New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

August 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Enchanted air : two cultures, two wings : a memoir

July 31, 2015
Engle, Margarita.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
192 pages ; 22 cm
"In this memoir, Margarita Engle, the first Latina woman to receive a Newbery Honor, tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War"

Fuel under fire : petroleum and its perils

July 31, 2015
Goldstein, Margaret J. author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2016]
104 pages : illustrations (mostly color), color map ; 24 cm
Black gold -- The age of oil -- Big oil -- Damages -- Pushing boundaries -- Fueling the future.

The scarlet letter

July 31, 2015
Silvermoon, Crystal, author.
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada : Udon Entertainment, [2015]
294 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
A powerful tale of forbidden love, shame, and revenge comes to life in Manga Classics: The Scarlet Letter. Faithfully adapted by Crystal Chan from the original novel, this new edition features stunning artwork by SunNeko Lee (Manga Classics: Les Miserables) which will give old and new readers alike a fresh insight into the Nathaniel Hawthorne's tragic saga of Puritan America.

Rocket science for the rest of us : cutting-edge concepts made simple

July 31, 2015
Gilliland, Ben, author.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Mysterious universe. How big is the universe? -- The star that redrew the cosmos -- Expanding universe -- Welcome to the multiverse -- We are all doomed! -- Catch up with the stellar speed demons -- Meet the smelly dwarf -- Mercury's secrets -- How to catch a comet -- Saturn's amazing rings -- The search for alien life -- The hostile blue planet -- The space rock that "killed" Pluto -- To boldly go. The first human in space -- Pioneer 10 : the little spacecraft that could -- Voyager : our distant emissary -- Is there life on Mars? -- Colonizing Mars -- Mapping the Milky Way -- Detecting killer asteroids -- Looking beyond Mars for life -- A Webb to catch the oldest stars -- ESA's Rosetta comet chaser -- Gravity lensing to see the cosmos -- Engage warp drive! -- Space : the fatal frontier -- The appliance of science. It is only a theory -- Why does anything exist? -- Leap second -- A weird, almost perfect universe -- What is dark matter? -- Why is gravity so weak? -- Dark matter builds the universe -- We are all made of stars -- The story of the pulsar -- Doing the black hole twist -- Helium shortage -- Death rays from outer space -- Gravity slingshot -- Is glass a liquid? -- Curiosity : science's heart -- Teeny tiny, supersmall stuff. The story of the atom -- Discovering the neutron -- The world of the insanely tiny -- The certainty of uncertainty -- Seeking supersymmetry -- Higgs boson : a bluffer's guide -- Quantum gravity -- X-ray crystallography -- Particle accelerators -- Attack of the micro black holes.
Want to understand black holes, antimatter, physics, and space exploration? Looking for a common sense guide to quantum physics that you can actually understand? Rocket Science for the Rest of Us is the book you're looking for! Get a grip on even the most mysterious and complex sciences with Ben Gilliland's guide to dark matter, exo-planets, Planck time, earth sciences, and more.


July 30, 2015
Kishimoto, Masashi, 1974-
San Francisco, CA : Viz, c2003-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Some vols. have: Shonen Jump Manga ed.
First published in Japan in 1999 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.

G.I. Joe : the fall of G.I. Joe

July 30, 2015
Traviss, Karen, author.
San Diego : IDW, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Originally published as G.I. Joe volume 4, issues #1-4 -- v. 2. Originally published as G.I. Joe volume 4, issues #5-8
Cobra has become an international peacekeeping force...and the future of G.I. Joe looks bleak. Scarlett leads what's left of America's ultimate fighting force, but will she be able to keep the team together? Real-world action and politics collide, and nothing will be the same.

Spider-Man and the X-Men

July 30, 2015
Kalan, Elliott, 1981- author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide Inc., [2015]
1 volume : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Spider-Man & the X-Men #1-6"--Title page verso.
Meet the Jean Grey School’s new guidance counselor: Spider-Man. Spidey’s supposed to be secretly investigating the suspicion that one of the students is a traitorous mole. But now he’s got his hands full with a very special student class – and a maniacal merger of the X-Men’s rogues’ gallery with his own. Sauron and Stegron the Dinosaur Man team up to take over Staten Island! Chameleon and Mojo cast Spidey and X-Kids in a live death match with the Sinister Sixty-Six. And Deathbird teams the Brood with the Symbiotes. But as Spidey faces the Beast in a no-holds-barred science fair, someone at the school discovers his secret identity. All betrayals, deceptions, and misunderstandings fall into place as the mole is revealed – but will Spidey and his student survive to learn the truth?

