New Teen Materials

Once and for all : a novel / Sarah Dessen. cover
Cynical about happy endings, Louna, the daughter of a wedding planner, initially holds Ambrose at arm's length, but Ambrose has finally found someone to save him from his serial dating ways, and he's not about to be discouraged.
Let me hear a rhyme / Tiffany D. Jackson with lyrics by Malik "Malik-16" Sharif. cover
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 book of no worries : a survival guide for growing up / Lizzie Cox ; illustrated by Tanja Stevanovic. cover
Advice, case studies and real life questions from peers to help young people manage stress and anxiety and improve their mental health. Covers several common sources of worry in young people's lives and presents support, advice, and resources.
Ghosts of the shadow market / Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Kelly Link, Robin Wasserman. cover
A collection of ten short stories, some of which were previously available online, that follow Jem Carstairs as he travels through the many Shadow Markets around the world, searching for a relic from his past.
The ultimate Black history trivia book / Curtis Claytor. cover
Most of us learn in school about the accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman, and George Washington Carver. But what is the name of the first self-made American woman millionaire? How about the name of the woman who refused to sit in the Jim Crow section of a train that was assigned to blacks in 1883? Or the name of the black man who invented the gas mask and three-signal stoplight? In a fascinating trivia book filled with two thousand multiple-choice educational and entertaining questions in four categories, Curtis Claytor invites others to test and increase their knowledge of black history and celebrate the achievements of not only well-known African Americans but also the lesser known.
The rest of the story / Sarah Dessen. cover
Unexpectedly sent to spend the summer with her late mother's estranged relatives at scenic North Lake, a teen finds herself torn between her mother's working-class relatives and her father's wealthier associates.
Navigating intersectionality : how race, class, and gender overlap / Jamila Osman. cover
In an era of political and cultural turmoil, it seems like the United States is more divided than ever along lines of identity. How are our experiences shaped by our race, gender, and class? How do these identities intersect? This textbook will give students in grades 7 to 12 a framework for navigating intersectionality, and understanding how we can use this concept to enrich our understanding of identity, power, and justice in society. -- Amazon.com.
The summer bed / Ann Brashares. cover
Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they've shared almost everything--reading the same books, running down the same sandy footpaths to the beach, eating peaches from the same market, laughing around the same sun-soaked dining table. Even sleeping in the same bed, on the very same worn cotton sheets. But they've never met. Sasha's dad was once married to Ray's mom, and together they had three daughters: Emma, the perfectionist; Mattie, the beauty, and Quinn, the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families--and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories, happy and sad, of summers past. The choices we make come back to haunt us; the effect on our destinies ripples out of our control--or does it? This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed, in a novel about family relationships, keeping secrets, and most of all, love. -- adapted from publisher.
Viral : the fight against AIDS in America / Ann Bausum. cover
"Groundbreaking narrative nonfiction for teens that tells the story of the AIDS crisis in America. Thirty-five years ago, it was a modern-day, mysterious plague. Its earliest victims were mostly gay men, some of the most marginalized people in the country; at its peak in America, it killed tens of thousands of people. The losses were staggering, the science frightening, and the government's inaction unforgivable. The AIDS Crisis fundamentally changed the fabric of the United States. Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today"-- Provided by publisher.
Stranger things: Runaway Max / Brenna Yovanoff. cover
"Don't miss this gripping, emotional prequel to the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things! The never-before-told backstory of the beloved Dig Dug maven, Max Mayfield, written by New York Times bestselling author Brenna Yovanoff. This must-read novel, based on the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things, explores Max's past--the good and the bad--as well as how she came to find her newfound sense of home in Hawkins, Indiana"-- Provided by publisher.
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. cover
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. cover
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. cover
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. cover
"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.
Under the moon : a Catwoman tale / written by Lauren Myracle ; illustrated by Isaac Goodhart ; Jeremy Lawson, colorist ; Deron Bennett, letterer. cover
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. cover
"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.