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Teen Read Week

Hope you all had a great Teen Read Week! If you can brave the rain, come by the library and pick up one of the free books I’m giving away. They’re on the wire shelves in the corner of the teen section of the library. I’ve got new books and even a few advance copies of books that are coming out this fall and winter.

If you need inspiration to read, check out these 12 new booklists:

 Classic Stories Retold Romance
 Fantasy Starring Girls Science Fiction Starring Girls
 Fantasy Starring Guys Science Fiction Starring Guys
 Historical Fiction Starring Immigrant & Refugee Teens
 Mystery & Suspense Starring LGBTQIA Teens
 Ripped from the Headlines Superheroes & Superpowers

 

 

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October 14, 2017 at 11:02 am Leave a comment

Books Starring LGBTQIA Teens

Hope everyone is having a great Teen Read Week! Remember to come into the library’s teen section to grab a giveaway book and some of our new booklists. The booklist I’m highlighting today features books starring LGBTQIA teens, because October 11 is National Coming Out Day. If someone you know comes out today, you might want to check out one of these titles to help you understand their sexual or gender identity.

   Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
YA FIC BROWN
When out & proud lesbian Joanna’s father moves them to a conservative town, he asks Joanna to play it straight. She agrees, but things get complicated when she starts crushing on her friend’s sister.
  History is All You Left Me
YA FIC SILVERA
Griffin never doubted his ex Theo would come back to him one day. But when Theo drowns, Griffin has to reimagine his future.
You Know Me Well
YA FIC LACOUR
Mark and Kate sit next to each other in school but are barely acquainted until they meet during Pride Week and connect over each one’s forbidden love.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
YA FIC LEE
Monty’s passions for gambling, spirits, women and men have earned his father’s disapproval, so he seeks one last adventure with his best friend and unrequited crush, Percy.
If I Was Your Girl
YA FIC RUSSO
Amanda is keeping a big secret, but when she falls for Grant, she wants to share everything with him, including her previous life as Andrew.
Ramona Blue
YA FIC MURPHY
Blue-haired Ramona knows she likes girls, but as she gets closer to her friend Freddie, Ramona starts to question whether she could be bisexual.
None of the Above
YA FIC GREGORIO
Kristin is madly in love with her boyfriend, but their first time isn’t what she planned. A visit to the doctor reveals she’s intersex, with some male chromosomes and anatomy. Can she come to terms with her new self?
Tash Hearts Tolstoy 
YA FIC ORMSBEE
Tash’s web show, a modern take on Anna Karenina, goes viral, and Tash is nominated for a Golden Tuba award. Tash has been flirting online with another nominee, but can she tell her crush that she’s romantic asexual?

October 11, 2017 at 9:15 am Leave a comment

Superheroes & Superpowers

Teen Read Week less than one week away! Here’s another new book list to check out while we wait: book starring superheroes and teens with super powers.

Miles Morales: Spider-Man
YA FIC REYNOLDS
Miles Morales just wants to think about school, friends, and girls, but with Peter Parker gone, Miles must embrace his destiny as the new Spider-Man.
Zeroes
YA FIC WESTERFELD
Six teens who call themselves Zeroes have powers that set them apart, but they’re not exactly friends. When one sends out an SOS, the other Zeroes must come together to help.
Black Widow: Forever Red
YA FIC STOHL
Natasha Romanov, called the Black Widow, once rescued a young girl from Ivan, the man who trained Natasha as an assassin. Now, eight years later, she is called upon to protect the same girl again.
Michael Vey: Prisoner of Cell 25
YA FIC EVANS
Michael Vey wants to find out how he got his electric powers, but his investigation soon brings him to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control electric teens.
The Young Elites
YA FIC LU
Adelina survived a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of Young Elites and discovers her own abilities.
Steelheart
YA FIC SANDERSON
Ten years ago, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superpowers. Now he joins the Reckoners – a group trying to kill Epics and end their tyranny.
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
YA FIC BARDUGO
When a bomb detonates on Alia Keralis’ ship, she’s saved by Diana, Princess of the Amazons. But Alia is a Warbringer, fated to bring bloodshed, unless Alia and Diana can work together & save the world.
Generation One
YA FIC LORE
Since our allies unleashed Loric energy in order to save Earth from invasion, that same energy has begun to give teenagers incredible, possibly dangerous, abilities.

October 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm Leave a comment

Check out a mystery…

Hey all! Teen Read Week is only two weeks away and I’m hard at work making up a bunch of new book lists to help you find some new reads. First up: Mystery & Suspense!

