LB 13211 WHITE ROSE WILSON, KIP
A novel in verse. Sophie Scholl, a young German college student, challenges the Nazi regime during World War II as part of the White Rose, a nonviolent resistance group. For grades 6-9 and older readers. 2019.
LB 13214 BIRDIE AND ME NUANEZ, J.M.M.
Ever since their free-spirited mama died ten months ago, twelve-year-old Jack and her gender creative nine-year-old brother, Birdie, have been living with their fun-loving Uncle Carl, but now their conservative Uncle Patrick insists on being their guardian which forces all four of them to confront grief, prejudice, and loss, all while exploring what ‘home’ really means. For grades 2-4 and older readers. Unrated. 2020.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION
LB 13201 ALL AMERICAN BOYS REYNOLDS, JASON
When Rashad is mistakenly accused of stealing a bag of chips, classmate Quinn witnesses his brutal beating at the hands of a police officer who happens to be the older brother of his best friend. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2015.
LB 13203 DRY SHUSTERMAN, NEAL
When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a war zone in the hunt for water. And that’s when her parents go missing. Unrated. For senior high and older readers. 2018. Related names: Shusterman, Jarrod, author.
LB 13212 AMERICAN STREET ZOBOI, IBI AANU
Fabiola’s mother is detained upon their arrival to the United States from Haiti. Fabiola must navigate her loud American cousins, the grittiness of Detroit’s west side, a new school, and a surprising romance all on her own. Strong language and some violence. For senior high and older readers. 2017.
LB 13213 BARELY MISSING EVERYTHING MENDEZ, MATT
Three Mexican Americans–Juan, JD, and Fabi–face unique struggles as they grapple with how to make a better life for themselves when it seems like brown lives don’t matter. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
LB 13216 PRIDE ZOBOI, IBI AANU
Zuri Benitez has pride for Brooklyn and her family’s ethnic roots. When the wealthy Darcy family moves in across the street, Zuri wants nothing to do with them, even as her older sister, Janae, starts to fall for the charming Ainsley. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2018.
LB 13218 TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET MCMANUS, KAREN M.
True-crime aficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in the small town of Echo Ridge, known for murder and missing girls. When a new friend goes missing, Ellery digs into the community’s secrets. Some strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. 2019.
LB 13208 PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER CHBOSKY, STEPHEN
1991. High school freshman Charlie shares his observations in letters to someone he doesn’t know. After befriending Patrick, who is gay, and Patrick’s stepsister Sam, Charlie becomes more involved in the world around him. For senior high and older readers. Some strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.
YOUNG ADULT NON-FICTION
LB 13210 WE ARE HERE TO STAY: VOICES OF UNDOCUMENTED YOUNG ADULTS KUKLIN, SUSAN
Stories of nine undocumented young adults whose families fled violence and poverty in their homelands for a chance at a better life and education in the United States. Among other things, they discuss their fears of losing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protection. For senior high and older readers. 2019.