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New Releases for March

Happy March! With over forty new titles releasing this month, we know there’s something you’ll love. Perhaps you’re looking for an inspirational sports memoir, a new fiction title to sink your teeth into, or even an adorable new tale for the kids.

Check out our full list of titles releasing this month below!


March’s Featured Title


Line Change

By Matt Brown with Todd Civin

Matt Brown was flying across the ice, just as his coach wanted. He gained speed as he chased the puck toward his defensive zone. The entire bench had their eyes trained on him, knowing something big was about to happen. And something big did happen–this play was life-changing, in the most unexpected, catastrophic way possible.

Just as the puck settled between Matt’s skates, he was bumped from behind by an opposing player and crashed headfirst into the unforgiving boards. As he struggled to move his arms and legs, an ominously painful silence fell over the arena. In a split second, star hockey player Matt Brown was suddenly paralyzed from the neck down.

An inspiring true story of die-hard resilience in the face of adversity, Line Change is Matt’s unbelievable, first-hand account of what it means to square off with life’s setbacks. Despite facing tremendous personal and physical challenges, Matt never let his confidence waver, his drive falter, or his goals diminish. And though he may still be paralyzed, he works on his strength every day–and will continue to do so until he gains full mobility once more.

In this searing, candid, and ultimately inspiring memoir that is interlaced with influential voices from those closest to him during his recovery and beyond, Matt lays his journey bare. From the struggles to the triumphs and everything in between, Matt reflects on how his “Never Quit” attitude allowed him to graduate from college, become a well-respected motivational speaker honored by the Boston Bruins, and be an inspiration to those of all ages. Line Change isn’t a story of tragedy, but a story of hope, courage, and what it means to live a full and rewarding life.


Fiction


Go Down the Mountain

By Meredith Battle

Bee Livingston is a nervy, teenage beauty whose beloved father’s sudden death in a snake charming accident has left her alone with her abusive mother. Her one salvation is Miles, the big-city photographer who promises escape and a life full of the adventure she craves. But when Bee is caught in a dangerous cat-and-mouse game with a government man who takes her family’s land and won’t stop until he claims her too, it may be Torch, the boy she grew up with on the mountain, who becomes the man she needs.

Based on the true story of the hundreds of families who were forced from their Blue Ridge Mountain homes to make way for Shenandoah National Park in the 1930s, Go Down the Mountain is a tale of dispossession, coming of age, and love.


Jesus’s Brother James

By Tim Reinhardt

Life can be challenging and overwhelming. After finding his wife in bed with another man, Mike meets the mysterious Father Coady, who promptly shoots him in the head (accidentally). When Mike wakes up in the hospital, he’s introduced to Jesus’s little-known brother, James, who is a poor stand-in for the Divine. Meanwhile, Amber—a work-obsessed businesswoman—also encounters the mysterious Father Coady and begins to fall in love with him, to the chagrin of her ever-urbane boyfriend, Paul. Fate seems to pull these four people together through their hilarious struggles to find meaning in a chaotic world.


Team Thirteen

By NN Cole

They are a new species, and they will do whatever it takes to save their home.

A year ago, the United States was lost to the terrorist organization called the Black Sun. In a last-ditch effort to fight back, the country created a serum that turns teenagers into soldiers with unique animalistic abilities: the hybrid serum. Eager to strike back against the Black Sun for all that they have done, Layla is thrilled when her school is selected to be given the hybrid serum, and soon finds herself a member of Team Thirteen, one of the most skilled teams of hybrids there is. Thrust into the war, Layla has her chance for revenge, but must also contend with a greater foe— the one within herself.


The Secret War of Coexistence: Prodigal

By Ashley Harrison

With a bloodstained past full of mistakes and a dimly lit future, Skyelar stands at a crossroads in his life. Will he continue to live in the past and be haunted by his regret, or will he return home and accept responsibility for his actions? And then there’s Nalani, a human girl Skyelar meets who weighs heavily on his mind, despite his efforts not to. What’s her secret, and why does she leave him feeling like she’s more than what she seems?


Wafting Embers of a Dying Fire

By Maks Everly

Taking care of her grandma is a heavy burden for teenage Gal and her grandfather. Meemaw is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, and Gal is desperate to escape reality and help Pop do the same. To keep their spirits up, Gal creates a story about their lives in the Old West. As she spins her tale, they get lost in the story, and reality and fantasy blur together. Gal learns the importance of humor and laughter in the dark places of adulthood as she realizes that to laugh is to live.


