New Teen Books August 1, 2020

Posted: July 31, 2020

Graphic Novels

Tempest Tossed (Wonder Woman) by Laurie Halse Anderson and Leila Del Duca
When raft-borne refugees are blown into Themyscira’s seas on Princess Diana’s sixteenth Born Day, she attempts to help them and is swept away from her home, unable to return. A stint in a refugee camp results in her relocation to Queens, New York.

Violet and the Trial of Trauma (Dark Agents series, vol. 1) by Janina Scarlet and Vince Alvendia
A young witch trains to become an agent of the Underworld Intelligence Agency.

Eat and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo
Mindy begins to see herself clearly after a bar of chocolate, called “Eat, and Love Yourself,” transports her to past moments that contributed to her body dysmorphia, negative self-image, and binging and purging.

The Phantom Twin by Lisa Brown
Isabel and Jane are conjoined twins in a traveling carnival freak show—until an ambitious surgeon tries to separate them and fails, causing Jane’s death. Isabel has lost an arm and a leg but gained a ghostly companion: Her dead twin. Haunted, altered, and alone for the first time, can Isabel build a new life that’s truly her own?

Ghosted in L.A. Vol.1 by Sina Grace, Siobhan Keenan and Cathy Le
Daphne Walters moves to Los Angeles and finds that the only ones who can help her find love and live life to the fullest are the ghosts of her new home!

A Radical Shift of Gravity by Nick Tapalansky and KateGlasheen
This ingeniously structured story from darts back and forth across several decades to explore one man’s desperation to keep his family safe, after Earth’s gravity is mysteriously reduced by 16.5 percent.

The Just War (Wonder Woman) by G. Willow Wilson, Cary Nord, Xermanico and Jesus Merino
Ares is back. Can Diana reform Ares wicked ways? Or will she and everyone she cares about learn the hard way that there’s no such thing as a just war?

Superman smashes the Klan by Gene Luen Yang, Gurihiru, and Janice Chiang
1946, Superman and Metropolis face bigotry and self-doubt. As this Golden Age–era Superman questions his identity, the Chinese American Lee family encounters both microaggressions (“I’ve never met a Chinese before!”) and outright hostility when they move to the Metropolis suburbs from nearby Chinatown.


One-Punch Man vol. 7 by Kazue Kato

Demon Slayer vol. 12 by Kimetsu no Yaiba


All Boys Aren’t Blue: a memoir-manifesto by George M. Johnson

Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

Atomic Women: the untold stories of the scientists who helped create the nuclear bomb by Roseanne Montillo

Planet Under Siege: Climate Change by Don Nardo

Poisoned Water : how the citizens of Flint, Michigan, fought for their live and warned the nation by Candy J. Cooper and Marc Aronson

Goodnight Mind for Teens: skills to help you quiet noisy thoughts and get the sleep you need by Colleen E. Carney, PhD

Heads Up: changing minds on mental health by Melanie Siebert with illustrations by Bell Wuthrich

Rewire Your Anxious Brain for Teens: using cbt, neuroscience and mindfulness to help you end anxiety, panic and worry by Debra Kissen, PhD, Ashley D. Kendall, PhD, Michelle Lozano, LMFT and Micah Ioffe, PhD

My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: a guide to writing poetry and speaking your truth by Patrice Vecchione

Star-Spangled: the story of a flag, a battle, and the American Anthem by Tim Grove