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Anne of Greenville

Anne of Greenville

Tamaki, Mariko, author
2022

In this contemporary retelling of Anne of Green Gables, Anne Shirley, a queer, half-Japanese disco superfan, moves to a town that seems too small for her big personality and where she becomes embroiled in a series of dramatic and unfortunate events.

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Bloodmarked

Bloodmarked

Deonn, Tracy, author.
2022

"When the leaders of the Order reveal that they will do everything in their power to keep the approaching demon war a secret, Bree and her friends go on the run so she can learn how to control her devastating new powers"-- Provided by publisher.

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Boys I know

Boys I know

Gracia, Anna, author
2022

June Chu is the 'just good enough' girl. Good enough to line the shelves with a slew of third-place trophies and steal secret kisses from her AP Bio partner, Rhys. But not good enough to meet literally any of her Taiwanese mother's unrelenting expectations or to get Rhys to commit to anything beyond a well-timed joke. While June's mother insists she follow in her (perfect) sister's footsteps and get a (full-ride) violin scholarship to Northwestern (to study pre-med), June doesn't see the point in trying too hard if she's destined to fall short anyway. Instead, she focuses her efforts on making her relationship with Rhys 'official.' But after her methodically planned, tipsily executed scheme explodes on the level of a nuclear disaster, she flings herself into a new relationship with a guy who's not allergic to the word girlfriend.

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Braiding sweetgrass for young adults : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants

Braiding sweetgrass for young adults : indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the teachings of plants

Gray Smith, Monique, 1968- adapter.
2022

"Botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer's best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass is adapted for a young adult audience by children's author Monique Gray Smith, bringing Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and the lessons of plant life to a new generation"-- Provided by publisher.

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Crafting change : handmade activism, past and present

Crafting change : handmade activism, past and present

Vitkus, Jessica.
2022

"An energetic, informative, and inspiring exploration of craftivism -- the intersection of art and activism -- throughout American history, with particular focus on the present day"-- Provided by publisher.

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Cursed

Cursed

Meyer, Marissa, author
2022

"When the true intentions of the Erlking are revealed, which could forever alter the mortal realm, Serilda and Gild must foil the Erlking's evil agenda by solving the mystery of Gild's forgotten name in order to protect their unborn child"-- Provided by publisher.

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Don't sit on the baby! : the ultimate guide to sane, skilled, and safe babysitting

Don't sit on the baby! : the ultimate guide to sane, skilled, and safe babysitting

Bondy, Halley, 1984- author.
2022

Babysitting is one of the most popular jobs for teens, but caring for kids is not easy. Offering useful tips, this funny, updated guide covers basics any babysitting hopeful needs to know and much more.

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Into the Sublime

Into the Sublime

Boorman, Kate A., author
2022

Four girls from a defunct thrill-seeking group descend into a dangerous underground cave system in search of a subterranean lake that local legends claim has the power to change things for those who can confront their deepest fears.

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Kingdom of the Feared

Kingdom of the Feared

Maniscalco, Kerri, author
2022

Emilia is determined to clear Vittoria's name when she is implicated in the murder of a high-ranking member of a rival demon court--even when her investigation forces Emilia to face the demons of her own past.

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Lightlark

Lightlark

Aster, Alex, author.
2022

In order to break a curse on her kingdom, Isla Crown, the young ruler of Wilding, must compete in the Centennial, a deadly game that only the rulers of six realms are invited to play, and to survive she must lie, cheat, and betray--even as love threatens to undo everything.

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Love from Mecca to Medina

Love from Mecca to Medina

Ali, S. K., author
2022

On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z.

Adam and Zayneb. Perfectly matched. Painfully apart.

Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic migration from Mecca to Medina, and worried about where his next paycheck will come from. Zayneb is in Chicago, where school and extracurricular stresses are piling on top of a terrible frenemy situation, making her miserable.

Then a marvel occurs: Adam and Zayneb get the chance to spend Thanksgiving week on the Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, in Saudi Arabia. Adam is thrilled; it’s the reboot he needs and an opportunity to pray for a hijra in real life: to migrate to Zayneb in Chicago. Zayneb balks at the trip at first, having envisioned another kind of vacation, but then decides a spiritual reset is calling her name too. And they can’t wait to see each other—surely, this is just what they both need.

But the trip is nothing like what they expect, from the appearance of Adam’s former love interest in their traveling group to the anxiety gripping Zayneb when she’s supposed to be “spiritual.” As one wedge after another drives them apart while they make their way through rites in the holy city, Adam and Zayneb start to wonder: was their meeting just an oddity after all? Or can their love transcend everything else like the greatest marvels of the world?

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Meet me in Mumbai

Meet me in Mumbai

Khan, Sabina, 1968- author
2022

"Ayesha is a world away from home when she meets the boy of her dreams. Like her, Suresh is from India but going to high school in Illinois. Once they get together, they are inseparable--until a twist of fate takes Suresh back to India right when Ayesha discovers she's pregnant. Suddenly she feels she's on her own, navigating the biggest decision she'll ever make. Seventeen years later, Ayesha's daughter Mira finds an old box with letters addressed to her from her birth mother. Although Mira loves the moms who adopted her, she's intrigued to discover something more about her history. In one letter, Ayesha writes that if Mira can forgive her for what she had to do, she should find a way to travel to India for her eighteenth birthday and meet her. Mira knows she'll always regret it if she doesn't go. But is she actually ready for what she will learn?"--Provided by publisher.

