New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

March 26, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Bloom into you

March 25, 2019
Nio, Nakatani, author, artist.
[Los Angeles] : Seven Seas Entertainment, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 2015 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo".

Captured : an American prisoner of war in North Vietnam

March 25, 2019
Townley, Alvin, author.
New York : Scholastic Focus, 2019.
xvi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
"Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to keep up their spirits. Later, he would endure long periods of solitary confinement. Always, Jerry told his fellow POWs that they would one day return home together. Although Jerry spent seven and a half years as a POW, he did finally return home in 1973 after the longest and harshest deployment in U.S. history."--Provided by publisher.

Vincent. Book 1, Guide to love, magic, and RPG

March 22, 2019
Cafaggi, Vitor, author, artist.
93 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Originally published in Brazil under the titles "Valente para sempre" and Valente para todas".

Dear Ally, how do you write a book?

March 22, 2019
Carter, Ally, author.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Getting ready -- Planning your book -- Building your world -- Creating your characters -- Developing your plot -- Finding your process -- Starting your first draft -- Editing your book -- Beating your writer's block -- Writing your series -- Publishing your book -- Planning your future.
Have you always wanted to write a book, but don't know where to start? Or maybe you're really great at writing the first few chapters . . . but you never quite make it to the end? Or do you finally have a finished manuscript, but you're not sure what to do next? Fear not -- if you have writing-related questions, this book has answers! Whether you're writing for fun or to build a career, bestselling author Ally Carter is ready to help you make your work shine. With honesty, encouragement, and humor, Ally's ready here to answer the questions that writers struggle with the most. Filled with practical tips and helpful advice, Dear Ally is a treasure for aspiring writers at any stage of their careers. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at how books get made, from idea to publication, and gives you insight into the writing processes of some of the biggest and most talented YA authors writing today."--Amazon.

The life of Captain Marvel

March 22, 2019
Stohl, Margaret, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
"When former U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers was caught in the explosion of an alien device, she was transformed into one of the world's most powerful super-beings. Now, she's an Avenger and Earth's mightiest hero. But before all that, Carol Danvers was just a girl from New England. This is her story."--Provided by publisher.

The lady is a spy : Virginia Hall, World War II hero of the French resistance

March 21, 2019
Mitchell, Don, 1957- author.
New York, NY : Scholastic Focus, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2019.
xvii, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Virginia Hall's war -- The fighting blade -- Student of Europe -- State Department years -- The gathering storm -- Wartime London: wearing life like a loose garment -- The new recruit -- Virginia's intelligence circle -- Wartime France through a spy's eyes -- Taking care of British agents -- Abbé Alesch: friend or foe? -- The river is rising: Virginia's final days in Lyon -- Virginia's escape -- On the sidelines in Spain -- The OSS : America's wartime spy service -- The great adventure: Virginia's return to France -- Setting up shop -- Virginia transfers to OSS -- Supporting D-Day and operations in the Haute-Loire -- Virginia goes her own way -- Rafael and Hemon fall from the sky -- Hoping for a final mission -- The Austria mission -- A final accounting -- The true story of Abbé Alesch -- Recognition -- Cold warrior at the CIA -- A new beginning -- Retirement.
"When Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Virginia Hall was traveling in Europe. Which was dangerous enough, but as fighting erupted across the continent, instead of returning home, she headed to France. In a country divided between freedom and fascism, Virginia was determined to do her part for the Allies. An ordinary woman from Baltimore, Maryland, she dove into the action, first joining a French ambulance unit and later becoming an undercover agent for both the British Special Operations Executive and the US Office of Strategic Services. Working as a spy in the intelligence network, she made her way to Vichy, coordinating Resistance movements, assisting in the sabotage of Nazis, and rescuing downed Allied soldiers. She passed in plain sight of the enemy, and soon found herself being hunted by the Gestapo. But Virginia cleverly evaded discovery and death, often through bold feats and daring escapes. Her covert operations, efforts with the Resistance, and risky work as a wireless telegraph operator greatly contributed to the Allies' eventual win"-- Provided by publisher.

Uncanny X-Men : disassembled

March 21, 2019
Brisson, Ed, author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form as Uncanny X-Men #1-10.
"Why is the X-Men's newest crisis shaping up to be....their final adventure?! It all starts with a mysterious and tragic disappearance, but their investigation draws the X-Men into a much bigger and deadlier situation! Who or what are the Four Horsemen of Salvation, and what is their connection to Nate Grey, the incredibly powerful mutant known as X-Man? Will Nate's home dimension, the Age of Apocalypse, make its horrifying return? Or does the dawn of the Age of X-Man mean the end of the Uncanny X-Men?! It's a status-quo-smashing story that just might leave all the mutantkind in tatters, and it will take three fan-favorite writers to deliver the mutant madness."-- Back cover.

X-Men : Onslaught aftermath

March 21, 2019
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., 2019.
1 volume : chiefly illustrations ; 26 cm.
"Onslaught is defeated! But professor X has been arrested and mutant prejudice is at an all-time high. Cannonball and Iceman infiltrate Graydon Creed's anti-mutant presidential campaign, but will their investigation put Icamen's family in the crosshairs? And what happens when Creed is targeted for death? Plus: Archangel regains his original wings! The X-Men adjust to their new teammate: Joseph, the amnesiac Magneto! Storm comes under attack! The X-Men take on the Brotherhood - but Cyclops' brother, Havok, is leading the villains. Can Juggernaut escape from the crimson prison Onslaught trapped him in? And with the Fantastic Four presumed dead in Onslaught's attack, can the X-Men help the orphaned Franklin Richard? Guest-starring X-Facto, Spider Man and the Silver Surfer."--Back cover.

Bart Simpson bust-up

March 21, 2019
Groening, Matt, creator.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Bart Simpson #73, #74, #75, #76, #77, and Summer Shindig #7"--Title page verso.
"Is it possible America's favorite preteen becomes the most hated boy in Springfield. But living life on the edge is nothing new to Bart Simpson. See Bart partner up wit Ralph Wiggum when he joins the Kid Cops, compete in the brutal (and peanut brittle) world of school fundraising, challenge Nelson Muntz for the affections of the new girl in town, and much more!"--Back cover.

Simpsons comics : showstopper

March 20, 2019
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Collects Simpsons Comics #127-129, #132-133.


March 19, 2019
Ellis, Grace, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
v. 1. Magic to brew -- v. 2. Some enchanted evening
Werewolf barista Julie and her new girlfriend go on a date to a close-up magic show, but all heck breaks loose when the magician casts a horrible spell on their friend Chet. Now it's up to the team of mythical pals to stop the illicit illusionist before it's too late.

A NewsHound's guide to student journalism

March 18, 2019
Paron, Katina, 1974- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2018]
xi, 194 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Deep throat: digging -- Too close for comfort: understanding -- New rules for a new journalism: journalism in the 21st century -- The power of journalism: making a difference and making a change -- Follow the shuttlecock; the value of independent sources -- The folly of Blair Jayson: resisting the pull of plagiarism -- It can't all be broccoli: enterprise and feature reporting -- All together now: group reporting -- The First Amendment and you -- But wait! there's more.

Batman Arkham. Ra's al Ghul

March 18, 2019
O'Neil, Dennis, 1939- writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2019]
232 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
"The best of the Demon and the Bat!"--Cover.

The new Teen Titans

March 15, 2019
Wolfman, Marv, author.
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.


March 15, 2019
King, Tom, 1978- author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artists vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. I am Gotham -- v. 2. I am suicide -- v. 3. I am Bane -- v. 4. The war of jokes and riddles -- v. 5. The rules of engagement --v. 6. Bride or burglar? -- v. 7. The wedding -- v. 8. Cold days -- v. 9. The tyrant wing

By night

March 15, 2019
Allison, John, 1976- author.
Los Angeles : BOOM! Box, 2019-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Collects By Night no. 1-4

Girls' last tour

March 12, 2019
Tsukumizu, author, artist.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2017-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"The series follows two girls, Yuuri and Chito, as they navigate the ruins of civilization after an unknown apocalypse, and as they travel in their modified Kettenkrad [a type of military motorcycle on tractor wheels], they seek food and supplies while surviving day-to-day."

Kiss number 8

March 12, 2019
Venable, Colleen A. F., author.
299 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.
"Mads is pretty happy with her life. She goes to church with her family, and minor league baseball games with her dad. She goofs off with her best friend Cat, and has thus far managed to avoid getting kissed by Adam, the boy next door. It's everything she hoped high school would be... until all of a sudden, it's not. Her dad is hiding something big--so big it could tear her family apart. And that's just the beginning of her problems: Mads is starting to figure out that she doesn't want to kiss Adam... because the only person she wants to kiss is Cat." -- Providedby publisher.

Exposing hate : prejudice, hatred, and violence in action

March 11, 2019
Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2019]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Violence erupts: Extremism turning to hate -- A long history: Hate in the United States -- Organizing hate: Hate groups -- Enacting hate: Hate crimes -- Promoting hate: Hate speech -- Drawn in: Why some choose hate.

Yes she can : 10 stories of hope & change from young female staffers of the Obama White House

March 11, 2019
New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2019.
xvi, 269 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Molly Dillon -- Andrea R. Flores -- Kalisha Dessources Figures -- Taylor Lustig -- Vivian P. Graubard --Eleanor Celeste -- Nita Contreras -- Jenna Brayton -- Jaimie Woo -- Noemie C. Levy --A girl's guide to getting into government.
"An anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined the Obama administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference"--Provided by publisher.

