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    The Boy in the Black Suit
    03/15/2016 - 4:55pm

    Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

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    Challenger Deep
    03/08/2016 - 10:18am

    Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench.
    Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior.
    Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence to document the journey with images.
    Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head.
    Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny.
    Caden Bosch is torn.

    A captivating novel about mental illness that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by New York Times bestselling author Neal Shusterman.

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    Bone Gap
    01/13/2016 - 10:07am

    2016 Printz Award Winner! Eighteen-year-old Finn, an outsider in his quiet Midwestern town, is the only witness to the abduction of town favorite Roza, but his limitations make it difficult for him to help with the investigation, and he is subjected to even more ridicule and bullying. Reserve it here.

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    Because You'll Never Meet Me
    12/09/2015 - 12:11pm

    Ollie, who has seizures when near electricity, lives in a backwoods cabin with his mother and rarely sees other people, and Moritz, born with no eyes and a heart defect that requires a pacemaker, is bullied at his high school, but when a physician who knows both suggests they begin corresponding, they form a strong bond that may get them through dark times.

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    March: Book 1
    11/24/2015 - 3:23pm
    March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. 
    Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. 
    Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.
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    Symphony for the City of the Dead
    11/05/2015 - 9:39am

    In September 1941, Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history -- almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943-1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm. They ate family pets and -- eventually -- one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens -- the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory. This is the true story of a city under siege: the triumph of bravery and defiance in the face of terrifying odds. It is also a look at the power and layered meaning of music in beleaguered lives.

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    The Young Elites
    10/21/2015 - 1:18pm

    Adelina Amouteru survived the blood fever, a deadly illness that killed many, but left others with strange markings and supernatural powers. Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities.

    Request The Young Elites by Marie Lu!

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    The Fixer
    07/28/2015 - 2:33pm

    Sixteen-year-old Tess Kendrick has spent her entire life on her grandfather's ranch. But when her estranged sister Ivy uproots her to D.C., Tess is thrown into a world that revolves around politics and power. She also starts at Hardwicke Academy, the D.C. school for the children of the rich and powerful, where she unwittingly becomes a fixer for the high school set, fixing teens’ problems the way her sister fixes their parents’ problems. And when a conspiracy surfaces that involves the family member of one of Tess's classmates, love triangles and unbelievable family secrets come to light and life gets even more interesting—and complicated—for Tess. Check out this first book in a new series by Oklahoman author Jennifer Lynn Barnes!

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    04/17/2013 - 1:01pm

    2015 High School Sequoyah Award Nominee! Being a cyborg on Earth Union, after the new order and living in New Beijing, is dangerous, as cyborgs are considered sub-human.  Half human and half mechanical, Cinder tries to please her stepmother mother in order to stay in the family.  Cinder’s mechanical prowess introduces her to the royal house and can be both a curse and a blessing.

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    03/27/2013 - 11:08am

    Acclaimed author Rita Williams-Garcia intertwines the lives of three very different teens in this fast-paced, gritty narrative about choices and the impact that even the most seemingly insignificant ones can have. Weaving in and out of the girls' perspectives, readers will find themselves not with one intimate portrayal but three.

    You'll have a chance to meet Rita Williams-Garcia at the Rudisill Regional Library on Thursday, April 4th, at 6:00 pm. Her works have received several awards including the Coretta Scott King Award, Newbery Honor Book Award, PEN/Norma Klein Award and Parents’ Choice Award, among others. She is on the faculty at Vermont College MFA Writing for Children and Young People. A book signing will follow. Copies of her works will be available for purchasing. Sponsored by the Tulsa Library Trust and African-American Resource Center.