Read and Listen Our blog Rosinenpicker regularly discusses current books from Germany. In this special edition we have compiled a selection of books and radio plays for teenagers from twelve years of age and older. Foto: VOISIN/PHANIE © picture alliance / Phanie © Dressler Peer Martin Escape and Arrive – or Die War, drug cartels, climate change, migration and racism – Peer Martin takes on all these issues in his new young-adult novel whilst telling the story of two boys: a 19-year-old Canadian who helps an 11-year-old Somali escape to Canada. © Mixtvision Kathrin Schrocke Grandpa’s Orders from the Great Beyond Karl's grandpa died watching a penalty shootout on TV. Now he appears to his grandson in a dream, telling him to quit school and become a YouTuber. Sounds like a great idea, but that’s not all grandpa wants of him. © Mixtvision Lena Hach A Späti romance Most people think Berlin is awesome and absolutely want to go there. Lotte, the main character in Lena Hach's young-adult novel, disagrees – at least at the outset. © Lucky Comics, 2019. All Rights Reserved – by Mawil Mawil Lucky Luke switches rides What would Lucky Luke be without his horse Jolly Jumper? Berlin-based comics artist Mawil has penned an adventure that puts the friendship between horse and cowboy to a tough test. © Carlsen Susann Kreller When life’s going arseways Moving from Dublin to a backwater town in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania doesn’t sound very tempting. To the chagrin of Emma and her two siblings, their family ends up in their German mother’s home village. It’s a disruption to which the children react very differently. © Goethe-Institut/Illustration: Tobias Schrank Onleihe Some of the titles presented here can also be found in our eLibrary. You can easily register via My Goethe.de. Note: We only offer our eLibrary service to users outside the German-speaking world. If you wish to use our eLibrary service in German-speaking countries, please contact a library near you. © Hanser Dita Zipfel Lucie and the Madness Lucie, almost thirteen, is annoyed by many things; most of all that she’s expected to vacate her room for mom’s new boyfriend. That’s why she wants to move to Berlin, but it’s expensive. She finds a job – working for a very strange old man. © Loewe Ursula Poznanski A game with a game plan of its own A red E on a black ground: Erebos is back. And this merciless game has not been idle these past ten years: not only has it forced old gamers back into the game, it is even recruiting new ones. No one gets away, because the game is smarter than ever – and has a plan of its own. © dtv Ken Krimstein Celebrating thought – and life A graphic novel about Hannah Arendt, probably the greatest philosophical and political thinker of the twentieth century – does that make sense? Does it ever! Ken Krimstein provides the proof. © Hoffmann und Campe Katapult Charts that Explain the World The magazine Katapult in Greifswald seeks to present social science findings in a creative and graphically interesting way. And it succeeds very well indeed. Now the 100 best of these graphics have been published in book form. © Der Audioverlag, Der Hörverag, Silberfisch New audiobooks Current Affairs in Audio Books The turn of the year is a favourite time for examining past milestones as well as pressing issues of the present and future. Several audio books offer interesting incentives for this, each in their own and sometimes award-winning way.