Back Teens | April Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Teens  
Tommy: The Gun That Changed America

Karen Blumenthal · Roaring Brook Press, 2015.
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

John Taliaferro Thompson had a mission: to develop a lightweight, fast-firing weapon that would help Americans win on the battlefield. His Thompson submachine gun could deliver a hundred bullets in a matter of seconds -- but didn't find a market in the U.S. military. Instead, the Tommy...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Tru Detective

Norah McClintock · Orca Book Publishers
Format: Print book

Truman s parents are out of town, and he has made plans with his girlfriend, Natalia. When she doesn t show up, he is angry. But when he finds out she has been murdered, Truman becomes the prime suspect. With no alibi, he must try to find the truth behind his girlfriend s violent death....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Summiting Everest: How a Photograph Celebrates Teamwork at the Top of the World

Emma Carlson Berne · Compass Point Books
Format: Paperback

The summit of Mount Everest—the highest place on Earth. Could it be conquered? Could a climber literally stand on top of the world? No one had ever reached the summit and returned alive. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay wanted to be the first. Not far from the top, before their...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Careers in Computer Support

Jeri Freedman · Rosen Publishing
Format:  Book : Juvenile audience : English : First Edition

80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Read More check catalog
 
 
Party Games: A Fear Street Novel

R. L. Stine · St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Hardcover

R.L. Stine's hugely successful young adult horror series Fear Street is back with the first new book in almost 2 decades. With more than 80 million copies sold around the world, Fear Street is one of the bestselling young adult series of all time. Now, with Party Games, R.L. Stine revives...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Dime

E. R. Frank · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 315
Format: Print book

The realities of teen prostitution are revealed in this eye-opening, heartbreaking story from the author of America, which BOOKLIST called "a piercing, unforgettable novel" and Kirkus Reviews deemed "a work of sublime humanity."As a teen girl in Newark, New Jersey,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Gemina

Amie Kaufman · New York
Pages: 672
Format: Print book

The highly anticipated sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller that critics are calling "out-of-this-world awesome." Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna's social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Half a World Away

Cynthia Kadohata · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award. Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows hes an epic fail. Thats why his family...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Bull

David Elliott · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

SEE THE STORY OF THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT Minos thought he could Pull a fast one On me, Poseidon! God of the Sea! But I'm the last one On whom you Should try such a thing. The nerve of that guy. The balls. The audacity. I AM THE OCEAN! I got capacity! Depths! Darkness!...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Professional Athletes

Margaret Haerens · Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning,
Pages: 206
Format: Print book

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title addresses various issues related...
Read More check catalog
 
 
When Morning Comes

Arushi Raina · Tradewind Books
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

It's 1976 in South Africa, and four young people are living in Johannesburg and its black township, Soweto: Zanele, a black female student organizer; Meena, a South Asian girl working at her father's shop; Jack, an Oxford-bound white student; and Thabo, a teen-gang member, or tsotsi....
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Leaving

Tara Altebrando · Bloomsbury
Pages: 421
Format: Print book

Eleven years ago, six kindergartners went missing without a trace. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return. They're sixteen, and they are . . . fine. Scarlett comes home and finds a mom she barely recognizes, and doesn't...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Upside of Unrequited

Becky Albertalli · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

"Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book." - Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss"I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read." - Julie Murphy,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Waking in Time

Angie Stanton · Switch Press
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

Still mourning the loss of her beloved grandmother and shaken by her mysterious, dying request to "find the baby, " Abbi has just arrived at UW Madison for her freshman year. But on her second day, she wakes up to a different world: 1983. That is just the first stop on Abbi's...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Black City

Elizabeth Richards · Speak; Reprint edition
Format: Book

A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie...
Read More check catalog