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  • Enemy of the People

    Henrik Ibsen, Robert F. Kennedy

    eBook (Skyhorse, May 11, 2021)
    Environmentalist, activist, and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. contributes a foreword to this Skyhorse edition of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s renowned 1882 play, An Enemy of the People. Regarded as one of the foremost playwrights of the nineteenth century, Ibsen tells the story of the idealist Doctor Thomas Stockmann, the medical officer of a recently opened spa in a small town in southern Norway, who finds that the water is seriously contaminated. He notifies members of the community and initially receives support and thanks for the discovery. Threatened by the possible impact of such a revelation, his brother, the town mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story and pressure Dr. Stockmann to retract his statements. At a public meeting, an attempt is made to keep Dr. Stockmann from speaking, but he launches into a tirade condemning the corruption of the town and the tyranny of the majority. Finding his speech offensive, he is shouted down by the masses and reviled as ‘an enemy of the people.’ In his foreword, Kennedy alerts readers to the undeniable fact that the persecution of those who tell uncomfortable truths, which Ibsen described one hundred years ago, continues to this day and is as relevant now as it ever was. We face environmental deregulation and degradation, politicians in lobbyists’ pockets, attacks on facts that are agreed upon by reputable scientists, corporate funded and controlled research, and attempts to impede and suppress whistleblowers. The battle continues and Kennedy joins Ibsen on the front lines.
  • Enemy of the People

    Henrik Ibsen, Robert F. Kennedy

    eBook (Skyhorse, May 11, 2021)
    Environmentalist, activist, and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. contributes a foreword to this Skyhorse edition of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s renowned 1882 play, An Enemy of the People. Regarded as one of the foremost playwrights of the nineteenth century, Ibsen tells the story of the idealist Doctor Thomas Stockmann, the medical officer of a recently opened spa in a small town in southern Norway, who finds that the water is seriously contaminated. He notifies members of the community and initially receives support and thanks for the discovery. Threatened by the possible impact of such a revelation, his brother, the town mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story and pressure Dr. Stockmann to retract his statements. At a public meeting, an attempt is made to keep Dr. Stockmann from speaking, but he launches into a tirade condemning the corruption of the town and the tyranny of the majority. Finding his speech offensive, he is shouted down by the masses and reviled as ‘an enemy of the people.’ In his foreword, Kennedy alerts readers to the undeniable fact that the persecution of those who tell uncomfortable truths, which Ibsen described one hundred years ago, continues to this day and is as relevant now as it ever was. We face environmental deregulation and degradation, politicians in lobbyists’ pockets, attacks on facts that are agreed upon by reputable scientists, corporate funded and controlled research, and attempts to impede and suppress whistleblowers. The battle continues and Kennedy joins Ibsen on the front lines.
  • Enemy of the People

    Henrik Ibsen, Robert F. Kennedy

    eBook (Skyhorse, May 11, 2021)
    Environmentalist, activist, and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. contributes a foreword to this Skyhorse edition of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s renowned 1882 play, An Enemy of the People. Regarded as one of the foremost playwrights of the nineteenth century, Ibsen tells the story of the idealist Doctor Thomas Stockmann, the medical officer of a recently opened spa in a small town in southern Norway, who finds that the water is seriously contaminated. He notifies members of the community and initially receives support and thanks for the discovery. Threatened by the possible impact of such a revelation, his brother, the town mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story and pressure Dr. Stockmann to retract his statements. At a public meeting, an attempt is made to keep Dr. Stockmann from speaking, but he launches into a tirade condemning the corruption of the town and the tyranny of the majority. Finding his speech offensive, he is shouted down by the masses and reviled as ‘an enemy of the people.’ In his foreword, Kennedy alerts readers to the undeniable fact that the persecution of those who tell uncomfortable truths, which Ibsen described one hundred years ago, continues to this day and is as relevant now as it ever was. We face environmental deregulation and degradation, politicians in lobbyists’ pockets, attacks on facts that are agreed upon by reputable scientists, corporate funded and controlled research, and attempts to impede and suppress whistleblowers. The battle continues and Kennedy joins Ibsen on the front lines.
  • Enemy of the People

    Henrik Ibsen, Robert F. Kennedy

    eBook (Skyhorse, May 11, 2021)
    Environmentalist, activist, and attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr. contributes a foreword to this Skyhorse edition of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s renowned 1882 play, An Enemy of the People. Regarded as one of the foremost playwrights of the nineteenth century, Ibsen tells the story of the idealist Doctor Thomas Stockmann, the medical officer of a recently opened spa in a small town in southern Norway, who finds that the water is seriously contaminated. He notifies members of the community and initially receives support and thanks for the discovery. Threatened by the possible impact of such a revelation, his brother, the town mayor, conspires with local politicians and the newspaper to suppress the story and pressure Dr. Stockmann to retract his statements. At a public meeting, an attempt is made to keep Dr. Stockmann from speaking, but he launches into a tirade condemning the corruption of the town and the tyranny of the majority. Finding his speech offensive, he is shouted down by the masses and reviled as ‘an enemy of the people.’ In his foreword, Kennedy alerts readers to the undeniable fact that the persecution of those who tell uncomfortable truths, which Ibsen described one hundred years ago, continues to this day and is as relevant now as it ever was. We face environmental deregulation and degradation, politicians in lobbyists’ pockets, attacks on facts that are agreed upon by reputable scientists, corporate funded and controlled research, and attempts to impede and suppress whistleblowers. The battle continues and Kennedy joins Ibsen on the front lines.
  • Sixteen Scandals

    Sophie Jordan

    language (HMH Books for Young Readers, May 25, 2021)
    In this irreverent regency romp by New York Times best-selling author Sophie Jordan, newly minted sixteen-year-old Primrose Ainsworth finds herself on a wayward birthday adventure through London with a mysterious hero—perfect for fans of The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and My Lady Jane.
  • The Goldsmith and the Master Thief

    Tonke Dragt, Laura Watkinson

    language (Pushkin Children's Books, May 25, 2021)
    The first English translation of a classic adventure involving two very different twins by the celebrated author of The Letter for the KingLaurenzo and Jiacomo are identical twins, as alike as two drops of water. No one can tell them apart (which comes in very handy for playing tricks on their teachers). And no one can split them up. But when tragedy strikes their carefree young lives, they must make their own way in the world. As each brother chooses his own path - hardworking Laurenzo to make beautiful objects from gold and silver, and fearless Jiacomo to travel, explore and become an unlikely thief - it is the start of a series of incredible escapades that will test them to their limits.Along the way they will face terrible danger, solve cunning riddles, become prisoners in a castle, sail across the ocean, fall in and out of love, stay at an enchanted inn, help save a priceless pearl, even become kings by mistake. They must use all their talents, wiles and wisdom to survive.Are you ready to join them?
  • The Bolds in Trouble

    Julian Clary, David Roberts

    Paperback (Carolrhoda Books ®, May 4, 2021)
    For once, Teddington's wildest family have decided to stay at home and keep their heads down. It isn't always easy hiding tails and fur under clothes, and it's important not to raise suspicion among their human neighbors. But when a very sly fox starts making a big nuisance of himself, it's up to the Bolds to stop him.
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  • A Little Unsteady: Enemies to Lovers, Dance Academy Romance

    Ellie Meadows

    language (, May 27, 2021)
    A gifted scholarship dancer.An elite school full of danger.Wrong side of the tracks. Drunk for a daddy. Momma working three jobs to keep the bank from taking our house. But none of that matters when I’m dancing. When the elite Dark River Dance Academy holds auditions two towns over, I know it’s my chance, maybe my only chance, to change my life. But there’s only one scholarship spot for the year. One spot, and dozens of dancers with formal training. Yet somehow, I find myself walking through the double doors of Dark River. I feel like the luckiest dancer alive... Until my scholarship status, which was supposed to remain a secret, is revealed. I find enemies at every turn. They threaten my sanity and my body. The worst of my torturers are the Sinclair brothers. At first they want to break me. Then they want to own me. In the end, I hope they’ll protect me.A Little Unsteady is the first book of the Dark River Dance Academy trilogy. Angst-filled and darkly seductive, a reverse harem romance with alpha bullies and mean girls out for blood. An enemies-to-lovers arc that’s raw and sexy. Contains situations and themes some readers might find disturbing. And, of course, gorgeous dance scenes that will leave you breathless. Center Stage meets the After series. **also contains consensual sex, underage drinking/smoking, and violence** Recommended for 17+, mature readers.
  • Play Smart Alphabet Age 2+: At-home Activity Workbook

    Gakken early childhood experts

    Paperback (Gakken, May 4, 2021)
    What's the Play Smart secret? Making learning fun! Created by educational experts, the award-winning Play Smart series uses Gakken’s unique fun-first method of completing age-appropriate activities that are progressively more challenging, building on small achievements, and fostering an eagerness to learn. Play Smart’s philosophy rewards success and builds confidence. The variety of activities leads to creative problem-solving skills and prepares children for the journey of lifelong learning. Play Smart Alphabet 2+ includes a variety of entertaining and engaging puzzles, games, and challenges that get kids prepped for preschool!
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  • Inheritance

    RaShelle Workman

    language (Polished Pen Press, llc, May 6, 2021)
    The Wolf Blood Academy gave me an ultimatum. Either attend and take my place in the pack or my family suffers the consequences.After helping the academy find those responsible for killing the students, I should rule Legacy House, but no good deed goes unpunished. With all the accolades, there’s a target on my back and I’m in the crosshairs of mayhem and bullying. Except this time, it’s a whole new game. The vampires from Nightwalker Academy are here for the annual Nocturnal Competition. It should be fun and games, but someone or something is using the tournament for their own nefarious purposes. To save them, I will have to become the alpha I was born to be but doing so might cost me the love of my life. _________Wolf Blood Academy Series:Iniation (1/2021)Induction (2/2021)Inheritance (3/2021)
  • Quintessence

    Jess Redman

    Paperback (Square Fish, May 4, 2021)
    Quintessence is an extraordinary story from Jess Redman about friendship, self-discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.Find the Elements. Grow the Light. Save the Starling.Three months ago, twelve-year-old Alma moved to the town of Four Points. Her panic attacks started a week later, and they haven’t stopped―even though she’s told her parents that they have. She’s homesick and friendless and every day she feels less and less like herself.But one day she finds a telescope in the town’s junk shop, and through its lens, she watches a star―a star that looks like a child―fall from the sky and into her backyard. Alma knows what it’s like to be lost and afraid, to long for home, and she knows that it’s up to her to save the star. And so, with the help of some unlikely new friends from Astronomy Club, she sets out on a quest that will take a little bit of science, a little bit of magic, and her whole self.This title has Common Core connections.
  • Gold

    Jed Alexander

    Hardcover (Cameron Kids, May 11, 2021)
    A modern, wordless version of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” that ends with a delightful twist While the three bears are away on a bike ride, Gold comes home from school, makes a big pot of soup, sets the table—for four—and falls asleep on the couch, in this modern version of the classic folktale of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” featuring Jed Alexander’s exquisite illustrations, and the color gold.