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Young Adults – Nonfiction and Fiction

Nonfiction

America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the Sixties     DB/RC 66633
8 hours 19 minutes
by Laban Carrick Hill
read by John Polk
Chronicles the life of American teenagers who came of age during the 1960s. Highlights the cultural, social, and political changes that occurred due to the activism of the era. Using primary sources, examines civil rights, women’s liberation, antiwar, and environmental movements. For senior high readers. 2007.

American Shaolin: Flying Kicks, Buddhist Monks, and the Legend of Iron Crotch; an Odyssey in the New China     DB/RC 67650
12 hours 6 minutes
by Matthew Polly
read by Christopher Hurt
Travel writer describes the two years he spent studying kung fu at the Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Zen Buddhism and martial arts. Discusses his 1992 journey to China, where he absorbed the culture and came of age. Some strong language. For senior high and older readers. Alex Award. 2007.

Careers in Renewable Energy: Get a Green Energy Job     DB/RC 68195
7 hours 9 minutes
by Gregory McNamee
read by Gary Tipton
An overview of various forms of renewable energy—solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, hydrogen, and bioenergy—and the career opportunities in this growing field. Discusses “green” jobs in building, management, and transportation. Details salaries, required education, and other employment criteria. For senior high readers. 2008.

Civil Liberties and War     RC 64516
5 hours 29 minutes
edited by Jamuna Carroll
read by Gabra Zackman
Traces the American history of restricting rights during wartime. Discusses Supreme Court cases involving suppressing speech during World War I, internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, the New York Times’s publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, and the due-process issue for enemy combatants in 2004. For senior high and older readers. 2006.

Declare Yourself: Speak, Connect, Act, Vote; More than Fifty Celebrated Americans Tell You Why     DB/RC 67649
6 hours 29 minutes
published by HarperCollins Publishers
read by Judith Ann Gantly
Actors, authors, musicians, and celebrities encourage young people to vote. Maya Angelou, Tyra Banks, Meg Cabot, Rosario Dawson, Sean Kingston, Maroon 5 band members, Hayden Panettiere, Alice Walker, and others discuss the importance
of participating in politics. Includes resources. Introduction by America Ferrera. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian     DB/RC 66795
6 hours 16 minutes
by National Museum of the American Indian
read by Christopher Hurt
Reference queries received by the staff of the National Museum of the American Indian. Dozens of questions answered by Native Americans cover history, culture, and language. Topics include ceremonies, totem poles, myths, captivity stories, slavery, clothing, tribal enrollment, and government benefits. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

The Elements: What You Really Want to Know     DB/RC 67668
5 hours 7 minutes
by Ron Miller
read by Kerry Dukin
Discusses the discovery of atoms and the history of the periodic table. Explains the naming of chemical elements and their uses in daily life. Features biographies of major figures in chemistry and basic data on each of the known elements. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Gay America: Struggle for Equality     DB/RC 68234
5 hours 37 minutes
by Linas Alsenas
read by Kristin Allison
History of homosexuality in America focuses primarily on the twentieth century. Uses first-person accounts to illustrate the social and political milieu of several time periods and chronicles the milestone events affecting this population. For senior high readers. 2008.

Kim Jong Il’s North Korea     DB/RC 67212
3 hours 59 minutes
by Alison Behnke
read by Margaret Strom
Chronicles the establishment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948. Describes life under communist leader Kim Il Sung and his son Kim Jong Il. Traces the development of a police state that caused famines, created work camps, and fostered political isolation. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Lands: Taming the Wilds     RC 66299
7 hours 20 minutes
by Julie Kerr Casper
read by Michael Scherer
Presents key issues in the management of Earth’s natural landscapes. Explores human impact on deserts, mountains, forests, wetlands, coastlines, and arctic regions. Discusses resources, the concept of sustainability, and the importance of individual conservation efforts such as reducing, reusing, and recycling. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Nickie’s Nook: Sharing the Journey     DB/RC 68003
3 hours 50 minutes
by Nickie Coby
read by Kristin Allison
Selected writings from the online journal of blind college student and aspiring social worker Coby, who has Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Discusses her guide dog Julio, her Christianity, and the differences between blindness and chronic illness. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Oil     DB/RC 67563
3 hours 35 minutes
by James Laxer
read by Robert Sams
Canadian professor provides an overview of the modern oil industry from its nineteenth-century origins in North America and Russia to its twenty-first-century challenges. Describes the development of the world’s major petroleum companies and the environmental impact of fuel consumption. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Plants: Life from the Earth     RC 66310
6 hours 10 minutes
by Julie Kerr Casper
read by Michael Scherer
Presents key issues in preserving plants. Discusses the evolution and life cycles of plants, their role in biodiversity, and their importance to humans. Describes threats from disease, pollution, and poor land management. Suggests ways readers can become “backyard conservationists.” For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe     DB/RC 67218
3 hours 54 minutes
by James R. Arnold and Roberta Wiener
read by Bob Moore
Discusses the South African country formerly known as Rhodesia. Describes the 1980 overthrow of colonial powers by nationalist Robert Mugabe’s use of guerrilla warfare.
Details Mugabe’s establishment of a dictatorship that led to economic decline and poor health-care and educational systems. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Stick Figure: A Diary of My Former Self     DB/RC 68249
6 hours 21 minutes
by Lori Gottlieb
read by Mare Trevathan
Adult author revisits the diary she maintained in 1978 when she was an eleven-year-old girl hospitalized with anorexia. She records family arguments, body-image obsessions, dieting, worrying about inhaling calories from people’s breath, conversations with doctors, and being discharged. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2000.

