Come and check out these and some of the other new books and materials (or at least new to us) for Young Adults added to our library collection…
Goddess Of Yesterday by Caroline B. Cooney
Gyakushu! vol. 1, written and illustrated by Dan Hipp
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods
Historical fiction about how Hurricane Katrina effects an 11 year old boy, dealing with the struggles of evacuation and the strength of a people determined to survive in their city. The review from Kirkus Reviews sums it up nicely: “A small gem that sparkles with hope, resilience and the Crescent City’s unique, jazz-infused spirit.”
Hooked by Catherine Greenman
The River by Gary Paulsen
Girl Parts by John M. Cusick
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Nation by Terry Pratchett
Re-Gifters by Mike Carey and illustrated by Sonny Liew and Marc Hempel
Angry Management by Chris Crutcher
What They Found: Love On 145th Street by Walter Dean Myers
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
An Abundance Of Katherines by John Green
Another novel from author and vlogger, John Green, and his second book. As I’ve said before, Green is extremely popular with our young adult (and adult) readers, and it’s not hard to understand why when you read one of his books. They’re sweet, but they’re quirky and unique, and they’re smart, and the characters are memorable, especially the characters in this book, which is about a boy with an affinity for girls with the name Katherine, and his friend who accompanies him on a road trip. Check out reviews for the novel done by The Young Folks and The New York Times.
My Boyfriend Is A Monster, vol. 1: I Love Him To Pieces by Evonne Tsang and illustrated by Janina Görrissen
Great tagline: “Can love survive the zombie apocalypse?” This is a fun graphic novel. It’s boy meets girl, and of course they come from two different worlds: she’s a jock, and he’s a nerd. And then the zombie outbreak happens. It’s got horror, romance, and the art by Janina Görrissen is just wonderful. Here’s a review from The Ninja Librarian.
Web Design For Teens by Maneesh Sethi
The Brave Escape Of Edith Wharton by Connie Nordheilm Wooldridge
A fine biography of Edith Wharton, author of books like Ethan Frome and The House Of Mirth, who was born into a priveleged, wealthy New York City family during the Gilded Age, and her escape into a more creative life. Connie Nordheilm Wooldridge‘s book is very interesting in that it focuses much more on the life of Wharton, rather than her works, which makes it very insightful for anyone who’s read her books or is looking to discover them. Check out The New York Times‘ review.
Cool Tech: Gadgets, Games, Robots, And The Digital World by Clive Gifford, with consulting by Mike Goldsmith
How Cool Is This? An Up-Close Inside Look At How Things Work
Tattoos And Secret Societies by Jason Porterfield
The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone On The Media by Brooke Gladstone and illustrated by Josh Neufeld
Brooke Gladstone is a journalist and media analyst, and an expert on trends in the media, and she hosts NPR’s On The Media. She has called this book, a graphic novel illustrated by cartoonist Josh Neufeld to be a “a treatise on the relationship between us and the news media,” and the story utilizes an illustrated version of Gladstone herself taking the reader through the history of the American press. It is a very interesting book. You can find reviews at Slate and NPR, and an interview with Gladstone at Newsarama. Check out the trailer below:
Wild At Heart: The Story Of Joy Adamson, Author Of Born Free by Anne E. Neimark
Come Back To Afghanistan: A California Teenager’s Story by Said Hyder Akbar
The Big Idea Science Book: The Incredible Concepts That Show How Science Works In The World
Georgia O’Keeffe: The “Widenss And Wonder” Of Her World by Beverly Gherman
Wheels Of Change: How Women Rode The Bicycle To Freedom (With A Few Flat Tires Along The Way) by Sue Macy
Very interesting. Features a brief memoir section of author Sue Macy‘s childhood reminiscences of bicycle riding and then moves into a very informative history of the bicycle and how women were able to use it as innovative technology to cycle out of repressive conditions in the past and closer to independence. There’s also a nice foreword by Leah Missback Day, the founder of World Bicycle Relief. Check out reviews from Booklist and Read Kiddo Read.
Pre-Algebra And Algebra Smarts! by Lucille Caron and Philip M. St. Jacques
Celebrating A Quinceanera: A Latina’s 15th Birthday Celebration by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and with photographs by Lawrence Migdale
Tricky Mindtrap Puzzles: Challenges The Way You Think & See by Detective Shadow
Raggin’ Jazzin’ Rockin’: A History Of American Musical Instrument Makers by Susan VanHecke
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Previous New/Featured books for Adults:
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