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The bronzed beasts

The bronzed beasts

Chokshi, Roshani, author
2021

Returning to the dark and glamorous 19th century world of her New York Times instant bestseller, The Gilded Wolves, Roshani Chokshi dazzles us with the final riveting tale as full of mystery and danger as ever in The Bronzed Beasts. After Séverin's seeming betrayal, the crew is fractured. Armed with only a handful of hints, Enrique, Laila, Hypnos and Zofia must find their way through the snarled, haunted waterways of Venice, Italy to locate Séverin. Meanwhile, Séverin must balance the deranged whims of the Patriarch of the Fallen House and discover the location of a temple beneath a plague island where the Divine Lyre can be played and all that he desires will come to pass. With only ten days until Laila expires, the crew will face plague pits and deadly masquerades, unearthly songs and the shining steps of a temple whose powers might offer divinity itself...but at a price they may not be willing to pay.

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An emotion of great delight : a novel

An emotion of great delight : a novel

Mafi, Tahereh, author.
2021

It's 2003, several months since the US officially declared war on Iraq, and the American political world has evolved. Tensions are high, hate crimes are on the rise, FBI agents are infiltrating local mosques, and the Muslim community is harassed and targeted more than ever. Shadi, who wears hijab, keeps her head down. She's too busy drowning in her own troubles to find the time to deal with bigots. Shadi is named for joy, but she's haunted by sorrow. Her brother is dead, her father is dying, her mother is falling apart, and her best friend has mysteriously dropped out of her life. And then, of course, there's the small matter of her heart-- It's broken. Shadi tries to navigate her crumbling world by soldiering through, saying nothing. She devours her own pain, each day retreating farther and farther inside herself until finally, one day, everything changes. She explodes. An Emotion of Great Delight is a searing look into the world of a single Muslim family in the wake of 9/11. It's about a child of immigrants forging a blurry identity, falling in love, and finding hope--in the midst of a modern war.

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Four faces of the moon

Four faces of the moon

Strong, Amanda, 1984- author, creator
2021

"On a journey to uncover her family's story, Spotted Fawn travels through time and space to reclaim connection to ancestors, language, and the land--creating a path forward in this essential graphic novel. In the dreamworld she bears witness to a mountain of buffalo skulls. They stand as a ghostly monument to the slaughter of the Plains bison to near extinction-- a key tactic to starve and contain the Indigenous People onto reservations. On this path, Spotted Fawn knows she must travel through her own family history to confront the harsh realities of the past and reignite her connection to her people and the land. Her darkroom becomes a portal, and her photographs allow her glimpses into the lives of her relatives over the course of four chapters of this book, which follow the phases of the moon. Time and space become unlocked and unfurl in front of her eyes. Guided by her ancestors, Spotted Fawn's travels through the past allow her to come into full face--like the moon itself. Adapted from the acclaimed stop-motion animated film of the same name, written and directed by Amanda Strong, Four Faces of the Moon brings the oral and written history of the Michif, Cree, Nakoda and Anishinaabe Peoples and their cultural link to the buffalo alive on the page. Deeply resonant and beautifully rendered, this graphic novel retelling is essential reading.

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In the shadow of the moon : America, Russia, and the hidden history of the space race

In the shadow of the moon : America, Russia, and the hidden history of the space race

Cherrix, Amy E., author
2021

The race to space--and to the moon--was masterminded in the shadows by two engineers on opposite sides of the Cold War: Wernher von Braun, a former Nazi officer living in the US, and Sergei Korolev, a Russian rocket designer once jailed for crimes against his country. Von Braun became an American hero, while Korolev toiled in obscurity. These two brilliant rocketeers never met, but together they shaped the science of spaceflight and redefined modern warfare.

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It's elemental : the hidden chemistry in everything

It's elemental : the hidden chemistry in everything

Biberdorf, Kate.
2021

Have you ever wondered what makes dough rise? Or how your morning coffee gives you that energy boost? Or why your shampoo is making your hair look greasy? The answer is chemistry. From the moment we wake up until the time we go to sleep (and even while we sleep), chemistry is at work--and it doesn't take a PhD in science to understand it. Dr. Biberdorf has appeared on TV programs from the Today show to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, lighting the world on fire and changing the face of chemistry as we know it.

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Let's talk about it : the teen's guide to sex, relationships, and being a human

Let's talk about it : the teen's guide to sex, relationships, and being a human

Moen, Erika, 1983- author.
2021

"A graphic novel about sex, sexuality, gender, body, consent, and many other topics for teens"-- Provided by publisher.

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More than just a pretty face

More than just a pretty face

Masood, Syed.
2021

"When self-proclaimed 'not very bright' nineteen-year-old Danyal Jilani is chosen for a prestigious academic contest, he hopes to impress a potential arranged marriage match, only to begin falling for the girl helping him study instead."-- Provided by publisher.

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Out of the shadows

Out of the shadows

Ireland, Justina, author.
2021

Sylvestri Yarrow is drawn into a squabble between two of the Republic's most powerful families over a patch of space on the frontier. Tangled up in familial politics is the last place Syl wants to be, but the promise of a big payoff is enough to keep her interested ... Meanwhile, Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh and her Padawan Imri Cantaros arrive at the capital along with Jedi Master Cohmac Vitus and his Padawan, Reath Silas--and are asked to assist with the property dispute on the frontier. But why? What is so important about an empty patch of space?

