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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Marlene Perez
Publisher: Graphia; Original edition (2012, Mar 6th).
Jessica Walsh is starting her freshman year at Nightshade High and trying to forgetabout the tragic events surrounding her brother’s graduation. She wants to have a normalhigh school experience. But that’s easier said than done in Nightshade.There’s a new guy at school who seems to be turning the girls into lovesick zombies.And Jessica has other worries—like her crush on a cute but moody lead singer,and the mysterious tattoo that appeared on her arm one day that lets her know wheneverthere is trouble brewing. Jessica learns she’s a Virago, a woman warrior chosen tofight evil whenever it threatens her hometown. But does a lowly freshman really havewhat it takes to keep Nightshade safe? moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kate Klimo
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (2012, Jan 24th).
A new character joins the ranks of pwerful, kick-ass heroines such as those written by Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Esther Freisner, and Robin McKinley—Malora Ironbound. A great read also for anyone who loves horses and the Greek myths.Malora knows what she was born to be: a horse wrangler and a hunter, just like her father. But when her people are massacred by batlike monsters called Leatherwings, Malora will need her horse skills just to survive. The last living human, Malora roams the wilderness at the head of a band of magnificent horses, relying only on her own wits, strength, and courage. When she is captured by a group of centaurs and taken to their city, Malora must decide whether the comforts of her new home and family are worth the parts of herself she must sacrifice to keep them. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Collected John Carter of Mars, The (Thuvia, Maid of Mars; The Chessmen of Mars; The Master Mind of Mars; A Fighting Man of Mars)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Disney Editions (2012, Feb 7th).
Book Two of the John Carter of Mars collections, this edition contains the original text from the fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh of Edgar Rice Burrough's world-famous novels. Originally published between 1916 and 1930, Thuvia, Maid of Mars; The Chessmen of Mars; The Master Mind of Mars; and A Fighting Man of Mars are science fiction classics which introduce new characters and adventures to the dangerous martian landscape. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Collected John Carter of Mars, The (Swords of Mars, Synthetic Men of Mars, Llana of Gathol, and John Carter of Mars)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Publisher: Disney Editions (2012, Feb 7th).
Book Three of the John Carter of Mars collections, this edition contains the original text from the eighth, ninth, tenth, and the two short stories and make up the eleventh of Edgar Rice Burrough's world-famous novels. Originally published between 1934 and 1943, Swords of Mars; Synthetic Men of Mars; Llana of Gathol; John Carter and the Giant of Mars; and Skeleton Men of Jupiter are science fiction classics! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Calvin Craig Miller
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Publishing (2011, Jul 1st).
A history of the incidents of racial violence that occurred in the United States during the Jim Crow era. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Robin LaFevers
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children (2012, Apr 3rd).
Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny. If she chooses to stay at the convent, she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death. To claim her new life, she must destroy the lives of others. Ismae’s most important assignment takes her straight into the high court of Brittany—where she finds herself woefully under prepared—not only for the deadly games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability