The Latest Additions to our Library

  • Non-Fiction

    Me to We : Finding Meaning in a Material World by Kielburger, Craig 
    Draws on the inspirational true stories of men and women from all walks of life to encourage people to take control of their own lives while transforming the world around them through acts of kindness and gratitude.
    Category - Summer Reading 2018 - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - 171.8 KIE

    What to Listen for in Music by Copland, Aaron 
    Composer Aaron Copland offers his insights into the process of listening to music, providing explanations of the elements, fundamentals, texture, and structure of musical compositions.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - 781.1 COP

    Milk and Honey by Kaur, Rupi 
    A collection of poems that look at survival through experiences of violence, abuse, love, and loss.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - 811.6 KAU

    Biography

    American Sphinx : The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Ellis, Joseph J. 
    A psychological profile of Thomas Jefferson, focusing on specific moments in the life of the politician to reveal his values and convictions.
    Category - Biography
    Call letters - B JEF

    Teacher Bookshelf

    Brave : Cult Member, Runaway, Captive, Starlet, Victim, Sex Symbol, Justice Seeker by McGowan, Rose 
    Memoir and radical manifesto of one of the most controversial women in Hollywood--actress, activist, musician, director, and all-around feminist badass Rose McGowan.
    Category - Biography
    Call letters - TB B MCG

    An American Marriage by Jones, Tayari 
    Newlyweds Celestial and Roy, the living embodiment of the New South, are settling into the routine of their life together when Roy is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. A ... look into the lives of people who are bound and separated by forces beyond their contro.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - TB FIC JON

    After You by Moyes, Jojo 
    the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, Louisa Clark is struggling without him. When an accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can't help but feel she's right back where she started. Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life.
    Category - TB MOY Bk 2

    A State of Freedom : A Novel by Mukherjee, Neel 
    In this novel, prize-winning author Neel Mukherjee wrests open the central, defining events of our century: displacement and migration. Five characters, in very different circumstances--from a domestic cook in Mumbai, to a vagrant and his dancing bear, to a girl who escapes terror in her home village for a new life in the city--find out the meanings of dislocation and the desire for more"
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - TB MUK

    The Sky Is Yours : A Novel by Smith, Chandler Klang 
    Navigating their burned-out, futuristic city home under constant threat from a pair of dragons circling the skies, three young people are forced to flee and confront challenges ranging from fire and conspiracies to taboo drugs and dragon-worshippers
    Category - Fantasy, SciFi
    Call letters - TB SMI

    The Maze at Windermere by Smith, Gregory Blake 
    Set against Newport, Rhode Island, a reckless wager between a tennis pro with a fading career and a drunken party guest launches a narrative odyssey that braids together four centuries of aspiration and adversity.
    Category - Historical Fiction, Sports Realistic fiction
    Call letters - TB SMI

    Fiction

    The Poet X by Acevedo, Elizabeth
    Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. 
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC ACE

    Perfect by Ahern, Cecelia (book 2 of the Flawed series)
    Since Celestine, eighteen, was declared a public menace, she has been on the run with Carrick, the one person she can trust, but she has a secret that may save all of those branded as "flawed."
    Category - SciFi 
    Call letters - FIC AHE Bk 2

    Love, Hate & Other Filters by Ahmed, Samira
    Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever. 
    Category -  - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC AHM

    The Hazel Wood : A Novel by Albert, Melissa 
    When the scary, magical world in her grandmother's book of dark feminist fairy tales becomes real, seventeen-year-old Alice, partnered with Ellery, an obsessed fan of the fairy tales, must enter the world to rescue Alice's kidnapped mother.
    Category - Fantasy 
    Call letters - FIC ALB

    King's Cage by Aveyard, Victoria (book 3 of the Red Queen series)
    Mare Barrow is a prisoner, powerless without her lightning, tormented by her lethal mistakes. She lives at the mercy of a boy she once loved, a boy made of lies and betrayal. Now a king, Maven Calore continues weaving his dead mother's web in an attempt to maintain control over his country--and his prisoner.
    Category - Fantasy, SciFi
    Call letters -  FIC AVE Bk 3

    War Storm by Aveyard, Victoria Fantasy (book 4 of the Red Queen series)
    Determined to protect her heart--and secure freedom for Reds and newbloods like her--Mare resolves to overthrow the kingdom of Norta once and for all . . . starting with the crown on Maven's head. But no battle is won alone, and before the Reds may rise as one, Mare must side with the boy who broke her heart in order to defeat the boy who almost broke her. Cal's powerful Silver allies, alongside Mare and the Scarlet Guard, prove a formidable force. But Maven is driven by an obsession so deep, he will stop at nothing to have Mare as his own again, even if it means demolish everything--and everyone--in his path
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC AVE Bk4

    A Girl Like That by Bhathena, Tanaz 
    In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sixteen-year-old half-Hindu/half-Parsi Zarin Wadia is the class troublemaker and top subject for the school rumor blogs, regularly leaving class to smoke cigarettes in cars with boys, but she also desperately wants to grow up and move out of her aunt and uncle's house, perhaps realizing too late that Porus, another non-Muslim Indian who risks deportation but remains devoted to Zarin, could help her escape.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC BHA

    The Cruel Prince by Black, Holly 
    Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.
    Category - Fantasy
    Call letters - FIC BLA

