Love, Stargirl

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0375890815
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 2338

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New York Times bestselling sequel to Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli’s modern-day classic Stargirl, now an original film on Disney+! And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday! Love, Stargirl picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest letter," in diary form, going from date to date through a little more than a year's time. In her writing, Stargirl mixes memories of her bittersweet time in Mica, Arizona, with involvements with new people in her life. In Love, Stargirl, we hear the voice of Stargirl herself as she reflects on time, life, Leo, and - of course - love. “Spinelli is a poet of the prepubescent. . . . No writer guides his young characters, and his readers, past these pitfalls and challenges and toward their futures with more compassion.” —The New York Times

The Warden's Daughter

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0553494635
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 8334

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli comes the story of a girl searching for happiness inside the walls of a prison. And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday! Cammie O'Reilly lives at the Hancock County Prison--not as a prisoner, she's the warden's daughter. She spends the mornings hanging out with shoplifters and reformed arsonists in the women's excercise yard, which gives Cammie a certain cache with her school friends. But even though Cammie's free to leave the prison, she's still stuck. And sad, and really mad. Her mother died saving her from harm when she was just a baby. You wouldn't think you could miss something you never had, but on the eve of her thirteenth birthday, the thing Cammie most wants is a mom. A prison might not be the best place to search for a mother, but Cammie is determined and she's willing to work with what she's got. "A tapestry of grief and redemption, woven by a master storyteller ....Moving and memorable." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

Dead Wednesday

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0593306694
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 9779

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Can playing dead bring you back to life? Maybe on Dead Wednesday… On this day the worlds of a shy boy and a gone girl collide, and the connection they make will change them both forever. A brilliant new novel from the Newbery Medal winner and author of the New York Times bestseller Stargirl. "Jerry Spinelli has created another middle grade masterpiece." —BookPage, starred review On Dead Wednesday, every eighth grader in Amber Springs is assigned the name and identity of a teenager who died a preventable death in the past year. The kids don black shirts and for the whole day everyone in town pretends they're invisible—as if they weren't even there. The adults think it will make them contemplate their mortality. The kids know it's a free pass to get away with anything. Worm Tarnauer feels invisible every day. He's perfectly happy being the unnoticed sidekick of his friend Eddie. So he's not expecting Dead Wednesday to feel that different. But he didn't count on being assigned Becca Finch (17, car crash). And he certainly didn't count on Becca showing up to boss him around! Letting this girl into his head is about to change everything. This is the story of the unexpected, heartbreaking, hilarious, truly epic day when Worm Tarnauer discovers his own life.

Smoke and Iron

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rachel Caine
  • ISBN : 0451489225
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 5262

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: To save the Great Library, the unforgettable characters from Ink and Bone, Paper and Fire, and Ash and Quill put themselves in danger in the next thrilling adventure in the New York Times bestselling series. The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making...if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

Milkweed

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0375890378
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 8479

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A stunning novel of the Holocaust from Newbery Medalist, Jerry Spinelli. And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday! He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham. He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself, and the other orphans. He's a boy who believes in bread, and mothers, and angels. He's a boy who wants to be a Nazi, with tall, shiny jackboots of his own-until the day that suddenly makes him change his mind. And when the trains come to empty the Jews from the ghetto of the damned, he's a boy who realizes it's safest of all to be nobody. Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli takes us to one of the most devastating settings imaginable-Nazi-occupied Warsaw during World War II-and tells a tale of heartbreak, hope, and survival through the bright eyes of a young Holocaust orphan.

The Feel Good Factor

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Lauren Blakely
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Little Dog Press
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 6875

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: That irresistible, tattooed hottie who’s been flirting hard with me since he rode into town? The one who kissed me senseless in the back of a waffle truck the other day? Yeah, turns out he’s my new housemate… Things I don’t need while up for a promotion to police sergeant—a roomie who makes me think criminal thoughts. Can I arrest him for being too good-looking? But I soon learn Derek is is strong, caring, generous, good with kids, and kind to puppies… and might be able to help me with my promotion, which gives me an idea... *** A no-strings-attached fling with the fiery redhead who revs my engine? Why, yes, that does sound like a delicious perk of my new job in this new town. Except, it turns out Perri’s my sexy, sassy landlord. When she comes to me with a out-of-left-field proposition, resisting her is going to take more than handcuffs

My Daddy and Me

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0307793346
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 40
  • Readers : 3237

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This Father's Day show dad how much you care with this gift-book celebrating the moments you share! I can't wait for my daddy to come home from work. There are so many things to do! In a loving tribute to fathers and sons, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli and New Yorker artist Seymour Chwast join talents to celebrate the very best moment of the day: when daddy comes home.

