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Teen Book Spotlight---Alphabet Titles pt. 2!!!

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Our teen book spotlight this week is the second part of a series we started in our last spotlight!  Over the next few weeks, we will be working our way through the alphabet as we use letters for inspiration as each title starts with the next letter in order.  This week we are moving on to the second part of the alphabet with books that start with a G through L giving us six amazing books to explore; we have everything from nonfiction to graphic novels, some of our new titles, and some page turning mystery adventures.  Next week, we will pick up with the letter M.  These books and more can be found by searching the catalog using the search tag #yaatoz as well as on Libby and Hoopla.  Check back next week for a new teen book spotlight and if you have any book suggestions, please let us know!!

Girl Who Run the World: 31 CEOs Who Mean Business by Diana Kapp--Profiles some of the most important businesswomen in everything from biotech to fashion to environmental enterprises. Part biography, part business DIY, readers can learn the paths to success thirty-one important women took to achieve success.

The Honeys by Ryan LaSala--Seventeen-year-old gender-fluid Mars Matthias has always played second fiddle to their sister Caroline, whose gender and achievements fit better into their politically connected, well-off family. But when Caroline suddenly dies under mysterious circumstances and the family tries to whitewash what happened, Mars undergoes an investigation to learn the truth. They sign up to attend the Aspen Conservancy Summer Academy, where Caroline devoted much of her time, discovering a beautiful acreage and a group of Caroline's friends known as the Honeys, who care for a beehive on the property. However, the longer Mars stays at Aspen, the more they uncover ugly secrets beneath the beauty, including something sinister that is causing their mind to slowly unravel.

I am Alfonso Jones by Tony Medina--Alfonso Jones is buying his first suit--dreaming of playing Hamlet in his school's hip-hop version of the Shakespearian play and finally telling Danetta how he really feels about her--when an off-duty cop mistakes his coat hanger for a gun and shoots him. In the afterlife, Alfonso finds himself on a ghost train guided by police shooting victims, while in life his family and friends struggle to confront their grief.

Junk Boy by Tony Abbott--Bobby Lang lives in a rundown house that looks like a junkyard with his abusive father. His life is changed when he meets a girl named Rachel who has her own share of problems. Together, the two become friends and embark on a journey of self-acceptance and redemption.

The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher--Deep within the woods, Damon and his girlfriend Ashlee spend the night partying and playing the Game. The next morning, Ashlee is dead—and being carried out of the forest by their friend Emily's father, a war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and dangerous flashbacks. In alternating chapters, Damon and Emily search for answers as they attempt to figure out what really happened to Ashlee and whether Emily's father is responsible for her death. In the process, the chilling reality of the Game is revealed, and the repercussions of that night become apparent for all. 

Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy--An asteroid is streaking towards Earth. Though not as large as the one that took the dinosaurs, it could potentially destroy Japan, California and the cities along the Pacific Ocean's coasts. Seventeen-year-old Yuri, a physicist prodigy, is brought to NASA from Russia to help find a way to avoid mass disaster. The key to stopping the impact might be found in Yuri's antimatter research, but none of the senior scientists want to listen to a teenager. Exasperated and ready to give up, Yuri meets pretty, unpredictable Dovie, who is oblivious to the impending disaster. Being with Dovie on her fun adventures shows Yuri how to create a life worth living and gives him a renewed desire to stop the asteroid no matter the cost.