New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

July 18, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

They called us enemy

July 17, 2019
Takei, George, 1937- author.
Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, 2019.
204 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers," hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future. What is American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.

After Houdini

July 17, 2019
Holt, 1982- author.
San Rafael, California : Insight Comics, 2019.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"London, 1888. A shadowy killer of unnatural law stalks the streets of London, his appetite for blood unleashed upon the city's lower classes. To defeat him, M16 turns to its most top-secret team; four teenage agents with extraordinary abilities-- including a young American immigrant with a talent for escapism.... After Houdini began the story of Josef Houdini, son of the famous Harry Houdini-- brilliant illusionist, acclaimed escape artist, and top-secret covert operative. Now we turn back the clock and meet Ehrich Weiss, a young man whose skill at picking locks is about to unlock the adventure of his dreams...and nightmares. Before he was a master of espionage. Before he was...Houdini."--Back cover.

Wonder Woman

July 16, 2019
Rucka, Greg, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. The lies -- v. 2. Year one -- v. 3. The truth -- v. 4. Godwatch -- v. 5. Heart of the Amazon -- v. 6. Children of the Gods -- v. 7. Amazons attacked -- v. 8. Dark Gods -- v. 9. The enemy of both sides


July 12, 2019
Kelly, Joe, 1971-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
v. 1. Isn't it bromantic -- v. 2. Side pieces -- v. 3. Itsy bitsy -- v. 4. Serious business -- v. 5. Arms race -- v. 6. WLMD -- v. 7. My two Dads -- v. 8. Road trip -- v. 9. Eventpool

Magus of the library

July 12, 2019
Izumi, Mitsu, author, artist.
[New York, New York] : Kodansha Comics, [2019]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Based on Kafna of the Wind by Sophie Schwimm.
v. 1. The magic of the written word
"A story about a poor boy swept away by a kind library mage and the (literal) magic of reading. [...] In a lushly-detailed fantasy world reminiscent of Arabian Nights, the Great Library is the center of learning in the world, and its librarians are capable of magnificent feats of magic! In a small village far from the Library, a poor little elf boy struggles against bullies who call him "knife-ears." His only solace: the books he sneaks out of the village's tiny branch library, which he's not allowed in. When a librarian from the Great Library arrives, he's dazzled by her knowledge and glamor. Their meeting will change his life and begin the adventure he's always dreamed of having!" --


July 12, 2019
Fletcher, Brenden, author.
Portland, OR : Image Comics, Inc., [2019]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Chapter one
An evil spell has been cast on the Queen of Maar, and her Captain of the Guard will do anything to reverse it. Their only hope lies on an island half a world away -- a place known in myth as Isola, land of the dead.

An Enola Holmes mystery. 1, The case of the missing marquess

July 12, 2019
Blasco, Serena, author, illustrator.
San Diego, CA : EuroComics, an imprint of IDW Publishing, [2018]
58 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Based on the novel by Nancy Springer.
"Originally published in France as La Double Disparition"--Title page verso.
Raised by her mother on the family's country manor, Enola wakes on her 14th birthday to discover that her mother has disappeared, leaving only a collection of flowers and a coded message book. With Sherlock and Mycroft determined to ship her off to a boarding school, Enola escapes, displaying a cleverness that even impresses the elder Holmes. But nothing prepares her for what lies ahead. Her journey quickly leads her into the dark and sordid neighborhoods of London where she finds herself involved in the kidnapping of a young marquess. Will Enola evade her two brothers and succeed in her new independent life, even as she continues to follow her mother's trail? This delightfully drawn graphic novel adaptation also includes a portfolio of pages from Enola's secret notebook.

The bubble of confirmation bias

July 11, 2019
Acks, Alex, author.
New York : Enslow Publishing, [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- A brief history of confirmation bias -- Social media algorithms and confirmation bias -- Creating your own bias bubble -- News, "fake news" and confirmation bias -- The spread of "fake news" on social media -- When social media and the real world collide.

Fake news and the factories that make it

July 11, 2019
Heitkamp, Kristina Lyn, author.
New York : Enslow Publishing, 2018.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- In the newsroom -- Pulling the wool over your eyes -- Behind the curtain -- A few facts short of a story -- Getting the wrong end of the stick -- Calling their bluff -- No news is not good news.