Tony Blair     RC 64585
3 hours 16 minutes
by Bonnie Hinman
read by Dan Bloom
Biography of British prime minister and Labour party leader Tony Blair, who was first elected to the post in 1997 after climbing the political ladder. Highlights his struggle against terrorism and his response to the July 7, 2005, Al Qaeda attack on London. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

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Fiction

Air Apparent: Xanth     DB/RC 67089
13 hours 4 minutes
by Piers Anthony
read by John Polk
When the Good Magician’s son Hugo disappears and a dead body is discovered in his place, Hugo’s blind wife Wira attempts to find him. Accompanying her is young Debra, who’s trying to free herself from a curse, and storm spirits Happy and Fray. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Airhead     DB/RC 67792
7 hours 33 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Mary Kane
Sixteen-year-old Emerson “Em” Watts, an advanced-placement student who likes video games and disdains fashion, receives a “whole-body transplant” after an accident. Em is dismayed to find her mind in the body of teen supermodel Nikki Howard—a fact that she has to hide. For senior high readers. 2008.

All We Know of Heaven     DB/RC 67235
7 hours 5 minutes
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
read by Mary Kane
Two families are devastated when their sixteen-year-old daughters are involved in a car accident and one dies. Maureen and Bridget—similar-looking best friends—are, at first, misidentified at the hospital. Later, while Bridget’s family realizes its loss, Maureen’s rejoices in a miracle. But Maureen has brain damage. For senior high readers. 2008.

Almost Alice     DB/RC 67093
6 hours 1 minute
by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
read by Kerry Dukin
As her junior year winds down, Alice’s ex-boyfriend Patrick surprises her with an invitation to the prom. Meanwhile there is an unexpected turn of events with Alice’s school newspaper job, and one of her close friends makes a shocking discovery. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Believing the Dream: Return to Red River, Book 2     DB/RC 67115
12 hours 22 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1890s. Thorliff Bjorklund, an aspiring journalist at college in Minnesota, confronts his failing relationship with his childhood sweetheart Anji, whom he left behind in North Dakota. Meanwhile, Thorliff’s friend Elizabeth Rogers inadvertently causes heartbreak in pursuit of her medical career. For senior high and older readers. 2002.

Betrayed: House of Night, Book 2     DB/RC 68304
9 hours 20 minutes
by P.C.  Cast and Kristin Cast
read by Mary Kane
As Zoey accepts her transformation into a vampire and the powers that come with it, teenagers from her former high school are murdered. When evidence in the case implicates Zoey’s new school, the House of Night, she investigates—and discovers betrayal. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Blessing in Disguise: Red River of the North, Book 6     DB/RC 68814
9 hours 59 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
1880s. Broken-hearted Augusta Bjorklund leaves Norway to start a new life in America. She intends to go to Blessing, North Dakota, to stay with relatives but boards the wrong train and meets handsome rancher Kane Moyer, who mistakes her for his mail-order bride. For senior high and older readers. 1999.

Bog Child     DB 68471
7 hours 10 minutes
by Siobhan Dowd
read by Alexander Strain
1981. Fergus, a Sinn Fein courier, crosses into Ireland from Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles. His imprisoned brother’s hunger strike and Fergus’s dreams about a girl whose body he discovered in a peat bog distract him from his studies. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Braless in Wonderland     DB/RC 67903
7 hours 9 minutes
by Debbie Reed Fischer
read by Kerry Dukin
Smart, feminist Miami high school student Allee Rosen is shocked when a modeling agency hires her for commercials. Allee, who has always looked down on fashion-obsessed “trendy wendies,” soon learns that modeling is hard work—and that she shouldn’t be so quick to judge others. For senior high readers. 2008.

