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Pacific Islander and Asian American Authors for Teens

Orange Tower Flower by kadavoorMay is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, an annual celebration of individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and their significant contributions to American history and culture.  Below you’ll find a list of a few titles that have been published for teen readers and are all by Pacific Islander or Asian American authors.  How do you plan on celebrating?
 

Pacific Islander and Asian American Authors for Teens

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While You’re Waiting for This, Check Out One of These…

Real or not real? by WeeLittlePiggyAre you waiting for The Hunger Games, Catching Fire or Mockingjay?  Are you the ultimate Hunger Games fanatic looking for another great read?  Consider checking out one of these.  What great Hunger-Games-like reads do you recommend?


Check It Out While You Wait

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New Graphic Novels for Teens

I'm Batman! by ShellySGraphic novels are really a format and not a genre.  Graphic novels can feature non-fiction stories like, for example, biographies and histories.  Graphic novels can also feature fiction stories of any number of genres – like realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, and many, many more.  Whether you’re already an avid graphic novel reader or you’re interested in giving graphic novels a chance, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?
 

New Realistic Fiction Reads for Teens

Houston at Dusk by Stuck in CustomsWhat exactly is realistic fiction?  Realistic fiction features characters and situations that seem like they could reasonably exist and that could realistically happen.   Whether you’re already a fan of realistic fiction or you’re interested in giving realistic fiction a chance, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?
 

New Realistic Fiction Reads for Teens

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New Historical Fiction Reads for Teens

Mrs. George Barnett (LOC) from the Library of CongressFor some of us, when we hear “historical fiction,” we immediately look the other way for a different book.  Historical fiction can sometimes seem an awful lot like school.  But for those who read and enjoy the genre, historical fiction isn’t just history, but great, exciting, romantic, mysterious or suspenseful stories that just-so-happen to take place in the past.  Whether you’re already an historical fiction reader or you’re new to the genre, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out, are getting ready to come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?

New Chick Lit & Romance Reads for Teens

Dance of Love by KjunstormThis post is a shout out to Laura and all the other fabulous romance readers out there!  Whether you’re already an avid romance or chick lit reader or you’re new to the genres, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?


New Chick Lit & Romance Reads for Teens

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New Science Fiction & Fantasy Reads for Teens

Steampunk Clockwork Spider Brass and Copper Wire Sculpture by Catherinette Rings SteampunkWhether you’re already an avid Sci-Fi/Fantasy reader or you’re new to the genres, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?
 

New Science Fiction & Fantasy Reads for Teens

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New Mystery & Suspense Reads for Teens

Footprints by andy_5322I love a great mystery.  More than almost any other genre, I will pick up a mystery without hesitation.  If you’re a mystery-o-phile, like me, or you’d like to put your toe in the mystery waters, you might consider looking for one of these books that have just come out or are new to our shelves.  What do you recommend?

New Mystery & Suspense Reads for Teens

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Quick Picks: Stranger Than Fiction

Macro by Hachi GatsuAlthough these days I love to read a great novel, many years of my reading life were focused on nonfiction – the true stuff, things that seemed utterly unbelievable but actually happened or existed, people who made an impact, or the history of strange things.  If you are looking for a quick read, you might consider browsing the nonfiction section.  We have many nonfiction books at the library that are filled with pictures and quick blurbs; you can pick and choose to read about what you find the most interesting.  What would you want to learn about?

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