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Catalina Incognito Catalina Incognito

by Jennifer Torres

This new beginning chapter book series features Catalina, a girl who likes things to be perfect. Her family describes as her being persnickety. She is disappointed when her great-aunt, Tia Abuela, a famous telenovela actress, gives her a sewing kit for her 8th birthday. However, she discovers that it’s not boring but instead, can be used to turn ordinary clothing into magical disguises. She… Continue

Patti Eaton Recommended by Patti Eaton Children's Services Assistant Manager, April 15, 2022
I Must Betray You I Must Betray You

by Ruta Sepetys

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This is the newest historical fiction book by the author of Salt to the Sea. Set in 1989 Romania, Nicolae Ceau?escu is the dictator of this communist nation and he has pitted his citizens against one another. Cristian has been blackmailed to become an informant with the promise of medicine for his sick grandfather, Bunu. Cristian is also navigating the waters of friendship and romance, while not… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services April 06, 2022
We Have a Playdate We Have a Playdate

by Frank Dormer

This early reader story follows four friends around the playground as they learn from each other and have the most fun they can in a day. The simple illustrations focus on the characters and the actions. Each chapter takes the group to a new piece of playground equipment, each with its own challenges. How does snake enjoy the swings? What happened to the monkey bars? There is fun, laughter, (and… Continue

Becky S Recommended by Becky S Children's Services Associate, March 31, 2022
Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa

by Julian Randall

Fans of Tristan Strong and Land of Stories, here is your next obsession. Pilar Ramirez’s world is changing, and she doesn’t care for it. Her Chicago neighborhood is gentrifying, her best friend moved away and her responsibilities have doubled. The only constant is Abuela and Mami’s code of silence around her cousin Natasha who disappeared in the Dominican Republic 50 years ago.… Continue

Kendra Recommended by Kendra Children's Services Associate, March 17, 2022
Both Sides Now Both Sides Now

by Peyton Thomas

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Finch has big goals: college in Washington, D.C. and making history as the first openly trans congressman. Finch has a plan: win the National Speech & Debate Tournament as a springboard to fulfilling these dreams. He has yet to get accepted into any D.C., colleges and is developing a crush on one of his debate competitors, but these are minor challenges. The topic for this year’s debate… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services March 16, 2022
Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel Between Shades of Gray: The Graphic Novel

by Ruta Sepetys

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“They took me in my nightgown.” Lina’s opening statement is as haunting in this graphic novel adaptation as in Sepetys’ novel highlighting Russia’s genocide of the Lithuanian people alongside World War II Europe. A perfect companion read for fans of Art Spiegelman’s Maus or the graphic novel adaptation of Anne Frank's Diary, this story follows Lina’s… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services March 03, 2022
Bathe the Cat Bathe the Cat

by Alice B. McGuinty

It's cleaning day, but the family cat will do anything to avoid getting a bath. So instead of mopping the floor or feeding the fish, the family is soon busy rocking the rug, vacuuming the lawn, and sweeping the dishes. Bouncy rhyme carries the story headlong into the growing hilarity until finally Dad restores some kind of order, but will the cat avoid getting his whiskers wet? This hilarious… Continue

Kim Scott Recommended by Kim Scott Children and Teen Services Manager, March 03, 2022
The Gender Identity Guide for Parents The Gender Identity Guide for Parents

by Tavi Hawn

The Gender Identity Guide for Parents is a timely resource for any parent, educator or adult interested in clear, easily understood topics and advice regarding kids and gender expression and identity. This book is a quick read, coming in at 138 pages (including FAQs, references and print and online resources). Tavi Hawn, practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker, defines and explains concepts… Continue

Laura Goldsborough Recommended by Laura Goldsborough Children's Services Librarian, February 17, 2022
The Bone Spindle The Bone Spindle

by Leslie Vedder

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In this gender swapping LGBTQIA+ version of Sleeping Beauty, a young prince is Briar Rose. Fi is a treasure hunter who accidentally pricks her finger on a spindle she finds in the ruins of an ancient castle. This magically binds her to the spirit of Briar Rose who has been asleep for 100 years thanks to the spell of an evil witch. Fi and her treasure hunting partner, Shane, are the only hope for… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services February 17, 2022
Wilder Girls Wilder Girls

by Rory Power

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Meet Hetty, a headstrong navy brat who is enjoying a newfound liberation at Raxter School for Girls. That is, until the Tox sets in. Byatt, her best friend (and maybe something more), viewed this all-girls boarding school as a fresh start before the mysterious plague. The teachers died quickly, but the Tox kills teenagers much slower, gradually unraveling their biology. A military quarantine is… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services February 03, 2022
The Genius Under the Table: growing up behind the Iron Curtain The Genius Under the Table: growing up behind the Iron Curtain

by Eugene Yelchin

This autobiography of the artist and illustrator as a child growing up in the Soviet Union feels like life. Yevgeny, as he was called as a child, struggled with understanding the world around him. It is quite a world; Leningrad in the 1960’s. He is an ordinary child going to school and trying to please his family. Does he have a special talent like his brother? Who is the man missing from… Continue

