Geniuses Tunde, Rex and Cai all need to be part of The Game and a chance to be hired by the most technologically advanced company in the world. They think their team has the best chance -- they have been working together online and know they would be perfect. But is The Game all that they think it is? And will they be able to survive the contest?
This series opens with Shy and his friends working on a cruise ship to make money for school, which seems like a good idea until a massive Californian earthquake destroys most of the West Coast and there’s a killer virus unleashed upon North America. As they try to rejoin their families, they get swept up in a story of survival—their own and humanity as we know it today.
Young Brooklyn artist, Sierra Santiago, is working on her mural when she notices one nearby quickly fading and actually beginning to cry. Things get even creepier soon after. In this suspenseful and action-oriented urban fantasy, Sierra discovers her family’s past, embraces her dangerous present, and works with fellow artist Robbie to try to protect everyone’s future.
The events of Katrina are well-known, but this graphic novel makes vivid the experiences of those in New Orleans during the hurricane. The detailed drawings, color washed but realistic, bring the events back, using the words of survivors and rescuers who were there.
All shapeshifter Julie wants is to work happily at the coffee bar and hang out with her new cute crush, Selena. But when they go on a date to a magic show with Julie’s best friend, Chet, they find themselves in a mysterious world of danger and prophecy. The original art in this graphic novel makes the story come alive and you will want more of everyone.
Ana is out of time, kicked out of her final foster home, but she gets one last chance, at a farm with a brother and sister team who can't agree how long Ana can even stay. Her new friend can't wait to get out, but all Ana wants is to belong. Will Ana be able to keep her temper under control or will her differences set her apart too much from this small town?
Justyce, a scholarship student at Braselton Prep, has done everything “right” to make it to his dream college. Yet, when he ends up unjustly in handcuffs, he begins thinking about the challenges surrounding him and other young black males in America. Told through a series of letters to Martin Luther King Jr., newspaper articles, and school discussions, this story shows the journey of one teenager’ trying to make sense of the world.
It’s not every day a person finds out that they can fight ancient Chinese demons—and that the Monkey King is there, in person, to help. Genie just wants to get into a fantastic college and get out of town, but first she has to survive this crazy new reality—without her mom finding out. Full of action and attitude, this is Chinese mythology come to life.
Jack Maselin and Libby Strout have nothing in common... or so it seems. Libby is starting over after making headlines as a housebound overweight teen, and Jack is floating along in the popular crowd while hiding a memory disorder. When both become involved in a high school prank, they are sent to mandatory counseling, which means their paths will now cross regularly. This bittersweet story told through multiple points of view provides insight on how you see other people and yourself.
Based on true events, this is the story of Dita who becomes the librarian of the few precious books that were smuggled into a secret school at Auschwitz. There, we meet several prisoners whose stories overlap including Fredy Hirsch, the enigmatic leader of the school, who encourages Dita’s bravery and persistence. This densely written, dark, and introspective book shares many forms of resistance that prisoners took part in and the power of education and the written word.
Life may look ok from the outside, but Miles isn’t so sure. He’s got the Spider-Man abilities, sure, but they don’t seem to be working so well, and maybe he can’t overcome his family past and neighborhood. He can’t lose his scholarship after everything his family is done, but can he survive his horrible history class and still impress Alicia? Realistic and menacing, this Spider-Man is a new twist on a familiar story.
When Jasmine de los Santos wins a prestigious scholarship, she thinks she has conquered senior year. Then her parents tell her she can't accept the scholarship because their visas have expired. Regardless, Jasmine decides to go to the reception in Washington, DC where she gets to know Royce. He's cute and funny, but also the son of a congressman drafting an anti-immigration bill. This book touches on identity, family, and love in America.
Unlike anything you’ve read before, this book follows future monarch Victoria-Margret who will soon lead an alternate British empire that was strengthened by embracing diversity. With a computer that determines perfect matches, her future is set. Yet, she sneaks out for one summer of freedom where she makes personal discoveries and meets a group of people that could help her change the course of history. This layered, romantic, and unique story shares the adventure of a lifetime.
Isabelle and Giselle are twins who are so close that they were born holding each other’s hands. They grab hands once again when their family gets into a car accident on the way to a school concert. This tragic and often bittersweet book follows the aftermath of the accident through the eyes of Giselle. Complex and thought provoking, Untwine explores grief, family, recovery, and our ties to one another.
In the instant it takes to flick a lighter, the lives of two teens are permanently intertwined. This is the true story of Sasha, a teen with Asperger’s Syndrome who identifies as agender, and Richard, a teen with a rough past, who impulsively lights Sasha’s skirt on fire during a bus ride home. Told through multiple points of view, this is the thought-provoking story of how the consequences of a split second decision can change lives forever.
A book full of short inspiring stories about ways that women have experienced their work, their lives and their families because they were female. With stories of self-identified women from the last 80 years, this book will challenge, educate and encourage you.
You’re perfect, right? Of course, not! We all have flaws, and Flawd explores how to deal with your flaws and those of others. This fast paced, thought provoking, and often-humorous read encourages you to acknowledge and embrace your flaws through a change of perspective. Easily applied to many different situations, this book will help you realize that the things that make you unique can make a positive impact on others.
Who would write a hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton and expect it to work? If you guessed New York City's Lin Manuel-Miranda, you'd be right. Yet the biggest show on Broadway required a team of people to help it succeed. Learn about the creative team of this pop culture phenomenon, and explore the script with annotations from Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. This engrossing book is filled with photographs and backstage peeks.
Minamoto Yoshitsune was definitely epic. Who would have guessed that skinny, untrained, young Yoshitsune would grow up to lead an army of samurai, determined to have revenge for his father's death? Relating the life of one of the most famous samurai of all time, this true story of Japan during the time of the samurai is amazing and tragic.
A mix of science, history, and plenty of pure fun, Why’d They Wear That? explains worldwide fashion trends throughout the years. While many trends made a social or political statement, some were inconvenient, painful, and even dangerous. Providing multiple points of view, awesome illustrations, and tons of historical details, this colorful and engrossing book carries you through the ages to answer the question in its title.
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