Code Talker: a Novel About the Navajo Marines of WWII

After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.

Author: Joseph Bruchac Call Number: J FICTION BRU and TEEN FICTION BRU

Sense and Sensibility (graphic novel)

Presents, in graphic novel format, a tale of English country manners in which two sisters, one sensible and one impulsive, wrestle with their attractions to unsuitable men after they are forced to leave their family home following the death of their father.

Author: Nancy Butler (adapted from Jane Austen) Call Number: Y FICTION BUT

Crossing Stones

In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences during the first World War, as the boys enlist and are sent overseas, Emma finishes school, and Muriel fights for peace and women's suffrage.

Author: Helen Frost Call Number: Y FICTION FRO and TEEN FICTION FRO

Incarceron

To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

Author: Catherine Fisher Call Number: Y SCIENCE FICTION FIS

My Almost Epic Summer

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

Author: Adele Griffin Call Number: Y FICTION GRI

The Black Book of Secrets

When Ludlow Fitch runs away from his thieving parents in the City, he meets up with the mysterious Joe Zabbidou, who calls himself a secret pawnbroker, and who takes Ludlow as an apprentice to record the confessions of the townspeople of Pagus Parvus, where resentments are many and trust is scarce.

Author: F.E. Higgins Call Number: Y ICTION HIG and TEEN FICTION HIG

Snakehead

While working with the Australian Secret Service on a dangerous mission, teenaged spy Alex Rider uncovers information about his parents.

Author: Anthony Horowitz Call Number: Y FICTION HOR and TEEN FICTION HOR

Claire de Lune

On her sixteenth birthday Claire discovers strange things happening and when her mother reveals their family secret which explains the changes, Claire feels her world, as she has known it to be, slowly slipping away.

Author: Christine Johnson Call Number: Y FICTION JOH

Ashes

In 1932 Berlin, thirteen-year-old Gaby Schramm witnesses the beginning of Hitler's rise to power, as soldiers become ubiquitous, her beloved literature teacher starts wearing a jewelled swastika pin, and the family's dear friend, Albert Einstein, leaves the country while Gaby's parents secretly bury his books and papers in their small yard.

Author: Kathryn Lasky Call Number: Y FICTION LAS and TEEN FICTION LAS

Touch Blue

When the state of Maine threatens to shut down their island's one-room schoolhouse because of dwindling enrollment, eleven-year-old Tess, a strong believer in luck, and her family take in a trumpet-playing foster child to increase the school's population.

Author: Cynthia Lord Call Number: Y FICTION LOR

Houdini: the Handcuff King

In bold graphics, and drawing on the most respected sources, author and artist formulate a living picture of this greatest of Americans and show how time and morals shaped him and his art.

Author: Jason Lutes Call Number: Y FICTION LUT (GRAPHIC NOVEL) and TEEN FICTION LUT (GRAPHIC NOVEL)

Left for Dead: a Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianpolis

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Left for Dead: a Young Man's Search for Justice for the USS Indianapolis
Author: Peter Nelson
Call Number: J940.5425 NEL
Recalls the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis at the end of World War II, the navy cover-up and unfair court martial of the ship's captain, and how a young boy helped the survivors set the record straight fifty-five years later.

Author: Peter Nelson Call Number: J940.5425 NEL

The Daughters

In New York City, three fourteen-year-old best friends who are all daughters of celebrities watch out for each other as they try to strike a balance between ordinary high school events, such as finding a date for the homecoming dance, and family functions like walking the red carpet with their famous parents.

Author: Joanna Philbin Call Number: Y FICTION PHI

Life As We Knew It

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer Call Number: Y SCIENCE FICTION PFE

The Pity Party: 8th Grade in the Life of Me, Cass

When Cass Levin, an orphaned eighth-grader at Elston Prep in New York City, begins a frienship with Rod Punkin, her world begins to change.

Author: Alison Pollet Call Number: Y FICTION POL

After Ever After

Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation, Jeff still craves advice from his older brother Stephen, who is studying drums in Africa.

Author: Jordan Sonnenblick Call Number: Y FICTION SON

Thirteenth Child

Eighteen-year-old Eff must finally get over believing she is bad luck and accept that her special training in Aphrikan magic, and being the twin of the seventh son of a seventh son, give her extraordinary power to combat magical creatures that threaten settlements on the western frontier.

Author: Patricia Wrede Call Number: Y FICTION WRE

Bog Child

In 1981, the height of Ireland's "Troubles," eighteen-year-old Fergus is distracted from his upcoming A-level exams by his imprisoned brother's hunger strike, the stress of being a courier for Sinn Fein, and dreams of a murdered girl whose body he discovered in a bog.

Author: Siobhan Dowd Call Number: Y FICTION DOW

The Hunger Games

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Author: Suzanne Collins Call Number: TEEN FICTION COL

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Traitor to the Nation. Volume 1: The Pox Party

Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies, only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments.

Author: M. T. Anderson Call Number: Y FICTION AND and TEEN FICTION AND

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Author: Sherman Alexie Call Number: Y FICTION ALE and TEEN FICTION ALE