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1. Asking for it [2016]

Book
324 pages ; 21 cm
It's the beginning of the summer in a small town in Ireland. Emma O'Donovan is eighteen years old, beautiful, happy, confident. One night, there's a party. Everyone is there. All eyes are on Emma. The next morning, she wakes on the front porch of her house. She can't remember what happened, she doesn't know how she got there. She doesn't know why she's in pain. But everyone else does. Photographs taken at the party show, in explicit detail, what happened to Emma that night. But sometimes people don't want to believe what is right in front of them, especially when the truth concerns the town's heroes ...
Education Library (Cubberley)
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2. Burn baby burn [2016]

Book
310 pages ; 22 cm
Nora Lopez is seventeen during the summer of 1977, when New York is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam. Meg Medina transports us to a time when tempers and temperatures ran high to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
vii, 327 pages ; 24 cm
As an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and a father, Harry Potter struggles with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs while his youngest son, Albus, finds the weight of the family legacy difficult to bear.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
478 pages : map ; 22 cm
"I must write this account, and when I have finished, I will burn it. "Buried deep within the archives of a convent in medieval France is an untold story of love, loss, and wonder and the two girls at the heart of it all. Dolssa is an upper-crust city girl with a secret lover and an uncanny gift. Branded a heretic, she s on the run from the friar who condemned her mother to death by fire, and wants Dolssa executed, too. Botille is a matchmaker and a tavern-keeper, struggling to keep herself and her sisters on the right side of the law in their seaside town of Bajas. When their lives collide by a dark riverside, Botille rescues a dying Dolssa and conceals her in the tavern, where an unlikely friendship blooms. Aided by her sisters and Symo, her surly but loyal neighbor, Botille nurses Dolssa back to health and hides her from her pursuers. But all of Botille s tricks, tales, and cleverness can t protect them forever, and when the full wrath of the Church bears down upon Bajas, Dolssa s passion and Botille s good intentions could destroy the entire village. From the author of the award-winning"All the Truth That's in Me"comes a spellbinding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page and make you wonder if miracles really are possible.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780451469922 20160802
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-111-01

5. Scythe [2016]

Book
433 pages ; 22 cm
"In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
348 pages ; 22 cm
"Two teens--Daniel, the son of Korean shopkeepers, and Natasha, whose family is here illegally from Jamaica--cross paths in New York City on an eventful day in their lives--Daniel is on his way to an interview with a Yale alum, Natasha is meeting with a lawyer to try and prevent her family's deportation to Jamaica--and fall in love"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
336 pages : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story, but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery"-The New York Times Book Review"-- Provided by publisher.
"The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"-- Provided by publisher.
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8. Eleanor & Park [2013]

Book
328 p. ; 22 cm.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-111-01

9. March [2013 - 2016]

Book
3 v. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
"Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I'm so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America's young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands." (President Bill Clinton). "Superbly told history." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)). "Dazzling ...a grand work." (Booklist (starred review)). "Lewis' remarkable life has been skillfully translated into graphics...Segregation's insult to personhood comes across here with a visual, visceral punch. This version of Lewis's life story belongs in libraries to teach readers about the heroes of America." (Library Journal (starred review)). "A powerful tale of courage and principle igniting sweeping social change, told by a strong-minded, uniquely qualified eyewitness ...the heroism of those who sat and marched ...comes through with vivid, inspiring clarity." (Kirkus Reviews (starred review)). Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations. Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books selection: recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults: "March: Book One, " written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell, and published by Top Shelf Productions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781603093002 20160612
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
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10. Grave mercy [2012]

Book
549 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
"Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf?" Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. Ismae's most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany--where she finds herself woefully under prepared--not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death's vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780547628349 20160610
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
229 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • The black eye of the month club
  • Why chicken means so much to me
  • Revenge is my middle name
  • Because geometry is not a country somewhere near France
  • Hope against hope
  • Go means go
  • Rowdy sings the blues
  • How to fight monsters
  • Grandmother gives me some advice
  • Tears of a clown
  • Halloween
  • Slouching toward Thanksgiving
  • My sister sends me an E-mail
  • Thanksgiving
  • Hunder pains
  • Rowdy gives me advice about love
  • Dance, dance, dance
  • Don't trust your computer
  • My sister sends me a letter
  • Reindeer games
  • And a partridge in a pear tree
  • Red versus white
  • Wake
  • Valentine heart
  • In like a lion
  • Rowdy and I have a long and serious discussion about basketball
  • Because Russian guys are not always geniuses
  • My final freshman year report card
  • Remembering
  • Talking about turtles
  • Discussion guide
  • Interview with Ellen Forney.
In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781428764507 20160527
Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he thought he was destined to live. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Alexie's YA debut, released in hardcover to instant success, recieving seven starred reviews, hitting numerous bestseller lists, and winning the 2007 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780316013697 20160615
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
233 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Story 1: "All Jin Wing wants is to fit in. When his family moves to a new neighborhood, he suddenly finds that he's the only Chinese American student at the school. Jocki and his bullies pick on him constantly, and he has hardly any friends. Then, to make matters worse, he falls in love with an all-American girl." Story 2: "Born to rule over all the monkeys in the world, the story of the Monkey King is one of the oldest and greatest Chinese fables. Adored by his subjects, master of the arts of kung-fu, he is the most powerful monkey on Earth. But the Monkey King doesn't want to be a monkey. He wants to be hailed as a god ..." Story 3: "Chin-Kee is the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, and he's ruining his cousin Danny's life. Danny's a basketball player, a popular kid at school, but every year Chin-Kee comes to visit, and every year Danny has to transfer to a new school to escape the shame. This year, though, things quickly go from bad to worse"
  • Publisher's description.
Alternates three interrelated stories about the problems of young Chinese Americans trying to participate in the popular culture. Presented in comic book format.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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Book
229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
In his first book for young adults, bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by acclaimed artist Ellen Forney, that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781428764507 20160527
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-111-01
Book
233 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
This is a tour-de-force new work by rising indie comics star Gene Yang. "American Born Chinese" maps the adolescent Chinese-American experience through three separate but interwoven stories. One story centres on Jin Wang, a Chinese-American student at an all-white California high school. Jin is plagued by jocks and bullies, so when another Chinese student transfers to the school, Jin wants nothing to do with him. Next is a comic update of the legendary story of the Monkey King, an ancient Chinese morality tale. Finally, there's the gross and surreal stereotype of Chin-Kee, the ultimate negative Chinese cliche, complete with a sitcom-style "laugh track". These three apparently unrelated tales come together in an astonishing climax - all with a mighty blast of humour, surprising poignancy and skilled artistry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781596431522 20160615
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-111-01

15. Monster [1999]

Book
281, 14 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-111-01

16. Monster [1999]

Book
281 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of the "system". As a way of coping with the horrific events that entangle him, Steve, an amateur film-maker, decides to transcribe his trial into a script.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780060280772 20160528
Green Library, Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-111-01

17. The outsiders [1967]

Book
188 p. 22 cm.
The struggle of three brothers to stay together after their parent's death and their quest for identity among the conflicting values of their adolescent society.
Education Library (Cubberley)
EDUC-111-01
Education Library (Cubberley)
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