New Material in BPD

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



DB 98497 Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party – by Alexander McCall Smith – Cornelius P. “Fatty” O’Leary and his wife, Betty, plan a vacation in Ireland for his fortieth birthday, where they will tour his ancestral homeland and relax in the countryside. Almost immediately, things go terribly wrong. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2014.


DB 98519 The Eagle Has Landed: 50 Years of Lunar Science Fiction – edited by Neil Clarke – A collection of science fiction short stories involving or taking place on the moon. Includes stories by John Varley, Kim Stanley Robinson, Michael Swanwick, Stephen Baxter, John Kessel, Jack McDevitt, and Nancy Kress. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98526 Just Breathe – by Cammie McGovern – An unlikely friendship between David, who is battling cystic fibrosis, and Jamie, who lives with chronic depression, turns into something so much more. But neither Jamie nor David can bring themselves to reveal the secrets that weigh most heavily on their hearts. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.


DB 98573 Hop Skip Go: How the Mobility Revolution Is Transforming Our Lives – by John Rossant & Stephen Baker – Examination of the ways transportation, especially within and between urban areas, are transforming in the early twenty-first century due to advances in technology. Uses case studies across the world – including Los Angeles, Detroit, Helsinki, Dubai, and Shanghai – to illustrate points. Discusses the impact on city planning initiatives. 2019.


DB 98613 Cast Away: Poems for Our Time – by Naomi Shihab Nye – Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate shines a spotlight on the things we cast away, from plastic water bottles to refugees. Commercial audiobook. For junior high and senior high and older readers. 2020.


DB 98656 Open Book: A Memoir – by Jessica Simpson – Memoir of the pot singer and reality TV star. She examines her own life and famous romantic relationships, sharing insights about her own need to please and what it felt like to be thought of as a walking blonde joke. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. Bestseller. 2020.


DB 98531 The Story Seeker – by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb – Aspiring reporter Viviani Fedeler plans to enter a newly announced writing contest. As she struggles to find inspiration, the New York Public Library is hit with a mystery involving overdue books, secret messages, and perhaps even a spy! Sequel to The Story Collector (DB 92263). Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.


DB 98622 A Flicker of Courage: Tales of Triumph and Disaster! – by Deb Caletti – Four ordinary kids must find the courage to face their town’s evil leader when he turns their friend into a naked lizard, prompting an extraordinary adventure. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.


DB 98579 The Fierce 44: Black American Who Shook Up the World – edited by Stephen Reiss – ESPN’s The Undefeated staff presents profiles of forty-four black American icons from Robert Abbott, the founder of The Chicago Defender, a renowned newspaper to Stevie Wonder, a musical legend and prodigy who is blind. For grades 5-8. 2019.

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



DB 98296 Amish Front Porch Stories: 18 Short Tales of Simple Faith and Wisdom – by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Others – Collection of eighteen short stories highlighting life in Amish country. Nine themes – love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance – are illustrated by two stories each. 2019.


DB 98494 Country Strong – by Linda Lael Miller – Montana rancher Cord Hollister is shaken when a girl arrives in Painted Pony Creek who looks like Reba, the woman who broke his teenage heart. Even though Shallie Fletcher had an unrequited crush on Cord in school she still seeks his help starting a therapeutic riding program for kids. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98495 Dark Tide Rising – by Anne Perry – Harry Exeter doesn’t want the Thames River Police to track down the men who kidnapped his wife, but he does need help navigating Jacob’s Island where he will hand off a large ransom. When they arrive at the meeting place, Commander Monk and his men are attacked. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


DB 98524 Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty – by Jeff Madrick – An examination of the realities and long-term consequences of the poverty that many American children have faced in the early twenty-first century. Also discusses the impact of this tragedy to society at large and proposes policies to address it. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98527 Medieval Bodies: Life and Death in the Middle Ages – by Jack Hartnell – An examination of the shocking convictions and incredible advancements from medieval history regarding biology. Events and concepts recounted include the dissection of a living man’s stomach, the delineation of racial groups by skin color, the use of goats’ wombs as contraceptive, and more. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98594 Brother & Sister – by Diane Keaton – Actress Keaton shares stories of her relationship with her younger brother, Randy Hall, and how their lives went on divergent paths. Close companions through their youth, Randy became more troubled and reclusive until as an adult he was divorced and struggling with alcoholism. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2020.


