New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

December 1, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fury of Firestorm : the nuclear men

November 30, 2015
Van Sciver, Ethan.
New York : DC Comics, ©2012-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
v. 1. God particle -- v. 2. The Firestorm protocols -- v. 3. Takeover

Ancient Egypt

November 25, 2015
Amstutz, Lisa J., author.
112 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 22 x 25 cm.
"In Ancient Egypt, readers discover the history and impressive accomplishments of the people of ancient Egypt, including their extraordinary cultural achievements and feats of construction. Engaging text provides details on the civilization's history, development, daily life, culture, art, technology, warfare, social organization, and more."--Publisher's website.


November 23, 2015
Takemiya, Yuyuko.
[Los Angeles, Calif.] : Seven Seas Entertainment, [2011]-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 18 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Ryuji Takasu has learned the hard way that appearances can be deceiving. Despite his inwardly sweet personality, his unintentionally sharp gaze and aggressive features give him the air of a delinquent thug, putting his chances at making friends, let alone a girlfriend, next to zero. It's Ryuji's first day of his second year of high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yuusaku, and more importantly, the girl he's secretly crushing on, Kushieda Minori. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Aisaka Taiga, making her into his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuji and happens to be Minori's best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!

Strobe edge

November 23, 2015
Sakisaka, Io.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, 2012-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.
Manga format; reads from back to front, right to left.
First published in Japan in 2007 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.
Fifteen-year-old Ninako Kinoshita has never been in love before, but after encountering her school's most popular boy, the quiet Ren Ichinose, on a train ride, she begins to fall in love with him even though she knows that he already has a longtime girlfriend. Then her friend, Daiki tells her he has romantic feelings for her. She already likes him but can she ever return his feelings? As she tries to sort out her confusion, she realizes that there are many different facets of love. But how will she know if she is choosing the right guy for her?


November 23, 2015
Mikanagi, Touya, author, artist.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Reads in traditional Japanese right to left format.
Nai--a young man who travels in search of another by the name of Karoku, a lone bracelet his only lead. Gareki--a willful young man who earns his daily bread by thieving and picking pockets. Thrown together at an eerie mansion, where they are entrapped and framed, Nai and Gareki are soon hunted down as criminals by national security forces. As they are driven into a corner, before them appears the most powerful defense agency in the country, 'Circus!!'

The 6 voyages of Lone Sloane

November 23, 2015
Druillet, Philippe, author, artist.
1 volume : chiefly illustrations ; 33 cm
Originally published in 1972 by Dargaud, France as Les 6 voyages de Lone Sloane.
800 years after a catastrophic event called the "Great Fear", Lone Sloane, a troubled space traveler, is captured by an entity called "He Who Seeks", after his space ship is destroyed. The entity transports him to different dimensions, where he faces a myriad of Lovecraftian challenges!

Dare to disappoint : growing up in Turkey

November 23, 2015
Samancı, Özge, 1975- author, artist.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015.
190 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Margaret Ferguson Books."
"As a child in Izmir, Turkey in the 1980 and 90s, Ozge Samanci watched as her country struggled between its traditional religious heritage and the new secular westernized world of brand-name products and television stars. In Ozge's own family, she struggled to figure out the place where she belonged, too. Her older sister was a perfect student, and her dad hoped Ozge would study hard, go to good schools, and become an engineer to find stability in their country's uncertain economic climate. But Ozge was a dreamer and wanted adventure. Could she be a scuba diver like Jacques Costeau? Or should she become a world-famous actress? This touching memoir shows how Ozge dared to overcome both her family and her country's expectations to find happiness by being an artist"-- Provided by publisher.

Great expectations

November 18, 2015
Silvermoon, Crystal.
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada : Udon Entertainment, [2015]
292 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm.
A manga adaptation of the classic literary novel by Charles Dickens, a rags-to-riches tale of Pip, a young orphan and the transformation he endures through the circumstances of his life.

