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Our latest acquisitions in Children's and Young Adult Literature, as well as Teacher Resources, are featured here. 

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New Books in the IMC

Undercover Latina

By Aya de León, 2022
Recommended: Ages 10-14
Pages: 313
Summary: "14-year-old Andréa hails from a family of spies working for the Factory, an international organization dedicated to protecting people of color. For her first solo mission, Andréa goes undercover to befriend the estranged son of a dangerous white supremacist." --From Publisher's Description

Bloodmarked

By Tracy Deonn, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14-18
Pages: 561
Summary: " Bree infiltrated the Legendborn Order--a secret society descended from King Arthur's knights--to uncover the truth behind her mother's death and discover her own ancestral power. Now the ancient war between demons and the Order is rising to a deadly peak, and Bree must learn to control her powers from those who wielded them first." --From Publisher's Description

Debating Darcy

By Sayantani DasGupta
Recommended: Grades 10-12
Pages: 303
Summary: "Leela Bose is a debater on her public high school team and wants to beat the team at elite Netherfield Academy, which includes Firoze Darcy--a handsome boy also from a Bengali American family. But the more they debate, the more Leela finds herself attracted to Darcy. A reinterpretation of the beloved classic, Pride and Prejudice." --From Publisher's Description

If You Read This

By Kereen Getten, 2022
Recommended: Ages 8-12
Pages: 168
Summary: "When Brie was younger, her mama used to surprise her with treasure hunts around their island town. After she died three years ago, these became Brie's favorite memories. Now, on her 12th birthday, her mama has another surprise: a series of letters leading Brie on one last treasure hunt." --From Publisher's Description

Dead Flip

By Sara Farizan, 2022
Recommended: Grades 7-9
Pages: 264
Summary: "Growing up, Cori, Maz, and Sam were inseparable best friends. Now it's 1992, Sam has been missing for five years, and Cori and Maz aren't speaking anymore. But when Sam returns--still 12 years old while his best friends are now 17--Maz and Cori must solve the mystery of what really happened to Sam." --From Publisher's Description

The Getaway

By Lamar Giles, 2022
Recommended: Ages 12 and Up
Pages: 382
Summary: "Jay is living his best life at Karloff Country, one of the world's most famous resorts. He's got his family, his crew, and an incredible after-school job at the property's main theme park. But as things in the outside world get worse, trouble starts seeping into Karloff. What's more dangerous: the monster in your home or the nightmare outside its walls?"  --From Publisher's Description

Monarch Rising

By Harper Glenn, 2022
Recommended: Grades 10-12
Pages: 353
Summary: "In a dystopian future, 17-year-old Josephine Monarch could soon be selected to leave her life in poverty-stricken The Ashes behind. But once Jo is plucked from the Line Up, the real test begins. Can she really have everything she's ever wished for?" --From Publisher's Description

Foul Lady Fortune

By Chloe Gong, 2002
Recommended: Ages 13-18
Pages: 511
Summary: "It's 1931 in Shanghai. As a result of a life-saving experiment, Rosalind cannot die. Now she uses her abilities as an assassin for her country. Rosalind's new orders are to infiltrate foreign society and identify the culprits behind a terror plot before more of her people are killed." --From Publisher's Description

Wildoak

By C. C. Harrington, 2022
Recommended: Ages 8-12
Pages: 324
Summary: "Twelve-year-old Maggie's stutter causes her much heartache that only her menagerie of pets, with whom she can speak with fluidly, provide her comfort. But when she finds Rumpus, an abandoned snow leopard, in a forest in Cornwall, their chance encounter will change their lives forever." --From Publisher's Description

The Reckless Kind

By Carly Heath, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14-18
Pages: 322
Summary: "In 1904 Norway, partially deaf Asta is engaged to Nils, but she does not want to marry him; she would rather spend her time with her best friend Gunnar and his secret boyfriend, Erlend. When Nils gravely injures Gunnar, she shuns her marriage and moves with Gunnar and Erlend into a secluded cabin above town. Together, the three misfits set out to prove that they belong together, in spite of the village's prejudices." --From Publisher's Description

The Drowning Summer

By C. L. Herman, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14 & Up
Pages: 377
Summary: "Six years ago, three Long Island teenagers were murdered. The mystery of the drowning summer was never solved, but as far as the town's concerned, Evelyn Mackenzie's father did it. His charges were dropped only because Evelyn summoned a ghost to clear his name. She swore never to call a spirit again. She lied." --From Publisher's Description

