Thursday, June 14, 2018

Attack on Titan 2

Attack on Titan 2

Omega Force

Our adult video game collection now includes Nintendo Switch!

Based on the worldwide anime series phenomenon and building on the fast-paced action the series is famous for, Attack on Titan 2 is the gripping sequel to 2016's titanic action game and features an abundance of new gameplay mechanics. Players will once again don the renowned Omni-Directional Manoeuver Gear as they fight and repel the fearsome Titans that threaten humanity, to restore peace within the walls.

Video game, Nintento Switch. Rated M. Call number: Switch A6011. View in our catalog

The Fox Hunt by Mohammed Al Samawi

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

Mohammed Al Samawi

Born in the Old City of Sana’a, Yemen, to a pair of middle-class Shiite doctors, Mohammed Al Samawi was a devout Muslim raised to think of Jews as his enemy. Everything he believed was thrown into doubt, however, when he secretly received a copy of the Bible when he was twenty-one. Undergoing a metamorphosis, Mohammed began reaching out to Jews on social media, joined a peace-building organization, and traveled to international interfaith conferences.

When his activities drew death threats, Mohammed was forced to flee to the Southern port city of Aden, only to find his life further endangered when civil war broke out in the spring of 2015. Hiding in the bathroom of his apartment as gunfire and grenades exploded throughout the city, Mohammed—believing these were the final moments of his life—desperately appealed to friends across social media.

Miraculously, Mohammed’s plea was heard. Over thirteen days, four ordinary young people with zero experience in international diplomacy or military exfiltration worked across six technology platforms and ten time zones to save this innocent young man trapped between deadly forces—rebel fighters supported by Iran and Al Qaeda operatives supported by Saudi Arabia.

The story of an improbable escape as riveting as the best page-turning thrillers, The Fox Hunt is also an unforgettable story of compassion, friendship, faith and redemption. Like I Am Malala, A Long Walk Gone, and The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, it sheds light on events roiling the world, and offers hope and inspiration, reminding us that goodness and decency can triumph in the darkest circumstances.

Nonfiction. Call number: 325.21 AlSam. View in our catalog

What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

What Should Be Wild

Julia Fine

Cursed. Maisie Cothay has never known the feel of human flesh: born with the power to kill or resurrect at her slightest touch, she has spent her childhood sequestered in the family’s manor at the edge of a mysterious forest. Maisie’s father, an anthropologist who sees her as more experiment than daughter, has warned Maisie that local villagers talk of men disappearing inside this dark wood; when they return, their minds are addled, their stories strange. What he has not told her is that for centuries, her female ancestors have also vanished into the wood, never to emerge. But one day Maisie’s father disappears and Maisie must venture beyond the walls of her carefully constructed life to find him. Away from her home and the woods for the very first time, she encounters a strange and terrifying world filled with love, excitement, and dark human forces. Yet the further she strays, the more the wood calls to her. For only there can Maisie finally reckon with her power and come to understand the wildest parts of herself.

Fiction. Call number: FIC Fin. View in our catalog

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis

Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now

Dana L. Davis

In the wake of her mother's death, a teen girl has seven days to get to know the biological father she never knew—but what if he's not actually her father?

16-year-old Tiffany Sly’s psyche was seriously damaged by the death of her mom. Now, she’s afraid just about anything and everything will lead to her imminent death. It doesn’t help that she’s being forced to leave Chicago behind to live with the biological father she’s never met before. And that the day before she’s set to leave for California, another man shows up at her door, claiming he could be her biological father too.

When Tiffany arrives in California, her suspicions are confirmed. There’s no way Anthony Stone is her biological father—with his blue eyes and light skin, she looks nothing like him. And the way he runs his household, with rules and curfews and dress codes, Tiffany isn’t sure what being his daughter might mean for her future.

When Tiffany meets the mysterious boy across the street, Marcus, who has experienced her greatest fear of all, death, she finds a real friend. And it is through their unlikely bond that Tiffany will find her way back to many of the things she lost when her mother died, including her sense of real family.

Teen fiction. Call number: YA FIC Dav. View in our catalog

The Itchy Book! by LeUyen Pham

The Itchy Book!

LeUyen Pham

Triceratops has an itch. . . so does Pterodactyl. . . and Brontosaurus. . . and T-Rex! But DINOSAURS DO NOT SCRATCH. There is a rule written in stone. What is an itchy dinosaur to do?!

Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! is an early reader series created and coedited by Mo Willems. The series features exciting new stories from renowned, award-winning children's book authors and illustrators.

Youth reader. Call number: J READER Wil. View in our catalog

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