New Titles 4/8/2023

Youth Titles
Posted on 04/08/2023
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Black Bird, Blue Roadcover of Black Bird, Blue Road
by Sofiya Pasternack

Available as: Print Book, eBook, eAudio Book

Twins Pesah and Ziva have spent most of their lives looking for a cure for Pesah’s leprosy. When Pesah has a vision of his own death, the twins become more determined to find a cure than ever. They set out to find doctors to help. Along the way they accidentally free a half demon boy, and in repayment he offers to lead them to the legendary city of Luz, where no one ever dies and the one place Pesah may be safe. Packed with adventure, this fantastical novel for young readers celebrates the undying bond and love between siblings.

cover of Muhammad NajemMuhammad Najem, War Reporter
by Muhammad Najem, Nora Neus and Julie Robine

Available as: Print Book

Muhammad Najem was eight years old when the war in Syria began. Throughout his childhood, Muhammad and his family suffered devastating loses. By the time he was fifteen, Muhammad no longer wanted to hide, he wanted to act. He was determined to reveal what families like his were enduring in Syria: bombings by their own government and days hiding in dark underground shelters. Armed with only the camera on his phone, he started to report on the war on social media. Despite unimaginable loss, Muhammad was always determined to document the humanity of the Syrian people. Eventually, the world took notice

As Long as the Lemon Trees Growcover of As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow
by Zoulfa Katouh

Available as: Print Book, eBook, eAudio Book

This young adult novel is speculative fiction set amid the Syrian Revolution and filled with emotion, this book is perfect for fans of The Book Thief and Salt to the Sea. Salama was a normal teenager when the revolution first broke out. Now Salama volunteers at a hospital in Homs, helping the wounded who flood through the doors daily. Secretly, though, she is desperate to find a way out of her beloved country before her sister-in-law, Layla, gives birth. Torn between loyalty and survival, Salama must learn to see the events around her for what they truly are—not a war, but a revolution—and decide how she, too, will cry for Syria’s freedom.