Our new title offerings for March are a fascinating combination of stories about people on the margins struggling to survive and new stories about some well-loved characters that you may remember. There’s also a beautiful travel book about exploring and eating in the lesser-known parts of Italy. You’ll find them all in our catalog and at a neighborhood library near you!
Young Children (Up to 2nd Grade)
The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzier
Fox and Chick are back and are heading off on three new adventures involving a boat ride, a mysterious box, and an early morning trip to see the sunrise. Despite the antics ensuing from their opposite personalities, the contradictory duo always manages to find a happy center. This is a sequel to the 2019 Geisel Honor Book, The Party and Other Stories.
Older Children (3rd Grade to 6th Grade)
Power Up written by Seth Fishman, illustrated by Isabel Greenberg
This informational picture book takes a look at energy in the human body. Learn how we produce, expend, and recharge our energy through daily activities like exercising, eating, and sleeping. This book has an upbeat message about how special our bodies are. Not too technical for younger readers, this will be an enjoyable read for the whole family.
Internment by Samira Ahmed
Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp's Director and his guards.
A People's History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian
Welcome to Heaven, a thirty-year-old slum hidden between brand-new high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore, one of India's fastest-growing cities. In Heaven, you will come to know a community of people living hand-to-mouth and constantly struggling against the city government who wants to bulldoze their homes and build yet more glass high-rises. These families, men and women, young and old, gladly support one another, sharing whatever they can. This is a story about geography, history, and strength, about love and friendship, about fighting for the people and places we love—even if no one else knows they exist.
Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement by Jessie Morgan-Owens
In 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams's family won its freedom after decades of fighting, and Mary's photograph was used by abolitionists to promote their movement; she was a slave girl who looked "white," which brought out particular sympathies in many observers. Morgan-Owens, dean of studies at Bard Early College in New Orleans, resurrects Mary's story and reveals the racial politics that underlay abolitionism.
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy by Frances Mayes
Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses each region, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine.
Adult DVD and Blu-ray
Creed II starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Dolph Lundgren | directed by Steven Caple, Jr. (release date March 5, 2019)
In this sequel to Creed, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is the newly crowned light heavyweight champion, mentored by the famous Rocky (Sylvester Stallone). Adonis is baited into agreeing to a title fight against Viktor Drago, an opponent with ties to his family's past. Creed's struggles don't end in the ring as he faces an upcoming fight that he may not win. He is haunted by the past of his father's death and an old enemy. His family needs him. He wants to have a future in the ring but with the odds stacked against him, does he have a chance? A rousing tale about fathers and sons, guilt and redemption, loneliness and family.