Chalice     DB 68458
7 hours 7 minutes
by Robin McKinley
read by Annie Wauters
Young beekeeper Mirasol assumes the ceremonial role of Chalice of the Willowlands when her predecessor unexpectedly dies. Mirasol undertakes the daunting task of binding the governing circle to the new master, anelemental priest of fire, to save her wounded land. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Child of a Dead God: The Noble Dead, Book 6     RC 67127
16 hours 32 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Dhampir Magiere and half-blood elf Leesil seek a mysterious orb artifact of unknown purpose that they understand must not fall into the hands of Magiere’s half-brother Welstiel. They head for an ice castle along with sage Wynn, dog Chap, and two elves. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2008.

Clay     RC 64387
6 hours 21 minutes
by David  Almond
read by Dan Bloom
Felling, England. Altar boy Davie befriends Stephen, an odd new boy who was expelled from seminary school. Stephen recruits Davie to create a huge clay figure, which Stephen brings to life to confront the town bully. Some violence and some strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

Climbing the Stairs     DB/RC 67638
6 hours 42 minutes
by Padma Venkatraman
read by Yolande Bavan
India, 1941. When fifteen-year-old Vidya, her eighteen-year-old brother Kitta, her mother, and her brain-injured father move into the grandfather’s traditional household, Vidya’s life changes abruptly. Vidya finds refuge in the second-floor library and meets Raman, who wants to marry her. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

A Complicated Kindness     RC 65625
7 hours 54 minutes
by Miriam Toews
read by Nicola Daval
Sixteen-year-old Mennonite Nomi Nickel and her bewildered and withdrawn father live in East Village, a small Canadian town that becomes a tourist heritage attraction every summer. Nomi rebels in the rigid religious atmosphere after her mother and older sister abandon the family. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2004.

Confessions of a Serial Kisser     DB/RC 67899
6 hours 10 minutes
by Wendelin Van Draanen
read by Jill Fox
After reading her mother’s secret collection of romance novels during her parents’ difficult separation, high school junior Evangeline has a makeover and begins a quest for the perfect kiss. When her reputation begins to suffer, Evangeline reassesses her life. For senior high readers. 2008.

Crazy in Love     DB/RC 68536
5 hours 21 minutes
by Dandi Daley Mackall
read by Erin Jones
Seventeen-year-old high school senior Mary Jane “M.J.” Ettermeyer becomes popular when she begins dating the class “hottie” Jackson House. Although M.J. is a good daughter to her parents and friend to her mentally challenged older sister, a part of her wants to be bad. For senior high readers. 2007.

The Dead and the Gone     DB/RC 68838
9 hours 15 minutes
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
read by Aimee Jolson
After a meteor hits the moon causing a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his younger sisters alone in the chaos of New York City. Companion to Life as We Knew It (RC 65047). For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Defining Dulcie     RC 65943
3 hours 2 minutes
by Paul Acampora
read by Mimi Bederman
After her father, a school janitor, dies, sixteen-year-old Dulcie and her mother relocate to California. Homesick, Dulcie steals the family’s 1968 Chevy pickup and drives back to Connecticut to live with her grandfather Frank. For senior high readers. 2006.

Dingo     DB/RC 67602
4 hours 58 minutes
by Charles De Lint
read by Mark Ashby High school student Miguel and his longtime enemy Johnny fall in love with Lainey and Em, twin sisters from Australia. The twins shape-shift into dingoes to avoid a cursed ancestor who reaches out to Miguel and Johnny through dreams. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Dragon Mage     DB/RC 67334
8 hours 0 minutes
by Andre Norton and Jean Rabe
read by Erin Jones
Fifteen-year-old Shilo finds among her late father’s effects a dragon puzzle that, once completed, transports her to ancient Babylon. There Shilo must fulfill her destiny as a dragon’s servant and savior of her world—but first she must retrieve stolen dragon eggs. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Dream Racer     DB/RC 69021
2 hours 36 minutes
by Jacqueline Guest
read by Kristin Allison
Zoë Kendall and her boyfriend Adam, from Racing Fear (RC 61515), thrive on racing and secretly plan to attend an automobile-engineering program together. When Zoë’s mother plans a different life for her, Zoë self-reflects and learns to be true to herself. A high-interest, low-vocabulary book. For senior high readers. 2006.

A Dream to Follow: Return to Red River, Book 1     DB/RC 67095
10 hours 13 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
North Dakota, 1893. In this continuation of the Red River saga, seventeen-year-old aspiring journalist Thorliff Bjorklund applies to college. But once accepted Thorliff faces a dilemma—follow his dreams or stay and help his family on the farm. He turns to God for help. For senior high and older readers. 2001.

