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 (Vol.1) / G. Willow Wilson "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?"
The Martian / Andy Weir / One of the most exciting science fiction books in years!
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Lexile: N/A. The Martian. 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. Recommended by Rebecca Vasilakis. Eastland-Fairfield CTC
Book Review : The Martian by Andy Weir
“An edge-of-your seat debut thriller with laugh-out-loud dialogue mixed in. After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water until the next manned mission in four years. It’s Science Fiction with a capital S, but Weir does a fabulous job of making it accessible to non-science geeks (like me).” Dan Brooks, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary, NC
The Martian by Andy Weir. “An edge-of-your seat debut thriller with laugh-out-loud dialogue mixed in. After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water on the harsh Martian landscape until the next manned mission in four years. Weir does a fabulous job of making this book accessible to non-science geeks (like me).” - Dan Brooks, Wake County Public Libraries, Cary, NC
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
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It's kind of a funny story / Ned Vizzini
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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.
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini. good book
It's Kind of a Funny Story - Ned Vizzini One of my favorite books ever. I'm very wary about seeing the movie though, because I really don't like Zach Galifianakis...
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
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."
Printz Award Winner for excellence in literature written for young adults – Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
Midwinter Blood by Marcus Sedgwick - Seven linked vignettes of passion and love unfold on a Scandinavian island inhabited throughout various time periods by Vikings, vampires, ghosts and a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon.
Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell
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#1: Eleanor & Park / Rainbow Rowell. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. ISBN 978 125 991 2579
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Eleanor Park by Rainbow Rowell
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) by 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."
Saints Gene Luen Yang ; color by Lark Pien
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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 / Gene Luen Yang "China, 1898. An unwanted fourth daughter, Four-Girl 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. Torn between her nation and her Christian friends, Vibiana will have to decide where her true loyalties lie, and whether she is willing to die for her faith."
Saints | Common Core State Standards | Graphic Novel | Vibiana, an unwanted fourth child, finds her name and identity in Christianity, but with the Boxer Rebellion in full swing and Chinese Christians facing death, she must decide whether her loyalties lie with her religion or her country. | Grades 7-12 | #books #graphicnovel #highschool #middleschool #ccss
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
Boxers Saints by Gene Luen Yang. Gr 8up This two-volume graphic novel about the Boxer Rebellion is about a piece of history that's often overlooked. Boxers tells the story of a young Chinese peasant who becomes instrumental in the uprising against Westerners invading China at the turn of the last century, while Saints focuses on a young Chinese girl who was converted to Christianity by the foreign missionaries. Who's right? Who's wrong?—Allison Tran, Mission Viejo Library, CA #sljbookhook
Boxers | Common Core State Standards | Graphic Novel | A graphically rendered account of China's Boxer Rebellion in 1898 is told from the perspective of Little Bao, who joins an army of kung fu-trained commoners who fight for freedom from the oppression inflicted by foreign missionaries and soldiers. | Grades 7-12 | #books #graphicnovel #highschool #middleschool #ccss
Science : a discovery in comics / Margreet de Heer
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History of science in comic form.
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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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Craig and Harry are the two boys kissing – they want to break the world record for non-stop kissing. Peter and Neil, a couple for over a year, are pretty comfortable within their relationship. Avery and Ryan have just met and their tender new relationship is unfolding. Cooper is profoundly unhappy and increasingly lives his life in chat rooms.This is an amazing book! It shines a light on the relationships between seven gay young guys.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan. New York Times bestselling author David Levithan tells the based-on-true-events story of Harry and Craig, two 17-year-olds who are about to take part in a 32-hour marathon of kissing to set a new Guinness World Record—all of which is narrated by a Greek Chorus of the generation of gay men lost to AIDS.
Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan: This is the most important young adult book that I have read this year. Levithan combines the teenage plights of the gay community with omnipresent voices from Stonewall and the AIDS crisis. There's history and a lot of heart. If you are looking to...
Men we reaped : a memoir / Jesmyn Ward
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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.
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.
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The dream thieves / Maggie Stiefvater
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Posting this so I remember to read it! The first book "The Raven Boys" was so good!--The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Raven Cycle, BK#2 | Publisher: Scholastic Press | Publication Date: September 17, 2013
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2014 Indies Choice Book Award Finalist: Young Adult and Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2013 - The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, #2) by Maggie Stiefvater *available in Young Adult
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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YALSA 2014 Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Books of 2013 - The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
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. (May)
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: KarenJoy Fowler. I really loved this one.
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves ... a very, very different book from the bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club ... Karen Joy Fowler
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 Karen Joy Fowler. Please click on the book cover to check availability or place a hold @ Otis. (05/30/13)
This is a fabulous book@ ==The story of a family's devastation when the chimp who'd been reared as part of the family is removed from their life. Great writing and an unusually story make this worth reading!
The lost boy / Greg Ruth