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2018 Fall Titles

This is a listing of JLG titles for Fall 2018: September 2018 through February 2019. This list is subject to change.

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      Soñadores (Dreamers)

      by Yuyi Morales

      Feb 2019

      Primary Spanish

      After they leave Mexico for the United States, a migrante mother and her infant son feel lost in their new country—until they find a haven inimaginable: the library. Based on Yuyi Morales’s real-life journey.

      History vs. Women: The Defiant Lives That They Don't Want You to Know

      by Anita Sarkeesian

      Feb 2019

      History High

      Covering world figures such as Margaret Thatcher and activists such as Fatima Al-Fihri and Lucy Hicks Anderson, this volume presents twenty-five under-recognized but unforgettable women in history. Afterword. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

      The Lotterys More or Less

      by Emma Donaghue

      Feb 2019

      Intermediate Readers Plus

      Sumac Lottery is the keeper of her family's traditions -- from Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumac's on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration gets forgotten. But this winter all Sumac's seasonal plans go awry when a Brazilian visitor overstays his welcome. A terrible ice storm grounds all flights, so one of her dads and her favorite brother can't make it home from India. And then the power starts going out across the city...
      Can Sumac hang on to the spirit of the season, even if nothing is going like a Lottery holiday should?
      Black-and-white illustrations.

      Dragon Pearl

      by Yoon Ha Lee

      Feb 2019

      Fantasy/Science Fiction Middle Plus

      Fox-spirit Min runs away to find her missing brother, who is supposedly after the Dragon Pearl. Traveling between planets, she meets pirates, vengeful ghosts, and spirits from Korean mythology.


      by Stephen Wallenfels

      Feb 2019

      Mystery High Plus

      Twin brothers Ty and Cory are on the run but stop to help a kidnapped woman trapped in a car. Soon they are pulled into a deadly manhunt––with eerie connections to their troubled past.

      Wicked Nix

      by Lena Coakley

      Feb 2019

      Independent Readers Plus

      Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy—humans.
      When a determined invader trespasses on his territory, Nix’s skills are put to the test as he invents several wicked tricks to chase the sorry fellow away. But when his efforts don’t go quite according to plan, it becomes clear that this intruder—and this sprite—may not be at all what they seem.
      This gorgeous new fairytale by acclaimed author Lena Coakley, with illustrations by rising illustration star Jaime Zollars, explores the timeless bonds of family and the joy of finding home in unexpected places.
      Black-and-white illustrations.

      Roar! 100 Facts About African Animals

      by Stephanie Warren Drimmer

      Feb 2019

      Easy Reading

      Index. Full-color photographs.

      Little Brown

      by Marla Frazee

      Feb 2019

      Primary Plus

      Little Brown is one cranky canine because no one ever plays with him at the animal shelter. Or maybe no one ever plays with him because he is cranky. Either way, Little Brown decides today is the day to take action, so he takes all of the toys and sticks and blankets from all of the dogs at the shelter and won’t give them back. But what will happen now?
      Full-color illustrations were rendered in black Prismacolor pencil and gouache.


      by Raúl Colón

      Feb 2019

      Arts Elementary Plus

      After passing a city museum many times, a boy finally decides to go in. He passes wall after wall of artwork until he sees a painting that makes him stop and ponder. Before long the painting comes to life and an afternoon of adventure and discovery unfolds, changing how he sees the world ever after.
      Author’s note. Full-color illustrations rendered in watercolors, Prismacolor pencils, and lithograph pencils.

      Girls on the Line

      by Jennie Liu

      Feb 2019

      Mature Young Adults Plus

      Luli and Yun grew up together in a Chinese orphanage. But their new lives as factory workers strain their friendship, especially when Yun becomes pregnant by a "bride kidnapper." Author’s note. Discussion questions.


      by Adam P. Schmitt

      Feb 2019

      Realistic Fiction Middle Plus

      Thirteen-year-old Jimmy has been asked to give the eulogy at his cousin Patrick’s funeral. The only problem? He can’t think of anything nice to say.

      I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

      by Daisy Hirst

      Feb 2019

      Kindergarten Plus

      Natalie and Alphonse REALLY like books. Picture books with Dad, scary stories with Mom, and especially stories they remember or make up themselves. So when it’s time for Natalie to learn to read, she thinks it will be exciting — she can have all the stories in the world now, and even read them to Alphonse. But when Natalie gets her first reading book, the letters look like squiggles and it isn’t even a good story; it’s just about a cat that can sit. “I do not like books anymore!” Natalie declares. But she still wants to make up stories. With Alphonse’s help, can she find a way to turn a love of telling stories into a love of reading stories? With her one-of-a-kind voice and wonderfully droll artwork, Daisy Hirst captures the familiar frustration of struggling to learn something new — and the particular pride that comes when you finally succeed.
      Full-color screen-printed illustrations.
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