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 Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai
Simi comes from a long line of Indian vichole-matchmakers. When she accidentally sets up her cousin and a soon-to-be lawyer, her family is thrilled that she has the “gift.” Simi realizes this might be just the thing to improve her social status. But when she helps connect a wallflower of a girl with the star of the boys’ soccer team, she turns the high school hierarchy topsy-turvy, soon making herself public enemy number one.
Lost and Found by Orson Scott Card
Ezekiel is not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower–a micropower. If only there were some way to use Ezekiel’s micropower for good, to turn a curse into a blessing. His friend Beth thinks there must be, and so does a police detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl. When tragedy strikes, it’s up to Ezekiel to use his talent to find what matters most.
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass by Mariko Tamaki (Graphic Novel)
Harleen lives in an apartment above a karaoke cabaret owned by a drag queen named MAMA. When the cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that’s taking over the neighborhood, Harleen has two choices: join Ivy, who’s campaigning to make the neighborhood a better place to live, or join The Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time.
The Truth Is by NoNieqa Ramos
Verdad doesn’t think she has time for love. But when she meets Danny, a new guy at school–who happens to be trans–all bets are off. Verdad suddenly has to deal with her mother’s disapproval of her relationship with Danny as well as her own prejudices and questions about her identity, and Danny himself, who is comfortable in his skin but keeping plenty of other secrets.
Pet by Akwaeke Emezi
There are no more monsters anymore. Jam has grown up with this lesson all her life. But when she meets Pet, a creature who emerges from one of her mother’s paintings and a drop of Jam’s blood, she must reconsider what she’s been told. Pet has come to hunt a monster. Jam must fight not only to protect her best friend, but also to uncover the truth, and the answer to the question-How do you save the world from monsters if no one will admit they exist?