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If I was your girl

Russo, Meredith, author.

TEEN RUSSO

Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


It ain't so awful, falafel

Dumas, Firoozeh, author.

J DUMAS

Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tells her story of growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Raymie nightingale

DiCamillo, Kate, author.

J DICAMIL

Hoping that if she wins a local beauty pageant her father will come home, Raymie practices twirling a baton and performing good deeds as she is drawn into an unlikely friendship with a drama queen and a saboteur.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Shelter dogs in a photo booth

Shuster, Guinnevere.

636.7 SHUSTER

Often seen as sad, rejected, and behind cold metal bars, it's no wonder people would avoid images of shelter dogs awaiting forever homes. From talented photographer (and now public figure and adoption champion) Guinnivere Shuster comes Shelter Dogs in a Photo Booth, a guaranteed-to-make-you-smile photo book featuring shelter dogs in a brand-new light. Get ready to see the cutest canine portraits you've ever seen! The book features 100 dog photo booth style photographs, each accompanied by a short story about the dog's personality, how the dog ended up in the shelter, and the adoption date. A follow-up will conclude the book, with photos of some of them with their new families.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


Zodiac Starforce. By the power of Astra

Panetta, Kevin.

TEEN PANETTA

They're an elite group of teenage girls with magical powers who have sworn to protect our planet against dark creatures. as long as they can get out of class! Known as the Zodiac Starforce, these high-school girls aren't just combating math tests. They're also battling monsters--not your typical afterschool activity! But when an evil force from another dimension infects team leader Emma, she must work with her team of magically powered friends to save herself--and the world--from the evil Diana and her mean-girl minions! From Kevin Panetta (Bravest Warriors) and Paulina Ganucheau (TMNT: New Animated Adventures, Bravest Warriors), this super-fun and heartfelt story of growing up and friendship--with plenty of magical-girl fighting action--delivers the most exciting new ensemble cast in comics! Collects Zodiac Starforce #1-#4.

Suggested by Lindsey @ the Coupeville Library


The Borden murders : Lizzie Borden & the trial of the century

Miller, Sarah Elizabeth, 1979- author.

TEEN 345.744 MILLER

Examines the Borden murders, using newspaper articles to recreate the events and the trial and acquittal of Lizzie Borden and exploring Lizzie's story to theorize on what may have happened.

Suggested by Jocelyn @ the Lynnwood Library.


A tyranny of petticoats : 15 stories of belles, bank robbers & other badass girls

TEEN TYRANNY

Crisscross America -- on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains -- from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today's most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook.

Suggested by Jocelyn @ the Lynnwood Library.


Shadowshaper

Older, Daniel JoseĢ, author.

TEEN OLDER

When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.

Suggested by Jocelyn @ the Lynnwood Library.


The porcupine of truth

Konigsberg, Bill, author.

TEEN KONIGSB

Seventeen-year-old Carson Speier is bored of Billings, Montana, and resentful that he has to help his mother take care of his father, a dying alcoholic whom he has not seen in fourteen years--but then he meets Aisha, a beautiful African American girl who has run away from her own difficult family, and together they embark on a journey of discovery that may help them both come to terms with their lives.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook.

Suggested by Jocelyn @ the Lynnwood Library.


Vivian Apple at the end of the world

Coyle, Katie.

TEEN COYLE

"Sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged 'Rapture' to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivan's quest for the truth begins"--

Also available as an Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.

Suggested by Jocelyn @ the Lynnwood Library.


Willful machines

Floreen, Tim.

TEEN FLOREEN

In a near-future America, a sentient computer program named Charlotte has turned terrorist, but Lee Fisher, the closeted son of an ultraconservative President, is more concerned with keeping his Secret Service detail from finding out about his developing romance with Nico, the new guy at school, but when the spider-like robots that roam the school halls begin acting even stranger than usual, Lee realizes he is Charlotte's next target.

Suggested by Jocelyn @ the Lynnwood Library.


Red madness : how a medical mystery changed what we eat

Jarrow, Gail, author.

TEEN 616.393 JARROW

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, includes stories about real life pellagra victims and accounts of scientific investigations.

Suggested by Jocelyn @ the Lynnwood Library.


Most dangerous : Daniel Ellsberg and the secret history of the Vietnam War

Sheinkin, Steve, author.

TEEN 959.7043 SHEINKI

The story of Daniel Ellsberg and his decision to steal and publish secret documents about America's involvement in the Vietnam War.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Nocturne : creatures of the night

Scott, Traer.

591.518 SCOTT

Whether fierce, cuddly, startling, mysterious, or some indefinable combination of all of the above, nocturnal animals never fail to fascinate. In Nocturne: Creatures of the Night, celebrated animal photographer Traer Scott takes the viewer on a journey through nighttime in the animal kingdom, revealing some of nature's most elusive creatures. Bats, big cats, flying squirrels, tarantula, owls, kangaroo mice, giant moths, sloth, several species of snakes, and a Madagascar hissing cockroach are only a few of the animals illuminated in these lushly detailed portraits. Seventy-five full-color photographs of forty different species are accompanied by informed but accessible descriptions of each animal's habits and habitats, and an introduction provides personal insight into how Scott captures her astonishing images. Nocturne is a compelling view of the rarely seen darkness dwellers who populate the night.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Summerlost : a novel

Condie, Allyson Braithwaite, author.

TEEN CONDIE

Following the sudden deaths of her father and autistic younger brother, Cedar Lee spends the summer working at a Shakespearean theater festival, making a new friend, and coming to terms with her grief.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


To catch a cheat

Johnson, Varian, author.

J JOHNSON

Because of his reputation for practical jokes Jackson Greene is the automatic suspect for anything that goes wrong at school--but when he and his friends are framed for a crime they did not commit, Gang Greene sets out to expose the students responsible, who are trying to blackmail Jackson into helping them cheat on an important test.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Illuminae

Kaufman, Amie, author.

eAUDIO OVERDRI

The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Lincoln's grave robbers

Sheinkin, Steve.

J 973.7 SHEINKI

Describes how a counterfeiting ring plotted to ransom Lincoln's body to secure the release of their imprisoned ringleader, and how a fledging Secret Service and an undercover agent conducted a daring election-night sting operation.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Dumplin'

Murphy, Julie, 1965- author.

eAUDIO OVERDRI

Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina

DePrince, Michaela, author.

TEEN BIO DEPRINC DEPRINC

Michaela DePrince lived the first few years of her live in war-torn Sierra Leone until she was adopted by an American Family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Shake puppies

Davidson, Carli, photographer.

636.707 DAVIDSO

The highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake, Shake Puppies also features 61 dogs caught mid-shake-only this time they're even more adorable and laughter inducing. Shake Puppies features two images of each dog placed side by side to capture the action of the shake-the tousled hair, the distorted expression, the flying water droplets. The photographs capture the dogs in the most candid of moments and were shot against brightly colored backdrops to make them fresh, lively, and inviting. In the accompanying text, she offers never-before-shared insight into her creative process and reminds readers of the importance of animal adoption and quality pet care.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


101 things every girl should know : expert advice on stuff big and small

TEEN 305.2308 101 THI

The editors of Faithgirlz! and Girls' Life have collected their best advice to help girls take charge and feel confident in a variety of situations, from changing a bike tire to talking to your teacher about a bad grade, from being threatened by a bully to falling down the stairs at school. What do you do when you're at a party and you don't know anyone? What's the formal way to set a table (and why does it matter)? This random collection of problem-solving strategies helps with everyday stuff, big and small. With tips, advice, and lots of humor, this is a book every girl needs.

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


You got this! : unleash your awesomeness, find your path, and change your world

Penn, Maya, author.

TEEN 650.1 PENN

Maya Penn is a remarkable teen entrepreneur who has given three TED Talks, created her own eco-friendly fashion line, developed animated films, and appeared on The View with Whoopi Goldberg. She has even been name-checked by bestselling authors Gabrielle Bernstein, Steve Harvey, and Eve Ensler. All while still in middle school! Although Maya is extraordinary in many ways, and her success is a testament to her own creativity, passion, and fearlessness--these are traits that can be cultivated in all of us. In You Got This! Maya shares her incredible journey to becoming an artist, designer, philanthropist, and business owner. She provides a creative blueprint for teens and young adults, along with the tools she used to build an authentic, exciting, and connected life, and offers creative prompts for cultivating success. So let your creativity and passion flow freely and watch as your world transforms--it all starts with you!

Suggested by Marta @ the Marysville Library


Zeroes

Westerfeld, Scott, author.

TEEN WESTERF

Don't call them heroes, but these six Californian teens have powers that set them apart. Take Ethan, a.k.a. Scam. He's got a voice inside him that'll say whatever you want to hear, whether it's true or not. Which is handy, except when it isn't -- like when the voice starts gabbing in the middle of a bank robbery. The only people who can help are the other Zeroes, who aren't exactly best friends these days. Enter Nate, a.k.a. Bellwether, the group's "glorious leader." After Scam's SOS, he pulls the scattered Zeroes back together. But when the rescue blows up in their faces, the Zeroes find themselves propelled into whirlwind encounters with ever more dangerous criminals. At the heart of the chaos they find Kelsie, who can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and tame it or let it loose as she pleases.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


Last man. 1, The stranger

Balak, author, illustrator.

TEEN BALAK

People are puzzled when Richard Aldana, a mysterious stranger who smokes cigarettes and wears a leather jacket, arrives in a medieval town where everyone else is casting spells and weaving tapestries, but when he enrolls in the games he quickly becomes a top contender using only his martial arts prowess.

Suggested by Melleny @ the Mukilteo Library


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