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Batman : detective comics. Volume 2, Fear state

Batman : detective comics. Volume 2, Fear state

2022

"Batman is seen by many as judge and executioner of the city's vilest villains. Well, it's time for him to meet the Jury! Batman rampages through the underworld of Gotham! Driven to a violent madness courtesy of the Jury's Vile serum, the Dark Knight crushes bones, makes a scene, and gives costumed vigilantes in Gotham a very bad name. But will the Jury's plan backfire? Can a violent rage-machine packed with money, weapons, and an insatiable bloodlust possibly end well for Mr. Worth and his Jury? Fear State grips Gotham City! When Mayor Nakano's city hall office finds itself under siege, the only hero who can help the embattled local official is the man Nakano pledged to rid from Gotham: Batman. The top vigilante in the city must protect the man who's fought so hard to put an end to masked heroes."-- Provided by publisher.

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Black birds in the sky : the story and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Black birds in the sky : the story and legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Colbert, Brandy, author
2021

The history and legacy of one of the most deadly and destructive acts of racial violence in American history: the Tulsa Race Massacre. In the early morning of June 1, 1921, a white mob marched across the train tracks in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and into its predominantly Black Greenwood District--a thriving, affluent neighborhood known as America's Black Wall Street. They brought with them firearms, gasoline, and explosives. In a few short hours, they'd razed thirty-five square blocks to the ground, leaving hundreds dead. The Tulsa Race Massacre is one of the most devastating acts of racial violence in US history. But how did it come to pass? What exactly happened? And why are the events unknown to so many of us today?

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The complete cookbook for teen chefs : 70+ teen-tested and teen-approved recipes to cook, eat, and share

The complete cookbook for teen chefs : 70+ teen-tested and teen-approved recipes to cook, eat, and share

2022

"Are you ready to level up your kitchen game? Learn how to make the perfect egg and cheese breakfast sandwich before school and fluffy sticky buns on the weekend. Impress your friends and family with hearty grain bowls or amped-up ramen for lunch and hand-pulled noodles or sliders and french fries for dinner."-- From publisher's description.

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Godslayers

Godslayers

Mikuta, Zoe Hana, 2000-, author
2022

"Eris and Sona are pitted against each other in the ongoing war between Godolia and the Badlands"-- Provided by publisher.

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Heartstopper. Volume 1

Heartstopper. Volume 1

Oseman, Alice, author, artist
2020

Boy meets boy. Boys become friends. Boys fall in love. Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works.

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Heartstopper. Volume 2

Heartstopper. Volume 2

Oseman, Alice, author, artist
2020

"Shy and softhearted Charlie Spring sits next to rugby player Nick Nelson in class one morning. A warm and intimate friendship follows, and that soon develops into something more for Charlie, who doesn't think he has a chance. But Nick is struggling with feelings of his own, and as the two grow closer and take on the ups and downs of high school, they come to understand the surprising and delightful ways in which love works."-- Publisher's description.

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Improbable magic of cynical witches

Improbable magic of cynical witches

Scelsa, Kate, author.
2022

"Seventeen-year-old Eleanor is the last person in Salem to believe in witchcraft--or think that her life could be transformed by mysterious forces. After losing her best friend and first love, Chloe, Eleanor has spent the past year in a haze, vowing to stay away from anything resembling romance. But when a handwritten guide to tarot arrives in the mail at the witchy souvenir store where Eleanor works, it seems to bring with it the message that magic is about to enter her life. Cynical Eleanor is quick to dismiss this promise, until real-life witch Pix shows up with an unusual invitation. Inspired by the magic and mystery of the tarot, Eleanor decides to open herself up to Pix and her coven of witches, and even to the possibility of a new romance. But Eleanor's complicated history continues to haunt her. She will have to reckon with the old ghosts that threaten to destroy everything, even her chance at new love."-- Amazon.

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Inuunira : my story of survival

Inuunira : my story of survival

Koonoo, Brian.
2022

"In this harrowing survival story, Brian Koonoo takes off on a hunting trip in Canada's Arctic. After his snowmobile breaks down, his GPS loses signal, and his camping fuel runs low, Brian is left alone to survive for seven days. He experiences close encounters with planes, blizzards, and hunger, all while much of his gear is lost, and walking 60 kilometres in search of safety. He uses the knowledge his father and Elders taught him--modern and traditional means of navigation, finding water, making shelters, and keeping his spirits up--to continue on. This true tale of survival is presented in a journal style with illustrations, photos, and diagrams."-- Provided by publisher.

