Rock Paper Scissors
By Matty Dalrymple ’85
William Kingsfield Publishers
Rock breaks scissors. Scissors cut paper. Paper covers rock. The rules are simple—except when it’s people’s lives at stake. By the time Charlotte and Patrick Ballard discover the damage their daughter, Lizzy, can do with her mind, it’s already too late for Charlotte. They hide Lizzy away, trying to save others from the same fate, and trying to save Lizzy from life as a human lab rat. But they can’t hide her forever. Little do they know that respected Philadelphia businessman Gerard Bonnay is responsible for Lizzy’s ability. And Bonnay is willing to eliminate anyone who gets in the way of his goal of turning that power to his own ends. As her protectors are picked off one by one, will Lizzy be able to escape from Bonnay’s deadly zero-sum game?
Breathe, Mama, Breathe
By Shonda Bear Moralis ’92
Moms can feel as if they are sprinting through life, crashing onto the pillow at day’s end only to start again the next morning. Between feeding infants, sending kids off to school, homework, bedtime and countless other activities, it may seem impossible to find a few moments to restore one’s sanity. In Breathe, Mama, Breathe, psychotherapist Shonda Bear Moralis ’92 shares easy-to-use mindfulness tools for moms in search of peace, calm and centering. In addition, she shares over 65 strategies to turn everyday moments into mindful breaks that will help moms tune into their own well-being. Every mom—whether caring for a new baby, an overscheduled grade-schooler or an angsty teen—can become a mindful mama.
All About Roberto Clemente
By Andrew Conte ’93; Illustrations by Bryan Janky
Blue River Press
In his first children’s book, Andrew Conte ’93 writes about Roberto Clemente, who became a baseball icon because of his talent and compassion, and how he overcame prejudice. Drafted from Puerto Rico when he was just 18, he was laughed at by fans for his Spanish accent and, in some cases, the color of his skin. Nonetheless, he became one of the game’s greatest hitters and the first Latin American player to have 3,000 hits. His legacy of kindness and record breaking continues to inspire players to this day.
Balanced Life Happy Life: 13 Weeks to Creating a Happier You
By Elizabeth Gavino ’94
There are many types of relationships—relationships with yourself, others, your career, your creativity, your money. When one or more of these kinds of relationships, called Soul Nourishing Foods, are out of balance, your health and happiness can be compromised. Balanced Life Happy Life will help you understand the 13 relationship types, how they affect your health and how you can begin to nurture them on your path to a life of abundant joy. The book is a Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist.
Published April 5, 2017