“Smoke and Shadow,” the newest addition to the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel series, picks up where “The Search” left off. A troublesome new entity – the Kermurikage, menacing spirits believed to exist only in myth – make their debut. Follow Zuko as he grapples with the Kermurikage – their origins, their history, and the reasons why they’re making their appearance now – and learns new truths about himself in the process.
Also new: All We Have Left by Wendy Williams. The events of September 11 loom large over Jesse, a teenager who lost her older brother in the attacks on that terrible day. Interwoven with Jesse’s loss is the story of Alia, a young Muslim girl who finds herself trapped in the Twin Towers that sunny Tuesday morning when the towers fell. Beautifully written and moving. Read the starred Library School Journal review here.