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A little bit country

A little bit country

Kennedy, Brian D., author.
2022

While working at country music legend Wanda Jean's amusement park, polar opposites Emmett and Luke become inseparable until a long-lost secret about Emmett's idol and Luke's grandmother, a disgraced singer, comes to light.

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A magic steeped in poison

A magic steeped in poison

Lin, Judy I., author.
2022

Ning enters a cutthroat magical competition to find the kingdom's greatest master of the art of brewing tea, but political schemes and secrets make her goal of gaining access to royal physicians to cure her dying sister far more dangerous than she imagined.

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The merciless ones

The merciless ones

Forna, Namina, author
2022

It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she really is... but war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera--a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop. Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera..or if she might be its greatest threat.

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Murder among friends : how Leopold and Loeb tried to commit the perfect crime

Murder among friends : how Leopold and Loeb tried to commit the perfect crime

Fleming, Candace.
2022

Taking readers back to 1924, this shocking true crime story follows two eighteen-year-old college students who kidnapped and murdered a child they both knew, their trial, and how a renowned defense attorney enabled them to avoid the death penalty.

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My name is Jason. Mine too : our story, our way

My name is Jason. Mine too : our story, our way

Reynolds, Jason, author.
2022

Jason Reynold. Jason Griffin. One a poet. One an artist. One Black. One white. Two voices. One journey. To move to New York, and make it in New York. Best friends willing to have a hard life if it meant a happy life. All they needed was a chance. A reissue of a memoir of a moment in time within a lifetime of friendship"-- Provided by publisher.

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The one true me and you : a novel

The one true me and you : a novel

England, Remi K., author.
2022

Fanfic author Kay and beauty pageant contestant Teagan learn what it means to be--and to stand up for--yourself when they find love at a small fandom convention.

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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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Queer ducks (and other animals) : the natural world of animal sexuality

Queer ducks (and other animals) : the natural world of animal sexuality

Schrefer, Eliot, 1978- author
2022

"A research-based exploration of queer behavior in different animal species is interspersed with personal anecdotes and interviews with scientists"-- Provided by publisher.

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The race of the century : the battle to break the four-minute mile

The race of the century : the battle to break the four-minute mile

Bascomb, Neal.
2022

"There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break this barrier: Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur; John Landy the privileged son of a genteel Australian family; and Wes Santee the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete. Spanning three continents and defying the odds, these athletes' collective quest captivated the world. Neal Bascomb's bestselling adult account adapted for young readers delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport"-- Provided by publisher.

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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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Rivals

Rivals

McGee, Katharine, author
2022

In an alternate America, Beatrice, now queen, and her sibilings Samatha and Jefferson struggle to untangle their personal lives and settle into their new political roles while the country hosts the world's monarchs at the League of Kings conference.

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Save the people! : halting human extinction

Save the people! : halting human extinction

McAnulty, Stacy, author.
2022

"A book for middle-school-aged children about previous extinctions and possible threats to humans, from volcanoes, to asteroids, to pollution and diseases"-- Provided by publisher.

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The summer I turned pretty

The summer I turned pretty

Han, Jenny, author
2009


Very bad people : a novel

Very bad people : a novel

Frick, Kit, author
2022

Sixteen-year-old Calliope Bolan joins a powerful secret society at her new boarding school, hoping to find answers about her mother's death, but she becomes involved in a dangerous campaign for revenge that threatens her new friendships.

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What's the T? : the guide to all things trans and/or nonbinary

What's the T? : the guide to all things trans and/or nonbinary

Dawson, Juno, author
2022

"Discover what it means to be a young transgender and/or nonbinary person in the twenty-first century in this frank and funny guide for teens"-- Provided by publisher.

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Where have all the birds gone? : nature in crisis

Where have all the birds gone? : nature in crisis

Hirsch, Rebecca E.
2022

"In the face of rapidly declining bird populations, read about the vast impacts birds have on ecosystems, food systems, and our mental health and what we can do to protect them"-- Provided by publisher.

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A year to the day

A year to the day

Benway, Robin, author
2022

"It's been a year--a year of missing Nina. A year of milestones--holidays, birthdays, everything without her. Leo feels like she should remember what happened that night. But all she knows is that she left the party and got into a car with Nina and Nina's boyfriend, East. East, who once promised Nina he'd watch out for her younger sister. East, who has been trying to keep that promise every day since. But East won't give Leo the one thing she wants--the one thing she needs. He won't tell her anything about the accident. He won't talk about that night at all. As the days tumble one into the next, Leo's story comes together while her world falls apart. The only constant is the one person who can help her bear the enormous weight of her love for Nina--and East might be carrying too heavy a load of his own." -- Provided by Publisher.

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