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The Alex Crow
by Andrew Smith
The story of Ariel, a Middle Eastern refugee who lives with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber, the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century, and a depressed, bionic reincarnated crow.
Breakthrough : How One Teen Innovator is Changing the World
by Jack Andraka with Matthew Lysiak
Teen scientist Jack Andraka chronicles his development of an inexpensive early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer, and recounts his own personal story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying. Includes hands-on science experiments.
The Bunker Diary
by Kevin Brooks
Sixteen-year-old Linus Weems, a street person since leaving his wealthy father's home, is kidnapped and taken to an underground bunker where he's soon joined by five others, ranging in age from nine to seventy, who are alternately cared for and tortured by their unseen captor.
by Jeanne Ryan
Tacoma, Washington, high school junior Aislyn's extreme shyness has crippled her socially and cost her a college scholarship, so she jumps at the chance to try an illegal gene therapy, but although she is finally able to date her long-term crush, Jack, the therapy becomes a contagious disease that can be fatal.
The Dark Water
by Seth Fishman
Mia and her friends resurface at the well's end to discover an astounding underground civilization, and immediately find themselves drawn into a terrible civil war.
The Dead I Know
by Scot Gardner
Aaron Rowe's new job at a funeral parlor may be his salvation from sleepwalking, dreams he can not explain and memories he can not recover, but if he does not discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.
Debunk It: How to Stay Sane in a World of Misinformation
by John Grant
Author John Grant uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments. He provides a roundup of the rhetorical tricks people use when attempting to pull the wool over our eyes, and even offers advice about how to take these unscrupulous pundits down.
The Door in the Moon (Obsidian Mirror #3)
by Catherine Fisher
While Jake and Sarah are pulled through the Obsidian Mirror, landing in the violent, unpredictable time of the French Revolution, Oberon Venn must decide between staying mortal or losing his soul in the faerie realm.
Everybody Knows Your Name
by Andrea Seigel & Brent Bradshaw
Teenagers Magnolia and Ford unexpectedly fall in love as they share a mansion in the Hollywood Hills and compete on a reality TV singing competition.
Exposing Torture: Centuries of Cruelty
by Hal Marcovitz
Shares information on the history of torture and its current use today, including whether it is an effective way to root out information about terrorism.
Gabi, A Girl in Pieces
by Isabel Quintero
Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.
Overturning Wrongful Convictions: Science Serving Justice
by Elizabeth A. Murray, Ph.D.
Presents stories of individuals who served someone else's prison time due to mistaken eyewitness identification, police misconduct, faulty forensic science, poor legal representation, courtroom mistakes, and other factors.
Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation
edited by Brett Fletcher Lauer & Lynn Melnick
An anthology of poems by young, award-winning, up-and-coming writers reflects a diverse range of voices, styles, and backgrounds.
Rockin' The Boat: 50 Iconic Revolutionaries from Joan of Arc to Malcolm X
by Jeff Fleischer
Recounts the stories of fifty revolutionaries from different periods and world regions, from Spartacus in the Roman Empire and inspired religious fighter Joan of Arc to women's rights icon Margaret Sanger and Maori chief Hono Heke.
by Jennifer Banash
Alys, a Plaineville, Wisconsin, junior who dreams of studying violin at Julliard, must deal with the aftermath of a tragic high school shooting in which her older brother, Luke, was the shooter.
Things I'll Never Say: Stories About Our Secret Selves
edited by Ann Angel
Collects fifteen short stories about keeping, telling, and learning secrets.
The Walls Around Us
by Nova Ren Suma
Orianna and Violet are ballet dancers and best friends, but when the ballerinas who have been harassing Violet are murdered, Orianna is accused of the crime and sent to a juvenile detention center where she meets Amber and they experience supernatural events linking the girls together.
What If I'm an Atheist?: A Teen's Guide to Exploring a Life Without Religion
by David Seidman
A guide to atheism and non-belief shares counsel on the challenges of questioning the views of one's upbringing, establishing beliefs about religion and spirituality, and addressing the practical aspects of managing religious occasions.