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Spotlight on New Titles - July 2019

The Beckoning Shadow

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair

Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality—but she’s learned the hard way that it’s an addicting and dangerous power. But when she earns a spot in the Tournament of the Unraveling, where competitors battle it out for a chance to rewrite the past, Vesper finally has a shot to reverse the mistakes that have changed her forever. Grades 9-12



An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

The first to document the appearance of the Carls, giant robot-like statues popping up around the world, April May finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight that puts her relationships, identity and safety at risk. Grades 11+



Destination Moon:  The Remarkable and Improbable Voyage of Apollo 11 by Richard Maurer

A dramatic account of the Apollo 11 moon landing reveals the lesser-known contributions of soldiers, engineers and world leaders while sharing contextual insights into how the space program was shaped by important historical events. Grades 5-8


 The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! by Clint McElroy

In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel, we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train. Grades 10+


Dissenter on the bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life and work

Dissenter on the Bench: Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Life and Work by Victoria Ortiz

The life and career of the fiercely principled Supreme Court Justice, now a popular icon, with dramatic accounts of her landmark cases that moved the needle on legal protection of human rights, illustrated with black & white archival photographs. Grades 6-12


Wilder GirlsWilder Girls by Rory Power

Friends Hetty, Byatt, and Reece go to extremes trying to uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disease that has had them quarantined at their boarding school on a Maine island. Grades 9-12


A Danger to Herself and Others

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel

After her best friend, Agnes, goes into a coma as a result of a game of Truth or Dare, rising senior Hannah's secrets begin to escape while she is locked in a psychiatric hospital. Grades 10-12

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki

Upset about her on-again, off-again relationship with her girlfriend Laura Dean, Freddy Riley depends on her friends, a local mystic, and a relationship columnist for help in dealing with her situation. Grades 9-12

Watch Us Rise

Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson

Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated at their 'progressive' New York City high school, they decide to start a Women's Right's Club. One problem--no one shows up. That won't stop them though! Grades 8-12

What's New

Sign up to participate in a free program this summer as part of the "A Universe of Stories" Summer Reading program.  Register by calling the Library at 508-946-2470, stopping by, or emailing Christine Dargelis, Teen Librarian, at cdargeli@sailsinc.org
When the weather is hot and you're looking for something to do, drop by the Library's Teen Area where you can enjoy crafting, tabletop games and two new monthly summer programs: Teen Game Night and Middle School Book Club.