Confronting the Dragon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Mark Cheverton
  • ISBN : 1634500474
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 7696

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An evil army threatens to destroy all of Minecraft in the third Gameknight999 adventure! The ghast king Malacoda and the terrible enderman Erebus have led their monster army to the server that houses the Source, with plans to destroy Minecraft and all the digital lives on its servers before escaping once and for all into the real world. Only Gameknight999, the User-that-is-not-a-user, and his small army of NPCs can stop them. But the monster horde is growing bigger by the day, as if they are being helped by an unknown someone . . . or something. A secret lurks in the shadows as Gameknight and his friends race across the server, a secret with evil glowing white eyes. To defeat the monsters of the night, Gameknight will first need to find out how monsters are being created so quickly. His quest will eventually take his army into a different dimension altogether, where an island floats ominously in the Void and a deadly creature flaps its gigantic wings . . . Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. In particular, this adventure series is created especially for readers who love the fight of good vs. evil, magical academies like Hogwarts in the Harry Potter saga, and games like Minecraft, Terraria, and Pokemon GO. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Camp Wild

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Pam Withers
  • ISBN : 1551433613
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 104
  • Readers : 7317

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Wilf believes he is too old for summer camp and is determined to escape from it.

Space Station Seventh Grade

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0316381462
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 235
  • Readers : 3886

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now a seventh grader, Jason finds out the hard way just how different things are where ninth graders are the kings.

Adam Canfield of the Slash

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Michael Winerip
  • ISBN : 0763654264
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 9919

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Between laughs, readers will be prompted to think — about what constitutes truth, how the media massages it, and the importance of ethics, fairness, and getting the facts right." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) Adam Canfield has to be the most overprogrammed middle-school student in America. So when super-organized Jennifer coaxes him to be coeditor of their school newspaper, THE SLASH, he wonders if he’s made a big mistake. But when a third-grader’s article leads to a big scoop, Adam and his fellow junior journalists rise to the challenge of receiving their principal’s wrath to uncover some scandalous secrets. From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times columnist comes a funny, inspiring debut that sneaks in some lessons on personal integrity — and captures the rush that’s connected to the breaking of a really great story.

Scared in School

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Roberta Simpson Brown
  • ISBN : 9780874834963
  • Publisher : august house
  • Number of Pages : 141
  • Readers : 4314

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A collection of contemporary scary stories set in school, including "Creature Teacher, " "Extinguished Educators, " and "Student Bodies."

Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Patty Lovell
  • ISBN : 1101653876
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 5867

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Be yourself like Molly Lou Melon no matter what a bully may do. Molly Lou Melon is short and clumsy, has buck teeth, and has a voice that sounds like a bullfrog being squeezed by a boa constrictor. She doesn't mind. Her grandmother has always told her to walk proud, smile big, and sing loud, and she takes that advice to heart. But then Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.

Loser

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0061756822
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 8153

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: From renowned Newbery-winning author Jerry Spinelli comes a powerful story about how not fitting in just might lead to an incredible life. This classic book is perfect for fans of Gordon Korman and Carl Hiaasen. Just like other kids, Zinkoff rides his bike, hopes for snow days, and wants to be like his dad when he grows up. But Zinkoff also raises his hand with all the wrong answers, trips over his own feet, and falls down with laughter over a word like "Jabip." Other kids have their own word to describe him, but Zinkoff is too busy to hear it. He doesn't know he's not like everyone else. And one winter night, Zinkoff's differences show that any name can someday become "hero." With some of his finest writing to date and great wit and humor, Jerry Spinelli creates a story about a boy's individuality surpassing the need to fit in and the genuine importance of failure. As readers follow Zinkoff from first through sixth grade, it becomes impossible not to identify with and root for him through failures and triumphs. The perfect classroom read.

The Roommate

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Rosie Danan
  • ISBN : 0593101618
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 2357

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Warmly funny and gorgeously sexy."—New York Times Book Review A LibraryReads Pick House Rules: Do your own dishes Knock before entering the bathroom Never look up your roommate online The Wheatons are infamous among the east coast elite for their lack of impulse control, except for their daughter Clara. She’s the consummate socialite: over-achieving, well-mannered, predictable. But every Wheaton has their weakness. When Clara’s childhood crush invites her to move cross-country, the offer is too tempting to resist. Unfortunately, it’s also too good to be true. After a bait-and-switch, Clara finds herself sharing a lease with a charming stranger. Josh might be a bit too perceptive—not to mention handsome—for comfort, but there’s a good chance he and Clara could have survived sharing a summer sublet if she hadn’t looked him up on the Internet... Once she learns how Josh has made a name for himself, Clara realizes living with him might make her the Wheaton’s most scandalous story yet. His professional prowess inspires her to take tackling the stigma against female desire into her own hands. They may not agree on much, but Josh and Clara both believe women deserve better sex. What they decide to do about it will change both of their lives, and if they’re lucky, they’ll help everyone else get lucky too.

Furia

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Yamile Saied Méndez
  • ISBN : 1643751204
  • Publisher : Algonquin Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3025

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Reese's YA Book Club pick and 2021 Pura Belpré Award-winning, powerful, #ownvoices contemporary YA for fans of The Poet X and I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams.

Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Victor Malo-Juvera,Crag Hill
  • ISBN : 1000769992
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 4681

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Recognizing the determination of a canon as an ongoing process of discussion and debate, which helps us to better understand the concept of meaningful and important literature, this edited collection turns a critical spotlight on young adult literature (YAL) to explore some of the most read, taught, and discussed books of our time. By considering the unique criteria which might underpin the classification of a YAL canon, this text raises critical questions of what it means to define canonicity and designate certain books as belonging to the YAL canon. Moving beyond ideas of what is taught or featured in textbooks, the volume emphasizes the role of adolescents’ choice, the influence of popular culture, and above all the multiplicity of ways in which literature might be interpreted and reflected in the lives of young readers. Chapters examine an array of texts through varied critical lenses, offer detailed literary analyses and divergent interpretations, and consider how themes might be explored in pedagogical contexts. By articulating the ways in which teachers and young readers may have traditionally interpreted YAL, this volume will extend debate on canonicity and counter dominant narratives that posit YAL texts as undeserving of canonical status. This text will be of great interest to graduate and postgraduate students, academics, professionals, and libraries in the field of young adult literature, fiction literacy, children’s literacy and feminist studies.

Red Wolf

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Jennifer Dance
  • ISBN : 1459708113
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7584

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This novel tells the story of Red Wolf, a young First Nations boy forced to move into a residential school and assume a new identity. Paralleling his story is that of Crooked Ear, an orphaned wolf pup he has befriended. Both must learn to survive in the white man's world.

Jake and Lily

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0062114395
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 1560

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli, author of Maniac Magee and Wringer, addresses issues of identity, belonging, family, and bullying in this humorous and heartfelt novel about twins. Jake and Lily are twins. Despite their slightly different interests and temperaments, they feel exactly the same—like two halves of one person. But the year they turn eleven, everything changes. Their parents announce it’s time for separate bedrooms. Jake starts hanging out with a pack of boys on the block. And Lily is devastated, not to mention angry. Who is she without Jake? And as her brother falls under the influence of the neighborhood bully, he also must ask himself—who is the real Jake? This is an often funny, poignant, and profound story of growing up, growing apart, and the difficult process of figuring out who you really are.

Between Us and the Moon

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Rebecca Maizel
  • ISBN : 0062327631
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 7100

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A luminous YA love story that evokes Judy Blume's Forever for a new generation. Sarah—Bean to her friends and family—is an aspiring astronomer and champion mathlete. She lives behind her beloved telescope, with her head in the stars and her feet planted firmly on the ground. For as long as she can remember, she's also lived in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Scarlett. But after a traumatic end to the school year, Sarah goes to Cape Cod for the summer with her family, determined to grow up. It's there that she meets gorgeous, older college boy Andrew. He sees her as the girl she wants to be. A girl like Scarlett. He thinks she's older, too—and she doesn't correct him. For Sarah, it's a summer of firsts. Before she knows what's happened, one little lie has transformed into something real. And by the end of August, she might have to choose between falling in love, and finding herself. Fans of Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins are destined to fall for this romantic and heartfelt coming-of-age novel about how life and love are impossible to predict.

