50 contemporary artists you should know
This book covers the lives and work of influential artists since World War II. Featuring artists such as Bruce Nauman, Mariko Mori, and Cindy Sherman, the book explores the work of fifty sculptors, painters, photographers and performance artists. Details on the artists’ lives and color pictures of their art, connect their work to the larger trends in the contemporary art world.
A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
Charlotte Holmes and Jamie Watson, descendants of detective Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, both attend Sherrington, a boarding school in Connecticut. The two don’t have reason to spend time together until a student from their school dies mysteriously, and they join forces to solve the crime.
Anne Frank: Graphic Biography by Sidney Jacobson and illustrated by Ernie Colon
This graphic novel biography of Anne Frank’s life starts with her parents’ marriage and Anne’s birth. The book shares stories from Anne’s childhood, traces the rise of antisemitism, follows the Frank family into hiding, and documents Anne’s experiences in concentration camps. The graphic novel provides historical and personal context for Anne’s famous diary.
Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig
When January goes missing days after she breaks up with Flynn, the police start asking him questions. Determined to solve the mystery for himself, Flynn starts his own investigation with the help of Kaz, one of January’s former coworkers. With Flynn hiding secrets of his own, this thriller will keep you guessing until the end.
Courage to Soar by Simone Biles
This book, written by Simone Biles, traces her journey from learning gymnastics as a child to competing in the 2016 Olympic Games. Biles shows how with the support of her family and coaches, and through her own determination and strength, she was able to become one of the most successful gymnasts in the world.
Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham
Rowan is enjoying summer at her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma when people who are working on her house find a skeleton in an outbuilding in her family’s yard. Although the police aren’t interested in the discovery, Rowan begins to investigate the story behind the body. Rowan’s story alternates with that of Will, who lived in Tulsa during a brutal race riot in the 1920s. This story explores social inequities and privilege through the two teens’ perspectives.