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Ms. Marvel / writer, G. Willow Wilson ; artist, Adrian Alphona ; color artist Ian Herring ; letterer, Joe Caramagna / A new super hero for today: Kamala Khan, a Muslim teenage girl from Jersey City, who is trying to not let her new superpowers get her in any more trouble with her parents.
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'Ms. Marvel aka muslim teen kamala khan #1' hits comic book stores Wednesday.
***Marvel Comics presents the new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will
Marvel is introducing a new character: Kamala Khan. She's a 16-year-old Muslim public high school student in Jersey City. She's also the new Ms. Marvel, and the first Muslim superhero to star in her own mainstream comic book series. Author G. Willow Wilson spoke with Tell Me More host Michel Martin about her series. #comics
The Martian / Andy Weir / One of the most exciting science fiction books in years!
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Hair Past a Freckle: Book Review; The Martian by Andy Weir
The Martian is the first published novel by American author Andy Weir. It was originally self-published in 2011 after which Crown Publishing purchased the rights and re-released it in 2014. A science fiction novel, the story follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive. It has been described as an Apollo 13 meets Cast Away. The Martian, a film adaptation directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, is scheduled for release in November 2015. (I envisioned Jake Gyllenhaal in the title role, but Matt Damon is a great choice, too).
The Martian by Andy Weir | The first man on Mars is mistakenly left behind. Now he has to marshal all of his knowledge and survival skills or he'll be the first to die there, too. #TheMartian #AndyWeir #sciencefiction #scifi #mars #astronaut #survival
The Martian A Novel by Andy Weir: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he ...
BOOKS WORTH READING: The Martian by Andy Weir | Astronaut, Mark Watney became the first man to walk on Mars, and tragically, as well as ironically, it appears that he will also be the first man to die on Mars. After a dust storm nearly anniliahted him, he was left behind by his crew and mistaken for dead...He surpasses his obstacles with intelligence, intuition and his engineering skills...The only question that remains is: which will be the obstacle to kill him...READ MORE AT WORDSNQUOTES.COM.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
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A beautifully, sad book that reminded me of The Number The Stars by Lois Lowry. But the characters have a such strength and love that in the end, you are buoyed up by hope.
Looking For Alaska
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One of my absolute favorite quotes from Looking for Alaska
Looking For Alaska. John Green.
It's kind of a funny story / Ned Vizzini
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It's Kind of a Funny Story af Ned Vizzini. Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.
14. A book worth reading. It's Kind of Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. It's a cute story, and I'll even admit it's relatable because I do have depression, and it also reminds me of my brother who used to draw maps when he was little. #modcloth #makeitwork
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Favorite book, if I had to pick.
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - An honest look at teen depression without the constant angst and drama. On my reading list.
Its Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. Great book!
"It's Kind of a Funny Story" by Ned Vizzini! This book is one of those feel good books. Were everything at first is going wrong, but it is all resolved at the end. I love this book.
Midwinterblood / Marcus Sedgwick
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Printz Award & Best Fiction for Young Adults: "Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited--throughout various time periods--by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant."
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick: Seven linked vignettes unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited throughout various time periods by Vikings, vampires, ghosts, and a curiously powerful plant.
Printz Award Winner for excellence in literature written for young adults – Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell
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Eleanor & Park (Ira Children's Book Awards. Young Adult) by Rainbow Rowell http://www.amazon.com/dp/1250012570/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_efmPtb1QKK665ZS3
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Two misfit teenagers living in Nebraska in 1986 bond over comic books and music on the school bus.
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Lexile: HL580L. Eleanor And Park. Rainbow Rowell. One of the most talked about YA books of the year. A heart-tugging story of a pair of misfit star-crossed lovers: Half-Korean, total introvert Park and awkward, eccentric new girl in town Eleanor. Recommended by Lori Y. Lee, Zanesville; Karen Lippincott, Medina; Emily Colpi, Mariemont City; Angie Seitzel.
Inhuman / Kat Falls
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Inhuman (Fetch, #1)- another dystopian novel but with some nice twists- my middle schoolers liked it
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Inhuman (Fetch, #1) / Kat Falls "Beyond the Titan wall lies the Feral Zone, and the only people who break quarantine and venture there are the "fetches", who are paid exorbitant sums to bring back items that were left behind when the wall went up--but Delaney McEvoy's father is there and she is being forced to find him and bring him back."
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Saints Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
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Saints (Boxers & Saints, #2) By Gene Luen Yang. Click on the link to find out more information about this Book! #Books #Library #NewReleases #JerseyvillePublicLibrary #Goodreads
Saints: Yang, Gene Luen - GRA YAN Available from the AIC Library Graphic Novel Collection. China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter isn't even given a proper name by her family. She finds friendship—and a name, Vibiana—in the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike.