Memoirs and Biographies


Authenticity in America: A Memoir of Rebellion and Dual Identities

By Shahira Niggin Quadrat

Raised amidst two cultures, Afghan-American and proud Muslim woman Shahira N. Qudrat found herself at odds with her own identity. Nestled between two flags, Shahira struggled to find a balance between her strong Afghan community and the new American way of life. She relives her family upheavals, failed relationships, and spiritual searchings to trace how she came to find her own genius in the space she calls “the authenticity zone.”

In this searing collection of memories, Shahira confronts the intersection of difficult subjects such as immigration, feminism, religion, discrimination, harassment, and living as a Muslim woman in America post 9/11 through powerful and poignant stories of seeking and living her authentic self in everyday moments.


Self-Help


A Generative Call to African American Males

By Tom Alexander

Young African American men face a future that is full of both opportunities and challenges. Studies like those featured in America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline find that, for minority youth, there are numerous risks and disadvantages that hinder successful transition to adulthood.

A Generative Call to African American Males challenges those who have already navigated their way through the difficult road of life to help guide the next generation. Together we can make a difference in the lives of African American youth by helping them overcome obstacles that accompany coming of age as an African American male in the 21st century.


Current Affairs


Independent Queers

By Dr. Philip McAdoo

As an educator, activist, and former Broadway actor, Dr. Philip McAdoo has spent his life fighting for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth, families, and educators. Working to combat discrimination in personal spaces, professional places, and public platforms, Dr. McAdoo has always been passionate about equality for all.

What started as an exploration of LGBTQ teachers in the workplace eventually evolved into his dissertation. Independent Queers: LGBTQ Educators in Independent Schools Speak Out is a culmination of his work over the years. Containing over 35 distinguished voices in the space, Independent Queers is an ultimately searing exploration—written by teachers of all grade levels—that will resonate for generations to come.


Coffee Table


Homecomings

By Laura Brogan

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron—better known as the Blue Angels—is one of the most iconic and respected aerobatics teams in the world. For years, photographer Laura Bogan has been chronicling the Blues as they return to Pensacola, the team’s beautiful seaside home on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Through moments both triumphant and poignant, Bogan has captured stunning scenes that, until now, have only been enjoyed by those lucky enough to be there. This is Homecomings.

Officially licensed by the Department of the Navy


We the Dogs DC: Dogs of the District

By We the Dogs DC

Meet the dogs of DC, Virginia, and Maryland! We the Dogs DC has gathered photos of local dogs at local landmarks in this fun photo book everyone will enjoy.

We the Dogs DC is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to connecting local dog owners

and advocates to support animal rescue organizations in the Washington, D.C. area.


Children’s


1 2 3 Laundry!

By Julia Meschter

Created by former Nike apparel designer Julia Meschter, 1 2 3 LAUNDRY! combines a playful design aesthetic with the joy of learning numbers. Each delightful page holds many things to discover and count with your child. A captivating and colorful book, 1 2 3 LAUNDRY! will soon become a family favorite!

A Spot on the Shelf

By Linda Schmenti

Benny’s birthday is here and he’s just received four new toys! They’re all excited to meet each other in the toy room so they can become great friends.

But what happens when one of the toys starts wearing down over time? Will the toys ever be the same?

Adventures of the Super Bunny Club

By Dale Perry

Adventures of the Super Bunny Club follows a bunny named Blue as he’s introduced to the wild, wonderful, and WHOOSH-ing world of international floppy-eared intrigue where there’s much more to being a bunny than hoomins realize. Along the way, Blue meets other bunnies, some of whom look a lot like him but couldn’t be more different. Together with his friends, they establish themselves as a competent (and hungry) team of spy bunnies who have everything it takes to teleport around the world, create a variety of disguises and plans, and work with other animals when the situation calls for it.

For the Super Bunny Club, one mission rises above all others: sharing Blue’s rules of the Super Bunny Club that allow others to reach their full potential, work and live alongside others, and realize what it means to be a true friend and outstanding bunny. Find out how much hoomins can learn from their twitchy-nosed, carrot-loving companions in this bunderful tale!

Angel’s Forever Home

By Rita Gigante, Bobbie Sterchele-Gigante, and Donna McDine

In this true story, Angel, a dog who was rescued from a Chilean earthquake, searches for his forever home. Facing his fear of rejection for not being like other dogs, he embarks on a journey that teaches him the importance of patience, courage, and the willingness to open his heart to others.