Up your score ACT : the underground guide to outsmarting the ACT

July 28, 2015
Arp, Chris, author.
viii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The underground guide to outsmarting the ACT by a top tutor and four kids who got perfect scores"--cover.

She takes a stand : 16 fearless activists who have changed the world

July 28, 2015
Ross, Michael Elsohn, 1952-
Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2015]
xv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today--role models who are passionate about important issues A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. Among these are many who have been imprisoned, threatened, or suffered financial hardships for pursuing their missions to change the world for the better. Included are historic heroes such as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and suffragist Alice Paul, along with contemporary figures such as girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; "Gulabi Gang" founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indianwomen; and SPARK executive director Dana Edell, who works to end the sexualization of women and girls in the media. Taking a multicultural, multinational perspective, She Takes a Stand spotlights brave women around the world with an emphasis on childhooddetails, motivations, and life turning points--in many cases gleaned from the author's original interviews--and includes related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations young women can explore to get involved in changing theirworld"-- Provided by publisher.

So cute it hurts!!

July 24, 2015
Ikeyamada, Gō, author, illustrator.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Read in traditional Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2012 as Kobayashi ga kawaisugite tsura!!
The comedy starts when the cross-dressing begins! The Kobayashi twins, Mego and Mitsuru, were named after historical figures, but only Mego has grown up with a taste for history. So when Mitsuru is in danger of losing his weekends to extra history classes, he convinces his sister to swap clothes with him and ace his tests! After all, how hard can it be for them to play each other? But Mego can't rely on just her book smarts in Mitsuru's all-boys, delinquents' paradise of a high school. And Mitsuru finds life as a high school girl to be much more complicated than he expected!

Georges Seurat : the art of vision

July 24, 2015
Foa, Michelle, 1975- author.
ix, 235 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Seeing in Series -- Figuring Out Vision -- Seductive Sights -- Sight and Touch in Black and White -- Postscript : the Eiffel Tower as Urban Lighthouse.
"This revelatory study of Georges Seurat (1859-1891) explores the artist's profound interest in theories of visual perception and analyzes how they influenced his celebrated seascape, urban, and suburban scenes. While Seurat is known for his innovative use of color theory to develop his pointillist technique, this book is the first to underscore the centrality of diverse ideas about vision to his seascapes, figural paintings, and drawings. Michelle Foa highlights the importance of the scientist Hermann von Helmholtz, whose work on the physiology of vision directly shaped the artist's approach. Foa contends that Seurat's body of work constitutes a far-reaching investigation into various modes of visual engagement with the world and into the different states of mind that visual experiences can produce. Foa's analysis also brings to light Seurat's sustained exploration of long-standing and new forms of illusionism in art. Beautifully illustrated with more than 140 paintings and drawings, this book serves as an essential reference on Seurat." -- Publisher's website.


July 23, 2015
Waid, Mark, 1962-
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, c2014-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Devil at bay -- v. 2. West-case scenario -- v. 3. The Daredevil you know

Spider-Man 2099

July 23, 2015
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 2. Spider-verse
Web-spinning directly out of the Amazing Spider-Man! Miguel O'Hara is Spider-Man in the year 2099, but he's currently stuck in the year 2014. But in 2014, the evil future corporation Alchemax has just been formed - and Miguel has a chance to stop its corruption before it starts! However, Spider-Man 2099 soon discovers that he's not the only one hoping for a better tomorrow. When Spidey 2099's uneasy arrangement with Alchemax lands him in a literal war zone, Miguel must fight for his grandfather's soul...and when the Scorpion attacks and Morlun shows up hunting spiders, Miguel finds himself at the Edge of Spider-Verse!

