The Girl in the Road by Monica ByrneWaking up in a futuristic Mumbai with five snake bites, Meena is compelled to return to her native Ethiopia by way of a forbidden path spanning the Arabian Sea; while a girl from a different time, Mariama, flees a traumatic experience to Ethiopia in search of a better life.
Call Number: FIC BYR
Exegesis by Astro TellerA parable which portrays how involved one can become with technology and the unpredictable results.
Call Number: FIC TEL
The Small Backs of Children by Lidia YuknavitchWhen a writer becomes obsessed with a photograph of a young girl in Eastern Europe fleeing a fiery explosion, her husband enlists a group of artist friends to bring the girl to the United States
Call Number: FIC YUK
Just for Fun: The story of an accidental revolutionary by Linus Torvalds; David DiamondLinus Torvalds tells the story of his development of the Linux operating system for personal computers, and discusses what happened when he put early versions of his system on the Internet and invited input for its improvement.
Call Number: 005.1 TOR
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant; Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword by)"Addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions."
Call Number: 153.3 GRA
Me, Myself, and Us: The science of personality and the art of well-being by Brian R. LittleProvides the an in-depth look at new research into the science of personality.
Call Number: 155.2 LIT
The Future: Six drivers of global change by Al GoreExamines the drivers of global change, connecting the dots among the social, economic, and political forces shaping our present and future
Call Number: 303.4 GOR
Ellis Island: Ghosts of freedom by Stephen Wilkes (Photographer); Bill Bradley (Foreword by)Photographer Stephen Wilkes presents images taken between 1998 and 2003 of the decaying hospital complex on the south side of Ellis Island, where immigrants who failed their initial medical assessments during the island's years of operation were held for further inspection; and includes quotations from patients.
Call Number: 304.8 WIL
Who Speaks for Islam? What a billion Muslims really think by John L. Esposito; Dalia MogahedPresents the results of a Gallup poll taken over the course of six years, based on hour-long, face-to-face interviews with residents of over thirty-five mainly Muslim nations across a wide demographic spectrum, about feelings toward extremists; opinions about the U.S., its people, and its policies; democracy; and the needs of Muslim women.
Call Number: 305.6 ESP
The Language Hoax: Why the world looks the same in any language by John H. McWhorter
Call Number: 306.44 MCW
The Conservative Heart: how to build a fairer, happier, and more prosperous America by Arthur C. BrooksPresents a social justice agenda for a new form of conservatism--one that fights poverty, promotes equal opportunity, and extols spiritual enlightment and faith. Proposing a set of practical policies firmly grounded in the four "institutions of meaning"-family, faith, community, and meaningful work, the author describes a governmental safety net to help people lead happier and more fulfilling lives.
Call Number: 320.52 BRO
Don't Go Back to School : a handbook for learning everything by Kio Stark
Call Number: 371.1 STA
Moonshots in Education by Esther Wojcicki; Lance Izumi; Alicia Chang; Dana Beigel (Designed by)A guide to launching blended learning in the classroom that discusses online learning, music theory, computer science, journalism and media studies, motivation, apps and tools for teachers, networks that support teachers, and more.
Call Number: 371.3 WOJ
Between You and Me: Confessions of a comma queen by Mary NorrisA witty approach to the uses and misuses of the English language, featuring descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in punctuation, spelling, and usage, and explaining how to handle them.
Call Number: 428.2 NOR
Chineasy: the new way to ready Chinese by ShaoLan Hsueh; Noma Bar (Illustrator)Text and illustrations look at four-hundred Chinese characters.
Call Number: 495.11 SHA
Birth of a Theorem: a mathematical adventure by Cédric Villani; Malcolm DeBevoise (Translator)"An intimate look inside a mathematician's mind as he wrestles with the theorem that will make his reputation"
Call Number: 510 VIL
Women Who Don't Wait in Line : break the mold, lead the way by Reshma SaujaniFormer New York City Deputy Public Advocate and founder of the national nonprofit Girls Who Code, Reshma Saujani argues that aversion to risk and failure is the final hurdle holding women back in the workplace, and advocates a new model of female leadership based on sponsorship--where women encourage each other to compete, take risks, embrace failure, and lift each other up personally and professionally.
Call Number: 658.4 SAU
Hello World: Where design meets life by Alice RawsthornDiscusses how modern technology and contemporary design are used to create the items we have today and have had in the past.
Call Number: 745.4 RAW
Even This I Get to Experience by Norman Lear
Call Number: 791.45 LEA
The Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person by Shonda Rhimes
Call Number: 808.2 RHI
Project Rebirth by Robin Stern; Courtney E. MartinExamines the experiences of eight people who lost a loved one in the events of September 11, 2001, including personal profiles that describe how each individual coped with their loss and tried to rebuild their lives.
