May is a Blockbuster Month for New Releases
Explore our new book titles—from a Royal Guard romcom, to the search for a new home and the quest for identity.
Author Megan Clawson lives at the Tower of London (her dad is a Beefeater) so she’s able to infuse her charming romcom "Falling Hard for the Royal Guard" full of history and behind-the-scenes information. Through four generations, a family moves from India to Kenya, to Uganda and to Canada while exploring family, citizenship and the search for peace and security in "A History of Burning" by Janika Oza.
Explore the policies and desires that shape parking in America, as well as their unintended consequences and solutions in "Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World" by Henry Grabar. Geena Rocero’s empowering memoir, "Horse Barbie," tells how she was a prominent pageant queen in the Philippines popular trans beauty pageants, but moving to America meant being able to legally change her name and gender, but hiding her trans identity.
Middle grade readers will root for a team of undocumented high school students competing (and winning) in a robotics competition against teams from elite engineering universities in "Spare Parts: The True Story of Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and an Impossible Dream" by Joshua Davis, adapted for young readers by Reyna Grande.
Teens will swoon for Rebekah Weatherspoon’s "Her Good Side," a heart-melting fun story about two friends who fake-date to gain relationship experience and change their romantic reputations, only to develop feelings for each other.
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