My Father's Dragon

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Number of Pages : 41
  • Readers : 5075

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One cold rainy day when my father was a little boy, he met an old alley cat on his street. The cat was very drippy and uncomfortable so my father said, "Wouldn't you like to come home with me?" This surprised the cat—she had never before met anyone who cared about old alley cats—but she said, "I'd be very much obliged if I could sit by a warm furnace, and perhaps have a saucer of milk."

Stargirl by Geoff Johns

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Geoff Johns,David S. Goyer
  • ISBN : 1779507356
  • Publisher : DC Comics
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 4883

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Meet Courtney Whitmore, a typical teenage girl trying to make it through high school-but she's about to stumble upon a secret that will make her life a lot more complicated! Her new stepfather, Pat Dugan, was once a costumed adventurer called Stripesy. Finding the Kid's costume, Courtney decides to become the new Star-Spangled Kid! But Dugan isn't about to let his new daughter put herself in harm's way-at least, not by herself. He soon builds a robotic suit called S.T.R.I.P.E. so he can keep an eye on Courtney as she battles for justice. Now the duo fight side by side as they take on aliens, cults, super-villains, and more! Collects Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #0-14, JSA All Stars #4, and stories from DCU Heroes Secret Files (1999) and DCU Villains Secret Files (1999).

When We Make It

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Elisabet Velasquez
  • ISBN : 0593324498
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 9435

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all. . . . Her voice is FIRE!"—NYT bestselling and award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson An unforgettable, torrential, and hopeful debut young adult novel-in-verse that redefines what it means to "make it,” for readers of Nicholasa Mohr and Elizabeth Acevedo. Sarai is a first-generation Puerto Rican question asker who can see with clarity the truth, pain, and beauty of the world both inside and outside her Bushwick apartment. Together with her older sister, Estrella, she navigates the strain of family traumas and the systemic pressures of toxic masculinity and housing insecurity in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Sarai questions the society around her, her Boricua identity, and the life she lives with determination and an open heart, learning to celebrate herself in a way that she has long been denied. When We Make It is a love letter to anyone who was taught to believe that they would not make it. To those who feel their emotions before they can name them. To those who still may not have all the language but they have their story. Velasquez’ debut novel is sure to leave an indelible mark on all who read it.

Fourth Grade Rats

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0545348609
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 6030

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A fast, fun, friendship read from the Newbery-award winning author of Maniac Magee. Fourth graders are tough. They aren't afraid of spiders. They say no to their moms. They push first graders off the swings. And they never, ever cry. Suds knows that now that he's in fourth grade, he's supposed to be a rat. But whenever he tries to act like one, something goes wrong. Can Suds's friend Joey teach him to toughen up...or will Suds remain a fourth grade wimp?

Star Daughter

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Shveta Thakrar
  • ISBN : 0062894641
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 4030

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: *Chosen as a 2020 Kids’ Indie Next pick * A Locus Reading List recommendation * An Andre Norton Nebula Award Finalist* “Shveta Thakrar's prose is as beautiful as starlight.”—New York Times bestselling author Holly Black This gorgeously imagined YA debut blends shades of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and a breathtaking landscape of Hindu mythology into a radiant contemporary fantasy. The daughter of a star and a mortal, Sheetal is used to keeping secrets. Pretending to be “normal.” But when an accidental flare of her starfire puts her human father in the hospital, Sheetal needs a full star’s help to heal him. A star like her mother, who returned to the sky long ago. Sheetal’s quest to save her father will take her to a celestial court of shining wonders and dark shadows, where she must take the stage as her family’s champion in a competition to decide the next ruling house of the heavens—and win, or risk never returning to Earth at all. Brimming with celestial intrigue, this sparkling YA debut is perfect for fans of Roshani Chokshi and Laini Taylor.

Boy Trouble (Ask Emma Book 3)

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Sheryl Berk,Carrie Berk
  • ISBN : 1499810369
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 9349

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Emma Woods knows just how to fix all her peers' problems-or so she thinks-in the next installment of the middle grade series Ask Emma, from the bestselling creators behind the Cupcake Club series! Back from a remarkable trip to Washington DC, 13-year-old Emma Woods thinks Jackson Knight is about to become her first boyfriend. But when Jax seems to suddenly turn icy, Emma is left in the cold. As if Emma's life couldn't get more complicated, Austen Middle School is hosting its first-ever Sadie Hawkins dance, where girls invite a partner. While Emma gives advice to her friends and classmates, she also has to figure out what to do about her own situation. Should she forget about Jackson? Or is this the perfect opportunity to make her move? Filled with humor, drama, and heart, book three in the Ask Emma series will have readers begging for more.