The Silence That Binds Us

By Joanna Ho, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14 and Up
Pages: 437
Summary: "In the year following their son's death, May Chen's parents face racist accusations of putting too much pressure on their son and causing his suicide. May attempts to challenge these ugly stereotypes through her writing, only to realize that her actions have consequences for her family as well as herself." --From Publisher's Description

The Loophole

By Naz Kutub, 2022
Recommended: Grades 10-12
Pages: 326
Summary: "Indian-Muslim Sy has placed all his bets at happiness on his boyfriend Farouk, who left him to try and "fix the world." Now stuck in a dead-end job, Sy wishes for another chance--and slams into a girl who offers him three wishes in exchange for his help. Does Sy have the courage to make his way across the ocean to rebuild his life and re-find love?" --From Publisher's Description

Playing Through the Turnaround

By Mylisa Larsen, 2022
Recommended: Grades 4-7
Pages: 261
Summary: "The best time of day at Eubanks Middle School is 4th period, because that's when Mr. Lewis teaches Jazz Lab. So when their beloved teacher quits abruptly, his students are devastated. Once they make the connection between budget cuts and Mr. Lewis's disappearance, they hatch a plan: stop the cuts, save their class." --From Publisher's Description

Seoulmates

By Susan Lee, 2022
Recommended: Grades 7-9
Pages: 309
Summary: " Hannah's boyfriend Nate leaves her, claiming they have nothing in common. He and all her friends are obsessed with K-pop and K-dramas, and Hannah is not. After years of trying to embrace the American part and shunning the Korean side of her identity to fit in, Hannah finds that's exactly what now has her on the outs." --From Publisher's Description

The Undead Truth of Us

By Britney Lewis, 2022
Recommended: Grades 7-12
Pages: 355
Summary: "16-year-old Zharie is certain her mother morphed into a zombie before her untimely death. When Bo moves into her apartment building, she wants nothing to do with him, but then he transforms into a half-zombie right before her eyes. Zharie can't help but wonder if getting to know him might unlock the answers to her mother's death.
--From Publisher's Description

Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts

By Erika Lewis, 2022
Recommended: Ages 9-12
Pages: 326
Summary: "When Kelcie tests into the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts, she learns that she's a Saiga, one of the most ancient beings in the Otherworld. Kelcie will do whatever it takes to find her parents and her place in their world." --From Publisher's Description

Nothing More to Tell

By Karen M. McManus, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14 and Up
Pages: 358
Summary: "Four years ago, Brynn left Saint Ambrose School following the shocking murder of her favorite teacher. Now she's determined to find out what really happened. Digging into the past is bound to shake up the present, and as Brynn investigates, she begins to uncover secrets that might change everything." --From Publisher's Description

Our Shadows Have Claws

Edited by Yamile Saied Méndez and Amparo Ortiz, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14 and Up
Pages: 352
Summary: "From zombies to cannibals to death incarnate, this cross-genre anthology draws on Latino mythology to offer something for every monster lover. Set across Latin America and its diaspora, the stories explore themes of oppression, grief, sisterhood, identity, first love, and empowerment." --From Publisher's Description

Beating Heart Baby

By Lio Min, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14-18
Pages: 340
Summary: "17-year-old Santi finally feels settled in his new life in Los Angeles, with a growing found family and a relationship with musical prodigy Suwa. Then Suwa is offered a chance to step into the spotlight that he has always denied himself, and they must finally face their dreams, their pasts, and their futures, whether together or apart." --From Publisher's Description

So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix

By Bethany C. Morrow, 2021
Recommended: Ages 13-18
Pages: 291
Summary: "North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages, the Freedmen's Colony of Roanoke Island blossoms as a haven for the recently emancipated. Here the March sisters--Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy--come into their own as independent young women, facing their struggles together." --From Publisher's Description

Careful What You Wish For

By Mahtab Narsimhan, 2022
Recommended: Ages 12-17
Pages: 75
Summary: "Eshana is a bit of a social misfit: she feels more comfortable talking to people online than in person. When she discovers a website that claims to make users' dreams come true, she tells Wise One about a girl who has been bullying her. Eshana soon learns that every wish has a cost." --From Publisher's Description

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea

By Axie Oh, 2022
Recommended: Ages 13-18
Pages: 325
Summary: "Deadly storms have ravaged Mina's homeland for generations. Her people believe the Sea God, once their protector, now curses them with death and despair. With a motley crew of demons, gods and spirits, Mina sets out to wake the Sea God and bring an end to the killer storms once and for all." --From Publisher's Description

