Check out these new titles in the Teen Corner at the Moline Public Library. Click on the title to go to the catalog to find the book or place a hold.
Dear Martin by Nic Stone
Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League, but he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. Then Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, and they spark the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez
Olga, not Julia, was always the Perfect Mexican daughter. Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought.
Vanilla by Billy Merrell
Hunter and Van become boyfriends before they’re even teenagers. But in high school, conflict arises—mostly because Hunter is much more comfortable with the sex part of sexual identity. As the two boys start to realize that loving someone doesn’t guarantee they will always be with you, Hunter strikes out on his own while Van begins to understand his own asexuality.
This short story collection features adoption-themed fictional short stories from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Mindy McGinnis, C.J. Redwine, William Ritter, Adi Alsaid, Lauren Gibaldi, Sangu Mandanna, Karen Akins, and many more.
The Gatekeepers by Jen Lancaster
When lovable football player Braden takes his own life, the tragedy becomes a suicide cluster in picture-perfect North Shore, IL. Simone, the bohemian transfer student from London, Mallory, the hyper-competitive queen bee, and Stephen, the first generation genius must face their own demons. Can they find a way to save each other—as well as themselves