And Then There Were Four
YA FIC WERLIN
When five high school students are brought together under mysterious circumstances, they begin to piece together a theory that their parents are working together to kill them.
A Study in Charlotte
YA FIC CAVALLARO
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson’s descendants, Charlotte and Jamie, team up to solve a murder mystery where they are both suspects.
When I am Through with You
YA FIC KUEHN
A simple mountain hike in northern California turns deadly for a group of high school students, one of whom has killed before.
The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett
YA FIC SEDOTI
Bad things don’t happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett – until her disappearance became the one fascinating mystery
the sleepy town of Griffin Mills has ever had.
There’s Someone Inside Your House
YA FIC PERKINS
Makani Young’s new life in Nebraska is thrown into
chaos when a serial killer begins to target her fellow high school students.
Splinter
YA FIC DAWN
Sami’s mother disappeared 10 years ago, and police have always suspected that Sami’s father killed her. But they’ve never had any convincing evidence… until now. Sami’s sure her father’s innocent…isn’t he?
One Was Lost
YA FIC RICHARDS
On a senior field trip, a flash flood cuts off Sera, Lucas, Emily and Jude from their group with no way to call for help. But they’re not as alone in the woods as they thought….
One of Us is Lying
YA FIC MCMANUS
Five students walk into detection. Only four walk out. Simon created a gossip app and he planned juicy posts about his classmates. When he dies before detention is over, is one of them a murderer – or are they the perfect patsies for a killer?

September 25, 2017 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

Read Some Historical Fiction

There are so many great historical fiction books that take place in times and communities that you might not know much about! Check out one of these books and take a step back in time…

outrunmoon Outrun the Moon
YA FIC LEE
In 1906 Chinatown, Mercy is determined to break from poverty. Using her cunning, she gains entry to finishing school. When the San Francisco earthquake strikes, Mercy rallies her class to help in the aftermath.
nightdivided A Night Divided
YA FIC NIELSEN
When the Berlin Wall goes up, Gerta and her mother are trapped on the Eastern side, while her father is in the West. Four years later, Gerta sees her father on the Western side and realizes he wants her to risk her life to tunnel to freedom.
boytopmountain The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
YA FIC BOYNE
Orphaned Pierrot moves in with his aunt, a servant in a wealthy Austrian home – the home of Adolph Hitler.
hiredgirl The Hired Girl
YA FIC SCHLITZ
Over the summer of 1911, farm girl Joan seeks a new, better life in the hopes that a hired girl cooking and cleaning for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of – a woman with a future.
saltsea Salt to the Sea
YA FIC SEPETYS
When tragedy strikes a ship bound for safe waters during WWII, the refugees aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff must fight for survival. Based on the true but little-known story of one of history’s most tragic maritime disasters.
blackdove Black Dove White Raven
YA FIC WEIN
Having moved to Ethiopia to avoid the prejudices of 1930s America, Emilia, her black adoptive brother Teo, and their mother Rhoda, a stunt pilot, are devoted to their new country even after war with Italy looms.
chains Chains
YA FIC ANDERSON
After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.
warwithinthesewalls The War Within These Walls
YA FIC SAX
Misha and his family do their best to survive in the appalling conditions of the Warsaw ghetto during WWII, and ultimately make a final, desperate stand against the Nazis.

November 8, 2016 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Get Your Free Giveaways!

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It’s the last day of Teen Read Week! Make sure to stop by the library today to get one of our awesome free giveaways! We still have notebooks, earbuds, comics, and tons of new books.

Hope you had a great Teen Read Week this year. Keep reading for the fun of it! If you need help deciding what to read, try one of our new book lists.

 

New Book Lists – October 2016

Books Starring 7th & 8th Graders

Books Starring Black Teens

Books Starring Funny Guys

Fans & Fandom

Gender Identities

Historical Fiction

Summer Love

Time Travel

When It’s All Too Much: Self Help

Wish we had a book list featuring YOUR favorite kind of books? Comment me!

October 15, 2016 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

Books about Fans & Fandom

geeksguide The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love
YA FIC TASH
Graham tries to get his best friend, Roxana, to fall in love with him by planning the perfect weekend for her at Comic-Con, but nothing goes quite as planned.
fangirl Fangirl
YA FIC ROWELL
Cath loves being a Simon Snow fan, writing fanfiction and dressing up as her favorite character. When she has a hard time at her new college, she has to decide to escape back into Simon’s world or make the most of the real world.
onlythingworse The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You
YA FIC ANDERSON
After years of competing against each other, Trixie and Ben form a tentative, fandom-based friendship when their best friends start dating each other.
killboyband Kill the Boy Band
YA FIC MOLDAVSKY
Four fans of The Ruperts stay in the same hotel as the band, hoping to see them. But when one of the girls drags Rupert Pierpont to their room and tie him up, things get complicated.
summernerd The Summer I Became a Nerd
YA FIC MILLER
Cheerleader Madelyn can’t let anyone know she’s a secret comics nerd. Then she meets Logan, enters his world of comic cons, and loves it. But can she keep denying her true self to everyone but him?
scarlettepstein Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here
YA FIC BRESLAW
When Scarlett’s beloved TV show is canceled and her crush is sucked into the distant world of the Populars, Scarlett turns to the fanfic message boards for comfort. This time, her subjects aren’t the stars of her fave series – they’re her real-life classmates.
improbabletheory The Improbable Theory of Ana & Zak
YA FIC KATCHER
Ana is an honor student obsessed with success, Clayton is her genius younger brother, and Zak is a gamer who’s forced to join the quiz team by his teacher. When Clayton sneaks off to a science fiction convention while they’re at a quiz bowl tournament, Ana and Zak follow him into the crazy world of the Con.

October 14, 2016 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

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