For many, May is a period of renewal and taking things slowly—when it isn’t quite summer yet, but you’re feeling the warmth of spring. The books below will keep readers occupied, entertained, and learning throughout the month and into the summertime. As always, please leave us comments or reviews of this month’s books; we love to hear from readers, and our authors do too!
With the emergence of COVID-19 in 2020, healthcare has become one of the most salient issues in our country—both for everyday people and policymakers. And with that, questions continue to arise about how to navigate US healthcare and insurance plans. In his new book The Healthcare Labyrinth: A Guide to Navigating Health Plans and Fixing American Health Insurance, health plan expert Marc S. Ryan outlines how to navigate this complicated system and offers pathways to reform for our seemingly broken healthcare system.
Healthcare continues to play an important role in the Amplify Publishing releases, as seen in Cutthroat: A Surgeon’s Fight against Big Government, Corrupt Businessmen, and a Broken Healthcare System by Dr. Steven J. Cyr. Available May 24, this book shares a surgeon’s perspective on the healthcare industry and how he must fight for his patients and his practice within a corrupt system.
This month’s new Amplify releases also include two stunning examinations of how individuals can succeed, despite hardships in their lives and work: The Waymakers: Clearing the Path to Workplace Equity with Competence and Confidence and Why I Find You Irritating: Navigating Generational Friction at Work. The Waymakers, written by leading equity strategist Tara Jaye Frank, looks at what really drives workplace equity and inclusion, including how historically excluded professionals have been helped by others and how future leaders can do the same for those who come after them. Why I Find You Irritating helps readers navigate challenging relationships at work, especially those with generational gaps, using advice from organizational behavior expert Chris De Santis.
Our newest titles from Mascot Books include everything from memoirs to wellness guides to conspiracy thrillers. Spring is a good time to refresh and improve your life—whether that’s through practical advice and storytelling or by finding joy and adventure in the form of a historical mystery.
As spring turns into summer, this month’s Mascot Kids books feature a plethora of adorable animals. Plus, these new releases help young readers learn to take care of their possessions, stay positive, love their families, and enjoy the unique aspects of different cultures. In case you missed it, be sure to read last week’s feature on The Indian Dance Show, then take the time to check out the other incredible new additions to our bookstore. Sleepyheads by Selin Istanbullouglu – The Bear and the Hug by Melissa Cannioto – Shoes Have Feelings Too by Bee Daniel – Adventure Cat Meets the Flying Monkeys by Vicki Gasperini
The Adventures of Humfrey the Hummingbird by Betty Holland – The View From Above by Amy Humann – Are You A Pineapple by Kathryn A. Zolman – The Indian Dance Show by Radhika Sen
Snoodles, Kidoodles, Poodles and Lots and Lots of Noodles by Steven Joseph – Yet by Gina Giordano – The Warrenville Nine by Matt Harris – Suzie and the Icky, Yucky, Smelly Quest for a Kitten by Jacqui Maxwell