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THE BLACKTHORN KEY

Cover image of The Blackthorn Key
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Sands
Author's First Name: 
Kevin
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster (Aladdin Mix)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Join Christopher, an apothecary apprentice in 1665, as he seeks to solve the murder of his master and bringing an evil cult to justice.

CAPITAL DAYS: MICHAEL SHINER'S JOURNAL AND THE GROWTH OF OUR NATION'S CAPITAL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Bolden
Author's First Name: 
Tonya
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Month: 
January
Publication Date: 
2015

 In the 1800's shipbuilder and slave Michael Shiner bought his freedom and educated himself. His journal gives us a unique perspective of Washington, D.C.'s history to 1880 and gives readers a view of the events and attitudes of the times.

I AM PRINCESS X

I Am Princess X
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Priest
Author's First Name: 
Cherie
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Arthur A. Levine)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Mini-chapters in comic format propel this mystery-thriller towards the heart pounding climax as May pursues graffiti featuring a katana-wielding heroine she and her long lost best friend dreamt up in fifth grade.

A HANDFUL OF STARS

Cover image
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Lord
Author's First Name: 
Cynthia
Publisher: 
Scholastic (Chicken House)
Publication Date: 
2015

 Lily’s aging dog wanders onto the blueberry farm where Salma’s family works each summer, and the girls make quick friends. Both girls know loss and work together to navigate life’s changes toward an optimistic future.

DROWNED CITY: HURRICANE KATRINA & NEW ORLEANS

Drowned City
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Brown
Author's First Name: 
Don
Publisher: 
HMH (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Publication Date: 
2015

 With monstrous winds and water, Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed New Orleans, flooding the whole city. Don Brown's realistic art captures the story of panic and incompetence but also of courage and heroism as it happens.

WHY'D THEY WEAR THAT? FASHION AS THE MIRROR OF HISTORY

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Albee
Author's First Name: 
Sarah
Publisher: 
National Geographic
Publication Date: 
2015

 Albee’s chronological history of fashion covers several thousand years as well as cultures and civilizations around the world to show how clothing, armor and footwear reflect not only fashion but the economic and political circumstances of the wearers.

THE HIRED GIRL

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Schlitz
Author's First Name: 
Laura Amy
Publisher: 
Candlewick
Publication Date: 
2015

 Joan's thoughtful confessions in her diary reveal the struggles of a young farm girl working for a well-off household and her encounters with religion, romance, and friendship. A warm coming-of-age-story, often funny, and filled with historical details of 1911 Baltimore.

SUNNY SIDE UP

Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Holm
Author's First Name: 
Jennifer
Second Author's First Name: 
Holm
Second Author's Last Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's First Name: 
Matthew
Illustrator's Last Name: 
Holm
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 A summer in Florida should mean Disney World; instead Sunny gets boring errands with her grandfather far from her troubled family. Hopeful and humorous graphic historical fiction with a 1970s setting.

THE MARVELS

Cover of: The Marvels
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Selznick
Author's First Name: 
Brian
Publisher: 
Abrams
Publication Date: 
2015

 Two stories present a journey through time. The first, about a shipwreck survivor and five generations of flourishing actors, is told through drawings. The second, told in prose, tells of a runaway who arrives at his uncle's puzzling London house—more museum than home—and begins to piece the mysteries together.

ROLLER GIRL

Roller Girl
Author Information
Author's Last Name: 
Jamieson
Author's First Name: 
Victoria
Publisher: 
Penguin (Dial/Random House)
Publication Date: 
2015

When twelve-year-old Astrid ditches ballet and her best friend to try roller derby, her relationships and ego take the real hits. A bright graphic novel debut by a derby skater about adolescence and emerging independence.

 

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