Here are a few new books that were added to the collection during the 2017-2018 school year.
See a full list of the new books in Destiny:
by Gilbert, Kelly Year Published: 2015
FIC GILBERT: Realistic Fiction
Ten years ago, Braden was given a sign, a promise that his family wouldn't fall apart the way he feared.
But Braden got it wrong: his older brother, Trey, has been estranged from the family for almost as long, and his father, the only parent Braden has ever known, has been accused of murder. The arrest of Braden's father, a well-known Christian radio host has sparked national media attention. His fate lies in his son's hands; Braden is the key witness in his father's upcoming trial.
by Duyvis, Corinne Year Published: 2017
FIC Duyvis: SCI/FI Fantasy
In Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 2034, a comet is due to hit the Earth within the hour. Denise, who's sixteen years old and autistic, must try to find her missing sister and also help her neglectful, undependable mother safely aboard a spaceship.
by Sheinkin, Steve Year Published: 2017
A great American sport and Native American history come together in this true story of how Jim Thorpe and Pop Warner created the legendary Carlisle Indians football team.
by Manzano, Maria Year Published: 2017
Set in the 1950s in the Bronx, this is the story of a girl with a dream. Emmy award-winning actress and writer Sonia Manzano (from Sesame Street) plunges us into the daily lives of a Latino family that is loving--and troubled.
by Yoon, Nicola Year Published: 2016
FIC Yoon: Romance
Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them.
by Medina, Meg Year Published: 2016
FIC Medina: Historical Fiction
Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora's family life isn't going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late?
by Garvin, JEff Year Published: 2016
FIC Garvin: Realistic Fiction
A gender-fluid teenager who struggles with identity creates a blog on the topic that goes viral, and faces ridicule at the hands of fellow students.
by Karim, Sheba Year Published: 2017
FIC Sheba: Realistic Fiction
Shabnam Qureshi is facing a summer of loneliness and boredom when her best friend, Farah, starts wearing a Muslim head scarf (hijab), but when she meets, Jamie, she begins to find out who she is and what she really wants.
by Jense, Kelly Year Published: 2017
Call Number: 305.42 HER
A collection of essays and illustrations from 44 writers reflecting on what feminism means to them, from body positivity to intersectionality.
by Dessen, Sarah Year Published: 2017
"Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love"--Provided by publisher.
by King, A.S. Year Published: 2016
"A talented 16-year-old artist slowly discovers the history of domestic violence behind why her brother left the family years earlier, and why she suddenly cannot make art"--Provided by publisher.
by Ness, Patrick Year Published: 2017
"Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release"--Amazon.com.
by Taylor, Jessica Year Published: 2017
Stranded on a deserted island with a boy they barely know, sisters Emma and Henri have to find a way to survive together, even after a betrayal back home ruined their relationship.
by Hutchinson, Shaun Year Published: 2017
Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson.
Inspired by The Canterbury Tales, the characters in Feral Youth, each complex and damaged in their own ways, are enticed to tell a story (or two) with the promise of a cash prize. The stories range from noir-inspired revenge tales to mythological stories of fierce heroines and angry gods. And while few of the stories are claimed to be based in truth, they ultimately reveal more about the teller than the truth ever could.
by Jackson, Tiffany Year Published: 2017
Mary B. Addison killed a baby.
Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: a white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But did she do it?