Book images: Listening, Any Way the Wind Blows, The Turnout

                                         Spotlight on New Books for July/August 

Check out the library’s newest arrivals for adults, teens, and children. Enjoy critically acclaimed selections such as historical nonfiction, a YA novel about an apocalypse, and a picture book about listening. 

July 6, 2021
Any Way the Wind Blows (YA)  
by Rainbow Rowell      Book eBook

Bestselling author Rowell concludes her Simon Snow trilogy with a return to England for the characters, who must decide what comes next. 

July 6, 2021
This Is Your Mind on Plants (adult)
by Michael Pollan  

In this book of participatory journalism starred by Kirkus and BookPage, bestselling author Pollan explores and questions the world of three mind-altering drugs: caffeine, mescaline, and opium. 

July 13, 2021
Carry On (adult)
by John Lewis
 and Kabir Sehgal   Book  eBook 
This collection of wisdom from the late Congressman John Lewis offers his thoughts and reflections on experiences from his legendary life as a civil rights icon. 

July 13, 2021
Listen (children) 
by Gabi Snyder and illustrated by Stephanie Graegin

Starred by Kirkus, this picture book invites children to focus mindfully on the sounds they hear during their everyday routines. 

July 27, 2021
World in Between: Based on A True Refugee Story (children) 
by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro 

This is the riveting account of a Muslim boy’s journey from Bosnia to the United States – and everything he feels and learns along the way.

July 27, 2021
Walls (YA)
by L.M. Elliott

Starred by Kirkus, this historical novel explores the friendship between two teens who are cousins on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall. 

August 3, 2021
All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler (adult) 
by Rebecca Donner   

Mildred Harnack’s great-great niece shares the story of Harnack’s incredible leadership in the resistance to the Nazis in this biography starred by Publishers Weekly.

August 3, 2021
Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood (children) 
by Kwame Mbalia 

Editor Kwame Mbalia, author of bestselling middle-grade novels, compiles stories that celebrate all of the joys of black boyhood in prose, poems, and comics. Booklist and Kirkus both starred this collection. 

August 3, 2021
The Turnout (adult)
by Megan Abbott 

Bestselling author Abbott probes the inner workings of a family-run ballet studio just as an accident threatens its production of The Nutcracker in this novel featured on many lists of the most-anticipated books of 2021. 

August 17, 2021
Cazadora (YA)
by Romina Garber 

Starred by Kirkus, and on Book Riot’s list of Must-Read 2021 YA Fantasy as well as Hip Latina’s list of Must-Read Books by Latinx Authors Out in 2021, this fantasy sequel to Lobizona is a world drawn from Argentine folklore.