Prized by O'Brien, Caragh
School Library Journal Gr 9 Up-O'Brien's follow-up to Birthmarked (Roaring Brook, 2010) begins with Gaia Stone at a lonely oasis in the wasteland, far from the Enclave she escaped. She and her infant sister, Maya, are rescued by Peter, a young man from a settlement called Sylum, which, in its own way, is as strange and harsh a place as the Enclave. Women are only one tenth of the population but they rule over the men, many of whom are sterile. Any physical ...More
The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erdos by by Deborah Heiligman ; pictures by LeUyen Pham.
School Library Journal Gr 3-6-Erdos (1913-1996), the Hungarian-born son of two math teachers, displayed his fascination with numbers early on. Before entering school he could calculate the number of seconds a person had lived just by asking the time and date of their birth. Unable to sit still and follow rules in school, he was homeschooled by his mother. High school was a better fit, and he made friends with students who shared his love of math. His skill...More
The Whites by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt
Library Journal Loyal readers have been waiting seven years for the next masterpiece from Richard Price (following 2008's Lush Life), who delivers his latest crime opera under the Brandt pen name. Sgt. Billy Graves leads the Night Watch squad in Manhattan, prepping overnight crime scenes for morning detectives, when he begins investigating a fatal slashing at Penn Station. Billy discovers the victim has links to his old team, the Wild Geese, a group o...More