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New Arrivals - Teen Nonfiction

Empower yourself in today's highly connected, socially conscious world as you learn how to wield your passions, digital tools, and the principles of social entrepreneurship to affect real change in your schools, communities, and beyond. Contains profiles of successful projects, step-by-step guides to applied changemaking, and a variety of resources.

Zeina Abirached's memoir of life in war-torn Beirut focuses on details such as her brother's shrapnel collection, which attest to omnipresent tension and danger.

"The memoir of Michaela DePrince, who lived the first few years of her life in war-torn Sierra Leone until being adopted by an American family. Now seventeen, she is one of the premiere ballerinas in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

"Anise Yamamoto has been told that if she ever removes the rose choker given to her by her father, a terrible punishment will befall her. Unfortunately she loses that choker when a bat-like being named Ninufa falls from the sky and hits her. Ninufa gives Anise four cards representing four knights whom she can summon with a kiss. But now that she has these gorgeous men at her beck and call, what exactly is her quest?!"--From publisher description.

"Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It's a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It's a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. But things become a lot more complicated when Anda befriends a gold farmer -- a poor Chinese kid whose avatar in the game illegally collects valuable objects and then sells them to players from developed countries with money to burn. This behavior is strictly against the rules in Coarsegold, but Anda soon comes to realize that questions of right and wrong are a lot less straightforward when a real person's real livelihood is at stake" --cover flap.

"A transgender girl shares her personal journey of growing up as a boy and then undergoing gender reassignment during her teens"-- Provided by publisher.

"Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning teen memoir"-- Provided by publisher

"Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love"--Provided by publisher.

"Yato is a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he's set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he'll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can't afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school"--From publisher description.

Sad at the thought of spending Christmas alone, Kurumi Sagara goes out for a walk. While she's crossing the street, a boy bumps into her, and a rein suddenly appears that binds them together. The overjoyed boy tells her she's his master and that she's a Santa Claus. Kurumi dismisses him as a crazy person, but then he transforms into a reindeer?!

To be close to her idol, track-and-field star Mizuki is going to an all-guys' school and disguising herself as a boy!

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to. Our Neighbor's Housey though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in A Lady's Hands Are Cold. You might try to figure out what is haunting My Friend Janna, or discover that your brother's fiancée may not be what she seems in The Nesting Place. And of course you must revisit the horror of His Face All Red, the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

"Trevor Loomis is trying to survive the year at Satan's Prep so he can transfer to Purgatory, but plans change when Persephone Plumm starts at the school"-- Provided by publisher.

"The year is 1675. Caught up in a conflict he barely understands, a portly Buddhist warrior monk named Shi Long Páng sets out to find his brothers after the destruction of their temple at the hands of the Qing dynasty. Now, the fate of his order might rest squarely on the crown of his perfectly spherical head. But life outside the temple won't be easy for a wandering Shaolin monk--not with all the spies, corrupt officials, and pretty girls lurking around every corner. One part historical fiction, one part kung fu action adventure comedy drama... explores the history and legend of the Shaolin Temple's murky past"--From publisher description.

Looks at the events of the Chernobyl Nuclear Accident in the Ukraine, describing how scientists are monitoring the effects of radiation on the wildlife that continue to live there and what this means for the human population surrounding the area

"A teenager's memoir of the experinces of bullying, being HIV positive and surviving the experiences to become a force for positive change in this world"-- Provided by publisher.