Thursday, February 8, 2018

Getting It Right by Karen E. Osborne

Getting It Right

Karen E. Osborne

Kara and Alex are half-sisters who have never met, one the product of an abusive foster-care setting, the other of dysfunctional privilege. From his hospital bed, Alex's father tasks her with finding Kara, the mixed-race child he abandoned. Alex is stunned to learn of Kara's existence but reluctantly agrees.

Adult fiction. Call number: FIC Osb. View in our catalog

The Afterlives by Thomas Pierce

The Afterlives

Thomas Pierce

Jim Byrd died. Technically. For a few minutes. The diagnosis: heart attack at age thirty. Revived with no memory of any tunnels, lights, or angels, Jim wonders what—if anything—awaits us on the other side. Then a ghost shows up. Maybe. Jim and his new wife, Annie, find themselves tangling with holograms, psychics, messages from the beyond, and a machine that connects the living and the dead. As Jim and Annie journey through history and fumble through faith, they confront the specter of loss that looms for anyone who dares to fall in love. Funny, fiercely original, and gracefully moving, The Afterlives will haunt you. In a good way.

Adult fiction. Call number: FIC Pie. View in our catalog

Be Bully Free by Michael Panckridge and Catherine Thornton

Be Bully Free

Michael Panckridge and Catherine Thornton

With bullying affecting approximately one in five children, and an increase in bullying on social media, it remains a frighteningly common issue for children growing up today. Written in a young adult fiction style, Be Bully Free gives the recipient of bullying direct and practical advice to help empower them and take back control of their situation. The advice is grounded in real world, everyday bullying scenarios and additional information is provided to help children in a range of well-being areas such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, anxiety and more, making the book a highly valuable resource for any child 11+ who is experiencing or has experienced bullying. Sections for families and schools are also included.

Teen nonfiction. Call number: YA 302.343 Pan. View in our catalog

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars, Part One

Michael Dante DiMartino, art by Irene Koh

A pompous developer plans to turn the new spirit portal into an amusement park, potentially severing an already tumultuous connection with the spirits. What's more, the triads have realigned and are in a brutal all-out brawl at the city's borders—where hundreds of evacuees have relocated! In order to get through it all, Korra and Asami vow to look out for each other—but first, they've got to get better at being a team and a couple!

Youth graphic novel. Call number: J GN Korra. View in our catalog

Rafi and Rosi: Pirates! by Lulu Delacre

Rafi and Rosi: Pirates!

Lulu Delacre

Come visit El Morro Fort with Rafi and Rosi! Laugh at their antics and join in the fun as the two coquíes discover the pirate history of Puerto Rico.

Youth reader, ages 5-8. Call number: J READER Del. View in our catalog

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