New August Non-Fiction

New popular adult non-fiction coming out in August listed here!

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The Arbornaut : A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us.

The Arbornaut : A Life Discovering the Eighth Continent in the Trees Above Us.

Lowman, Meg.
2021

Nicknamed the "Real-Life Lorax" by National Geographic, the biologist, botanist, and conservationist Meg Lowman takes us on an adventure into the "eighth continent" of the world's treetops, along her journey as a tree scientist, and into climate action. A pioneer in her field, she is a tireless advocate for the earth and has spent decades educating citizens across the globe. In a voice as infectious in its enthusiasm as in its practical optimism, this book chronicles her irresistible story. Print run 50,000.

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Babies Don't Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) : The Introvert's Guide to Surviving Parenthood.

Babies Don't Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) : The Introvert's Guide to Surviving Parenthood.

Vick, Julie.
2021

All parents want the same things: to balance work and home life, to raise happy kids, to never attend a baby drumming class, and to build a secret room in their home where they can hide (preferably not the bathroom). Here, with laugh-out-loud humour and well-earned experience, Julie Vick offers coping mechanisms for everything from sharing the news that you are becoming a parent to the moment the baby is born, from managing doctor's visits to handling playdates. She offers advice on finding childcare and ignoring the nursing versus formula conversation with strangers.

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Gemstones

Gemstones

Hall, Cally
2021


Hard Landings : Looking into the Future for a Child with Autism.

Hard Landings : Looking into the Future for a Child with Autism.

McGovern, Cammie.
2021

After sleepless nights, intensive research, and twenty-one years of raising a child, Ethan, with autism and intellectual disability, Cammie McGovern is approaching a distinct catch-22. Once Ethan turns twenty-two, he will fall off the "Disability Cliff." By aging out of the school system, he'll lose access to most social, educational, and vocational resources. The catch is this: these resources have trained Ethan in skills for jobs that don't exist and a life he can't have. As Ethan makes his way into the world, McGovern also looks into the hardest question of all: how can we ensure an independent future when we're gone?

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How to Talk When Kids Won't Listen : Whining, Fighting, Meltdowns, Defiance, and Other Challenges of Childhood.

How to Talk When Kids Won't Listen : Whining, Fighting, Meltdowns, Defiance, and Other Challenges of Childhood.

Faber, Joanna.
2021

From tantrums to technology to talking to kids about tough topics, this guide offers concrete strategies for these and many more difficult situations. Part One introduces readers to the How To Talk "toolbox." In Part Two, Joanna and Julie answer specific questions and share relatable stories, offering practical tools for addressing issues such as homework hassles, sibling battles, digital dilemmas, problems with punishment, and more. Joanna and Julie offer real solutions to struggles familiar to every parent, grandparent, teacher, and anyone else who lives or works with children. Print run 5,000.

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I Live a Life Like Yours : A Memoir.

I Live a Life Like Yours : A Memoir.

Grue, Jan.
2021

Jan Grue was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy at the age of three. Shifting between specific periods of his life, he intersperses these histories with elegant, astonishingly wise reflections on the world, social structures, disability, loss, relationships, and the body: in short, on what it means to be human. Along the way, Grue moves effortlessly between his own story and those of others. This is a story about accepting one's own body and limitations, and learning to love life as it is while remaining open to hope and discovery. Print run 15,000.

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Life in the City of Dirty Water : A Memoir of Healing.

Life in the City of Dirty Water : A Memoir of Healing.

Thomas-Muller, Clayton.
2021

A leading organizer and activist on the frontlines of environmental resistance, Clayton Thomas-Muller brings his warrior spirit to the fight against the ongoing assault on Indigenous peoples' lands by Big Oil. Tying together personal stories of survival that bring the realities of Canada's First Nations into sharp focus, and lessons learned from a career as a frontline activist committed to addressing environmental injustice at a global scale, Thomas-Muller offers a narrative and vision of healing and responsibility. Residence: Winnipeg, MB. Print run 35,000.

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Promise That You Will Sing About Me : The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar.

Promise That You Will Sing About Me : The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar.

Lewis, Miles Marshall.
2021

Widely known for his incredible lyrics and powerful music, Kendrick Lamar is regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Music journalist Miles Marshall Lewis explores Kendrick Lamar's life, his roots, his music, his lyrics, and how he has shaped the musical landscape of this generation. With incredible graphic design, quotes, lyrics and commentary, this book provides an in-depth look at how Kendrick came to be who he is today, his world, how he creates his lyrics and music, and how he revolutionizes the music industry from the inside. Print run 100,000.

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The Quiet Zone : Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence.

The Quiet Zone : Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence.

Kurczy, Stephen.
2021

Deep in the Appalachian Mountains lies the last truly quiet town in America. Green Bank, West Virginia, is a place at once futuristic and old-fashioned. With a ban on all devices emanating radio frequency interference (RFI) that might interfere with the observatory's telescopes, Quiet Zone residents live a life free from constant digital connectivity. Journalist Stephen Kurczy's deep-dive into this community introduces a menagerie of eccentric residents and a portrait of a community where those seeking refuge confront a reality that is often stranger than fiction. Print run 50,000.

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Qummut Qukiria! : Art, Culture, and Sovereignty Across Inuit Nunaat and Sápmi: Mobilizing the Circumpolar North.

Qummut Qukiria! : Art, Culture, and Sovereignty Across Inuit Nunaat and Sápmi: Mobilizing the Circumpolar North.

Hudson, Anna.
2021

Qummut Qukiria! celebrates art and culture within and beyond traditional Inuit and Sámi homelands in the Circumpolar Arctic. In this illuminating book, curators, scholars, artists, and activists from Inuit Nunangat, Kalaallit Nunaat, Sápmi, Canada, and Scandinavia address topics as diverse as Sámi rematriation and the revival of the ládjogahpir (a traditional woman's headgear), the experience of bringing Inuit stone carving to a workshop for inner-city youth, and the decolonizing potential of Traditional Knowledge and its role in contemporary design and beyond. Residences: Toronto and Ottawa, ON.

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Year of Plagues : A Memoir of 2020.

Year of Plagues : A Memoir of 2020.

D'Aguiar, Fred.
2021

For acclaimed British-Guyanese writer Fred D'Aguiar, 2020 was a year of personal and global crisis. The world around him was shattered by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, California burned, and D'Aguiar was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. This is an intimate, multifaceted exploration of these seismic events. While his experience could not be darker, its rendering is tinged with light and joy, captured in prose that unfolds in wonderful, unexpected ways. Both tender and ferocious, this is a harrowing yet uplifting genre-bending memoir of existence, protest, and survival. Print run 25,000.

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