Summer Selections from Your Local
Independent Bookstore

The Holly: Five Bullets, One Gun, and the Struggle to Save an American Neighborhood

By Julian Rubinstein

Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 9780374168919 | $28.00

An award-winning journalist's dramatic account of a shooting that shook a community to its core, with important implications for the future.

I Am the Rage: A Black Poetry Collection

By Martina McGowan

Diana Ejaita (Illus.)

Sourcebooks | 9781728245072 | $14.99

Perfect for fans of Rupi Kaur, this collection explores racial injustice from the raw, unfiltered viewpoint of a Black woman in America.

Monday: Into the Cave of Thieves (Total Mayhem #1)

By Ralph Lazar

Scholastic Inc. | 9781338770377 | $6.99

A hilarious action comedy for young readers about Dash Candoo, who must defeat extraordinary foes each and every school day. (ages 7+)

History Is Delicious

By Joshua Lurie

Laura Foy (Illus.)

Honest History | 9781736191903 | $19.99

Adventure through the history of different dishes and cultural traditions from around the globe. Budding foodies will devour every word brought to life by beautiful illustrations. (ages 8+) (AVAILABLE 8/10)

The Hunter and the Old Woman

By Pamela Korgemagi

House of Anansi Press | 9781487008253 | $18.99

The intertwined story of a cougar and a man portrays the strength, vulnerability, and consciousness of two top predators. Not since Life of Pi have we walked so fully in the footsteps of a big cat. (AVAILABLE 8/3)