    Fahrenheit 451 by Bradbury, Ray 
    After learning that books are a vital part of a culture he never knew, a book-burning official in a future fascist state clandestinely pursues reading until he is betrayed.
    Category - SciFi
    Call letters -  FIC BRA

    Moon Chosen by Cast, P. C. 
    An epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people.
    Category - Fantasy
    Call letters - FIC CAS Bk 1

    Sun Warrior by Cast, P. C. 
    The battle lines have been drawn and Mari, an Earth Walker and Nik, a Companion, who were once from rival clans now find themselves fighting to save each other and their people from destruction."--Provided by publisher.
    Category - Fantasy
    Call letters - FIC CAS Bk 2

    The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton 
    Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orleans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity coveted above all else. In Orleans, the people are born gray, they are born damned, and only with the help of a Belle and her talents can they transform and be made beautiful.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC CLA Bk 1

    Sovereign by Daniels, April (book 2 of the Nemesis series)
    When ... [superhero Danny Tozer aka Dreadnought] crosses a newly discovered billionaire supervillain, ... [she] comes under attack from all quarters. From her troubled family life to her disintegrating friendship with Calamity, there's no lever too cruel for this villain to use against her. She might be hard to kill, but there's more than one way to destroy a hero. Before the war is over, Dreadnought will be forced to confront parts of herself she never wanted to acknowledge. And behind it all, an old enemy waits in the wings, ready to unleash a plot that will scar the world forever
    Category - Fantasy
    Call letters - FIC DAN Bk 2

    Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Han, Jenny 
    As high school ends, Lara Jean looks forward to her father's remarriage and seeing her sister, but she must choose a college, prepare to leave home, and possibly leave her beloved Peter behind.
    Category - Romance FIC HAN Bk3

    Into the Wild by Hunter, Erin (book 1 of the Warriors series)
    Rusty, a bored house kitten, is apprenticed by the ThunderClan and must struggle to fit in when the group of feral cats is threatened by ShadowClan, the enemy.
    Category - Fantasy 
    Call letters - FIC HUN Bk 1

    Dread Nation by Ireland, Justina 
    Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead.
    Category - Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery
    Call letters - FIC IRE

    Let's Talk About Love by Kann, Claire 
    Alice believes she is asexual, after breaking up with her girlfriend, and has sworn off dating but ends up having feelings for her co-worker Takumi.
    Category - Romance 
    Call letters - FIC KAN

    Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Oelke, Lianne 
    Jane Sinner, a 17-year-old dropout, sets out to redefine herself through a series of schemes and stunts, including participating in a low-budget reality TV show at her local community college.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC OEL

    Anger Is A Gift by Oshiro, Mark 
    Six years ago, Moss Jefferies' father was murdered by an Oakland police officer. Along with losing a parent, the media's vilification of his father and lack of accountability has left Moss with near crippling panic attacks. Now, in his sophomore year of high school, Moss and his fellow classmates find themselves increasingly treated like criminals in their own school. New rules. Random lockersearches. Constant intimidation and Oakland Police Department stationed in their halls. Despite their youth, the students decide to organize and push back against the administration. When tensions hit a fever pitch and tragedy strikes, Moss must face a difficult choice: give in to fear and hate or realize that anger can actually be a gift.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC OSH

    The Astonishing Color of After : A Novel by Pan, Emily X. R. 
    After her mother's suicide, grief-stricken Leigh Sanders travels to Taiwan to stay with grandparents she never met, determined to find her mother who she believes turned into a bird.
    Category - Fantasy
    Call letters - FIC PAN

    The Cabin by Preston, Natasha 
    A weekend partying at a remote cabin is just what Mackenzie needs. She can't wait to let loose with her friends. But a crazy night of fun leaves two of them dead--murdered. With no signs of a forced entry or struggle, suspicion turns to the five survivors. Someone isn't telling the truth. And Mackenzie's first mistake? Assuming the killing is over
    Category - Mystery
    Call letters - FIC PRE

    The Cellar by Preston, Natasha 
    For months, Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet.
    Category - Mystery
    Call letters - FIC PRE

    Zom-B Bride by Shan, Darren (book 10 of the Zom-B series. It had gone missing, so we replaced it)
    B Smith considers making a sacrifice far greater and more surreal than any she has conceived before when she is reunited with the killer clown, Mr. Dowling, who desperately wants B as his partner in crime.
    Category - Horror 
    Call letters - FIC SHA Bk 10

    I felt a Funeral, in my Brain by Walton, Will 
    For most of his young life Avery has dealt with his alcoholic mother with the help of his grandfather Pal--he immerses himself in poetry and popular music, and now that high school is over for the summer, he makes out with his best friend Luca (who understands about alcoholic mothers), but the death of his grandfather creates a hole in his life that he can not seem to crawl out of.
    Category - Realistic fiction
    Call letters - FIC WAL

    The Job of the Wasp : A Novel by Winnette, Colin 
    A new arrival at an isolated school for orphaned boys quickly comes to realize there is something wrong with his new home. He hears chilling whispers in the night, his troubled classmates are violent and hostile, and the Headmaster sends cryptic messages, begging his new charge to confess. As the new boy learns to survive on the edges of this impolite society, he starts to unravel a mystery at the school's dark heart. And that's when the corpses start turning up.
    Category - Horror, Mystery
    Call letters - FIC WIN