New Books in the HMCPL Library for the Blind & Print Disabled



DB 98414 My Fake Rake: The Union of the Rakes – by Eva Leigh – Lady Grace Wyatt is content to be a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. She convinces her friend, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, to publicly court her. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98417 The Truants – by Kate Weinberg – Jess Walker enrolled at her East Anglian university because of the mesmerizing Agatha Christie scholar, Dr. Lorna Clay, whose seminars soon transform Jess’s thinking. Swept up in Lorna’s thrall, Jess falls in with a tightly knit group of rule-breakers, but the dynamic between the friends quickly darkens. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98441 The Beast Player – by Nahoko Uehashi – When some magical creatures mysteriously die while under her family’s care, Elin’s mother is blamed and sentenced to death. Now alone, Elin uses a special power to save her beloved beasts and a warring kingdom. Translated from the Japanese edition. Violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2009.


DB 98337 How Not to Diet: The Ground-breaking Science of Healthy, Permanent Weight Loss – by Michael Greger – Nutrition expert, physician, and author of How Not to Die (DB 84053), examines the latest research on the leading causes – and remedies – of obesity. Identifies twenty-one weight-loss accelerators available to our bodies, incorporating the latest discoveries in cutting-edge areas like chronobiology to reveal the factors that maximize our natural fat-burning capabilities. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98339 Stolen Justice: The Struggle for African American Voting Rights – by Lawrence Goldstone – Traces the injustices of the post-Reconstruction era through the eyes of incredible individuals, both heroic and barbaric, and examines the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of Jim Crow. Violence and some strong language. Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high readers. 2020.


DB 98445 Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant – by Anne Gardiner Perkins – An account of the experiences and challenges faced by the first female undergraduates enrolled at Yale University. Describes how they fought backwards traditions to create opportunities for themselves and future women. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98288 Lety out Loud – by Angela Cervantes – Lety desperately desires to adopt Spike, a spunky black and white terrier resident at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter. When a special volunteer opportunity turns into a competition against a fellow classmate, Lety fears it will ruin her changes with Spike. For grades 3-6. 2019.


DB 98382 King & Kayla and the Case of Found Fred – by Dori Hillestad Butler – While on vacation at Grandma’s house, canine King becomes the lead detective after he finds Fred, a lost dog who smells like smoke and hamburgers. The three of them search for Fred’s humans. For grades K-3. 2019.


DB 98283 This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality – by Jo Ann Alice Boyce and Debbie Levy – A memoir in verse. Boyce recounts her experiences as being one of the twelve African American high school students that broke the color barrier and integrated Clinton High School in Tennessee in 1956. For grades 4-7. 2019.