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If you are a teen and looking for some inexpensive entertainment this summer, the Lawrenceburg Library is the place for you!
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Are you a fan of Margaret Stohl’s other books? (Beautiful Creatures Series written with Kami Garcia) Then you are definitely going to want to check out her newest series Icons. The next book in the series Idols comes out in July.
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We’ve got some great new titles in the YA Non-Fiction section. Here’s just a few:
By McClafferty, Carla Killough
“When the 1905 football season ended, nineteen players were dead and countless others were critically injured. The public was outraged. The game had reached a make-or-break moment—fourth down and inches. Coaches, players, fans, and even the president of the United States had one last chance: change football or leave the field.
Football’s defenders managed to move the chains. Rule changes and reforms after 1905 saved the game and cleared the way for it to become America’s most popular sport. But they didn’t fix everything. “
Award-winning author Carla Killough McClafferty takes readers on a bone-crunching journey from football’s origins to the latest research on concussion and traumatic brain injuries in the sport. Fourth Down and Inches features exclusive photography and interviews with scientists, players, and the families of athletes who have literally given everything to the game. (Amazon)
YA 617.481044MCC and ebook
By Sandler, Martin W.
While Americans fought for freedom and democracy abroad, fear and suspicion towards Japanese Americans swept the country after Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor. Culling information from extensive, previously unpublished interviews and oral histories with Japanese American survivors of internment camps, Martin W. Sandler gives an in-depth account of their lives before, during their imprisonment, and after their release. Bringing readers inside life in the internment camps and explaining how a country that is built on the ideals of freedom for all could have such a dark mark on its history, this in-depth look at a troubling period of American history sheds light on the prejudices in today’s world and provides the historical context we need to prevent similar abuses of power.
- (McMillan Palgrave)
YA 940.531773 SAN
By Stone, Tanya Lee
Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America’s first black paratroopers, who fought against little-known attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II, and “proved that the color of a man had nothing to do with his ability.” – (Baker & Taylor)
A 2014 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist
YA 920.928 STO
By Swanson, James
A dramatic account of the 35th president’s assassination is presented in the author’s signature “you are there” style and imparts the urgent pace and riveting details of key events while sharing informative back matter and archival photos. – (Baker & Taylor)
YA 973.922092 SWA
By Bascomb, Neal
Recounts how, sixteen years after the end of World War II, a team of undercover Israeli agents captured the Nazi war criminal, Adolf Eichmann, in a remote area of Argentina and brought him to trial in Israel for crimes committed during the Holocaust. – (Baker & Taylor)
YA 364.151092 BAS
By Dotson, Alison
Part memoir, part self-help for teens, Being Me with OCD tells the story of how obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) dragged the author to rock bottom—and how she found hope, got help, and eventually climbed back to a fuller, happier life. Using anecdotes, self-reflection, guest essays, and thorough research, Dotson explains what OCD is and how readers with OCD can begin to get better. With humor, specific advice, and an inspiring, been-there-beat-that attitude, readers will find the book simultaneously touching and practical.
- (Free Spirit)
YA 616.8522700835 DOT & ebook
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Lina is a 15-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941 when the Soviets arrest her family. They
sentence her father to death and send Lina, her mother, and her 10-year-old brother,
Jonas, to prison camps in Siberia. Amid the brutal conditions in the camps, the only
thing that keeps Lina going is the love of her family and her art.
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The thrill of being home alone suddenly diminishes for Alex when a Super Volcano erupts in Yellowstone, spreading ash and darkness throughout the United States. Alex begins a journey in the darkness and falling ash to find his parents, only to discover a suddenly violent new world. With the help of a girl he meets, Darla, he uncovers new strengths and skills to survive this new world.
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Have you had a chance to read the Eliot Rosewater nominees for 2013-2014? The first on the list is Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. 16-year-old Anna is not looking forward to spending her senior year at a French boarding school in Paris. She has friends, a possible boyfriend, and a life, but her father won’t hear any of her protests, so off she goes. Once in Paris, Anna meets some of her fellow students and begins to make friends. She also finds herself falling for Etienne, a French boy with a girlfriend, so Anna tells herself she is content to just be his friend.
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How many wires and gadgets are in Wiress’ stash? Stop in the YA room at either building to enter your guess for a chance to win a goodie bag of Hunger Games items! Contest for grades 7-12, one entry per person. Contest runs through November 23, and the winner will be the person closest to the actual number without going over.
Posted 8 months, 2 weeks ago at 2:39 pm. Add a comment
Fall Break is here!! Looking for something to fill your afternoon? Join us on Tuesday Oct. 15 at the Lawrenceburg Main Library for a Dr. Who Party!
Everyone will be able to make their very own Sonic Screwdriver . Come dressed as your favorite character and you could win a prize! Register at http://www.lpld.lib.in.us/teens/events.html.
The fun begins at 2:00 and remember: Time is not a straight line – it’s all wibbly wobbly!