APL Teens Blog Updates http://www.and.lib.in.us/ APL Teens Blog Updates Teens Accrisoft Freedom v11.4 http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1196&category=Teens Teen Game Night June 21 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, June 21, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, June 21, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/06/14/teens/teen-game-night-june-21/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1195&category=Teens Teen Game Night June 7 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, June 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, June 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/31/teens/teen-game-night-june-7/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1258&category=Teens Munchies in a Mug: Mac & Cheese Wednesday, May 31 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Munchies in a Mug May 2017.png" alt="Munchies in a Mug. " />Teens, learn to make macaroni and cheese in a mug on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30pm! You can bring your own mug, or we'll have some available for you to use. Attendance is free, but please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11074&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance so we know how much food to buy. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Munchies in a Mug May 2017.png" alt="Munchies in a Mug. " />Teens, learn to make macaroni and cheese in a mug on Wednesday, May 31 at 5:30pm! You can bring your own mug, or we'll have some available for you to use. Attendance is free, but please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11074&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance so we know how much food to buy. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/17/teens/munchies-in-a-mug-mac-cheese-wednesday-may-31/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1287&category=Teens Afternoon of Adventure with author Wade Albert White May 20 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Wade Albert White FB.png" alt="Wade Albert White. " />Readers of all ages are invited to discover your inner hero and Skype with Wade Albert White, author of <em>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes</em>, on Saturday, May 20 in the Cardinal Room.</p> <p>2:00-2:30: What kind of adventurer are you?<br />2:30-3:00: Discuss the book and come up with questions for Wade.<br />3:00-3:30: Skype with Wade!<br /><br />Signed copies of the book will be raffled off at the end of the program. You must be present to win. Attendance is free, but please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Wade Albert White FB.png" alt="Wade Albert White. " />Readers of all ages are invited to discover your inner hero and Skype with Wade Albert White, author of <em>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes</em>, on Saturday, May 20 in the Cardinal Room.</p> <p>2:00-2:30: What kind of adventurer are you?<br />2:30-3:00: Discuss the book and come up with questions for Wade.<br />3:00-3:30: Skype with Wade!<br /><br />Signed copies of the book will be raffled off at the end of the program. You must be present to win. Attendance is free, but please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance.</p> Teens Fri, 12 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/12/teens/afternoon-of-adventure-with-author-wade-albert-white-may-20/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1286&category=Teens Skype with YA Author Stephanie Garber May 16 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Stephanie Garber FB.png" alt="" />Readers of all ages are invited to Skype with Stephanie Garber, author of the young adult fantasy novel <em>Caraval</em>, on Tuesday, May 16 in the Cardinal Room. We'll discuss <em>Caraval</em>, then have a Q&amp;A session with the author:<br /><br />5:00-5:30: <em>Caraval</em> trivia! Winners will receive signed copies of the book and&nbsp;<em>Caraval</em> swag.<br />5:30-6:00: Discuss the book and come up with questions for Stephanie.<br />6:00-6:30: Skype with Stephanie!<br /><br />Attendance is free, but please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11379&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Stephanie Garber FB.png" alt="" />Readers of all ages are invited to Skype with Stephanie Garber, author of the young adult fantasy novel <em>Caraval</em>, on Tuesday, May 16 in the Cardinal Room. We'll discuss <em>Caraval</em>, then have a Q&amp;A session with the author:<br /><br />5:00-5:30: <em>Caraval</em> trivia! Winners will receive signed copies of the book and&nbsp;<em>Caraval</em> swag.<br />5:30-6:00: Discuss the book and come up with questions for Stephanie.<br />6:00-6:30: Skype with Stephanie!<br /><br />Attendance is free, but please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11379&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance.</p> Teens Fri, 12 May 2017 16:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/12/teens/skype-with-ya-author-stephanie-garber-may-16/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1194&category=Teens Teen Game Night May 17 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, May 17, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/10/teens/teen-game-night-may-17/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1257&category=Teens Teen Summer Book Club <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Book Club FB Event 2.png" alt="Teen Summer Book Club. " />APL is starting middle school and high school book clubs this summer! Each group will meet twice -- once at the end of June, and once at the end of July -- to discuss the books we choose. Learn more about the clubs and vote on what books to read at an informational meeting on <strong>Wednesday, May 24</strong> at 6:00pm in the Cardinal Room.</p> <p>Teens entering grades 6-12 are welcome to join either club (or both!), though the high school group will read more mature titles. If you can't make this meeting but still want to join a book club, email <a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net" target="_blank">teen@andersonlibrary.net</a> or call 641-2456 and ask for Liz O. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Book Club FB Event 2.png" alt="Teen Summer Book Club. " />APL is starting middle school and high school book clubs this summer! Each group will meet twice -- once at the end of June, and once at the end of July -- to discuss the books we choose. Learn more about the clubs and vote on what books to read at an informational meeting on <strong>Wednesday, May 24</strong> at 6:00pm in the Cardinal Room.</p> <p>Teens entering grades 6-12 are welcome to join either club (or both!), though the high school group will read more mature titles. If you can't make this meeting but still want to join a book club, email <a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net" target="_blank">teen@andersonlibrary.net</a> or call 641-2456 and ask for Liz O.</p> Teens Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/05/10/teens/teen-summer-book-club/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1193&category=Teens Teen Game Night May 3 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, May 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, May 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/26/teens/teen-game-night-may-3/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1212&category=Teens Teen Open Mic Night April 26 <img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night 2.png" alt="Microphone. " align="left" />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Wednesday, April 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night 2.png" alt="Microphone. " align="left" />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Wednesday, April 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/19/teens/teen-open-mic-night-april-26/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1237&category=Teens Financial Football April 25 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Financial Football.png" alt="Financial Football. " />Test your knowledge of budgeting and basic finances on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 with this online game as part of Money Smart Week. You'll learn how to better manage your money. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Financial Football.png" alt="Financial Football. " />Test your knowledge of budgeting and basic finances on Tuesday, April 25 at 5:30 with this online game as part of Money Smart Week. You'll learn how to better manage your money. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/18/teens/financial-football-april-25/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1254&category=Teens Books shared with Ms. Rusher's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rusher's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Crossover+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DKwame+Alexander+" target="_blank"><img class="left" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Booklists/The Crossover.jpg" alt="The Crossover. " align="left" /></a>The Crossover by Kwame Alexander<br /></strong></h2> <p>Twelve-year-old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.</p> <p>Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</p> <p>(Lexile level 750)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=a+snicker+of+magic&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/A Snicker of Magic.jpg" alt="A Snicker of Magic. " align="left" /></a>A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd<br /></strong></h2> <p>Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.<br /><br />But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere &mdash; shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears &mdash; but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.<br /><br />Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town...and her mother's broken heart.</p> <p>(Lexile level 680)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</p> <p>(Lexile level 730)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Only+Road+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DAlexandra+Diaz+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Only Road.jpg" alt="The Only Road. " align="left" /></a>The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz<br /></strong></h2> <p>Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this gripping and realistic middle grade novel.</p> <p>Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead.</p> <p>Everyone in Jaime&rsquo;s small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that&rsquo;s known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who refuses to work for them is hurt or killed&mdash;like Miguel. With Miguel gone, Jaime fears that he is next. There&rsquo;s only one choice: accompanied by his cousin &Aacute;ngela, Jaime must flee his home to live with his older brother in New Mexico.</p> <p>Inspired by true events, <em>The Only Road</em> is an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. It is a story of fear and bravery, love and loss, strangers becoming family, and one boy&rsquo;s treacherous and life-changing journey.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> <p>(Lexile level 350)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> <p>(Lexile level 770)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rusher's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Crossover+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DKwame+Alexander+" target="_blank"><img class="left" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Booklists/The Crossover.jpg" alt="The Crossover. " align="left" /></a>The Crossover by Kwame Alexander<br /></strong></h2> <p>Twelve-year-old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.</p> <p>Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</p> <p>(Lexile level 750)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=a+snicker+of+magic&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/A Snicker of Magic.jpg" alt="A Snicker of Magic. " align="left" /></a>A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd<br /></strong></h2> <p>Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.<br /><br />But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere &mdash; shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears &mdash; but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.<br /><br />Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town...and her mother's broken heart.</p> <p>(Lexile level 680)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</p> <p>(Lexile level 730)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Only+Road+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DAlexandra+Diaz+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Only Road.jpg" alt="The Only Road. " align="left" /></a>The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz<br /></strong></h2> <p>Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this gripping and realistic middle grade novel.</p> <p>Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead.</p> <p>Everyone in Jaime&rsquo;s small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that&rsquo;s known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who refuses to work for them is hurt or killed&mdash;like Miguel. With Miguel gone, Jaime fears that he is next. There&rsquo;s only one choice: accompanied by his cousin &Aacute;ngela, Jaime must flee his home to live with his older brother in New Mexico.</p> <p>Inspired by true events, <em>The Only Road</em> is an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. It is a story of fear and bravery, love and loss, strangers becoming family, and one boy&rsquo;s treacherous and life-changing journey.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> <p>(Lexile level 350)</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> <p>(Lexile level 770)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/17/teens/books-shared-with-ms.-rusher-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1224&category=Teens Books shared with Mr. Henry's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Mr. Henry's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zombie+baseball+beatdown&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+thing+about+jellyfish&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Thing About Jellyfish.jpg" alt="The Thing About Jellyfish. " align="left" /></a>The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin<br /></strong></h2> After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory &mdash; even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Crossover+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DKwame+Alexander+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Booklists/The Crossover.jpg" alt="The Crossover. " align="left" /></a>The Crossover by Kwame Alexander<br /></strong></h2> <p>Twelve-year-old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.