Becky S Recommended by Becky S Children's Services Associate, February 03, 2022
Harry’s Trees Harry’s Trees

by Jon Cohen

This is a story of young Oriana, whose belief in fairy tales is the greatest resource she has in order to survive a great loss. And so, Oriana spends much time in the forest, adorns a red cloak and happens upon a stranger named Harry, who is on the run from a brother named, Wolf! Harry's trees and Oriana's forest becomes the magical place for their quest to heal broken hearts. Naturally this… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services February 02, 2022
Once More Upon a Time: An Enchanting Romantic Fairy Tale Once More Upon a Time: An Enchanting Romantic Fairy Tale

by Roshani Chokshi

Once upon a dream, there was a prince named Ambrose and a princess named Imelda who loved each other... But alas, no more. "What a witch takes, a witch does not give back!" This modern fairytale gives a new spin on traditional story tropes of a royal couple in love, villains devising malicious schemes, kingdoms in peril, enchanted creatures and a quest through strange lands. While… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services February 02, 2022
Rough Animals Rough Animals

by Rae DelBianco

Wyatt Smith has an eerily inseparable connection and a dark history with his twin sister, Lucy, but he suddenly is compelled to leave Lucy and their home in Box Elder, Utah in order to save what little they have left of their family farmstead. Smith seeks retribution after his cattle are killed and so he travels south through harsh desert terrain alongside of a powerful, strange and violent girl… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services February 02, 2022
What Lives in the Woods What Lives in the Woods

by Lindsay Currie

Ginny and her brother Leo are ready to enjoy their summer, but their plans change when their dad, a restoration expert, announces that the family will spend a month in Michigan at Woodmore Manor, a creepy old mansion with lots of history and spooky legends. Ginny starts encountering strange phenomenon; ticking sounds only she can hear, shadowy figures, a mannequin that moves and broken… Continue

Patti Eaton Recommended by Patti Eaton Children's Services Assistant Manager, January 20, 2022
When You Get the Chance When You Get the Chance

by Emma Lord

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Millie has been going to Broadway plays ever since she can remember, and performing has always been her true passion. She is raised by her dad, who is quite the opposite and very introverted. When she finally gets into the Madison Musical Theater Precollege program in California, she is all set to go, but her dad wants her to stay closer to home. This sets her on a path to find her mom who she… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services January 20, 2022
The Gilded Ones The Gilded Ones

by Namina Forna

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In Deka’s world, girls undergo a rite of passage ceremony on their 16th birthday called "the cutting." If they are pure, their blood runs red. If their blood runs gold, they’re cast out as demons with immortal powers. During Deka’s cutting, her village is attacked by actual monsters that only she seems capable of defeating. Suspecting her newfound powers, the high priest… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services January 06, 2022
Frankie & Bug Frankie & Bug

by Gayle Forman

This book has everything a summer story should have: ice cream, lemonade, roller skating, time at the beach, new friends and...a serial killer. Set in 1987 Venice, California, we meet 10-year old Bug, her family and her neighbors as summer begins. Bug is frustrated that her plans for a perfect summer are being changed, but this summer and meeting Frankie will open her eyes to a much wider world.… Continue

Becky S Recommended by Becky S Children's Services Associate, January 05, 2022
Gilded Gilded

by Marissa Meyer

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This is a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin that combines all the magical elements of the original with other German folklore. 18-year-old Serilda is a gifted storyteller, and also is known as the girl with the “wheel spoke” eyes. She is shunned by most villagers except the children she helps teach. One night, she helps save forest creatures from the evil Erlking who is on the prowl. When… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services December 30, 2021
My Two Border Towns My Two Border Towns

by David Bowles

A picture book debut by an award-winning author about a boy's life on the U.S./Mexico border, visiting his favorite places on The Other Side with his father, spending time with family and friends and sharing in the responsibility of community care. My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, with stunning watercolor illustrations by Erika Meza, is the loving story of a father and son's weekend ritual, a… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services December 22, 2021
The Alice Network The Alice Network

by Kate Quinn

In this enthralling novel from New York Times bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

Jane Ruback Recommended by Jane Ruback Adult Services Associate, December 17, 2021
Anxious People Anxious People

by Fredrik Backman

a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Looking at real estate isn't usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage.… Continue

Jane Ruback Recommended by Jane Ruback Adult Services Associate, December 17, 2021
The Restaurant The Restaurant

by Pamela Kelley

Three sisters: Mandy, Emma, and Jill are all at turning points in their lives when they inherit a Nantucket restaurant from the grandmother. The will stipulates they must work together for a year at the restaurant, or lose their shares to the chef, Paul.

