|Midnight at the Electric, Jodi Lynn Anderson
Adri’s, Catherine’s, and Lenore’s lives are intertwined but not in the way that one would think. Adri lives in 2065 Kansas, Catherine lives in 1930s Kansas, and Lenore lives in England in 1919. As Adri is preparing to go to Mars, she stays with her cousin in Kansas, where the training takes place. Upon settling in, she comes across letters written from Lenore to Beth. Through journals and, later, letters, Catherine narrates her own story of being in Kansas during the Dust Bowl.
|Lucky in Love, Kasie West
Maddie is a hard working high school senior, waiting to hear from the colleges she applied to, when on a whim she buys a lottery ticket and wins; suddenly she is the center of everybody’s attention, including her struggling family, and not necessarily in a good way–only Seth Nguyen, her charming coworker at the local zoo, seems oblivious to her luck, and Maddie is not sure whether telling him will change their developing relationship.
|Here Lies Daniel Tate, Cristin Terrill
A young runaway is welcomed into the arms of an affluent family after he takes on the identity of the family’s missing son, Daniel, only to slowly realize that the family knows more about Daniel’s disappearance than they are letting on.
|It All Comes Down to This, Karen English
In the summer of 1965, Sophie’s family becomes the first African Americans to move into their upper middle-class neighborhood in Los Angeles. When riots erupt in nearby Watts, she learns that life and her own place in it are a lot more complicated than they had seemed.
|The Song from Somewhere Else, A. F. Harrold
Frank doesn’t know how to feel when class misfit, Nick Underbridge, rescues her from bullies one afternoon. Drawn to Nick’s house by strange music, she discovers Nick has incredible secrets that bring danger, and she decides to help him as he helped her.
|A Dash of Dragon, Heidi Lang
Lailu Loganberry is an expert at hunting dangerous beasts and she’s even better at cooking her specialty… monster cuisine. This thirteen-year-old master chef has a lot to prove as she tries to run a five-star restaurant, cook the perfect dragon cuisine, repay a greedy loan shark, and outsmart the Elven mafia!
|Portage: A Family, A Canoe, and the Search for the Good Life, Sue Leaf
When as a child she first saw a canoe gliding on Lake Alexander in central Minnesota, Sue Leaf was mesmerized. The enchantment stayed with her and shimmers throughout this book as we join Leaf and her family in canoeing the waterways of North America, always on the lookout for the good life amid the splendors and surprises of the natural world.
|One Nation under Baseball: How the 1960s Collided with the National Pastime, John Florio
This book highlights the intersection between American society and America’s pastime during the 1960s, when the hallmarks of the sport–fairness, competition, and mythology–came under scrutiny.
|Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You, Jon Katz
We seem to need animals in our disconnected lives more and more, yet we understand them less and less. Jon Katz draws from his experience to offer us a deeper insight into animals and the tools needed for effectively communicating with them. By better understanding animal instincts, recognizing they are not mere reflections of our own human emotions and neuroses, we can help them live happily in our shared world.