The incredible Hulk. Ghosts of the future. Volume 22, 1995-1996

July 10, 2019
David, Peter (Peter Allen), author.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
The Epic Collections feature the best characters and stories from Marvel's history. Volumes from the Epic collection are not published in chronological order.
"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Incredible Hulk #436-448, Savage Hulk #1, Cutting Edge #1, Cable #34 and Onslaught: Marvel Universe"--Title page verso.
Return of the Maestro?! Major Matt Talbot, nephew of the Hulk's old foe Glenn, has set his sights on capturing the jade giant - and with Hulkbusters and the Ringmaster on his side, he might just succeed! Meanwhile, a terror group called the Alliance has pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war. But if the Leader's machinations are behind the Alliance's carnage, then why is the Hulk claiming credit...and why does he look like the Maestro? That's what Thor wants to know! As She-Hulk and Doc Samson take center stage, Janis Jones arrives from the future - but when Onslaught does the impossible and physically separates Bruce Banner from the Incredible Hulk, everything will change for the green goliath!

How to treat magical beasts : mine and master's medical journal

July 3, 2019
Kaziya, author, artist.
[Los Angeles, California] : bSeven Seas Entertainment, 2018-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Printed in Japanese left to right format.
Originally published in Japan in 2017 by Mag Garden Corp., Tokyo.
v. 1. All creatures great and magical... -- v. 3. Magical mysteries

Dragon goes house-hunting

July 3, 2019
Tanuki, Kawo, author.
[Los Angeles, California] : Seven Seas Entertainment, [2018]-
volumes: chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
Originally published as Dragon, ie wo kau in Japan in 2017 by MAG Garden Corporation, Tokyo.
v. 1. Home sweet home -- v. 2. Home is where the Hraesvelgr is -- v. 3. A most paticular princess


July 1, 2019
Naffziger, Lisa.
184 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Beck is on her way to college, in the family car with her loving dad behind the wheel. Homeschooled and raised in isolation by the jumpy, over-protective Gill, Beck isn't allowed online or out of the house alone. Even a quick pit stop on their quiet family road trip takes some negotiation before they finally pull into a remote gas station, where their cautiously stable peace is jolted by gunfire. Beck emerges from the restroom to find her father gone and a dead body on the floor. Beck is in the world now, and she's beyond not ready for it.

Malika, warrior queen. Part two

July 1, 2019
Okupe, Roye, author, creator.
Bethesda, MD : Youneek Studios, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Malika uncovers a painful betrayal. The treachery unnerves a usually stoic and composed Malika, allowing her enemies, both known and unknown to encircle her, positioning themselves for the destruction of Azzaz, the empire she spent her entire adult life building. Can Malika recompose herself and save her people once again? Or is this betrayal the beginning of the end for Malika and the people of Azzaz?

Witch hat atelier

June 28, 2019
Shirahama, Kamome, author, artist.
New York : Kodansha Comics, [2019-]
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 2017 by Kodansha Ltd. as Tongari Bōshi no Atorie."
v. 1. A touch of magic -- v. 2. Trial by fire

Television news and the 24-hour news cycle

June 28, 2019
Thiel, Kristin, 1977- author.
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Television News: twenty-four hours a day -- The storytellers -- The headlines that kept people watching -- Television news: forever changed -- Chronology -- Glossary.
With the creation of the Cable News Network (CNN) in 1980, television news changed forever. Today, television news shapes viewers' opinions, politics, and journalism as a whole. Filled with attention-grabbing photographs, political cartoons, and in-depth sidebars, this book introduces readers to the story of what came before in-the-moment reporting, how the twenty-four-hour news cycle came about, and what instantaneous reporting might mean for the future of journalism. --

