Special Topics and Award Books

The Handmaid's Tale

A look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood
(Adult Fiction - Atwood)

A look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.

Banned Books Week

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken.

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out

Susan Kuklin
(Adult Nonfiction - 306.768 Kuk)

Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

Banned Books Week

Labyrinth Lost

Alex is the most powerful witch in her family, even though she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear, but when an attempt to rid herself of magic makes her family vanish, she must travel to strange, dark land called Los Lagos to get them.—Baker & Taylor

Labyrinth Lost

Zoraida Cordova
Y Cordova

Alex is the most powerful witch in her family, even though she's hated magic ever since it made her father disappear, but when an attempt to rid herself of magic makes her family vanish, she must travel to strange, dark land called Los Lagos to get them.—Baker & Taylor

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Chilling Effect

After her sister is kidnapped by a shadowy syndicate known as The Fridge, the foul-mouthed Captain Eva Innocente and her motley crew aboard La Sirena Negra must pay the ransom through a series of dangerous missions. Original. 50,000 first printing.—Baker & Taylor

Chilling Effect

Valerie Valdes
SF Valdes

After her sister is kidnapped by a shadowy syndicate known as The Fridge, the foul-mouthed Captain Eva Innocente and her motley crew aboard La Sirena Negra must pay the ransom through a series of dangerous missions. Original. 50,000 first printing.—Baker & Taylor

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Dealing in Dreams

Sixteen year old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City, but when she sets her sights on giving this life up for a prestigious home in Mega Towers, she must decide if she's willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants.—Baker & Taylor

Dealing in Dreams

Lilliam Rivera
SF Rivera

Sixteen year old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City, but when she sets her sights on giving this life up for a prestigious home in Mega Towers, she must decide if she's willing to do the unspeakable to get what she wants.—Baker & Taylor

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Clap When You Land

In the raw and emotional verse novel, Acevedo's exploration of loss packs an effective double punch, unraveling the aftermath of losing a parent alongside the realities of familial inheritance.—Publishers Weekly

Clap When You Land

Elizabeth Acevedo
Y Acevedo

In the raw and emotional verse novel, Acevedo's exploration of loss packs an effective double punch, unraveling the aftermath of losing a parent alongside the realities of familial inheritance.—Publishers Weekly

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

i Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.—Baker & Taylor

i Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

Erika L. Sánchez
Y Sanchez

When the sister who delighted their parents by her faithful embrace of Mexican culture dies in a tragic accident, Julia, who longs to go to college and move into a home of her own, discovers from mutual friends that her sister may not have been as perfect as believed.—Baker & Taylor

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Part romance, part foodie heaven, the warm atmosphere will make readers want to cook and dance and love.—Kirkus Reviews

A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

Laura Taylor Namey

Part romance, part foodie heaven, the warm atmosphere will make readers want to cook and dance and love.—Kirkus Reviews

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

Woven in Moonlight

When the usurper Atoc demands the Condesa's hand in marriage, the decoy Condesa, Ximena, seizes the opportunity to find the ancient relic and return La Ciudad's true leader to their rightful place.—Baker & Taylor

Woven in Moonlight

Isabel Ibañez
Y Ibanez

When the usurper Atoc demands the Condesa's hand in marriage, the decoy Condesa, Ximena, seizes the opportunity to find the ancient relic and return La Ciudad's true leader to their rightful place.—Baker & Taylor

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

We Set the Dark on Fire

When she is asked to spy for a resistance group working to bring equality to Medio, Daniela Vargas, a student at the Medio School for Girls, questions everything she's worked for.—Baker & Taylor

We Set the Dark on Fire

Tehlor Kay Mejia
Y Mejia

When she is asked to spy for a resistance group working to bring equality to Medio, Daniela Vargas, a student at the Medio School for Girls, questions everything she's worked for.—Baker & Taylor

YA National Hispanic Heritage Month

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