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Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir

Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir

Ha, Robin, author, illustrator.
2020

For as long as she can remember, its been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation--following her mother's announcement that she's getting married--Robin is devastated. Overnight, her life changes.

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Camp spirit

Camp spirit

Lenoir, Axelle, author, artist
2020

Summer camp is supposed to be about finding nirvana in a rock garden but Elodie prefers Nirvana and Soundgarden. Can she confront rambunctious kids, confusing feelings, and supernatural horrors all at once?

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Dragon hoops

Dragon hoops

Yang, Gene Luen, author, illustrator
2020

Gene understands stories - comic book stories, in particular. Big action. Bigger thrills. And the hero always wins. But Gene doesn't get sports. As a kid, his friends called him "Stick" and every basketball game he played ended in pain. He lost interest in basketball long ago, but at the high school where he now teaches, it's all anyone can talk about. The men's varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season that's been decades in the making. Each victory brings them closer to their ultimate goal: the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he's seen on a comic book page. He knows he has to follow this epic to its end. What he doesn't know yet is that this season is not only going to change the Dragons's lives, but his own life as well.

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Falcon & Winter Soldier. Cut off one head

Falcon & Winter Soldier. Cut off one head

Landy, Derek, author.
2020

An office of dead government agents. A gifted new killer. Two ex-Captain Americas... When a dramatic attempt on the life of Bucky Barnes reunites him with Sam Wilson, the two old friends are plunged headlong into a race to uncover the new leader of Hydra before a mass casualty event announces the terror group's resurgence to the world. The clock is ticking...

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Long way down : the graphic novel

Long way down : the graphic novel

Reynolds, Jason, author
2020

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

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The magic fish

The magic fish

Trung, Le Nguyen, author
2020

"Real life isn't a fairytale. But Tié̂n still enjoys reading his favorite stories with his parents from the books he borrows from the local library. It's hard enough trying to communicate with your parents as a kid, but for Tié̂n he doesn't even have the right words because his parents are struggling with their English. Is there a Vietnamese word for what he's going through? Is there a way to tell them he's gay?"-- Provided by publisher.

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The Montague twins. Volume 1, The witch's hand

The Montague twins. Volume 1, The witch's hand

Page, Nathan, 1985- author
2020

Orphaned teens Pete and Al Montague and their adopted sister, Charlie, already known for solving mysteries in their small New England town, begin studying magic as they investigate a disappearance connected to a seventeenth-century witch.

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Nubia : real one

Nubia : real one

McKinney, L. L. author. (Leatrice L.)
2021

Nubia has always stood out because of her Amazonian strength, but even though she uses her ability for good she is seen as a threat, so when her best friend Quisha is threatened by a boy who thinks he owns the town, Nubia risks everything to become the hero society tells her she is not.

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Poison Ivy : thorns

Poison Ivy : thorns

Keplinger, Kody.
2021

Even though Pamela Isley spends most of her time caring for a few small plants and does not trust other people, when cute goth girl Alice Oh comes into her life she starts to open up, but the dark secrets from home could destroy the one person who ever cared about Pamela, or as her mom called her, Ivy.

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The pride omnibus

The pride omnibus

Glass, Joe.
2021

Joe Glass's The Pride in a full omnibus trade paperback, collecting volumes 1 and 2 as well as the collection of self-contained stories, The Pride Adventures In The Pride , FabMan is sick of being seen as a joke. Tired of the LGBTQ+ community being seen as inferior to straight heroes, he thinks it's about damn time he did something about it. Bringing together some of the world's greatest LGBTQ+ superheroes, the Pride is born to protect the world and fight prejudice, misrepresentation and injustice--not to mention a pesky supervillain or two. The Pride Adventures brings a whole host of extra, self-contained stories and adventures starring the heroes of the Pride See the team members face down crazed shooters, invasions, and even a sixty-foot-tall drag queen Featuring a slew of incredible artistic talent, plus stories from writers Mike Garley, Sina Grace and PJ Montgomery too Follow the LGBTQ+ heroes into whole new stories and meet even more characters in the world of The Pride Join the Pride as they work to change the world and show just what they can do Collects the original digital series The Pride and The Pride Adventures in print for the first time. For readers hungry for queer superheroes . Joe Glass' The Pride introduces a superhero universe built on LGBTQ+ inclusion, following a team that is explicitly created to show the range of the queer experience. The Pride features superheroes who are gay, lesbian, bi, trans, non-binary, and children of gay parents. Glass blends modern queer issues with classic superhero storytelling to tell narratives that classic superhero comics haven't touched. . . . The Pride excels at using queer struggle and joy to show a different side of the superhero genre.-- AV Club.

