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      To the Moon!: The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship

      by Jeffrey Kluger

      May 2018

      Nonfiction Middle

      What's more exciting than spaceships and astronauts? How about a spaceship carrying the first astronauts ever to see the moon first hand—on Christmas! Epilogue. Glossary. Author’s note. Index. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs.

      Beep: Inside the Unseen World of Baseball for the Blind

      by David Wanczyk

      May 2018

      Sports High

      With balls tricked out to beep three times per second like a troubling EKG and with bases that buzz, beep baseball is both innovative and intensely competitive. List of Beep Baseball World Series champions. Index. Black-and-white photo insert.

      Champion: The Comeback Tale of the American Chestnut Tree

      by Sally M. Walker

      May 2018

      Nonfiction Middle Plus

      Here is the compelling story of the near-extinction and dramatic recovery of the iconic American chestnut tree. Author’s note. Note on scientific classification of chestnut trees. Appendices. Source notes. Glossary. Select bibliography. Index. Full-color photo insert. Black-and white photographs, illustrations, and maps.

      Speak No Evil

      by Uzodinma Iweala

      May 2018

      Adult Crossover High Plus

      On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. ButNiru has a painful secret: he is queer—an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents.

      The Shape of Water

      by Guillermo del Toro

      May 2018

      Adult Crossover Thrillers Plus

      A romance unfolds between an amphibious man captured in the Amazon and a mute janitor on staff at the Baltimore research center where he resides. Black-and-white illustrations.

      Blood of a Thousand Stars

      by Rhoda Belleza

      May 2018

      Current Trends High Plus

      War tears the galaxy apart, power tests the limits of family, and violence gives way to freedom in this exhilarating sequel to Empress of a Thousand Skies. List of major characters. List of relevant planets. Black-and-white map.

      The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to be American

      by Laura Wides-Muñoz

      May 2018

      Adult Crossover Nonfiction Plus

      An in-depth look at the lives of five young undocumented activists who are transforming society's attitudes about immigration. Cast of characters. Author’s note. Note on language. Source notes. Index. Black-and-white photographs.

      Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners

      by Naomi Shihab Nye

      May 2018

      Nonfiction High Plus

      A collection of almost one hundred original poems writtenin honor of artists, writers, poets, historical figures, ordinary people, and diverse luminaries from past and present. Introduction. Biographical notes. Index of first lines. Black-and-white illustrations.

      American Panda

      by Gloria Chao

      May 2018

      City High School

      Mei, an MIT freshman, is on track to fulfill her parents' dreams for her to become a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer—except for her germophobia and crush on a boy who is decidedly not Taiwanese. Note about Mandarin words. Author’s note.

      The Triumphant Tale of the House Sparrow

      by Jan Thornhill

      May 2018

      Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      Behold the most despised bird in human history! Map. Life cycle of the house sparrow. Glossary. List of other animals that have adapted to humans. Resources. Selected references. Full-color illustrations were created digitally.

      Marie Curie

      by Demi

      May 2018

      Science Nonfiction Elementary Plus

      In a time when few women attended college, Marie Curie earned degrees in physics and mathematics; discovered the elements radium and polonium; and invented the word radioactive. She also became one of the greatest scientists who ever lived. Time line. Glossary. Further reading. Full-color watercolor and mixed-media illustrations.

      Brave Jane Austen: Reader, Writer, Author, Rebel

      by Lisa Pliscou

      May 2018

      Biography Elementary Plus

      This is the story of the groundbreaking female novelist Jane Austen,one of the most important and influential writers of all time. Further information about Jane Austen. Quotes from Jane Austen and quotes about Jane Austen. Further resources. Sources. Full-color illustrations done in gouache, ink, acrylic, and pencil.
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