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Shelf Space: What's New at the Harvard Public Library, 3/26/21

New for Children

The Fowl Twins: Deny All Charges
by Eoin Colfer

Taking the Fowl jet without permission before it mysteriously explodes over Florida, the Fowl twins are placed under house arrest until Myles’ questions about what really happened lead to an astonishing abduction.

Trouble at Table 5:I Can’t Feel My Feet
by Tom Watson

The weather outside is frightful! The temperature is dropping fast, and Rosie, Molly, and Simon are determined to come up with a way to keep their feet from freezing on their walk to school.

Up Up Up Down
by Kimberly Gee

Illustrations and easy-to-read text follow a baby and father through a day filled with ups and downs, ons and offs, and plenty of fun.

New for Teens

The Dark Matter of Mona Starr
byby Laura Lee Gulledge

Sometimes, the world is too much for Mona Starr. She’s sweet, geeky, and creative, but it’s hard for her to make friends and connect with other people. In the hands of graphic novelist Laura Lee Gulledge, Mona’s struggle takes on a vivid, concrete form. “The Dark Matter of Mona Starr” is a story that takes the inner life of a teenager seriously and gives readers a new way to look at the universal quest for meaning and connection.

A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel
byby Sabaa Tahir

Elias, Helene, and Tavi are Fivers, in training to become elite military recruits for the Martial Empire at Blackcliff Academy. When they’re sent on a dangerous mission to steal a heavily guarded poison on Isle South, they find themselves up against surprising enemies. As the true horror of their assignment is revealed, these three will confront the harrowing realities of Martial rule, their place in the system, and the choices they must make to survive. .

New for Adults

Send for Me
by Lauren Fox

Annelise is a dreamer, imagining her future while working at her parents’ bakery in Feldenheim, Germany. There are rumors that anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise, but Annelise and her parents can’t quite believe that it will affect them; they’re hardly religious at all. But as Annelise falls in love, marries, and gives birth to her daughter, the dangers grow much closer. Luckily, Annelise and her husband are given the chance to leave for America, but they must go without her parents, whose future and safety are uncertain.

Two generations later, in a small Wisconsin city, Annelise’s granddaughter, Clare, stumbles upon a trove of her grandmother’s letters from Germany and sees the history of her family’s sacrifices in a new light. “Send for Me” is a major departure for author Lauren Fox, an intimate exploration of mothers and daughters, duty and obligation, hope and forgiveness.

The Mission
by David W. Brown

When scientists discovered the first ocean beyond Earth, they had two big questions: “Is it habitable?” and “How do we get there?” To answer the first, they had to solve the second, and so began a 20-year odyssey to mount a mission to Europa, the ocean moon of Jupiter. Standing in their way: NASA, the White House, Congress, and rivals in academia.

"The Mission" is a Homeric, never-before-told story of modern space exploration, and a magnificent portrait of the inner lives of scientists who study the solar system’s mysterious outer planets. Author David W. Brown chronicles the saga of how Europa was won, and what it takes to get things done—both down here and up there.

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