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Redemptor

Redemptor

Ifueko, Jordan, author
2021

Contending with the lives of her loved ones in danger, assassination attempts, and a new stranger she can't quite trust, Empress Redemptor Tarisai must decide if she is willing to die for justice--or to live for it.

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Shatter city

Shatter city

Westerfeld, Scott, author
2019

Assuming her twin's identity, Frey works to destroy her father. When a rebel uprising strands her in Pas, and the city comes under attack, Frey must step out of the shadows to find her missing sister and take action against her tyrant father.

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A sitting in St. James

A sitting in St. James

Williams-Garcia, Rita, author
2021

In 1860 Louisiana, eighty-year-old Madame Sylvie decides to sit for a portrait, as horrific stories that span generations from the big house and the fields are revealed.

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Small favors

Small favors

Craig, Erin A., author
2021

In the secluded town of Amity Falls, Ellerie has the chance to have her secret wishes come true, but there is a price to pay in this retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

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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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Take me with you when you go

Take me with you when you go

Levithan, David, author
2021

"Ezra Ahern wakes up one day to find his older sister, Bea, gone. No note, no sign, nothing but an email address hidden somewhere only he would find it. Ezra never expected to be left behind with their abusive stepfather and their neglectful mother--how is he supposed to navigate life without Bea? Bea Ahern already knew she needed to get as far away from home as possible. As things unravel at home for Ezra, Bea will confront secrets about their past that will forever change the way they think about their family. Together and apart, broken by abuse but connected by love, this brother and sister must learn to trust themselves before they can find a way back to each other"-- Provided by publisher.

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These violent delights

These violent delights

Gong, Chloe, author
2020

In 1926 Shanghai, eighteen-year-old Juliette Cai, heir of the Scarlet Gang, and her first love-turned-rival Roma Montagov, leader of the White Flowers, must work together when mysterious deaths threaten their city.-- Provided by Publisher.

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They'll never catch us

They'll never catch us

Goodman, Jessica, 1990- author.
2021

Sisters Stella and Ellie Steckler are both determined to win a scholarship and escape their stifling small town, but their plans are upset when a new girl joins the cross country team and then disappears.

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We are not from here

We are not from here

Torres Sanchez, Jenny, author
2020

Three teenage immigrants risk the trip from Guatemala through Mexico to the United States southern border in search of a better life.

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We can be heroes

We can be heroes

McCauley, Kyrie.
2021

"After a girl is killed by her ex-boyfriend in a school shooting, her two best friends attempt to memorialize her in a town economically dependent on the shooter's family"-- Provided by publisher.

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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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What I carry

What I carry

Longo, Jennifer, author
2020

Growing up in foster care, Muir has lived in many houses. And if she's learned one thing, it is to Pack. Light. Carry only what fits in a suitcase. Toothbrush? Yes. Socks? Yes. Emotional attachment to friends? foster families? a boyfriend? Nope! There's no room for any additional baggage. Muir has just one year left before she ages out of the system. One year before she's free. One year to avoid anything--or anyone--that could get in her way. Then she meets Francine. And Kira. And Sean. And everything changes.

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When you get the chance

When you get the chance

Ryan, Tom.
2021

As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers together at the family cottage in Ontario, but a fight between their parents put an end to the annual event. Living on opposite coasts -- Mark in Halifax and Talia in Victoria -- they haven't seen each other in years. When their grandfather dies unexpectedly, Mark and Talia find themselves reunited at the cottage once again, cleaning it out while the family decides what to do with it. Mark and Talia are both queer, but they soon realize that's about all they have in common, other than the fact that they'd both prefer to be in Toronto. Talia is desperate to see her high school sweetheart Erin, who's barely been in touch since leaving to spend the summer working at a coffee shop in the Gay Village. Mark, on the other hand, is just looking for some fun, and Toronto Pride seems like the perfect place to find it. When a series of complications throws everything up in the air, Mark and Talia -- with Mark's little sister Paige in tow -- decide to hit the road for Toronto. With a bit of luck, and some help from a series of unexpected new friends, they might just make it to the big city and find what they're looking for. That is, if they can figure out how to start seeing things through each other's eyes.

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Witches steeped in gold

Witches steeped in gold

Smart, Ciannon author.
2020

Two enemy witches must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a tyrant who threatens both their worlds--with unpredictable results.

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Woven in moonlight

Woven in moonlight

Ibañez, Isabel (Novelist), author
2020

"Ximena is the decoy Condesa, a stand-in for the last remaining Illustrian royal. Her people lost everything when the usurper, Atoc, used an ancient relic to summon ghosts and drive the Illustrians from La Ciudad. Now Ximena's motivated by her insatiable thirst for revenge, and her rare ability to spin thread from moonlight. When Atoc demands the real Condesa's hand in marriage, it's Ximena's duty to go in her stead. She relishes the chance, as Illustrian spies have reported that Atoc's no longer carrying his deadly relic. If Ximena can find it, she can return the true aristócrata to their rightful place."--Jacket flap.

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Written in starlight

Written in starlight

Ibañez, Isabel (Novelist), author.
2021

Banished from Inkasisa to the Yanu Jungle, Catalina knows her life is in danger but is absolutely certain her destiny is to rule. Rescued by the son of her former general, she is incorporated into a years-in-progress plan to ally with the fierce Illari people and raise an army to retake her throne -- and Catalina's abilities as a seer may be the only thing that will convince them to help. If only she was actually able to predict the future....

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