April 27, 2021
After kids start disappearing from their school, Mars Patel and his outcast friends investigate and find that all clues point to an eccentric tech genius, Oliver Pruitt, who also happens to be Mars' hero.
Otto and Sheed, The Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County, are ordered by Missus Nedraw to bring a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules.
In a desperate bid to get rid of her super strength, 11-year-old Thom Ngho makes a deal with a powerful deity and is swept up in an ancient and fantastical world where demons, dragons and Jade princesses actually exist.
Discovering her ability to see ghosts when a cruel act ends her father’s life and forces her to move in with relatives in 1920s Pittsburgh, young Ophelia forges a helpful bond with a spirit whose own life ended suddenly and unjustly.
An Indian American girl who would bury her feelings about her parents’ separation involuntarily breaks into a Bollywood song-and-dance routine before waking up to an alternate reality where everyone is behaving like a Bollywood character.
Morgan and Eli, two Indigenous children forced away from their families and communities, are brought together in a foster home in Canada. They each feel disconnected, from their culture and each other, and struggle to fit in-- until they find a portal that opens to another reality.
It's 1963, and things are changing for Jezebel Turner and her twin brother, including the death of their beloved grandmother, police harassment and school integration. But the biggest change comes when their uncle starts training them in something called rootwork.
Believing the cultural heritage stories that say her people will one day return to live among the cranes in the promised land, a nine-year-old migrant, seeking refuge in Los Angeles from the Mexican cartel wars, learns to hold onto hope and love in a family detention center.
Cynthia Leitich Smith
A volume of interconnected stories and poems, set at a Native American Dance for Mother Earth Powwow celebration in Ann Arbor, Michigan, includes contributions by new and veteran Native writers.
Befriending an eccentric but savvy older woman who suggests they help each other while raising a litter of orphaned baby opossums, a young girl discovers the woman may possess real magic and a possible connection to her family.
Kate Reed Petty
Ruth Keller, a young journalist, discovers a strange black slime in the man-made lake of her suburban neighborhood and decides to investigate.
Colleen A.F. Venable
Katie is dreading the boring summer ahead while her best friends are all away at camp-- something that's way out of Katie and her mom's budget. When Katie tries to earn the money for camp herself, by getting a job catsitting, life gets interesting.
Learn about one of the most unique, but little-known figures, in U.S. history. Ely S. Parker, a member of the Seneca (Iroquois) Nation, was a Civil War officer and primary draftsman of the terms of the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.
J 324.623 DIO
African American women were a significant force in the suffrage movement. Read about them and their efforts to be accepted as equal partners by fellow activists.
J 796.522 OLS
Charlie Houston and his fellow mountaineers attempt to climb the world's deadliest mountain, K2. This book details their life-risking efforts to follow in the footsteps of another expedition that ended in tragedy.
J 629.45 SIE
Learn about the lesser-known efforts of a group of 13 women air racers, test pilots and flight instructors who endured the same astronaut training and trials as their male counterparts in secret, hoping to defy social norms and earn their place in history.
I am a youth services librarian who loves books, music, dogs and nature. I read a little bit of everything, but my favorites lately are middle-grade fiction, murder mysteries and nonfiction, and I've always adored exceptionally-illustrated picture books. I'm a murderino, a Ravenclaw and an amateur pie-baker.