New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

September 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


September 21, 2017
Walden, Tillie, 1996- author, illustrator.
New York : First Second, 2017.
395 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
For ten years, figure skating was Tillie Walden's life. She woke before dawn for morning lessons, went straight to group practice after school, and spent weekends competing at ice rinks across the state. Skating was a central piece of her identity, her safe haven from the stress of school, bullies, and family. But as she switched schools, got into art, and fell in love with her first girlfriend, she began to question how the close-minded world of figure skating fit in with the rest of her life, and whether all the work was worth it given the reality: that she, and her friends on the team, were nowhere close to Olympic hopefuls. The more Tillie thought about it, the more Tillie realized she'd outgrown her passion--and she finally needed to find her own voice.

Star Wars. Poe Dameron

September 14, 2017
Soule, Charles, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2016-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Black squadron -- v. 2. The gathering storm

Sakura Hime : the legend of Princess Sakura

September 14, 2017
Tanemura, Arina.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, 2011-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.
Book reads right to left.
"First published in Japan in 2008 by Shueisha"--Colophon, v. 1.
"Sakura is the granddaughter of a mysterious moon princess who slew demons with her Blood Cherry Blossom sword. All her life Sakura has been forbidden to look at the full moon without knowing why. Then one night, unhappy over her impending marriage, Sakura gazes up at the moon, only to see a demon attacking her. Princess Sakura has been engaged to Prince Oura since birth. Aoba, an emissary from the court, has come to accompany her move to the capital for her upcoming nuptials. Taking a dislike to Aoba and wanting to escape a life arranged by others, Sakura runs away--and finds she's caught up to her true destiny"

Black holes : the weird science of the most mysterious objects in the universe

September 13, 2017
Latta, Sara L.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2017]
120 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
What is a black hole? -- The black hole at the center of the Milky Way -- Kaboom!, when black holes collide -- What's on the horizon? -- Black holes just wanna have fun : they burp, they blow bubbles, and they play in galactic sandboxes.

Welcome home : an anthology on love and adoption

September 8, 2017
Mendota Heights, MN : Flux, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc., 2017.
340 pages ; 21 cm
Carlos and the fifteen year old heart / Adi Alsaid -- Strong enough / Karen Atkins -- The sign / Erica M. Chapman -- Up by a million / Caela Carter -- Mama's eyes / Libby Cudmore -- A kingdom bright and burning / Dave Connis -- Webbed / Julie Esbaugh -- Life: starring Tallulah Grey / Lauren Gibaldi -- Salvation / Shannon Gibney -- Twenty-seven days / Jenny Kaczorowski -- Ink drips black / Julie Leung -- Upon the horizon's verge / Sangu Mandanna -- Lullaby / Matthew Quinn Martin -- Census man / Mindy McGinnis -- Invited / Lauren Morrill -- Empty lens / Tameka Mullins -- A lesson in biology / Sammy Nickalls -- Tunneling through / Shannon Parker -- These broken stars / C.J. Redwine -- The snow-covered sidewalk / Randy Ribay -- Deeply / William Ritter -- Meant to be broken / Stephanie Scott -- Moving the body / Natasha Sinel -- In pieces / Eric Smith -- Peace of paper / Courtney C. Stevens -- Happy beginning / Nic Stone -- The take back / Kate Watson -- Jar of broken wishes / Tristina Wright.
A collection of nearly thirty contemporary short stories by YA authors centered on the theme of adoption.

Project you : more than 50 ways to calm down, de-stress, and feel great

September 7, 2017
Andrus, Aubre, author.
North Mankato, Minnesota : Switch Press, a Capstone imprint, [2017]
157 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Award-winning author Aubre Andrus shares more than 50 do-right-now projects that will help you beat stress, smile big, and discover a calmer, more blissful you."--Provided by publisher.

G.I. Joe : a real American hero

September 6, 2017
Hama, Larry.
San Diego, CA : IDW Pub., c2011-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Artists vary between volumes.

