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The winds of heaven

The winds of heaven
Author(s): 
Judith Clarke
Description: 
Clementine and her cousin Fan both grow up in 1950s Australia but have very different lives, Clementine coming from a stable, city family and Fan from a broken, country home, and their destinies are also strikingly divergent.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Cla
Format: 
Book

Openly straight

Openly straight
Author(s): 
Bill Konigsberg
Description: 
Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Kon
Format: 
Book

Friends with boys

Friends with boys
Author(s): 
Faith Erin Hicks
Description: 
After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and three older brothers, Maggie enrolls in public high school, where interacting with her peers is complicated by the melancholy ghost that has followed her throughout her entire life.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Hic
Format: 
Book

Leviathan

Leviathan
Author(s): 
Scott Westerfeld
Keith Thompson
Description: 
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Wes
Format: 
Book

Out of nowhere

Out of nowhere
Author(s): 
Maria Padian
Description: 
Performing community service for pulling a stupid prank against a rival high school, soccer star Tom tutors a Somali refugee with soccer dreams of his own.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Pad
Format: 
Book

OCD, the dude, and me

OCD, the dude, and me
Author(s): 
Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Description: 
Danielle Levine stands out even at her alternative high school--in appearance and attitude--but when her scathing and sometimes raunchy English essays land her in a social skills class, she meets Daniel, another social misfit who may break her resolve to keep everyone at arm's length.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Vau
Format: 
Book

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks

The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Author(s): 
Rebecca Skloot
Description: 
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer and viruses; helped lead to in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks is buried in an unmarked grave. Her family did not learn of her "immortality" until more than twenty years after her death, when scientists began using her husband and children in research without informed consent. The story of the Lacks family is inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we are made of.
Call Number: 
616.027 Skl
Format: 
Book

Pinned

Pinned
Author(s): 
Sharon Flake
Description: 
Adonis is smart, intellectually gifted and born without legs; Autumn is strong, a great wrestler, and barely able to read in ninth grade--but Autumn is attracted to Adonis and determined to make him a part of her life whatever he or her best friend thinks.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Fla
Format: 
Book

Oh. My. Gods

Oh. My. Gods
Author(s): 
Tera Lynn Childs
Description: 
When her mother suddenly decides to marry a near-stranger, Phoebe, whose passion is running, soon finds herself living on a remote Greek island, completing her senior year at an ancient high school where the students and teachers are all descended from gods or goddesses.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Chi
Format: 
Book

Hush, hush

Hush, hush
Author(s): 
Becca Fitzpatrick
Description: 
High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.
Call Number: 
YA FIC Fit
Format: 
Book