Newly Published, From Cryptocurrency to the Kennedys

AVIVA VS. THE DYBBUK, by Mari Lowe. (Dear Levine, ages 8 to 12, $17.99.) Lowe’s mystical debut novel about the psychic tussle between a grief-stricken 11-year-old girl and a mischievous boy ghost who stirs up repressed memories of the “accident” that caused her father’s death offers a rare, sensitive portrayal of a contemporary Orthodox Jewish community.

OLU & GRETA, by Diana Ejaita. (Rise x Penguin Workshop, ages 3 to 5, $17.99.) Though they’ve never met, two cousins ​​— a boy in Lagos and a girl in Milan — celebrate the many things they have in common in this ebullient picture book by the Nigerian Italian illustrator, textile designer and New Yorker cover artist.

BLUE: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky, by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. Illustrated by Daniel Minter. (Knopf, ages 4 to 8, $18.99.) This poetically written, gorgeously painted picture book, about our quest to replicate the color of the ocean and the heavens, encompasses joy and sorrow.

THE LEGEND OF GRAVITY: A Tall Basketball Tale, by Charlie Palmer. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, ages 4 to 8, $18.99.) An acclaimed artist slam-dunks his solo picture book debut, in which fast-dribbling vernacular wordplay and thick, perspective-bending brushstrokes tell a whopper of a hoop-dreams tale .

WHEN I’M GONE, LOOK FOR ME IN THE EAST, by Quan Barry. (Pantheon, $27.) The relationship between a young Buddhist monk and his identical twin of him, who renounced monastic life, is tested when the two are tasked to roam Mongolia in search of a reincarnated spiritual teacher.

THE CRYPTOPIANS: Idealism, Greed, Lies, and the Making of the First Big Cryptocurrency Craze, by Laura Shin. (PublicAffairs, $32.) A former senior editor at Forbes tells the story of the founding of Ethereum, a novel cryptocurrency network that allowed users to launch their own coins, and how it fundamentally altered the crypto landscape.

WHY ARGUMENT MATTERS, by Lee Siegel. (Yale University, $26.) This account examines the role that argument has played throughout history and how it has shaped human existence.

THE FIRST KENNEDYS: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty, by Neal Thompson. (Mariner, $28.) A journalist traces the Kennedy dynasty back to two struggling Irish immigrants who arrived in America during the great famine and tells the story of Bridget Murphy, who, after her husband’s untimely death, single-handedly raised the first Kennedy to be elected to public office.

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