New Books to Inspire Your Reading During Pumpkin Spice Season
School is in session and pumpkin spice season has started, even if it is still pool weather! We have great books for you to curl up with while waiting for the temperatures to drop.
Housekeeper Eliza Touchet finds herself captivated by the trial of an Australian butcher claiming to be a long-lost aristocrat while dealing with changes in her employer’s house (who is also her cousin.) The trial and most of the characters are real in Zadie Smith’s latest, "The Fraud."
Ovidia Yu’s seventh Crown Colony mystery, "The Yellow Rambutan Tree Mystery" sees the return of the British to Singapore after WWII. Su Chin is trying to figure out where she fits after the upheaval of the war years, but first she must discover who murdered her uncle’s associate at their family compound.
A League of Their Own is the highest-grossing baseball movie of all time. Go behind the scenes in the making of the instant classic with "No Crying in Baseball" by Erin Carlson.
From warfare to agriculture, myth to climate change, Stephen Moss highlights how birds have impacted human life and shaped history in "Ten Birds that Changed the World."
Told in the voices of seven students from different backgrounds, the middle grade verse-novel "Mascot" by Charles Waters and Traci Sorrell explores issues raised with a group's writing assignment on the pros and cons of Indigenous peoples as mascots.
In 1969, American Indian activists occupied Alcatraz Island for nineteen months, highlighting the myriad of issues facing Native Americans as well as the legacy of discriminatory Indian policy and sparked meaningful change. Teen readers can learn all about this pivotal moment in "Of All Tribes: American Indians and Alcatraz" by Joseph Bruchac.
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Extend your Labor Day celebrations with these books looking at the ongoing struggles for workers' rights:
Fall in love this school year!