Before I Ever Walked

By Natasha Coles

Learn to sing your very own song with Birdie Blue!

Birdie Blue is afraid to fly but with a little help from his friends, he discovers the sky’s the limit!

Chef Mootza Rella

By Dawn Ventola

Joey loves pizza and he loves his mom! But when he decided to surprise his mom with pizza for dinner, he’s in more of a surprise than she is!

Feminism is for Boys

By Elizabeth Rhodes

Boys can play sports with girls, wear dresses, cook, play with dolls, express emotions, be friends with all genders, and believe in equality. Feminism is not just about equal rights for all genders, but also about the pursuit to eradicate gendered stereotypes – allowing everyone to be their truly authentic selves. Boys are some of the most important allies in the movement for gender equality. Feminist boys should not be the exception, but the norm. Feminism is for everyone, including boys!

Firefighters’ Surprise Visit

By Lisa Garforth

Do you know what it means to be prepared? Do you know what to do in an emergency? Lisa Garforth makes safety and preparedness fun in Firefighters’ Surprise Visit, a helpful and engaging guide for both adults and children alike.

Shubh Raatri Dost/Good Night Friend

By Nidhi Chanani

Build your bilingual library with this Hindi-English board book. As day turns to night, follow Bhai (brother) and Behan (sister) in their Indian farm home as they bid their animal friends a good night. Children will love this sweet sleep tale. Every page includes Hindi language script, Romanized Hindi, and English, which makes each language accessible to your whole family.

I Bite the Bad Guys: A Tale of the Korean Tiger

By Mary Jo Glover, Debbi Kent, Joan Suwalsky

Does Horangi, the Korean tiger and proud protector of the village, dare take an afternoon off? He lets his friend Kkachi, the magpie, talk him into it, but he just can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right. Could there be bad guys around? If there are, Horangi will bite them… ‘cause that’s what tigers do!

Ike is Loved

By Judy Taibl

Beloved dog, member of the family, loyal companion—Ike was many things. This touching story will help young children deal with the loss of a beloved pet by reminding them how, though he may be gone, he will always be loved!

In My National Park Backyard

By Erin Thomas

From the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon to the oyster-shell paths of Jamestown, adventure lies around every corner for Erin Elizabeth, for her backyard is the United States National Parks! Will she be a speleologist exploring underwater caves in Big Spring today? A volcanologist studying geysers at Yellowstone? With a little creativity, Erin Elizabeth can be anything she wants to be…in her national park backyard!

Liberty Lane Series

By Josh Bansal and Amalia Halikias

Parents across America are concerned… and they should be. Today’s children’s book market is saturated with progressive messaging and pre-packaged talking points.

The goal of the Liberty Lane book series is to provide parents and kids a launch pad for conversations about principles. Rather than push a divisive agenda, Liberty Lane promotes values all conservatives share: hard work, personal responsibility, tradition, humility, and patriotism.

I Will Light it Up Blue!

By Kerry Magro

Doug and Emma are twins on the autism spectrum. With the help of their family’s unconditional love, they learn about an initiative that changes their lives forever.

Will you Light It Up Blue?

Will you wear blue too?

Lucy & Clark: A Story of Puppy Love

By Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon

Clark is Tanner’s happy-go-lucky pup who loves a good belly scratch, but doesn’t like going to the dog park. There are too many dogs, too much commotion, and Clark is scared to make new friends. But when a beautiful dog surprises Clark at the water bowl, he’ll have to learn to face his fears if he wants to play fetch. Can Tanner help Clark find the superhero within?

In Lucy & Clark: A Story of Puppy Love, The Bachelor franchise’s Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon draw from their real life pooches and their larger-than-life love story to show what can happen when you believe in yourself.

Make Herstory

By Giavanna Grein

Where would your dreams take you if you weren’t afraid? Bold, brave and witty women have been making history for centuries, slowly pushing and fighting for equal rights across the world. Make Herstory welcomes young readers to this movement and highlights the many pathways a girl should feel empowered to pursue. So, how will you make herstory?

My Hair Makes Me… Me!

By Jessica Graie Harris

Graylee and Lili are best friends, but one rainy day leaves Graylee feeling sad about their differences. Big brother Greg comes to the rescue, but can he help the girls see that their differences are also what make them special?

Ocho the Octopus and the First Day of School

By Nicole DeCesare

Ocho is nervous for his first day of school.

