The Latest Additions to our Library

  • Below are the most recent additions to the library, as of October 2020.

  • Bragg, Georgia. Caught! : nabbing history's most wanted. 1st ed. New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, [2019].
    "A humorous look at how famous people got caught, including Joan of Arc, Blackbeard, Al Capone, and more! . . . Outlaw, assassin, art thief, and spy, these fourteen troublemakers and crooks--including Blackbeard the pirate, Typhoid Mary, and gangster Al Capone--have given the good guys a run for their money throughout the ages. Some were crooked, some were deadly, and some were merely out of line--but they all got Caught! as detailed in this . . . study of crime, culture, and forensic science. Featuring history's most wanted: Joan of Arc, Sir Walter Raleigh, Caravaggio, Blackbeard, John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Mata Hari, Typhoid Mary, Rasputin, Vincenzo Peruggia (Mona Lisa thief), Bernard Kuehn (Pearl Harbor spy), Anna Anderson (Anastasia impersonator), and Al Capone"--Provided by publisher.

    Tamaki, Mariko. Laura Dean keeps breaking up with me. 1st ed. New York : First Second, 2019.
    "Laura Dean, the most popular girl in high school, was Frederica Riley's dream girl: charming, confident, and SO cute. There's just one problem: Laura Dean is maybe not the greatest girlfriend. Reeling from her latest break up, Freddy's best friend, Doodle, introduces her to the Seek-Her, a mysterious medium, who leaves Freddy some cryptic parting words: break up with her. But Laura Dean keeps coming back, and as their relationship spirals further out of her control, Freddy has to wonder if it's really Laura Dean that's the problem. Maybe it's Freddy, who is rapidly losing her friends, including Doodle, who needs her now more than ever. Fortunately for Freddy, there are new friends, and the insight of advice columnists like Anna Vice to help her through being a teenager in love"--From publisher.

    Bryan, Ashley. Infinite hope : a black artist's journey from World War II to peace. 1st ed. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2019].
    A memoir of African American artist Ashley Bryan in which he recounts his service as a Black soldier in the segregated army of WWII, and includes sketches and paintings in which he recorded his experiences.

    Sheinkin, Steve. Born to fly : the first women's air race across America. 1st ed. New York : Roaring Brook Press, [2019].
    ". . Tells the story of the 1929 Women's Air Derby, the first official all-female air race in the U.S."--Provided by publisher.

    Carter, Ally. Dear Ally, how do you write a book? 1st ed. New York : Scholastic Press, 2019.
    "... offers a behind-the-scenes look at how books get made, from idea to publication, and gives [the reader] insight into the writing processes of some of the biggest and most talented YA authors writing today"--Jacket flap.

    Noah, Trevor, 1984-. It's Trevor Noah : born a crime : stories from a South African childhood : adapted for young readers. 1st ed. New York : Delacorte Press, [2019].
    Looks at the life of South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host, Trevor Noah.

    Black, Holly. The queen of nothing. 1st ed. New York ; : Little, Brown and Co., 2019.
    "As the exiled Queen of Faerie, Jude must travel back to Elfhame to help her twin sister, Taryn, and uncover how to break a dark curse threatening the whole Faerie world"--Provided by publisher.

    Clines, Peter, 1969-. Ex-heroes : a novel. 1st Broadway Paperbacks ed. New York : Broadway Paperbacks, [2010].
    The remaining superheroes in Los Angeles band together after the United States is devastated by a plague of zombies, but the walking dead are not the only threat left and there is another city with another group that has grown in power.

    Frankel, Laurie. This is how it always is. 1st ed.: January 2017. New York : Flatiron Books, 2017.
    "When Rosie and Penn and their four boys welcome the newest member of their family, no one is surprised it's another baby boy...But Claude is not like his brothers...When he grows up, Claude says, he wants to be a girl. Rosie and Penn aren't panicked at first. Kids go through phases, after all, and make-believe is fun. But soon the entire family is keeping Claude's secret. Until one day it explodes"--Provided by publisher.

    Jackson, Tiffany D. Monday's not coming. 1st ed. New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Book, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018].
    Claudia's friend Monday goes missing and she is the only one who seems to care.

    Meyer, Marissa. Renegades. 1st Square Fish ed. New York : Square Fish/Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
    "The Renegades are human, but with extraordinary abilities. They emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone... except the villains they once overthrew. Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and is on a mission for vengeance. Adrian is a Renegade boy who believes in justice-- and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both."--Provided by publisher.

    Meyer, Marissa. Supernova. 1st ed. New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2019.
    "All's fair in love and anarchy. . . finds Nova and Adrian struggling to keep their secret identities concealed while the battle rages on between their alter egos, their allies, and their greatest fears come to life. Secrets, lies, and betrayals are revealed as anarchy once again threatens to reclaim Gatlon City"--Provided by publisher.

    Perkins, Mitali. Forward me back to you. 1st ed. New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2019.
    Told in separate voices, Kat and Robin leave Boston on a church mission to help combat human trafficking in India while Kat recovers from a sexual assault and Robin seeks his birth mother.

    Yoon, David. Frankly in love. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019].
    "High school senior Frank Li takes a risk to go after a girl his parents would never approve of, but his plans will leave him wondering if he ever really understood love--or himself--at all"--Provided by publisher.

    Perna, Mark C. Answering why : unleashing passion, purpose, and performance in younger generations. 1st ed. Austin, Tex. : Greenleaf Book Group Press, [2018].
    "Readers will be empowered to embrace the branch-creak crisis moments of life and make meaningful, productive connections . . . help awaken the incredible potential of young people everywhere and spur them to increased performance on all fronts, so they can make a bigger difference--which is exactly what they want"--Provided by publisher.

    Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter in paradise. 1st ed. New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2018.
    "Irene Steele's idyllic life-house, husband, family-is shattered when she is woken up by a late-night phone call. Her beloved husband has been found dead, but before Irene can process this tragic news, she must confront the perplexing details of her husband's death. He was found on St. John island, a tropical paradise far removed from their suburban life. Leaving the cold winter behind, Irene flies down to the beautiful Caribbean beaches of St. John only to make another shocking discovery: her husband had a secret second family. As Irene investigates the mysterious circumstances of her husband's death, she is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit belied by the pristine white sandbeaches of St. John's"--OCLC.

    Reid, Taylor Jenkins. The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo : a novel. 1st Washington Square Press/Atria pbk. ed. New York : Washington Square Press/Atria Books, 2018.
    "A novel about one classic film actress's relentless rise to the top--the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine"--Provided by publisher.

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    Caught! : nabbing history's most wanted

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    "A humorous look at how famous people got caught, including Joan of Arc, Blackbeard, Al Capone, and more! . . . Outlaw, assassin, art thief, and spy, these fourteen troublemakers and crooks--including Blackbeard the pirate, Typhoid Mary, and gangster Al Capone--have given the good guys a run for their money throughout the ages. Some were crooked, some were deadly, and some were merely out of line--but they all got Caught! as detailed in this . . . study of crime, culture, and forensic science. Featuring history's most wanted: Joan of Arc, Sir Walter Raleigh, Caravaggio, Blackbeard, John Wilkes Booth, Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Mata Hari, Typhoid Mary, Rasputin, Vincenzo Peruggia (Mona Lisa thief), Bernard Kuehn (Pearl Harbor spy), Anna Anderson (Anastasia impersonator), and Al Capone"--Provided by publisher

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