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In Your Shoes by Donna Gephart - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: October 9, 2018

Miles is an anxious boy who loves his family's bowling center even if though he could be killed by a bolt of lightning or a wild animal that escaped from the Philadelphia Zoo on the way there. Amy is the new girl at school who wishes she didn't have to live above her uncle's funeral home and tries to write her way to her own happily-ever-after. Then Miles and Amy meet in the most unexpected way...and that's when it all begins....

Hardcover: October 16, 2018

Evie is happiest when she is healing people, diagnosing symptoms and prescribing medications, with the help of her devoted friend Wormy. So when Wormy proposes to her, she kindly turns him down; she has far too much to do to be marrying anyone. But a certain meddling fairy named Lucinda has been listening in, and she doesn’t approve of Evie’s rejection. Suddenly, Evie finds herself transformed from a girl into a hideous, hungry ogre! Stuck in this new and confusing form, Evie now has only sixty-two days to accept another proposal --- or else be stuck as an ogre forever.

Hardcover: November 6, 2018

Prepare to discover new heroes among these twenty-one women who challenged the status quo, championed others, and made their voices heard. From Jane Addams to Alice Waters, from groundbreaking artists and social justice advocates to scientific pioneers and business innovators, a strong thread of trailblazing women runs through American history. Written in compelling, accessible prose and vividly illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully, this collection of inspiring and expertly researched profiles charts the bold paths these women forged in the twentieth century.

Hardcover: November 6, 2018

Featuring the true stories of 40 women creators, ranging from writers to inventors, artists to scientists, LITTLE DREAMERS: VISIONARY WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD inspires as it educates. Readers will meet trailblazing women like Mary Blair, an American modernist painter who had a major influence on how color was used in early animated films, actor/inventor Hedy Lamar, environmental activist Wangari Maathai, architect Zaha Hadid, filmmaker Maya Deren, and physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. All of the women had a lasting effect on the fields they worked in. The charming, information-filled full-color spreads show the Dreamers as both accessible and aspirational so reader knows they, too, can grow up to do something amazing.

The Prophet Calls by Melanie Sumrow - Family/Relgion
Hardcover: November 6, 2018

Gentry Forrester feels lucky to live among God's chosen people in the Prophet's compound, but when music is outlawed, Gentry and her older brother, Tanner, sneak out of the community. When they return, all bets are off as the Prophet exercises his control. Soon, everything Gentry has known is turned upside down. She begins to question the Prophet's teachings and his revelations, especially when his latest orders put Gentry's family in danger. Can Gentry find a way to protect herself and her family from the Prophet and escape the only life she's ever known?

Hardcover: November 6, 2018

Fine artist Leah Tinari’s stunning, spellbinding portraits honor the groundbreaking achievements and indelible impact of 24 extraordinary American women. Tinari’s list is comprised of trailblazers, whose vision, grit and guts paved the way not only for the generations to come, but for Tinari’s own artistic journey. Their contributions to the arts, education, science, politics, civil rights, fashion, design, technology and sports are enduring and noteworthy. Courage, perseverance, brilliance and passion were the guiding, groundbreaking principles for these diverse women who span the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

Hardcover: November 13, 2018

Zenobia was once a great warrior queen of Syria whose reign reached from Egypt to Turkey. When things feel overwhelming for Amina, her mother reminds her to think of Zenobia and be strong. Amina is a Syrian girl caught up in a war that reaches her village. To escape the war she boards a small boat crammed with other refugees. The boat is rickety and the turbulent seas send Amina overboard. In the dark water Amina remembers playing hide and seek with her mother and the journey she had to undertake with her uncle to escape. And she thinks of the brave warrior Zenobia.

Hardcover: October 2, 2018

With information on problems both large and small, Chelsea Clinton breaks down the concepts of health, hunger, climate change, endangered species and bullying, so that readers can understand the world around them, and how they can make a difference in their own lives, as well as in their communities and the world at large. With comic drawings to illustrate Clinton's words, photographs of real live kids who are making a difference today, and lists of ways to get involved, this book is the perfect introduction to young activists who want to make the world a better place.

Blended by Sharon M. Draper - Contemporary Fiction
Hardcover: October 30, 2018

Eleven-year-old Isabella’s parents are divorced, so she has to switch lives every week: One week she’s Isabella with her dad in a fancy house where they are one of the only black families in the neighborhood. The next week she’s Izzy with her mom in a small, not-so-fancy house. Isabella has always felt pulled between two worlds, and when her parents get in their biggest fight ever, Isabella doesn’t just feel divided, she feels ripped in two. It seems like nothing can bring Isabella’s family together again --- until the worst happens. Isabella and Darren are stopped by the police. A cell phone is mistaken for a gun. And shots are fired.

Hardcover: September 18, 2018

When June's parents discover what they deem an inappropriate library book, they take strict parenting to a whole new level. Librarian Ms. Bradshaw is suspended, an author appearance is canceled, the library is gutted and all books on the premises must have administrative approval. But June realizes she doesn't have to give up books when she spies a Little Free Library. Soon June starts a banned book library in a locker at school. The risks grow alongside her library's popularity, and a movement begins. If it's powerful enough, maybe it can save Ms. Bradshaw and the freedom to read.