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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday (Open through May 7) 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Book List: So Many Books, So Little Time

Sachem Public Library

Love in the time of global warming / Francesca Lia Block.

Love in the time of global warming / Francesca Lia Block.

After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, Penelope loses her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. She must navigate a dark world, holding hope and love in her hands and refusing to be defeated.
Vinyl moon / Mahogany L. Browne

Vinyl moon / Mahogany L. Browne

A teen girl reeling from the scars of a past relationship finds healing and hope in the words of strong Black writers and the new community she builds in Brooklyn, New York.
The collected works of Gretchen Oyster / Cary Fagan

The collected works of Gretchen Oyster / Cary Fagan

When Hartley Staples finds a series of handmade postcards around his small town, he becomes obsessed with finding their source.
Nick & Norah's infinite playlist / Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.

Nick & Norah's infinite playlist / Rachel Cohn & David Levithan.

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
Pet / Akwaeke Emezi

Pet / Akwaeke Emezi

In a near-future society that claims to have gotten rid of all monstrous people, a creature emerges from a painting seventeen-year-old Jam's mother created, a hunter from another world seeking a real-life monster.
If I stay / Gayle Forman

If I stay / Gayle Forman

While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.
Beastkeeper / Cat Hellisen

Beastkeeper / Cat Hellisen

Deep in the forest, in a crumbling ruin of a castle, Sarah begins to untangle the layers of curses affecting her family, until she discovers that the curse has carried over to her, too. The day she falls in love for the first time, Sarah will transform into a beast , unless she can figure out a way to break the curse forever.
Jumped in / William Kowalski

Jumped in / William Kowalski

Rasheed cares for his wheelchair-bound sister, tries to keep his addict mother in line, and stays away from the local gang, but exchanges with a college student and a local cop show him that he is responsible for his own life and that he can accomplish anything.
Bronx masquerade / Nikki Grimes

Bronx masquerade / Nikki Grimes

While studying the Harlem Renaissance, students at a Bronx high school read aloud poems they've written, revealing their innermost thoughts and fears to their formerly clueless classmates.
Switch / A.S. King

Switch / A.S. King

Set in a parallel version of America where time has stopped, the novel tells the story of one teenage girl trying to untangle her toxic family's secrets, and maybe restart the world's clocks in the process.
Soul lanterns / Shaw Kuzki ; translated from the Japanese by Emily Balistrieri

Soul lanterns / Shaw Kuzki ; translated from the Japanese by Emily Balistrieri

Nozomi's understanding of the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 is transformed when she learns how those she knows and loves were affected by the event.
Tell it true / Tim Lockette

Tell it true / Tim Lockette

A high school outcast finds herself in charge of the school newspaper and as she navigates the dilemmas, challenges and unintended consequences of journalism, she finds her life, and her convictions, changing in ways she could not have imagined.
Orpheus girl / Brynne Rebele-Henry

Orpheus girl / Brynne Rebele-Henry

When sixteen-year-old, mythology-obsessed Raya and her true love, Sarah, are sent from their conservative Texas town to a re-education camp, Raya assumes the role of Orpheus to save them.
Sunny / Jason Reynolds

Sunny / Jason Reynolds

Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help, Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.
Some places more than others / Renée Watson

Some places more than others / Renée Watson

Amara visits her father's family in Harlem for her twelfth birthday, hoping to better understand her family and herself, but New York City is not what she expected.
Kiss me in New York / Catherine Rider

Kiss me in New York / Catherine Rider

Stranded at the airport after being dumped, British student Charlotte and New Yorker Anthony team up for a lonelyhearts tour of the snowy, holiday-decorated city before they are accidentally separated just as they discover that they are falling for each other.
Kent State / Deborah Wiles

Kent State / Deborah Wiles

Told from different points of view of the protesters, students, National Guardsmen, and "townies" who were there that day, this recounts the story of what happened at Kent State in May 1970, when four college students were killed by National Guardsmen, and a student protest turned into a bloody battlefield.
Before the ever after / Jacqueline Woodson

Before the ever after / Jacqueline Woodson

ZJ's friends Ollie, Darry, and Daniel help him cope when his father, a beloved professional football player, suffers severe headaches and memory loss that spell the end of his career.
We were liars / E. Lockhart

We were liars / E. Lockhart

Spending the summers on her family's private island off the coast of Massachusetts with her cousins and a special boy named Gat, teenaged Cadence struggles to remember what happened during her fifteenth summer.
We light up the sky / Lilliam Rivera.

We light up the sky / Lilliam Rivera.

Three Latinx teenagers struggle to deal with encounters with an alien, and try to warn the world of the possibility of an alien invasion.
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