Nisekoi = False love

November 16, 2015
Komi, Naoshi, author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2014-]
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2011 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.
v. 1. The promise -- v. 2. Zawsze in love -- v. 3. What's in a name? -- v. 4. Making sure -- v. 5. Typhoon -- v. 6. Showtime -- v. 7. The reason -- v. 8. Last minute -- v. 9. Kamikaze -- v. 11. Bouquet -- v. 12. Festival
In order to keep the peace between their feuding gang families, Japanese high school students Raku Ichijou and Chioge Kirisaki agree to pretend they are in a romantic relationship.

Natsume's book of friends

November 16, 2015
Midorikawa, Yuki, 1976-
San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, 2010-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2005 by Hakusensha, Inc., Tokyo.
Takashi Natsume can see the spirits and demons that hide from the rest of humanity. He has always been set apart from other people because of his gift, drifting from relative to relative, never fitting in. Now he's a troubled high school student who has come to live in the small town where his grandmother grew up. And there he discovers that he has inherited more than just the Sight from the mysterious Reiko. When Reiko was Takashi's age, she bound the names of demons and spirits in her Book of Friends, enslaving them to her capricious whim. Now Takashi is the owner of the book, and the creatures will do anything to get their names back.

My love story!!

November 16, 2015
Kawahara, Kazune, author.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2014]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.
Reads in Japanese format from right to left.
"First published in Japan in 2011 by SHUEISHA Inc., Tokyo"--Colophon.
Giant Takeo Goda's love life takes a surprising turn when he saves a girl named Yamato, but will she be drawn instead to Takeo's handsome best friend, Sunakawa?

Noragami : stray god

November 16, 2015
Adachi, Toka, author, illustrator.
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Reads from right to left.
Yato is a homeless god. He doesn't even have a shrine, not to mention worshippers! So to achieve his ambitious goals, he's set up a service to help those in need (for a small fee), hoping he'll eventually raise enough money to build himself the lavish temple of his dreams. Of course, he can't afford to be picky, so Yato accepts all kinds of jobs, from finding lost kittens to helping a student overcome bullies at school.

Been there, done that : writing stories from real life

November 16, 2015
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 2015.
279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Follow the leader? The push and pull of peer pressure -- If only: dealing with regret, guilt, and sadness -- I can't believe you did that! Being surprised by what some people do -- Sacrifice: putting others first -- Why or why not? Asking questions about the world around you -- Things will never be the same: Dealing with change.
"Where do authors get their ideas? And how do they turn those ideas into stories? This anthology looks at the process of taking real-life experiences and turning them into works of engaging fiction. The collection features award-winning and bestselling middle-grade authors who provide both original fictional short stories as well as the nonfiction accounts that inspired them. The contributing authors include Julia Alvarez, Karen Cushman, Margarita Engle, Dee Garretson, Nathan Hale, Matthew Kirby, Claire Legrand, Grace Lin, Kate Messner, Linda Sue Park, Adam Rex, Gary Schmidt, Alan Sitomer, Caroline Starr Rose, Heidi Stemple, Rita Williams-Garcia, Tracy Edward Wymer, Lisa Yee, and Jane Yolen"-- Provided by publisher.

Green Arrow.

November 13, 2015
New York : DC Comics, c2012-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The midas touch -- v. 2. Triple threat / Ann Nocenti, writer -- v. 3. Harrow / Ann Nocenti ... [et al.], writers -- v. 4. The kill machine / Jeff Lemire, writer -- v. 5. The outsiders war / Jeff Lemire, writer -- v. 6. Broken / Jeff Lemire, writer -- v. 7. Kingdom / Andrew Kreisberg, Ben Sokolowski, writers

Magi : the labyrinth of magic

November 13, 2015
Ōtaka, Shinobu, author, artist.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, 2013-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published in Japan in 2009 by Shogakukan.
In this fantasy adventure inspired by One thousand and one nights, young Aladdin and his friends, Ali Baba and the genie Ugo, set out to find a fortune in the desert.