Hidden Talents

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : David Lubar
  • ISBN : 1429963239
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 1037

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: American Library Association "Best Books for Young Adults" American Library Association "Quick Picks for Young Adults" Martin Anderson and his friends don't like being called losers. But they've been called that for so long even they start to believe it. Until Martin makes an incredible discovery: each of his friends has a special hidden talent. Edgeview Alternative School was supposed to be end of the road. But for Martin and his friends, it just might be a new beginning. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Call Me Star Girl

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Louise Beech
  • ISBN : 1495655067
  • Publisher : Orenda Books
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Readers : 1813

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Tonight is the night for secrets... A taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller, reminiscent of Play Misty for Me... from the critically acclaimed author of Maria in the Moon and The Lion Tamer Who Lost... Pregnant Victoria Valbon was brutally murdered in an alley three weeks ago—and her killer hasn't been caught. Tonight is Stella McKeever's final radio show. The theme is secrets. You tell her yours, and she'll share some of hers. Stella might tell you about Tom, a boyfriend who likes to play games, about the mother who abandoned her, now back after fourteen years. She might tell you about the perfume bottle with the star-shaped stopper, or about her father... What Stella really wants to know is more about the mysterious man calling the station... who says he knows who killed Victoria, and has proof. Tonight is the night for secrets, and Stella wants to know everything... With echoes of the Play Misty for Me, Call Me Star Girl is a taut, emotive and all-consuming psychological thriller that plays on our deepest fears, providing a stark reminder that stirring up dark secrets from the past can be deadly...

Knots in My Yo-Yo String

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0307486850
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 8998

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. And don't miss the author's highly anticipated new novel, Dead Wednesday! "A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" --The Washington Post From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages.

Fighting Words

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • ISBN : 1984815695
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 6360

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: *Newbery Honor Book* *Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor* A candid and fierce middle grade novel about sisterhood and sexual abuse, by two-time Newbery Honor winner and #1 New York Times best seller Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, author of The War that Saved My Life Kirkus Prize Finalist Boston Globe Best Book of the Year Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of the Year School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Booklist Best Book of the Year Kirkus Best Book of the Year BookPage Best Book of the Year New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year Golden Kite Honor Book Rise: Feminist Book Project Selection ALSC Notable Book Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) Choices Selection Junior Library Guild Selection "Fighting Words is raw, it is real, it is necessary, a must-read for children and their adults--a total triumph in all ways." —Holly Goldberg Sloan, New York Times bestselling author of Counting by 7s Ten-year-old Della has always had her older sister, Suki: When their mom went to prison, Della had Suki. When their mom's boyfriend took them in, Della had Suki. When that same boyfriend did something so awful they had to run fast, Della had Suki. Suki is Della's own wolf--her protector. But who has been protecting Suki? Della might get told off for swearing at school, but she has always known how to keep quiet where it counts. Then Suki tries to kill herself, and Della's world turns so far upside down, it feels like it's shaking her by the ankles. Maybe she's been quiet about the wrong things. Maybe it's time to be loud. In this powerful novel that explodes the stigma around child sexual abuse and leavens an intense tale with compassion and humor, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley tells a story about two sisters, linked by love and trauma, who must find their own voices before they can find their way back to each other. "Della’s matter-of-fact narration manages to be as funny and charming as it is devastatingly sad. . . . This is a novel about trauma and the scars it leaves on bodies, minds and hearts. But more than that, it’s a book about resilience, strength and healing." —New York Times Book Review "One of the most important books ever written for kids."—Colby Sharp of Nerdy Book Club "One for the history books....One of the best of the year."—Betsy Bird for A Fuse #8 Production/SLJ "Gripping. Life-changing...I am awe-struck."—Donna Gephart, author of Lily and Dunkin "Compassionate, truthful, and beautiful."—Elana K. Arnold, author of Damsel "I am blown away. [This] may be Kimberly Brubaker Bradley's best work yet."—Barbara Dee, author of Maybe He Just Likes You "A book that lets [kids] know they have never been alone. And never will be."—Kat Yeh, author of The Truth About Twinkie Pie "Meets the criteria of great children's literature that [will] resonate with adults too."—Bitch Media * "At once heartbreaking and hopeful."—Kirkus (starred review) * "Honest [and] empowering...An important book for readers of all ages."—SLJ (starred review) * "Sensitive[,] deft, and vivid."—BCCB (starred review) * "Prepare to read furiously."—Booklist (starred review) * "An essential, powerful mirror and window for any reader."—PW (starred review) * "Enlightening, empowering and--yes--uplifting."—BookPage (starred review) * "Unforgettable."—The Horn Book (starred review)

