New Digital Titles in Sora!

Take a look at the CA Library collection in your Sora account — you’ll find thousands of eBooks and audiobooks across many different genres, including:

…and more! Here are some of the latest eBooks and/or audiobooks available in Sora right now!

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood Is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness by Jonathan Haidt — An essential investigation into the collapse of youth mental health — and a plan for a healthier, freer childhood. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“An urgent and provocative read on why so many kids are not okay — and how to course correct. Haidt makes a powerful case that the shift from play-based to phone-based childhoods is wreaking havoc on mental health and social development” (Adam Grant, host of the TED podcast Re:Thinking).

"Breathing Underwater" (ebook) coverBreathing Underwater by Abbey Lee Nash — Seventeen-year-old competitive swimmer Tess Cooper grapples with the upheaval of her carefully planned future following an epilepsy diagnosis, and works to get back in the pool despite her doctor’s advice or her distracting feelings for the new guy.  Get the eBook

“Tess’s story is compelling. Her medical visits, uncertainty, and eventual epilepsy diagnosis offer a realistic look at this hidden condition that is both enigmatic and common” (School Library Journal).

"Cancelled" (ebook) coverCancelled by Farrah Penn — High school senior Brynn Whittaker faces a school-wide scandal when a viral video wrongly implicates her, prompting her and her friends to confront the school’s misogynistic culture, while Brynn grapples with the decision to expose the true culprit. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“Girl power tackles sexism, stigma, and peer pressure in the age of social media” (Kirkus Reviews).

"H Is for Hope" (ebook) coverH Is For Hope: Climate Change From A to Z by Elizabeth Kolbert — In twenty-six essays — one for each letter of the alphabet — the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction takes us on a hauntingly illustrated journey through the history of climate change and the uncertainties of our future. Get the eBook

“An intelligently provocative and well-presented look at the world’s most pressing issue” (Kirkus Reviews).

"How to Make Herself Agreeable to Everyone" (ebook) coverHow to Make Herself Agreeable to Everyone: A Memoir by Cameron Russell — In her fierce and innovative memoir, Russell, who was scouted by a modeling agency when she was 16, chronicles how she learned to navigate the dizzying space between physical appearance and interiority and making money in an often-exploitative system. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“Readers will find much to discuss, as Russell’s adolescence — as a lived experience and a sexualized product to be sold — defines her career, worldview, and political organizing” (Booklist).

"How to Manage Your Eco-Anxiety" (ebook) coverHow to Manage Your Eco-Anxiety: An Empowering Guide for Young People by Anouchka Grose — A timely book that explores the relationship between mental health and the climate crisis . . . and supplies tools to help! Drawing on years of experience as a psychoanalyst, Grose shares cutting-edge insights on how to manage your eco-anxiety. Get the Audiobook

“An empowering guide to living with the stress of the climate change crisis” (Kirkus Reviews).

"The Lightning Circle" (ebook) coverThe Lightning Circle by Vikki VanSickle — After having her heart broken, seventeen-year-old Nora Nichols decides to escape her hometown and take a summer job as an arts and crafts counsellor at an all-girls’ camp in the mountains of West Virginia where she meets girls and women from all walks of life with their own heartaches and triumphs. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“VanSickle paints a portrait of a classic mid-aughts summer camp in this slice-of-life verse novel” (Publishers Weekly).

"These Bodies Between Us" (ebook) coverThese Bodies Between Us by Sarah Van Name — In their familiar North Carolina beach town, Callie and her friends, Talia and Cleo, are joined by the enigmatic Polly, who introduces the idea of learning how to make themselves invisible, a plan that initially seems impossible but eventually works, leading to a recklessness that makes it increasingly difficult for the girls to return to their former selves. Get the eBook | Get the Audiobook

“Ominous, strategic foreshadowing creates anticipation, building eventually to a shocking, well-earned climax. A suspenseful story of friendship and magic” (Kirkus Reviews).

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