November Releases

Posted on 7 November 2015 Saturday


For the Record by Charlotte Huang; Delacorte Press
As the new lead singer of the band Melbourne, Chelsea has only the summer tour to make the band–and their fans–love her, or it is back to boring high school. (ages 12 and up)

Seeing Off the Johns by Rene Perez; Cinco Puntos
For Concepcion “Chon” Gonzales, the year that high school athletic stars John Robison and John Mijias left for college and never made it was the beginning of a new life in his small town and the first time he understood about love. (ages 12 and up)

See No Color by Shannon Gibney; Carolrhoda Labs
Alex has always identified herself as a baseball player, the daughter of a winning coach, but when she realizes that is not enough she begins to come to terms with her adoption and her race. (ages 12 and up)

The Middle School Rules of Charles “Peanut” Tillman by Sean Jensen and Max Smith; Broadstreet Publishing 
A collection of stories from the childhood of Charles “Peanut” Tillman, who would grow up to play as a cornerback for the Chicago Bears and have his off-field work recognized with the 2013 NFL Man of the Year award. (ages 8-12)

In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse by Joseph Marshall and Jim Yellowhawk; Amulet Books
Teased for his fair coloring, eleven-year-old Jimmy McClean travels with his maternal grandfather, Nyles High Eagle, to learn about his Lakota heritage while visiting places significant in the life of Crazy Horse, the nineteenth-century Lakota leader and warrior, in a tale that weaves the past with the present. Includes historical note and glossary. (ages 10-14)

This Way Home by Wes Moore and Shawn Goodman; Delacorte
Elijah, seventeen, has always been sure of just one thing–basketball–and believes it will be his way out of West Baltimore, but when gang violence knocks him down, helping a veteran repair his rickety home helps Elijah see what really matters. (ages 12 and up)

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