Thursday, June 11, 2015

New Books for June...Finally! (Part 7)

Ms. Marvel vol 2: Generation Why by Willow Wilson
Graphic Novel 
Who is the Inventor, and what does he want with the all-new Ms. Marvel and all her friends? Maybe Wolverine can help! Kamala may be fan-girling out when her favorite (okay maybe Top Five) super hero shows up, but that won't stop her from protecting her hometown. Then, Kamala crosses paths with Inhumanity for the first time - by meeting the royal dog, Lockjaw! Every girl wants a puppy, but this one may be too much of a handful, even for a super hero with embiggening powers. But why is Lockjaw really with Kamala? As Ms. Marvel discovers more about her past, the Inventor continues to threaten her future. 

My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks: Real Life Advice from Real Life Teens by Maya Silver and Marc Silver
Currently one million American teenagers live with a parent who is fighting cancer. It's a hard blow for those already navigating high school, preparing for college, and becoming increasingly independent. My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks is the first book written especially for teens to help during this tough time. Author Maya Silver was 15 when her momwas diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. She and her dad, Marc, have combined theirfamily's personal experience with advice from dozens of medical professionals and real stories from 100 teens - all going through the same thing Maya did. In a highly designed, engaging style, this book gives practical guidance that includes: - how to talk about the diagnosis (and what does diagnosis even mean, anyway?) - the best outlets forstress (punching a wall is not a great one, but should it happen, there are instructions for a patch job) - how to deal with friends (especially one the ones with 'pity eyes') - whether to tell the teachers and guidance counselors and what they should know (how not to get embarrassed in class) - what happens in a therapy session and how to find a support group if you want one.

Naruto vol 70 by Masashi Kishimoto
Graphic Novel - Manga 
With Naruto out of commission, Guy steps up to fight against the powerful Madara. Guy is willing to give up his life to defeat Madara, but will that be enough? And can the others save Naruto in time?

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Graphic Novel 
Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.

None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio
Contemporary Fiction 
What if everything you knew about yourself changed in an instant? When Kristin Lattimer is voted homecoming queen, it seems like another piece of her ideal life has fallen into place. She's a champion hurdler with a full scholarship to college and she's madly in love with her boyfriend. In fact, she's decided that she's ready to take things to the next level with him. But Kristin's first time isn't the perfect moment she's planned--something is very wrong. A visit to the doctor reveals the truth: Kristin is intersex, which means that though she outwardly looks like a girl, she has male chromosomes, not to mention boy "parts." Dealing with her body is difficult enough, but when her diagnosis is leaked to the whole school, Kristin's entire identity is thrown into question. As her world unravels, can she come to terms with her new self?

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