New Books in the Library – January

Here are a list of the new books for the month of January.
330.06 MUS Musgrave, Frank. AP microeconomics/macroeconomics. 4th ed. Hauppauge, NY : Barron’s, c2012.
Contains topic reviews of economic systems, demand and supply, consumer choice theory, public sector economics, national income and gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment, and more, with two full-length practice tests, an overview of the actual tests, and study tips.


356.16 STO Tanya Lee Stone. Courage Has No Color : The True story of the Triple Nickles – black paratroopers WWII. 1st ed. Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013.
They became America’s first black paratroopers. Why was their story never told? Sibert Medalist Tanya Lee Stone reveals the history of the Triple Nickles during World War II. World War II is raging, and thousands of American soldiers are fighting overseas against the injustices brought on by Hitler. Back on the home front, the injustice of dis … (to read more see “A Look Inside”.


363.34 FAR Farmer, Paul, 1959-. Haiti after the earthquake. 1st ed. New York : PublicAffairs, [2012], c2011.
Dr. Paul Farmer describes the devastating impact the January 12, 2010, earthquake had on Haiti, and chronicles the experiences he and his colleagues had in the year following the quake as they worked with the UN to try and aid in the country’s recovery efforts.


921 CHA Chang, Ying-Ying. The woman who could not forget : Iris Chang before and beyond The rape of Nanking. 1st Pegasus Books trade pbk. ed. New York : Pegasus Books, 2011.
Chronicles the life of Iris Chang, as told by her mother, Ying-Ying, describing Iris’s childhood, her early years as a journalist, Iris’s role as a mother, and her struggles with her son’s autism before her tragic suicide, and discussing her authorship of “The Rape of Nanking” and the impact the book had on the world.


921 JOB Blumenthal, Karen. Steve Jobs : the man who thought different : a biography. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel & Friends, 2012.
Chronicles the life and accomplishments of Apple mogul Steve Jobs, discussing his ideas, and describing how he has influenced life in the twenty-first century.


973.06 APU Resnick, Eugene V. Barron’s AP United States history. Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron’s Educational Series, c2012.
A preparation guide for the Advanced Placement exam in United States history that provides an overview of key topics, sample questions, test-taking strategies, and two full-length practice exams.


FIC BRA Bray, Libba. The diviners. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Seventeen-year-old Evie O’Neill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation.


FIC CAB Cabot, Meg. Underworld. 1st ed. New York : Point, 2012.
John Hayden, a death deity, takes seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera back to the Underworld against her will to keep her safe from the Furies, but her family is still at risk and she may never escape his captivity.


FIC COC Cochrane, Mick. Fitz : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Knopf, c2012.
Fifteen-year-old Fitz kidnaps the father he has never known, taking him from his St. Paul apartment building at gunpoint, in an attempt to address his bewildering mix of resentment and yearning.


FIC COHN Cohn, Rachel. Beta. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2012.
“On a futuristic island paradise where humans are served by enslaved clones, a sixteen-year-old clone named Elysia seeks her own freedom”–Provided by publisher.


FIC CRO Cronn-Mills, Kirstin, 1968-. Beautiful music for ugly children. 1st ed. Woodbury, MN : Flux, c2012.
“Gabe has always identified as a boy, but he was born with a girl’s body. With his new public access radio show gaining in popularity, Gabe struggles with romance, friendships, and parents–all while trying to come out as transgendered. An audition for a station in Minneapolis looks like his ticket to a better life in the big city. But his entire future is threatened when several violent guys find out Gabe, the popular DJ, is also Elizabeth from school”–Provided by publisher.


FIC DAN Danforth, Emily M. The miseducation of Cameron Post. 1st ed. New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
In the early 1990s, when gay teenager Cameron Post rebels against her conservative Montana ranch town and her family decides she needs to change her ways, she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center.


FIC DOL Doller, Trish. Some-thing like normal. New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
When Travis returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are splitting up, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and car, and he has nightmares of his best friend getting killed but when he runs into Harper, a girl who has despised him since middle school, life actually starts looking up.