</p> <p>Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rad+women+worldwide&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Rad Women Worldwide.jpg" alt="Rad Women Worldwide. " align="left" /></a>Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl<br /></strong></h2> <em>Rad Women Worldwide</em> tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica).&nbsp; An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.<br /><br />This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Mr. Henry's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zombie+baseball+beatdown&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+thing+about+jellyfish&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Thing About Jellyfish.jpg" alt="The Thing About Jellyfish. " align="left" /></a>The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin<br /></strong></h2> After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory &mdash; even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Crossover+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DKwame+Alexander+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Booklists/The Crossover.jpg" alt="The Crossover. " align="left" /></a>The Crossover by Kwame Alexander<br /></strong></h2> <p>Twelve-year-old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.</p> <p>Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rad+women+worldwide&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Rad Women Worldwide.jpg" alt="Rad Women Worldwide. " align="left" /></a>Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl<br /></strong></h2> <em>Rad Women Worldwide</em> tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica).&nbsp; An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.<br /><br />This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/13/teens/books-shared-with-mr.-henry-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1192&category=Teens Teen Game Night April 19 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, April 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, April 19, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/12/teens/teen-game-night-april-19/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1253&category=Teens Books shared with Ms. Rubendunst's, Mr. McCall's, and Ms. Gorman's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rubendunst's, Mr. McCall's, and Ms. Gorman's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zombie+baseball+beatdown&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+thing+about+jellyfish&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Thing About Jellyfish.jpg" alt="The Thing About Jellyfish. " align="left" /></a>The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin<br /></strong></h2> After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory &mdash; even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=a+snicker+of+magic&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/A Snicker of Magic.jpg" alt="A Snicker of Magic. " align="left" /></a>A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd<br /></strong></h2> Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.<br /><br />But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere &mdash; shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears &mdash; but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.<br /><br />Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town...and her mother's broken heart.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rad+women+worldwide&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Rad Women Worldwide.jpg" alt="Rad Women Worldwide. " align="left" /></a>Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl<br /></strong></h2> <em>Rad Women Worldwide</em> tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica).&nbsp; An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.<br /><br />This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Crossover+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DKwame+Alexander+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Booklists/The Crossover.jpg" alt="The Crossover. " align="left" /></a>The Crossover by Kwame Alexander<br /></strong></h2> Twelve-year-old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.<br /><br />Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rubendunst's, Mr. McCall's, and Ms. Gorman's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zombie+baseball+beatdown&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+thing+about+jellyfish&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Thing About Jellyfish.jpg" alt="The Thing About Jellyfish. " align="left" /></a>The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin<br /></strong></h2> After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory &mdash; even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=a+snicker+of+magic&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/A Snicker of Magic.jpg" alt="A Snicker of Magic. " align="left" /></a>A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd<br /></strong></h2> Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.<br /><br />But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere &mdash; shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears &mdash; but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.<br /><br />Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town...and her mother's broken heart.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rad+women+worldwide&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Rad Women Worldwide.jpg" alt="Rad Women Worldwide. " align="left" /></a>Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl<br /></strong></h2> <em>Rad Women Worldwide</em> tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica).&nbsp; An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.<br /><br />This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Crossover+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DKwame+Alexander+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/adults/Booklists/The Crossover.jpg" alt="The Crossover. " align="left" /></a>The Crossover by Kwame Alexander<br /></strong></h2> Twelve-year-old Josh Bell and his twin brother Jordan are awesome on the court. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood, he's got mad beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse, in this fast and furious middle grade novel of family and brotherhood from Kwame Alexander.<br /><br />Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story's heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:30:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/06/teens/books-shared-with-ms.-rubendunst-s-mr.-mccall-s-and-ms.-gorman-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1225&category=Teens Blackout Poetry April 12 <img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/crafts/BlackoutPoetry.jpg" alt="Blackout Poetry. " align="left" />Celebrate National Poetry Month by making poems out of old book pages on Wednesday, April 12, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Blackout poetry turns pages into works of art by coloring over some words so the words of your poem stand out. Teen programs are for those in grades six through twelve only, please. <p><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/crafts/BlackoutPoetry.jpg" alt="Blackout Poetry. " align="left" />Celebrate National Poetry Month by making poems out of old book pages on Wednesday, April 12, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Blackout poetry turns pages into works of art by coloring over some words so the words of your poem stand out. Teen programs are for those in grades six through twelve only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/05/teens/blackout-poetry-april-12/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1226&category=Teens Teen Robotics Night April 11 <img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Robot Blue.png" alt="Robot. " align="left" />The APA Robotics Team will present a free demonstration on Tuesday, April 11 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Learn basic EasyC programming with squarebots and play a few programming games. Teen programs are for those in grades six through twelve only, please. <p><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Robot Blue.png" alt="Robot. " align="left" />The APA Robotics Team will present a free demonstration on Tuesday, April 11 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Learn basic EasyC programming with squarebots and play a few programming games. Teen programs are for those in grades six through twelve only, please.</p> Teens Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/04/teens/teen-robotics-night-april-11/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1241&category=Teens Books shared with Ms. Rue's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rue's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DSomething+in+Between+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DMelissa+de+la+Cruz+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Something in Between.jpg" alt="Something in Between. " align="left" /></a>Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz<br /></strong></h2> <p>Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. Pretty and popular, she's studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.</p> <p>And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.</p> <p>For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she's trying to make sense of her new world, it's turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where &mdash; or if &mdash; she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she's not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DCaraval+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DStephanie+Garber+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Caraval.jpg" alt="Caraval. " align="left" /></a>Caraval by Stephanie Garber<br /></strong></h2> <p>Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett&rsquo;s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.<br /><br />But this year, Scarlett&rsquo;s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval&rsquo;s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season&rsquo;s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.<br /><br />Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.<br /><br />Welcome, welcome to Caraval ... beware of getting swept too far away.</p> <p>Author Stephanie Garber will Skype with readers at the Anderson Public Library on Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00pm. Learn more and sign up for this free event <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11379&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DIlluminae+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Illuminae.jpg" alt="Illuminae. " /></a>Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff<br /></strong></h2> <p>This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she&rsquo;d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.</p> <p>The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that&rsquo;s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra &mdash; who are barely even talking to each other &mdash; are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.</p> <p>But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet&rsquo;s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what&rsquo;s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it&rsquo;s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she&rsquo;d never speak to again.</p> <p>Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents &mdash; including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more &mdash; <em>Illuminae</em> is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=nothing+can+possibly+go+wrong&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.jpg" alt="Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. " align="left" /></a>Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks<br /></strong></h2> <p>You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely &#8213; until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms &#8213; but not both.</p> <p>It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course!</p> <p>In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, nothing can possibly go wrong.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DStevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.<br /><br />But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+hate+u+give&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/T.H.U.G..jpg" alt="The Hate U Give. " align="left" /></a>The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas<br /></strong></h2> <p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.<br /><br />Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil&rsquo;s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.<br /><br />But what Starr does &mdash; or does not &mdash; say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=highly+illogical+behavior&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Highly Illogical Behavior.jpg" alt="Highly Illogical Behavior. " align="left" /></a>Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley<br /></strong></h2> Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn&rsquo;t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.<br /><br />Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she&rsquo;s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? <br /><br />Solomon is the answer.<br /><br />Determined to &ldquo;fix&rdquo; Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, sitting through Star Trek marathons with him and introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they&rsquo;d be, and when their walls fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well. &nbsp;<br /><br />A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, <em>Highly Illogical Behavior</em> showcases the different ways we hide ourselves from the world &mdash; and how love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Nazi+Hunters+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNeal+Bascomb+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nazi Hunters.jpg" alt="The Nazi Hunters. " align="left" /></a>The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb<br /></strong></h2> In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials &mdash; one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination.<br /><br /><em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies &mdash; many of whom lost family in the Holocaust &mdash; embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult bestseller <em>Hunting Eichmann</em>, which is now in development as a major film, and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, <em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rue's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DSomething+in+Between+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DMelissa+de+la+Cruz+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Something in Between.jpg" alt="Something in Between. " align="left" /></a>Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz<br /></strong></h2> <p>Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. Pretty and popular, she's studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.</p> <p>And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.</p> <p>For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she's trying to make sense of her new world, it's turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where &mdash; or if &mdash; she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she's not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DCaraval+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DStephanie+Garber+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Caraval.jpg" alt="Caraval. " align="left" /></a>Caraval by Stephanie Garber<br /></strong></h2> <p>Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett&rsquo;s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.<br /><br />But this year, Scarlett&rsquo;s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval&rsquo;s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season&rsquo;s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.<br /><br />Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.<br /><br />Welcome, welcome to Caraval ... beware of getting swept too far away.</p> <p>Author Stephanie Garber will Skype with readers at the Anderson Public Library on Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00pm. Learn more and sign up for this free event <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11379&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DIlluminae+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Illuminae.jpg" alt="Illuminae. " /></a>Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff<br /></strong></h2> <p>This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she&rsquo;d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.</p> <p>The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that&rsquo;s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra &mdash; who are barely even talking to each other &mdash; are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.</p> <p>But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet&rsquo;s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what&rsquo;s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it&rsquo;s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she&rsquo;d never speak to again.</p> <p>Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents &mdash; including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more &mdash; <em>Illuminae</em> is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=nothing+can+possibly+go+wrong&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.jpg" alt="Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. " align="left" /></a>Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks<br /></strong></h2> <p>You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely &#8213; until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms &#8213; but not both.</p> <p>It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course!</p> <p>In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, nothing can possibly go wrong.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DStevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.<br /><br />But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+hate+u+give&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/T.H.U.G..jpg" alt="The Hate U Give. " align="left" /></a>The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas<br /></strong></h2> <p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.<br /><br />Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil&rsquo;s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.<br /><br />But what Starr does &mdash; or does not &mdash; say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=highly+illogical+behavior&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Highly Illogical Behavior.jpg" alt="Highly Illogical Behavior. " align="left" /></a>Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley<br /></strong></h2> Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn&rsquo;t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.<br /><br />Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she&rsquo;s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? <br /><br />Solomon is the answer.<br /><br />Determined to &ldquo;fix&rdquo; Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, sitting through Star Trek marathons with him and introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they&rsquo;d be, and when their walls fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well. &nbsp;<br /><br />A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, <em>Highly Illogical Behavior</em> showcases the different ways we hide ourselves from the world &mdash; and how love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Nazi+Hunters+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNeal+Bascomb+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nazi Hunters.jpg" alt="The Nazi Hunters. " align="left" /></a>The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb<br /></strong></h2> In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials &mdash; one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination.<br /><br /><em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies &mdash; many of whom lost family in the Holocaust &mdash; embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult bestseller <em>Hunting Eichmann</em>, which is now in development as a major film, and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, <em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/04/03/teens/books-shared-with-ms.-rue-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1191&category=Teens Teen Game Night April 5 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, April 5, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, April 5, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/29/teens/teen-game-night-april-5/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1208&category=Teens Teen Movie Night March 29: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children <img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Miss Peregrine.jpg" alt="Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. " align="left" />Join us for free snacks and a showing of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. (Rated PG-13, 127 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.) <p><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Miss Peregrine.jpg" alt="Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. " align="left" />Join us for free snacks and a showing of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children on Wednesday, March 29, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers... and their powerful enemies. Ultimately, Jacob discovers that only his own special "peculiarity" can save his new friends. (Rated PG-13, 127 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.)</p> Teens Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/22/teens/teen-movie-night-march-29-miss-peregrine-s-home-for-peculiar-children/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1234&category=Teens Kendama Tournament Trick List <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Kendamas.jpg" alt="Kendamas. " />The library is hosting a Kendama tournament on Saturday, April 8. Kendama players of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in this free event! Doors open at 11:30, and the tournament begins at noon. First prize for each level will be a Kendama (Classic model for beginner, Kaizen model for intermediate, and Pro model for advanced). Second and third place winners in each division will receive an Amazon.com gift card.</p> <p>There is no cost to enter. Please <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefMh6HXydfMxWabqVqu1v3-hZk5jd1pWsddS80JCTXBfDSWA/viewform" target="_blank">register</a> in advance.</p> <p>Contestants will be asked to perform the following tricks (links are to YouTube tutorials):</p> <p><strong>Beginners:</strong></p> <ol> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/S-hkMEKNjOs" target="_blank">Candlestick</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/onZqagzD_jg" target="_blank">Baseball bat</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/BbHdESnnr14" target="_blank">Orbit</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/g-bf2UsAKnU" target="_blank">Airplane</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/M-nZF_MKfcw" target="_blank">Around Japan</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/wa9lJReYZlM" target="_blank">Spike</a></li> </ol> <p><strong>Intermediate:</strong></p> <ol> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/w-RfbsOIsHg" target="_blank">Swing spike</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/S-hegB60WPs" target="_blank">Jumping stick (J-stick)</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/Ek5juKEFtek" target="_blank">Bird</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/GzuT7VIBK4Y" target="_blank">Flying V</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/RZ_o5Lf74hs" target="_blank">Hand roll</a> (to spike)</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/ppVjCcVCzxg" target="_blank">Lighthouse</a></li> </ol> <p><strong>Advanced:</strong></p> <ol> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/mqFv-aiKth8" target="_blank">Lighthouse trade spike</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/qNd-T1VrAxk" target="_blank">Lunar</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/tPseqXxxyXE" target="_blank">Stilt</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/GhPl-EKhjz0" target="_blank">Juggle to big cup spike</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/e0yzlVvpfjU" target="_blank">Whirlwind</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/MjQ_khAeB-k" target="_blank">Around USA</a></li> </ol> <p>If you have questions about the tournament, please email <a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net">teen@andersonlibrary.net </a>or call (765) 641-2456 and ask for Liz O. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Kendamas.jpg" alt="Kendamas. " />The library is hosting a Kendama tournament on Saturday, April 8. Kendama players of all ages and experience levels are invited to participate in this free event! Doors open at 11:30, and the tournament begins at noon. First prize for each level will be a Kendama (Classic model for beginner, Kaizen model for intermediate, and Pro model for advanced). Second and third place winners in each division will receive an Amazon.com gift card.</p> <p>There is no cost to enter. Please <a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSefMh6HXydfMxWabqVqu1v3-hZk5jd1pWsddS80JCTXBfDSWA/viewform" target="_blank">register</a> in advance.</p> <p>Contestants will be asked to perform the following tricks (links are to YouTube tutorials):</p> <p><strong>Beginners:</strong></p> <ol> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/S-hkMEKNjOs" target="_blank">Candlestick</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/onZqagzD_jg" target="_blank">Baseball bat</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/BbHdESnnr14" target="_blank">Orbit</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/g-bf2UsAKnU" target="_blank">Airplane</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/M-nZF_MKfcw" target="_blank">Around Japan</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/wa9lJReYZlM" target="_blank">Spike</a></li> </ol> <p><strong>Intermediate:</strong></p> <ol> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/w-RfbsOIsHg" target="_blank">Swing spike</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/S-hegB60WPs" target="_blank">Jumping stick (J-stick)</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/Ek5juKEFtek" target="_blank">Bird</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/GzuT7VIBK4Y" target="_blank">Flying V</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/RZ_o5Lf74hs" target="_blank">Hand roll</a> (to spike)</li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/ppVjCcVCzxg" target="_blank">Lighthouse</a></li> </ol> <p><strong>Advanced:</strong></p> <ol> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/mqFv-aiKth8" target="_blank">Lighthouse trade spike</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/qNd-T1VrAxk" target="_blank">Lunar</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/tPseqXxxyXE" target="_blank">Stilt</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/GhPl-EKhjz0" target="_blank">Juggle to big cup spike</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/e0yzlVvpfjU" target="_blank">Whirlwind</a></li> <li><a href="https://youtu.be/MjQ_khAeB-k" target="_blank">Around USA</a></li> </ol> <p>If you have questions about the tournament, please email <a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net">teen@andersonlibrary.net </a>or call (765) 641-2456 and ask for Liz O.</p> Teens Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/21/teens/kendama-tournament-trick-list/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1222&category=Teens Books shared with Ms. Perkins's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Anderson High School! