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Friday, October 18, 2013

New and Notable Books @ the HS

Here in library land, we are continuously updating our collection of resources.Old books and magazines get weeded, and new stuff gets planted in its place. The circle of life at work at work in your library. As part of that circle, we've recently added some great new books to our high school library. Below are just a few of the brand new titles.

Super graphic : a visual guide to the comic book universe by Tim Leong -- The comic book universe is adventurous, mystifying, and filled with heroes, villains, and cosplaying Comic-Con attendees. This book by one of Wired magazine's art directors traverses the graphic world through a collection of pie charts, bar graphs, time lines, scatter plots, and more. Super Graphic offers readers a unique look at the intricate and sometimes contradictory story lines that weave their way through comic books, and shares advice for navigating the pages of some of the most popular, longest-running, and best-loved comics and graphic novels out there.

Rise by Anna Carey -- The Eve trilogy finale finds Eve, the king of New America’s daughter, in an unwilling marriage to her father’s employee Charles. She’s still mourning true-love Caleb and discovers she’s carrying his child—and she’s resolute in helping the rebel uprising. But when plans go awry, Eve, her friend Clara, and some girls they free from the king’s nefarious school initiative, escape and face dangers and difficulties on the path to new beginnings. Though some elements throughout may stretch believability, this dystopia offers descriptively detailed fantasy-futuristic elements and builds suspense, and Eve’s continuing experiences—and the concluding twist—will be welcomed by series followers.

Quarantine #1: The Loners by Lex Thomas -- It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High--until a massive explosion devastated the school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that was just the beginning. A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Without a gang, you're as good as dead. And David has no gang. It's just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.

Sounds of rebellion : music in the 1960s -- Looks at various music trends in the 1960s, including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Folk revival, Bob Dylan, Folk Rock, Soul music, and psychedelic music.

Spirit's Princess by Esther Friesner -- In ancient Japan, Himiko, the privileged daughter of her clan's leader, fights the constraints and expectations imposed on young women and finds her own path, which includes secret shaman lessons.

The silver dream : an InterWorld novel by Neil Gaiman -- After mastering the ability to walk between dimensions, sixteen-year-old Joey Harker and his fellow InterWorld freedom fighters embark on a mission to maintain peace between the rival powers of magic and science who seek to control all worlds.

OCD love story by Corey Ann Haydu -- In an instant, Bea felt almost normal with Beck, and as if she could fall in love again, but things change when the psychotherapist who has been helping her deal with past romantic relationships puts her in a group with Beck--a group for teens with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell -- Feeling cast off when her twin sister outgrows their shared love for a favorite celebrity, Cath, a dedicated fan-fiction writer, struggles to survive on her own in her first year of college while avoiding a surly roommate, bonding with a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words, and worrying about her fragile father.

Rose under fire by Elizabeth Wein -- When young American pilot Rose Justice is captured by Nazis and sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious women's concentration camp, she finds hope in the impossible through the loyalty, bravery, and friendship of her fellow prisoners.

Boxers by Gene Luen Yang -- In 1898 during the Boxer Rebellion a boy named Little Bao recruits an army of Boxers to rid China of foreign missionaries and soldiers who bully and rob Chinese peasants.

Search the SCC Destiny Library Catalog to find more great books. DFTBA!

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