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.

Salt by Hannah Moskowitz
Even though their parents disappeared during a hunt three months ago, Indi and his siblings, Beleza, Oscar, and Zulu, continue to roam the Mediterranean on their sailboat and hunt down monsters. But Indi yearns for a more settled life for his family, and he hopes that his parents’ journal with its tantalizing hints of a treasure will provide them all with the means of escape from their nomadic and dangerous life before it is too late.

Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts) by Lev A.C. Rosen
Jack is seventeen and loves partying, makeup and boys. His sex life makes him the hot topic for the high school gossip machine. After he starts writing an online sex advice column, the mysterious love letters he’s been getting take a turn for the creepy. Now Jack must unmask his stalker before their obsession becomes genuinely dangerous…

Any Second by Kevin Emerson
Five years after being kidnapped, Elian’s captor sends him into the mall–with a bomb strapped to his chest. Across the mall is Maya, a girl whose crippling anxiety holds her prisoner in its own way. Drawn together by their dark pasts, Maya and Eli know it takes only seconds for their entire worlds to change.

Hidden Pieces by Paula Stokes
After saving a man’s life, Embry Woods, seventeen, is considered a hero but someone begins blackmailing her for causing his near-death, forcing her to make choices that endanger her loved ones.

The Chaos of Now by Erin Jade Lange
Jordan committed suicide after being tirelessly bullied; now the school has access to students’ online activities and students have less privacy than ever. Now Eli’s hacking skills have him roped into a vigilante website that subverts the school’s cybersnoops and seeks justice for everyone else being bullied. Unable to identify the fine lines between bully and victim, justice and vengeance, Eli’s keystrokes start to have devastating consequences in the real world.

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Next Week

TWEEN STEAM CLUB: LEGO Space Challenge is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn to program robots and use them to accomplish tasks. Sessions will take place on January 14, 21, 28, and February 4 at 6:00 p.m. Attendance at all four session is recommended. Registration is required and space is limited. This program is developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Tween/Teen Gaming will take place on Wednesday, January 23 @ 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. Enjoy a variety of video games, board games, and computer games at in the second floor program room. Drop in anytime. No registration required. Grades 6-12.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, January 23 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.

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to an Interactive Movie Program featuring Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief on Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor program room. Enjoy crafts and other activities related to the film. Registration is required and space is limited.

 

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…

Saints by Gene Luen Yang

Four-Girl is her mother’s fourth child. Her grandfather refused to give her a proper name, and she grew up feeling alone and despised. A chance encounter with a doctor who is a Christian catches her interest. But it isn’t until she sees a vision of Joan of Arc that she really takes the religion seriously. In Christianity she finds an acceptance and welcome she never felt at home. Renamed Vibiana, she leaves home to go tend orphans at a Christian village. But the Boxer Rebellion is closing in, killing anyone who refuses to renounce their foreign ways.

In this companion to Boxers, we see the story of the Chinese Christians caught between their cultural history and their new faith. Recommended to readers in middle school and up who enjoy historical fiction.

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2018

The best young adult books of 2018, picked by the editors of Publishers Weekly.

 

The Assassination of Brangwain Spurge by M.T. Anderson and Eugene Yelchin

The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

Boots on the Ground: America’s War in Vietnam by Elizabeth Partridge

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Pride by Ibi Zoboi

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Sadie by Courtney Summers

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

The War Outside by Monica Hesse

A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

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.

Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd (Grim Lovelies, Book One)
When their mistress is murdered, Anouk and her fellow beasties have only three days until their enchantment ends and they are transformed back into animals, but in seeking to remain human, they threaten the hierarchy imposed by the society of magic handlers in Paris called the Haute.

Rabbit & Robot by Andrew Smith
Cager has been transported to a giant lunar-cruise ship orbiting the moon that his dad owns by Billy and Rowan to help him shake his Woz addiction. Meanwhile, Earth, in the midst of thirty simultaneous wars, burns to ash beneath them. And as the robots on board become increasingly insane and cannibalistic, and the Earth becomes a toxic wasteland, the boys have to wonder if they’ll be stranded alone in space forever.

Sadie by Courtney Summers
Sadie’s life revolves around raising her sister Mattie on her own. Then Mattie is found dead, and the police botch the investigation. Feeling lost, Sadie turns her focus to finding Mattie’s killer and sets out on her own. Radio personality West McCray hears Sadie’s story and becomes obsessed with finding her, and the truth.

Iron River by Daniel Acosta
When twelve-year-old Manny Maldonado and his friends find a hobo’s body near the train tracks that run through their tight-knit San Gabriel valley community, a police officer tries to pin the murder on them.

Analee, In Real Life by Janelle Milanes
With a best friend who hates her and a dad who’s marrying a yogi she can’t stand, Analee spends most of her time avoiding reality and role-playing as Kiri, the night elf hunter at the center of her favorite online game. When high school heartthrob Seb asks Analee to pose as his girlfriend in an attempt to make his ex jealous, Analee agrees. But as Seb tries to coax Analee out of her comfort zone, will Analee figure out real life, or lose herself in the process?

Next Week

TWEEN STEAM CLUB: LEGO Space Challenge is open to students in grades 4-8. Learn to program robots and use them to accomplish tasks. Sessions will take place on January 14, 21, 28, and February 4 at 6:00 p.m. Attendance at all four session is recommended. Registration is required and space is limited. This program is developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Write Now! is a group for teen and adult writers of all genres and writing levels. Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor program room. The January 14 meeting will cover the topic of next steps to take once you have finished a work.

Help the Moline Public Library knit/crochet blanket squares on Wednesday, January 16 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

A Librarian Reads…

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang 9781596433595

Little Bao loves life in his small Chinese village in the late 19th century. Best of all is the operas featuring the stories of the gods. But things are changing. Foreigners are taking over the country, bringing Christianity and taking away the people’s freedoms and history. When a warrior comes to Bao’s village and teaches the men there kung fu, it seems they have a chance to fight back. But it is Bao, who discovers the ritual that allows them to take on the powers of the gods, who leads them in rebellion against the foreign devils.

Based on the Boxer Rebellion of 1899, this graphic novel blends history with mysticism. Be sure to also check out the companion novel Saints. Recommended to readers in middle school and up who enjoy historical fiction.