November 30, 2021
John David Anderson
To save his father, a Coalition scientist protecting a precious resource, after their ship is attacked, Leo stows away on a strange ship of mercenary space pirates and must decide who to trust-- human or alien-- to stay alive.
After moving from her home in Haiti to her uncle's home in Brooklyn, 10-year-old Gabrielle, feeling bullied and out of place, makes a misguided deal with a witch.
Kelly J. Baptist
Referring to his late father's journal for advice on how to be the man of the house, young Isaiah taps the support and ideas of two school friends who help him navigate rules and manage without superpowers.
Millie McGonigle's life in sunny California should be perfect, but times are tough. The United States may be going to war against Hitler, food is rationed, money is tight and Millie's sickly little sister gets all the attention. Can Millie keep her balance as the world around her loses its own?
Cookie Hiponia Everman
Through a bedtime story to her daughters, a woman weaves together her own immigration story and Filipino mythology.
Teaming up with her friends at a creative arts camp, Kaia hopes winning a filmmaking contest will convince her grandfather to stay in California and not move back to the Philippines.
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Missing her mother, who has returned to Turkey to resolve an immigration problem, sixth-grader Sila welcomes a very large distraction in her life when she helps a surprising new friend rescue a circus elephant.
MJ loves the world of professional wrestling. When she learns her neighbor runs a wrestling school, becoming a wrestler is her life's new mission. But threats to shut the school down put MJ's new home-- and the community that welcomed her-- at risk.
Nathan's summer at his grandmother's reservation home is shaped by his uncle's addictions and an encounter with a sacred being from the Navajo creation story.
Hudi needs to lose weight, according to his doctors, so his parents push him to try out for sports. Hudi would rather do anything else, but then he meets Chunky, his imaginary friend and mascot. Together, they decide to give baseball a shot.
Justin A. Reynolds
Miles Morales, Brooklyn's Spider-Man, learns the disappearance of a new student's father is linked to the giant corporation sponsoring Miles' fundraiser for the victims of the Puerto Rico earthquake and sets out to discover the truth.
When a mysterious monster wreaks havoc in their neighborhood, the newly minted Monster Mashers will go to any lengths to protect the Cardboard Kingdom and solve this mystery.
James Buckley Jr.
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An exploration of the mathematical principles of soccer introduces young fans to the numbers behind its rules and strategies and how famous soccer athletes have used math-based approaches to scoring and defending their way through championships and Olympic games.
J 364.1552 SUL
A minute-by-minute account of the only unsolved airplane hijacking in the United States uses reproductions of FBI files and investigation photographs to chronicle the events surrounding an unidentified extortionist's 1971 hijacking and disappearance.
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Readers will be inspired by 25 amazing women from the Middle East, who have created a legacy through strength of vision, leadership, courage and determination.
I work in youth services and I love picture books with lavish illustrations, coming-of-age stories and any memoir written by a celebrity. If I'm not cuddled up with a cup of tea and a book, I'm either laughing at a TV show from the mid-aughts or practicing Taylor Swift songs on the piano.