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New Arrivals in Print
Who Put This Song On?
"Seventeen-year-old Morgan is a black teen triumphantly figuring out her identity when her conservative town deems depression as a lack of faith, and blackness as something to be politely ignored"--Provided by publisher.
They Called Us Enemy
Actor, author, and activist George Takei recounts his childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps for Japanese Americans during World War II and the impact the experience had on his later life. - Publisher
Normal People: A novel
"At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other, but a strange and indelible connection grows between them...as she veers into self-destruction and he begins to search for meaning elsewhere, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other"--Publisher.
The Institute: a novel
"In the middle of the night, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis's parents and load him into a black SUV . . . Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own. Outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents."--Publisher.
"Fifteen years after the events of the handmaid's tale, the theocratic regime of the republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within"--Jacket flap.
The Nickel Boys
"Follows the experiences of two African-American teenagers at an abusive reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida"--OCLC.
The Water Dancer: a novel
"Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage--and lost his mother and all memory of her when he was a child. Hiram almost drowns when he crashes a carriage into a river, but is saved from the depths by a force he doesn't understand..."--Publisher.
Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass
"With just five dollars and a knapsack to her name, fifteen-year-old Harleen Quinzel is sent to live in Gotham City. She's not worried, though--she's battled a lot of hard situations as a kid, and knows her determination and outspokenness will carry her through life in the most dangerous city in the world."--Publisher.
Over the Top: a raw journey to self-love
Television personality Jonathan Van Ness shares details about his life, covering his childhood, traumatic experiences, journey to self-acceptance, career, and more. - Publisher
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators
In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost. (Amazon)
Patron Saints of Nothing
When seventeen-year-old Jay Reguero learns his Filipino cousin and former best friend, Jun, was murdered as part of President Duterte's war on drugs, he flies to the Philippines to learn more. - Publisher
Stony the Road : Reconstruction, white supremacy, and the rise of Jim Crow
"A . . . rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind"--Amazon.
Alphabet Squadron (Star Wars)
"The first novel in a new trilogy starring veteran New Republic pilots! On the verge of victory in a brutal war, five New Republic pilots transform from hunted to hunters. Set after Return of the Jedi, Alphabet Squadron follows a unique team as they struggle to end their war once and for all."--Publisher.
So begins a tale unequaled in fantasy literature—the story of a hero told in his own voice. It is a tale of sorrow, a tale of survival, a tale of one man’s search for meaning in his universe, and how that search, and the indomitable will that drove it, gave birth to a legend.
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies...
Ben Mears has returns to Jerusalem's Lot in the hopes that he can work through his inner demons. When people go missing, he realizes something supernatural is happening and people are not what they seem.
"Told from alternating perspectives, Bunny takes a basketball scholarship to an elite private school to help his family, leaving behind Nasir, his best friend, in their tough Philadelphia neighborhood"--Provided by publisher.