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Around the World

To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story
by Casey Scieszka  illustrated by Steven Weinberg
Find it on the shelf: YA 910.4 Scieszka

Casey and Steven met and fell and love while they were college students studying abroad in Morocco.¬† After graduation they embark on a journey from China, through Asia, to Africa, eating the food, meeting the people, trying to make art and having adventures both stressful and beautiful.¬† This book chronicles their travels in Casey’s words and Steven’s drawings.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Find it on the shelf: YA Perkins

When Anna’s romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.

 

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
Find it on the shelf: YA Johnson

When seventeen-year-old Ginny receives a packet of mysterious envelopes from her favorite aunt, she leaves New Jersey to criss-cross Europe on a sort of scavenger hunt that transforms her life.

 

The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson
Find it on the shelf: YA Johnson

Sequel to 13 Little Blue Envelopes. Seventeen-year-old Ginny Blackstone precipitously travels from her home in New Jersey to London when she receives a message from an unknown man telling her he has the letters that were stolen just before she completed a series of mysterious tasks assigned by her now dead aunt, an artist.

 

 

The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Find it on the shelf: YA Dowd

When Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together–Ted with his brain that is “wired differently” and impatient Kat–to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.

 

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins
Find it on the shelf: YA Perkins

Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other.

 

 

Daughter of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang
Find it on the shelf: YA Yang

Emmajin, the sixteen-year-old eldest granddaughter of Khublai Khan, becomes a warrior and falls in love with explorer Marco Polo in thirteenth-century China.

 

 

Other Worlds

Huntress by Malinda Lo
Find it on the shelf: YA Lo

Seventeen-year-olds Kaede and Taisin are called to go on a dangerous and unprecedented journey to Taninli, the city of the Fairy Queen, in an effort to restore the balance of nature in the human world.

 

 

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Find it on the shelf: YA Marchetta

Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an imposter, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Find it on the shelf: YA Ness

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.
Sequels:
The Ask and the Answer
Monsters of Men

 

Welcome to Bordertown: new stories and poems of the Borderlands edited by Holly Black and Ellen Kushner

Coming soon to the Chicopee Library!

Stories and poems set in the urban land of Bordertown, a city on the edge of the faerie and human world, populated by human and elfin runaways.

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