How to Fold a Taco by Naibe Reynoso; illustrated by Ana Varela
How to Fold a Taco = Como doblar un taco by Naibe Reynoso; Ana Varela (Illustrator)
Call Number: Easy REY (Easy fiction)
Publication Date: 2020-12-02
A bilingual children's book that uses fantastical elements such as wrestlers, dragons, magicians, and dinosaurs to explore creative ways to fold the popular Mexican dish.
Steadfast : Frances Perkins, Champioon of Workers' Rights by Jennifer J. Merz
The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete in New York by Serena Minott and Asha Gore; illustrated by Caroline Buzio
The Big Adventures of Little Tree by Jadja Springer; illustrated by Tilia Rand-Bell
The Rumble Hunters by Courtney Dunlap
The Lost Coven by Bekah Harris
The Benevolent Lords of Sometimes Island by Scott Semegran
Steadfast : Frances Perkins, champion of workers' rights by Jennifer J. Merz
Call Number: Easy B PER (Easy biography)
Publication Date: 2020-09-01
Frances Perkins gasped in disbelief when she visited a factory and saw the horrific conditions that workers endured. Moved by the injustice, she felt compelled to help, setting her on a path of social work. But, when Frances witnessed New York City's terrifying Triangle Factory fire in 1911, her desire to assist the American worker transformed into a lifelong mission. Determined to fix the problems that led to the tragedy, Frances worked to change a catastrophically broken system at a time when women were discouraged from speaking up, let alone having careers. She saw the potential for radical workplace reform, if she could persuade her male colleagues to listen to her. Rather than shrink from challenges, she followed her beloved grandmother's advice to embrace life's opportunities and walk through open doors. In truth, Frances kicked them open along the way. With courage and integrity, she became the first woman ever to serve in a U.S. Presidential Cabinet, creating an enduring legacy. As Secretary of Labor, she was the force behind the New Deal and Social Security, vast programs that protect American workers to this day, including a minimum wage, a forty-hour workweek, and an end to child labor. This is the inspiring story of a heroic trailblazer. She's the most important woman you likely haven't heard of - yet.
The Big Adventures of a Little Tree: Tree Finds Friendship by Nadja Springer (Original Author)
Call Number: Easy SPR (Easy fiction)
Publication Date: 2020-12-15
Tree has all that he needs, a beautiful home and a loving family, still Tree yearns to wander-- and to explore the world.
The Rumble Hunters by Courtney Dunlap; illustrated by Nazar Horokhivskyi
Call Number: Easy DUN (Easy fiction)
Publication Date: 2020
For the courageous Rumble Hunters, the things that go bump in the night don't stand a chance! When James, their fearless leader, hears a curious rumble in the middle of the night, he embarks upon a late-night mission to "hunt that sound". Along the way, he gathers a heroic band to aid in his quest. It's hard to know who or what will be found, but one thing is for sure--- there's fun to be had on this rip-roaring adventure.
The Lost Coven (Lost Cove darklings #1) by Bekah Harris
Call Number: YA F HAR-B (Young adult fiction)
Publication Date: 2020-11-06
Felicity Hawthorne has never been superstitious. Coming from a long line of Appalachian healers, she's helped Nan cast grounding spells and left gifts of candy and moonshine for the fair folk, but was any of it real? Not likely. But when Felicity spots a mysterious boy at school that no one else can see, she begins to question the true origins of her family's beliefs, as well as her place within it. Could magic really exist? Were all of Nan's stories true? Were her parents really who they seemed to be? Desperate for answers, Felicity follows the boy deep into the forest to discover a secret world lost to time itself. Too late, Felicity realizes the truth has consequences, that her search may come with a price she is unwilling to pay. Lured into a deadly world where blood is more valuable than precious stones, Felicity must call upon the hidden magic inside her if she has any hope of surviving in this dangerous new realm where the supernatural reigns.