So nervous, in fact, his body turned blue!

Find out if he can conquer all of his fears

And learn to love school for the rest of the year.

Papa’s Shoes

By Michael Oakland

Papa’s Shoes is a collection of fantastical adventure stories from the perspective of the shoes themselves as they come to life one night under the bed. From work boots to dancing shoes, soles share the intrepid tales of two feet.

R is the Roughest Sound

By Michelle Marlow and Cynthia Marlow

In this second book in the Series of Hard to Pronounce Letters, join Reagan and her heifer Ruby as they take on the Junior Heifer Show. Ruby is ready to go, but there’s just one problem: Reagan can’t pronounce her Rs to introduce Ruby. Will Reagan be able to learn how to say her Rs in time for the show?

Rufus the Mild Mannered Bull: Rufus Saves the Day

By Pink Bull Press

Uncle Pedro has fallen into a deep hole at the construction site. He is stuck upside down and no one can help. Or maybe there is someone to help! Someone you would not expect.

Rufus The Mild-Mannered Bull wants to try. Can the brave, lovable, Rufus help save his uncle?

Rufus doesn’t look or act like other bulls. These differences become his strengths as he faces the challenges of childhood. His small size, pink color, and human tendencies don’t stop Rufus from being kind to others and true to himself. Each book describes how the wise and compassionate Rufus faces everyday situations.

Smith Lake A to Z

By Katie Porterfield

Letter by letter, discover what makes Alabama’s Smith Lake such a special place. Children will enjoy following a fish throughout the book, as it travels to hot spots, like Rock Creek Marina and Three Fingers Rock, and joins in everyone’s favorite lake activities. Smith Lake A to Z brings to life just twenty-six of the many reasons why families from Alabama and beyond cherish time spent on and off Smith’s emerald water.

Sometimes Control, Sometimes Let Go

By John Danna, Ph.D.

It can often be a challenge for us to know

when it is better to take control or let go.

We might need help to get it on our own,

but it’s easier when you’re not alone.

It may take some time to have success,

but on the path to learning, it’s all progress!

Sorry Mort! You’re Too Short

By Allison Yang

Sorry Mort, You’re Just Too Short is a story of a young boy named Mort who is determined to prove to everyone he is perfect in his own way. Although Mort is not very good at some things, he is motivated by his dad to find something he is good at. Despite his height, Mort realizes that if you work hard enough you can be good at anything.

Spirit Bunnies

By Joy Donnini

On a farm there lives a cat

who hunts the bunnies daily.

The bunnies, being too small to fight,

invoke a curse to end this plight.

But in the heart of the cat a secret lies.

To be loved by the farmer would be his prize.

Will the cat and bunnies ever find peace

and a way for this destructive war to cease?

The Adventures of Caleb and His Magic Closet: Astronaut for a Day

By Crystal Cox

Join Caleb as he takes a peak through his closet and goes on an adventure through space!

The Hue of You

By Jade Richardson

Imani and her sister, Crystal, love going to their grandmother’s house on the weekends to help with her garden. However, one weekend, a comment from Imani stuns her grandmother, quickly turning a simple day of gardening into a day filled with eye-opening conversation about self-love and the nature of acceptance.

Through the Eyes of Om: Exploring Malaysia

By Sonny Tannan

Om is going on an adventure to visit Malaysia!

He’s traveling all the way across the world to meet his family for the first time. He’ll go to new places, try new foods, and discover a whole new culture. He can’t wait to explore, and is excited for you to come along with him!

Through the Eyes of Om is all about experiencing life and the world through the unique perspective of a child. As Fans of 3, each of Om’s observations or shared lessons are presented in threes, as information presented in groups of three are easiest for children to remember.

When the Day Ends… and Dreams Begin…

By Don Rose and Javier Lopez

Open this book and meet our friends and family, starting with Uncle Frank, the dog, a fish named George, and of course, Rocky the Rock—the rock that could walk.

You’ll also find out that there are two sides to a story, what you can get with loose teeth, and all about a very unusual time when you go off to the races.

 

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Brainwashed

By Merril Hoge and Dr. Peter Cummings

The outcry surrounding CTE is missing something critical: the science to justify it.

When post-concussion syndrome forced star NFL running back Merril Hoge into early retirement in 1994, research on football-related head injuries wasn’t a priority. At the time, football was heavily influenced by a tough guy culture, and little was known about concussions and their potentially dangerous effects.

