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Gutless by Carl Deuker - Fiction
Hardcover: September 6, 2016

With good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact. He also avoids provoking the star quarterback, Hunter Gates, well known for his bullying tactics. Hunter struggles on the field, causing him to act even more like the bully he is, lashing out at not only Brock but also Brock’s friend, the quiet Richie Fang. Brock wants to stand up for Fang, but he is younger and smaller. But when the bullying goes too far, will Brock be able to face his fears and prove to himself that he is brave enough?

Hardcover: September 13, 2016
The scene: New York City. The dazzling lights cast shadows that grow ever darker as the glitzy prosperity of the Roaring Twenties screeches to a halt. Enter a cast of familiar characters: a young girl, Samantha White, returning after being sent away by her cruel stepmother, the Queen of the Follies, years earlier; her father, the King of Wall Street, who survives the stock market crash only to suffer a strange and sudden death; seven street urchins, brave protectors for a girl as pure as snow; and a mysterious stock ticker that holds the stepmother in its thrall, churning out ticker tape imprinted with the wicked words "Another. . .More Beautiful . . . KILL." 
Into White by Randi Pink - Young Adult Fiction
Hardcover: September 13, 2016

LaToya Williams lives in Montgomery, Alabama, and attends a mostly white high school. It seems as if her only friend is her older brother, Alex. After a run-in with another student, she wonders if life would be different if she were...anything but black. And then a higher power answers her prayer, and suddenly Toya is white, blonde and popular. Now what?

Hardcover: September 13, 2016

Merritt Wenner has been selfdestructing ever since the deaths of her grandmother and her horse. Her parents, looking for a quick fix, ship her off to an equine-assisted therapy program. Merritt meets Red: a failed racehorse and a terror in the barn. Soon they’re sneaking rides after curfew. Red’s owner, recognizing their potential, funds their launch into the hunter/jumper circuit.  Merritt finds herself attracted to both Red’s groom, Beatrice, and Carvin, a rival rider. But in Red’s mind, Merritt belongs to him alone. And Merritt can’t imagine the lengths Red will go to keep her to himself.

Hardcover: September 13, 2016

Luke Grayson’s life might as well be over when he’s sent to live with his Baptist pastor father in rural Tennessee after getting kicked out of his DC private school. His bad-boy status has made him an easy target for Grant Parker, the local golden boy with a violent streak. But things change when, after a freak accident, Luke replaces Grant at the top of the pyramid and becomes a hero. But Luke’s newfound fame comes with a price. Nobody knows the truth about what happened to Grant Parker except for Luke, and the longer he keeps living the lie, the more like Grant he becomes.

Hardcover: September 13, 2016

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules: no going out after dark; no drinking; no litter; no fighting. You don't want to get on the wrong side of the people who run Little Town. When he meets Pavel Duda, a refugee from Old Country, the rules start to get broken. Then the bombs come, and the soldiers from Old Country, and Little Town changes forever.

Hardcover: September 20, 2016
Three years ago, when her older sister, Anna, was murdered and the killer walked free, Alex Craft uncaged the language she knows best --- the language of violence. While her own crime went unpunished, Alex knows she can’t be trusted among other people. Not with Jack Fisher, the star athlete who still feels guilty over the role he played the night Anna’s body was discovered. And not with Peekay, the preacher’s daughter who befriends Alex while they volunteer at an animal shelter. Then one night at a party, Alex’s darker nature breaks out, setting these three teens on a collision course that will change their lives forever.
Hardcover: September 6, 2016

Lucy is a bit of a pushover, but she’s ambitious and smart and she has just received the opportunity of a lifetime: a scholarship to a prestigious school. Though she’s worried she will stick out like badly cut bangs among the razor-straight students --- she is soon welcomed into the Cabinet --- the supremely popular trio who wield influence over classmates and teachers alike. Linh is blunt, strong-willed and fearless. She is also Lucy’s last solid link to her life before private school, but she is growing tired of being eclipsed by the glamour of the Cabinet.
 

Aluta by Adwoa Badoe - Fiction
Hardcover: September 13, 2016
For 18 year-old Charlotte, university life is better than she’d ever dreamed. Most of all, Charlotte is exposed to new ideas and in 1981 Ghana, this may be the most exciting --- and most dangerous --- adventure of all. At first Charlotte basks in her wonderful new freedom, especially being out of the watchful eye of her controlling and opinionated father. She suddenly finds herself with no shortage of male attention.But Ghana is fraught with a history of conflict. And in the middle of her freshman year, the government is overthrown and three judges are abducted and murdered.
Hardcover: September 20, 2016

In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters ---and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission.