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29 dates

by Melissa De la Cruz

How many dates will it take to find The One? Ji–Su's traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul's premiere matchmaker to find the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Ji–Su's success, and going on the recommended dates is Ji–Su's compromise to please her parents while finding space to figure out her own dreams. But when she flubs a test then skips out on a date to spend time with friends, her fed–up parents shock her by shipping her off to a private school in San Francisco. 

 

All the other days
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by Jack Hartley

Drawing is not just Judd's biggest passion; it's how he escapes when his parents are fighting. In high school, his artistic talents get him praise, but at home they're his means of survival. When he sketches, Judd enters a world of his own, a place where he can follow his dreams - and change the course of his life. Perhaps even find love. Then one day, it happens. Love, exactly like in the movies. But just when his dreams are about to come true, reality catches up with him. Barely settled in her new high school, Kate is pulled into a strange, disorienting world. Inexplicable events are occurring around her and even in her sleep. Soon, her entire reality blends with her dream world. And in that blurry space, she crosses Judd's path and makes an unlikely connection.

    

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Crystal storm (Falling Kingdoms # 5.)

by Morgan Rhodes

Magnus and Cleo are forced to test the strength of their love when Gaius returns to Mytica claiming he's no longer the King of Blood but a changed man seeking redemption. Lucia, pregnant with the child of a Watcher, has escaped the clutches of the unhinged fire god. Her powers are dwindling as she goes forth to fulfill a prophecy that will keep her baby safe...but could mean her demise. Jonas treks back to Mytica with a plan to overtake Amara, but fate takes hold when he runs into the beautiful Princess Lucia and joins her on her perilous journey. 

 

 Wakanda foreverAPRILTwakanda

by Nnedi Okorafor

Wakanda's best warriors-- Okoye, Ayo and Aneka-- are on a globe-trotting mission to protect the realm at any cost. When they discover a threat from their homeland causing trouble in New York, they'll leap into action--with or without their king. That brings them to Spider-Man's friendly neighbourhood. But former Dora Milaje member Nakia, A.K.A. Malice, has set a trap to lure the Black Panther into her obsessive clutches--beginning by taking out his one true love, Storm of the X-Men. And when T'Challa joins the fight, he brings a few mighty friends with him--and that means Okoye, Ayo and Aneka will assemble alongside the Avengers.

 

Teen Non-Fiction

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Ink knows no borders : poems of the immigrant and refugee experience

by Patrice Vecchione

With authenticity, integrity, and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping, and questions of identity. Poems by Elizabeth Acevedo, Erika L. Sánchez, Samira Ahmed, Chen Chen, Ocean Vuong, Fatimah Asghar, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Bao Phi, Kaveh Akbar, Hala Alyan, and Ada Limón, among others, encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope for those who are struggling to overcome discrimination. 

 

Updated 08/04/2019