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The SHS Library has recently received a collection new books: fiction, non-fiction, biographies, graphic novels and so much more. Check them out to celebrate “Freedom to Read Week!” Any questions? Contact Ms. Miller in the Library.




The Last Star: The Final Book of the 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – In a future where the Others have wiped out most of humanity, a group of young survivors tries to gain control by hijacking the Others’ final plan for human annihilation.

A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry – In this stunning debut, legends collide with reality when a boy is swept into the magical, dangerous world of a girl filled with poison.

My Lady Jane by by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows – In the tradition of The Princess Bride comes a fantastical, romantical, hilarious(ical) adventure, inspired by the true story of Lady Jane Grey.

Air by Ryan Gattis – Grey, new to inner-city Baltimore, makes a friend who introduces him to street dirt biking. When tragedy strikes, Grey’s illegal hobby becomes the centerpiece of a protest movement.

A Hundred Hours of Night by Anna Woltz – Emilia runs away to New York City, where no one knows about her father’s scandal. Despite careful planning, she doesn’t anticipate the friends she’ll make . . . or the approaching hurricane.

Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup – Frannie experiences a transformative summer when she learns her cousin, Tru, is not the idol he seems.

Heir to the Sky by Kali, princess of the floating continent of Ashra, falls to monster-infested Earth and miraculously survives. Now, she must find her way back with the help of mysterious Griffin.

Geis: A Matter of Life and Death by Alexis Deacon – Enter this supernatural and historical fantasy graphic novel where souls battle in a contest to become the ruler of an island. Full-color illustrations.

Sad Animal Facts by Brooke Barker – This menagerie pairs the more unsavory facts of life that animals face with their hilarious thoughts and reactions. It’s sneakily informative, unputdownable and laugh-out-loud funny. Full-color illustrations.

Bubonic Panic: When Plague Invaded America by Gail Jarrow – In San Francisco in 1900, a man died of bubonic plague, initiating a battle between the public health officials who urged that serious measures be taken, and politicians who denied the plague’s presence. Frequently asked questions. Glossary. Time line. Further reading. Author’s note. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

Caravaggio: Painter on the Run by Marissa Moss – Caravaggio was on a defiant mission to change the art world. Bold with his brush, he was equally brash in his life, picking fights and getting arrested. Black-and-white sketches. Author’s note. Time line. Bibliography.

Aluta by Adwoa Badoe – For eighteen-year-old Charlotte, university life is better than she’d ever dreamed. But exposed to new ideas in 1981 Ghana may be the most dangerous adventure of all. Author’s note. Glossary.



Summer Days and Summer Nights: 12 Love Stories by Stephanie Perkins – Tales of summer love—from the searingly real to the endearingly fantastical—by twelve popular authors, including Libba Bray, Veronica Roth, and Tim Federle.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson – Andie has her summer planned: important internship, friends, and flings. Then her father’s political scandal upends everything and leads her to a dog-walking job . . . and a boy named Clark.

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick – Dutiful Nanette rebels against her ordinary life after reading a cult-classic non-conformist novel. But rebellion takes a toll when her romance with another fan of the book reveals his instability.

Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana – A message from an alternate Earth, light years away, is intercepted by NASA, dramatically changing the course of one Indian-American girl’s junior year.

The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand – Justin has only three-and-a-half weekends to film his epic zombie movie. He has a $5,000 budget from his grandmother, and Alicia, his crush, as the lead. But first, he needs to write the script—and make it good.

Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan – The anonymous and epic prank-pulling Chaos Club has framed Max and four other students. Now it’s time for payback—and time to expose the club once and for all.

Votes of Confidence: A Young Person’s Guide to American Elections by Jeff Fleischer – Why does America have a bicameral legislature? What do political polls really measure? A clear and comprehensive history of the electoral process and guide to becoming an informed voter.

The Hill by Karen Bass – Based on the Cree Wîhtiko legend and inspired by the real story of a remote plane crash, something eerie is happening in the northern Alberta landscape.



Tumbling by Caela Carter – Camille, Grace, Leigh, Monica, and Wilhemina are competing at the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials. Just how far will each girl go to ensure she makes the team? And who will walk away? Glossary of gymnastics terms.

Justin: Blacktop #1  by LJ Alonge – Challenged to play “the boys from Ghosttown,” a legendary neighborhood basketball team, Justin must put together a lineup. But how will he—“uncoordinated like you wouldn’t believe”—lead them to victory?

Shiny Broken Pieces: A Tiny Pretty Things Novel by Sona Charaipotra – Who are the American Ballet Company’s next stars? Will they include Gigi, who was hit by a car last year; Bette, who might have pushed her in front of it; and June, who has secrets of her own?

Janae: Blacktop #2 by LJ Alonge – When the chance comes around for Janae to take her game to the next level, she knows she’ll make the cut. It’s all about skill—luck’s got nothing to do with it. Right?

LGBTQ+ Athletes Claim the Field: Striving for Equality by Kirstin Cronn-Mills – Social attitudes, institutional policies, and laws have been slow to change, but they are catching up, and LGBTQ+ athletes are finding opportunity and success. Time line. Source notes. Glossary. Selected bibliography. Resources for further information. Index. Full-color photographs.

newbooks4_sept2016 Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard – Melia and her two younger siblings are newly orphaned, but there’s little time to mourn. It’s the Depression and there’s a family business to run, so Melia has to find them a stand-in father—and fast.

Before We Go Extinct by Karen Rivers – Sharky, devastated by the death of his best friend, is sent to stay with his father on an abandoned island. There, he meets a girl who shows him how to live—and love—again.

A World Without You by Beth Revis – After the unexpected loss of his girlfriend, a teenage boy suffering from delusions is convinced that he can travel through time to save her.

Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil – A doomsday prediction is circulating in Alba’s hometown, but Alba is more concerned about her writer’s block, best-friend tension, and the fact that she’s not ready for life after high school. Black-and-white illustrations.

This is the Story of You by Beth Kephart – Before the superstorm destroyed her island hometown, Mira “thought the waves would rise up, toss down, rinse clean, and that I would still be standing here, solid. I was wrong about everything.”

The Rose and the Dagger (Sequel to The Wrath and the Dawn) by  Renée Ahdieh –  Shahrzad has been torn from her husband Khalid, and her childhood sweetheart, Tariq, now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Caught between loyalties to people she loves, Shahrzad refuses to be a pawn. Map of Khorasan.

newbooks5_sept2016Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley – Solomon is agoraphobic and hasn’t left his house in three years. Lisa desperately wants to get into a top-tier college psychology program. How can she prove her worth? By “fixing” Solomon.

Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia – Reshma, a habitual over-achiever, eventually learns that meaningful relationships can be more important than success.

The Passion of Dolssa by Julie Berry – In thirteenth-century Provensa, a devotedly religious girl flees Church executioners who claim she’s a heretic. She finds refuge in a seaside town where Church authority lacks high regard. Map. Dramatis Personae. Author’s historical note. Glossaries. Additional reading. Selected bibliography.

Pond by Claire-Louise Bennett – Pond captures the interior reality of an unnamed young woman living a mostly solitary existence on the outskirts of a small coastal village.

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren – This memoir of Hope Jahren’s life as a scientist—filled with research trips around the United States and the world—is also a revelatory book about plant life. Appendix. Bibliography.

Land of Enchantment by Leigh Stein – Set in New Mexico, this is a literary memoir about young love, obsession, and loss, and how a relationship that hurts the most is often the hardest to walk away from. Works consulted. Resources for help with intimate-partner violence.

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