Dreamhunter: Dreamhunter Duet, Book 1     RC 66693
10 hours 29 minutes
by Elizabeth Knox
read by Mary Kane
1906. Fifteen-year-old Laura Hame and her cousin Rose come from a family of dreamhunters—people who enter the place of dreams and relay them to others. After Laura’s father disappears, Laura searches the magical world for him, experiences nightmares, and encounters a monster. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

Dreamquake: Dreamhunter Duet, Book 2     RC 66894
12 hours 24 minutes
by Elizabeth Knox
read by Mary Kane
1906. Teen Laura Hame, from Dreamhunter (RC 66693), unleashes a nightmare on the elite attendees of a dream function. With the help of her cousin Rose and suitor Sandy, Laura exposes a government plot to control the place of dreams. For junior and senior high readers. Printz Honor Book. 2007.

Eclipse     RC 65812
17 hours 27 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
After befriending werewolf Jacob in New Moon (RC 64367), Bella must choose between him and her former vampire boyfriend Edward, from Twilight (RC 62066). Meanwhile vicious killings occur in nearby Seattle as a female vampire seeks revenge— putting Bella in danger and stirring old enmities. For senior high readers. 2007.

Evermore: The Immortals, Book 1     DB 68641
9 hours 37 minutes
by Alyson Noël
read by Margaret Strom
After surviving a car accident that killed her family, sixteen-year-old Ever Bloom sees auras, hears peoples’ thoughts, and visits with her dead sister. Ever also wonders why Damen, the hot new guy at school, has taken a special interest in her. For junior and senior high readers. 2009.

Firehorse     DB/RC 67459
7 hours 43 minutes
by Diane Lee Wilson
read by Kristin Allison
Boston, 1872. Fifteen-year-old Rachel, who longs to be a veterinarian instead of a proper lady, rescues a severely burnt mare from a fire station. A serial arsonist threatens the city while distemper kills thousands of horses—leaving firemen stranded when a giant blaze occurs. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Forever Princess: The Princess Diaries, Book 10     DB/RC 68378
10 hours 7 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Graduation is on the minds of Mia’s classmates, yet she avoids telling the truth about her four-hundred-page senior project and college acceptance letters. Then her ex-boyfriend Michael returns from Japan and she begins to evade questions relating to prom and love. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2009.

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye     DB/RC 67370
9 hours 36 minutes
by Deb Caletti
read by Colleen Delany
Seattle. The life of eighteen-year-old high school senior and part-time waitress Indigo Skye changes dramatically when a customer leaves her millions of dollars as a tip. Indigo’s familial relationships and personal values are tested by her newfound wealth. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Geek Magnet: A Novel in Five Acts     DB/RC 68373
7 hours 49 minutes
by Kieran Scott
read by Jill Fox
Junior KJ Miller suddenly becomes popular when she’s appointed stage manager for the annual high school musical. KJ abandons her nerdy friends, attends parties, and dates an athlete. But a family emergency causes KJ to reevaluate her new social status. For senior high readers. 2008.

General Winston’s Daughter     DB/RC 67308
8 hours 3 minutes
by Sharon Shinn
read by Jill Fox
Eighteen-year-old Averie Winston arrives in the land of Chiarrin to join her fiancé and her father, an Aeberelle general. Averie is accompanied by Lieutenant Ket Du’kai, her Xantish bodyguard. Averie falls in love with Ket and makes new friends even as a rebellion occurs. For senior high readers. 2007.

The God of Animals     DB/RC 67017
11 hours 9 minutes
by Aryn Kyle
read by Mare Trevathan
Colorado. When her older sister elopes, sixth-grader Alice Winston helps care for her mother, who is bedridden by depression, and assists her father in running the family’s struggling horse farm. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. For senior high and older readers. Alex Award. 2007.

The Great Receiver     DB/RC 68265
7 hours 33 minutes
by Elena Yates Eulo
read by Erik Sandvold
Sophomore honors student Joey Eastland messes up during football tryouts and becomes the team water boy. But when the coach gives him a second chance, Joey is determined to be the best wide receiver ever. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Guerrilla Season     RC 64864
8 hours 29 minutes
by Pat Hughes
read by Jack Fox
Missouri, 1863. Fifteen-year-old buddies Matt and Jesse find their friendship and family loyalties tested by the Civil War. Jesse plans to join the guerrillas fighting the Union soldiers. Matt’s mother wants to move back North, but Matt wants to keep his father’s farm. For junior and senior high readers. 2003.

The Hidden World     DB/RC 66878
12 hours 29 minutes
by Paul Park
read by Jill Fox
Miranda, a Roumanian princess who can shape-shift into the White Tyger, faces the spirit-world enemies unlocked by evil baroness Nicola Ceausescu before her death. Meanwhile, Miranda’s love, army captain Peter, struggles to survive as he battles a Turkish offensive. Sequel to The White Tyger (RC 64407). For senior high readers. 2008.