DB 98529 Notorious – by Gordon Korman – Told in different voices, on Centerlight Island, halfway between the United States and Canada, middle-schoolers Keenan and ZeeBee team up to seek gold rumored to be hidden there by a famous gangster. Commercial audiobook. For grades 3-6. 2020.


DB 98532 Sunnyside Plaza – by Scott Simon – While helping police officers Esther and Lon investigate a suspicious death at her group home, young adult Sal, who has a developmental disability, gains insights into herself and makes new friends. Commercial audiobook. For grades 4-7. 2020.


DB 98530 A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story – by Sharon Langley and Amy Nathan – Reveals how in 1963, due to the community’s peaceful demonstrations and public protests, Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Commercial audiobook. For grades K-3. 2020.

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



DB 98305 Flintlock, Books 5-6 – by William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone – Books five and six of the series, published in 2017 and 2018. In Hell’s Gate, young heiress Lucy Cully proposes to pay Sam Flintlock if he spends a full week in the haunted mansion of her murdered uncle. Also includes Pitchfork Pass. Sequel to A Time for Vultures (DB 95429). Violence and strong language. 2018.


DB 98470 A Breath of Hope: Under Northern Skies, Book 2 – by Lauraine Snelling – Nilda Carlson has been saving to go to America to join her brother Rune and his family. When a letter from Einar and Gerd Strand arrives, offering to pay the tickets for her and her brother Ivar, she jumps at the chance. Sequel to The Promise of Dawn (DB 98180). Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2018.


DB 98499 The Hand on the Wall – by Maureen Johnson – After another death, Stevie must navigate mysterious riddles and search for a killer and track down David – who has gone missing. Meanwhile, a massive storm heads toward Ellingham Academy. Sequel to The Vanishing Stair (DB 97972). Some violence. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2020.


DB 98439 Hey, Kiddo – by Jarrett J. Krosoczka – Award-winning author’s graphic novel memoir about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Commercial audiobook. For senior high and older readers. 2018.


DB 98485 Sports Makes You Type Faster: The Entire World of Sports by One of America’s Most Famous Sportswriters – by Dan Jenkins – Collections of essays from a sports journalist who was a feature writer for Sports Illustrated for twenty-five years, as well as an essayist for Golf Digest. While golf appears frequently, there are essays on many other sports and sports personalities. 2018.


DB 98520 From the Periphery: Real-Life Stories of Disability – by Pia Justesen – An oral history collection of first-person accounts of being treated differently by society due to a wide range of disabilities. An examination of the lived experiences of those with disabilities, including how these individuals deal with oppression and fight for empowerment. Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2019.


DB 98388 My Papi Has a Motorcycle – by Isabel Quintero – Daisy takes a trip around the neighborhood with her father on his motorcycle and sees familiar people and places, but also notices a changing community. For grades K-3. 2019.


DB 98438 Redwood and Ponytail – by K.A. Holt – Told in verse in two voices, two girls who are opposite in many ways find they are drawn to each other. The friendship of Kate, a cheerleader, and Tam, an athletic tomboy, deepens and changes in ways they did not anticipate. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5-8. 2019.


DB 98386 Let ‘er Buck! George Fletcher, the People’s Champion – by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson – Explores the legacy of black cowboy George Fletcher, who bonded with horses at an early age. When he unfairly lost the 1911 Pendleton Round-Up to a white man, the outraged audience declared Fletcher as People’s Champion and honor him to this day. For grades 3-6. 2019.

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.

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.