“Black Panther” movie trailer! Bilbo Baggins interviews Gollum!
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Fireworks, by Katie Cotugno. A girl competes with her best friend to become the newest pop star of the late-1990s boy-and-girl band craze, triggering drama and romance along the way. By the best-selling author of 99 Days. Read the Publisher’s Weekly review here.
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives, by Kenneth C. Davis. Here are the stories of five enslaved people who witnessed the birth of America: Billy Lee, valet to George Washington; Ona Judge, who escaped from Martha Washington; Isaac Granger, servant of Thomas Jefferson; Paul Jennings, who witnessed the War of 1812 in James Madison’s White House; and Alfred Jackson, “owned” by Andrew Jackson. These true stories explore our country’s great, tragic contradiction–that a nation “conceived in liberty” was also born in shackles. In this lavishly designed, fully illustrated edition, these five dramatic narratives, accessibly told and with primary sources where possible, will bust myths and help set the sanitized historical record straight. Read the BookPage review here.
The Stone Heart (The Nameless City, vol. 2) by Faith Erin Hicks. Kaidu and Rat have only just recovered from the assassination attempt on the General of All Blades when more chaos breaks loose in the Nameless City: deep conflicts within the Dao nation are making it impossible to find a political solution for the disputed territory of the City itself. To complicate things further, Kaidu is fairly certain he’s stumbled on a formula for the lost weapon of the mysterious founders of the City. . . . But sharing it with the Dao military would be a complete betrayal of his friendship with Rat. Can Kai find the right solution before the Dao find themselves at war? Read the Kids Book Buzz review here.
The Girls in the Garden, by Lisa Jewell. Deep in the heart of London, in a lush communal square, as a festive garden party is taking place, a thirteen year-old girl lies unconscious and bloody in a hidden corner. What really happened to her? And who is responsible? For fans of Liane Moriarty and Jojo Moyes comes a family drama with a dark mystery at its core. Read the Publisher’s Weekly review here.
Bang, by Barry Lyga. Sebastian Cody did something horrible, something no one–not even Sebastian himself–can forgive. At the age of four, he accidentally shot and killed his infant sister with his father’s gun.
Now, ten years later, Sebastian has lived with the guilt and horror for his entire life. With his best friend away for the summer, Sebastian has only a new friend–Aneesa–to distract him from his darkest thoughts. But even this relationship cannot blunt the pain of his past. Because Sebastian knows exactly how to rectify his childhood crime and sanctify his past. It took a gun to get him into this. Now he needs a gun to get out. Read the TeenReads review here.
This Land is Our Land: A History of American Immigration, by Lina Barrett Osborne. This book explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. history, particularly between 1800 and 1965. The book concludes with a summary of events up to contemporary times, as immigration again becomes a hot-button issue. Includes an author’s note, bibliography, and index. Read the Publisher’s Weekly review here.
Gem & Dixie, by Sara Zarr. Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other. When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie–on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she’s tried so hard to keep. Read the Publisher’s Weekly starred review here.
Four volumes of Lumbarjanes, the quirky graphic novel series featuring a gal gang of four Lumberjane scouts, written and illustrated by an all-female creative team, are now available. Read the Nerdist review here and the MarySue review here.
Paper Girls, created by Brian K. Vaughn, is a nostalgia-filled romp coming-of-age – except it’s not a romp, and the characters who are coming of age are not boys, but girls. Yup. Girl Power. It’s a “Stand By Me” and “War of the Worlds” mash-up. Which is Epic.
My favorite Marvel hero, the Merc with a Mouth, is featured in two “new” (“new” as in: new to the library) Teens collection – “End of an Error” and “Deadpool vs. Sabretooth.” Because you can never have enough Deadpool in your life.
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Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! indeed. Check out the trailer.
“Zombies vs. Unicorns” by Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black is a hilarious take on which fantasy being is the more awesome of the two. According to the BBC review, “whether you are a fan of relentless shambling or rainbow flatulence, you won’t be disappointed.” Read a review here.
Finally, we play catch-up with one of our most popular manga series: One-Punch Man, having just acquired volume #s 7, 8, and 9.
Just in time! We have three tie-in books with the blockbuster movie Dr. Strange, now in theaters. (Just FYI: I saw it. It’s totally awesome and trippy. Go see it. If you’ve already seen it, go see it again.)
Just received: Gemina, the sequel to Amie Kaufman’s blockbuster Illuminae, along with best-selling author S. J. Kincaid’s new book: The Diabolic. Check ’em out. Click on the title or the image to access the record in our catalog.