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Below you will find a suggested list of FICTION recommendations:
Alpha by Bessora; B. Barroux (Other); Sarah Ardizzone (Translator)Doctors Without Borders Prize PEN Promotes Award GLLI (Global Literature in Libraries Initiative) Translated YA Book Prize Shortlist CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist Library Journal "Best Book of the Year" selection School Library Journal "Best Adult Book 4 Teens" selection Comics Journal "Best Comic of the Year" selection "Barroux's raw illustrations and Bessora's matter-of-fact text express the inhumanity at the heart of the refugee crisis." --School Library Journal "Best Adult Book 4 Teens" citation Alpha's wife and son left Côte d'Ivoire months ago to join his sister-in-law in Paris, but Alpha has heard nothing from them since. With a visa, Alpha's journey to reunite with his family would take a matter of hours. Without one, he is adrift for over a year, encountering human traffickers in the desert, refugee camps in northern Africa, overcrowded boats carrying migrants between the Canary Islands and Europe's southern coast, and an unforgettable cast of fellow travelers lost and found along the way. Throughout, Alpha stays the course, carrying his loved ones' photograph close to his heart as he makes his perilous trek across continents. Featuring emotive, full-color artwork created in felt-tip pen and wash,Alpha is an international award-winning graphic novel supported by Amnesty International that received the PEN Promotes Award and Doctors Without Borders Prize, and was longlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. The U.S. edition is sponsored by Le Korsa, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving human lives in Senegal. Bessora is an award-winning writer of Swiss, German, French, Polish, and Gabonese heritage whose work has been anthologized inBest European Fiction. Barroux is a French graphic artist who spent much of his childhood in North Africa and whose illustrations have appeared in theNew York Times,Washington Post, andForbes.
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
The Boy from Tomorrow by Camille DeAngelisDiscover the middle-grade debut Kirkus Reviews calls "spellbinding" by an award-winning author Booklist says "has crafted a definite winner." Josie and Alec both live at 444 Sparrow Street. They sleep in the same room, but they've never laid eyes on each other. They are twelve years old and a hundred years apart. The children meet through a hand-painted talking boardâJosie in 1915, Alec in 2015âand form a friendship across the century that separates them. But a chain of events leave Josie and her little sister Cass trapped in the house and afraid for their safety, and Alec must find out what's going to happen to them. Can he help them change their future when it's already past?
Publication Date: 2019-05-21
Crash by Wylie EnderAfter losing an important competition, Gloria thinks she's hit rock bottom. Then a plane crash proves her wrong, stranding her--along with a star football player, a city girl, a flight attendant, and many others--in the middle of the Arizona desert. Gloria soon realizes that in one of the world's harshest climates, technical ability won't help her. She must rely on her own will to survive--or she might not live long enough to be rescued. Crash is from Survive, an EPIC Press series.
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
The Evil Wind by Brian CrawfordAfter a weeklong trip to Rwanda, an American youth group embarks on the experience of a lifetime: a trek up the Nyiragongo volcano in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Now the volcano has been calm for years, and tourists once again brave its slopes. But as night falls and the trekkers take shelter at the craters rim, a low rumble announces that the volcano might not be so calm, after all. The Evil Wind is from Survive, an EPIC Press series.
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Not Your Sidekick by C. B. LeeWelcome to Andover, where superpowers are common, but internships are complicated. Just ask high school nobody, Jessica Tran. Despite her heroic lineage, Jess is resigned to a life without superpowers and is merely looking to beef up her college applications when she stumbles upon the perfect (paid!) internship -- only it turns out to be for the towns most heinous supervillain. On the upside, she gets to work with her longtime secret crush, Abby, whom Jess thinks may have a secret of her own. Then theres the budding attraction to her fellow intern, the mysterious M, who never seems to be in the same place as Abby. But what starts as a fun way to spite her superhero parents takes a sudden and dangerous turn when she uncovers a plot larger than heroes and villains altogether.
Publication Date: 2016-09-01
The Ruined City by John WilsonHoward is a lonely, geeky tenth-grader dealing with a father who's had some kind of breakdown, a flaky, overprotective mother and frightening waking dreams. Then he meets Cate, a strange girl who convinces him that he is an Adept, which means he can communicate through dreams with other dimensions and, under certain circumstances, travel between them. Howard discovers that our world is only one of several dimensions swirling in time and space, and that one of the others, peopled by unimaginably powerful monsters, is approaching Earth for the first time in millennia. The last time the dimensions coincided, our world was saved by the breaking of a powerful golden mask in the Chinese city of Sanxingdui. Together, Howard and Cate travel through time and space, meeting other Adepts and avoiding lurking monsters, in a quest to find the three fragments of the golden mask and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
Sea by Sarah DriverThe first book in a stunning new fantasy adventure trilogy, perfect for readers aged 9+ and fans of Philip Pullman, Piers Torday, Katherine Rundell and Frances Hardinge. In the sky, the fire spirits dance and ripple. Grandma says they showed our Tribe that I'd be a captain, before I was even born. Ever since Ma died, Mouse has looked after her little brother, Sparrow, dreaming of her destiny as captain of the Huntress. But now Da's missing, Sparrow is in danger, and a deathly cold is creeping across Trianukka . . . Sea-churning, beast-chattering, dream-dancing, whale-riding, terrodyl-flying, world-saving adventure.
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
Strangers by David A. RobertsonWhen Cole Harper is compelled to return to Wounded Sky First Nation, he finds his community in chaos: a series of shocking murders, a mysterious illness ravaging the residents, and reemerging questions about Cole's role in the tragedy that drove him away 10 years ago. With the aid of an unhelpful spirit, a disfigured ghost, and his two oldest friends, Cole tries to figure out his purpose, and unravel the mysteries he left behind a decade ago. Will he find the answers in time to save his community? Strangers is the first novel in The Reckoner series by David Alexander Robertson, award-winning writer, and author of HighWater Press' acclaimed children's book When We Were Alone. Strangers is the winner of the Michael Van Rooy Award for Genre Fiction at the 2018 Manitoba Book Awards.
Publication Date: 2017-10-10
Wonderbook (Revised and Expanded) by Jeff VanderMeerWonderbook has become the definitive guide to writing science fiction and fantasy by offering an accessible, example-rich approach that emphasizes the importance of playfulness as well as pragmatism. It also exploits the visual nature of genre culture and employs bold, full-color drawings, maps, renderings, and visualizations to stimulate creative thinking. On top of all that, the book features sidebars and essays from some of the biggest names working in the field today, including George R. R. Martin, Lev Grossman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Moorcock, and Karen Joy Fowler. For the fifth anniversary of the original publication, Jeff VanderMeer has added an additional 50 pages of diagrams, illustrations, and writing exercises creating the ultimate volume of inspiring advice that is also a stunning and inspiring object.
Publication Date: 2018-07-03
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