Call Number: 974.7 STE
Mothers, Tell Your Daughters by Bonnie Jo CampbellA collection of short stories exploring the turbulent relationships between mothers and daughters.
Call Number: FIC CAM
The Royal We by Jessica Morgan; Heather Cocks"American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy-tales. Her twin sister Lacey was always the romantic, the one who daydreamed of being a princess. But it's adventure-seeking Bex who goes to Oxford and meets dreamy Nick across the hall and thus Bex who accidentally finds herself in love with the eventual heir to the British throne. Nick is everything she could have imagined, but Prince Nicholas has unimaginable baggage: grasping friends, a thorny family, hysterical tabloids tracking his every move, and a public that expected its future king to marry a native. On the eve of the most talked-about wedding of the century, Bex reflects on what she's sacrificed for love--and exactly whose heart she may yet have to break."
Call Number: FIC COC
Peace Like a River by Leif EngerIn the 1960s, a spiritual man named Jeremiah Land sets out from his Minnesota home with his young son and daughter to find his elder son, Davy, after he escapes jail on the morning of his sentencing for murder.
Call Number: FIC ENG
The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman"A forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro the Father of Impressionism"
Call Number: FIC HOF
The History of Love by Nicole KraussPresents a narrative about an aged author who flees Nazi-occupied Poland leaving his unpublished manuscript behind and a teenage girl in New York who was named after the heroine in Leo's book which was published under a different man's name.
Call Number: FIC KRA
Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran"... the story of Queen Lakshmi--India's Joan of Arc--who against all odds defied the mighty British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom. Told from the unexpected perspective of Sita--Queen Lakshmi's most favored companion and most trusted soldier in the all-female army.
Call Number: FIC MOR
I Capture the Castle by Dodie SmithA reprint of the 1948 novel recounting the story of Cassandra Mortmain, a young woman living on the edge of poverty in a crumbling castle with her somewhat eccentric family, whose prospects begin to improve when new neighbors arrive from America.
Call Number: FIC SMI
Diamond Dogs by Alan WattSeventeen-year-old Neil Garvin blames his abusive father for driving his mother away years earlier, and plans on leaving his small hometown after graduating high school, but when he accidentally commits a terrible crime, which his father, unasked, covers up, he finds himself unwillingly indebted to his father.
Call Number: FIC WAT
New Teen Fiction
Red Rising by Pierce BrownDarrow, a Red, which is the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future, joins a revolutionary cell and attempts to infiltrate an elite military academy after witnessing the execution of his wife.
Call Number: FIC BRO
Golden Son by Pierce Brown"Continues the ... saga of Darrow, a rebel forged by tragedy, battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom from the overlords of a brutal elitist future built on lies. Now fully embedded among the Gold ruling class, Darrow continues his work to bring down Society from within?
Call Number: FIC BRO
Audacity by Melanie Crowder"A historical fiction novel in verse detailing the life of Clara Lemlich and her struggle for women's labor rights in the early 20th century in New York"
Call Number: FIC CRO
Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern"Born with cerebral palsy, Amy can't walk without a walker, talk without a voice box, or even fully control her facial expressions. Plagued by obsessive-compulsive disorder, Matthew is consumed with repeated thoughts, neurotic rituals, and crippling fear. Both in desperate need of someone to help them reach out to the world, Amy and Matthew are more alike than either ever realized. When Amy decides to hire student aides to help her in her senior year at Coral Hills High School, these two teens are thrust into each other's lives. As they begin to spend time with each other, what started as a blossoming friendship eventually grows into something neither expected."
Call Number: FIC MCG
Dumplin' by Julie MurphySixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.
Call Number: FIC MUR
Girl at War by Sara Novic"When her happy life in 1991 Croatia is shattered by civil war, ten-year-old Ana Juric is embroiled in a world of guerilla warfare and child soldiers before making a daring escape to America, where years later she struggles to hide her past"
Call Number: FIC NOV
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope PérezLoosely based on a school explosion that took place in New London, Texas, in 1937, this is the story of two teenagers: Naomi, who is Mexican, and Wash, who is black, and their dealings with race, segregation, love, and the forces that destroy people.
Call Number: FIC PER
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy WunderBest friends Hannah and Zoe leave their down-and-out New Jersey town and drive west chasing storms, making new friends, and seeking the intangibles--audacity, insouciance, happiness--that their lives have lacked.
Call Number: FIC WUN
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus SedgwickFour linked stories of discovery and survival begin with a Paleolithic-era girl who makes the first written signs, continue with Anna, who people call a witch, then a mad twentieth-century poet who watches the ocean knowing the horrors it hides, and concluding with an astronaut on the first spaceship from Earth sent to colonize another world.