Spider-Man 2099

September 6, 2017
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Out of time -- v. 2. Spider-verse -- v. 3. Smack to the future -- v. 4. Gods and women -- v. 5. Civil war II -- v. 6. Apocalypse soon

Alexander Hamilton, revolutionary

September 6, 2017
Brockenbrough, Martha, author.
New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The subject of the most humiliating criticism" -- A Son of Liberty -- "It's a collegian!" -- Love, war, and glory's price -- "All for love" -- "I must tell you, Sir, you treat me with disrespect" -- "Rocking the cradle and ... fleecing my neighbours" -- The Federalist -- Mr. Secretary -- Genius and fool -- Hamilton's heart -- "This is a mortal wound" -- Epilogue -- Hamilton's family -- Allies & enemies -- Time line -- The natural world: diseases and hurricanes -- A brief history of the colonies -- Early government -- Ball gowns, pointy shoes, and ornate wigs -- What combat was like -- The arms were bare -- Artillery -- How the early trade cycle worked -- Relations with tribal nations -- A brief history of the sugar trade -- Federalism vs. Antifederalism -- Rules for duels -- The sad life of Aaron Burr -- Major battles of the Revolutionary War.
Born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager, Alexander Hamilton nonetheless rose to a position of power and influence in colonial America. His military career brought him fame; his groundbreaking and enduring policy continues to shape American government today; his salacious and scandalous personal life and his heartrending end have made him immortal.

Can your smartphone change the world?

September 6, 2017
Paisley, Erinne, 1997- author.
Victoria, British Columbia : Orca Book Publishers, 2017.
133 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
"This work of nonfiction, in the PopActivism series for teens, looks at how you can use a smartphone as a tool for social justice."-- Provided by publisher.

Marco Polo : dangers and visions

September 6, 2017
Tabilio, Marco, author.
Minneapolis : Graphic Universe, 2017.
207 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Marco Polo, once a traveler, then a soldier, sits inside a prison cell. Battered and feverish, he speaks of his journeys -- and takes his first steps into the pages of history. The son of a traveling merchant, Marco Polo spent his early years among the ports of Venice, Italy. As a young man, he headed eastward with his father and his uncle, toward the lands of the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. Their journey from Europe into Asia, marked by risks, setbacks, and discoveries, transformed every person involved. It also led to one of the world's most studied, most debated travelogues. Marco Tabilio, an emerging talent of Italian cartooning, creates a graphic novel in the form of a puzzle and finds the coming-of-age tale within the legend of Marco Polo"--Book jacket.

Spider-Man : revenge of the Green Goblin

September 6, 2017
Mackie, Howard.
New York, N.Y. : Marvel Worldwide, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form as Amazing Spider-Man #20-29 and Annual 2001, Spider-Man: revenge of the Green Goblin #1-3, and Peter Parker: Spider-Man #25 and #29.

All-star Batman

September 6, 2017
Snyder, Scott, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. My own worst enemy
"Batman finds himself trying to help old friend Harvey Dent ... now known as the villainous Two-Face. The Dark Knight accompanies his foe on a cross-country trip to fix his scarred face and hopefully end the Two-Face identity forever. But when the former Gotham City D.A. sets a plan into motion to free himself, the road gets bumpy and every assassin, bounty hunter and ordinary citizen with something to hide comes out in force with one goal: kill Batman! Handcuffed together on the road to Bat-hell, this is Batman and Two-Face as you've never seen them before!"-- Provided by publisher.

Alex Rider. Scorpia : the graphic novel

August 31, 2017
Horowitz, Anthony, 1955- author.
Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2017.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Title from cover.
"After learning a terrible secret about his father, teen spy Alex Rider travels to Venice to uncover the truth about his past. But the truth lies with a criminal organization known as Scorpia. When he agrees to train as an assassin and is given a target that he knows well, Alex must make a choice: work with MI6 once more or betray everything he believes in"--Amazon.

