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Best Teen Books of 2017


Author
Heiligman, Deborah
Call Number
YA 759.9492 HEI
Summary
Drawing on the letters Vincent Van Gogh wrote to his brother, Theo, this book explores how the deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers’ lives.
Author
Aronson, Marc
Call Number
YA 770 ARO
Summary
Recounts the achievements of photojournalism pioneers Robert Capa and Gerda Taro as they captured the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War and documented the fight against Fascism.
Author
Sheinkin, Steve
Call Number
YA 796.332 SHE
Summary
A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.
Author
Bornstein, Michael
Call Number
YA 940.5318 BOR
Summary
The incredible true story of Michael Bornstein—who at age 4 was one of the youngest children to be liberated from Auschwitz—and of his family.
Author
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Call Number
YA BIO ABDUL-JABBAR
Summary
The story of Kareem’s life growing up in New York, becoming the basketball star he's known to be, and getting involved in the world around him as an activist for social change.
Author
Findakly, Brigitte
Call Number
YA COMICS FINDAKLY
Summary
The author shares memories of her middle class childhood in Iraq to create a family portrait that explores loss, tragedy, love, and the loneliness of exile.
Author
Kondo, Robert
Call Number
YA COMICS KONDO
Summary
Pig maintains the dam that keeps a dangerous black fog from enveloping Sunrise Valley, but when a massive tidal wave of black fog begins to menace the valley, Pig and his friends Fox and Hippo must face the world on the other side.
Author
Meyer, Marissa
Call Number
YA COMICS MEYER
Summary
When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous alliance between Earth and Luna, android Iko joins up with a handsome royal guard to hunt down the rogue leader.
Author
Anderson, M. T.
Call Number
YA F ANDERSON
Summary
When jobs typically done by humans are replaced with alien technology, Adam’s parents have no money for food, clean water, or medicine, forcing Adam and his girlfriend Chloe to get creative.
Author
Anderson, Natalie C.
Call Number
YA F ANDERSON
Summary
Seeking revenge for her mother’s murder, 16-year-old Tina and two friends leave Kenya and slip into the Congo where she and her mother had fled years before. There she uncovers startling secrets.
Author
Chakraborty, S. A.
Call Number
YA F CHAKRABO
Summary
Nahri, a young con artist in 18th century Cairo discovers she's the last descendant of a powerful family of djinn healers and must claim her magical birthright in order to prevent a war that threatens to destroy the entire djinn kingdom.
Title
Caraval
Author
Garber, Stephanie
Call Number
YA F GARBER
Summary
Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer.
Author
Goo, Maurene
Call Number
YA F GOO
Summary
A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode 10.
Author
Green, John
Call Number
YA F GREEN
Summary
Aza Holmes, a high school student with obsessive-compulsive disorder, becomes focused on searching for a fugitive billionaire.
Author
Hardinge, Frances
Call Number
YA F HARDINGE
Summary
In the 1640s during the English Civil War, the 12-year-old illegitimate daughter of an aristocratic family shares their unique hereditary gift: the capacity to be possessed by ghosts.
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