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Digital Lizards of Doom. Level 1, dizzy doom
Valentin, Gabriel, author
"When a magical trickster secretly traps an entire universe inside a video game world, a young warrior named Dizzy Doom must search for answers to unravel the mystery. But as villains from another galaxy come to attack his kingdom, Dizzy is forced to make an unlikely alliance with a mysterious ninja and cyborg cat pirate. Dizzy’s ideology will be tested as he comes to realize everything is not always as it seems..." -- Back cover.
Grief recovery for teens : letting go of painful emotions with body-based practices
Popowitz, Coral, author
The healthy teen cookbook : around the world in 80 fantastic recipes
A Chopped teen chef and entrepreneur is on a mission to bring healthy food options and easy-to-cook scrumptious recipes to the busiest and most scheduled generation of teens to date.
Just shy of ordinary
Sass, A. J., author.
Shai, a thirteen-year-old nonbinary homeschooler, attempts to find a "new normal" post-pandemic as they start public school, meet new friends, and learn about their Jewish identity.
Costa, Dela, author.
When Isla hears a stranded baby dolphin call for help, she encounters a boy her age also trying to help, but Isla struggles to understand what the dolphin is saying and feels out of her depths.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. II
Parrott, Ryan, author.
Omniscient reader's viewpoint, 01
"As a struggling office worker, Dokja Kim's sole joy in life is an online novel so obscure that he's its only reader. Then one day the story comes to an end...and so does the world. People all around the globe suddenly find themselves being massacred by horrific monsters or pitted against each other in sadistic scenarios straight out of the novel. However, only Dokja is aware that this is merely the first chapter of what is to come. Knowing that devastating plot twists are on the horizon, he can no longer afford to sit back as a reader--it's time for Dokja to step up and write his own destiny!"-- Back cover.
Power button. 1, The first invasion
Soto, Zack, author, illustrator.
Truly's parents are arguing all the time, so they've dropped her off with her aunt and uncle. Her cousin Kaz has a big imagination, but he's not the best at making friends. Maximo Skulldigg gets picked on by his older brother -- plus, he has to conquer Kaz and Truly's home planet. The good news is Kaz and Truly just uncovered a family secret. When the cousins find a hideout full of strange treasures near Kaz's house, they slip on wristbands that summon Trinn Cyclo -- a space knight! And soon, he may be Earth's only hope...
Shadow over Aetheria
Cube Kid (Author of fan fiction), author.
"Everyone's favorite villager-turned-warrior, Runt and his friends have had loads of adventures already. They have worked hard (at least some of them) as students, undergone intensive training in Villagetown, battled monsters sent by Herobrine, and even successfully completed their very first quest at Owl's Reach! But their greatest adventure begins now: making their way to the capital Aetheria City! What will Runt and his friends face at the Greater Aetheria Academy? Will they finally become true warriors and get to battle Herobrine? Find out in the long-awaited new volume of the illustrated saga of the Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior series!"-- Provided by publisher.
The silence that binds us
Ho, Joanna, author
In the year following their son's death, May Chen's parents face racist accusations of putting too much pressure on their son and causing his death by suicide, and May attempts to challenge the racism and ugly stereotypes through her writing, only to realize that she still has a lot to learn and that her actions have consequences for her family as well as herself.
Spirited. 1, Day of the living Liv
Livingston, Liv, author, artist.
Eight-year-old Olivia "Liv" Livingston loves her town Pleasant Place, but when her family moves to spooky Gloomsdale, she must learn to adjust to this ghost town where its residents are all from various decades and centuries, the hall monitors are bats, and some students have fangs.
Stay up : racism, resistance, and reclaiming Black freedom
Dill, Khodi, author
A new take on fighting oppression and fighting for racial justice. Racism is a real and present danger. But how can you fight it if you don't know how it works or where it comes from? Using a mix of memoir, cultural criticism, and anti-oppressive theory, Khodi Dill breaks down how white supremacy functions in North America and gives readers tools to understand how racism impacts their lives. From dismantling internalized racism, decolonizing schools, joining social justice movements and more, Dill lays out paths to personal liberation and social transformation. Fueled by joy and hope as much as by rage and sorrow, this book empowers racialized young people to be confident in their identities and embrace the fullness of their futures.
Strikers : a graphic novel
Phegley, Kiel, author.
"Evan just wants to win a game. Bobby would rather fight than win. Hockey--and life--keep handing them both losses. Their team, the Strikers, has a roster of rejects in hand-me-down coats but lacks good equipment, a deep bench, and a coach who shows up on time. Their town of Flint, Michigan, has been down on its luck their whole lives. The boys may not understand each other, but together, they'll find their reasons to keep taking the ice. Strikers is a hilarious, hard hitting, and moving story about how to stay on your skates when you only see L's in your future."-- Amazon
Super Boba Café. 1
Chanani, Nidhi, author, illustrator
In the hills of San Francisco is a sleepy independent boba café run by Jing Li and guarded by her kitty, Bao. Inside the boba café is a secret. Jing is the keeper of the monster of San Francisco. Each day she prepares one giant boba for nine hours to feed it. When Jing's granddaughter, Aria, comes to stay with her for the summer, she makes it her mission to turn the café around. Aria is quickly aided by Bao, who gives birth to eight perfect kittens. Aria spreads the news of the boba cat café on social media and overnight it is overrun with excited customers. Each day Nainai Li (Grandma Li) finds reasons to close the café, but the demand only increases. When she opens, the hill monster is left hungry and small earthquakes begin to plague the city. When Aria secretly follows her nainai to the hill monster's cave, she isn't sure what awaits. Will Aria be able to reason with the monster, or will she become its new favorite meal? Or might she disturb its underground existence and cause the Big One?
Sweet Valley twins. 3, Choosing sides : the graphic novel
Andelfinger, Nicole, author
In her struggle to protect her best friend from getting hurt, Elizabeth finds herself torn between Amy, who's determined to join the Unicorn Club's cheering squad, and her twin sister Jessica, who's one of the Unicorns who do not want Amy on the team.