FIC GRI Griffin, Paul, 1966-. Burning blue. New York : Dial Books, c2012.
When beautiful, smart Nicole, disfigured by acid thrown in her face, and computer hacker Jay meet in the school psychologist’s office, they become friends and Jay resolves to find her attacker.


FIC KIN King, A. S. (Amy Sarig), 1970-. Ask the passengers : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Astrid Jones, who realizes that she is a lesbian, deals with the gossip and rejection she faces by sending love up to the people on airplanes as they pass over her.


FIC LOW Lowry, Lois. Son. Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2012.
Unlike the other Birthmothers in her utopian community, teenaged Claire forms an attachment to her baby, feeling a great loss when he is taken to the Nurturing Center to be adopted by a family unit.


FIC MAR Marsh, Katherine. Jepp, who defied the stars. 1st ed. New York : Hyperion, c2012.
“Jepp, a teenage dwarf living in 16th century Europe, leaves home to seek his destiny”–Provided by publisher.


FIC MCC McCormick, Patricia, 1956-. Never fall down : a novel. 1st ed. New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
When soldiers arrive at his hometown in Cambodia, Arn is just a kid, dancing to rock ‘n’ roll, hustling for spare change, and selling ice cream with his brother. But after the soldiers march the entire population into the countryside, his life is changed forever. Arn is separated from his family and assigned to a labor camp: working in the rice paddies under a blazing sun, he sees the other children, weak from hunger, malaria, or sheer exhaustion, dying before his eyes. He sees prisoners marched to a nearby mango grove, never to return. And he learns to be invisible to the sadistic Khmer Rouge, who can give or take away life on a whim. One day, the soldiers ask if any of the kids can play an instrument. Arn’s never played a note in his life, but he volunteers. In order to survive, he must quickly master the strange revolutionary songs the soldiers demandand steal food to keep the other kids alive. This decision will save his life, but it will pull him into the very center of what we know today as the Killing Fields. And just as the country is about to be liberated from the Khmer Rouge, Arn is handed a gun and forced to become a soldier. He lives by the simple credo: Over and over I tell myself one thing: never fall down.


FIC MCN McNeil, Gretchen. Ten. 1st ed. New York : Balzer + Bray, c2012.
“Ten teens head to a house party at a remote island mansion off the Washington coast only for them to be picked off by a killer one by one”–Provided by publisher.


FIC MEA Mead, Richelle. Shadow kiss. New York : Razorbill, c2008.
Shadow-kissed Rose is hunted by the immortal undead that are seeking vengeance on her for her Strigoi kills, which puts her in a terrible position that could result in the death one of the two people she values most, her best friend Lissa, or her tutor Dimitri Belikov, the man she loves.


FIC RAT Ratner, Vaddey. In the shadow of the banyan. 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Raami is seven-years-old when the Khmer Rouge regime takes power in Cambodia and over the next four years she fights for survival amid the systematic violence and atrocities that surround her.


FIC RIO Riordan, Rick. The mark of Athena. 1st ed. New York : Disney/Hyperion Books., c2012.
“The Greek and Roman demigods will have to cooperate in order to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother, Gaea. Then they will have to sail together to the ancient land–Greece itself–to find the Doors of Death”–Provided by publisher.


FIC SCH Schrefer, Eliot, 1978-. Endangered. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
A girl, having travelled with her mother to an animal sanctuary for bonobos in the Congo, struggles to survive with the animals after revolution breaks out and she and the chimpanzees are forced to flee into the jungle.


FIC SON Sonnenblick, Jordan. Curveball : the year I lost my grip. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman’s athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.


FIC STI Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981-. The Raven Boys. 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2012.
Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own–and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.


FIC TAY Taylor, Laini. Days of blood & starlight. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Karou struggles to come to terms with who and what she is and finds out how far her loyalty to her people will go.


GN 741.5 CAV Yolen, Jane. Curses! foiled again. 1st ed. New York : First Second, 2013.
Follows New York City high school fencer Aliera Carstair’s continuing adventures as the Defender of the Seelie realm.


GN 741.5 PHA Pham, Thien. Sumo. 1st ed. New York : First Second, 2012.
Scott, abandoned by his girlfriend and having lost his dream of playing professional football, is offered a position in a Japanese sumo training “stable,” where he seems to find himself again.