New Books - Jan. 2018

Holly Black
(The Folk of the Air, book 1) Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade..  Grades 9-12. 
Aly Raisman
Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves and make their own dreams come true.  Grades 7-12. 
Leah Konen
Noah is a hopeless romantic. He's traveling home for one last chance with his first love and he needs a miracle to win her back. Amy doesn't believe in true love--just look at her parents. If there's one thing she's learned about love in the last year, it's that it ends.  Grades 9-12.  
Neal Shusterman
(The Arc of a Scythe, book 2)  Rowan and Citra take opposite stances on the morality of the Scythedom:  Rowan has become a vigilante snuffing out corrupt scythes and Citra, who gleans with compassion, openly challenges the ideals of the "new order." When her life is threatened, it becomes clear that not everyone is open to change.  Will the Thunderhead intervene or simply watch as this perfect world begins to unravel?  Grades 9-12.   
James L. Swanson
Swanson transports readers back to one of the most shocking, sad and terrifying events in American history as he explores all aspects of the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.  His page-turning narrative examines the assassination, the man behind it--James Earl Ray, a bizarre, racist, prison escapee--and the aftermath.  Grades 7-12.