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Miss Peregrine's museum of wonders : an indispensable guide to the dangers and delights of the peculiar world for the instruction of new arrivals

Miss Peregrine's museum of wonders : an indispensable guide to the dangers and delights of the peculiar world for the instruction of new arrivals

Riggs, Ransom, author
2022

"Gloriously rich and utterly delightful, Miss Peregrine's Museum of Wonders is an indispensable guide to the peculiar world, perfect for longtime fans and new readers alike. Covering everything from how to blend in with suspicious normals to the most popular time loops to visit as a temporal tourist, this essential volume is ideal for anyone curious about the world of Miss Peregrine: its strange history, curious practices, fascinating places, most famous (and infamous) names, and much more. Written in Miss Peregrine's inimitable style, it's also a dramatic expansion of the universe fans have already come to love, introducing countless new peculiars, enemies, time loops, stories, and secrets, in addition to hundreds of never-before-seen vintage found photographs and select illustrations"-- Provided by publisher

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Nothing more to tell

Nothing more to tell

McManus, Karen M., author
2022

Brynn Gallagher uses her internship at a new true crime show to investigate the unsolved murder of her favorite teacher, uncovering secrets about her school, her teacher, and her ex-best friend in the process.

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Numb to this : memoir of a mass shooting

Numb to this : memoir of a mass shooting

Neely, Kindra, author
2022

"Author Kindra Neely recounts her journey to healing after surviving a mass shooting during her first year of college"-- Provided by publisher.

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Overcoming suicidal thoughts for teens : CBT activities to reduce pain, increase hope, & build meaningful connections

Overcoming suicidal thoughts for teens : CBT activities to reduce pain, increase hope, & build meaningful connections

Pettit, Jeremy W., author.
2022

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens in the US, and the need for effective prevention has never been greater. Written by two adolescent suicide experts, this gentle and effective guide will help teens overcome suicidal thoughts by reducing emotional pain, increasing hope, and building meaningful connections. Readers will learn specific skills grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), including how to establish safety plans, identify and manage intense emotions, limit stress, find purpose, and ultimately take control of their suicidal thoughts to move forward into a more optimistic and hopeful future.

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Private label

Private label

Yang, Kelly, author.
2022

"Serene dreams of making couture dresses even more stunning than her mom's, but for now she's an intern at her mom's fashion label. When her mom receives a sudden diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, all that changes. Serene has to take over her mother's business overnight while trying to figure out what happened with her dad in Beijing. He left before she was born, and Serene wants to find him, even if it means going against her mom's one request--never look back. Lian Chen moved from China to Serene's mostly white Southern California beach town a year ago. He doesn't fit in at school, where kids mispronounce his name. His parents don't care about what he wants to do--comedy--and push him toward going to MIT engineering early. Lian thinks there's nothing to stick around for until one day he starts a Chinese Club after school ... and Serene walks in. Worlds apart in the high school hierarchy, Serene and Lian soon find refuge in each other, falling in love as they navigate life-changing storms."-- Publisher's website.

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The red palace

The red palace

Hur, June, author
2022

While investigating a series of grisly murders, eighteen-year-old palace nurse Hyeon navigates royal and political intrigue and becomes entangled with a young police inspector.

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Regent

Regent

Gatto, Cher, author.
2022

Justin has a dangerous gift. He "sees" other people's memories when he draws. In foster care, he stopped drawing. He had to. Blamed for an assault on the girl of his dreams and unable to find his absent father, Justin is thrown into Regent, a psychiatric boarding school in upstate New York. When his treatment begins, he is convinced the doctor is manipulating his mind because his new friends describe a past for him he doesn't remember--a wealthy family, a forbidden love story, and even a joint suicide attempt. Justin's gift becomes the only way to reveal the truth. But if he uses it once more to unlock his own past, he might also unleash a devastating future.

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A scatter of light

A scatter of light

Lo, Malinda, author.
2022

The summer of 2013 in the Bay is a momentous one for eighteen-year-old Aria Tang West, for the working-class queer community she finds herself in, and for her artist grandmother.

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The Sunbearer Trials

The Sunbearer Trials

Thomas, Aiden, author.
2022

Transgender demigod Teo is unexpectedly selected for the Sunbearer Trials, a fierce competition among demigod heroes where the winner sacrifices the loser to Sol, their blood fueling the Sun Stones that protect Reino del Sol.

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This is why they hate us

This is why they hate us

Aceves, Aaron H., author
2022

Seventeen-year-old Enrique "Quique" Luna decides to get over his crush on Saleem Kanazi before the end of summer by pursuing other romantic prospects, but he ends up discovering heartfelt truths about friendship, family, and himself.

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Violet made of thorns

Violet made of thorns

Chen, Gina, author
2022

Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased "and not always true" divinations. Honesty is for suckers, like the oh-so-not charming Prince Cyrus, who plans to strip Violet of her official role once he's crowned at the end of the summer, unless Violet does something about it. But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy Cyrus's love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse, one that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom, all depending on the prince's choice of future bride.

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What the fact?

What the fact?

Yasmin, Seema, 1982-, author
2022