How Mirka Caught a Fish

How Mirka Caught a Fish

While there are three graphic novels in the Hereville series, each book does well as a stand-alone. How Mirka Caught a Fish (second in the series) has found a home in the teen loft collection. In this particular tale, our heroine Mirka summons a reluctantly dutiful troll, seeks support from a frighteningly powerful witch, and […]



The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

The Black Friend, is a great resource for white teens looking to learn more about anti -racism and social justice.  Not only does author, Fredrick Joseph pull in his own perspectives and life experiences into the book; he also interviews  authors and activists like Angie Thomas and Jemele Hill.   Joseph covers and gives relatable examples […]


Angel of Greenwood Randi Pink

Angel of Greenwood Randi Pink

The year is 1921 in this fictional tale of two teenagers growing up and falling in love in historic Greenwood, or Black Wall Street, in Tulsa Oklahoma days before the horrific race massacre. Isaiah is secretly an intelligent poet and deep thinker, but he hides his true self behind the persona of a mischievous troublemaker. […]


Watchmen

Watchmen

“God exists and he’s American”. Actually, to be more specific, he’s from New York. The Watchmen are a group of semi-retired vigilantes. Within the group exists Dr. Manhattan, a physicist who disintegrated himself in a freak accident, somehow puts himself back together and as a result gains countless abilities. The US government then decides to […]


Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

 If history, the supernatural or even science intrigues you, Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier will stir both your imagination and your intellect. Gwyneth is a modern teenager and a native of London, a city in which the past is never far away. Her family has a unique genetic legacy. A select few members of the […]


Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings

Absolutely wonderful history book that will “blow your mind” over and over! This is an introduction first to the “Viking” mind, the way the Scandinavians from 536 AD – 1200 AD thought of themselves and the world around them. And then it is a broad history moving easily as the Vikings did from Vinland (Canada) […]


Like a Love Story

Like a Love Story

“Like a Love Story” is about friends, family, acceptance, finding love, and so much more. It is 1989 in New York City, and Reza just moved to the city after his mom remarried and started his last year of high school. He knows deep down he is attracted to men, but he is afraid of […]


The Okay Witch

The Okay Witch

The Okay Witch is a page-turner of a graphic novel about an unlikely witch just discovering the truth about her new powers and her family’s centuries-old history as outcasts in a small Massachusetts town. 13-year-old Moth is a relatable heroine with quirks, insecurities, and a wicked sense of humor. The crisp vibrant illustrations perfectly capture […]


Return of the Thief

Return of the Thief

Terrific denouement (#6 in the series) to the Queen’s Thief series! Megan Whalen Turner is one of the strongest writers in Youth fiction today and this one is a masterpiece, ending the series with power and joy. Pheris is an disabled child used as a pawn in the politics of Attolia, but the High King, […]