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Teen Book Spotlight--Alphabet Titles pt. 3 (M-R)!!!

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Our Teen book spotlight this week is the third part of a series we have been working through over the course of our past spotlights!  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 third part of the alphabet with books that start with a M through R giving us six amazing books to explore; we have everything from nonfiction to graphic novels, some of our new titles, and some page turning horror and psychological mysteries.  Next week, we will pick up with the letter S for our final part of the alphabet.  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!!

The Mary Shelley Club by Goldy Moldavsky--Brooklyn teen Rachel Chavez joins the mysterious Mary Shelley Club at her new upscale prep school as a way to make friends and indulge in her fascination with horror movies. The club's elaborate pranks to scare their peers at first seem harmless and thrilling, but Rachel soon learns they have a dark side.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson--When Lord Ballister Blackheart discovers that his former best friend, Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin, has taken control of the benignly named but evil Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics, Blackheart disguises himself as a villain to expose the nefarious workings of the organization. Blackheart is helped on his mission by Nimona, a spirited shapeshifter with pink hair who can go from docile cat to fire-breathing dragon in a nanosecond, and who has a predilection for violent displays of strength. 

The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff--Presents a collection of oral histories of September 11, 2001, gathered from newly published transcripts, declassified documents, the author's original interviews, and oral histories from some 500 men and women who were eyewitnesses or knew those directly involved in the tragedy--family members, friends, survivors, first responders, and government officials.

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz--Gratz tells the true story of Yanek Gruener, a 10-year-old Jewish boy who must find the will to survive when German troops occupy his homeland of Krakow, Poland, during World War II. Taken from his family, Yanek soon finds himself in a concentration camp, tattooed as prisoner B-3087. There, he faces starvation, torture and forced labor. For the next six years, Yanek goes through a succession of concentration camps, where he and fellow Jews witness countless atrocities and horrors. Finally, Yanek is freed when American soldiers arrive in Dachau and liberate the prisoners.

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokski--Maya's horoscope forecasts a marriage of Death and Destruction, but when her father, the Raja, marries her off in a political wedding to Amar of the Kingdom of Akaran, she finds other things entirely: her own voice and power in the role of queen, and desire, protection—maybe even love—as Amar's wife. However, Akaran has its secrets, and soon Maya gets caught in an ancient mystery that endangers her life and threatens the human and Otherworldly realms. 

Remedy by Eireann Corrigan--Cara is always sick, but no doctor has ever been able figure out what is wrong with her. As Cara starts to look deeper into her illness, she realizes that something isn't right. With the help of some new friends, Cara struggles to uncover the truth before it's too late.