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Young Adult Books | Libros para Adultos Jóvenes

12-18 years | 12-18 años

The City of the Beasts / La ciudad de las bestias | Isabelle Allende | English & Spanish Versions | Own Voices 

When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians.

Alexander Cold, un joven de quinces años, está a punto de embarcarse con su temeraria abuela, en el viaje de su vida.

Starry eyes | Jenn Bennett | English

When teens Zorie and Lennon, a former couple, are stranded in the California wilderness together, they must put aside their differences, and come to terms with lingering romantic feelings, in order to survive.

The Living / Los vivientes | Matt de la Peña | English & Spanish Versions

After an earthquake destroys California and a tsunami wrecks the luxury cruise ship where he is a summer employee, high schooler Shy confronts another deadly surprise.

Shy comienza un trabajo de verano para ganar algo de dinero en un crucero de lujo. Todo parece perfecto pero entonces, el mayor terremoto de la historia sacude el mar y su vida cambia para siempre. Sin embargo, esto es sólo el principio. Veinticuatro horas más tarde, Shy queda perdido en alto mar, envuelto en una asfixiante lucha por la supervivencia, y a merced de la oscura amenaza que se halla oculta tras ese terrible desastre.

The Marrow Thieves | Cherie Dimaline | Eng | Own Voices

In a future world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's indigenous population - and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. 

Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines | Paul Fleischman | English 

We're living in an aha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never seen before. The downsides weren't visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking -- suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It's a changed world. This book explains it. Using politics, psychology, and history for altitude, Eyes Wide Open shows how to see the principles driving events and attitudes, from vested interests to denial to big-country syndrome. Here's the briefing you need to comprehend the twenty-first century.

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim | E.K. Johnston | English

In an alternate world where industrialization has caused many species of carbon-eating dragons to thrive, Owen, a slayer being trained by his famous father and aunt, and Siobahn, his bard, face a dragon infestation near their small town in Canada.

The Other Side of Lost | Jessi Kirby | English

When she comes to the realization that she has no real friends despite her many followers on social media, Mari decides to hike the John Muir Trail using her cousin's boots and trail diary.

Up to this Pointe | Jennifer Longo | English

Devastated when her dream of becoming a professional ballerina falls through, seventeen-year-old Harper Scott takes a job as a research assistant, wintering over at McMurdo, a U.S. science station at the tip of Antarctica where, for the first time, she considers other possible futures.

Under the Mesquite | Guadalupe García McCall | Eng | Own Voices 

Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry.

Boys, Bears, and A Serious Pair of Hiking Boots  | Abby McDonald | English

Seventeen-year-old Jenna, an ardent vegetarian and environmentalist, is thrilled to be spending the summer communing with nature in rural Canada, until she discovers that not all of the rugged residents there share her beliefs.

Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas | Jim Ottaviani | English 

This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates - including ourselves.

Damselfly | Chandra Prasad | English

Indian-American teenager Samantha Mishra, her best friend Mel Sharpe, and the other members of the Drake Rosemont Academy fencing team are on their way to Tokyo when their plane crashes on a jungle-choked island, so while they hope for rescue, the teens will need to use all their ingenuity to survive the jungle, the old man who is stalking them--and each other.

No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits | Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc | English

The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains.

Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through the Science | Phillip Squarzoni | English

What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. With the most complicated concepts made clear by investigative journalist and artist Philippe Squarzoni, Climate Changed weaves together scientific research, extensive interviews with experts, and a call for action. Weighing the potential of some solutions and the false promises of others, this groundbreaking work provides a realistic, balanced view of the magnitude of the crisis that An Inconvenient Truth only touched on.

Lumberjanes | Noelle Stevenson | English

Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjane scout camp...defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons...what's not to love?! Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way!

No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference / Cambiemos el mundo: #huelgaporelclima  | Greta Thunberg | English & Spanish versions 

The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations.


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