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.
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Xiomara Batista feels unheard in her Harlem neighborhood, except when she uses her fists. But she has plenty she wants to say, and pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook. When she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she is worried about her mami finding out, if she’s even able to speak her words out loud.
Along the Indigo by Elsie Chapman
The town of Glory is famous for seedy enterprises and the suicides that happen along the Indigo River. Marsden skims the bodies that show up along the river, hoping to find enough money for her and her sister to escape their prostitute mother. That’s where she runs into Jude, who has secrets of his own and whose brother’s suicide may be linked to Mars’s own sordid family history.
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier (Isle of Blood and Stone, Book One)
Elias is a royal explorer, a skilled mapmaker, and the new king of del Mar’s oldest friend. Soon he will embark on the adventure of a lifetime, an expedition past the Strait of Cain and into uncharted waters. Nothing stands in his way…until a long-ago tragedy creeps back into the light, threatening all he holds dear.
The Way the Light Bends by Cordelia Jensen
Sisters Linc and Holly were once as close as twins. But while artistic, creative Linc is her parents’ daughter biologically, it’s smart, popular Holly, adopted from Ghana as a baby, who are more like them. Linc hopes her school project showing how people in Seneca Village used to live together in harmony will bring her closer to her family. But when a long-buried family secret comes to light, Linc must decide whether her mother’s love is worth obtaining.
And She Was by Jessica Verdi
Dara’s lived a sheltered life with her single mom, Mellie. When she digs up her birth certificate, her world implodes. Why are two strangers listed as her parents? She is stunned to learn that Mellie is her transgender father, who transitioned when Dara was a baby, shortly after Dara’s birth mother died. When she sets off to find the extended family she’s never known, Dara discovers much more about herself, and life, than she could have imagined.