleepwalker! Plus, Lunella and Devil help bring holiday cheer to the children of Yancy Street."--Provided by publisher.
Mob psycho 100. Volume 3 / ONE ; translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian ; lettering and retouch by John Clark. cover
"In a showdown with Black Vinegar Middle School's shadow gang leader, Teru, Mob sticks to his policy of nonviolence and refrains from using his powers--and gets knocked out! The fight seems over for Mob...but something then awakens in Mob, beyond the confines of his conscious mind! And in the aftermath, a new story develops with Ritsu, Mob's conflicted younger brother who enjoys the social success Mob desires...yet still longs for what Mob has that Ritsu lacks--psychic power!"
Ziggy, Stardust & me / James Brandon. cover
"Set against the tumultuous backdrop of life in 1973, when homosexuality is still considered a mental illness, two boys defy all the odds and fall in love"-- Provided by publisher.
Hello girls / Brittany Cavallaro + Emily Henry. cover
Best friends are forged by fire. For Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce, that fire happened the night they met outside the police station, both deciding whether to turn their families in for abuse and mistreatment. They realize they can't wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible to take them from Michigan to Las Vegas can't hurt.
Fence. Volume three / written by C.S. Pacat ; illustrated by Johanna the Mad ; colors by Joana LaFuente ; letters by Jim Campbell. cover
Nicholas and Seiji finally face off in the halls of King's row, setting the stage as the team faces their bitter rivals.
They called us enemy / written by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott ; art by Harmony Becker. cover
Presents a graphic memoir detailing the author's experiences as a child prisoner in the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, reflecting on the choices his family made in the face of institutionalized racism.
Sea witch rising / Sarah Henning. cover
"Runa will not let her twin sister die. Alia traded her voice to the Sea Witch for a shot at happiness with a prince who doesn't love her. And his rejection will literally kill her -- unless Runa intervenes. Under the sea, Evie craves her own freedom -- but liberation from her role as Sea Witch will require an exchange she may not be willing to make. With their hearts' desires at odds, what will Runa and Evie be willing to sacrifice to save their worlds? Told from alternating perspectives, this epic fairy tale retelling is a romantic and heart-wrenching story about the complications of sisterhood, the uncompromising nature of magic, and the cost of redemption."--Amazon.
Spider-Gwen. Ghost-Spider. Vol. 1, Spider-geddon / Seanan McGuire, writer ; Rosi Kämpe, Takeshi Miyazawa, Alti Firmansyah, artists ; Ian Herring, Andres Mossa, color artists ; VC's Clayton Cowles, ... cover
"Gwen Stacy, the Spider-Woman of Earth-65, makes her sensational return! And she's picking up right where she left off, fighting crime through her home reality - unaware that it sits on the precipice of interdimensional calamity! Spider-geddon is about to rock Gwen's world. Finding herself trapped in a parallel dimension as her friends and fellow Spiders are dying...with her teleporter watch destroyed and no way to get home...what can Gwen do to stop the Inheritors from wreaking havoc across the entire Web of Life and Destiny? And from out of the interdimensional chaos, she must face one of her deadliest enemies yet - the Gwen Goblin! With her life in jeopardy from all sides, is there a reason we're calling her Ghost-Spider?!"--Amazon.
Middlewest. Book 1 / story, Skottie Young ; art, Jorge Corona ; colors, Jean-Francois Beaulieu ; lettering, Nate Piekos of Blambot. cover
"The lands between the coasts are vast, slow to change,and full of hidden magics. The town of Farmington has been destroyed sending an unwitting adventurer and his vulpine companion in search of answers to quell a coming storm that speaks his name. From author Skottie Young and artist Jorge Corona comes the tale of Abel, a young boy who must navigate an old land in order to reconcile his family's history."--Provided by publisher.
Pioneers of LGBTQ+ rights / Ellen McGrody. cover
Highlights some of pioneers of the LBGTQ rights movement, covering such figures as Harry Hay, Harvey Milk, Jeanne Cordova, and Jim Obergefell.
The early history of the gay rights movement / Greg Baldino. cover
In the contemporary era, gay and lesbian activism is part of the intersectional LGBTQ+ community, but this wasn't always so. This book explains why the need for the fight for nonheteronormative rights emerged in the nineteenth century. It goes into how the fight itself began to pick up steam in the 1950s and '60s as small groups of radicals grew into a national movement for social justice. Activists across the LGBTQ+ spectrum confront police and government officials, join forces with labor and civil rights struggles, and help reshape the modern world. --
Beyond gender binaries : the history of trans, intersex, and third-gender individuals / Rita Santos. cover
While transgender people have been called many different things by different cultures, they have always existed. This book traces the history of how transgender, third gender, and other varieties of gender-nonconforming individuals have functioned in various societies. It documents how different societies' understanding of sex and gender has changed over time. Readers will explore how different cultures viewed these individuals as well as how their legal rights have evolved (or devolved). They will meet some of the historical figures that paved the way for so many others to live their truth. --