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Perkins's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DSomething+in+Between+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DMelissa+de+la+Cruz+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Something in Between.jpg" alt="Something in Between. " align="left" /></a>Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz<br /></strong></h2> <p>Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. Pretty and popular, she's studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.</p> <p>And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.</p> <p>For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she's trying to make sense of her new world, it's turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where &mdash; or if &mdash; she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she's not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DCaraval+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DStephanie+Garber+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Caraval.jpg" alt="Caraval. " align="left" /></a>Caraval by Stephanie Garber<br /></strong></h2> <p>Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett&rsquo;s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.<br /><br />But this year, Scarlett&rsquo;s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval&rsquo;s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season&rsquo;s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.<br /><br />Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.<br /><br />Welcome, welcome to Caraval ... beware of getting swept too far away.</p> <p>Author Stephanie Garber will Skype with readers at the Anderson Public Library on Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00pm. Learn more and sign up for this free event <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11379&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DIlluminae+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Illuminae.jpg" alt="Illuminae. " /></a>Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff<br /></strong></h2> <p>This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she&rsquo;d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.</p> <p>The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that&rsquo;s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra &mdash; who are barely even talking to each other &mdash; are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.</p> <p>But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet&rsquo;s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what&rsquo;s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it&rsquo;s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she&rsquo;d never speak to again.</p> <p>Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents &mdash; including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more &mdash; <em>Illuminae</em> is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=nothing+can+possibly+go+wrong&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.jpg" alt="Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. " align="left" /></a>Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks<br /></strong></h2> <p>You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely &#8213; until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms &#8213; but not both.</p> <p>It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course!</p> <p>In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, nothing can possibly go wrong.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+hate+u+give&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/T.H.U.G..jpg" alt="The Hate U Give. " align="left" /></a>The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas<br /></strong></h2> <p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.<br /><br />Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil&rsquo;s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.<br /><br />But what Starr does &mdash; or does not &mdash; say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=highly+illogical+behavior&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Highly Illogical Behavior.jpg" alt="Highly Illogical Behavior. " align="left" /></a>Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley<br /></strong></h2> Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn&rsquo;t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.<br /><br />Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she&rsquo;s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? <br /><br />Solomon is the answer.<br /><br />Determined to &ldquo;fix&rdquo; Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, sitting through Star Trek marathons with him and introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they&rsquo;d be, and when their walls fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well. &nbsp;<br /><br />A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, <em>Highly Illogical Behavior</em> showcases the different ways we hide ourselves from the world &mdash; and how love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Nazi+Hunters+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNeal+Bascomb+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nazi Hunters.jpg" alt="The Nazi Hunters. " align="left" /></a>The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb<br /></strong></h2> In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials &mdash; one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination.<br /><br /><em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies &mdash; many of whom lost family in the Holocaust &mdash; embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult bestseller <em>Hunting Eichmann</em>, which is now in development as a major film, and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, <em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Anderson High School! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Perkins's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DSomething+in+Between+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DMelissa+de+la+Cruz+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Something in Between.jpg" alt="Something in Between. " align="left" /></a>Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz<br /></strong></h2> <p>Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. Pretty and popular, she's studied hard, made her Filipino immigrant parents proud and is ready to reap the rewards in the form of a full college scholarship.</p> <p>And then everything shatters. A national scholar award invitation compels her parents to reveal the truth: their visas expired years ago. Her entire family is illegal. That means no scholarships, maybe no college at all and the very real threat of deportation.</p> <p>For the first time, Jasmine rebels, trying all those teen things she never had time for in the past. Even as she's trying to make sense of her new world, it's turned upside down by Royce Blakely, the charming son of a high-ranking congressman. Jasmine no longer has any idea where &mdash; or if &mdash; she fits into the American Dream. All she knows is that she's not giving up. Because when the rules you lived by no longer apply, the only thing to do is make up your own.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DCaraval+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DStephanie+Garber+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Caraval.jpg" alt="Caraval. " align="left" /></a>Caraval by Stephanie Garber<br /></strong></h2> <p>Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett&rsquo;s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.<br /><br />But this year, Scarlett&rsquo;s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval&rsquo;s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season&rsquo;s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.<br /><br />Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.<br /><br />Welcome, welcome to Caraval ... beware of getting swept too far away.</p> <p>Author Stephanie Garber will Skype with readers at the Anderson Public Library on Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00pm. Learn more and sign up for this free event <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11379&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DIlluminae+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Illuminae.jpg" alt="Illuminae. " /></a>Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff<br /></strong></h2> <p>This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she&rsquo;d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded.</p> <p>The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that&rsquo;s little more than a speck at the edge of the universe. Now with enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra &mdash; who are barely even talking to each other &mdash; are forced to evacuate with a hostile warship in hot pursuit.</p> <p>But their problems are just getting started. A plague has broken out and is mutating with terrifying results; the fleet&rsquo;s AI may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what&rsquo;s really going on. As Kady hacks into a web of data to find the truth, it&rsquo;s clear the only person who can help her is the ex-boyfriend she swore she&rsquo;d never speak to again.</p> <p>Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents &mdash; including emails, maps, files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more &mdash; <em>Illuminae</em> is the first book in a heart-stopping trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=nothing+can+possibly+go+wrong&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong.jpg" alt="Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong. " align="left" /></a>Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks<br /></strong></h2> <p>You wouldn't expect Nate and Charlie to be friends. Charlie's the laid-back captain of the basketball team, and Nate is the neurotic, scheming president of the robotics club. But they are friends, however unlikely &#8213; until Nate declares war on the cheerleaders. At stake is funding that will either cover a robotics competition or new cheerleading uniforms &#8213; but not both.</p> <p>It's only going to get worse: after both parties are stripped of their funding on grounds of abominable misbehavior, Nate enrolls the club's robot in a battlebot competition in a desperate bid for prize money. Bad sportsmanship? Sure. Chainsaws? Why not. Running away from home on Thanksgiving to illicitly enter a televised robot death match? Of course!</p> <p>In Faith Erin Hicks' and Prudence Shen's world of high school class warfare and robot death matches, nothing can possibly go wrong.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+hate+u+give&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/T.H.U.G..jpg" alt="The Hate U Give. " align="left" /></a>The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas<br /></strong></h2> <p>Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.<br /><br />Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil&rsquo;s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.<br /><br />But what Starr does &mdash; or does not &mdash; say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=highly+illogical+behavior&amp;te=&amp;rt=false%7C%7C%7CTITLE%7C%7C%7CTitle" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Highly Illogical Behavior.jpg" alt="Highly Illogical Behavior. " align="left" /></a>Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley<br /></strong></h2> Sixteen-year-old Solomon is agoraphobic. He hasn&rsquo;t left the house in three years, which is fine by him.<br /><br />Ambitious Lisa desperately wants to get into the second-best psychology program for college (she&rsquo;s being realistic). But how can she prove she deserves a spot there? <br /><br />Solomon is the answer.<br /><br />Determined to &ldquo;fix&rdquo; Sol, Lisa thrusts herself into his life, sitting through Star Trek marathons with him and introducing him to her charming boyfriend Clark. Soon, all three teens are far closer than they thought they&rsquo;d be, and when their walls fall down, their friendships threaten to collapse, as well. &nbsp;<br /><br />A hilarious and heartwarming coming-of-age perfect for readers of Matthew Quick and Rainbow Rowell, <em>Highly Illogical Behavior</em> showcases the different ways we hide ourselves from the world &mdash; and how love, tragedy, and the need for connection may be the only things to bring us back into the light.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DThe+Nazi+Hunters+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNeal+Bascomb+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nazi Hunters.jpg" alt="The Nazi Hunters. " align="left" /></a>The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb<br /></strong></h2> In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Nazis' Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later, an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials &mdash; one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination.<br /><br /><em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies &mdash; many of whom lost family in the Holocaust &mdash; embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult bestseller <em>Hunting Eichmann</em>, which is now in development as a major film, and illustrated with powerful photos throughout, <em>The Nazi Hunters</em> is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA readers.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/16/teens/books-shared-with-ms.-perkins-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1207&category=Teens Teen Open Mic Night March 22 <img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night 2.png" alt="Microphone. " align="left" />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Wednesday, March 22, 5:30pm-7:30pm! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night 2.png" alt="Microphone. " align="left" />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Wednesday, March 22, 5:30pm-7:30pm! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/15/teens/teen-open-mic-night-march-22/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1190&category=Teens Teen Game Night March 15 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, March 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, March 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/08/teens/teen-game-night-march-15/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1206&category=Teens GIANT Pac-Man March 8 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/GIANT Pac-Man.png" alt="GIANT Pac-Man. " />Kids and teens in grades K-12 are invited to play this life-sized game based on the classic on Wednesday, March 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/GIANT Pac-Man.png" alt="GIANT Pac-Man. " />Kids and teens in grades K-12 are invited to play this life-sized game based on the classic on Wednesday, March 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room.