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#MeToo and you : everything you need to know about consent, boundaries, and more

#MeToo and you : everything you need to know about consent, boundaries, and more

Bondy, Halley, 1984- author
2021

#MeToo and You includes essential terminology, from consent to assault, from just plain yes to just plain no. Author Halley Bondy explores the nuances of emotions, comfort, and discomfort in sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations. Detailed scenarios, both real and hypothetical, provide valuable examples of what's acceptable and what is not, along with tools to help everyone treat others appropriately and to stand up for themselves and their peers.

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Kate in waiting

Kate in waiting

Albertalli, Becky.
2021

Best friends Kate Garfield and Anderson Walker share a love of theater and crushes on the same guys, but when one of their long-distance crushes shows up at their school, real feelings might end their friendship.

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Kingdom of ink and paper

Kingdom of ink and paper

Newman, Matthew, 1996?
2021

When best-selling novelist Arthur O'Neill is found murdered, high school student Will Morgan assumes his premonition of the event was mere coincidence. But when Will meets a character from one of Arthur's famous books, he learns there's more to this man's writing than just words. By way of a powerful warrior named Tam, Will is introduced to the World of the Written, a universe parallel to our own where every story ever published by humans comes to life. On the surface, the World of the Written is a realm of fantasy beyond Will's wildest dreams: one of magic, knights, wizards, and high adventure. However, as Will explores more of this newfound land, he realizes Arthur's death may have just been the start of something even fiction's greatest heroes aren't prepared to face.

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The lake

The lake

Preston, Natasha.
2021

Seventeen-year-old best friends Esme and Kayla return to Camp Pine Lake as counselors in training, but the dark secret they have been hiding for nine years is back to haunt them.

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Mazie

Mazie

Crowder, Melanie.
2021

Mazie has always longed to be on Broadway. But growing up in her small Nebraska town, in 1959, that always seemed like an impossible dream. So when an opportunity presents itself to spend six weeks auditioning, Mazie jumps at the chance, leaving behind everything--and everyone--she's ever known. New York City is a shock to the senses: thrilling, but lonely. Auditions are brutal. Mazie's homesick and she misses the boyfriend whose heart she broke when she left. Nothing is as she expected. With money running out, and faced with too many rejections to count, Mazie is more determined than ever to land a role. But when she discovers that booking a job might mean losing sight of herself, everything Mazie always thought she wanted is called into question.

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The meet-cute project

The meet-cute project

Richardson, Rhiannon.
2020

High school junior Mia, who hates romantic comedies, must endure the "meet-cute" encounters her best friends set up to help her find a date for her sister's wedding.

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Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe

Slade, Arthur, 1967-
2021

Seventeen-year-old Michael goes to visit his eccentric mad-scientist uncle who, busy working on yet another time-travel experiment in his cluttered lab, barely notices him. He keeps muttering things like "quantum multiverse transporter" and Michael has to entertain himself. Which is how Michael accidentally ends up in an alternate universe. Everything looks remarkably similar to his own world but with a few key differences, like lizard men dressed in gray suits and three-wheeled vehicles. And then there's Emily, a sassy, confident girl who needs Michael's help before he can find his way back to his own dimension.

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My hero academia. Volume 27, One's justice

My hero academia. Volume 27, One's justice

Horikoshi, Kōhei, 1986- author, illustrator
2021


Name your mountain

Name your mountain

Tingle, Tim.
2020

Name Your Mountain continues the exciting No Name series as the high-school team matures and faces new challenges. When the all American Indian high-school basketball team in Trust Your Name enters a national-level tournament, the team travels to big cities and has new experiences, but all is not well. Choctaw Bobby Byington and his new Creek friend, Eddie, are torn between struggles on the court and painful episodes back home. With the door of adulthood looming, Coach Robison urges his players to "never hesitate, never give up, in your struggle to reach the top."

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One piece. Volume 96, I am Oden, and I was born to boil

One piece. Volume 96, I am Oden, and I was born to boil

Oda, Eiichirō, 1975- author, artist
2021

What does it mean for the world when Oden encounters legendary future pirate king Gold Roger? Meanwhile, Orochi has been up to mischief while Oden's away from Wano.

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The paper daughters of Chinatown

The paper daughters of Chinatown

Moore, Heather B., author
2020

A fictionalized account of the early years of Donaldina Cameron's work with the Occidental Mission Home for Girls in San Francisco, California, which worked to rescue Chinese girls and women from slavery conditions in the late 1800s through the early 1900s.

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The project

The project

Summers, Courtney, author.
2021

"The Unity Project saved my life." Lo Denham is used to being on her own. After her parents died, Lo's sister, Bea, joined The Unity Project, leaving Lo in the care of their great aunt. Thanks to its extensive charitable work and community outreach, The Unity Project has won the hearts and minds of most in the Upstate New York region, but Lo knows there's more to the group than meets the eye. She's spent the last six years of her life trying--and failing--to prove it. "The Unity Project murdered my son." When a man shows up at the magazine Lo works for claiming The Unity Project killed his son, Lo sees the perfect opportunity to expose the group and reunite with Bea once and for all. When her investigation puts her in the direct path of its charismatic and mysterious leader, Lev Warren, he proposes a deal: if she can prove the worst of her suspicions about The Unity Project, she may expose them. If she can't, she must finally leave them alone. But as Lo delves deeper into The Project, the lives of its members, and spends more time with Lev, it upends everything she thought she knew about her sister, herself, cults, and the world around her--to the point she can no longer tell what's real or true. Lo never thought she could afford to believe in Lev Warren . . . but now she doesn't know if she can afford not to.

