Unbeatable Squirrel Girl


Wolverine, Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Thanos: There’s one hero that’s beaten them all-and now she’s got her own ongoing series! (Not that she’s bragging.) That’s right, you asked for it, you got it, it’s SQUIRREL GIRL! (She’s also starting college this semester.) It’s the start of a brand-new set of adventures starring the nuttiest and most upbeat super hero in the world!

 


Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
By Ryan North
Art By Erica Henderson
ISBN: 9780785197027
Marvel, 2015
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


 

Our Review

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, vol. 1: Squirrel Power


 

Ms. Marvel

Marvel Comics presents the all-new Ms. Marvel, the groundbreaking heroine that has become an international sensation! Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City – until she is suddenly empowered with extraordinary gifts. But who truly is the all-new Ms. Marvel? Teenager? Muslim? Inhuman? Find out as she takes the Marvel Universe by storm! As Kamala discovers the dangers of her newfound powers, she unlocks a secret behind them as well. Is Kamala ready to wield these immense new gifts? Or will the weight of the legacy before her be too much to handle? Kamala has no idea either. But she’s comin’ for you, New York!
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Ms. Marvel
By G. Willow Wilson
Art by Adrian Alphona Takeshi Miyazawa
ISBN: 9780785190219
Marvel, 2017
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


 

Our Review

Classic Fantastic: Ms. Marvel


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Delilah Dirk

Lovable ne’er-do-well Delilah Dirk is an adventurer for the 19th century. She has traveled to Japan, Indonesia, France, and even the New World. Using the skills she’s picked up on the way, Delilah’s adventures continue as she plots to rob a rich and corrupt Sultan in Constantinople. With the aid of her flying boat and her newfound friend, Selim, she evades the Sultan’s guards, leaves angry pirates in the dust, and fights her way through the countryside. For Delilah, one adventure leads to the next in this thrilling and funny installment in her exciting life.
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Delilah Dirk
By Tony Cliff
Art by
ISBN: 9781596438132
First Second, 2013
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


 

Our Review

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant


Lowriders in Space

Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop! ¡Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe? Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.
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Lowriders in Space
By Cathy Camper
Art by Raul the Third
ISBN: 9781452128696
Chronicle Books, 2014
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


 

Our Review

Lowriders in Space, volume 1


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Lumberjanes series

Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together…and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! Not only is it the second title launching in our new BOOM! Box imprint but LUMBERJANES is one of those punk rock, love-everything-about-it stories that appeals to fans of basically all excellent things. It’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Gravity Falls and features five butt-kicking, rad teenage girls wailing on monsters and solving a mystery with the whole world at stake.
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This first volume has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.

Lumberjanes
By Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Shannon Watters
Art by Brooke Allen
ISBN: 9781608866878
Boom, 2015
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


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Friends with Boys

Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it’s time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first. And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend?one who isn’t one of her brothers.
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Friends with Boys
By Faith Erin Hicks
Art by
ISBN: 9781596435568
First Second, 2012
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


 

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Friends with Boys


Giant Days

Susan, Esther, and Daisy started at university three weeks ago and became fast friends. Now, away from home for the first time, all three want to reinvent themselves. But in the face of hand-wringing boys, “personal experimentation,” influenza, mystery-mold, nu-chauvinism, and the willful, unwanted intrusion of “academia,” they may be lucky just to make it to spring alive. Going off to university is always a time of change and growth, but for Esther, Susan, and Daisy, things are about to get a little weird.
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This title has not (yet) been reviewed by our staff, but it is a title that we highly recommend for the majority of libraries building collections for this age range.

Giant Days
By John Allison
Art by Lissa Treiman
ISBN: 9781608867899
Boom, 2015
NFNT Age Recommendation: Older Teen (16-18)


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March

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.
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March
By John Lewis Andrew Aykin
Art by Nate Powell
ISBN: 9781603093002
Top Shelf, 2013
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


 

Our Review

March: Book One


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Nimona

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren’t the heroes everyone thinks they are.

But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona’s powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.
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Nimona
By ND Stevenson
ISBN: 9780062278227
Harper Teen, 2015
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


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Nimona


Paper Girls

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood.
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Paper Girls
By Brian K. Vaughan
Art by Cliff Chiang Matthew Wilson
ISBN: 9781632156747
Image, 2016
NFNT Age Recommendation: Teen (13-16)


Our Review

Paper Girls, vol. 1