Jane Ruback Recommended by Jane Ruback Adult Services Associate, December 17, 2021
The Personal Librarian The Personal Librarian

by Marie Benedict

In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the… Continue

Jane Ruback Recommended by Jane Ruback Adult Services Associate, December 17, 2021
From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry

by Paula Yoo

In 1982, 27-year-old Chinese American, Vincent Chin, was beaten to death by two white men during his bachelor party. Vincent’s killers claimed it was a bar fight gone wrong, while Vincent’s friends and mother believed it was a hate crime. Anti-Asian sentiment was at an all-time high in 1980’s Detroit because many autoworkers—like Vincent’s killers—believed that… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services December 16, 2021
Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World Treasury of Magical Tales from Around the World

by Donna Jo Napoli

Have you ever read a story about the moon that has its roots in the Russian Arctic? How about a magic frog from Sri Lanka? Or a magic bowl in Palestine? Donna Jo Napoli has collected and adapted these oral stories and others from around the world. The stories are all connected by the “thread of magic” and illustrated beautifully by Christina Balit (who also illustrated Napoli’s… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services December 09, 2021
Between Perfect & Real Between Perfect & Real

by Ray Stoeve

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Dean is a trans guy, but everyone believes he is a lesbian. Fearing backlash from his parents who didn’t respond well to the lesbian admission, and his girlfriend, Dean plans on waiting until college to fully come out. But then, he is cast as Romeo in his school's nontraditional representation of Romeo and Juliet. As he gains courage from his “found family” at an LGBTQ support… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services December 02, 2021
The Sea in Winter The Sea in Winter

by Christine Day

It's been a hard year for Maisie Cannon ever since she tore her ACL and her dreams of dancing ballet professionally were put on hold. Her blended family is loving and supportive, but Maisie knows they just can't understand how hopeless she feels. She is not excited for their family midwinter road trip near the Makah community where her mother grew up. Soon, Maisie's anxieties and dark moods start… Continue

Kendra Recommended by Kendra Children's Services Associate, November 29, 2021
Marcus Makes a Movie Marcus Makes a Movie

by Kevin Hart

Comedian Kevin Hart makes his writing debut with this middle-grade novel. Marcus is a middle school student who joins the video club because nothing else is open. He loves to draw comic strips and has created a hero named Toothpick. Once he commits to making this movie, he is all in. Marcus is sure he is the greatest filmmaker of all time. But he quickly discovers that making a movie is WAY… Continue

Kim Scott Recommended by Kim Scott Children and Teen Services Manager, November 11, 2021
Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things Vampires, Hearts & Other Dead Things

by Margie Fuston

If you were immortal, could you enjoy life? Veronica hasn’t enjoyed life since her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She and her dad have always been inseparable; fellow vampire buffs, who were elated the day “vampires went public.” Thus, Veronica decides to track down a real vampire, in hopes of giving her father a chance at immortality. But convincing a vampire to… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services November 04, 2021
All These Bodies All These Bodies

by Kendare Blake

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Set in 1958 Minnesota, the supernatural meets true crime in this mystery. Michael Jensen, 17, is the son of the local sheriff and dreams of becoming a journalist. His career aspirations get a boost when a local family becomes victims in a string of bizarre murders. They are found lifeless; bodies completely drained of blood. Marie, a quiet 15-year-old, is found at the scene of the crime covered… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services October 28, 2021
Asha and the Spirit Bird Asha and the Spirit Bird

by Jasbinder Bilan

This is the story of Asha, a girl living in the foothills of the Himalayas. Money is tight, so her father works far away from their small-town home. When he suddenly stops sending his wages, a ruthless moneylender ransacks their farm. Asha makes a pact with her best friend, Jeevan, to find her father and make things right. The journey is dangerous; they must cross the world's highest mountains… Continue