The House of Djinn     RC 67620
6 hours 41 minutes
by Suzanne Fisher Staples
read by John Horton
Dismayed fifteen-year-old Californian Jameel learns that he has been designated head of the family in Lahore, Pakistan—and that a marriage with his cousin Mumtaz has been arranged. A “djinni,” or spirit, helps him decide between cultures. Sequel to Haveli (RC 42984). For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

How to Build a House     DB/RC 68388
5 hours 45 minutes
by Dana Reinhardt
read by Jill Fox
Seventeen-year-old Harper’s Los Angeles family has been torn apart by a divorce that separated Harper from her beloved stepmother and stepsisters. To resurrect other damaged families and temporarily escape her own, Harper spends the summer helping to rebuild a tornado-ravaged Tennessee community. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

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The Hunger Games, Book 1     DB/RC 68384
9 hours 19 minutes
by Suzanne Collins
read by Erin Jones
In a future North America, Panem’s rulers maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting teens from twelve districts in a fight to the death. Sixteen-year-olds Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are this year’s girl and boy contestants from District Twelve. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You: Gallagher Girls, Book 1     RC 66621
6 hours 29 minutes
by Ally Carter
read by Erin Jones
Sophomore Cameron Morgan attends the Gallagher Academy—a girls’ school for secret agents, where her mother is the headmistress. On a covert training mission in town, Cammie meets Josh, a cute and ordinary boy, and arranges to see him again. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Impossible     DB/RC 68401
9 hours 1 minutes
by Nancy Werlin
read by Emily Durante
Pregnant seventeen-year-old Lucy Scarborough discovers that her family has been cursed by an evil elfin knight. To break it Lucy, with help from love-struck neighbor Zach, must perform three difficult tasks before her daughter is born. Some violence. For senior high readers. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

Jerk, California     DB/RC 68141
9 hours 59 minutes
by Jonathan Friesen
read by Erik Sandvold
Isolated at school and tormented by his stepdad, Minnesota high school senior Sam Carrier feels defined by his Tourette syndrome. But long-distance running, his deceased father’s friend George, a girl named Naomi, and a road trip to Jerk, California, change his perspective. Some strong language. For senior high readers. Schneider Family Book Award. 2008.

The Joys of Love     DB/RC 67472
6 hours 33 minutes
by Madeleine L’Engle
read by Gabriella Cavallero
After graduating from college in 1946, Elizabeth pursues her dream of acting and lands an apprenticeship in a summer theater company. She falls in love with an aspiring director, not realizing how much her friendship with a fellow apprentice means to her. For senior high and older readers. 1950.

The Juvie Three     DB/RC 68442
5 hours 17 minutes
by Gordon Korman
read by Mark Delgado
Juvenile delinquents Gecko, Arjay, and Terence readily accept a second chance at life outside of incarceration and they move into an apartment with social worker Doug Healy. Scared when an injury causes Healy to have amnesia, the boys continue their rehabilitation alone. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

A Land to Call Home: Red River of the North, Book 3     DB/RC 68095
13 hours 2 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Dakota Territory, 1880s. Ingeborg and Haakan Bjorklund and their extended Norwegian family face hardships at their Red River Valley homestead. Fire erupts, an infant is born deaf, and another relative gets hurt in a train accident. But they persevere with faith and love. For senior high and older readers. 1997.

Little Brother     DB/RC 67004
12 hours 42 minutes
by Cory Doctorow
read by Erik Sandvold
After a terrorist attack on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, the Department of Homeland Security detains high school senior Marcus and his friends without cause. When Marcus is released, he lashes out at the authorities by hacking into the city’s universal electronic surveillance system. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

Lock and Key     DB/RC 66546
10 hours 32 minutes
by Sarah Dessen
read by Kristin Allison
Seventeen-year-old Ruby, abandoned by her alcoholic mother, moves in with her sister Cora, whom Ruby hasn’t seen in ten years. Ruby struggles with learning to trust others and accepting help. Nate, the boy next door, assists Ruby but hides a secret of his own.
For senior high readers. 2008.

Long May She Reign     RC 66641
27 hours 27 minutes
by Ellen Emerson White
read by Kerry Dukin
After escaping from kidnappers in Long Live the Queen (RC 33610), Meg Powers, whose mother is the U.S. president, endures posttraumatic stress and painful physical therapy. Meg must then leave the security of the White House for her first year of college. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2007.

