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.
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (The Blood of Stars, Book One)
Maia dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place as one of twelve tailors vying for the job. Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill.
Impossible Music by Sean Williams
Music is Simon’s life—which is why he is devastated when a stroke destroys his hearing. He resists attempts to help him adjust to his new state, refusing to be counselled, refusing to learn sign-language, refusing to have anything to do with Deaf culture. Refusing, that is, until he meets G, a tough-as-nails girl dealing with her own newly-experienced deafness.
Snowhook by Jo Storm
When a massive ice storm traps Hannah and her family in a remote cabin, it feels like a game to practice the survival skills she’s been learning. When her mother starts running low on insulin and with no way to contact the outside world, Hannah sets out to the nearest cabin to find a working phone and save the day. But a wrong turn and worsening weather will make it hard for her to even save herself.
The Spaces Between Us by Stacia Tolman
Serena and her best friend Melody are dying to get out of their shrinking factory town. Serena begins to fixate on communism, hoping to get a rise out of her blue-collar factory town. Melody decides to try out for cheerleading and get a job. With the future of their friendship and their lives on the line, the stakes have never been so high.
A Slip of a Girl by Patricia Reilly Giff
For Anna, the family farm has always been home. But now her mother has died, and her older siblings have emigrated, leaving Anna and her father to care for a young sister with special needs. When a violent encounter with the Lord’s rent collector results in Anna and her father’s arrest, all seems lost. But Anna sees her chance and bolts from the jailhouse. On the run, Anna must rely on her own inner strength to protect her sister–and try to find a way to save her family.