DB 97779 Westward Winds, Books 1-3 – by Amanda Cabot – Three inspirational romances set in 1880s Wyoming Territory, written between 2012 and 2014. In Summer of Promise, Abigail is headed for fort Laramie to check on her sister Charlotte. When her stagecoach is attacked, a fellow passenger saves the day. Also includes Waiting for Spring and With Autumn’s Return. 2014.
DB 97803 Virgil Tibbs, Books 1-2 – by John Ball – Two novels, written between 1965 and 1966, feature black detective Virgil Tibbs. In In the Heat of the Night the sheriff of a small Southern town arrests Tibbs before realizing he’s there to help in a murder investigation. Also includes The Cool Cottontail. Movie tie-in. Some strong language. 1966.
DB 98113 Moral Compass – by Danielle Steel – The traditionally boys-only prep school Saint Ambrose has just enrolled female students for the first time. After the school’s Halloween event, one girl is in the hospital with alcohol poisoning, and only a handful of students know what really happened. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.
DB 97811 My Dearest Julia: The Wartime Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to his Wife – by Ulysses S. Grant – A collection of letters from famed Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant to his wife, Julia Dent Grant. The letters range in time from their engagement in 1844 until Union victory in 1865 and provide insight into the general’s experiences and mental state, especially during the Civil War. 2018.
DB 97813 Stand up Straight and Sing! A Memoir – by Jessye Norman – Memoir of renowned African American opera singer. She shares her story of growing up in the segregated South with a family and church community that encouraged her love of music. She also discusses some of the musical pieces important to her and her experiences singing all over the world. 2014.
DB 97814 Dear Neil Armstrong: Letters to the First Man from all Mankind – edited by James R. Hansen – Collection of some of the thousands of letters received by astronaut Neil Armstrong between the time he was the first man to walk on the moon and his death in 2002 along with some replies. Letters include congratulations on his accomplishment, interesting requests, and correspondence regarding interviews. 2020.
DB 97716 Charlotte’s Web – by E.B. White – Fern, a young girl with a unique understanding of animals, shares a special friendship with her uncle’s pig and Charlotte, a wise spider who weaves encouraging words in her web. Read by Meryl Streep and a full cast. With an appreciation written by Melissa Sweet. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 1952.
DB 97817 The Other Boy – by M.G. Hennessey – Since Shane moved to a new town, he has been concealing the fact he was born a girl. But when one of his classmates in the sixth grade learns he is transgender, Shane must deal with the reactions of his entire community. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2016.
DB 97820 The Sound of Silence: Growing Up Hearing with Deaf Parents – by Myron Uhlberg – Memoir of award-winning author that tells the story of growing up as the hearing son of deaf parents during the Great Depression and WWII. Details his life in a world that he found unaccountably beautiful, even as he longed to escape it. For grades 3-6 and older readers. 2019.