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The 2016 Teens’ Top Ten titles results are in!

The Teens’ Top Ten Titles are young adult books that have been nominated by teens and then selected to win, by YOU! The ULTIMATE “Teen Choice” List. Find out more HERE!

syndetics-lcAlive / by Chandler Baker.

After finally receiving a heart transplant, seventeen-year-old Stella throws herself into her new life, but her recovery is marred with strange side effects and hallucinations, and when she meets Levi Zin, a mysterious new boy at her Seattle prep school, Stella soon realizes that she and Levi have more in common than she could ever imagine.

Available in Print.

 

 

 

syndetics-lcAll the bright places / Jennifer Niven.

“Told in alternating voices, when Theodore Finch and Violet Markey meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school–both teetering on the edge–it’s the beginning of an unlikely relationship, a journey to discover the “natural wonders” of the state of Indiana, and two teens’ desperate desire to heal and save one another” Provided by publisher.

Available in Print, eBook, eAudiobook, and CD.

 

 

 

syndetics-lcThe game of Love and Death / Martha Brockenbrough.

In Seattle in 1937 two seventeen-year-olds, Henry, who is white, and Flora, who is African-American, become the unwitting pawns in a game played by two immortal figures, Love and Death, where they must choose each other at the end, or one of them will die.

Available in Print,  eBook, and eAudiobook.

 

 

 

 

syndetics-lcSix of crows / Leigh Bardugo.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first”– Provided by publisher.

Available in Print, eBook, and CD.

 

 

 

 

 

syndetics-lcEverything, everything / Nicola Yoon ; illustrations by David Yoon.

“The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more”– Provided by publisher.

Available in Print.

 

 

 

syndetics-lcEvery last word / Tamara Ireland Stone.

“Consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off, a girl coping with Purely-Obsessional OCD learns to accept herself and take control of her life through her experiences in poetry club”– Provided by publisher.

Available in Print, eBook, and eAudiobook.

 

 

 

 

syndetics-lcThe novice / Taran Matharu.

When blacksmith apprentice Fletcher discovers that he has the ability to summon demons from another world, he travels to Adept Military Academy where must decide where his loyalties lie. The fate of an empire is in his hands.

Available in Print.

 

 

 

 

syndetics-lcIlluminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

“The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship’s artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all”– Provided by publisher.

Available in Print, CD, eAudiobook, and eBook.

 

 

 

 

syndetics-lcWhen / Victoria Laurie.

Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, butwhen Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation.

Available in Print and eBook.

 

 

 

 

syndetics-lcSuicide notes from beautiful girls / Lynn Weingarten.

They say Delia burned herself to death in her stepfather’s shed, but June does not believe it was suicidebecause she and Delia used to be closer than anything, but one night a year ago, everything changed when they and June’s boyfriend Ryan let their good time get out of hand, and now, a year later, June owes it to Delia to know if her best friend committed suicide or was murdered.

Available in Print.

 

 

 

 

Month of Pride

June is LGBT Pride Month and to celebrate we are highlighting some of our books that feature LGBT characters.

Cover of This Book Is GayThis Book Is Gay

by James Dawson

Available as eBook

Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who’s ever dared to wonder. This book is for YOU.

There’s a long-running joke that, after “coming out,” a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. You’re welcome.

Inside you’ll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics, hooking up to stereotypes, coming out and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it’s like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, not to mention hilarious illustrations.

You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don’t) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.

Cover of Beyond MagentaBeyond Magenta Transgender Teens Speak Out

Available as eBook

A 2015 Stonewall Honor Book. A groundbreaking work of LGBT literature takes an honest look at the life, love, and struggles of transgender teens. Author and photographer Susan Kuklin met and interviewed six transgender or gender-neutral young adults and used her considerable skills to represent them thoughtfully and respectfully before, during, and after their personal acknowledgment of gender preference. Portraits, family photographs, and candid images grace the pages, augmenting the emotional and physical journey each youth has taken. Each honest discussion and disclosure, whether joyful or heartbreaking, is completely different from the other because of family dynamics, living situations, gender, and the transition these teens make in recognition of their true selves.

Cover of Branded by the Pink TriangleBranded by the Pink Triangle

Available as eBook
A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.

 

 

The 39th Annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture

15-17956_Woodson_McFaddenLecture_300x200_CCICelebrated children’s and young adult author Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the National Book Award and Newbery Honor Medal, will present the 39th annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Northview Middle School auditorium.

The event is free and open to the public with seating on a first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Preferred seating is available for Friends of the Library cardholders until 6:45 p.m. Books sales and signing will follow the lecture.

foundation.jpg.pagespeed.ce.bGRpFwwCyPMade possible through gifts from Friends of the Library to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.

 

ABOUT THE MCFADDEN LECTURE

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation, Inc. was established in 1969 to promote the development and improvement of Library facilities and services, and to support and enhance Library programs and projects by raising private contributions. All gifts to the Library Foundation assure the continuation of support for children’s reading programs, lecture series, and other special events and programs presented by the Library for the benefit of the community.

The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

The Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture Series was established after the Library Foundation received a gift from the estate of Marian McFadden, Director of Public Libraries from 1945-1956. This annual author lecture series was named in her honor.