Maniac Magee

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Jerry Spinelli
  • ISBN : 0316333506
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 198
  • Readers : 7561

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs. Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins, as he changes the lives of a racially divided small town with his amazing and legendary feats.

Adolescent Literacy in the Era of the Common Core

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Jacy Ippolito,Joshua Fahey Lawrence,Colleen Zaller
  • ISBN : 1612506062
  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 4580

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Adolescent Literacy in the Era of the Common Core provides school leaders, teachers, and others with strategies and best practices for advancing adolescent literacy in the classroom. Exceptionally clear and accessible, the book addresses a full range of topics in this vitally important field, including disciplinary literacy; vocabulary instruction; classroom discussion; motivation and engagement related to digital literacy; the use of multiple texts; and writing to learn. This book presents “usable knowledge” of the highest order and of immediate value to school leaders and teachers. It will be required reading for all educators concerned with promoting and furthering adolescent literacy today.

Teaching the Tough Issues

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Jacqueline Darvin
  • ISBN : 0807773786
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Number of Pages : 147
  • Readers : 6209

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Teaching the Tough Issues introduces a groundbreaking teaching method intended to help English, social studies, and humanities teachers address difficult or controversial topics in their secondary classrooms. Because these issues are rarely addressed in teacher preparation programs, few teachers feel confident facilitating conversations around culturally and politically sensitive issues in ways that honor their diverse students’ voices and lead to critical, transformative thinking. The author describes a four-step method to help teachers structure discussions and written assignments while concurrently assisting them in addressing Common Core State Standards. Designed to aid students in both developing their own viewpoints on contentious issues and in actively critiquing those of their teachers and peers, these practices will enhance any humanities curriculum. Book Features: Offers guidance for exploring difficult and/or controversial aspects of course content.Provides an excellent means of differentiating instruction and promoting critical literacy.Helps teachers to foster positive behavior and decision-making with their students.Enables students to improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and observation skills.Assists teachers in attaining the CCSS and other curricular mandates in their secondary humanities classrooms. “Darvin has provided us all with a powerful tool for guiding students as they explore their identity, unafraid to explore what it means to be human.” —From the Foreword by Douglas Fisher, professor of educational leadership, San Diego State University “Darvin takes on the big, important issues in adolescents’ lives that often go unaddressed in most classrooms. With an equal balance of sensitivity and directness, she exhorts teachers to name, deconstruct, and think curricularly about the cultural and political forces influencing and being influenced by today’s youth.” —William Brozo, professor of literacy, George Mason University, author of Wham! Teaching with Graphic Novels Across the Curriculum

To the Stars!

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  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Author : Gina Bellisario
  • ISBN : 1512484741
  • Publisher : Lerner Digital ™
  • Number of Pages : 24
  • Readers : 6706

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! How do stars shine so bright? Stella's imagination takes her on an adventure to explore the stars. Join her on a mission to visit constellations, learn about the closest star to Earth, and maybe even race a shooting star! Find out more about the fascinating stars in the night sky.

Space Science and Public Engagement

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Amy Paige Kaminski
  • ISBN : 0128173912
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Number of Pages : 298
  • Readers : 7836

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Space Science and Public Engagement: 21st Century Perspectives and Opportunities critically examines the many dimensions of public engagement with space science by exploring case studies that show a spectrum of public engagement formats, ranging from the space science community's efforts to communicate developments to the public, to citizenry attempting to engage with space science issues. It addresses why public engagement is important to space science experts, what approaches they take, how public engagement varies locally, nationally and internationally, and what roles "non-experts" have played in shaping space science. Space scientists, outreach specialists in various scientific disciplines, policymakers and citizens interested in space science will find great insights in this book that will help inform their future engagement strategies. Critically examines how expert organizations and the space science community have sought to bring space science to the public Examines how the public has responded, and in some cases self-organized, to opportunities to contribute to space science Outlines future engagement interests and possibilities