Then the tragic death of Hoge’s ex-teammate Mike Webster in 2002 launched a wave of fear after an autopsy determined he suffered from an obscure brain disease—chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The media pounced. Concern over player safety soon became a war on football at every level, with one scientist even declaring youth football “child abuse.”

In an effort to set the record straight, Hoge and board-certified forensic neuropathologist Dr. Peter Cummings explore the hidden agendas and misinformation fueling the CTE hysteria machine. Armed with extensive research, critical insight, and expert interviews, they address some of the common myths surrounding the disease, examining significant flaws in the often-cited studies and exposing the sensationalistic reporting that dominates today’s CTE dialogue.

Compelling, accessible, and ultimately revelatory, Brainwashed exposes the biases and unsubstantiated claims crippling true scientific advancement in the area of CTE research. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future of youth sports and the survival of our nation’s most beloved game.


Fern Majestic and the Fall of a Dragon

By James Stevens

Fern Majestic leads a solitary life as a blacksmith in the small village of Burdensville in the Kingdom of Loustof. His solitude, however, is not by choice. The name Majestic has been declared Traitor by the ruler of Loustof, King Edinword. Unbeknownst to Fern, his life will forever change on an early spring morning.

As the only man willing to protect his village, Fern finds himself in an all-too-familiar place as he faces a dragon attack. Immediately following his triumph over the fire-breathing beast, the counselor to the king, Mallock, arrests him and brings him before the king. Accused of killing the king’s personal pet, Fern is

forced to fight for his life against a centaur in an arena battle deep within the dungeons of Loustof. But as he soon learns, this was just a test of his abilities to see if he was worthy of King Edinword’s quest. The King’s son and heir to the throne, Timal, has gone missing in the Crags of Malice west of their kingdom. With Mallock as his guide, Fern must rescue Timal and bring him safely home. But there is more than just rescue behind the King’s intentions. Fern soon finds himself trapped in a series of conspiracies (one of which involves dragon’s blood) and comes face-to-face with his shrouded past. With the help of some unlikely companions, false allies are revealed, and the true enemy comes forth. The fate of Fern’s world lands solely on his shoulders, and he must choose to save his newfound friends or sacrifice his world to the rule of evil.

From A to Zoot

By Margaret David Laborde and Rebecca Feeney Doherty

Step into the whimsical Land of Zoot where the lovable zootsnoot invites all on a magical journey to meet his friends, who spark the imagination and inspire self-confidence and positive thinking.

Husker Game Day

By Valerie Doherty

Husker Game Day is a tribute to the Nebraska Cornhuskers and their loyal fans. It captures the excitement, spirit, and joy of college football game days. The text is written in simple language, rhyme, and rhythm for young listeners and readers. However, it is intended to be enjoyed by Husker fans off all ages!


The Adventures of Kermit the Newf: Book One: Dog Tales

By Molly Tischler

Book is about a real life dog, a Newfoundland, that is a service dog and is a local celebrity.

Kermit’s favorite place to go is the library so the children can read to him. But not every kid there is so sure about reading to a big, black and white dog. Will Kermit ever win over the shyest kid in the library?

The books of The Adventures of Kermit the Newf are inspired by actual events in the life of a charming, hardworking Newfoundland dog.

From his devotion to his service work for his disabled owner,to his compassionate and gentle therapy work with young children, and his showmanship and sense of humor in his acting and modeling career, he has won the hearts of all those with whom he has come in contact.

Come visit the real Kermit on his website: www.KermitTheNewf.com

The Little Aces, A Golf Story

By Rose Ostrow

During one of the brothers’ typical golf games, Julian’s golf ball mysteriously disappears. Julian and Eli, determined not to derail their game, set out to find the ball. Follow the brothers as they try to solve the mystery.

Thomas Sweatt: Inside the Mind of DC’s Most Notorious Arsonist

By Jonathan Riffe

Between 1980 and 2005, a serial arsonist terrorized neighborhoods throughout the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. In 2005, Thomas Sweatt was arrested and eventually confessed to over 340 arson-set fires that killed 4 people. Investigators named him the “most prolific and dangerous serial arsonist in American history.”

Dozens of authors, TV producers, and movie producers tried to contact Thomas in prison but were all unsuccessful. Only Jonathan Riffe was able to break through. For three years, Jonathan wrote and talked regularly to Thomas. This is his story in his words—a story of arson and murder, law and order, philological deviance, crime and punishment, and the terror of fire. The story of one man.

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