Welcome to the inaugural edition of Can't Wait to Read!, where we celebrate titles coming out this week. Today's picks were chosen by Spine Authors Editor Susanna Baird. This list is in no particular order and, as with any book we feature in Spine, we encourage you to head to your local library or bookstore to grab a copy.
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A Computer Called Katherine
Author: Suzanne Slade. Illustrator: Veronica Miller Jamison. A picture-book biography of Katherine Johnson, one of the mathematicians making the moon landing possible.
Shoot For The Moon
Author: James Donovan. If you're looking for a grown-up follow-up to the previous title, this book offers an in-depth look at the many stories behind the moon landing.
The Trial Of Lizzie Borden
Author: Cara Robertson. Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. Robertson dives deep, creating a full picture of the infamous Borden.
The Bird King
Author: G. Willow Wilson. History meets fantasy in this tale of a concubine- cartographer duo fleeing for their lives during the Spanish Inquisition.
If Cats Disappeared From The World
Author: Genki Kawamura. Translator: Eric Selland. This novel about a dying postman's deal with the devil was a huge hit in Japan. Finally, it's here!
Too Much Is Not Enough
Author: Andrew Rannells. Young gay Nebraskan boy comes to the Big Apple with Big Dreams in the Grammy-winning, Tony-nominated Broadway star's memoir.