How You Grow Wings

By Rimma Onoseta, 2022
Recommended: Grades 10-12
Pages: 330
Summary: "Sisters Cheta and Zam's paths to break free of their oppressive home diverge wildly, and when they finally reunite, Zam realizes how far Cheta has fallen--leaving Cheta's fate in Zam's hands." --From Publisher's Description

What's Coming to Me

By Francesca Padilla
Recommended: Ages 14 and Up
Pages: 323
Summary: "17-year-old Min has been kicked out of school and stranded by her mom's most recent hospitalization. When rumors about money hidden at the ice cream stand where she works are stirred up, Min teams up with her weed-dealer neighbor Cece to find it. The bonus? Getting revenge on her sexist boss in the process." --From Publisher's Description

Bone Weaver

By Aden Polydoros, 2022
Recommended: Ages 13-18
Pages: 428
Summary: "The Kosa empire roils in tension, on the verge of being torn apart. But 17-year-old Toma lives blissfully disconnected from the conflict with her adoptive family of benevolent undead. When she meets charming commoner Vanya and the dethroned Tsar Mikhail himself, the unlikely trio tries to restore Mikhail's magic and protect the empire." --From Publisher's Description

Windswept

By Margi Preus, 2022
Recommended: Ages 10-14
Pages: 291
Summary: "Years after her little sisters venture Outside and vanish in a snow squall, thirteen-year-old Tag sets out to rescue the lost Youngers. A forbidden book, a mysterious invitation, and a possibly magical hair ribbon set Tag and an unlikely crew on a perilous quest to find their Windswept siblings." --From Publisher's Description

Pilar Ramirez and the Escape from Zafa

By Julian Randall, 2022
Recommended: Ages 8-12
Pages: 285
Summary: "While doing research for a documentary about her cousin Natasha, 12-year-old Pilar is transported to Zafa, an island where Dominican myths and legends come to life and where her cousin is being held captive in a sinister magical prison." --From Publisher's Description

A Far Wilder Magic

By Allison Saft, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14-18
Pages: 375
Summary: "Margaret is the best sharpshooter in town. Weston is an alchemist--almost. Although they make an unlikely team, they soon find themselves drawn to each other. As the the Halfmoon Hunt looms closer, Margaret and Wes uncover dark magic that could be the key to winning the hunt--if they survive that long." --From Publisher's Description

Three Strike Summer

By Skyler Schrempp, 2022
Recommended: Grades 4-6
Pages: 308
Summary: "Dust Bowl refugee Gloria Mae Willard finds herself uprooted and working in a California peach orchard, where she tries to join the secret, all-boys baseball team that she's desperate to play on." --From Publisher's Description

Well, That Was Unexpected

By Jesse Q. Sutanto, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14 and Up
Pages: 343
Summary: "Sharlot is whisked from Los Angeles to her mother's native Indonesia, where she finds herself fake dating the son of one of the wealthiest families in the country. She is surprised when she actually starts to fall in love with the boy, the country, and the family she never knew before." --From Publisher's Description

The Language of Seabirds

By Will Taylor, 2022
Recommended: Middle grade
Pages: 237
Summary: "Jeremy is not excited about the prospect of spending the summer with his dad. On his first day he takes a walk on the beach and finds himself intrigued by a boy his age running by, and what starts out as friendship blooms into something neither boy is expecting." --From Publisher's Description

Henry Hamlet's Heart

By Rhiannon Wilde, 2022
Recommended: Grades 10-12
Pages: 317
Summary: "Despite their differences, Henry Hamlet and Lennon Crane have been best friends for most of their lives. But in their senior year at Northolm Grammar School for Boys in Brisbane, Australia, Henry realizes he is in love with Len. How do you date your best friend?" --From Publisher's Description

Maizy Chen's Last Chance

By Lisa Yee, 2022
Recommended: Ages 8-12
Pages: 276
Summary: "11-year-old Maizy visits her estranged grandparents, who own and run a Chinese restaurant in Last Chance, MN, for the first time. As her stay unexpectedly lengthens, she makes new discoveries about her family's history. And when a beloved family treasure goes missing, Maizy decides it's time to find the answers." --From Publisher's Description

