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…
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and illustrated by Maira Kalman
Daniel Handler writes fun and interesting novels for all ages, including books for adults and young adults under his own name, and the popular A Series Of Unfortunate Events books he wrote for kids under the name Lemony Snicket, and so I’m expecting his new book to be a winner. And to help promote it, he’s started The Why We Broke Up Project, which allows users to log in and share and read their own stories of romantic woe.
Pretty Bad Things by C. J. Skuse
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey
Virals by Kathy Reichs
Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Ultimate Spider-Man: Death Of Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Mark Bagley
Takio by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming
The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer
Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard
Two Truths And A Lie by Sarah Shepard
Pretty Little Secrets by Sara Shepard
New books in the Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game series.
Daughter Of Smoke And Bone by Laini Taylor
Jefferson’s Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories Of False Identities by Chris Barton and illustrated by Paul Hoppe
Booklist has called this book “thoroughly researched and grippingly presented,” and author Chris Barton brings you ten vignettes that are insightful and exhilarating. The stories are true, and fascinating, and presented in a way that’s easy for the reader to get into the mindset of the historical person whose masquerade and adventure is being read about. One of the subjects included is Frank Abagnale, who was a confidence man, forger, skilled impostor, and escape artist who later reformed and went on to work as a security consultant after he reformed. His autobiography, Catch Me If You Can, was later turned into a film starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. You can find author Chris Barton talking about his book below:
Money And Banking (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by Jonah Wallach and Clare Tattersall
Savings And Investments (Dollars And Sense: A Guide To Financial Literacy) by David W. Berg and Meg Green
Sojourner Truth, A Self-Made Woman by Victoria Ortiz
Black Gold: The Story Of Oil In Our Lives by Albert Marrin
Beyond Bullets: A Photo Journal Of Afghanistan by Rafal Gerszak with Dawn Hunter
Author/photojournalist Rafal Gerszak first went to Afghanistan in 2008 and spent a year embedded with an American military unit, documenting the life of U.S. soldiers in the country, seeing what they saw and experiencing what they experienced. Later, Gerszak came back to Afghanistan, with no escort, completely on his own, with the goal of documenting the daily life of the people of Afghanistan, to see what their lives are like during this wartime. This book provides not just one fascinating perspective on a country mired in conflict, but two perspectives. It’s an amazing look at war, one that is humanized, but never romanticized.
Malcom X: A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer and illustrated by Randy DuBurke
Into The Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way By Land, Sea, and Air by Stewart Ross and illustrated by Stephen Biesty
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