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Shang-Chi. 1, Brothers & sisters

Shang-Chi. 1, Brothers & sisters

Yang, Gene Luen, author.
2021

An ancient and evil secret society has remained in hiding since the death of their leader, Zheng Zhu. But now a successor has been chosen to shift the balance of power in the world: Zheng Zhu's son, Shang-Chi! In a fractious family reunion, Shang-Chi gets to know the siblings he never knew he had, including the deadly Sister Hammer! But who among them can he trust--and who is trying to kill him? Shang-Chi will find out the hard way as his life ends up on the line--and the only one who can save him ... is his father? But isn't he dead?!

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Spider-Woman. Vol. 2, King in black

Spider-Woman. Vol. 2, King in black

Pacheco, Karla.
2021

Road trip...to space! After learning some startling secrets about her family, Jessica Drew goes on a mission to find the one person who might know more: the High Evolutionary! But she's going to need her BFF by her side--and that means it's Captain Marvel team-up time! Before long, though, Spider-Woman will be abandoned by those closest to her--and only one person will come to her aid...Octavia Vermis! Octavia has a cure for Jessica, and the prescription is: crime! Is Jess willing to resort to theft to gather all the tools needed to fix what's wrong? In the shadow of Knull's invasion, Spider-Woman must put everything on the line...and then cross it! Even if Jess can find the cure for what ails her, will she still have a life worth saving?

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Swamp thing. Twin branches

Swamp thing. Twin branches

Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- author
2020

Twins Alec and Walker Holland have a reputation around town. One is quiet and the other is the life of any party, but the two are inseparable. For their last summer before college, Alec and Walker leave the city to live with their rural cousins, where they find that the swamp holds far darker depths than they could have imagined. While Walker carves their names into the new social scene, Alec recedes into a summer-school laboratory, slowly losing himself to a deep, dark experiment. This season, both brothers must confront truths, ancient and familial, and as their lives diverge, tensions increase and dormant memories claw to the surface.

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Travesía : a migrant girl's cross-border journey = el viaje de una joven migrante

Travesía : a migrant girl's cross-border journey = el viaje de una joven migrante

Gerster, Michelle, author.
2021

A poignant bilingual YA graphic memoir about a teenage girl’s harrowing experience crossing the Mexico-US border. This compelling young adult graphic memoir tells the story of Gricelda, a fifteen-year-old Mexican girl who crosses the border into America with her mother and younger brother in search of a better life. Their treacherous journey is filled with both heartbreak and hope. Will America be the country of dreams like they imagined? Or will adjusting to their new life in California be another type of struggle for Gricelda and her family? With captivating illustrations inspired by the graffiti and stencil art prevalent during the 2006 political uprising in Oaxaca, as well as local textiles and embroidery, Travesía is Gricelda’s first-person account, derived from interviews with author Michelle Gerster and told in both English and Spanish. Timely and relevant, Travesía is a vibrant and powerful testament to the desperation and resilience of millions of migrating people who endure the pain of leaving their old lives behind to embark on the perilous journey across borders in search of a new life. Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Centro Legal de la Raza, a legal services agency protecting and advancing the rights of low-income, immigrant, Black, and Latinx communities through bilingual legal representation, education, and advocacy.

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Why she wrote : a graphic history of the lives, inspiration, and influence behind the pens of classic women writers

Why she wrote : a graphic history of the lives, inspiration, and influence behind the pens of classic women writers

Chapman, Hannah K., author.
2021

"Dive into the fascinating, unexpected, and inspiring stories behind 18 of the English language's greatest women writers in this graphic anthology. Why She Wrote brings together both famous and obscure writers from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries and highlights their history, hardships, and influence-on the written word and each other-through accessible and engaging comics. Framed by short biographies, bibliographies, and fun facts"-- Provided by publisher.

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