Love, Stargirl     RC 65552
6 hours 48 minutes
by Jerry Spinelli
read by Erin Jones
Stargirl and her parents have moved away, but the homeschooled free spirit still misses her Arizona boyfriend Leo, who dumped her. She begins writing him “the world’s longest letter,” describing her new neighbors and her feelings. Sequel to Stargirl
(RC 54207). For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Lucky: The Avery Sisters, Book 1     DB/RC 67454
4 hours 51 minutes
by Rachel Vail
read by Kristin Allison
Phoebe and her clique of privileged girlfriends are planning an extravagant eighth-grade graduation party. Then her mother faces a financial scandal and her father decides to cancel the party. Phoebe suddenly doesn’t feel so lucky. How can she tell her friends? For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Masquerade: Blue Bloods, Book 2     RC 66680
7 hours 28 minutes
by Melissa De la Cruz
read by Colleen Delany
After learning of her vampire nature in Blue Bloods (RC 66487), Schuyler searches Italy for her grandfather, who holds the key to defeating the Blue Bloods’ rivals—the Silver Bloods. Returning to Manhattan, Schuyler and friends defend themselves against the Silver Bloods and learn more powers. For senior high readers. 2007.

The Mislaid Magician; or, Ten Years After: Being the Private Correspondence between Two Prominent Families Regarding a Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and the Security of the Realm     RC 66316
8 hours 45 minutes
by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
read by Corrie James
England, 1828. Cecelia and her husband explore the disappearance of a magician, while cousin Kate and her wizard spouse babysit the children. Sequel to The Grand Tour (RC 59247). For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

The Missing Girl     DB/RC 66933
4 hours 32 minutes
by Norma Fox Mazer
read by Mary Kane
A middle-aged man secretly stalks the Herbert family’s five sisters, ages eleven to seventeen, as they go about  their everyday activities in the small town of Mallory, New York. Then the stranger makes his move, luring Autumn, the youngest girl, into his house. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

More than a Dream: Return to Red River, Book 3     DB/RC 67125
12 hours 3 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Mitzi Friedlander
1890s. Thorliff Bjorklund, an aspiring journalist attending college in Minnesota, begins thinking of future doctor Elizabeth Rogers as more than a friend. But when tragedy strikes his family in North Dakota, Thorliff returns home to help. Meanwhile, Elizabeth works in a Chicago hospital. For senior high and older readers. 2003.

Nation     DB/RC 67846
11 hours 35 minutes
by Terry Pratchett
read by Alec Volz
After a devastating tsunami, Mau, the sole survivor of his island village, joins forces with Daphne, a shipwrecked English girl. Their beach fire draws other refugees who band together to rebuild a community based on what they value most. For junior and senior high and older readers. 2008.

New Moon     RC 64367
15 hours 18 minutes
by Stephenie Meyer
read by Anne Hancock
Following Twilight (RC 62066), vampire Edward Cullen and his family leave Bella and her town to prevent themselves from devouring humans. Brokenhearted Bella turns to adventure-seeking Jacob and motorcycles. Meanwhile, a pack of werewolves tries to protect Bella from a vindictive vampire. For senior high readers. 2006.

Newes from the Dead     DB/RC 68848
9 hours 23 minutes
by Mary Hooper
read by Terry Donnelly
England, 1650. Twenty-two-year-old Anne Green’s freshly executed body lies on the dissecting table when suddenly her eyelids move. As the immobile Anne reflects on the events that led to her conviction and hanging, others in the room debate whether she is alive. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Once upon a Time in the North     DB/RC 67621
2 hours 55 minutes
by Philip Pullman
read by Nick Sullivan
Texan Lee Scoresby, accompanied by his daemon Hester, lands his hot-air balloon on the arctic island of Novy Odense, where he becomes embroiled in local politics and first meets Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear. Companion to the His Dark Materials series. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Open Ice     DB/RC 67873
7 hours 20 minutes
by Pat Hughes
read by Andy Pyle
High school hockey player Nick Taglio is forced to give up the game after another serious concussion. Nick, whose entire identity is based on the sport, must reevaluate his life while coping with his brain injury. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2005.

The Other Side of the Island     DB 68671
7 hours 58 minutes
by Allegra Goodman
read by Margaret Strom
Born in the eighth year of the Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor and her parents move to a highly regulated tropical island, where neither she nor her parents fit in. But defiance is not tolerated in the colony—and one morning her parents disappear. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Paper Towns     DB/RC 68404
8 hours 3 minutes
by John Green
read by Dan John Miller
During senior year, Margo, the girl next door, entices Quentin into a night of mischief—and she then disappears. Quentin and classmates Radar, Ben, and Lacey follow the clues Margo left while they worry about her state of mind. Strong language. For senior high readers. Edgar Award. Commercial audiobook. 2008.

The Perfect Distance     DB 68676
7 hours 53 minutes
by Kim Ablon Whitney
read by Margaret Strom
Seventeen-year-old Mexican American Francie Martinez, the daughter of a barn manager at a horse-training facility, longs to become a professional rider even though her father urges her to go to college. Francie works as a groom and practices riding while dealing with prejudice. For junior and senior high readers. 2005.

