New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

July 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Express yourself : a teen girl's guide to speaking up and being who you are

July 1, 2015
Roberts, Emily.
Oakland, CA : Instant Help Books, an imprint of New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2015]
x, 211 pages ; 21 cm
Introduction: become the director of your own life -- Communicating with confidence -- Family frustrations & building better bonds -- Digital drama & texting troubles -- The social butterfly: you and your peers -- Romantic relationships -- Powerful adults & professionals -- Conclusion: the assertive you.
"Packed with fun and helpful tips, this guide will teach you how to express yourself in any situation, whether you're talking to your friends or parents, or dealing with bullies, cliques, and crushes. You'll also discover ways to speak up when you're upset, be assertive, and stay cool when intense emotions threaten to take over."--Back cover.

Battle of the Bulge : adapted from The guns at last light

June 30, 2015
Atkinson, Rick.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
xvi, 237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
An account of the Battle of the Bulge, Nazi Germany's last concerted attempt to halt the American Army advance in Europe.

Doctor Who. The twelfth doctor

June 30, 2015
Morrison, Robbie, author.
London : Titan Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
"BBC : new adventures with the Twelfth Doctor"--Cover.
v. 1. Terrorformer (collects Doctor Who: the twelfth doctor #1-5)

Batman : Arkham origins

June 30, 2015
Beechen, Adam.
144 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Batman created by Bob Kane.
"Originally published online ©2013-2014."
Young. Inexperienced. Untested. Before his one-man war to save the soul of Gotham City truly began, the vigilante known as Batman was new to its dark streets. Though his mind, body, and aresenal of crime-fighting gear had all been honed to near-perfection, his methods were unproven, his errors costly. But the Dark Knight can't afford a single mistake. The crime lord called Black Mask is out to consolidate his power over the police and politicians alike. And the arms dealer known as the Penguin is importing bigger, deadlier weapons by the day.


June 24, 2015
Kubo, Tite.
San Francisco, CA : Viz, [2004]-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Shonen Jump manga.
First published in Japan in 2001 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.

Classic G.I. Joe

June 24, 2015
Hama, Larry.
San Diego, Calif. : IDW Pub., 2009-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published as G.I. Joe: a real American hero.

Resurrection Man

June 24, 2015
Abnett, Dan.
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
"Resurrection Man created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning & Butch Guice."
v. 1. Dead again -- v. 2. A matter of death and life
Every time Mitch Shelly is killed, he returns to life with a different superpower and the compulsion to use that power for good, but has trouble completing that purpose--let alone sitting down to figure out why he's been so blessed/cursed. Instead, he's pursued by the glamorous but airheaded Body Double, a pair of murderous sociopaths who want to capture him, and by Suriel, Special Angel Taskforce, who wants to send his soul on to the afterlife.

Fantastic Four

June 24, 2015
Fraction, Matt.
New York, N.Y. : Marvel Worldwide, c2013-2015
4 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. New departure, new arrivals -- v. 2. Road trip -- v. 3. Doomed -- v. 4. The end is fourever.
When Reed and Sue decide that the family needs to relax, they take Ben, Johnny and the kids on a little vacation--through all of infinite time and space! And in the real absence of Marvel's First Family, a substitute FF, hand-picked by the real deal--Ant-Man, Medusa, She-Hulk and the all-new Miss Thing--stand ready to guard the Earth and the nascent Future Foundation ... for the four minutes that the Fantastic Four will be gone. What could possibly go wrong?

Amazing X-Men

June 24, 2015
Aaron, Jason, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. The quest for Nightcrawler -- v. 2. World war wendigo -- v. 3. Once and future juggernaut

Gun violence

June 22, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
How serious is the problem of gun violence? -- What factors contribute to gun violence? -- Do gun ownership regulations reduce gun violence? -- What should be done to reduce gun violence?
This collection of articles pro and con on gun violence debates whether gun violence is a serious problem, the factors that contribute to gun violence, the extent to which gun ownership regulations reduce gun violence, and what should be done to reduce gun violence.

The next big thing : a history of the boom-or-bust moments that shaped the modern world

June 16, 2015
Faulk, Richard, author.
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2015]
223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Gotham Academy

June 16, 2015
Cloonan, Becky, author.
[New York] : DC Comics, 2015-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Welcome to Gotham Academy
Welcome to Gotham Academy, the most prestigious school in Gotham City. Only the best and brightest students may enter its halls, study in its classrooms, explore its secret passages, summon its terrifying spirit... Okay, so Gotham Academy isn’t like other schools. But Olive Silverlock isn’t like other students. After a mysterious incident over summer break, she’s back at school with a bad case of amnesia, an even worse attitude... and an unexplained fear of bats. Olive’s supposed to show new student Maps Mizoguchi the ropes. Problem: Maps is kid sister of Kyle, Olive’s ex. Then there’s the ghost haunting the campus...the secret society conducting bizarre rituals...and Bruce Wayne, the weirdo billionaire who funds the Academy - and may know the secret to Olive’s big mystery.

Hitler's last days : the death of the Nazi regime and the world's most notorious dictator

June 16, 2015
O'Reilly, Bill.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
306 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Key Players -- Part One. The Wolf's Lair -- Part Two. Operation Watch on the Rhine -- Part Three. In the Fuhrerbunker -- Epilogue: The Battle of Berlin -- Afterword -- The Rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party -- Auschwitz-Birkenau -- The Nuremburg Trials -- Nazi Cash, Art and Stolen Possessions -- Wehrmacht, SS and Gestapo -- Josef Stalin and the Red Army -- Last Will of Adolf Hitler -- Time Line -- The Author Recommends -- Recommended Reading -- Recommended Websites -- Recommended Viewing.
"By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet their end, thus ending the Third Reich and one of the darkest chapters of history. Hitler's Last Days is a gripping account of the death of one of the most reviled villains of the 20th century--a man whose regime of murder and terror haunts the world even today. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Patton, this book will have young readers--and grown-ups too--hooked on history"-- Provided by publisher.