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The queen's secret : sequel to The queen's assassin

The queen's secret : sequel to The queen's assassin

De la Cruz, Melissa, 1971-, author
2021

"When Cal and Lilac are forced to face dark forces apart, the strength of their love--and their kingdom--are put to the ultimate test."-- Provided by publisher.

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The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Theoharis, Jeanne.
2021

"This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement."-- Provided by publisher.

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Revenge of the sluts

Revenge of the sluts

Walton, Natalie, author
2021

As lead reporter for The Warrior Weekly, Eden has covered her fair share of stories at St. Joseph Secondary. And when intimate pictures of six female students are anonymously emailed to the entire school, Eden is determined to get to the bottom of it. In tracking down leads, Eden is shocked to discover not everyone agrees the students are victims. Some people feel the girls "brought it on themselves." Even worse, the school's administration seems more concerned about protecting its reputation than its students. With the anonymous sender threatening more emails, Eden finds an unlikely ally: the six young women themselves. Banding together to find the perpetrator, the tables are about to be turned. The Slut Squad is fighting back!

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Rule of wolves

Rule of wolves

Bardugo, Leigh.
2021

As Fjerda's massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm--and even the monster within--to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king's gift for the impossible. The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost. The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart. King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.

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The serpent's curse

The serpent's curse

Maxwell, Lisa, 1979- author.
2021

Esta and Harte race through time and across the country to steal back the remaining elemental stones needed to bind the book's power, stop the Order, and save the future of the Mageus.

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She's too pretty to burn

She's too pretty to burn

Heard, Wendy, author.
2021

When seventeen-year-old Veronica's photograph of her introverted girlfriend goes viral, they are sent into a spiral of fame and lethal danger as they navigate the turbulent waters of their relationship, secrets, acclaim, and the underground San Diego art scene.

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Spy x family. 4

Spy x family. 4

Endo, Tatsuya, author, illustrator.
2021

Master spy Twilight is unparalleled when it comes to going undercover on dangerous missions for the betterment of the world. But when he receives the ultimate assignment--to get married and have a kid--he may finally be in over his head! The Forgers look into adding a dog to their family, but this is no easy task--especially when Twilight has to simultaneously foil an assassination plot against a foreign minister! The perpetrators plan to use trained dogs for the attack, but Twilight gets some unexpected help to stop these terrorists.

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They went left

They went left

Hesse, Monica, author
2020

Zofia, a teenage Holocaust survivor, travels across post- war Europe as she searches for her younger brother and seeks to rebuild her shattered life.

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This golden flame

This golden flame

Victoria, Emily.
2021

Orphaned and forced to serve her country's ruling group of scribes, Karis wants nothing more than to find her brother, long ago shipped away. But family bonds don't matter to the Scriptorium, whose sole focus is unlocking the magic of an ancient automaton army. In her search for her brother, Karis does the seemingly impossible--she awakens a hidden automaton. Intelligent, with a conscience of his own, Alix has no idea why he was made. Or why his father--their nation's greatest traitor--once tried to destroy the automatons. Suddenly, the Scriptorium isn't just trying to control Karis; it's hunting her. Together with Alix, Karis must find her brother...and the secret that's held her country in its power for centuries.

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Unchosen

Unchosen

Blair, Katharyn, author.
2021

For Charlotte Holloway, the world ended twice. The first was when her childhood crush, Dean, fell in love -- with her older sister. The second was when the Crimson, a curse spread through eye contact, turned the majority of humanity into flesh-eating monsters. Neither end of the world changed Charlotte. She's still in the shadows of her siblings. Her popular older sister, Harlow, now commands forces of survivors. And her talented younger sister, Vanessa, is the Chosen One -- who, legend has it, can end the curse. When their settlement is raided by those seeking the Chosen One, Charlotte makes a reckless decision to save Vanessa: she takes her place as prisoner. The word spreads across the seven seas -- the Chosen One has been found. But when Dean's life is threatened and a resistance looms on the horizon, the lie keeping Charlotte alive begins to unravel. She'll have to break free, forge new bonds, and choose her own destiny if she has any hope of saving her sisters, her love, and maybe even the world. Because sometimes the end is just a new beginning.

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A vow so bold and deadly

A vow so bold and deadly

Kemmerer, Brigid, author
2021

Emberfall is torn between supporters of Rhen and Grey, who agreed not to attack for two months, while Lia Mara struggles to rule Syhl Shallow well and is beginning to question her alliance with Grey.

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We free the stars

We free the stars

Faizal, Hafsah, author.
2021

In a world inspired by ancient Arabia, seventeen-year-old Zafira and the sultan's son Nasir continue their quest to uncover a lost magic artifact and discover that the prize they seek may be even more dangerous than any of their enemies.

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