La Petite Four     DB/RC 67774
5 hours 51 minutes
by Regina Scott
read by Corrie James
Napoleonic-era England. Lady Emily and her friends Priscilla, Daphne, and Ariadne have graduated from finishing school and are anticipating their coming-out ball in London. But Lady Emily’s father informs her that she must immediately marry her childhood nemesis, Lord Robert. For senior high and older readers. 2008.

The Possibilities of Sainthood     DB/RC 68846
6 hours 49 minutes
by Donna Freitas
read by Elisabeth Rodgers
Fifteen-year-old Antonia Lucia Labella passionately desires two things—sainthood and her first kiss. After years of mailing letters to the Vatican about the first wish, Antonia uses her diary to secretly petition saints about her second wish—the kiss. Then miracles begin to happen. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Princess Mia: The Princess Diaries, Book 9     DB/RC 68358
6 hours 49 minutes
by Meg Cabot
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Mia’s best friend Lilly is not speaking her, neither is her ex-boyfriend Michael, and her parents are forcing her to see a therapist. But then Mia discovers a document from a seventeenth-century Genovian princess that could change the fate of Genovia forever. For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

Project 17     DB/RC 68881
5 hours 23 minutes
by Laurie Faria Stolarz
read by Mare Trevathan
Danvers State Hospital. Six teens sneak into an abandoned mental institution to investigate rumors of haunting. As the teens move about the asylum’s decaying rooms, armed with only flashlights and a camera, they unearth a resident’s chilling past. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2007.

Reaching Out     DB/RC 68152
4 hours 36 minutes
by Francisco Jiménez
read by Michael Scherer
When Francisco becomes a freshman  at the Santa Clara University in California in 1962, he enters an entirely different world from the Mexican migrant community his family still
inhabits. Continuation of fictionalized autobiography in Breaking Through (RC 53946) and The Circuit (RC 46960). For junior and senior high readers. 2008.

The Reapers’ Song: Red River of the North, Book 4     DB/RC 68812
12 hours 2 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Dakota Territory, 1880s. When her husband Haakan falls ill, Ingeborg Bjorklund tries her hand at working the fields. Meanwhile, the family takes in Zeb MacCallister, a newcomer with a secret about his past. Zeb falls for Katy Bjorklund, which tests the family’s faith. For senior high and older readers. 1998.

Rebel Fay: The Noble Dead, Book 5     RC 67122
15 hours 28 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Half-elf Leesil, half-vampire Magiere, and companions Wynn and Chap enter the Elven Territories in winter to rescue Leesil’s mother, trailed by vampires Welstiel and Chane. But the elves, led by Most Aged Father, hate vampires and humans alike and resist being disturbed. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2007

The Secret Story of Sonía Rodríguez     DB/RC 68482
6 hours 2 minutes
by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
read by Annie Wauters
American-born teenager Sonia struggles to finish high school while keeping house for her family of seven. Sonia resents her heritage, but a crisis and a trip to her grandmother’s house in Mexico enable Sonia to pursue her dreams. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

See You down the Road     DB/RC 67849
4 hours 53 minutes
by Kim Ablon Whitney
read by Erin Jones
Sixteen-year-old Irish American Bridget Daugherty questions her family’s nomadic and criminal lifestyle. Her parents pressure her to quit school, marry, and help them in their shady business enterprises, while Bridget yearns for a different life. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2004.

Side Effects     RC 65610
4 hours 7 minutes
by Amy Goldman Koss
read by Miriam Wagner
Sarcastic eighth-grader Izzy is diagnosed with lymphoma and describes the whirlwind of hospital visits and unpleasant treatments that follow. Her constant doodling and her best friend help her handle reactions from family and classmates as she deals with side effects. Strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.

Sofi Mendoza’s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico     RC 66079
11 hours 9 minutes
by Malín Alegría
read by Robin Miles
Southern California high school senior Sofi Mendoza and her friends sneak into Tijuana for the weekend. When Sofi is not allowed back into the United States, she stays with relatives in rural Baja without an indoor bathroom, a telephone, the Internet, or American television. For senior high readers. 2007.

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The Starry Rift: Tales of New Tomorrows; an Original Science Fiction Anthology     DB/RC 67743
17 hours 20 minutes
edited by Jonathan Strahan
read by Jim Zeiger
Sixteen short science fiction stories about the future. In “Ass-Hat Magic Spider” by Scott Westerfeld, a teen exercises and shaves his head so he can join an expedition to the planet Tau. Includes works by Cory Doctorow, Garth Nix, and Stephen Baxter. For senior high readers. 2008.

