April 25, 2023
After stumbling upon a strange, golden pyramid that imbues him with a legendary power, Zero is recruited to take part in a dangerous, intergalactic quest to track down the infamous mask of the Shaman King.
Michelle A. Barry
Crumbling under the pressure at her elite school on the moon, misfit Myra Hodger discovers a lab full of toxic plants and uses her botanical magic to weed out its secrets, but quickly discovers some will do anything to take those secrets to the grave.
While navigating her own feelings of displacement, 12-year-old Fred befriends a few refugees seeking safety from war-torn Kosovo, forever changing all of their lives and completely redrawing her personal map of friends, family, home and community.
Megan Frazer Blakemore
Hidden away on a remote island infused with magic, cursed princess Harbor Rose, with her kingdom in danger, must decide if she should wait for the prophesied hero to save her or take matters into her own hands.
Debbi Michiko Florence
Susannah Mikami dreams of becoming a famous sushi chef like her dad. Only he refuses to teach her, and won't tell her why. So when she meets Koji, a cute boy who wants to help her cook up some trouble in the kitchen-- and film online tutorials to show the world her mad skills-- Sana is all in.
Determined to teach their new teacher who is boss, Oliver Zhan and his best friend Nathan realize Mr. Aidact is not what they expected and, suspecting something fishy, must get to the bottom of the mystery.
Taking boxing lessons to handle his abusive stepdad, talented artist Trev, who needs his hands to help him build a better future, must decide whether to use them to build or to knock down.
While preparing for the last major dance competition before they graduate from eighth grade and go to separate high schools in NYC, Cory must balance the expectations of his parents, school, crew and his new friend as pressure mounts from all sides.
J 323.0922 BAP
Readers will meet two brave Black women who stood up against segregation, setting in motion the Montgomery Bus Boycott and showing the nation how positive change can start with a single defiant act.
JB SANTAT DAN
This graphic memoir is based on bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat's awkward middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life.
T 940.5318 DRO
A tale of the bond between Jewish upholsterer Gustav Kleinmann and his son Fritz that proved stronger than the Nazi concentration camps that sought to break them both, drawn from the entries of Gustav's diary and other eyewitness testimony.
P. O'Connell Pearson
T 279.263 PEA
Taking readers back in time to a deeply troubling chapter in American history, this book shows how many Black students stood up and became young activists after their school system denied them a public education.
Katie Van Heidrich
J 362.5 VAN
After being evicted from their home, 13-year-old Katie Wingate and her family move into an Extended Stay America Motel where she tries to lead a normal life, all the while wondering if things would be easier living with her father.
I'm a youth services librarian who loves rainy days spent curled up with a good book. I enjoy reading all genres, but my favorites are historical fiction and fantasy. I also love reading fan fiction! When I am not reading, I can be found binging TV shows, going for nature walks and brewing lots and lots of coffee.