NEW FICTION BOOKS AT CAL YOUNG FOR 2008-2009!

Graphic Novels and Picture Books


Arrival by Tan, Shaun
In this wordless graphic novel, a man leaves his homeland and sets off for a new
country, where he must build a new life for himself and his family. 2007

Castaways by Vollmar, Rob; Callejo, Pablo G. (ILT)
With only cents in his pocket, young Tucker Freeman hops a train to escape the
poverty of his rural existence, but before the realities of being young, poor, and
homeless consume him, Tucker must find his place in the broken America of the
Great Depression. 2007

Manga Shakespeare : A Midsummer Night's Dream by Brown, Kate (ILT)
In one of Shakespeares funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create
unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers--Hermia, who is in love
with Lysander; Demetrius, who is in love with Hermia; and Helena, who is in love
with Demetrius. 2008

The Plain Janes by Castellucci, Cecil; Rugg, Jim
When transfer student Jane is forced to move from the big city to suburbia, she
thinks that her life is over until she meets three other girls named Jane who
decide to form a secret art gang and turn the town and high school upside down.
2007

Re-gifters by Carey, Mike; Liew, Sonny (ILT); Hempel, Marc (ILT)
Korean American Jen Dik Seong, also known as Dixie, is on the verge of winning
a championship in the ancient martial art of hapkido until she falls for fellow
hapkido fan Adam, a California surfer, and she struggles to win his affections as
well. 2007

Rhysmyth 1 by Andora, Anthony; Chan, Lincy (ILT)
When high school student Elena wants to jazz up her college application, she
turns to Rhysmyth, America's newest dance sport where competitors engage in
battles across a digital minefield on a hi-tech glass court grid. 2007

Rhysmyth 2 by Andora, Anthony; Chan, Lincy
When high school student Elena wants to jazz up her college application, she
turns to Rhysmyth, America's newest dance sport where competitors engage in
battles across a digital minefield on a hi-tech glass court grid. 2008

Satchel Paige : Striking Out Jim Crow
by Sturm, James; Tommaso, Rich (ILT); Early, Gerald (INT)
Told through the eyes of a sharecropper, a graphic novel follows Leroy "Satchel"
Paige--arguably one of the Negro Leagues' hardest pitchers--from game to game
as he travels throughout the segregated South. 2007

Zoom by Banyai, Istvan
A wordless picture book presents a series of scenes, each one from farther
away, showing, for example, a girl playing with toys which is actually a picture on
a magazine cover, which is part of a sign on a bus, and so on. 1995