Sweethearts     DB/RC 67425
5 hours 17 minutes
by Sara Zarr
read by Mare Trevathan
Salt Lake City. Non-Mormons Jennifer and Cameron are each other’s only friend in elementary school. Cameron moves away and “Jenna” is told that he died. But eight years later Cameron reappears, and their past interferes with Jenna’s new life as a thin and popular senior. For senior high readers. 2008.

Ten Things I Hate about Me     DB/RC 68318
7 hours 17 minutes
by Randa Abdel-Fattah
read by Corrie James
Lebanese Australian Jamilah, known in high school as Jamie, hides her heritage by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue contact lenses. At home, Jamie plays in an Arabic band and endures her father’s strict Muslim rules. The conflict between cultures forces Jamie to make choices. For senior high readers. 2006.

Tender Mercies: Red River of the North, Book 5     DB/RC 68813
10 hours 24 minutes
by Lauraine Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
Dakota Territory, 1880s. Mary Martha MacCallister from Missouri visits her brother Zeb in Blessing, where she volunteers at the school and befriends eligible pastor John Solberg. Just as everyone comes to love her, Mary Martha must leave to care for her ailing mother. For senior high and older readers. 1999.

Thaw     DB/RC 68804
6 hours 45 minutes
by Monica M. Roe
read by Erik Sandvold
Paralyzed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, eighteen-year-old champion skier Dane Rafferty is sent from New York State to a rehabilitation center in Florida. Dane’s arrogance gradually fades as he contends with his physical limitations. Meanwhile, Carissa visits her comatose father across the hall. Strong language. For senior high readers. 2008.

Thief of Lives: The Noble Dead, Book 2    RC 66830
14 hours 57 minutes
by Barb Hendee and J.C. Hendee
read by Madelyn Buzzard
Half-vampire, half-human Magiere, from Dhampir (RC 57598), and her half-elf partner Leesil are running a tavern in Miiska when Magiere is blackmailed into investigating another killing. Vampires Chane, Toret, and Sapphire reside in the nearby city of Bela and prepare to battle Magiere. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2004.

Throwing like a Girl     DB/RC 66845
6 hours 11 minutes
by Weezie Kerr Mackey
read by Erin Jones
Ella is dismayed to move from
Chicago to Dallas during her sophomore year of high school, but she joins the softball team and makes friends. With understanding parents and a romantic interest in her lab partner Nate, Ella begins to feel at home. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Trigger     DB/RC 66853
10 hours 5 minutes
by Susan Vaught
read by John Polk
Seventeen-year-old Jersey returns home from a brain-injury treatment center, where he spent a year recovering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. With no memory, Jersey tries to decipher the past and the events that led to his suicide attempt. Some strong language. For senior high readers. 2006.

Under a War-Torn Sky     DB/RC 68311
8 hours 13 minutes
by L.M. Elliott
read by Joe Peck
Europe, 1944. After his plane is shot down by Hitler’s Luftwaffe, nineteen-year-old Lieutenant Henry Forester of Virginia begins trekking across occupied France. With help from members of the resistance, Henry tries to avoid capture and reach the safety of the American lines. Some violence. For senior high readers. 2001.

An Untamed Land: Red River of the North, Book 1     DB/RC 67616
13 hours 46 minutes
by Lauraine
Snelling
read by Catherine Byers
1880. Roald Bjorklund, his wife Ingeborg, and their five-year-old son Thorliff leave Norway in search of a better life in America. They journey to the Dakota Territory where they build a homestead in the Red River Valley with faith, love, and hard work. For
senior high and older readers. Angel Award. 1996.

Unwind     DB/RC 66918
10 hours 32 minutes
by Neal Shusterman
read by Erik Synnestvedt
In a future world, parents may “unwind,” or disassemble, their offspring between the ages of thirteen and eighteen to harvest their body parts for others’ use. Teens Connor, Risa, and Lev fight to uphold their beliefs and perhaps save their own lives. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

Walk of the Spirits     DB/RC 68209
9 hours 11 minutes
by Richie Tankersley Cusick
read by Madelyn Buzzard
After losing everything in a Florida hurricane, Miranda and her mother move back to the mother’s family home in St. Yvette, Louisiana. Miranda joins a school project involving the town’s history and discovers that she, like her grandfather, can speak to spirits from the past. For senior high readers. 2008.

Yellow Flag     DB/RC 66770
4 hours 16 minutes
by Robert Lipsyte
read by Gary Roan
Seventeen-year-old Kyle comes from a family of NASCAR drivers. Kyle prefers playing the trumpet in a brass quintet, but when his racer brother Kris is injured, Kyle steps in. While helping his kin, Kyle becomes torn between racing and music—and two potential girlfriends. For junior and senior high readers. 2007.

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