Yellow journalism, sensationalism, and circulation wars

June 28, 2019
Griffin, Brett, author.
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
A new kind of paper: journalism in the late nineteenth century -- The storytellers -- The yellow journals in action -- The yellow press sells a war -- Chronology -- Glossary -- Further information.
The waning years of the nineteenth century saw the emergence of a new kind of journalism in the United States, one that not only challenged government and corporate power, but also turned to sordid crimes and scandals for much of its material. Sensational, shocking, and lurid, this new style of reporting came to be known as "yellow journalism." The trend influenced newspapers across the country, and its role in building public support for the Spanish-American War has become the stuff of legend. The supplemental features of this book, including striking photographs, primary sources, and informative sidebars, trace the development of yellow journalism and demonstrate its impact today. --

Warhead : the true story of one teen who almost saved the world

June 27, 2019
Henigson, Jeff, author.
New York, NY : Delacorte Press, 2019.
347 pages ; 22 cm.
"A memoir about Jeff Henigson's teen Starlight Children's Foundation wish after being diagnosed with brain cancer: to meet Mikhail Gorbachev and plea for nuclear disarmament and world peace"--Provided by publisher.

The African American press

June 27, 2019
Miller, Derek L., author.
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement -- The Storytellers -- Stories of Resistance -- The Power of Truth and Dignity.
Many important Americans, including W. E. B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, and Frederick Douglass, had ties to newspapers that advocated for equal rights, discussed issues central to the lives of African Americans, and reported on stories the mainstream press refused to cover. The legacy of the African American press is one that carries on today. This essential volume reveals the black press's role in the abolition of slavery, the establishment of civil rights, desegregation, and today's fight against racism and prejudice. --

Internet journalism and fake news

June 27, 2019
Adams, Jonathan S., 1961- author.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Journalism in the digital age -- The storytellers -- Breaking stories that changed journalism -- Online journalism and the problem of fake news.
Today, nearly everyone carries sophisticated devices that provide instant access to news reported from thousands of sources. An endless stream of stories appears on-screen with just the tap of an icon. This technology is often taken for granted, but it is, in fact, a revolution. Readers will trace the development of new kinds of journalism in the digital age, and evaluate the opportunities and dangers they provide. --

Batman/The Flash : the button

June 26, 2019
Williamson, Josha.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Batman 21-22, The Flash 21-22"--Title page verso.

Teens and distracted driving

June 21, 2019
Simms, Jennifer, 1978- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2019]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: a napkin can turn a father into an activist -- What is distracted driving? -- What causes distracted driving? -- What are the costs and risks of distracted driving -- How can drivers protect themselves and get help? -- Recognizing signs of trouble.

Teens and social media

June 21, 2019
Hinman, Bonnie, author.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The new virtual world -- Can using social media be addictive? -- What causes so many problems with social media? -- What happens when teens overuse social media? -- How can you protect yourself and find help?
"Explores the causes of social media concerns, how these issues affect teens, and ways in which teens can protect themselves and get help"-- Provided by publisher.

Life sucks : how to deal with the way life is, was, and always will be unfair

June 21, 2019
Bennett, Michael, 1945- author.
231 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introductions suck: five facts about this book -- How this book works -- Friendship sucks -- School sucks -- Cultural differences suck -- Bodies suck -- Homes suck -- Sexuality sucks.
"From New York Times best-selling authors Michael I. Bennett, MD and Sarah Bennett--a book for teens that shows readers that we all deal with crap in our lives and how to laugh at some of the things we can't control. Being a teenager can suck. Your friends can become enemies, and your enemies can become friends. Your family can drive you crazy. School and teachers can be a drag. Your body is constantly changing. And everyone seems to tell you to just be you. But just who is that? With their open and honest approach, father-daughter team Michael I. Bennett and Sarah Bennett's book is sure to appeal to teenagers and show them they aren't alone in dealing with fake friends, with parents who think they're hip, and even how high school isn't everyone's glory days. Young readers--and their parents--are sure to find this no-nonsense, real-life advice helpful, and it will help them realize that it's okay to talk to their parents and other advisors around them about big issues that might be uncomfortable to discuss." -- (Source of summary not specified)

Teen Titans : Raven

June 21, 2019
Garcia, Kami, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Ink, [2019]
166 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"When a tragic accident takes the life of the only family she's ever known, 17-year-old Raven is sent to New Orleans to start over. She soon discovers that she can hear the thoughts of others around her ... and another, more disturbing, voice in her head."--Provided by publisher.

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