Warcross by Marie Lu G.P. Putnam’s Sons / Penguin Random House Publication Date: September 12, 2017 ISBN: 9780399547966
Bounty hunter by day and hacker by night, Emika Chen launches herself into accidental overnight viral fame by projecting herself into the Warcross Championship, a global virtual reality/video game sensation. Emika’s luck finally seems to be looking up when game creator Hideo Tanaka invites her to join the championship as a spy for him, but the answers she finds may cost her everything.
Freya by Matthew Laurence Imprint Publication Date: March 14, 2017 ISBN: 9781250088178
Sixteen-year-old Sara Vanadi has been hiding out in a quiet little hospital where she gets three square meals a day and is basically left alone. Her peace is shattered when Garen, an agent of a vicious corporation that is abusing forgotten deities, comes to her with an offer she wants to refuse: work for us or die. Continue reading #QP2018 Nominees Roundup
Though comic books may not be the first place you consider looking for sports, the way that they combine powerful stories with powerful artwork makes them a great vehicle for telling sports stories. Many creative teams have taken advantages of what the format has to offer to tell exciting stories of athletes, competition, and teamwork. This list highlights just a few of these comics that are perfect for fans of sports and the competitive spirit.
One of the most exciting reveals from NYCC was the official trailer for season 11 of The-X Files. This winter Mulder and Scully will be back on the case, searching for the truth that still lies within the X-Files. If you are like me, you are jumping up and down with delight at the thought of seeing your favorite duo on screen again. What on earth will we do until 2018 – throw pencils at the ceiling? Sorry Mulder, but no! Grab a pack of sunflower seeds and settle in with these great reads. Mystery, conspiracy, magic, and mayhem abound in these 10 titles that will surely prepare you to trust no one. Continue reading The Truth is Out There in 2018
Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties by Aline Alexander Newman National Geographic Publication Date: April 11, 2017 ISBN: 9781426327346
In this adorable and fascinating book readers learn about the true stories of amazing cats and their owners. Each story is short and features National Geographic quality pictures. Standout tales include: Dodger, a cat who learned to ride the bus, Humphrey, the official government mouser for the United Kingdom, Pudditat, a cat that became a seeing eye cat for a blind dog, and Bubba, a cat who attended school so often he got his own ID card. Continue reading #QP2018 Nominees Round Up: Nonfiction Edition
Teens are often their own guides into how they consume pop culture and news media, and like their adult counterparts, they love the discussion of the art as much as enjoying the art itself. This kind of discussion reinforces school curriculum that also is about evaluating and discourse, and hones those life skills of understanding the world around them, and how they can contribute. Podcasts are an accessible form where one can tune in, and can be enlightening as they dig deeper into elements of culture, while also enhancing their own narrative skills, giving them language to better discuss and understand them.