New September Releases

We can hardly believe that Labor Day weekend has come and gone, but as we gear up for the fall season (crisp weather, changing leaves, and apple cider!), we’re also excited to share our new September releases. From the unique Galápagos Islands to a graphic novel that addresses the humane treatment of race horses, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

galapagos girl

For Valentina, living on the Galápagos islands means spending her days outside, observing the natural world around her. But this wondrous world is fragile, and when Valentina learns her wild companions are under threat, she vows to help protect them and the islands.

Galápagos Girl/Galapagueña
By Marsha Diane Arnold, illus. by Angela Dominguez
$18.95, 978-0-89239-413-5
Hardcover, 40 pages
Ages 4-8
Release date: September 18

grand theft horse

In this gorgeous graphic biography, G. Neri, author of the acclaimed Yummy and Ghetto Cowboy, retells the life of his cousin Gail, a pioneer who challenged the horse racing world for the sake of one extraordinary horse. With illustrations by brilliant newcomer Corban Wilkin, it is a must-read for horse lovers everywhere.

Grand Theft Horse
⭐ Two starred reviews from School Library Journal and Booklist!
By G. Neri, illus. by Corban Wilkin
$19.95, 978-1-62014-855-6
Paperback, 240 pages
Ages 12 and up
Release date: September 25

hammering for freedom

Born into slavery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, William “Bill” Lewis learned the blacksmith trade as soon as he was old enough to grip a hammer. He proved to be an exceptional blacksmith and earned so much money fixing old tools and creating new ones that he was allowed to keep a little money for himself. With just a few coins in his pocket, Bill set a daring plan in motion: he was determined to free his family.

Hammering for Freedom
⭐ Two starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews!
By Rita Lorraine Hubbard, illus. by John Holyfield
$17.95, 978-1-60060-969-5
Hardcover, 32 pages
Ages 7-11
Release date: September 25

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