Here are a few new books that were added to the collection during the 2019-2020 school year.
See a full list of the new books in Destiny:
by Shane Burcaw Year Published: 2014
"Shane Burcaw describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life"--Provided by publisher.
by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil Year Published: 2018
"Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and when she heard the loud, ugly sounds her brother said were thunder. It was 1994, and in 100 days more than 800,000 people would be murdered in Rwanda and millions more displaced. Clemantine and her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, ran and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries searching for safety. They did not know whether their parents were alive. At age twelve, Clemantine and Claire were granted asylum in the United States. . . . This book captures the . . . costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever lost, what can be repaired, the fragility and importance of memory. A story of dislocation and survival"--Provided by publisher.
by Ibtihaj Muhammad Year Published: 2018
An autobiography of the Olympic fencer, Ibthihaj Muhammad,and how she became the first American woman to compete in the Olympics wearing a hijab.
by Helen Thorpe Year Published: 2017
Traces the lives of twenty-two immigrant teens throughout the course of a year at Denver's South High School who attended a specially created English Language Acquisition class and who were helped to adapt through strategic introductions to American culture.
by Sara Saedi Year Published: 2018
In San Jose, California, in the 1990s, teenaged Sara keeps a diary of life as an Iranian American and her discovery that she and her family entered as undocumented immigrants.
by Jennifer Donaldson Year Published: 2018
Call Number: FIC DONALDSON Suspense
Told in alternating voices, two teenagers, one in Austin, Texas, and the other in Portland, Oregon, enter dangerous romantic relationships.
by Victoria Lee Year Published: 2019
Call Number: FIC LEE Sci-Fi Fantasy
"In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolina. The son of undocumented immigrants, Noam has spent his life fighting for the rights of refugees fleeing magical outbreaks--refugees Carolina routinely deports with vicious efficiency.Sensing a way to make change, Noam accepts the minister's offer to teach him the science behind his magic, secretly planning to use it against the government. But then he meetsthe minister's son--cruel, dangerous, and achingly beautiful--and the way forward becomes less clear"--Publisher.
by Elizabeth Acevedo Year Published: 2018
Call Number: FIC ACEVEDO Realistic Fiction
Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. She pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers--especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. Mami is determined to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, and Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems.
by Tommy Greenwald Year Published: 2018
Call Number: FIC Greenwald Mystery
While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts.
by Kara Thomas Year Published: 2018
Call Number: FIC THOMAS Suspense
As a town prepares for the anniversary of the deaths of five cheerleaders who were killed in three separate, horrific accidents, two teens uncover long-buried truths about what really happened years ago.
by Marieke Nijkamp Year Published: 2018
Call Number: FIC NIJKAMP Realistic Fiction
An anthology of stories in various genres, featuring disabled characters and written by disabled creators, ranging from established best selling authors to debut authors.