New Arrivals · Teen Nonfiction

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.


June 22, 2018
Kubo, Tite.
San Francisco, CA : Viz, [2004]-
v. : chiefly ill. ; 19 cm.
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2001 by Shueisha Inc., Tokyo.

Green Lanterns

June 22, 2018
Humphries, Sam, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Writers and artist vary between volumes.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Rage planet -- v. 2. The phantom lantern -- v. 3. Polarity -- v. 4. The first ring -- v. 5. Out of time -- v. 6. A world of our own

The teen's guide to debating and public speaking

June 22, 2018
Duffy, Claire. author.
Toronto, Ontario : Dundurn, [2018]
279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Welcome to the world of school debating and public speaking, the best training ground for speaking, reasoning, arguing, and looking critically at big issues. No matter what the topic, a great deal is at stake. Speaking skills can open up a world of opportunities, from education to career development, activism, and political engagement. In an increasingly competitive world, being able to speak with confidence, passion, and persuasiveness has become essential to standing out from the crowd. Claire Duffy not only demystifies the process but makes it fun. Learn all about the best ways to prepare, the persuasive power of reason, the art of argument and rebuttal and, when worst comes to worst, how to "lose" graciously. Including practical tips from the pros and helpful step-by-step examples, this is the essential handbook for making every spoken word count."-- Provided by publisher.


June 21, 2018
Kaihou, Norimitsu, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Houbunsha.
"Meet the members of the School Living Club! There's the shovel-loving Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the big-sister figure Yuuri Wakasa, club advisor Megumi Sakura, and last but not least, the ever-optimistic Yuki Takeya. The School Living Club is just your average after-school organization where the girls hang out, have fun ... and live at school as the sole survivors of a zombie apocalypse."--Back cover.

Magical girl site

June 21, 2018
Sato, Kentaro, 1986- author, artist.
[New York] : Seven Seas Entertainment, 2014-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 18 cm
Printed in Japenese right to left format.
Asagiri Aya has a difficult life. The middle school girl is the target of cruel bullying at school by day, and violent abuse at home by night. One day, while surfing the web, she came across a creepy figure who granted her a gift of magic power ...

The mighty Thor

June 21, 2018
Aaron, Jason, author.
New York : Marvel Enterprises, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Thunder in her veins -- v. 2. Lords of Midgard -- v. 3. The Asgard/Shi'ar War -- v. 4. The war Thor -- v. 5. The death of the mighty Thor
When Dr. Jane Foster lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, the Mighty Thor! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and unrest threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms.

A terrified teacher at Ghoul School!

June 21, 2018
Tanaka, Mai, author, illustrator.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2017-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
"First published in Japan in 2015 by Square Enix Co., Ltd."
Haruaki Abe is the kind of guy who wouldn't say boo to a goose. But when he starts his teaching career at a high school full of creatures that go bump in the night, he soon discovers that his students have no such qualms, and they'll have him screaming "eeeeeeek"!

Rick and Morty. Pocket like you stole it

June 21, 2018
Howard, Tini, author.
Portland, OR : Oni Press, 2018.
115 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Collects issues #1-5 of the Oni Press series Rick and Morty: pocket like you stole it.
Morty is on a quest to free himself...and all the other Mortys from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory. Along the way, he'll discover the grisly history of Morty battling, the dastardly lengths that Ricks are willing to stoop in order to win, and perhaps the strength in himself that's needed to free the Mortys once and for all?

#NeverAgain : a new generation draws the line

June 20, 2018
Hogg, David, 2003- author.
165 pages ; 16 cm
"From two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, shooting comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement. On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice. The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN: "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done." This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, Enough. This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement."--publisher's description.

Sweetness & lightning

June 19, 2018
Amagakure, Gido, author, artist.
New York : Kodansha Comics, [2016]-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
Printed in right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2013 by Kodansha Ltd, Tokyo.
v. 1. A recipe for family -- v. 2. The thrill of dumplings, the agony of veggies -- v. 3. Comfort food -- v. 4. The spice of life -- v. 5. Delicious memories & bittersweet lessons -- v. 6. The end of Summer -- v. 7. The truth is complicated -- v. 8. Lunchtime blues -- v. 10. Growing pains

The devil is a part-timer!

June 19, 2018
Wagahara, Satoshi, author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2015-
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.
First published in Japan in 2012 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.
v. 1. It's tough being evil -- v. 2. Old friends, new enemies! -- v. 3. Speak of the devil, and he'll fry you a burger! -- v. 4. This complication wears a kimono! -- v. 5. Angel vs. devil, franchise vs. franchise! -- v. 6. The devil's got a daughter! -- v. 7. One hell of a family tree! -- v. 8. All work--and a little play! -- v. 11. Maou versus the angels!
This comical tale of a demon-lord-turned-fry-slinger follows the daily travails of (former) Devil King Sadao Maou and his general Shiro Ashiya as they navigate the complexities of life in modern-day Tokyo.

Spirits of vengeance. War at the gates of hell

June 19, 2018
Gischler, Victor, 1969- author.
New York, NY : Marvel Worldwide, Inc, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell rages in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands...When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze the Ghost Rider must find the killers and punish them...but this time he won't do it alone: Hellstorm! Satana! Blade! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE!

Batman: detective comics

June 18, 2018
Tynion, James, IV, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Originally published in single magazine form.
v. 1. Rise of the Batmen (Collects Detective comics 934-940) -- v. 2. The victim syndicate (Collects Detective comics 943-949) -- v. 3. League of shadows (Collects Detective comics 950-956) -- v. 4. Deus ex machina (Collects Detective comics 957-962) -- v. 5. A lonely place of living (Collects Detective comics 963-968) -- v. 6. Fall of the Batmen (Collects Detective comics 969-974)

A quick & easy guide to they/them pronouns

June 18, 2018
Bongiovanni, Archie, author.
Portland, Oregon : Limerence Press, 2018.
60 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
"A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns."--Amazon.

