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Nick and his cats, Vern and Stevenson, “spent summers doing everything together.” But when Nick sits down quietly with a book, the cats are not pleased. In order to spend time reading, Nick will clearly have to teach his cats to read. Ages 3–7.     —GA

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By Curtis Manley, Kate Berube (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481435697
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 5th, 2016

Even better than Scorpion Rules, the first book in the series, The Swan Riders is gripping from beginning to end, with a fast, tight plot that keeps you wanting more. But what makes it unique among young adult science fiction novels is the relationship between Greta, royal heir of the Pan Polar Confederacy, and Talis, the AI who controls the fate of the world in his spider’s web. When one of his incarnations breaks away from the central mastermind, he starts to experience what enforced peace, free will, and emotional attachment mean on the human level. Even an AI can have doubts in this utterly fascinating dystopian novel. Ages 13 & up.  —TERA

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ISBN: 9781481442749
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - September 20th, 2016

Two years ago, Molly Schiot began the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, posting a photo each day of a female athlete who had changed the face of sports in the pre–Title IX age. These women paved the way for Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and Lindsey Vonn and slowly but surely, the account gained a following. The result is Game Changers, a beautiful and empowering collection about these trailblazers.

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ISBN: 9781501137099
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 18th, 2016

In time for the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor this December, Craig Nelson’s new book charts the path to the Pearl Harbor attack from both the American and Japanese perspectives, recounts the events of the bombing in thorough detail, and concludes with an examination of the lasting effects of the attack, starting with the United States’ entry into World War II. Using newly discovered and reanalyzed information, this is a painstakingly researched, absorbing account.  —Flannery

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$32.00
ISBN: 9781451660494
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Published: Scribner Book Company - September 20th, 2016

Because of her no-nonsense, eloquent speeches and her civil rights–minded court rulings, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of my heroes. This collection of writings, selected and introduced by Ginsburg and her authorized biographers, is filled with life stories and opinions on everything from gender equality to lawyers in opera. It gives us a glimpse into Ginsburg’s life, beliefs, and witty sense of humor and has a good doseof wisdom. —Flannery

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781501145247
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 4th, 2016

Paul Brinkley-Rogers is a Pulitzer Prize–winning author best known for his journalism as a war correspondent. Now retired, he has written a more personal story, one that he waited a half century to tell. At 19, as a sailor aboard the USS Shangri-La, stationed in Japan shortly after the United States had dropped its nuclear bombs, he met Kaji Yukiko, a Japanese woman 10 years his senior. With her, he saw firsthand the complexity of the effects of the war as well as the complexity of a redemptive love without a happy ending. This poignant memoir bridges time, culture, and distance. This quiet and vivid memoir is one of the best I have read in years. —S.M.C.

 

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ISBN: 9781501151255
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Published: Touchstone Books - August 2nd, 2016

Bryan Cranston traces his journey in life, from his impoverished childhood to his time now as one of our greatest living actors. With his gentle judgment, he focuses on the moments that forged him, telling vivid stories of his adventures and of the unique people he has met along the way. Underpinning this is the devotion he has as an artist to using his experiences to perfect his craft.  —Jocelyn

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ISBN: 9781476793856
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Published: Scribner Book Company - October 11th, 2016

Here, for the first time, the Boss tells his own story, from growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, to becoming the brightest light on the mid-Atlantic bar-band scene, to finding monster success with the E Street Band. The struggles, the triumphs, the divorce, the deaths of band members—it’s all here. And not surprisingly, one of the greatest songwriters of all time is also an enviably terrific prose stylist. If you read one rock-and-roll biography this decade, it should probably be this one.      —Rico

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ISBN: 9781501141515
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 27th, 2016

Brittany Maynard was not yet 30 when she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She became famous through her advocating for the right to end her own life. Wild and Precious Life is her mother’s story, a poignant memoir in which we see a life lived to the fullest, we witness a mother who struggles to support the decision her daughter has made, and we watch how one family’s intimate decision transforms a nation’s dialogue about choice in end-of-life decision making. This is a story about life and how fierce and enduring we can be when we look fully at all that comes.                                                              —S.M.C.

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ISBN: 9781501128516
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Published: Atria Books - October 25th, 2016

Atlanta, 1948, isn’t an easy place to be black, and Lucius and Tommy know that being the first black police officers doesn’t make it any easier. They have no real power, and both the white officers and civilians understand that. When a young black woman is found beaten to death, they suspect white officers of the murder and launch their own investigation, regardless of the risks. This is a gritty, dark mystery well worth reading.  —Flannery

 

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ISBN: 9781501133862
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Published: Atria / 37 Ink - September 13th, 2016

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