</p> Teens Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/01/teens/giant-pac-man-march-8/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1213&category=Teens Books shared with Ms. Kennedy's clases <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Kennedy's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zombie+baseball+beatdown&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+thing+about+jellyfish&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Thing About Jellyfish.jpg" alt="The Thing About Jellyfish. " align="left" /></a>The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin<br /></strong></h2> After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory &mdash; even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=a+snicker+of+magic&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/A Snicker of Magic.jpg" alt="A Snicker of Magic. " align="left" /></a>A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd<br /></strong></h2> Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.<br /><br />But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere &mdash; shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears &mdash; but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.<br /><br />Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town...and her mother's broken heart.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rad+women+worldwide&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Rad Women Worldwide.jpg" alt="Rad Women Worldwide. " align="left" /></a>Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl<br /></strong></h2> <em>Rad Women Worldwide</em> tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica).&nbsp; An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.<br /><br />This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Kennedy's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=zombie+baseball+beatdown&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+thing+about+jellyfish&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Thing About Jellyfish.jpg" alt="The Thing About Jellyfish. " align="left" /></a>The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin<br /></strong></h2> After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory &mdash; even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=a+snicker+of+magic&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/A Snicker of Magic.jpg" alt="A Snicker of Magic. " align="left" /></a>A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd<br /></strong></h2> Midnight Gulch used to be a magical place, a town where people could sing up thunderstorms and dance up sunflowers. But that was long ago, before a curse drove the magic away. Twelve-year-old Felicity knows all about things like that; her nomadic mother is cursed with a wandering heart.<br /><br />But when she arrives in Midnight Gulch, Felicity thinks her luck's about to change. A "word collector," Felicity sees words everywhere &mdash; shining above strangers, tucked into church eves, and tangled up her dog's floppy ears &mdash; but Midnight Gulch is the first place she's ever seen the word "home." And then there's Jonah, a mysterious, spiky-haired do-gooder who shimmers with words Felicity's never seen before, words that make Felicity's heart beat a little faster.<br /><br />Felicity wants to stay in Midnight Gulch more than anything, but first, she'll need to figure out how to bring back the magic, breaking the spell that's been cast over the town...and her mother's broken heart.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DGhost+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DJason+Reynolds+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Ghost.jpg" alt="Ghost. " align="left" /></a>Ghost by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of a brand-new series from Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award&ndash;winning author Jason Reynolds.<br /><br />Ghost. Lu. Patina. Sunny. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track team &mdash; a team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics if they can get their acts together. They all have a lot to lose, but they also have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves.<br /><br />Ghost has a crazy natural talent, but no formal training. If he can stay on track, literally and figuratively, he could be the best sprinter in the city. But Ghost has been running for the wrong reasons &mdash; it all starting with running away from his father, who, when Ghost was a very little boy, chased him and his mother through their apartment, then down the street, with a loaded gun, aiming to kill. Since then, Ghost has been the one causing problems &mdash; and running away from them &mdash; until he meets Coach, an ex-Olympic Medalist who blew his own shot at success by using drugs, and who is determined to keep other kids from blowing <em>their</em> shots at life.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=rad+women+worldwide&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Rad Women Worldwide.jpg" alt="Rad Women Worldwide. " align="left" /></a>Rad Women Worldwide by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl<br /></strong></h2> <em>Rad Women Worldwide</em> tells fresh, engaging, and amazing tales of perseverance and radical success by pairing well-researched and riveting biographies with powerful and expressive cut-paper portraits. The book features an array of diverse figures from 430 BCE to 2016, spanning 31 countries around the world, from Hatshepsut (the great female king who ruled Egypt peacefully for two decades) and Malala Yousafzi (the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize) to Poly Styrene (legendary teenage punk and lead singer of X-Ray Spex) and Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft (polar explorers and the first women to cross Antarctica).&nbsp; An additional 250 names of international rad women are also included as a reference for readers to continue their own research.<br /><br />This progressive and visually arresting book is a compelling addition to women's history and belongs on the shelf of every school, library, and home. Together, these stories show the immense range of what women have done and can do. May we all have the courage to be rad!</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=&amp;qu=TITLE%3DNimona+&amp;qu=AUTHOR%3DNoelle+Stevenson+" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Nimona.jpg" alt="Nimona. " align="left" /></a>Nimona by Noelle Stevenson<br /></strong></h2> <p>Nemeses! Dragons! Science! Symbolism! All these and more await in this brilliantly subversive, sharply irreverent epic from Noelle Stevenson. Featuring an exclusive epilogue not seen in the web comic, along with bonus conceptual sketches and revised pages throughout, this gorgeous full-color graphic novel has been hailed by critics and fans alike as the arrival of a &ldquo;superstar&rdquo; talent (NPR.org).</p> <p>Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are.</p> <p>But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="https://ander.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/default/search/results?qu=the+adventurer%27s+guide+to+successful+escapes&amp;te=" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Adventurers Guide.jpg" alt="The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes. " align="left" /></a>The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes by Wade Albert White<br /></strong></h2> <p>Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of very curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest. Anne, Penelope, and new questing partner Hiro have only days to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes &mdash; or face the horrible consequences.</p> <p>Packed with action, humor, and endless heart, this debut novel marks the first volume in an irresistible and original fantasy series.</p> <p>Author Wade Albert White will Skype with readers as part of the <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=11446&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=5/1/2017&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">Afternoon of Adventure</a> on Saturday, May 20 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Main Library.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/03/01/teens/books-shared-with-ms.-kennedy-s-clases/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1189&category=Teens Teen Game Night March 1 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, March 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, March 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/22/teens/teen-game-night-march-1/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1186&category=Teens Teen Movie Night February 22: Race <img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Race.jpg" alt="Race. " align="left" />Teens, join us for free snacks and a showing of <em>Race</em> on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30pm in the Cardinal Room. Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. (Rated PG-13, 134 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.) <p><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Race.jpg" alt="Race. " align="left" />Teens, join us for free snacks and a showing of <em>Race</em> on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30pm in the Cardinal Room. Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. (Rated PG-13, 134 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.)</p> Teens Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/15/teens/teen-movie-night-february-22-race/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1188&category=Teens Teen Game Night February 15 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, February 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, February 15, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/08/teens/teen-game-night-february-15/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1197&category=Teens Craft Night: Buttons and Bracelets February 8 <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/crafts/Buttons and Bracelets FB.png" alt="Buttons and bracelets. " />Get crafty on Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm! Kids and teens in grades K-12 are invited to make buttons and bracelets at this free program in the Cardinal Room. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/crafts/Buttons and Bracelets FB.png" alt="Buttons and bracelets. " />Get crafty on Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm! Kids and teens in grades K-12 are invited to make buttons and bracelets at this free program in the Cardinal Room.</p> Teens Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/02/01/teens/craft-night-buttons-and-bracelets-february-8/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1187&category=Teens Teen Game Night February 1 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, February 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, February 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/25/teens/teen-game-night-february-1/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1179&category=Teens Snowpocalypse Survival January 24 <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Snowpocalypse Survival.png" alt="Snowpocalypse Survival. " />Can you survive extreme weather? Find out at this free program on Tuesday, January 24 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room! Learn how to weather severe winter conditions by playing a cold-weather survival simulation game and Snowpocalypse Survival Trivia. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Snowpocalypse Survival.png" alt="Snowpocalypse Survival. " />Can you survive extreme weather? Find out at this free program on Tuesday, January 24 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room! Learn how to weather severe winter conditions by playing a cold-weather survival simulation game and Snowpocalypse Survival Trivia.</p> Teens Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/17/teens/snowpocalypse-survival-january-24/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1177&category=Teens Teen Game Night January 18 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, January 18 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, January 18 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/11/teens/teen-game-night-january-18/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1175&category=Teens GIANT Hungry, Hungry Hippos January 11 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Giant Hungry Hungry Hippos.png" alt="GIANT Hungry, Hungry Hippos. " />Kids and teens are invited to play GIANT Hungry, Hungry Hippos on Wednesday, January 11 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. Play as a sibling team or against your siblings in a friendly competition. Players are welcome to come alone or bring friends or family members. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Giant Hungry Hungry Hippos.png" alt="GIANT Hungry, Hungry Hippos. " />Kids and teens are invited to play GIANT Hungry, Hungry Hippos on Wednesday, January 11 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. Play as a sibling team or against your siblings in a friendly competition. Players are welcome to come alone or bring friends or family members.