Stephen McCranie's Space Boy

March 8, 2019
McCranie, Stephen, 1987- author, artist.
Milwaukie, OR : Dark Horse Books, 2018-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
v. 1. Collects Space Boy episodes 1-16 -- v. 2 Collects Space Boy episodes 17-32 -- v. 3. Collects Spave Boy episodes 33-48

That blue sky feeling

March 8, 2019
Okura, author.
San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, LLC, [2018]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2017 by Square Enix Co., Ltd.
A coming-of-age story about an outgoing high school student named Noshiro and his relationship with fellow classmate Sanada, a loner who is rumored to be gay.

Shout : a poetry memoir

March 8, 2019
Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.
291 pages ; 21 cm
Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless. In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she's never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society's failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #MeToo and #TimesUp, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice-- and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

Ink knows no borders : poems of the immigrant and refugee experience

March 8, 2019
New York : Seven Stories Press, [2019]
xviii, 183 pages ; 21 cm
"A Triangle Square Book for young readers."
Departure: July 30, 1984 / Joseph O. Legaspi -- Immigrant / Lena Khalaf Tuffaha -- First light / Chen Chen -- Origin/Adoption / Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello -- Dear America / Sholeh Wolpé -- Second attempt crossing / Javier Zamora -- Bent to the earth / Blas Manuel de Luna -- A hymn to childhood / Li-Young Lee -- Immigrant aria / Rajiv Mohabir -- On being American / Samira Ahmed -- Oklahoma / Hala Alyan -- On listening to your teacher take attendance / Aimee Nezhukumatathil -- The break-in / Hafizah Geter -- #Sanctuary / JoAnn Balingit -- Extended stay America / Janine Joseph -- Choi Jeong Min / Franny Choi -- Muslim girlhood / Leila Chatti -- Fluency / Michelle Brittan Rosado -- Master film / Solmaz Sharif -- The key / Ladan Osman -- Ode to the heart / Ellen Bass -- The sign in my father's hands / Martín Espada -- History lesson / Jeff Coomer -- My father takes to the road / Jeff Tagami -- My grandmother washes her feet in the sink of the bathroom at Sears / Mohja Kahf -- Frank's nursery and crafts / Bao Phi -- In colorado my father scoured and stacked dishes / Eduardo C. Corral -- Learning to pray / Kaveh Akbar -- Naturalization / Jenny Xie -- East mountain view / Paul Tran -- Acolyte / Tarfia Faizullah -- Tater tot hot-dish / Hieu Minh Nguyen -- Pronounced / Carlos Andrés Gómez -- Off-Island Chamorros / Craig Santos Perez -- A new national anthem / Ada Limón -- Portrait of Isako in wartime / Mia Ayumi Malhotra -- Domesticity / Kristin Chang -- The poet at fifteen / Erika L. Sánchez -- Someday I'll love ocean Vuong / Ocean Vuong -- Ode to the first white girl I ever loved / José Olivarez -- Talks about race / Mahtem Shiferraw -- Mama / Emtithal Mahmoud -- Split / Cathy Linh Che -- When the man at the party said he wanted to own a Filipino / Marianne Chan -- Ode to enclaves / Chrysanthemum Tran -- Ethnic studies / Terisa Siagatonu -- The day I realized we were black / Yesenia Montilla -- Quaking conversation / Lenelle Moïse -- Atlantis / Elizabeth Acevedo -- The border: a double sonnet / Alberto Ríos -- Las casas across nations / Gabriella Gutiérrez y Muhs -- Mexicans begin jogging / Gary Soto -- Field guide ending in a deportation / Marcelo Hernandez Castillo -- I used to be much much darker / Francisco X. Alarcón -- A habitable grief / Eavan Boland -- Return / Gala Mukomolova -- Adrift / Alice Tao -- Author's prayer / Ilya Kaminsky -- Game of Thrones / Fatimah Asghar -- Oh, daughter / Monica Sok -- Refugees / Brian Bilston -- Home / Safiya Sinclair -- Undocumented joy / Yosimar Reyes -- Self-portrait with no flag / Safia Elhillo.
"With authenticity, integrity, and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping, and questions of identity. Poems by Elizabeth Acevedo, Erika L. Sánchez, Samira Ahmed, Chen Chen, Ocean Vuong, Fatimah Asghar, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Bao Phi, Kaveh Akbar, Hala Alyan, and Ada Limón, among others, encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope for those who are struggling to overcome discrimination. Many of the struggles immigrant and refugee teens face head-on are also experienced by young people everywhere as they contend with isolation, self-doubt, confusion, and emotional dislocation. Ink Knows No Borders is the first book of its kind and features 65 poems and a foreword by poet Javier Zamora, who crossed the border, unaccompanied, at the age of nine, and an afterword by Emtithal Mahmoud, World Poetry Slam Champion and Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Brief biographies of the poets are included, as well. It's a hopeful, beautiful, and meaningful book for any reader"-- Provided by publisher.

William Shakespeare's The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

March 6, 2019
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, 2006.
vii, 69 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Uses a graphic novel format to tell about a prince of Denmark who seeks revenge for his father's murder.

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