Children’s Nonfiction (Poetry)

“The Undefeated” by Kwame Alexander; Kadir Nelson (Illustrator)

Call Number: J 811 A

ISBN: 9781328780966

Publication Date: 2019

Performed first on the ESPN show of the same name, this magnificent poetic anthem to the courage and genius of black Americans has been turned into a picture book with stunning portraits by Nelson. Nelson paints historical figures and contemporary heroes with equal ease and grace. Alexander remembers peaceful Civil Rights activists, communicating clearly that when black lives matter, America is stronger. Historical notes for each figure conclude this powerful work.

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Teen Science Fiction

“Empress of All Seasons” by Emiko Jean

Call Number: YSF JEA

ISBN: 9780544530942

Publication Date: 2018

One girl must compete to become the next empress while keeping her monstrous identity a secret in this ancient Japan-inspired standalone fantasy.


Adult Fiction

“Transcription” by Kate Atkinson

Call Number: FIC ATK

ISBN: 9780316176637

Publication Date: 2018

A dramatic story of WWII espionage, betrayal and loyalty. In WWII era London, Juliet Armstrong is working as an espionage monitor for MI5. Ten years later she suddenly finds herself targeted by dangerous individuals from her past. There is intrigue. There are surprises. But the unknowns aren't always what we think they are. The deepest pleasure here, though, is the author's language. As ever, Atkinson is sharp, precise and funny.

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Adult Nonfiction

“When the Irish Invaded Canada” by Christopher Klein

Call Number: 971.04 K 2019

ISBN: 9780385542609

Publication Date: 2019

“When the Irish Invaded Canada” is the untold tale of a band of fiercely patriotic Irish-Americans and their chapter in Ireland's centuries-long fight for independence. Inspiring, lively and often undeniably comic, this is a story of fighting for what's right in the face of impossible odds.

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