Four Books for the Last Week of January

There are four books on our radar in this last week of January. Which ones are you interested in?

The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence (Zodiac #1) by Stan Lee
Disney Press

Stan Lee presents a brand new, magical, super-powered adventure!

When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac. — Cover image and summary via Goodreads

gladI’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil
Soho Teen

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and songwriting legend Cynthia Weil’s extraordinary YA debut opens the secretive doors of the Brill Building-the hit factory that changed history. Part Mad Men, part Grace of my Heart, part murder mystery, I’m Glad I Did is a coming-of-age story at an unforgettable cultural tipping point: the summer of 1963.

JJ Greene, a gifted 16-year-old songwriter, defies her lawyer parents by secretly applying for a job in the famed Brill Building-the epicenter of songwriting for a new genre called rock-n-roll. But their warnings about the evils of the music industry prove far darker than she imagined when she finds herself at the heart of a cover-up that involves hidden identity, theft, and possibly murder.

leaves The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benwell
Definitions (Young Adult)

And these are they. My final moments. They say a warrior must always be mindful of death, but I never imagined that it would find me like this . . .

Japanese teenager, Sora, is diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Lonely and isolated, Sora turns to the ancient wisdom of the samurai for guidance and comfort. But he also finds hope in the present; through the internet he finds friends that see him, not just his illness. This is a story of friendship and acceptance, and testing strength in an uncertain future. — Image and summary via Goodreads

marchMarch: Book Two (March, #2) by John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrations)
Top Shelf Productions

In the second volume of this acclaimed graphic memoir by Lewis, a U.S. representative from Georgia, he and his fellow Freedom Riders face brutal beatings and vicious white cops as they put their lives on the line to challenge segregation and racism in the heart of the Jim Crow South. — Cover image and summary via Publisher’s Weekly