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Our One Town One Read Youth Companion Novel is Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. To accompany that pick, Abbey recommends books from the teen nonfiction collection on the topic of immigration. Books featured include:

Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card by Sara Saedi
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guererro
We Are Here to Stay: Voices of Undocumented Young Adults by Susan Kuklin
We Are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai

Abbey recommends some books featuring boats. Books included are:

The Whydah: A Pirate Ship Feared, Wrecked, and Found by Martin W. Sandler
The Mermaid, The Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
Downriver by Will Hobbs
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

Abbey recommends some music themed books from our teen collection. Books featured include:

All Summer Long by Hope Larson
The Midnights by Sarah Nicole Smetana
This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow
Music From Another World by Robin Talley
The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu
Spin by Lamar Giles

Abbey recommends books newly added to the teen collection. Books featured include:

The Desolations of Devil’s Acre by Ransom Riggs
Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
Lore by Alexandra Bracken
Skyhunters by Marie Lu
Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson
Game Changer by Neal Shusterman
City of Villains by Estelle Laure

Abbey recommends some books on the topic of pandemics. Books featured are:

Fever Year: The Killer Flu of 1918 written and illustrated by Don Brown
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
A Death Struck Year by Makiia Lucier
The Electric Kingdom by David Arnold
Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Abbey recommends books newly added to the Teen Graphic Novel Collection. Books featured include:

Class Act by Jerry Craft
Ironheart, Vol. 1: Those With Courage by by Eve L. Ewing, Kevin Libranda, Luciano Vecchio, G. Geoffo
Beyonders Vol 1: The Mapmakers by Paul Jenkins and Wesley St. Claire
Brightly Woven: The Graphic Novel by Alexandra Bracken, adapted by Leigh Dragoon and art by Kit Seaton
Fantastic tales of Nothing by Alejandra Green & Fanny Rodriguez
The Weirn Books: Be Wary of the Silent Woods by Svetlana Chmakova

Abbey recommends the following books:

The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed
X by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon
It All Comes Down to This by Karen English
Crossing Ebenezer Creek by Tonya Bolden
Daughters of Jublilation by Kara Lee Corthron

Abbey recommends the following books:

Superman Smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang, art by Gurihiru
Mary Underwater by Shannon Doleski
Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, illustrations by Rovina Cai
Into the Heartless Wood by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon
Roman + Jewel by Dana L. Davis

Abbey recommends the following books:

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff
Fangirl Vol. 1: The Manga by Rainbow Rowell, Adapted by Sam Maggs, illustrations by Gabi Nam
Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera, illustrated by Celia Moscote
Speak: The Graphic Novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, illustrated by Emily Carroll
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L’Engle, adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, adapted and illustrated by Fred Fordham
Animal Farm: The Graphic Novel by George Orwell, adapted and illustrated by Odyr

Abbey recommends the following books:

“Heart of Iron” and “Soul of Stars” by Ashley Poston
“Strange the Dreamer” and “Muse of Nightmares” by Laini Taylor
“The Belles” and “The Everlasting Rose” by Dhonielle Clayton
“The Athena Protocol” and “The Shadow Mission” by Shamim Sarif
“We Set the Dark on Fire” and “We Unleash the Merciless Storm” by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Abbey recommends the following books:

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir
True or False: A CIA Analyst’s Guide to Spotting Fake News by Cindy L. Otis
Measuring Up by Lily LaMotte and Anne Xu
Heiress Apparently by Diana Ma
Ruinsong by Julia Ember
What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

Abbey recommends books with winter vibes. Featuring:

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards
Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain by Tod Olson
Spinning by Tillie Walden
Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
The Resolutions by Mia Garcia

Books featured in the video:

Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz
Isle of Blood and Stone by Makiia Lucier
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
Burn by Patrick Ness
Anya and the Dragon by Sofia Pasternack

Books featured in the video:

Disclose by Joelle Charbonneau
The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi
The Captive Kingdom by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Storm the Earth by Rebecca Kim Wells
The Year Shakespeare Ruined my Life by Dani Jansen
Smash It! by Francina Simone
Splinters of Scarlet by Emily Bain Murphy
I Hope You’re Listening by Tom Ryan
Apple: (Skin to the Core) by Eric Gansworth

Books featured in the video:

If I Ever Get Out of Here by Eric Gansworth
Hearts Unbroken by Cynthia Leitich Smith
A Girl Called Echo by Katherena Vermette and Scott B. Henderson
#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza

Books featured in the video:

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco
Five Midnights Ann Dávila Cardinal
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

Books featured in the video:

The Queen’s Resistance by Rebecca Ross
Wayward Witch by Zoraida Córdova
Throwaway Girls by Andrea Contos
Surrender Your Sons by Adam Sass
The Bridge by Bill Konigsberg
Even if We Break by Marieke Nijkamp
Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez
The Art of Saving the World by Corinne Duyvis

Books featured in the video:

Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights by Lawrence Goldstone
Vote: Women’s Fight for Access to the Ballot Box by Coral Celeste Frazer
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks
Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed
Your Own Worst Enemy by Gordon Jack
Sources Say by Lori Goldstein

Books featured in the video:

King of Fools by Amanda Foody
Deception and Evolution by Teri Terry
Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Dating Makes Perfect by Pintip Dunn
Body Talk edited by Kelly Jensen
Facing the Sun by Janice Lynn Mather
It Came From the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti
Prelude for Lost Souls by Helene Dunbar

Books featured in the video:

The Daughters of Ys by M.T. Anderson and Jo Rioux
Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang
A Map to the Sun by Sloan Leong
Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama
Making Comics by Lynda Barry

Books featured in the video:

Kent State by Deborah Wiles
In the Role of Brie Hutchens by Nicole Melleby
Geese are Never Swans by Kobe Bryant and Eva Clark
The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert
Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks

Books featured in the video:

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Books featured in the video:

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
Love and Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Boxers by Gene Luen Yang

Books referenced in the video:

Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
The Night Diary by Veer Hiranandani
I Hate Everyone but You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin
I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda with Liz Welch

The Margin Project is a collection of a dozen or so books in the teen section that can be written in as you read. We just ask that you keep your comments library appropriate. Use a fun color pen to distinguish your comments, and read what other readers had to say about the books too! Margin Project books can be requested by calling the library at 203-775-6241, just let them know you are looking for a book from that collection.

Books referenced in the video:

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Satellite by Nick Lake
Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
Warcross by Marie Lu

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla:

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste
Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla:

Into the Tall, Tall Grass by Loriel Ryon
Little Creeping Things by Chelsea Ichaso
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston
Shuri Volume 1: The Search for Black Panther by Nnedi Okorafor, Leonardo Romero & Jordie Bellaire

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla:

Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy
A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla except for "Check Please" which can be found on Libby:

All Out edited by Saundra Mitchell
Reverie by Ryan La Sala
I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver
You Should See Me In A Crown by Leah Jonson
Check Please by Ngozi Ukazu

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla except for "Inventing Victoria":

Inventing Victoria by Tonya Bolden
Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
Let Me Hear a Rhyme by Tiffany D. Jackson
Black Panther: the Young Prince by Ronald L. Smith

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla:

Swagger by Carl Deuker
Here to Stay by Sara Farizan
Grace, Gold and Glory by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford
Slam! by Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla:

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Talon by Julie Kagawa
Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu

The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla:

Wicked as You Wish by Rin Chupeco
The June Boys by Court Stevens
Unscripted by Nicole Kronzer
The Dark Matter of Mona Starr by Laura Lee Gulledge

Book recommendations for fans of musical theater. The titles mentioned in the video are all available on Hoopla:

Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini for fans of Be More Chill the Musical
The Dead Queens Club by Hannah Capin for fans of Six the Musical
Conceal, Don’t Feel by Jen Calonita for fans of Frozen the Musical
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel for fans of Fun Home the Musical
The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh for the stage crew!

This week's books are all dual narrative novels. Books featured in this video (all available on Hoopla):

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Love and Other Train Wrecks by Leah Konen
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy

Book recommendations included in the video (all available on Hoopla):

Thorn by Intisar Khanani
Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry
Frozen Beauty by Lexa Hillyer
Village of Scoundrels by Margi Preus
The Mythics: Heroes Reborn by Patrick Sobral, Patricial Lyfoung, Philippe Ogaki, Jenny, & Dara

Book recommendations included in the video (all available on Hoopla):

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

Book recommendations included in the video (all available on Hoopla):

(Don’t) Call Me Crazy edited by Kelly Jensen
Three Sides of a Heart edited by Natalie C. Parker
Black Enough edited by Ibi Zoboi
Behind the Song edited by K.M. Walton

Book recommendations included in the video (all available on Hoopla):

The Oracle Code by Marieke Nijkamp and Manuel Preitano
The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Book recommendations included in the video (all available on Hoopla):

Miles Morales by Jason Reynolds
Labyrinth Lost by Zoriada Cordova
The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
American Street by Ibi Zoboi
Cosmoknights by Hanna Templar