Looking for something new to read? Glean some inspiration from these recent additions to the shelves at Novel Bay Booksellers (novelbaybooks.com), 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay
YOUNG ADULT (YA)
Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley
This highly anticipated and groundbreaking YA thriller is about a Native American teenager who must root out the corruption in her community. It’s an engaging, compelling novel that’s slated to be adapted for Netflix TV through the Obamas’ Higher Ground production company.
Odin’s Child by Siri Pettersen
This delicious spin on Norse mythology features 15-year-old Hirka, who learns she’s a child of Odin. It’s a powerfully written epic clash of fear of the unknown, blind faith and the right – or will – to lead.
Later by Stephen King
Written in the style of hard-boiled crime fiction, Later is about the secrets we keep, the cost to unearth them and the fortitude it takes to stand up to evil in all of its devious forms.
The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson
The Code Breaker is a gripping account of how Nobel Prize recipient Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses and have healthier babies.
Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue by Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler
This curation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy traces the long history of her work for gender equality and “a more perfect union.” During an NPR interview, Tyler said that Ginsburg’s career focus was how the law can be a force for good.
Anne Frank’s Diary: The Graphic Adaptation by Ari Folman (adapter), David Polonsky (illustrator) and Anne Frank
As the only graphic novel authorized by the Anne Frank Foundation, Anne Frank’s Diary illuminates and elucidates the remarkable spirit of Anne Frank, who for a time survived the worst horror the modern world has seen – and who remained triumphantly and heartbreakingly human throughout her ordeal.
Counting Creatures by Julia Donaldson and Sharon King-Chai (illustrator)
This is a gorgeous book to share with youngsters who are learning about numbers and the beauty that’s all around in nature. It’s destined to become a beloved classic. (We sell out of this book within days every time we order it!)