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



DB 98340 Catfishing on CatNet – by Naomi Kritzer – Sixteen-year-old Steph’s constant companion is an online community called CatNet, a feline-centered social media site where the admin is CheshireCat, a sentient AI who loves cat pictures. But soon a threat emerges and Steph races to save the AI and the site. Strong language. For senior high and older readers. 2019.


DB 98370 Stay – by Catherine Ryan Hyde – After receiving a letter from his brother Roy stationed in Vietnam, and needing an escape from his parents' constant fighting – fourteen-year-old Lucas goes on a long walk. He discovers an isolated cabin occupied by a woman and her dogs. The connection they form may also save Lucas’s best friend, who struggles with his own family issues. 2019.


DB 98399 Recipe for a Perfect Wife – by Karma Brown – Alice Hale has left a career in publicity to follow her husband to the suburbs of New York. There, she finds a cookbook belonging to the previous owner, Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks, Nellie’s life as a young wife in the 1950s unfolds – including a sinister side of marriage. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98374 Dog Is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You – by Clive D.L. Wynne – A canine behaviorist draws on studies from his own lab and others around the world to look at the question of whether dogs do, in fact, love their humans. Using research such as MRIs of dogs interacting with their owners, he concludes that affection is intrinsic to dogs. 2019.


DB 98379 Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football – by Derrick E. White – A professor presents the history of African American college football in America through the lens of Hall of Fame coach Jake Gaither. It looks at his football program at Florida A&M, as well as the programs at historically black colleges, and how they were affected by the civil rights movement. 2019.


DB 98404 Think Outside the Building: How Advanced Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time – by Rosabeth Moss Kanter – Professor at Harvard Business School argues that skillful advanced leadership requires the ability to search for talent outside of organizations in order to overcome stasis within the establishment and produce significant innovation. Uses case studies to illustrate her points. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98383 Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party – by Megan McDonald – When eight-year-old Judy learns that some of her ancestors lived in England and possibly were related to the Queen, her enthusiasm for having royal blood causes problems with her friends. For grades 2-4. 2018.


DB 98387 Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story – by Kevin Noble Maillard – A family comes together to enjoy fry bread, a post-colonial food that is a shared tradition for Native American families all across the continent. Includes a recipe and an extensive author’s note. Sibert Medal. For preschool-grade 2. 2019.


DB 98260 Peace, Love, Action! Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z – by Tanya Zabinski – Profiles twenty-six renowned social reformers and activists. Each profile includes a section to inspire young readers to take tangible actions to build a sustainable, just, and loving world. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.