Launchers, lobbers, and rockets engineer : make 20 awesome ballistic blasters with ordinary stuff

June 18, 2018
Akiyama, Lance, author.
Beverly Massachusetts : Rockport Publishers, [2018]
144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Includes index.
After the huge successes of Rubber Band Engineer and Duct Tape Engineer, we finally take away the boundaries of a single category and let author Lance Akiyama create twenty devious weapons of backyard warfare. Each of these launchers are made from PVC, soda bottles, rubber bands, hairspray cans, and anything you might find in the junk drawer, and are capable of firing marshmallows, poker chips, tennis balls, sponges, and plenty more. This book is written for adults, but kids and teens can get in on the fun, too. Projects range from simple shooters to be built by novice crafters, to the more complicated Slide Action Rubber Band Gun, A Wrist-Mounted Crossbow, and even a Desk Drawer Booby Trap.

Noragami : stray god

June 15, 2018
Adachi, Toka, author, illustrator.
volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.

TSU and the outliers

June 15, 2018
Johnson, E. Eero, author, illustrator.
Minneapolis, MN : ODOD Books/Uncivilized Books, 2018.
ii, 105 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
TSU, a non- verbal boy whose rural existence appears unbearable until rumors of a monstrous giant upend his mundane life. Tsu finds himself at the center of the mystery, as his strange metaphysical connection with the creature is revealed. As the dragnet closes in, Tsu is forced to choose between a dangerous path leading beyond the periphery of human perception or a life without his only friend.

Puella magi Oriko magica : sadness prayer

June 15, 2018
Magica Quartet (Firm), author.
New York, NY : Yen Press, 2016-
volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Printed in Japanese right to left format.

Things we haven't said : sexual violence survivors speak out

June 15, 2018
208 pages ; 21 cm
On title page and cover the title is printed in black, but crossed out in red, leaving the subtitle to stand out.
"Things We Haven't Said is a powerful collection of poems, essays, letters, vignettes and interviews written by a diverse group of impressive adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. Structured to incorporate creative writing to engage the reader and informative interviews to dig for context, this anthology is a valuable resource of hope, grit and honest conversation that will help teens tackle the topic of sexual violence, upend stigma and maintain hope for a better future" --

Thinking critically : performance-enhancing drugs

June 15, 2018
Currie, Stephen, 1960- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, Inc., [2018]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Should PED use by athletes be acceptable? -- How much do PEDs actually improve performance? -- Does testing for PED use deter athletes from doping? -- Are penalties for PED use inconsistent and unfair?
The use of drugs by athletes has been a source of controversy within the sports world for several decades. Through a narrative-driven pro/con format supported by facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations this title examines issues related to performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sports. Topics include: Should PED Use by Athletes Be Acceptable? How Much Do PEDs Actually Improve Performance? Does Testing for PED Use Deter Athletes from Doping? How Should the Olympics Respond to Government-Sponsored PED Use?

Teen Titans go! : their greatest hijinks

June 14, 2018
Fisch, Sholly, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form in Teen Titans Go! 1, 5-6, 9-15, 18, 20, 22 and online as Teen Titans Go! Digital Chapters 1, 9, 11, 18, 20, 24-25, 27-28, 35-36, 39, 44."
"Catch up with the Titans in this new anthology graphic novel featuring their greatest comics stories ever! Whether it's taking down their arch-foes or a few dozen pizzas, the world's best teenage heroes put together some of the funniest adventures on the stands today!"--Provided by publisher.

Superman : zero hour

June 14, 2018
Kesel, Karl, writer.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2018]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Originally published in single magazine form.
"Time is collapsing in on itself. The villainous Extant has ushered in a series of black holes that are swallowing the universe--past, present and future! Superman, like everyone else in the DC Universe, has seen time loops affect his life. The result? Krypton never exploded. The Kents never found a baby Kal-El in a field. Superman isn't the protector of Metropolis. Then, after the crisis in time has been averted, new details about the origins of Superman, Superboy and Steel are revealed."--Provided by publisher.

The Flash

June 13, 2018
Williamson, Joshua, author.
Burbank, CA : DC Comics, [2017]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Originally published in single magazine form.
Artist vary between volumes.
v. 1. Lightning strikes twice (collects The Flash rebirth 1 and the Flash 1-8) -- v. 2. Speed of darkness (collects The Flash 9-13) -- v. 3 Rogues reloaded (collects The Flash 14-20) -- v. 4. Running scared (collects the Flash 23-27) -- v. 5. Negative (collects the Flash 28-32 and DC Holiday Special 2017) -- v. 6. Cold day in hell (collects the Flash 34-38)

Bringing back our oceans

June 13, 2018
Hand, Carol, 1945- author.
112 pages : color illustrations, map ; 22 x 25 cm.

Black Panther : a nation under our feet

June 12, 2018
Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.
New York : Marvel Worldwide, Inc., [2016]-
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contains material originally published in magazine form.
Artists vary between volumes.
v. 1. Collects Black Panther #1-4 and Fantastic Four #52 -- v. 2. Collects Black Panther #5-8 and Jungle Action #6-7 -- v. 3. Collects Black Panther #9-12 and New Avengers #18, #21 and #24 -- v. 4. Avenger of the new world, part one: Collects Black Panther #13-18 -- v. 5. Avengers of the new world, part two: Collects Black Panther #166-172

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