Lyra is a resident of Haven, where human replicas are observed, manipulated, given numbers instead of names and disposed of when no longer needed. Gemma is a lonely, self-critical teenager. When Gemma is nearly abducted and an explosion destroys Haven, she begins to piece together her connection to Haven and goes on a quest to find out more. There, Gemma meets Lyra, whose face mirrors her own, and realizes that there are (literally) two sides to every story.
When down-on-her-luck hacker turned bounty-hunter Emika manages to hack her way into the championship of the biggest virtual reality game in the world, Warcross, she catches the eye of creator, Hideo Tanaka. Immediately whisked off to Tokyo, Emika is hired as a spy and thrown into the world of competitive Warcross. In this fast-paced, suspenseful novel full of action, double-crossing, romance and mystery, the question is, who is the actually good guy?
These kids have superpowers, but they don’t really want them. With code names like Scam, Crash and Flicker, you know things don’t always go the way they planned. No wonder they call themselves the Zeroes, rather than heroes. But there’s plenty of action when these five teens band together to understand themselves, their powers, and then to save one of their own.
Macy and her pals live in a small town made famous by a blockbuster movie. Fans flock in to visit, and but they are bored stiff with small town life. This gang of girls is just biding time, waiting for college or other ways to escape, when a mysterious trunk and a pirate’s map show up one day. Join the nerdy misfits as they unravel the clues in this graphic novel!
In this fast-paced coming of age graphic novel, Frances, a lowly seamstress, catches the eye of a mystery shopper, and is asked to design fabulous gowns. Shocked to find that the mystery shopper is actually Prince Sebastian, they cultivate his alter ego, Lady Crystallia, to cope with the King forcing Sebastian to marry. As their relationship deepens and Lady Crystallia begins to catch the eye of designers and admirers, Frances begins to question their life of secrecy.
In this vivid graphic adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson’s powerful novel, the story of high school freshman Melinda comes alive as she attempts to cope with the aftermath of her rape, the social consequences of calling the cops from the biggest party of the summer and as she learns how to find her voice again through art.
In this character-driven world of magic and monsters, Simon Snow may be the chosen one sent to save the magical world from the Humdrum, but all he can think about is how this is his last year at Watford School for Magicks and how his nemisis and roommate, Baz, a vampire, is missing. Reminiscent of Hogwarts, this love letter to fanfic is an engrossing story with just the right amount of kissing.
Scott Ferdowski, 16, is the slightly sheltered child of Iranian immigrants with a penchant for quitting everything he starts. Obsessed with the idea of “grit,” Scott quits his internship while his parents are away in Iran and escapes to Washington DC to meet the professor who literally wrote the book on Grit. In this hilarious coming-of-age tale, Scott finds love, friendship, battles stereotypes and maybe learns a thing or two about grit.
Jule is an orphan who finds her way to heiress and eventual best friend, Imogen. When Imogen goes missing, a distraught Jule pushes away Imogen’s boyfriend and parents in her grief. But what really happened? Told in flashbacks and bits and pieces, is the reader really getting the full story? Did Imogen really just disappear? And who is Jule anyway? Mystery, murder, lies and deception abound.
In this reinterpretation of Alice in Wonderland, we meet Catherine, who dreams of running the best bakery in Hearts, while her mother dreams of her marrying the King. At the ball where the King intends to propose, she meets mysterious and magical Jest, who saves her from the Jabberwock. As Catherine and Jest fall for each other, will she be able to defy her mother's expectations of becoming Queen to fulfill her dreams of love?
IQ is the nickname of Isaiah Quintabe, high school drop-out and the kid who can figure things out for you. And unlike most of his East L.A. neighborhood, Isaiah figures things out with his brain, not violence. Isaiah is part Sherlock Holmes, part Robin Hood (for and from the hood) but make no mistake: he is no saint.
After spending years on death row, Ed’s time is up. His younger brother Joe wants answers that his dysfunctional family can’t provide. Joe wants to help by getting Ed out before it’s too late. How can a teen help his brother on death row? How do you say your final goodbye?
The X is for Xiomara, the Harlem Dominicana who is trying to find her herself when her family, her church, and especially her neighborhood have opposing opinions on who she is and who she should be. She reluctantly joins the poetry club, and finds that her poems allow her to express herself. But will she dare? A bittersweet coming of age novel in verse.
In this compelling and tragic true account of the 1945 sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, four teenagers cross paths as they try to make their way to the ship, which promises refuge and freedom from the Germans and the ever-advancing Soviets. Can a nurse, a traitorous German soldier on a secret mission and a scared and pregnant girl make it on the ship? Will they be stopped by the pompous and cowardly German soldier? And can they possibly survive the greatest maritime tragedy in history?
This richly detailed volume explores major air disasters from Amelia Earhardt to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. An engaging exploration of major plane crashes and the unique circumstances that created them. Not a good choice for your in-flight read, though!
A disturbing first-person account of a Yazidi girl who is kidnapped by ISIS in Iraq. The book opens with a description of Farida Khalaf's life in her village, with school and family as her central activities. After ISIS enters her village everything changes. Khalaf is a normal teenage girl who escapes torture and imprisonment through her wits and determination to survive.
Tales about a lost city in the Central American rainforest have intrigued explorers and scholars for decades. Now new technology enables the discovery of traces of an ancient culture. Poisonous snakes (up to 6 feet long), deadly bugs, and perhaps a treasure await. Join this epic adventure as researchers search for a lost civilization in the Honduran jungle.
Trayvon Martin’s parents share their memories and tragically recount the aftermath of their son’s murder, including those first harrowing days after the shooting, the trial and acquittal of George Zimmerman, and the protests that spawned the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.
More people died of the flu epidemic in 1918 than as casualties in World War I. But do they ever ask you about it on the Regents? Why did they call is Spanish flu? What made that epidemic so deadly? Why are we still fighting the same illness today? Explore the history of influenza which still haunts us today.
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