Battle of the Books 2018: 9th – 12th Booklist

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9th – 12th Grade Battle
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
CLP – East Liberty | CLP – Squirrel Hill | CLP – West End
Learn more and register at www.carnegielibrary.org/battleofthebooks

If you’re interested in audio or digital copies of the books check out Hoopla and Overdrive (library card required)!

Decelerate Blue

Angela finds herself recruited into a resistance movement where the key to rebellion is taking things slow. In their secret underground hideout, they create a life unplugged from the rapid-fire culture outside. Can they free the rest of the world before the powers that be shut down their utopian experiment?

Everything, Everything

The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

Every Heart a Doorway

Recently returned from the Underworld, Nancy has no desire to stay at Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This highly unorthodox boarding school is a sanctuary for girls like Nancy. However, when a killer starts stalking and stealing pieces of the students’ souls, Nancy must keep her peers alive.

The Hate U Give

After witnessing her friend’s death at the hands of a police officer, Starr Carter’s life is complicated when the police and a local drug lord try to intimidate her in an effort to learn what happened the night Kahlil died.

Labyrinth Lost

Alex is a bruja and the most powerful witch in her family. But she’s hated magic ever since it made her father disappear into thin air. When a curse she performs to rid herself of magic backfires and her family vanishes, she must travel to Los Lagos, a land in-between as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland, to get her family back. You can also check out this title as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.

Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

A LGBTQ chronicle for teens shares hip, engaging facts about 23 influential gender-ambiguous notables from the era of the Roman Empire to the present, exploring how they defied convention to promote civil rights, pursue relationships on their own terms and shape culture.

Saints and Misfits

Janna Yusuf, the daughter of the only divorced mother at their mosque, tries to make sense of the events that follow when her best friend’s cousin–a holy star in the Muslim community–attempts to assault her.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity–and that of his pen pal–will be revealed.