New Graphic Novels
All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder by Frank Miller; Jim Lee (Artist); Scott WilliamsCollects no. 1-9 of "All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder" comic series, chronicling the story of Dick Grayson's transformation into the Boy Wonder.
Call Number: 741.5 MIL
Step Aside, Pops by Kate BeatonA collection of satirical comic strips about historical, literary, and contemporary figures.
Call Number: 741.5 BEA
Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days by Marvel Comics (Text by)"From the moment Kamala put her on her costume, she's been challenged. But nothing has prepared her for this: the last days of the Marvel Universe. Lucky she's got the help of Carol 'Captain Marvel' Danvers! Between teaming up with her personal hero to rescue her brother and trying to keep her city from falling into an all-out frenzy, Kamala has barely had time to come to terms with the fact that the world is literally collapsing around her. But the truth will catch up to her, and soon. When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? Kamala knows the answer. Let's do this, Jersey City"
Call Number: 741.5 WIL
The Arab of the Future by Riad SattoufRiad Sattouf recounts his nomadic childhood growing up in rural France, Gaddafi's Libya, and Assad's Syria--but always under the roof of his father, a Syrian Pan-Arabist who drags his family along in his pursuit of grandiose dreams for the Arab nation. Riad, delicate and wide-eyed, follows in the trail of his mismatched parents; his mother, a bookish French student, is as modest as his father is flamboyant. Venturing first to the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab State and then joining the family tribe in Homs, Syria, they hold fast to the vision of the paradise that always lies just around the corner. And hold they do, though food is scarce, children kill dogs for sport, and with locks banned, the Sattoufs come home one day to discover another family occupying their apartment. The ultimate outsider, Riad, with his flowing blond hair, is called the ultimate insult... Jewish. And in no time at all, his father has come up with yet another grand plan, moving from building a new people to building his own great palace
Call Number: 741.5 SAT
New Non Fiction
Big Magic: Creative living beyond fear by Elizabeth GilbertExplores attitudes, approaches, and habits needed to live a creative life.
Call Number: 153.3 GIL
Rising Strong by Brené Brown"If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall. This is a book about what it takes to get back up."
"The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall... tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Brene Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to a wholehearted life"
Call Number: 158 BRO
Better Than Before : Mastering the habits of our everyday life by Gretchen Rubinprovides an analytical and scientific framework from which to understand ... habits, as well as change them for good, ... illustrates the core principles of habit formation with dozens of strategies that [the author] uses herself and tests out on others, ... provides tools to help readers better understand themselves, and presents a ... menu of strategies so readers can take an individualized approach
Call Number: 158.1 RUB
Beyond Magenta by Susan KuklinSix teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community
Call Number: 306.768 KUK
Six Frigates : the epic history of the founding of the U.S. Navy by Ian W. TollThe story of the creation of the U.S. Navy that chronicles the late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century process that would launch the nation into becoming a powerful naval force.
Call Number: 359 TOL
The Promise of a Pencil by Adam BraunDetails how Adam Braun, inspired after meeting a begging young boy on the streets of India, quit his job at Bain & Company to start up the organization Pencils of Promise, which has since built more than two hundred schools around the world.
Call Number: 370.91724 BRA
What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
Call Number: 500 MUN
Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas"[Presents the] unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America's favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football's most powerful corporation: the NFL."-
Call Number: 617.5 LAS
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie KondoThis ... guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her ... KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing. Whereas most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, the KonMari Method's category-by-category, all-at-once prescription leads to lasting results.
Call Number: 648 KON
Spark Joy :An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up by Marie Kondo"Tidying expert Marie Kondo's follow-up to her best-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, is an illustrated master manual on her renowned KonMari Method with item-specific guidance and step-by-step folding illustrations"
Call Number: 648 KON
The Spiritual Child: the new science on parenting for health and lifelong thriving by Lisa MillerLooks at the science and power of spirituality in the areas of child psychology and parenting.
Call Number: 649 MIL
Sharpie Art Workshop by Timothy Goodman"... designer, artist, and art director Timothy Goodman explores the broad range of creative techniques and effects that can be achieved with Sharpie markers, offering a series of exercises that demonstrate how to make different kinds of marks, patterns, and images on a variety of surfaces, along with inspiring works by noted artists from all over the world who use Sharpie markers in fascinating and innovative ways"
Call Number: 741.2 GOO
Alexander Hamilton by Ron ChernowPresents a biography of Alexander Hamilton, one of the most important figures in the history of American politics never elected to the presidency, discussing his childhood as an orphan in the Caribbean, his marriage and family, and his death in a duel, and examining his multifaceted role in the formation of U.S. government.
Call Number: 921 HAM
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny LawsonJenny Lawson discusses her life and her humorous blog.