</p> Teens Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/04/teens/giant-hungry-hungry-hippos-january-11/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1183&category=Teens Teen Movie Night January 25 <img class="border sub-heading" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Vote image.png" alt="Vote! " align="left" />Teens, join us for free snacks and a movie on Wednesday, January 25 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room! Vote at the Information Services desk for the movie you want to see by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 18. One vote per person, please. The movie with the most votes wins! Choices are:</p> <p>The BFG (PG, 117 minutes)<br />McFarland, USA (PG, 129 minutes)<br />Mean Girls (PG-13, 97 minutes)<br />Zootopia (PG, 108 minutes) <p><img class="border sub-heading" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Vote image.png" alt="Vote! " align="left" />Teens, join us for free snacks and a movie on Wednesday, January 25 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room! Vote at the Information Services desk for the movie you want to see by the end of the day on Wednesday, January 18. One vote per person, please. The movie with the most votes wins! Choices are:</p> <p>The BFG (PG, 117 minutes)<br />McFarland, USA (PG, 129 minutes)<br />Mean Girls (PG-13, 97 minutes)<br />Zootopia (PG, 108 minutes)</p> Teens Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2017/01/02/teens/teen-movie-night-january-25/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1176&category=Teens Teen Game Night January 4 <img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, January 4 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, January 4 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/28/teens/teen-game-night-january-4/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1185&category=Teens Teen Open Mic Night January 3 <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night 1-17.png" alt="Open Mic Night. " />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Tuesday, January 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night 1-17.png" alt="Open Mic Night. " />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Tuesday, January 3, 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Tue, 27 Dec 2016 14:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/27/teens/teen-open-mic-night-january-3/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1151&category=Teens Teen Game Night December 20 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Tuesday, December 20 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Tuesday, December 20 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/13/teens/teen-game-night-december-20/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1152&category=Teens Teen Movie Night: Finding Dory December 14 <img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Finding Dory.jpg" alt="Finding Dory. " align="left" />Join us for free snacks and a showing of <em>Finding Dory</em> on Wednesday, December 14 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. (Rated PG, 97 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.) <p><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Finding Dory.jpg" alt="Finding Dory. " align="left" />Join us for free snacks and a showing of <em>Finding Dory</em> on Wednesday, December 14 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way. (Rated PG, 97 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.)</p> Teens Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/12/07/teens/teen-movie-night-finding-dory-december-14/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1150&category=Teens Teen Game Night December 2 <img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Tuesday, December 2 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Delaware Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;display:block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Tuesday, December 2 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Delaware Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/29/teens/teen-game-night-december-2/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1147&category=Teens Teen Movie Night: Captain America Civil War November 30 <img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Captain America Civil War.jpg" alt="Captain America Civil War. " align="left" />Join us for free snacks and a showing of Captain America: Civil War on Wednesday, November 30 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. (Rated PG-13, 147 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.) <p><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Movies/Captain America Civil War.jpg" alt="Captain America Civil War. " align="left" />Join us for free snacks and a showing of Captain America: Civil War on Wednesday, November 30 from 5:00pm to 7:30pm in the Cardinal Room. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man. (Rated PG-13, 147 minutes. Summary from imdb.com.)</p> Teens Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/23/teens/teen-movie-night-captain-america-civil-war-november-30/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1168&category=Teens Books shared with Dr. Brooks's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Dr. Brooks's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478X671592X7.6307&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!759960~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+serpent+king+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" /></a>The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!756337~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Salt+to+the+sea+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Salt to the Sea.jpg" alt="Salt to the Sea. " align="left" /></a>Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys<br /></strong></h2> World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <em>Wilhelm Gustloff</em>. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br />Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people &mdash; adults and children alike &mdash; aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740417~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=What+we+saw+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/What We Saw.jpg" alt="What We Saw. " align="left" /></a>What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler<br /></strong></h2> The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early... But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw?</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Dr. Brooks's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478X671592X7.6307&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!759960~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+serpent+king+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" /></a>The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!756337~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Salt+to+the+sea+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Salt to the Sea.jpg" alt="Salt to the Sea. " align="left" /></a>Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys<br /></strong></h2> World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <em>Wilhelm Gustloff</em>. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br />Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people &mdash; adults and children alike &mdash; aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740417~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=What+we+saw+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/What We Saw.jpg" alt="What We Saw. " align="left" /></a>What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler<br /></strong></h2> The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early... But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw?</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Fri, 18 Nov 2016 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/18/teens/books-shared-with-dr.-brooks-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1167&category=Teens Books shared with Lt. Rue's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Lt. Rue's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478X671592X7.6307&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!759960~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+serpent+king+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" /></a>The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1W7915X90Y401.848&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!756337~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Salt+to+the+sea+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Salt to the Sea.jpg" alt="Salt to the Sea. " align="left" /></a>Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys<br /></strong></h2> World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <em>Wilhelm Gustloff</em>. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br />Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people &mdash; adults and children alike &mdash; aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Lt. Rue's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478X671592X7.6307&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!759960~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+serpent+king+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" /></a>The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1W7915X90Y401.848&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!756337~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Salt+to+the+sea+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float:left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Salt to the Sea.jpg" alt="Salt to the Sea. " align="left" /></a>Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys<br /></strong></h2> World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <em>Wilhelm Gustloff</em>. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br />Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people &mdash; adults and children alike &mdash; aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/14/teens/books-shared-with-lt.-rue-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1146&category=Teens Munchies in a Mug: Apple Pie November 16 <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Munchies in a Mug.png" alt="Munchies in a Mug. " />Learn to make apple pie in a mug on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room. You can bring your own mug, or we'll have some available for you to use. Please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=9864&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=11/1/2016&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance so we know how much food to buy. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Munchies in a Mug.png" alt="Munchies in a Mug. " />Learn to make apple pie in a mug on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room. You can bring your own mug, or we'll have some available for you to use. Please <a href="http://evanced.and.lib.in.us/events/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=9864&amp;rts=&amp;disptype=&amp;ret=eventcalendar.asp&amp;pointer=&amp;returnToSearch=&amp;num=0&amp;ad=&amp;dt=mo&amp;mo=11/1/2016&amp;df=calendar&amp;EventType=ALL&amp;Lib=ALL&amp;AgeGroup=ALL&amp;LangType=0&amp;WindowMode=&amp;noheader=&amp;lad=&amp;pub=1&amp;nopub=&amp;page=&amp;pgdisp=" target="_blank">register</a> in advance so we know how much food to buy. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/09/teens/munchies-in-a-mug-apple-pie-november-16/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1145&category=Teens Teen Craft Night: Ink Floating November 15 <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/crafts/Ink Floating.png" alt="Ink Floating. " />Learn to make unique marble-pattern prints with the Japanese Suminagashi ("floating ink") technique on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/crafts/Ink Floating.png" alt="Ink Floating. " />Learn to make unique marble-pattern prints with the Japanese Suminagashi ("floating ink") technique on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/08/teens/teen-craft-night-ink-floating-november-15/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1166&category=Teens Books shared with Ms. Rusher's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland Middle School! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rusher's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14G853C768P62.516&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!671147~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Zombie+baseball+beatdown+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive ... and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14G853C768P62.516&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!784982~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Don%27t+vote+for+me.&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Dont Vote for Me.jpg" alt="Don't Vote for Me. " align="left" /></a>Don't Vote for Me by Krista Van Dolzer<br /></strong></h2> Veronica rules the school.<br />David's starting a revolution.<br /><br />It's class president election time, and no one is surprised when Veronica Pritchard-Pratt is the only name on the list. She's the most popular girl in school, a social giant who rules the campaign every single year. David, for one, is sick of the tyranny &mdash; which he says. Out loud. When Veronica hears about this, she issues a public challenge to David. With his pride on the line, David accepts his fate and enters the race.<br /><br />But as the campaign wages on, and David and Veronica are also paired up for a spring musical recital, David learns this Goliath is more than just a social giant-and maybe deserves to win more than he does...</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1Q7O1Q2604176.8504&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!754498~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+Great+Greene+Heist+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Great Green Heist ppbk.jpg" alt="The Great Greene Heist. " /></a>The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson<br /></strong></h2> Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming. Then school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, against Jackson's former friend Gaby de la Cruz. Gaby wants Jackson to stay out of it &mdash; but he knows Keith has "connections" to the principal, which could win him the presidency no matter the vote count.<br /><br />So Jackson assembles a crack team: Hashemi Larijani, tech genius. Victor Cho, bankroll. Megan Feldman, science goddess. Charlie de la Cruz, reporter. Together they devise a plan that will take down Keith, win Gaby's respect, and make sure the election is done right. If they can pull it off, it will be remembered as the school's greatest con ever &mdash; one worthy of the name THE GREAT GREENE HEIST.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14T85I965085P.941&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!701999~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Who+is+Michelle+Obama%3F+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Who Is Michelle Obama.jpg" alt="Who Is Michelle Obama? " align="left" /></a>Who Is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine<br /></strong></h2> Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history. It is undeniable that President Barack Obama has changed the United States but so has Michelle Obama, the self proclaimed "Mom in Chief." This compelling, easy-to-read biography is illustrated by New Yorker artist John O'Brien.