Batman Arkham. Two-Face

November 13, 2015
Finger, Bill, 1914-1974, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2015]
303 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form as Detective Comics 66, 68, 80, 513, 563, 564, Batman 234, 346, 397, 398, 410, 411, Batman and Robin 23.1, World's Finest 173, Batman Two-Face 1, Joker's Asylum Two-Face 1, Batman Chronicles 8.
An unprecedented anthology of the greatest Two-Face stories ever told. He was Harvey Dent, Gotham City's crusading district attorney and one of the Batman's closest allies, until an act of vengeance changed everything. With the left side of his face horribly deformed, Dent's mind shattered. One half of his personality remained the law-abiding D.A., the other became a crazed, murderous villain who calls himself Two-Face! Scarring one side of his "lucky" two-headed silver dollar, the criminal allows the coin to choose his actions—good or evil, there is nothing else.

A history of civilization in 50 disasters

November 12, 2015
Eaton, Gale.
Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, [2015]
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm


November 10, 2015
Tobin, Paul, 1965-
Milwaukie, Ore. : Dark Horse Books, 2013-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
v. 1. Presto -- v. 2. Stealers, keepers!

Sex : an uncensored introduction

November 10, 2015
Hasler, Nikol, 1979-
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books, [2015]
191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Your body -- Sexual idenification -- Masturbation -- The first time -- Foreplay -- Oral, vaginal, and anal sex -- Protecting yourself -- Birth control -- Dating and relationships -- Kinks, fantasies, and fetishes -- Communicating about sex -- Sex and the Internet.
Sex: An Uncensored Introduction provides honest, in-depth information about sex, sexual orientation, masturbation, foreplay, birth control options, and protection against disease. This revised and updated edition includes updated information about everything from STIs to new sex-related legislation as well as brand new sections on sexting, online dating and safety, and sex-related bullying of all kinds. The hilariously straightforward contents of the book will be augmented by a new foreword written by a trusted sexpert to lend added expertise to this new edition.

Do witches exist?

November 10, 2015
Netzley, Patricia D.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2016]
80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
What is witchcraft? -- Why do people believe in witchcraft? -- Is witchcraft more myth than magic? -- If it's not witchcraft, what might it be?

Teens and LGBT issues

November 10, 2015
Wilcox, Christine, author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2016]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
How do teens know if they are LGBT? -- What issues do LGBT teens have with coming out? -- What challenges do LGBT teens face? -- How can teens get help with LGBT issues?

Ethics / Noël Merino, book editor.

November 6, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ch. 1. What is the basis for ethics? Moral relativism, R.I.P. / Helen Rittelmeyer -- With religion on the decline, secular values are on the rise / R.R. Reno -- Secular congregations promote humanist values and morals / Adam Lee -- Remember the religious roots of liberal thought / Larry Siedentop -- Innate morality is often overwhelmed by other biological processes / Srini Pillay -- ch. 2. What ethics should guide decisions about life? There is wide disagreement about the morally relevant moment of life / Kenneth W. Krause -- When do we become truly conscious? The new science of consciousness should change how we think about thorny ethical dilemmas / Daniel Bor -- The choice of a pregnant woman always outweighs the life of a fetus / Peter Singer -- How the Left's abortion thinking led to Gosnell / Benjamin Brophy -- Aid in dying is a moral and just health care choice / Barbara Coombs Lee -- Physician-assisted dying is justified by accepted ethical principles / Jean Mercier, Wayne Sumner, and Daniel Weinstock -- Medicinal murder: charting the steady expansion of euthanasia in Europe / Wesley J. Smith -- ch. 3. Should religious beliefs about ethics justify behavior? Conscience objections based on religion and morals must be allowed / Kathleen Hunker -- Bakers of conscience / Ed Kilgore -- Employers should not be forced to provide for objectionable health care / Elizabeth H. Slattery and Sarah Torre -- Religious freedom does not allow employer denial of health care / Garrett Epps -- ch. 4. How should ethics guide economic policies? It should be recognized that economic policies have roots in moral philosophy / Robert H. Nelson -- Morality requires reform of the current economic system / Joseph E. Stiglitz -- The free market is the only moral economic system / Arthur C. Brooks -- There is a moral and economic case for raising the minimum wage / Norm Ornstein -- Minimum wage laws are immoral and harmful / Ari Armstrong.
"Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

