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Here are some of the new books coming to the Library for adults, teens, and children—from novels and history to an uplifting anthem and picture book for children as well as novels for Hispanic Heritage Month.


September 7, 2021

Beautiful World, Where Are You?  (adult)

by Sally Rooney

Starred by Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly, this is the newest book from a critically acclaimed novelist. It explores romance and breakups between two couples looking for their place in the world.


September 14, 2021

Harlem Shuffle (adult)

by Colson Whitehead   

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Whitehead returns with a shimmering novel of Harlem in the 1960s, following the travails of a furniture salesman who gets involved with a hotel heist gone awry.


September 14, 2021

Travels With George: In Search of George and His Legacy (adult)

by Nathaniel Philbrick

Starred by Booklist, this history and personal reflection follows the bestselling author as he retraces our first president’s journeys throughout the original thirteen colonies.  


September 14, 2021

When We Say Black Lives Matter (children’s)

by Maxine Beneba Clark

Starred by Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal, this is a celebration of what it means to say that Black Lives Matter, created lovingly by an award-winning author-illustrator.

September 21, 2021

Change Sings (children’s)

by Amanda Gorman and illustrated by Loren Long

Starred by Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, this picture book by the youngest inaugural poet embraces the power of possibility, encouraging all of us to see our potential to make change.


September 21, 2021

Kaleidoscope (YA/children’s)

by Brian Selznick  

The award-winning creator’s new set of connected stories explore loss, discovery, love, and grief. Divided into three sections – morning, afternoon, and evening – the stories revolve around a relationship that persists across time.


September 21, 2021

Room to Dream (children’s)

by Kelly Yang

Starred by Booklist and Kirkus, this new adventure from the New York Times bestselling author features protagonist Mia of the Front Desk series going on a trip to China to visit her extended family.


October 5, 2021

Black Birds in the Sky: The Story and Legacy of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre (children’s)

by Brandy Colbert

Starred by Booklist and Kirkus, this history from an award-winning author seeks to help us understand the Tulsa Race Massacre, a century after it devastated the Black Wall Street neighborhood in Oklahoma.


October 5, 2021

Bluebird (young adult)

by Sharon Cameron

Starred by School Library Journal, this historical novel follows the journey of a woman from Berlin to New York City, where she tries to prevent the U.S. and the Soviet Union from getting a Nazi secret project.


October 5, 2021

The Book of Magic (adult)

by Alice Hoffman

The critically acclaimed novelist concludes her Practical Magic series with a final tale about the Owens family and the lengths they will go for those they love and want to save.


Books for Hispanic Heritage Month


September 7, 2021

The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina (adult)

by Zoraida Cordova

This lush novel, the adult debut of the acclaimed author, follows a family as they attempt to understand the meaning of their inheritance by taking a trip to Ecuador, where their matriarch hid her secrets.


October 12, 2021

Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World   (YA)

by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

This is the follow-up to the beloved novel Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe; in this sequel, two teens who fell in love must learn to navigate their relationship in a difficult world. Sáenz was the first Hispanic winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award.