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Marjory Saves the Everglades

By Sandra Neil Wallace (Keene, NH)

From acclaimed children’s book biographer Sandra Neil Wallace comes the inspiring and little-known story of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the remarkable journalist who saved the Florida Everglades from development and ruin. Marjory Stoneman Douglas hardly recognized the Everglades when she returned to Florida from World War I. The Florida that Marjory knew was rapidly disappearing — the rare orchids, magnificent birds, and massive trees disappearing with it — she had to do something. Thanks to Marjory, a part of the Everglades became the first national park created not for sightseeing, but for the benefit of animals and plants.

Paula Wiseman Books/Simon & Schuster • 9781534431546 • Hardcover • $18.99
Pub Date: September 22, 2020

10 copies are available for booksellers.
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Ring On Deli

By Eric Giroux (Massachusetts)
A hilarious debut novel about supermarkets and democracy. Every day's the same at Bounty Bag's deli, and that's just how Ray Markham likes it. But when Ray's store erupts in protest, he's forced to take a side. Kirkus Reviews writes, "Giroux's prose is reminiscent of Richard Russo's writing, intricate and incisive but always full of warmth and humor... a well-balanced comic tale that deftly grapples with larger contemporary themes."

IngramSpark (New Salem Books) • 9781734224009 • Paperback • $17
Pub Date: July 17, 2020

40 copies are available for booksellers.
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Stealing Mt. Rushmore

By Daphne Kalmar (Hardwick, VT)

Boston and the turbulent 1970s set the stage for this poignant middle-grade novel of a family that’s falling apart. Nellie, 13, has three brothers and their mom's run off. The money for their family road trip to see Mt. Rushmore is missing and her dad won’t get out of bed. Nellie’s sure the trip out west will fix her family, and she’ll do almost anything to come up with the cash. But why is it always her, the girl, who’s stuck with the dishes and everything else? And how can a mom just up and leave with no note?

Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan • 9781250155009 • Hardcover • $16.99
Pub Date: August 18, 2020

5 copies are available for booksellers.
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Into the Clouds

By Tod Olson (Middlesex, VT)

A nail-biting true tale of survival and brotherhood atop one of the deadliest mountains on Earth. In 1953, as two men summit Mt. Everest for the first time, Charlie Houston and his team carve a path up K-2, the second-highest peak on Earth. For Houston, reaching the top is a lifelong dream, an obsession that began 15 years earlier on his first expedition there. Between Houston’s two attempts, another American expedition ended in disaster. Carefully researched and packed with historical photos, Into the Clouds takes readers on a heart-stopping journey made all the more astonishing because it's true.

Scholastic Focus • 978-1-338-20736-1 • Hardcover • $16.99
Pub Date: April 21, 2020

15 copies are available for booksellers.
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