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Travel the World with YA

Branch Chesapeake City Branch

Created by Ida Zago
  • Details about A Web of Air

    A Web of Air

    Philip Reeve

    In Mayda, a post-apocalyptic city off the coast of Portugal, a brilliant young engineer and a mysterious recluse race to build a flying machine, unaware that powerful enemies will kill to possess--or destroy--their new technology.…more

  • Details about Driving by Starlight

    Driving by Starlight

    Anat Deracine

    In this debut YA friendship story set in Saudi Arabia, two girls navigate typical teen issues—crushes, college, family expectations, future hopes, and dreams. Sixteen-year-olds Leena and Mishie are best friends. They delight in small rebellions against the Saudi cultural police—secret Western clothing, forbidden music, flirtations. But Leena wants college, independence—she wants a different life. Though her story is specific to her world (a world where it's illegal for women to……more

  • Details about The Letter for the King

    The Letter for the King

    Tonke Dragt

    On the night of his final vigil before being knighted, Tiuri answers a request to deliver an urgent letter to a distant kingdom across the Great Mountains--a journey that will threaten his life and teach him the true meaning of what it is to be a knight.…more

  • Details about Words in Deep Blue

    Words in Deep Blue

    Cat Crowley

    Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family's bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came. Now Rachel has returned to the city -- and to the bookshop -- to work alongside the boy she'd rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can't feel anything anymore. She can't see her future. Henry's future……more

  • Details about The Marrow Thieves

    The Marrow Thieves

    Cherie Dimaline

    Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text) Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize Nominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards A Globe and Mail Best Book Shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award Shortlisted for the Indigenous Literature Award Longlisted for the Sunburst Award Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The……more

  • Details about Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    Mirjam Pressler

    When Johanna discovers that her grandfather's company--and her family's wealth--was founded on injustice due to the anti-Semitic laws of the Third Reich during the Nazi regime, she must make a life-altering decision.…more

  • Details about A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return

    A Game for Swallows: To Die, to Leave, to Return

    Zeina Abirached (Illustrator); Edward Gauvin (Translator)

    When Zeina was born, the civil war in Lebanon had been going on for six years, so it's just a normal part of life for her and her parents and little brother. The city of Beirut is cut in two, separated by bricks and sandbags and threatened by snipers and shelling. East Beirut is for Christians, and West Beirut is for Muslims. When Zeina's parents don't return one afternoon from a visit to the other half of the city and the bombing grows ever closer, the neighbors in her apartment house create a ……more

  • Details about We Are All Made Of Molecules

    We Are All Made Of Molecules

    Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

    Thirteen-year-old brilliant but socially-challenged Stewart and mean-girl Ashley must find common ground when, two years after Stewart's mother died, his father moves in with his new girlfriend--Ashley's mother, whose gay ex-husband lives in their guest house.…more

  • Details about The Librarian of Auschwitz

    The Librarian of Auschwitz

    Antonio Iturbe

    Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust. Fourteen-year-old Dita is one of the many imprisoned by the Nazis at Auschwitz. Taken, along with her mother and father, from the Terez?n ghetto in Prague, Dita is adjusting to the constant terror that is life in the camp. When Jewish leader Freddy Hirsch asks Dita to take charge of the eight precious volumes the pri……more

  • Details about The Bird King

    The Bird King

    Shaun Tan

    A latest book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflections offers insight into the illustrator's creative process, his struggles with "artist's block," and the ideas that either stalled or grew into acclaimed works.…more

  • Details about Hidden Like Anne Frank

    Hidden Like Anne Frank

    Marcel Prins; Peter Henk Steenhuis; Laura Watkinson (Translator)

    Jaap Sitters was only eight years old when his mother cut the yellow stars off his clothes and sent him, alone, on a fifteen-mile walk to hide with relatives. It was a terrifying night, one he would never forget. Before the end of the war, he would hide in secret rooms and behind walls. He would suffer from hunger, sickness, and the looming threat of Nazi raids. But he would live. This is just one of the true stories told in Hidden Like Anne Frank , a collection of eye-opening first-person acco……more

  • Details about I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister

    I Love I Hate I Miss My Sister

    Amélie Sarn

    For readers of The Tyrant's Daughter , Out of Nowhere , and I Am Malala , this poignant story about two Muslim sisters is about love, loss, religion, forgiveness, women's rights, and freedom. Two sisters. Two lives. One future. Sohane loves no one more than her beautiful, carefree younger sister, Djelila. And she hates no one as much. They used to share everything. But now, Djelila is spending more time with her friends, partying, and hanging out with boys, while Sohane is becoming more religiou……more

  • Details about Dreaming in Indian

    Dreaming in Indian

    Lisa Charleyboy

    Profiles over fifty emerging and established contemporary Native American artists and provides samples of their work.…more

  • Details about The arrival

    The arrival

    Shaun Tan.

    A truly remarkable work of art that is already one of the most talked-about book of the season. "A shockingly imaginative graphic novel that captures the sense of adventure and wonder that surrounds a new arrival on the shores of a shining new city. Wordless, but with perfect narrative flow, Tan gives us a story filled with cityscapes worthy of Winsor McCay." -- Jeff Smith, author of Bone "A magical river of strangers and their stories!" -- Craig Thompson, author of Blankets "Magnificent." -- Da……more

  • Details about I Am the Messenger

    I Am the Messenger

    Markus Zusak

    Meet Ed Kennedy--underage cabdriver, pathetic cardplayer, and useless at romance. He lives in a shack with his coffee-addicted dog, the Doorman, and he's hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence, until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first Ace arrives. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. . . . Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary), until only one question remains: Wh……more

  • Details about Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

    Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

    Alison Goodman

    Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter, but to do so will require much, including keeping secret that she is a girl.…more

  • Details about The Beast Player

    The Beast Player

    Nahoko Uehashi

    Nahoko Uehashi's The Beast Player is an epic YA fantasy about a girl with a special power to communicate with magical beasts and the warring kingdom only she can save.…more

  • Details about Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    Exit, Pursued by a Bear

    E. K. Johnston

    Veronica Mars meets William Shakespeare in E.K. Johnston's latest brave and unforgettable heroine .Hermione Winters is captain of her cheerleading team, and in tiny Palermo Heights, this doesn't mean what you think it means. At PHHS, the cheerleaders don't cheer for the sports teams; they are the sports team--the pride and joy of a tiny town. The team's summer training camp is Hermione's last and marks the beginning of the end of...she's not sure what. She does know this season could make her a ……more

  • Details about The Last Leaves Falling

    The Last Leaves Falling

    Sarah Benwell

    In Japan, teenaged Abe Sora, who is afflicted with "Lou Gehrig's Disease," finds friends online and elicits their help to end his suffering.…more

  • Details about Black Dove, White Raven

    Black Dove, White Raven

    Elizabeth Wein

    Emilia and Teo's lives changed in a fiery, terrifying instant when a bird strike brought down the plane their stunt pilot mothers were flying. Teo's mother died immediately, but Em's survived, determined to raise Teo according to his late mother's wishes-in a place where he won't be discriminated against because of the color of his skin. But in 1930s America, a white woman raising a black adoptive son alongside a white daughter is too often seen as a threat. Seeking a home where her children wo……more