Five nights at Freddy's : the Freddy files

August 30, 2017
Cawthon, Scott, 1971-
New York, NY : Scholastic Inc., [2017]
158 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The official guidebook to the bestselling video game series"--Cover.
"Based on the series five nights at Freddy's" --t.p.
Five nights at Freddy's -- Five nights at Freddy's 2 -- Five nights at Freddy's 3 -- Five nights at Freddy's 4 -- Five nights at Freddy's: sister location -- The novel series.
"Fans and gamers can immerse themselves in the series' mythology, gameplay, and secrets as we unwind the twisted mysteries hidden at the heart of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. Delving into each game, players can map the animatronics' paths, learn how the timed elements of the games work, and discover how to trigger unique events"--Page [4] of cover.

Behind the song

August 30, 2017
363 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes a brief biography of each contributor and a songlist.
Suburbiana (Or , the return of super frog) / by David Arnold -- Miss atomoic bomb / by Anthony Breznican -- Cold beverage" the song I wrote that changed my life / by G. Love -- Tiffany twisted / by Ellen Hopkins -- How miracles begin / by James Howe -- The opposite of ordinary / by Beth Kephart -- About you now / by Elisa Ludwig -- You know something's happening here (but you don't know what it is) / by Jonathan Maberry -- Time to soar / by Donn Thompson Morelli, a. k. a. Donn T -- City girl / by E. C. Myers -- Second chances / by Ellen Oh -- Anyone other than me / Tiffany Schmidt -- The ride / by Suzanne Young -- Doomed? / by K. M. Walton.
An anthology of stories and personal essays exploring how music inspires creativity and can change one's life, written by award-winning young adult authors and contemporary musicians.

Bernie Sanders guide to political revolution

August 29, 2017
Sanders, Bernard, author.
xii, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Based on the book Our revolution: a future to believe in by Bernie Sanders, published by Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press"--Tile page verso.
A practical guide to effecting change in today's world from Senator Bernie Sanders. Throughout the 2016 Presidential campaign, Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform and a vision for America worth fighting for. This vision calls for an economic, environmental, health care, and social justice revolution beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans, especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences of decisions made now.

Sexual decisions : the ultimate teen guide

August 29, 2017
Gowen, L. Kris, 1968- author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
xix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Revision of: Making sexual decisions / L. Kris Gowen. 2003.

Bold love : a letter to my young sisters

August 29, 2017
Bolds, Terri M., author.
60 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Ugly -- Our minds -- Maslow's theory -- Learned behavior -- Daddy woes -- Daddy's girl -- Worthy -- Melanin me -- Conclusion.
"Bold love: a letter to my young sisters is a love letter full of personal experiences, science and deliberate encouragement to help one move through the challenges related to self-esteem, absent relationships and racial challenges"--Back cover.

Civil disobedience

August 29, 2017
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.
142 pages ; 23 cm.
Civil disobedience has successfully been used many times in the past / New World Encyclopedia editors -- Philosophers and activists have long debated the use and morality of civil disobedience / Donald M. Borchert -- Civil disobedience is a threat to our society / Morris L. Leibman -- Civil disobedience is a christian act / Duane Heffelbower -- Christians must use civil disobedience against our nuclear security state / Jeremy Brecher -- Students must find ways to take non-violent action against climate change / Harvard University Center for the Environment -- The time is now to use mass action to stop crimes against the environment / Kara Moses -- Pro-life activists can and should use civil disobedience against abortion / Francis J. Beckwith -- Civil disobedience must be used according to Martin Luther King Jr.'s principles / John Dear -- Civil disobedience plays an important role in democracy / Kayla Starr -- Civil disobedience will always be necessary, but we must keep it relevant / Philip Wright -- War tax resistance works against unjust wars / David Gross -- Resisting war tax is as necessary today as it was in colonial America / War resister league -- Online activists can be treated as criminals under the computer fraud and abuse act / Christie Thompson -- Hacktivism will become an important tool in future civil disobedience / Gavin Miller.

