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  Cover Art: Janis Joplin : Rise Up Singing Angel, Ann
Janis Joplin : Rise Up Singing
Forty years after her death, Janis Joplin remains among the most compelling and influential figures in rock history. Her story is one of a girl who struggled against rules and limitations, yet worked diligently to improve as a singer.
120 p. 2010
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Angleberger, Tom
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda. Watch an interview with the author on how to make your own origami yoda.
141 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Skeleton Creek Carman, Patrick
Skeleton Creek
Although housebound following an eerie accident, teenaged Ryan continues to investigate the strange occurrences in his hometown of Skeleton Creek, recording his findings in a journal and viewing email video clips sent by fellow detective Sarah. Watch a book trailer!
192 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Matched Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
Matched
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well? Watch an interview with the author about the book.
369 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dark Life Falls, Kat
Dark Life
When fifteen-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat. Watch the book trailer!
297 p. 2010
Children's Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Something Like Hope Goodman, Shawn
Something Like Hope
Shavonne, a fierce, desperate seventeen year-old in juvenile lockup, wants to turn her life around before her eighteenth birthday, but corrupt guards, out-of-control girls, and shadows from her past make her task seem impossible.
193 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Iglesias, Alberto.
The Constant Gardener : Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Tessa's death -- Roadblock -- To Germany -- Tessa in the bath -- Jomo gets an HIV test -- Dicholo (performed by Ayub Ogada) -- We'll both be dead by Christmas -- Motorbike -- To airport -- Funeral -- Three bees testing -- Sandy goes to the hospital -- Kothbiro (performed by Ayub Ogada) -- Justin returns to the house -- Raid -- Destruction -- To Loki -- Kindergarten -- Hospital -- Kenny Curtis -- Landing in Sudan -- Justin's breakdown -- Justin's death -- Dropped off at Turkana -- Roadblock II -- Procession.
1 sound disc 2005
Adult Music CD
  Cover Art: Trash Mulligan, Andy
Trash
Fourteen-year-olds Raphael and Gardo team up with a younger boy, Rat, to figure out the mysteries surrounding a bag Raphael finds during their daily life of sorting through trash in a third-world country's dump. Watch the book trailer!
232 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Adoration of Jenna Fox Pearson, Mary
The Adoration of Jenna Fox
In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence. Watch the book trailer!
266 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bamboo People : a Novel Perkins, Mitali
Bamboo People : a Novel
Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.
272 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Heart of a Samurai : Based On the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro Preus, Margi
Heart of a Samurai : Based On the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro
In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States.
301 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Across the Universe Revis, Beth
Across the Universe
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on the spaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
398 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Forest of Hands and Teeth Ryan, Carrie
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead. Watch the book trailer!
310 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Bruiser Shusterman, Neal
Bruiser
Inexplicable events start to occur when sixteen-year-old twins Tennyson and Bronte¨ befriend a troubled and misunderstood outcast, aptly nicknamed Bruiser, and his little brother, Cody.
328 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie : a Doll's History and her Impact On Us Stone, Tanya Lee
The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie : a Doll's History and her Impact On Us
"Readers learn about Mattel Toys and the background behind Barbie's concept and development, how it was a solution for girls who wanted to imagine adult roles rather than just play mother, and details about inventor Ruth Handler."--Amazon.com.
130 p. 2010
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Toads and Diamonds Tomlinson, Heather
Toads and Diamonds
A retelling of the Perrault fairy tale set in pre-colonial India, in which two stepsisters receive gifts from a goddess and each walks her own path to find her gift's purpose, discovering romance along the way.
278 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Daughter of Xanadu Yang, Dori Jones
Daughter of Xanadu
Emmajin, the sixteen-year-old eldest granddaughter of Khublai Khan, becomes a warrior and falls in love with explorer Marco Polo in thirteenth-century China.
336 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Foiled Yolen, Jane
Foiled
Aliera is a star at fencing, but at school no one notices her--until her new lab partner Avery begins flirting with her. Aliera's mother just bought her a foil from a garage sale, and it has a strange jewel attached to the hilt. Will Aliera's first date be ruined when magical creatures try to steal her foil? Watch the book trailer!
160 p. 2010
Teen Graphic Novel
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