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.
Crying Laughing by Lance Rubin
Winnie knows she’s hilarious. But after bombing a stand-up set at her own bat mitzvah, she has kept her jokes to herself and her dad, a former comedian and her inspiration. Then the funniest guy in school actually laughs at a comment she makes and asks her to join the improv troupe. Just when Winnie’s ready to say yes to comedy again, her father reveals that he’s been diagnosed with ALS. Caught up in a spiral of epically bad dates, bad news, and bad performances, Winnie’s struggling to see the humor in it all. But finding a way to laugh is exactly what will see her through.
The Blue Road: A Fable of Migration by Wayde Compton (Graphic Novel)
Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she might find people like her. The only way to get there is to travel the strange and dangerous Blue Road that stretches to the horizon like a mark upon a page. Along the way, she must overcome trials and at the end of her treacherous journey, she reaches a city where memory and vision can be turned against you. Finally, Lacuna learns that leaving, arriving, returning — they’re all just different words for the same thing: starting all over again.
The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis (The Good Luck Girls, Book One)
The country of Arketta calls them Good Luck Girls–sold to a “welcome house” as children and branded with cursed markings. When Clementine accidentally murders a man, the girls risk a dangerous escape and harrowing journey to find freedom, justice, and revenge in a country that wants them to have none of those things.
The Prophetess by Evonne Marzouk
The Prophetess tells a modern story about Rachel, an American teenage girl called to join a secret community of Jewish prophets. The story weaves Jewish tradition, mysticism, modern Jewish American life, and discovery of Israel into a coming-of-age story of a girl discovering her power and purpose in life. The book is targeted at young adults but is also very appropriate for all ages.