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1Q7O1Q2604176.8504&amp;profile=a&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;view=subscriptionsummary&amp;uri=full=3100001~!823793~!2&amp;ri=13&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ipp=20&amp;spp=20&amp;staffonly=&amp;term=Lewis,+John,+1940+February+21-&amp;index=PAUTHOR&amp;uindex=&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/March Book One.jpg" alt="March: Book One. " align="left" /></a>March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell<br /></strong></h2> Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14T85I965085P.941&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!431169~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=King+George+%3A+what+was+his+problem%3F+%3A+everything+your+schoolbooks+didn%27t+tell+you+about+the+American+Revolution+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/King George What Was His Problem.jpg" alt="King George: What Was His Problem? " align="left" /></a>King George: What Was His Problem? by Steve Sheinkin<br /></strong></h2> What do the most famous traitor in history, hundreds of naked soldiers, and a salmon lunch have in common? They&rsquo;re all part of the amazing story of the American Revolution.<br /><br />Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them. What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" &mdash; George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Highland Middle School! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Ms. Rusher's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14G853C768P62.516&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!671147~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Zombie+baseball+beatdown+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Zombie Baseball Beatdown.jpg" alt="Zombie Baseball Beatdown. " align="left" /></a>Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi<br /></strong></h2> The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive ... and maybe even save the world.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14G853C768P62.516&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!784982~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Don%27t+vote+for+me.&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Dont Vote for Me.jpg" alt="Don't Vote for Me. " align="left" /></a>Don't Vote for Me by Krista Van Dolzer<br /></strong></h2> Veronica rules the school.<br />David's starting a revolution.<br /><br />It's class president election time, and no one is surprised when Veronica Pritchard-Pratt is the only name on the list. She's the most popular girl in school, a social giant who rules the campaign every single year. David, for one, is sick of the tyranny &mdash; which he says. Out loud. When Veronica hears about this, she issues a public challenge to David. With his pride on the line, David accepts his fate and enters the race.<br /><br />But as the campaign wages on, and David and Veronica are also paired up for a spring musical recital, David learns this Goliath is more than just a social giant-and maybe deserves to win more than he does...</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1Q7O1Q2604176.8504&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!754498~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+Great+Greene+Heist+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Great Green Heist ppbk.jpg" alt="The Great Greene Heist. " /></a>The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson<br /></strong></h2> Jackson Greene swears he's given up scheming. Then school bully Keith Sinclair announces he's running for Student Council president, against Jackson's former friend Gaby de la Cruz. Gaby wants Jackson to stay out of it &mdash; but he knows Keith has "connections" to the principal, which could win him the presidency no matter the vote count.<br /><br />So Jackson assembles a crack team: Hashemi Larijani, tech genius. Victor Cho, bankroll. Megan Feldman, science goddess. Charlie de la Cruz, reporter. Together they devise a plan that will take down Keith, win Gaby's respect, and make sure the election is done right. If they can pull it off, it will be remembered as the school's greatest con ever &mdash; one worthy of the name THE GREAT GREENE HEIST.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14T85I965085P.941&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!701999~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Who+is+Michelle+Obama%3F+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Who Is Michelle Obama.jpg" alt="Who Is Michelle Obama? " align="left" /></a>Who Is Michelle Obama? by Megan Stine<br /></strong></h2> Born into a close knit family in Chicago, Michelle Robinson was a star student who graduated from Princeton and Harvard Law. Then in 1992, she married another promising young lawyer and the rest, as they say, is history. It is undeniable that President Barack Obama has changed the United States but so has Michelle Obama, the self proclaimed "Mom in Chief." This compelling, easy-to-read biography is illustrated by New Yorker artist John O'Brien.</td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1Q7O1Q2604176.8504&amp;profile=a&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;view=subscriptionsummary&amp;uri=full=3100001~!823793~!2&amp;ri=13&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ipp=20&amp;spp=20&amp;staffonly=&amp;term=Lewis,+John,+1940+February+21-&amp;index=PAUTHOR&amp;uindex=&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/March Book One.jpg" alt="March: Book One. " align="left" /></a>March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell<br /></strong></h2> Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14T85I965085P.941&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!431169~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=King+George+%3A+what+was+his+problem%3F+%3A+everything+your+schoolbooks+didn%27t+tell+you+about+the+American+Revolution+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/King George What Was His Problem.jpg" alt="King George: What Was His Problem? " align="left" /></a>King George: What Was His Problem? by Steve Sheinkin<br /></strong></h2> What do the most famous traitor in history, hundreds of naked soldiers, and a salmon lunch have in common? They&rsquo;re all part of the amazing story of the American Revolution.<br /><br />Entire books have been written about the causes of the American Revolution. This isn't one of them. What it is, instead, is utterly interesting, antedotes (John Hancock fixates on salmon), from the inside out (at the Battle of Eutaw Springs, hundreds of soldiers plunged into battle "naked as they were born") close-up narrative filled with little-known details, lots of quotes that capture the spirit and voices of the principals ("If need be, I will raise one thousand men, subsist them at my own expense, and march myself at their head for the relief of Boston" &mdash; George Washington), and action, It's the story of the birth of our nation, complete with soldiers, spies, salmon sandwiches, and real facts you can't help but want to tell to everyone you know.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Mon, 07 Nov 2016 15:30:00 -0500 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/07/teens/books-shared-with-ms.-rusher-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1165&category=Teens Books Shared with Mr. Kemerly's Classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Lapel High School! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Mr. Kemerly's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478X671592X7.6307&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!759960~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+serpent+king+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" /></a>The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!756337~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Salt+to+the+sea+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Salt to the Sea.jpg" alt="Salt to the Sea. " align="left" /></a>Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys<br /></strong></h2> World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <em>Wilhelm Gustloff</em>. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br />Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people &mdash; adults and children alike &mdash; aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740417~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=What+we+saw+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/What We Saw.jpg" alt="What We Saw. " align="left" /></a>What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler<br /></strong></h2> The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early... But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw?</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at Lapel High School! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Mr. Kemerly's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478X671592X7.6307&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!759960~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+serpent+king+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" /></a>The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!756337~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Salt+to+the+sea+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Salt to the Sea.jpg" alt="Salt to the Sea. " align="left" /></a>Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys<br /></strong></h2> World War II is drawing to a close in East Prussia and thousands of refugees are on a desperate trek toward freedom, many with something to hide. Among them are Joana, Emilia, and Florian, whose paths converge en route to the ship that promises salvation, the <em>Wilhelm Gustloff</em>. Forced by circumstance to unite, the three find their strength, courage, and trust in each other tested with each step closer to safety.<br /><br />Just when it seems freedom is within their grasp, tragedy strikes. Not country, nor culture, nor status matter as all ten thousand people &mdash; adults and children alike &mdash; aboard must fight for the same thing: survival.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1478266P79S1R.6294&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740417~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=What+we+saw+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/What We Saw.jpg" alt="What We Saw. " align="left" /></a>What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler<br /></strong></h2> The party at John Doone's last Saturday night is a bit of a blur. Kate Weston can piece together most of the details: Stacey Stallard handing her shots, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early... But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills's shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn't have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate's classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can't be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same questions: Who witnessed what happened to Stacey? And what responsibility do they have to speak up about what they saw?</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/04/teens/books-shared-with-mr.-kemerly-s-classes/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1144&category=Teens Teen Open Mic Night November 8 <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night.png" alt="Open Mic Night. " />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Tuesday, November 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. All teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/Open Mic Night.png" alt="Open Mic Night. " />Are you a singer? Poet? Comedian? Share your talent at Open Mic Night on Tuesday, November 8 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm in the Cardinal Room! You can get as creative as you'd like, but please keep all performances library-appropriate. All teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/11/01/teens/teen-open-mic-night-november-8/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1143&category=Teens Teen Game Night November 2 <img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, November 2 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Delaware Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please. <p><img class="center border" style="margin-right: auto; margin-left: auto; display: block;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Gaming/Game Night FB.jpg" alt="Teen Game Night. " />Drop in for an evening of video and tabletop gaming on Wednesday, November 2 5:30pm-7:30pm in the Delaware Room. We'll have party games like Super Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, and Just Dance for the Wii and PS4, as well as classics like Apples to Apples, Jenga, and Uno. Teen programs are for those in grades 6-12 only, please.</p> Teens Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/10/26/teens/teen-game-night-november-2/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1159&category=Teens Sign up for the Young Writers Program! <img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/YWP Logo.jpg" alt="Young Writers Program. " align="left" />National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a global challenge to write a book (or as much of a book as you can) in the month of November. Whether you're new to creative writing or have penned hundreds of stories, you're invited to take the challenge and sign up for the Young Writers Program. Your book can be about anything you want -- space pirates, a zombie apocalypse, falling in love (space pirates falling in love during the zombie apocalypse?) -- and you don't need to worry about checking your spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to shut off your inner editor and unleash your creativity. Let the story take over, and write as much as possible! You can always go back and edit after November 30.