Best New Books: Week of February 25, 2020

The following books, published this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!

Adult Fiction

142 Ostriches, by April Dávila

Apeirogon, by Colum McCann

The Lost Diary of M, by Paul Wolfe

Oona Out of Order, by Margarita Montimore

Red Letter Days, by Sarah-Jane Stratford

The Wanting Life, by Mark Rader

Adult Nonfiction

Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures, by André Brock, Jr.

Hunger: The Oldest Problem, by Martín Caparrós and translated by Katherine Silver

Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier, by Benjamin E. Park

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning, by Cathy Park Hong

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance during the Blitz, by Erik Larson

Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote, by Ellen Carol DuBois

Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court’s Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America, by Adam Cohen

Youth Fiction

Bent Heavens, by Daniel Kraus

Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen!, by Sarah Kapit

A High Five for Glenn Burke, by Phil Bildner

Red Hood, by Elana K. Arnold

We Unleash the Merciless Storm, by Tehlor Kay Mejia

Youth Nonfiction

Jane against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights, by Karen Blumenthal

Joni: The Lyrical Life of Joni Mitchell, by Selina Alko

Mother Jones and Her Army of Mill Children, by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

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