Direwood

By Catherine Yu, 2022
Recommended: Ages 13-17
Pages: 282
Summary: "No one ever pays attention to 16-year-old Aja until her perfect older sister Fiona goes missing. In the misty woods, Aja finds a dilapidated church where vampires are waited on and entertained by children they've enthralled, but there is no sign of Fiona. Will she be forced to join the very monsters she wants to destroy?" --From Publisher's Description

Brand New Boy

By David Almond, 2022
Recommended: Grades 3-7
Pages: 302
Summary: "When a new boy joins their class, everyone thinks he's... odd. George doesn't behave or think like other kids. But he's great at football and snacking, so Dan and Maxie resolve to make George feel welcome. Over time, they learn that he's just like them--except George is a robot." --From Publisher's Description

Dreams Bigger Than Heartbreak

By Charlie Jane Anders, 2022
Recommended: Grades 9 and Up
Pages: 310
Summary: "They'll do anything to be the people they were meant to be - even journey into the heart of evil. Soon Rachael is journeying into a dark void, Elza is on a deadly spy mission, and Tina is facing an impossible choice that could change all her friends lives forever. The sequel to Victories Greater Than Death in the Unstoppable series." --From Publisher's Description

Scout's Honor

By Lily Anderson, 2022
Recommended: Ages 13-17
Pages: 403
Summary: "16-year-old Prudence Perry is a legacy Ladybird Scout, born to a family of hunters sworn to protect humans from mulligrubs—interdimensional parasites who feast on human emotions like sadness and anger. When her town is hit with a mysterious wave of demons, Prue knows it’s time to confront the most powerful monster of all: her past." --From Publisher's Description

Too Small Tola and the Three Fine Girls

By Atinuke; Onyinye Iwu (Illustrator), 2022
Recommended: Ages 7-9
Pages: 88
Summary: "Too Small Tola lives in an apartment in Lagos, Nigeria with her clever sister Moji, her big brother Dapo, and their Grandmommy. In these three new tales, Tola proves that though she may be small, she is mighty!" --From Publisher's Description

Suck It in and Smile

By Laurence Beaudoin-Masse, 2022
Recommended: Ages 16 and Up
Pages: 324
Summary: "Every day, Ellie motivates her hundreds of thousands of followers to become the best versions of themselves. And yet, Ellie worries that her life is not as flawless as she makes it seem on YouTube and Instagram. What if, by trying to become everything she wanted to be, she's lost herself along the way?" --From Publisher's Description

The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen

By Isaac Blum, 2022
Recommended: Young Adult
Pages: 218
Summary: "Hoodie Rosen's life isn't that bad. The people of Tregaron aren't happy that so many Orthodox Jews are moving in at once, but that's not Hoodie's problem. That is, until he falls for Anna-Marie Diaz-O'Leary, who happens to be the daughter of the obstinate mayor trying to keep Hoodie's community out of town." --From Publisher's Description

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win

By Susan Azim Boyer, 2022
Recommended: Ages 12-18
Pages: 325
Summary: "After lying on her college admissions, 17-year-old Jasmine needs to win her senior class election, but the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis explodes across the nightly news. Her opponent begins to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria at school, causing Jasmine to reconcile with her identity in way she never has before." --From Publisher's Description

Lark and Kasim Start a Revolution

By Kacen Callender, 2022
Recommended: YA
Pages: 326
Summary: "17-year-old neurodivergent and nonbinary Lark pretends that they are the creator of a viral thread that their ex-best friend, Kasim, accidentally posted online, declaring his unrequited love. But living a lie takes its toll on Lark, forcing them to deal with their messy emotions." --From Publisher's Description

Violet Made of Thorns

By Gina Chen, 2022
Recommended: Ages 14-18
Pages: 359
Summary: "Violet is a prophet and a liar, influencing the royal court with her cleverly phrased--and not always true--divinations. But when the king asks her to falsely prophesy the prince's love story for an upcoming ball, Violet awakens a dreaded curse that will end in either damnation or salvation for the kingdom." --From Publisher's Description

Does My Body Offend You?

By Mayra Cuevas and Marie Marquardt, 2022
Recommended: Young Adult
Pages: 420
Summary: "Hurricane María destroyed Malena's home, now she and her mother are stuck in Florida. Ruby has a reputation as her school's outspoken feminist rebel. Neither expected to be the leaders of the school's dress code rebellion. But the girls will have to face their own insecurities, biases, and privileges if they want to stand up for their ideals." --From Publisher's Description

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