Banned books

August 29, 2017
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.
88 pages ; 23 cm.
Banning and challenging are two different things / News Staff, Business & Heritage Clarksville -- Even librarians ban books / Scott DiMarco -- Do the reasons for banning books stack up? / Jamie Leigh -- Book banning's greatest achievement is to reflect our current culture / Clay Calvert -- Banned Books Week is propaganda / Dan Kleinman -- Banned books can be a tool for addressing race / Ashley Lauren Samsa -- Look to the First Amendment / National Coalition Against Censorship -- Parental involvement is critical in reading selections / Rebecca Hagelin -- Filtering in public libraries has gone too far / David McMenemy -- Bans distract from the real value of books / Beth Younger -- Censorship is a loss to culture / Afsaneh Rigot -- Librarians must resist self-censoring / Caitlin McCabe -- Book banning is irrelevant in the information age / Steven Petite -- Technology offers new challenges to censorship / Robert Wheaton -- Why book banning fails / Philip Nel.

Corporate farming

August 29, 2017
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, [2018]
208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- Can we feed the world without corporate farms? -- Industrial farming may not be as bad as we think / Steve Savage -- Corporate, industrial agriculture has already failed to feed the world / Dawn Gifford -- Sustainable farming methods will provide not just more food, but better food / Zareen Pervez Bharucha -- Organic crops alone can't feed the world / James E. McWilliams -- Organic farming methods are almost as productive as conventional methods / Lauren C. Ponisio -- "Can organic farming feed the world?" is not even the right question / Brian Halweil -- Is corporate farming environmentally sustainable? -- American's political commitment to producing corn at the expense of other crops damages the environment / Bill Hewitt -- Modern industrial agriculture is destroying the ecosystem / Peter Saunders -- The scientific debate about gm foods is over : they're safe / Michael White -- Factory farming needs more government regulation / Will Allen -- Sloppy analysis shakes the public's faith in science / Geoffrey Kabat -- An agricultural shift in Cuba could mean ecological disaster / Miguel Altieri -- Is corporate farming economically sustainable? -- Local food economies can thrive / Olga Bonfiglio -- Farms get big out of economic necessity / Carrie Mess -- Small farming could create jobs, if big industry would step back and let them / Gene Logsdon -- Family farming can't support a family / Jaclyn Moyer -- Corporate farming is more economically efficient than family farming in most circumstances / Nathan Wittmaack -- Is corporate farming morally justifiable? -- Those who say GMOs are safe to eat are not objective / Nadia Prupis -- Opposition to genetically engineered foods is based on bad science and dishonest hype / Layla Katiraee -- Genetically engineered crops are safe to eat / Kelly Servick -- Pesticides, not GMOs, are harming farmworkers and children in rural areas / Liza Gross -- Democracy demands that control of the food system be in the hands of the citizens / Alana Mann -- Periodical and internet sources bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.

Immigration bans

August 29, 2017
New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, 2018.
232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
How much does the US economy rely on immigrant labor? Economists disagree about the impact of immigrants on the US economy / Becky W. Evans ; Illegal immigration costs US taxpayers billions of dollars each year / Jack Martin and Eric A. Ruark ; Ten ways immigrants help build and strengthen our economy / Jason Furman and Danielle Gray ; There are no jobs specifically for immigrants that natives do not risk losing / Steven A. Camarota and Karen Zeigler ; Immigrants do jobs natives won't do / Bryan Caplan ; The facts show immigrants benefit our economy / CAP Immigration Team -- Do increased border control and deportations actually work? To reduce illegal immigration, allow legal immigration / Alex Nowrasteh ; When parents get deported, it's their children who suffer / Erynn Elizabeth Reitmayer ; Securing the Mexican border will protect the US from ISIS / Raymond Ibrahim ; Border security is the most effective way to control immigration / Alex Nowrasteh ; Deportation affects the health and well being of future generations / Erika L. Sanchez ; Zero illegal immigration is unrealistic / Theresa Cardinal Brown.

Skip beat

August 28, 2017
Nakamura, Yoshiki.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, c2006-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2002 by Hakusensha, Inc., Tokyo.

All-new X-Men : Inevitable

August 28, 2017
Hopeless, Dennis, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Ghosts of cyclops -- v. 2. Apocalypse wars -- v. 3. Hell hath so much fury -- v. 4. IVX

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