Saints, by Gene Luen Yang (released 9/10/13). China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl isn't even given a proper name by her family. She finds friendship and a name the most unlikely of places: Christianity. But China is a dangerous place for Christians. The Boxer Rebellion is murdering Westerners and Chinese Christians alike. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, she will have to decide where her true loyalties lie... and whether she is willing to die for her faith.
Boxers / Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
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'Boxers' (Boxers & Saints, Vol. 1) by Gene Luen Yang. China,1898. Bands of foreign missionaries and soldiers roam the countryside, bullying and robbing Chinese peasants. Little Bao has had enough. Harnessing the powers of ancient Chinese gods, he recruits an army of Boxers, commoners trained in kung fu who fight to free China from "foreign devils." But nothing is simple. Little Bao is fighting for the glory of China, but at what cost? (Young Adult Graphic Novel) 11/20/13
Science : a discovery in comics / Margreet de Heer
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Science: A Discovery in Comics by Margreet de Heer http://www.amazon.com/dp/1561637505/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_5pmTtb020A6MFZBK
History of science in comic form.
He said, she said : a novel / by Kwame Alexander
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He Said, She Said by Kwame Alexander. When a popular football 'playa' and ladies man and the smartest girl in school lead a school protest, sparks fly as their social media-aided revolution grows.
Two boys kissing / David Levithan
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2014 Stonewall Honor Books in Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Two boys kissing by David Levithan.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan - A chorus of men who died of AIDS observes and yearns to help a cross-section of today's gay teens who navigate new love, long-term relationships, coming out, self-acceptance, and more in a society that has changed in many ways.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan This short YA romance is about several young gay men, their stories loosely linked. One broken-up couple is trying to break the world record for the longest kiss;...
Men we reaped : a memoir / Jesmyn Ward
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On my to read list: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward -- Jesmyn Ward’s memoir sheds new light on an issue you may already think you’ve got covered: violence and prejudice in the South.
Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward Jesmyn Ward lost five young men in her life--to drugs, accidents, suicide, and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men. Dealing with these losses, one after another, made Jesmyn ask the question: Why? And as she began to write about the experience of living through all the dying, she realized the truth--and it took her breath away.
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In Men We Reaped, a devastating memoir by the National Book Award-winning author of Salvage the Bones, Jesmyn Ward chronicles the lives and deaths of five men she grew up with in a small town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The dream thieves / Maggie Stiefvater
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The Dream Thieves / Maggie Stiefvater. Book 2 of The Raven Cycle. Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater are awake, magic is swirling around Blue and The Raven boys and Ronan Lynch's ability to pull objects from his dreams is almost out of control but worst of all, the mysterious Gray Man is stalking the Lynch family, looking for something called the Greywaren.
The Lucy Variations - by Sara Zarr. Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.
The Lucy variations / by Sara Zarr
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The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr. Sixteen-year-old San Franciscan Lucy Beck-Moreau once had a promising future as a concert pianist. Her chance at a career has passed, and she decides to help her ten-year-old piano prodigy brother, Gus, map out his own future, even as she explores why she enjoyed piano in the first place.
Rosemary is struggling with the scars from crumbling family relationships--her mother and father, a research psychologist, has raised her with love but also as a study subject, and her older brother and sister have mysteriously disappeared. And there was something "different" about her sister... Selected by Karen Woods.
We are all completely beside ourselves / Karen Joy Fowler
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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler – The Hall Library's Suggested Winter Reading List 2013
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by KarenJoy Fowler-$14.99 - Rosemary was not yet six when Fern was removed. Over the years, she’s managed to block a lot of memories. She’s smart, vulnerable, innocent, and culpable. With some guile, she guides us through the darkness, penetrating secrets and unearthing memories...
Great summer read! Memoir style novel that is sweet and familiar, but completely different too. Touches on family dynamics, growing pains, becoming self I'd recommend #3d book cover #book covering #book cover #cover book| http://my-book-cover-collections.blogspot.com
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. Please click on the book cover to check availability or place a hold @ Otis. (05/30/13)
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves - Rosemary Cooke is the youngest child in a typical middle-American family, with one exception: Her older "sister," Fern, was a chimpanzee. Karen Joy Fowler, New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club, tells the Cooke family's story in her astonishing new novel.The young Rosemary thought of Fern as her sister-and loved her as a sister. When Fern disappeared, Rosemary was only five years old. She was twelve when her beloved older brother…
This is one we heard about from one of the teachers who talked to us (I don't remember who…). She said it was one of the most impactful books in her life and when anyone says that, it's probably a book worth reading.
The lost boy / Greg Ruth