NightWatch : a practical guide to viewing the universe

June 16, 2015
Dickinson, Terence.
192 pages : color illustrations ; 28 x 29 cm
Edition statement from cover.
"Updated with corrections, 2014."
Discovering the cosmos -- Universe in eleven steps -- Backyard astronomy -- Stars for all seasons -- Stargazing equipment -- Probing the depths -- The planets -- Moon and sun -- Solar and lunar eclipses -- Comets, meteors and auroras -- Photographing the night sky -- Southern hemisphere night sky -- Resources.
A reference guide to the stars, galaxies, and planets that are visible in the night sky from North America and the Southern hemisphere. Includes star charts, diagrams, and photographs.

The Ultimates 2. [Vol. 1]. Gods & monsters

June 12, 2015
Millar, Mark.
New York : Marvel Comics, ©2005.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as The Ultimates 2 #1-6"--Page 2 of cover.
It's been one year since they stopped an alien invasion, and now things get hard. New members, new costumes, and 12 months of gossip to catch up on! Who's getting married? Who's divorced? Who's gone nuts since we last saw them? See Ultimate Hulk and secret origin of Ultimate Thor, and get a look at the entire Marvel Universe.

Part-time princesses

June 11, 2015
Gallagher, Monica, 1979-
Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2015.
164 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Beautiful, popular, and adored by all, Courtney, Amber, Tiffany, and Michelle can't wait to graduate and take their place among the world's elite. But when all their future plans are ruined, the girls have only one back-up plan - working as costumed princesses at the local amusement park. Unfortunately, increased gang activity has driven away all but the most loyal of customers. With the park on the verge of closing, the girls resolve to fight back, bring back their adoring customers, save the amusement park they never wanted to work at, and maybe learn something about themselves along the way.

Princess Ugg

June 11, 2015
Naifeh, Ted, author, artist.
Portland, OR : Oni Press, Inc., 2014-
105 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Princess Ülga isn't your standard princess, but her royal lineage goes back for generations. At her mother's bequest, [she] travels to the city-state of Atraesca, where the prestigious Princess Academy lies, so that she can learn about things like diplomacy-- hopefully for the benefit of her rough and tumble people. But Ülga will learn that she's more behind in her studies than she realized-- and that when you're a princess, you're bound to have a few enemies.


June 11, 2015
Stewart, Cameron, 1976?- author.
New York : DC Comics, [2015]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
v. 1. Batgirl of Burnside
Barbara Gordon's ready for a fresh start. She's packing her bags, crossing the bridge, and heading to Gotham's coolest neighborhood: Burnside. And when a freak fire burns up her costume and gear, Babs has the chance to become a whole new Batgirl! But she barely slips on her new DIY costume before Batgirl starts trending as Gotham's first viral vigilante — and attracting a new wave of enemies who want her social-media spotlight for themselves. Meanwhile, the girl beneath the gear's got a whole new crew of friends, college classes that are kicking her Bat-butt and a dating scene that can make anyone want to swipe left on life. This bat's done living in the shadows. But will the bright lights of Burnside burn her for good?

Green Arrow

June 10, 2015
Grell, Mike, author.
New York : DC Comics, c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Hunters moon -- v. 2. Here there be dragons -- v. 3. The trial of Oliver Queen
Green Arrow hunts down a child killer, races to find a lost biological weapon before Chinese spies can find it, and tackles a rash of violence against gays.

InuYasha. Volume 2

June 10, 2015
Takahashi, Rumiko, 1957-
San Francisco, CA : Viz, 2010.
558 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Pages numbered right to left.
"Three in one"--Cover.
v. 4. The thunder brothers -- v. 5. Earth and bones -- v. 6. The wind tunnel.
In both the past and the present, Kagome and Inuyasha face new enemies while on their search for the shards of the Shikon Jewel.


June 8, 2015
Kanno, Aya, 1980-
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, c2009-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.
Shojo beat manga.
First published in Japan in 2009 by Hakusensha, Inc., Tokyo.

Make it messy : my perfectly imperfect life

June 8, 2015
Samuelsson, Marcus.
New York : Delacorte Press, [2015]
213 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm

Whispered words

June 5, 2015
Ikeda, Takashi, author, artist.
Long Island City, New York : One Peace Books, 2014-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Reads in traditional Japanese format from right to left.
Sumika and Ushio are best friends. Athletic Sumika has a secret that she cannot confess--she's in love with Ushio, who only loves girly girls. when they and their crossdressing male classmate Masaki are drawn into a crazy, mixed-up love triangle, many Whispered Words remain unspoken.

Spider-Man 2099

June 4, 2015
David, Peter (Peter Allen)
New York, N.Y. : Marvel Worldwide, c2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.

Black Widow

June 3, 2015
Edmondson, Nathan, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2014]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Finely woven thread -- v. 2. The tightly tangled web
She may be an Avenger and an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., but the widow has her own mission: to atone for her past as a KGB assassin. Her methods are dirty. Her heart is cold. But her methods are flawless. On an undercover mission in Russia, she finds that the Hand of God is reaching for her - and it's as merciless and its name. Outmatched by the powerful force of this new villain, Natasha discovers a deadly globe-spanning plot. It's a race against time, and the widow has nowhere to turn for answers. A trail of blood and destruction will test her strength and cunning, but it may also test her faith.

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