Earth 2

July 21, 2015
Robinson, James Dale.
New York : DC Comics, 2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The gathering -- v. 4. The dark age
Earth has been attacked! In the shadow of the dark forces more powerful than the planet has ever seen, the greatest superhumans have failed. Before all is lost, a new breed of heroes must unite and combat the insidious evil invading the Earth. Who can be trusted?

Pokémon deluxe essential handbook : the need-to-know stats and facts on over 700 Pokémon.

July 21, 2015
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2015]
432 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Gotta catch 'em all!"

Steve Jobs : insanely great

July 21, 2015
Hartland, Jessie, author.
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2015]
223 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
This biography in graphic format presents the story of the ultimateAmerican entrepreneur, who brought us Apple Computer, Pixar, Macs, iPods, iPhones and more, this unique and stylish book is sure to appeal to the legions of readers who live and breathe the techno-centric world Jobs created.

The brain : journey through the universe inside your head

July 20, 2015
Mooney, Carla, 1970-
White River Junction, VT : Nomad Press, [2015]
vii, 119 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
An introduction to the world of the human brain and its effect on behavior covers such topics as brain anatomy, the science of memory, and the latest understanding about the role of lifestyle choices on brain health.

The survival guide to bullying : written by a teen

July 16, 2015
Mayrock, Aija, author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., 2015.
153 pages ; 21 cm
NEW, updated edition! Written by a teenager who was bullied throughout middle school and high school, this kid-friendly book offers a fresh and relatable perspective on bullying. Along the way, the author offers guidance as well as different strategies that helped her get through even the toughest of days. The Survival Guide to Bullying covers everything from cyber bullying to how to deal with fear and how to create the life you dream of having. From inspiring "roems" (rap poems), survival tips, personal stories, and quick quizzes, this book will light the way to a brighter future. This updated edition also features new, never-before-seen content including a chapter about how to talk to parents, an epilogue, and an exclusive Q&A with the author.

The amazing Spider-Man

July 15, 2015
Slott, Dan.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, 2014-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. The Parker luck -- v. 1.1. Learning to crawl -- v. 2. Spider-verse prelude -- v. 3. Spider-verse


July 15, 2015
Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
New York : Marvel, 2013-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Primer -- v. 2. Muertas -- v. 3. Bloodline -- v. 4. Exogenous -- v. 5. The burning world
The X-Women finally get their own book, from critically acclaimed superstars Brian Wood and Oliver Coipel! An old enemy shows up at the X-Men's door, seeking asylum from an ancient evil come back to earth. Meanwhile, Jubilee has come home, and she's brought with her an orphaned baby who might hold the key to the earth's survival...or its destruction. Against a backdrop of what seems like an alien invasion and an eons-spanning war between brother and sister, Storm steps up and puts together a team to protect the child and stop a new threat that could destroy all life on earth!

Ms. Marvel

July 13, 2015
Wilson, G. Willow, 1982- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
v. 1. No normal -- v. 2. Generation why -- v. 3. Crushed
Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - until she's suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! When Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them, as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to bear? Kamala has no idea, either. But she's comin' for you, New York!

Last man

July 13, 2015
Balak, artist, author.
New York, New York : First Second, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm
v. 1. The stranger -- v. 2. The royal cup
People are puzzled when Richard Aldana, a mysterious stranger who smokes cigarettes and wears a leather jacket, arrives in a medieval town where everyone else is casting spells and weaving tapestries, but when he enrolls in the games he quickly becomes a top contender using only his martial arts prowess.

Green Lantern Corps

July 9, 2015
Tomasi, Peter.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine.
v. 1. Fearsome -- v. 2. Alpha war -- v. 3. Willpower -- v. 4. Rebuild -- v. 5. Uprising -- v. 6. Reckoning

G.I. Joe, America's elite : disavowed

July 9, 2015
Casey, Joe.
San Diego, California : IDW, c2013-
v. : chielfy col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published by Devil's Due in 2006.

Batman : the Jiro Kuwata Batmanga

July 6, 2015
Kuwata, Jirō, 1935- author, artist.
New York, NY : DC Comics, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
In keeping with the original Japanese format, this book reads right-to-left, and back-to-front.
In this collection of Japanese manga styled after the classic 1960s television series, the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin face off against such villains as Dr. Faceless, Lord Death Man, and the Human Ball. Available in English in its entirety for the first time!

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