</p> <p>If this sounds like fun, head over to the <a href="https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/" target="_blank">Young Writers Program website</a> to sign up! For account type, choose "Young Writer," and use an email address that's not your school email (the school filters block the email NaNoWriMo sends you to confirm your account). Once you're signed up, click "Join Your Classroom" and enter the access code&nbsp;<strong>UOASETCX&#8203;</strong>. When you know what you want to write, create your novel and give it a brief summary. You can update this at any time, so don't worry if you can't come up with the perfect title right now.</p> <p>Next, set a word-count goal you think will be challenging but realistic. If you need help deciding on a goal, check out <a href="https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/word-count-goal-how-to" target="_blank">this how-to</a>. Everyone who writes at least 5,000 words as part of NaNoWriMo (167 words a day, if you write every day) will be invited to a NaNoWriMo Winners' Party on Saturday, December 3 at 2:00pm.</p> <p>If you want a free NaNoWriMo survival pack, which includes activities to help you plan your novel and a list of helpful resources, email Liz O. at <a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net" target="_blank">teen@andersonlibrary.net</a>. You can start planning your novel right away, and start writing on November 1. Write directly in the writing panel on the YWP website, in Microsoft Word, or by hand. You don't have to come to the library to work on your novel (though you're certainly welcome to!); just write wherever and whenever fits your schedule. Keep an eye out for tips, dares, and writing sprints throughout the month.</p> <p>Questions? Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net,">teen@andersonlibrary.net, </a>or call 641-2456 and ask for Liz O. <p><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/YWP Logo.jpg" alt="Young Writers Program. " align="left" />National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a global challenge to write a book (or as much of a book as you can) in the month of November. Whether you're new to creative writing or have penned hundreds of stories, you're invited to take the challenge and sign up for the Young Writers Program. Your book can be about anything you want -- space pirates, a zombie apocalypse, falling in love (space pirates falling in love during the zombie apocalypse?) -- and you don't need to worry about checking your spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc. The goal of NaNoWriMo is to shut off your inner editor and unleash your creativity. Let the story take over, and write as much as possible! You can always go back and edit after November 30.</p> <p>If this sounds like fun, head over to the <a href="https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/" target="_blank">Young Writers Program website</a> to sign up! For account type, choose "Young Writer," and use an email address that's not your school email (the school filters block the email NaNoWriMo sends you to confirm your account). Once you're signed up, click "Join Your Classroom" and enter the access code&nbsp;<strong>UOASETCX&#8203;</strong>. When you know what you want to write, create your novel and give it a brief summary. You can update this at any time, so don't worry if you can't come up with the perfect title right now.</p> <p>Next, set a word-count goal you think will be challenging but realistic. If you need help deciding on a goal, check out <a href="https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/pages/word-count-goal-how-to" target="_blank">this how-to</a>. Everyone who writes at least 5,000 words as part of NaNoWriMo (167 words a day, if you write every day) will be invited to a NaNoWriMo Winners' Party on Saturday, December 3 at 2:00pm.</p> <p>If you want a free NaNoWriMo survival pack, which includes activities to help you plan your novel and a list of helpful resources, email Liz O. at <a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net" target="_blank">teen@andersonlibrary.net</a>. You can start planning your novel right away, and start writing on November 1. Write directly in the writing panel on the YWP website, in Microsoft Word, or by hand. You don't have to come to the library to work on your novel (though you're certainly welcome to!); just write wherever and whenever fits your schedule. Keep an eye out for tips, dares, and writing sprints throughout the month.</p> <p>Questions? Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:teen@andersonlibrary.net,">teen@andersonlibrary.net, </a>or call 641-2456 and ask for Liz O.</p> Teens Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:00:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/10/22/teens/sign-up-for-the-young-writers-program/ http://www.and.lib.in.us/index.php?src=blog&srctype=detail&refno=1156&category=Teens Books shared with Lt. Decker's classes <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Lt. Decker's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" />The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span> <p style="text-align: justify;">The Teen Librarian has been sharing some great books with classes at APA! Here are the books Liz O. presented to Lt. Decker's classes. Click on an image to find it in our catalog or place a hold.</p> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!663517~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=1&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+living+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Living.jpg" alt="The Living. " align="left" /></a>The Living by Matt de la Pe&ntilde;a<br /></strong></h2> <p>Shy takes the summer job to make some money. A few months on a luxury cruise liner &mdash; how bad can it be? Bikinis, free food, maybe even a girl or two ... every cruise has a fresh crop of passengers, after all. He'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills.</p> <p>But then, an earthquake more massive than any ever recorded hits California and Shy's life is changed forever.</p> <p>The earthquake is only the beginning. Twenty-four hours and a catastrophic chain of events later, Shy is lost at sea, fighting to survive &mdash; and stuck with her.</p> <p>She's blond and she's rich, and never in her life would she have dreamed she'd be adrift in the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by death and completely dependent on a guy like Shy.</p> <p>And Shy hasn't even faced the worst yet.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!725876~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=3&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Conviction+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Conviction.jpg" alt="Conviction. " align="left" /></a>Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert<br /></strong></h2> <p>Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.</p> <p>But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial. <br /><br />Braden has always measured himself through baseball. He is the star pitcher in his small town of Ornette, and his ninety-four mile per hour pitch already has minor league scouts buzzing in his junior year. Now the rules of the sport that has always been Braden's saving grace are blurred in ways he never realized, and the prospect of playing against Alex Reyes, the nephew of the police officer his father is accused of killing, is haunting his every pitch. <br /><br />Braden faces an impossible choice, one that will define him for the rest of his life, in this brutally honest debut novel about family, faith, and the ultimate test of conviction.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!757633~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=5&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=The+girl+from+everywhere+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Girl from Everywhere.jpg" alt="The Girl from Everywhere. " align="left" /></a>The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig<br /></strong></h2> <p>As the daughter of a time traveler, Nix has spent sixteen years sweeping across the globe and through the centuries aboard her father&rsquo;s ship. Modern-day New York City, nineteenth-century Hawaii, other lands seen only in myth and legend &mdash; Nix has been to them all.<br /><br />But when her father gambles with her very existence, it all may be about to end.</p> <p>If there is a map, Nix&rsquo;s father can sail his ship, The Temptation, to any place and any time. But now that he&rsquo;s uncovered the one map he&rsquo;s always sought &mdash; 1868 Honolulu, the year before Nix&rsquo;s mother died in childbirth &mdash; Nix&rsquo;s life, her entire existence, is at stake. No one knows what will happen if her father changes the past. It could erase Nix&rsquo;s future, her dreams, her adventures ... her connection with the charming Persian thief, Kash, who&rsquo;s been part of their crew for two years.</p> <p>Heidi Heilig blends fantasy, history, and a witty modern sensibility into a magical journey.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!575643~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=7&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Cinder+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Cinder.jpg" alt="Cinder. " align="left" /></a>Cinder by Marissa Meyer<br /></strong></h2> <p>Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.</p> <p>Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!724724~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=9&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=I+am+Princess+X+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/I Am Princess X ppbk.jpg" alt="I Am Princess X. " align="left" /></a>I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest<br /></strong></h2> <p>Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. <br />Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.</p> <p>Once upon a now: May is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window.</p> <p>Princess X?</p> <p>When May looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches. Graffiti. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX.com. The more May explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online. And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon &mdash; her best friend, Libby, who lives.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!740230~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=11&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=All+American+boys+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/All American Boys.jpg" alt="All American Boys. " align="left" /></a>All American Boys by Jason Reynolds<br /></strong></h2> <p>In this Coretta Scott King Honor Award&ndash;winning novel, two teens &mdash; one black, one white &mdash; grapple with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves their school, their community, and, ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension.</p> <p>A bag of chips. That&rsquo;s all sixteen-year-old Rashad is looking for at the corner bodega. What he finds instead is a fist-happy cop, Paul Galluzzo, who mistakes Rashad for a shoplifter, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s pleadings that he&rsquo;s stolen nothing for belligerence, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s resistance to leave the bodega as resisting arrest, mistakes Rashad&rsquo;s every flinch at every punch the cop throws as further resistance and refusal to STAY STILL as ordered. But how can you stay still when someone is pounding your face into the concrete pavement?</p> <p>There were witnesses: Quinn Collins &mdash; a varsity basketball player and Rashad&rsquo;s classmate who has been raised by Paul since his own father died in Afghanistan &mdash; and a video camera. Soon the beating is all over the news and Paul is getting threatened with accusations of prejudice and racial brutality. Quinn refuses to believe that the man who has basically been his savior could possibly be guilty. But then Rashad is absent. And absent again. And again. And the basketball team &mdash; half of whom are Rashad&rsquo;s best friends &mdash; start to take sides. As does the school. And the town. Simmering tensions threaten to explode as Rashad and Quinn are forced to face decisions and consequences they had never considered before.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><a href="http://anderson.ipac.sirsidynix.net/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=1G7516344BT07.8515&amp;profile=a&amp;uri=link=3100007~!730650~!3100001~!3100002&amp;aspect=subtab73&amp;menu=search&amp;ri=13&amp;source=~!in_anderson&amp;term=Everything%2C+everything+%2F&amp;index=PALLTI" target="_blank"><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/Everything Everything.jpg" alt="Everything Everything. " align="left" /></a>Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon<br /></strong></h2> <p>My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I&rsquo;m allergic to the world. I don&rsquo;t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.</p> <p>But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black &mdash; black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.</p> <p>Maybe we can&rsquo;t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It&rsquo;s almost certainly going to be a disaster.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 678px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <h2 class="sub-heading"><strong><img class="left border" style="float: left;" src="http://www.and.lib.in.us/clientuploads/blog/teens/Books/The Serpent King.jpg" alt="The Serpent King" align="left" />The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner<br /></strong></h2> Dill has had to wrestle with vipers his whole life &mdash; at home, as the only son of a Pentecostal minister who urges him to handle poisonous rattlesnakes, and at school, where he faces down bullies who target him for his father&rsquo;s extreme faith and very public fall from grace. <br />&nbsp;<br />The only antidote to all this venom is his friendship with fellow outcasts Travis and Lydia. But as they are starting their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. Dill&rsquo;s only escapes are his music and his secret feelings for Lydia &mdash; neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending&mdash;one that will rock his life to the core.<br />&nbsp;<br />Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one&rsquo;s true self in the wreckage of the past.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p><span style="font-style: italic; font-size: 85%;">Item descriptions from Amazon.com.</span></p> Teens Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:30:00 -0400 http://www.and.lib.in.us/blog/2016/10/20/teens/books-shared-with-lt.-decker-s-classes/