Becky S Recommended by Becky S Children's Services Associate, October 14, 2021
What If It's Us What If It's Us

by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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Broadway geek, Arthur, is only in New York City for the summer, and aspiring novelist, Ben, is still hung up on his ex. But after they have an epic meet-cute at the post office, it feels like the universe has plans for them. The only problem? They don’t know how to find each other again. And when they do reunite, it’s nothing like Arthur's favorite musical numbers. Is the universe on… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services October 14, 2021
White Smoke White Smoke

by Tiffany D. Jackson

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In this haunted house story we meet Mari and her family as they move to a new town to start over after something bad has happened at her previous school. It’s also the first home for their newly blended family, including her brother Sammy and younger stepsister, Piper. It’s apparent quickly that strange things are happening; random doors opening, shadows lurking, things go missing and… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services September 30, 2021
A Black Hole is Not a Hole A Black Hole is Not a Hole

by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

This is a great introduction to the extremely complex concept of black holes. The author not only explains what they are, but how they form, where they are located and what would happen if a person were to visit one. It also gives the historic timeline of scientific theories and discoveries regarding black holes. This beautifully illustrated book is highly informative, but it also makes the… Continue

Patti Eaton Recommended by Patti Eaton Children's Services Assistant Manager, September 30, 2021
How We Fall Apart How We Fall Apart

by Katie Zhao

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Full of secrets brought to the surface, one of five friends goes missing and is later found dead. All of the friends are the top academic achievers in their class at an elite prep school and could have their own motives for murder. The story is fast paced and full of plot twists. Hard to put down until the very end. Many serious issues are tackled in this book including mental illness, racism,… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services September 16, 2021
Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott

by Joyce Scott

In this picture book biography, Joyce Scott tells the story of her twin sister Judy, a remarkable fiber artist with Down syndrome. Born at a time when people with disabilities were largely misunderstood, Judy was sent to live at an institution for over 30 years. When Joyce and Judy can finally live together as adults, Judy thrives at the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, where… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services September 16, 2021
Ways to Make Sunshine Ways to Make Sunshine

by Renee Watson

Ryan Hart’s name means “king” and she is determined to keep growing into the name her parents gave her—to be a leader, to see the best in people, to be a good daughter, sister and friend. But Ryan has a lot on her mind: fourth grade, self-image, and especially her family. Her dad finally has a new job but money is still tight. That means changes like moving into a new… Continue

Kendra Recommended by Kendra Children's Services Associate, September 02, 2021
The Girl from the Sea The Girl from the Sea

by Molly Knox Ostertag

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In this beautifully illustrated graphic novel, Morgan longs to finish high school, escape her tiny island off the coast of Nova Scotia, and leave behind the stress in her life: her divorced parents, her annoying brother, and her biggest secret – she’s gay. When a mysterious girl named Keltie appears in the sea and saves her from drowning, Morgan assumes she’s hallucinating. But… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services September 02, 2021
Walls Walls

by Laura Elliott

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This Cold War drama jumps straight into the action. August 1960. Drew’s military family is stationed in deeply divided Berlin, Germany. Tensions between the U.S. and Soviet Union are intensifying, and Drew finds himself thrust into a personalized version of the war, when he befriends his East German cousin, Matthias. Each chapter is accompanied by historical photos and blurbs, giving… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services August 26, 2021
Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year

by Nina Hamza

After his dad gets sick, Ahmed and his family move from Hawaii to Minnesota. Ahmed cannot imagine a worse place to live. To top it off, he's one of the only brown kids in his school. Not one to excel at school, Ahmed surprises himself by reading all the books assigned to him in class, and he doesn't hate them. Then Ahmed starts to learn about his family's past, particularly his uncle. Getting… Continue

Kim Scott Recommended by Kim Scott Children and Teen Services Manager, August 19, 2021
Hunted by the Sky Hunted by the Sky

by Tanaz Bhathena

Also Available via Hoopla Audiobook: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/13538258

Gul's parents were murdered by the tyrannical monarch that rules her India-inspired fantasy world. King Lohar's would kill her too, if he could find her. The Sisters of the Golden Lotus discover her first, and recognizing her star-shaped birthmark as a sign of her magical powers, train her in magical warfare. Now, Gul has the tools for revenge. But then she meets Cavas, a boy prepared to enlist… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services August 05, 2021
Invented by Animals: Meet the Creatures Who Inspired Our Everyday Technology Invented by Animals: Meet the Creatures Who Inspired Our Everyday Technology

by Christiane Dorion and Gosia Herba

Did you ever wonder where the idea to make paper from wood pulp came from? Or whether someone could design a real invisibility cloak someday? Or how cool it could be to be able to crawl across a ceiling? All these ideas and more came from scientists, inventors and other curious folks studying animals and insects! Think about it... Animals and insects have been finding amazing ways to adapt their… Continue