Fall

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kristen Callihan
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Plain Jane Books
  • Number of Pages : 385
  • Readers : 8653

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first time I met Jax Blackwood things went a little sideways. In my defense, I didn’t know he was Jax Blackwood—who expects a legendary rock star to be shopping for groceries? More importantly, a blizzard was coming and he was about to grab the last carton of mint-chocolate chip. Still, I might have walked away, but then he smugly dared me to try and take the coveted ice cream. So I kissed him. And distracted that mint-chip right out of his hands. Okay, it was a dirty move, but desperate times and all that. Besides, I never expected he’d be my new neighbor. An annoying neighbor who takes great pleasure in reminding me that I owe him ice cream but would happily accept more kisses as payment. An irresistible neighbor who keeps me up while playing guitar naked–spectacularly naked–in his living room. Clearly, avoidance is key. Except nothing about Jax is easy to ignore—not the way he makes me laugh, or that his particular brand of darkness matches mine, or how one look from him melts me faster than butter under a hot sun. Neither of us believes in love or forever. Yet we’re quickly becoming each other’s addiction. But we could be more. We could be everything. All we have to do is trust enough to fall

Schule in Literatur und Film

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : ide - informationen zur deutschdidaktik
  • ISBN : 3706558645
  • Publisher : StudienVerlag
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 8182

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: DIE SCHULE IN LITERATUR UND FILM - EINE HASSLIEBE Das Verhältnis von Schule und Literatur/Film prägt seit jeher eine 'Hassliebe'. Kritische Abrechnungen mit der eignen Schulzeit prägen gerade die österreichische Literatur, andererseits ist die Schule eine wichtige literarische und filmische Sozialisationsinstanz. Ein besonderer Fokus dieses Hefts liegt auf schulischen Rollenmodellen und ihrer künstlerischen Darstellung - vor allem von Lehrer/innen. Die dritte Sektion des Bandes widmet sich inter- und transmedialen Reflexionen, etwa Verfilmungen von Schulromanen. AUS DEM INHALT Schule und Film/Literatur - ein produktives Spannungsverhältnis Kaspar H. Spinner: Die Schriftsteller und der Literaturunterricht - eine Hassliebe? Matthias Pauldrach: "Nicht für das Leben, sondern für die Schule lernen wir!" Eine Reflexion der Beziehung von Schule und Leben anhand von Wes Andersons Spielfilm Rushmore Herwig Gottwald: Ernst Jünger als Autor über und für die Schule Hannes Schweiger: LehrerInnen als (sprachliche) Autoritäten. Unterrichtsimpulse zur Auseinandersetzung mit machtvollen Ordnungen und ihrer kritischen Reflexion Werner Wintersteiner: Entstörungsdienste - die (Anti-)Pädagogik der Christine Nöstlinger. Plädoyer für eine Neubewertung ihres Werkes LehrerInnenbilder - Reflexionen eines umstrittenen Berufs Ewald Arenz: Lehrer? Ach so. Markus Vorauer: Ambivalenz und Scheitern. Über einige widersprüchliche Lehr-Performances in aktuellen Spielfilmen Markus Kreuzwieser: "Ich bin kein Schriftsteller, sondern Mittelschullehrer" - oder doch umgekehrt? Wiedergelesen: Peter Henischs Bali oder Swoboda steigt aus Film, Literatur, Schule - inter- und transmedial Klaus Maiwald: "Ich kann nicht Lehrer werden." Wie Erich Kästner der Schule und wie das fliegende Klassenzimmer dem Schulmeister Kästner entrinnt Katharina Ruck: Schülergewalt gegen Lehrer. Unterrichtsvorschlag zu Juli Zehs Roman Spieltrieb und seiner Verfilmung

Green Arrow: Der Klang der Gewalt

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  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Smith Kevin
  • ISBN : 3736717121
  • Publisher : DC COMICS bei Panini Comics
  • Number of Pages : 132
  • Readers : 1312

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Das Finale der viel gelobten Green Arrow- Neudefinition von Comic- und Filmemacher Kevin Smith (Dogma, Jay und Silent Bob schlagen zurück)! Oliver Queen versucht, sein Verhältnis zu Black Canary und seiner Familie ins Reine zu bringen. Allerdings macht ein Killer Jagd auf Verbrechensbekämpfer und hat auch den Bogenschützen auf seiner Abschussliste.