Disappeared - Francisco X. Stork

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Ever since her best friend Linda was kidnapped by the cartels, Sara has made it her mission to use her voice as a local journalist in Juárez, Mexico to find her. After receiving death threats against herself as well as her mother and brother Emiliano, Sara begins untangling a complex web of lies that make her question those she thought she could trust the most. While Sara dives deeper into Linda’s disappearance and those of other young girls, the lure of the beautiful Perla Rubi pulls Emiliano into the same tangle of criminals hunting his sister. The two must figure out just how far they are willing to go to get what they want. Francisco X. Stork’s nuanced characters and suspenseful plot make Disappeared (Arthur A. Levine, $17.99) an easy choice for readers looking for adventure. Ages 14-18.


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ISBN: 9780545944472
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 26th, 2017

You Bring the Distant Near - Mitali Perkins

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Mitali Perkins draws inspiration from her own adolescence for her latest novel, You Bring the Distant Near (Farrar Straus Giroux, $17.99). Sisters Tara and Sonia Das each narrate alternating chapters as they recount their family’s relocations from Ghana to Great Britain and, finally, the United States. While their mother, Ranee, can easily relate to Tara’s love of fashion, Sonia’s fierce independence and passion for social activism stand in conflict with the Bengali traditions Ranee holds dear. Eventually, Sonia’s marriage to a black man causes a seemingly permanent estrangement between mother and daughter. But as years pass and Sonia and Tara’s daughters become the new narrators of this story, Ranee’s relationships with her granddaughters bring about transformations in all three generations of Das women. Although set in the 1970s, this tale of immigration, cultural identity, and family ties is poignantly relevant to our society today. Ages 14-18.


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ISBN: 9780374304904
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 12th, 2017

Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women - Charleyboy, Leatherdale

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In an essential anthology about young indigenous women, editors Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale dispel the all-too-pervasive stereotypes that have cast dark shadows on native women. Through fervent and forthright poetry, essays, art, and interviews, #NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women (Annick, $19.95) represents the lives of past and present generations and encourages young women to set forth on new paths towards a just and equal future. Ages 14 and up.


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By Charleyboy (Editor), Leatherdale (Editor)
ISBN: 9781554519576
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Published: Annick Press - September 12th, 2017