Jukebox by Nidhi Chanani First Second / Macmillan Publication Date: June 22, 2021 ISBN: 9781250156365
Follow this enchanting time-traveling jolt through history with Shaheen and her cousin, Tannaz, as they search for Shaheen’s missing father. One moment, Shaheen is involved in an endless discussion with dad about his timeless vinyl collection (though partly tuning him out). The next moment, she is wondering when he will be home and why he isn’t answering calls. Shaheen and Tannaz decide to pretend they are solving a Nancy Drew case as they whisk through town visiting shops such as Otis Street Records. It is here that they are confronted with the “Jukebox.” Could this be the timeless classic involved in Shaheen’s dad’s missing case? Or could this be a dead end?
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Becoming RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Journey to Justice by Debbie Levy and Whitney Gardner Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers / Simon & Schuster Publication Date: November 5, 2019 ISBN: 9781534424555
Becoming RBG is a straightforward (yet never boring) biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, showing what life was like for little Ruth and what inspired her to become RBG. It’s important for today’s teens to see the struggles the previous generation went through to get into male-dominated professions. Ruth was able to break many barriers in her career path and personal life, choosing to have a family and to continue working.
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Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner; Narrated by Patricia Santomasso Listening Library Publication Date: December 31, 2019 ISBN: 9781524720803
Cameron is a talented clothing designer and seamstress, and her favorite creations are cosplay. When she and her family move from Portland to the smaller town of Eugene, Oregon the summer before her senior year, she wants to put all her effort into her portfolio for design school. Unfortunately, she has online trolls harassing her because of her limited video game and comic book knowledge, and a real-life bully who works at the local comic shop and thinks all girls know nothing about comic book canon and nerd fandoms.
Chaotic Good by Whitney Gardner Alfred A. Knopf/Random House Publication Date: March 13, 2018 ISBN: 978-1524720803
A Female cosplayer and aspiring costume designer becomes the target of online trolls after one of her creations is featured at a comic-con. Following an uncomfortable encounter at a comic book shop Cameron decides to escape the harassment by pretending to be a boy. But what was supposed to be a one time charade turns into a secret identity when she is invited to join a Dungeons and Dragons game – as boy Cameron. As she experiences the freedom of living as a boy, Cameron is confronted with increasingly angry and possibly dangerous trolls as well as romantic entanglements reminiscent of A Twelfth Night with gay representation.