New Books

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Year Published: 2017

 What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within   the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's   no better guide through these mind-expanding questions   than astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But   today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So   Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and   clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable   anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

 Dread Nation
 by Justina Ireland
 Year Published: 2019

 Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead   began   to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg,   Pennsylvania--   derailing the War Between the States   and changing the   nation forever. In this new America,   safety for all depends   on the work of a few, and laws   like the Native and Negro   Education Act require certain   children attend combat schools to learn to put down the   dead. But there are also opportunities--and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society's expectations. But that's not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn't pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.

 A Dog's Way Home
 by W. Bruce Cameron
 Year Published: 2017
 Realistic Fiction

 Lucas Ray is shocked when an adorable puppy jumps out   of an abandoned building and into his arms. Though the   apartment he shares with his mother, a disabled veteran,   doesn’t allow dogs, Lucas can’t resist taking Bella home.   Bella is inexplicably drawn to Lucas, even if she doesn’t   understand the necessity of games like No Barks. As it   becomes more difficult to hide her from the neighbors, Lucas begins to sneak Bella into the VA where he works. There, Bella brings joy and comfort where it is needed most. After Bella is picked up by Animal Control because pit bulls are banned in Denver, Lucas has no choice but to send her to a foster home until he can figure out what to do. But Bella, distraught at the separation, doesn’t plan to wait. With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, Bella sets off on a seemingly impossible and completely unforgettable adventure home. From the author of A Dog's Purpose.

 The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide   for Teens
 by Sean Covey
 Year Published: 2017

 Identifies six important decisions teenagers will face in their   lives, offers advice on how to make good choices, and uses   real-life examples to show how to succeed in school and   relationships, and how to handle dating and sex.

 The Toll
 by Neal Shusterman
 Year Published: 2019
 Science Fiction

 Final book of the Arc of a Scythe Trilogy.  

 Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It   seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and   absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the   silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the   Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the   question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him?   The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.

 Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All
 by M.T. Anderson, Jennifer Donnell, Candace Fleming,   Stephanie Hemphill, Deborah Hopkinson
 Year Published: 2018
 Historical Fiction

 Seven award-winning young adult authors illuminate the   lives of Britain's King Henry VIII and his six wives from   different viewpoints.


 So You Created a Wormhole : A Time Traveler's Guide to   Time Travel
 by Phil Hornshaw & Nick Hurwitch
 Year Published: 2012

 Welcome, intrepid temporal explorers, to the world's first   and only field manual/survival guide to time travel!

 Humans from H. G. Wells to Albert Einstein to Bill & Ted   have been fascinated by time travel-some say drawn to it like moths to a flame. But in order to travel safely and effectively, newbie travelers need to know the dos and don'ts. Think of this handy little book as the only thing standing between you and an unimaginably horrible death-or being trapped forever in another time or alternate reality.


 The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11
 by Garrett M. Graff
 Year Published: 2019

 The author presents a comprehensive oral history of   September 11, 2001, using interviews with government   officials, first responders, survivors, friends, and family   members.

 Hamilton: The Revolution
 by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
 Year Published: 2016

 The Tony Award-winning composer-lyricist-star takes   readers behind the scenes of his groundbreaking hit   musical, which is filled with romance, drama, violence,   patriotism and adventure and details the many dramatic   episodes in Alexander Hamilton's life. 

 The Flight Girls
 by Noelle Salazar
 Year Published: 2019
 Historical Fiction

 1941. Audrey Coltrane has always wanted to fly. It's why she   implored her father to teach her at the little airfield back   home in Texas. It's why she signed up to train military pilots   in Hawaii when the war in Europe began. And it's why she   insists she is not interested in any dream-derailing romantic   involvements, even with the disarming Lieutenant James   Hart, who fast becomes a friend as treasured as the women she flies with. Then one fateful day, she gets caught in the air over Pearl Harbor just as the bombs begin to fall, and suddenly, nowhere feels safe. To make everything she's lost count for something, Audrey joins the Women Airforce Service Pilots program. The bonds she forms with her fellow pilots reignite a spark of hope in the face of war, and--especially when James goes missing in action--give Audrey the strength to cross the front lines and fight for everything she holds dear.

 The Only Woman in the Room
 by Marie Benedict
 Year Published: 2019
 Historical Fiction

 After marrying an Austrian arms dealer to escape from the   Nazi Party, Hedy disguises herself as an oblivious woman   and overhears Hitler's plans, which no one knew she could   understand. Fleeing, she lands in Hollywood and becomes   a screen star. Her secret: she knows a few secrets about   the enemy that could help end the war, if only someone   would listen to her.

 Dear Evan Hansen : The Novel
 by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek & Justin   Paul
 Year Published: 2018
 Realistic Fiction

 Evan goes from being a nobody to everyone's hero and a   social media superstar after a chance encounter with   Connor just before his suicide leads others to believe Evan   was his only friend. 

 Novelization of the hit Broadway musical.

 Good Omens
 by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
 Year Published: 1990

 The world is going to end next Saturday, just before dinner,   but it turns out there are a few problems-the Antichrist has   been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride   motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell   decide that they like the human race, in a new edition of the   classic novel, featuring a new afterword from the authors.


 by Jennifer Donnelly
 Year Published: 2019

 Isabelle is one of Cinderella's ugly stepsisters, who cut off   her toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there   is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de   la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the   opportunity to change her fate--there will be blood and   danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph,   and most of all the chance to find her true self.

 Children of Virtue and Vengeance
 by Tomi Adeyemi
 Year Published: 2019
 Sequel to Children of Blood and Bone

 After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally   succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha.   But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve   imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but   of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

 Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where   the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.
With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.