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August 2014

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August 2014

Our August roundup includes I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai and co-written by Patricia McCormick, the memoir of a Pakistani girl who stood up for education and became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize nominee; THE UNFINISHED LIFE OF ADDISON STONE by Adele Griffin, a faux multi-media biography of a brilliant young artist who died a mysterious death; and I LOVE I HATE I MISS MY SISTER by Amelie Sarn and translated by Y. Maudet, the gut-wrenching story of two Muslim sisters raised in Paris, and the very different paths they take.

Among the paperback titles released this month, we have the realistic teen romance THE INFINITE MOMENT OF US by bestselling author Lauren Myracle; ANTIGODDESS by Kendare Blake, the first installment of The Goddess War series featuring the slowly perishing Greek Gods; and THE TEEN MONEY MANUAL by Kara McGuire, which teaches high school students the ins and outs of managing their finances.

A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall - Fiction

August 26, 2014

 

Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.

Amity by Micol Ostow - Horror/Thriller

August 26, 2014


Connor's family moves to Amity to escape shady business deals. Ten years later, Gwen's family moves to Amity for a fresh start after she's recovered from a psychotic break. But something is not right about this secluded house. Amity isn't just a house. She is a living force, bent on manipulating her inhabitants to her twisted will. She will use Connor and Gwen to bring about a bloody end as she's done before. As she'll do again.

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake - Mythology

August 19, 2014

 

Old Gods never die…Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. Desperately seeking the cause of their deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out. 
Between the Spark and the Burn by April Genevieve Tucholke - Fiction

August 14, 2014

 

The crooked-smiling liar River West Redding, who drove into Violet's life one summer day and shook her world to pieces, is gone. Violet and Neely, River's other brother, are left to worry—until they catch a two a.m. radio program about strange events in a distant mountain town. They take off in search of River but are always a step behind, finding instead frenzied towns, witch hunts, and a wind-whipped island with the thrum of something strange and dangerous just under the surface. It isn't long before Violet begins to wonder if Neely, the one Redding brother she thought trustworthy, has been hiding a secret of his own . . .

Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier - Fiction

August 26, 2014

 

Dimple Lala thought that growing up would give her all the answers, but instead she has more questions than ever. Her boyfriend is distant, her classmates are predictable, and a blue mood has settled around the edges of everything she does. It’s time for a change, and a change is just what Dimple is going to get — of scenery, of cultures, of mind. She thinks she’s heading to Bombay for a family wedding — but really she is plunging into the unexpected, the unmapped, and the uncontrollable.

Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life by Catherine Reef - Biography

August 26, 2014


Nontraditional, controversial, rebellious and politically volatile, the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are remembered for their provocative paintings, as well as for their deep love for each other. Their marriage was one of the most tumultuous and infamous in history --- filled with passion, pain, betrayal, revolution and, above all, art that helped define the 20th century. Catherine Reef's dual biography features numerous archival photos and full-color reproductions of both artists' work.

Frostborn (Thrones and Bones) by Lou Anders - Fiction

August 5, 2014

 

When family intrigues force Karn and Thianna to flee into the wilderness, they have to keep their sense of humor and their wits about them. But survival can be challenging when you’re being chased by a 1,500-year-old dragon, Helltoppr the undead warrior and his undead minions, an evil uncle, wyverns, and an assortment of trolls and giants.

I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister written by Amelie Sarn, translated by Y. Maudet - Fiction

August 5, 2014


Eighteen-year-old Sohane and her younger sister, Djelila, have always shared everything. But now, Djelila is embracing her life as a secular teen, and Sohane is becoming more religious. Djelila is repeatedly harassed by neighborhood bullies for not following Muslim customs. In the year following Djelila’s tragic death, Sohane struggles with her feelings of loss and guilt, revealing a complex relationship between two sisters and the consequences they face for being true to themselves.

I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai and Patricia McCormick - Nonfiction

August 19, 2014

 

Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't go to school. Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school. No one expected her to survive. Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Inside the Maze Runner: The Guide to the Glade by James Dashner - Fiction

August 5, 2014


Explore the Glade and uncover the secrets to the Maze in the ultimate Maze Runner movie companion book. This action-packed volume features nearly 100 thrilling full-color photographs, up-close profiles of the Gladers, and details about the Glade, the Maze, and more! A must-have for fans of the Maze Runner series, who’ll want to learn all they can before The Maze Runner movie hits theaters on September, 19, 2014.

Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - Fiction

August 14, 2014

 

Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine - Fiction

August 5, 2014


Sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic, housed in a slaughterhouse staffed by the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor. Wen often hears the whisper of a ghost in the slaughterhouse, a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. And after one of the Noor humiliates Wen, the ghost grants an impulsive wish of hers—brutally.

One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr. - Fiction

August 26, 2014

 

Kev’s the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he’s dead, he’s not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job --- at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevin’s sister as she collects his surprising effects --- and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn’t know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts --- first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life.

Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl with Ali Benjamin - Memoir

August 26, 2014


Paige Rawl has been HIV positive since birth, but growing up, she never felt like her illness defined her. One day in middle school, she disclosed to a friend her HIV-positive status --- and within hours the bullying began. One night, desperate for escape, 15-year-old Paige found herself in her bathroom staring at a bottle of sleeping pills. That could have been the end of her story. Instead, it was only the beginning. Paige's memoir calls for readers to choose action over complacency, compassion over cruelty --- and, above all, to be Positive.

Six Feet Over It by Jennifer Longo - Fiction

August 26, 2014

 

Leigh sells graves for her family-owned cemetery because her father is too lazy to look farther than the dinner table when searching for employees. Sarcastic and smart, Leigh should be able to stand up to her family and quit. But her world’s been turned upside down by the sudden loss of her best friend and the appearance of Dario, the slightly-too-old-for-her grave digger. Surrounded by death, can Leigh move on, if moving on means it’s time to get a life?

The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco - Paranormal

May 1, 2015

 

A dead girl walks the streets. She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago. And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out. 
The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle - Romance

August 12, 2014


For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. Charlie Parker is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie. And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie’s souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them . . .

The Revenge of Seven by Pittacus Lore - Science Fiction

August 26, 2014

 


The Garde have suffered an unbearable loss. Number Five has betrayed them. Eight is gone forever. Ella has been kidnapped. The others are now scattered. In Chicago, John makes the unlikeliest of allies: Adam, a Mogadorian who turned his back on his people. With a front-row seat to the impending invasion, Ella finds herself in the hands of the enemy. Meanwhile, Six, Nine, and Marina make their way through the Florida Everglades, hot on the trail of the traitorous Five. 

The Rule of Thoughts by James Dashner - Fiction

May 3, 2016

 

Michael completed the Path.What he found at the end turned everything he’d ever known about his life—and the world—completely upside down. He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine—and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. And, the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they anticipated, and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears.

The Teen Money Manual: A Guide to Cash, Credit, Spending, Saving, Work, Wealth, and More by Kara McGuire - Nonfiction

July 1, 2014

 

Wouldnt it be great if money grew on trees? But since it doesnt, everyone has to learn how to earn and manage money in order to liveand its never too early to start. This book offers todays teens the best and most up-to-date tips on how to make money, how to spend it, how to invest and save it, and how to protect it.

The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone by Adele Griffin - Fiction

August 23, 2016


From the moment she stepped foot in NYC, Addison Stone’s subversive street art made her someone to watch, and her violent drowning left her fans and critics craving to know more.

Theseus and the Minotaur by Yvan Pommaux - Comic

August 26, 2014


In the unique TOON Graphics line of visually compelling stories, this is a mythology comic done right! Master French cartoonist Yvan Pommaux introduces a wealth of historically accurate details that immerse readers in the context and culture of ancient Greece. The story is supplemented with character cards, maps, mazes, and an index of cited names that will keep readers coming back for more! The literary quality of this book will appeal to readers young and old, making it an excellent addition to every classroom and library.

Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature by Betsy Bird, Julie Danielson, and Peter D. Sieruta - Literature/Essays

September 25, 2018


A treasure trove of information for a student, librarian, new parent, or anyone wondering about the post-Harry Potter book biz, WILD THINGS! draws on the combined knowledge and research of three respected and popular librarian-bloggers. It chronicles some of the feuds and fights, errors and secret messages found in children’s books and brings contemporary illumination to the warm-and-fuzzy bunny world we think we know.