Thursday, April 5, 2018

Run For It by Marcelo D'Salete

Run for It: Stories of Slaves who Fought for their Freedom

Marcelo D'Salete

Run For It — a stunning graphic novel by internationally acclaimed illustrator Marcelo d’Salete — is one of the first literary and artistic efforts to face up to Brazil’s hidden history of slavery. Originally published in Brazil — where it was nominated for three of the country’s most prestigious comics awards — Run For It has received rave reviews worldwide, including, in the U.S., The Huffington Post. These intense tales offer a tragic and gripping portrait of one of history’s darkest corners. It’s hard to look away.

Graphic novel. Call number: GN Run. View in our catalog

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

Take back your town. Fight to free Hope City, Montana, from a fanatic doomsday cult. As you build your resistance, the ever-evolving world will shape your story in ways you'll never see coming. Fight alongside allies with the For Hire system. Choose your team from Guns, Fangs, or a Friend For Hire. Take down the cult with iconic weapons and vehicles throughout the open world. From the forests full of wildlife to the soaring skies, see all this land has to offer.

Video game: PS4 and Xbox One. Rated M. View in our catalog

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Every Note Played

Lisa Genova

A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.

Fiction. Call number: FIC Gen. View in our catalog

The Traitor's Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Traitor's Game

Jennifer A. Nielsen

Nothing is as it seems in the kingdom of Antora. Kestra Dallisor has spent three years in exile in the Lava Fields, but that won't stop her from being drawn back into her father's palace politics. He's the right hand man of the cruel king, Lord Endrick, which makes Kestra a valuable bargaining chip. A group of rebels knows this all too well—and they snatch Kestra from her carriage as she reluctantly travels home. The kidnappers want her to retrieve the lost Olden Blade, the only object that can destroy the immortal king, but Kestra is not the obedient captive they expected. Simon, one of her kidnappers, will have his hands full as Kestra tries to foil their plot, by force, cunning, or any means necessary. As motives shift and secrets emerge, both will have to decide what—and who—it is they're fighting for.

Teen fiction. Call number: YA FIC Nie. View in our catalog

They Say Blue by Jillian Tamaki

They Say Blue

Jillian Tamaki

In captivating paintings full of movement and transformation, Tamaki follows a young girl through a year or a day as she examines the colors in the world around her. Egg yolks are sunny orange as expected, yet water cupped in her hands isn’t blue like they say. But maybe a blue whale is blue. She doesn’t know, she hasn’t seen one. Playful and philosophical, They Say Blue is a book about color as well as perspective, about the things we can see and the things we can only wonder at.

Youth easy book. Call number: J EASY Tam. View in our catalog

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