What’s New?

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.

Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider
Serena Fuentes has her Paris trip all mapped out and the last thing she wants is a change in plans, but when she starts touring the city with Jean-Luc, a French friend of her sister’s boyfriend, they’re exploring corners of Paris that Serena never imagined.

Last Pick by Jason Walz (Graphic Novel)
Three years ago, aliens invaded Earth and abducted everyone they deemed useful. The only ones spared were those too young, too old, or too “disabled” to be of value. Living on Earth under the aliens’ harsh authoritarian rule, humanity’s rejects do their best to survive. Their captors never considered them a threat–until now. Twins Sam and Wyatt are ready to chuck their labels and start a revolution. It’s time for the kids last picked to step into the game.

Nightingale by Amy Lukavics
June is everything a young woman in 1951 shouldn’t be–independent, rebellious, a dreamer. She longs to travel, to attend college and to write the dark science fiction stories that consume her waking hours. But her mother grooms her to be a perfect little homemaker while her father pushes her to marry his business partner’s domineering son. When June resists, her whole world is shattered–suburbia isn’t the only prison for different women.

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
Life in real-world Atlanta isn’t always so simple, as Alice juggles an overprotective mom, a high-maintenance best friend, and a slipping GPA. Keeping the Nightmares at bay is turning into a full-time job. But when Alice’s handsome and mysterious mentor is poisoned, she has to find the antidote by venturing deeper into Wonderland than she’s ever gone before. And she’ll need to use everything she’s learned in both worlds to keep from losing her head…literally.

What They Don’t Know by Nicole Maggi
Mellie has always been the reliable friend, the good student, the doting daughter. But when an unspeakable act leads her to withdraw from everyone she loves, she is faced with a life-altering choice―a choice she must face alone. Lise stands up―and speaks out―for what she believes in. And when she notices Mellie acting strangely, she gets caught up in trying to save her…all while trying to protect her own secret. One that might be the key to helping Mellie.

Next Week

The Library will be closed on Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1 for the New Year’s holiday.

The Teen Advisory Group will meet on Thursday, January 3 @ 3:30 p.m. TAG is your chance to help plan programs and events for teens, recommend new books and materials for the library, earn service credits, make friends, and have fun. Grades 6-12.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

Black Science: How to Fall Forever by Rick Remender (Graphic Novel)

Scientist Grant McKay has sacrificed everything to try to save the world. He’s spent ten years working on the Pillar, a device that can rip through dimensions in order to find the resources needed to heal the Earth and its people. When at last he’s successful, he learns that he still has a lot more that he can lose when his children are accidentally brought along for the ride. And when someone sabotages the control panel, leaving them drifting aimlessly from world to world, his only mission is to keep them safe.

Recommended for hardcore science fiction fans in high school and up.

Featured Series

Skinned Trilogy by Robin Wasserman

To save her from dying in a horrible accident, Lia’s wealthy parents transplant her brain into a mechanical body.

1) Skinned

2) Crashed

3) Wired

What’s New?

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 Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone
Cameron goes straight from high school in small-town California to a summer internship with a powerful U.S. Congressman he admires. He soon finds a friend and mentor in fellow staffer Ariel Lancaster. When she winds up dead, rumors and accusations fly. Cameron’s low profile makes him the perfect candidate for an FBI investigation, and he soon discovers DC’s darkest secrets as he races to expose a deadly conspiracy.

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen
Emmeline is poised to take Chicago’s 1871 high society by storm. But she can’t stop thinking about the life she left behind, including her childhood sweetheart, Anders. Emmeline’s best friend, Fiona, uses her absence to pursue Anders herself. As the summer turns to fall, the city is at a tipping point: friendships are tested, hearts are broken, and the tiniest spark might set everything ablaze.

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand
Marion is the new girl. Awkward and plain, weighed down by tragedy. Zoey is the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Val is the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.

You Are the Everything by Karen Rivers
When Elyse and her not-so-secret crush, Josh, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, tragedy binds them together. It’s as if their love story is meant to be. Everything is perfect, or as perfect as it can be when you’ve literally fallen out of the sky and landed hard on the side of a mountain—until suddenly it isn’t.

Game of Secrets by Kim Foster
Felicity’s brother is a Tainted, born with special abilities that society fears and the Huntsmen seek out to eliminate. When Felicity discovers she’s Tainted, she is marked for execution, but is rescued and taken to a school funded by Queen Victoria, established to train selected Tainted into assassins in service of the crown. With the discovery that one of her classmates is a traitor, Felicity has no choice but to embrace the Taint she has been fighting.

Next Week

 

The Library will be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

 

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library

A Librarian Reads…

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold

The first Ama knows of her life is awakening in the arms of Prince Emory. He tells her he has rescued her from a dragon, but she remembers nothing…not even her own name. It is Prince Emory who gives her the name Ama, and Prince Emory who tells her that she will become his queen, and Prince Emory who decides everything for her. But Ama has two things Emory didn’t give her. One is her lynx kitten, whom she names Sorrow. The other is a distant memory of warmth and light and color. As Ama tries to adjust to life at the castle, too many questions remain for her to be content. Finding out the truth might be dangerous, but it is a risk Ama is willing to take.

This novel looks at the roles of women in society and asks the questions many are afraid to have answered. Recommended for mature readers in high school and up who are fans of high fantasy and feminist fiction.

* Book listened to as audiobook CD.

The 2018 National Book Award: Young People’s Literature

2010_nba_winnerEstablished in 1950, the National Book Award is an American literary prize administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. A pantheon of such writers as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, E. Annie Proulx, and Colum McCann have all won the Award.

 

2018 Winner:
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

2018 Finalists:
The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M. T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
The Journey of Little Charlie by Christopher Paul Curtis
Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

2018 Long List:
We’ll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge

 

What’s New?

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.

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
A year after 9/11, Shirin, tired of being stereotyped, has completely withdrawn from social life. She’s tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments, even the physical violence she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. Then she meets Ocean James, and wonders if it’s time to let her guard down—if she even knows how any more.

The Agony House by Cherie Priest
Denise, her mom, and her stepfather are moving back to New Orleans. Their home will be the 150 year-old Argonne house, which which her mother plans to turn into a bed-and-breakfast. But old houses have histories, and sometimes ghosts, and a mysterious old comic book Denise finds in the attic may hold the answer to a crime and the terrifying things that keep happening in the house.

Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
When a cyberbully sends the entire high school a picture of basketball hero Bijan Majidi, photo-shopped to look like a terrorist, the school administration promises to find and punish the culprit, but Bijan just wants to pretend the incident never happened and move on. But Bijan finds out it’s not always easy to tell your enemies from your friends.

Grand Theft Horse by G. Neri (Graphic Novel)
Gail was a rookie trainer known for her unconventional methods and ability to handle dangerous horses. Urgent Envoy, an untamed thoroughbred, showed real promise—until his owners raced him too early leading to a hairline fracture, then drugging him to keep him racing anyway. So Gail stole him and became an outlaw, learning law at night to take on an unjust system.

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman
The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Then the taps run dry. Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. When her parents disappear, Alyssa has to make impossible choices to keep herself and her brother alive.

Next Week

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, December 19 at 5:30 p.m. Blanket squares will be used to make complete blankets which will be donated to Project Linus. Program is open to teens and adults of all levels of experience. No registration required. Supplies are provided but limited. Participants can bring their own supplies.

 

Check out events for teens at other area libraries:

Rock Island Public Library

Bettendorf Public Library

Davenport Public Library

East Moline Public Library

Silvis Public Library

River Valley District Library

Robert R. Jones Public Library

LeClaire Community Library