Illegal immigration

November 6, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, 2015.
212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
1. How does illegal immigration impact the United States? -- There's no such thing as an illegal immigrant / Eric Posner -- Illegal immigration: who benefits? / Victor Davis Hanson -- Unemployment and illegal immigration / Bob Confer -- There is no evidence that illegal immigrants take jobs from Americans / Daniel Griswold -- Do illegal immigrants actually hurt the U.S. economy? / Adam Davidson -- Illegal immigrants pose a safety threat and drain resources / Federation for American Immigrations Reform (FAIR) -- Illegal immigrants do not pose a safety threat / Steve Chapman -- 2. How effective are policies to stop illegal immigration? -- The U.S.-Mexican border needs increased security / The Heritage Foundation Immigration and Border Security Reform Task Force -- No, we don't need more immigration enforcement / Gabriel Arana -- Immigration enforcement in sharp decline, despite Obama administration's claims / Jessica M. Vaughan -- Trust but e-verify / Lamar Smith -- 3. Are illegal immigrants treated justly? -- It is unfair to deny innocent immigrant children legal status / Cory Gardner -- It is immoral to grant illegal immigrant children legal status / Ira Mehlman -- Immigrant children should earn legal status through military service / Jeff Denham -- Obama's immigration fiat / Mark Krikorian -- Law-abiding illegal immigrants do not need to be deported / Keegan Hamilton -- Why "illegal immigrant" is a slur / Charles Garcia -- The accurate term should be "illegal alien" / Jon Feere -- 4. How should US immigration policy be reformed? -- Enforcement, then amnesty, on immigration / Mark Krikorian -- Illegal immigrants should be put on a path to earned citizenship / Marshall Fitz -- Immigration benefits the United States / Doug Bandow -- Not all illegal immigrants should be treated the same / Irwin M. Stelzer -- States should compete for illegal immigrants / Jagdish Bhagwati and Francisco Rivera-Batiz.
"Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.


November 6, 2015
Farmington Hills, Mich : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2015]
182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Do technological developments threaten privacy? -- Do security measures infringe on privacy rights? -- Is medical privacy adequately protected? -- How should privacy be protected?
"Opposing Viewpoints: Privacy ... are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

The Republican Party

November 6, 2015
Farmington Hills, Michigan : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ch. 1. What factors affect Republican electoral chances? Republicans face a demographic apocalypse / Jonathan Chait -- Republicans do not face a demographic apocalypse / Harry J. Enten -- Republicans push voter ID laws to disenfranchise Democratic constituencies / Jeremiah Goulka -- Countering the attack on voter ID laws / James Walsh -- ch. 2. What is the relationship of Republicans to important voting groups? The swing state where the GOP desperately needs Hispanics / Nate Cohn -- Republicans should focus on winning white voters, not Hispanic voters / Sean Trende -- Republicans should improve their message to women / Mary Kate Cary -- The theory of GOP marketing / Fred Schwarz -- Evangelicals are to blame for Republican culture-war extremism / Frank Schaeffer -- Evangelical leader preaches pullback from politics, culture wars / Neil King Jr. -- ch. 3. What issues divide Republicans? Immigration reform would help GOP / Tamar Jacoby -- Immigration reform will not help Republicans with Hispanic voters / Arnold Ahlert -- Obamacare will fail without any help from Republicans / Lanhee Chen -- Republicans need to offer an alternative to Obamacare / William Kristol and Jeffrey H. Anderson -- Republican thinkers launch new climate change initiative / Coral Davenport -- Conservatives in Congress should not pass climate change regulation / Nicolas Loris -- ch. 4. What issues surround the Tea Party? Tea Partiers won't go when fun ends / Ed Feulner and Sen. Jim DeMint -- The Tea Party hurts the Republican party / Julian Zelizer -- The Tea Party is based in apocalyptic religious beliefs / Joe McLean -- The Tea Party is based in economic class resentments / Mike Lofgren -- How racism caused the shutdown / Zack Beauchamp -- The Tea Party is not racist / Noel S. Williams.
"Opposing Viewpoints: The Republican Party: Opposing Viewpoints is the leading source for libraries and classrooms in need of current-issue materials. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected sources and publications"-- Provided by publisher.

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