Laura Goldsborough Recommended by Laura Goldsborough Children's Services Librarian, August 05, 2021
We Are the Ants We Are the Ants

by Shaun David Hutchinson

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Henry Denton has been periodically abducted by aliens for years. But now, for the first time, they’ve given him a task. They world is ending in 144 days, and it’s up to Henry to save it. All he has to do is press a big red button, and the apocalypse will be averted. However, Henry can think of a lot of reasons not to press it. He’s mercilessly bullied at school and his home life… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 22, 2021
Prairie Lotus Prairie Lotus

by Linda Sue Park

This wonderful historical novel is set in 1880 Dakota Territory. Hanna and her father arrive in the town of LaForge to begin a new life. Not only do they face the usual issues of life in a newly established town, far from bigger cities, but they will face racism as well. Hanna is half-Chinese, the only Asian person most people in LaForge have ever met. Will this friendly, smart and talented girl… Continue

Becky S Recommended by Becky S Children's Services Associate, July 22, 2021
Outside, Inside Outside, Inside

by LeUyen Pham

This picture book does a beautiful job of explaining the last year without mentioning the word ‘pandemic’. It celebrates essential workers who could not go inside because some needed to protect us, and others made sure that we had what we needed. Even though we stayed inside we continued to learn and grow, and nature thrived on the outside. The text captures so many emotions from 2020… Continue

Patti Eaton Recommended by Patti Eaton Children's Services Assistant Manager, July 08, 2021
Don't Breathe a Word Don't Breathe a Word

by Jordyn Taylor

This harrowing mystery toggles in time between 1962 and today. In 1962, Hardwick Preparatory Academy is building a fallout shelter and six kids, including Connie and her crush Craig, are selected to "test it out" for a few days. Unfortunately, something goes horribly wrong. In modern day, Eva and the other kids at Hardwick don't know anything about the shelter. But as Eva begins to realize what… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services July 08, 2021
Take a Hint, Dani Brown Take a Hint, Dani Brown

by Talia Hibbert

Danika Brown a workaholic PhD Literature student seeks a sex buddy without emotional attachment. Zafir Ansari, a former pro Rugby player, is a romantic seeking a happy ending relationship, but he too is emotionally guarded due to past wounds. They keep their fantasies of one another secret, until they get wrapped up in a social media publicity stunt, a staged romance that boosts the success of… Continue

Adult Services Recommended by Adult Services June 26, 2021
Too Bright To See Too Bright To See

by Kyle Lukoff

Ever since Uncle Roderick passed away, Bug's house in rural Vermont has been creepier than usual. Bug has always heard strange noises and felt gusts of cold air, but now, sometimes, Bug sees another kid's face in the mirror. Meanwhile, the start of middle school is around the corner and Bug's best friend Moira wants to practice makeovers, which makes Bug uncomfortable for reasons that are hard to… Continue

Children's Services Recommended by Children's Services June 24, 2021
Born a Crime : Stories From a South African Childhood Born a Crime : Stories From a South African Childhood

by Trevor Noah

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Filled with the same wit and humor that has made The Daily Show host a successful comedian, this autobiographical account of his life is inspiring and astonishing. A story of achievement against all odds, each chapter tackles a different obstacle, accompanied by a different hilarious episode from his life. There’s the crime of his mixed race birth under a racist regime, that time he opted… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services June 24, 2021
Concrete Rose Concrete Rose

by Angie Thomas

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In this prequel to The Hate U Give, set in 1998, Starr's father Maverick Carter takes center stage. When 17-year-old Mav learns that he is the father to a three-month-old baby, he must decide whether to continue dealing for the King Lords or forge his own path. Above all, Mav wants to take care of his family, and either choice could come with deadly consequences. Fans of The Hate U Give will… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services June 10, 2021
Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away

by Meg Medina

Available in our catalog (English) (Spanish) Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela's best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today--not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, they play amid the moving boxes until it's time to say goodbye, making… Continue

Kendra Recommended by Kendra Children's Services Associate, June 10, 2021
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet

by Laekan Zea Kemp

Penelope wants to fulfill her family’s expectations, but her heart keeps pulling her in a different direction. Her parents want her to pursue a career in nursing, but Pen is passionate about cooking and sees herself continuing her family’s restaurant, Nacho’s Tacos. When her family learns that she has chosen to follow her own dreams, her life is torn apart. The same day, Xander… Continue

Teen Services Recommended by Teen Services June 03, 2021