Calvin: A Novel

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) #ad - But now calvin is a teenager who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, Hobbes is back—as a delusion—and Calvin can't control him. Calvin and susie and hobbes set out on a dangerous trek across frozen Lake Erie to track him down. He was born on the day the last strip was published; his grandpa left a stuffed tiger named Hobbes in his crib; and he even has a best friend named Susie.

Calvin decides that if he can convince Bill Watterson to draw one final comic strip, showing a normal teenaged Calvin, he will be cured. Seventeen-year-old calvin has always known his fate is linked to the comic book character from Calvin & Hobbes. As a child calvin played with the toy Hobbes, controlling his every word and action, until Hobbes was washed to death.

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A Step from Heaven

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Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books #ad - With a stubborn language barrier and cultural dissimilarities, not only is it impossible to make friends, but even her family’s internal bonds are wavering. But it also helps her to recognize the strength she holds, and envision the future she desires, and deserves. Her parents’ finances are strained, yet her father’s stomach is full of booze.

From master storyteller an na comes the printz award–winning novel about a Korean girl who tells her firsthand account of trying to find her place and identity in America from the day she leaves Korea as a child to her rocky journey through the teenage years. At age four, young ju moves with her parents from Korea to Southern California.

A Step from Heaven #ad - As young ju’s once solid and reliable family starts tearing apart, her younger brother begins to gain more freedom and respect simply because of his gender. But when her family arrives, she finds it to be the opposite. Young ju begins to lose all hope in the dream she once held—the heaven she longs for.

Even as she begins to finally fit in, a cataclysmic family event will change her idea of heaven forever. She has always imagined America would be like heaven: easy, blissful, and full of riches.

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies

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Clarion Books #ad - One who isn’t so screwed up. Because of course he did. Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them.

Readers themselves will fall in love with Norah in this poignant, humorous, and deeply engaging portrait of a teen struggling to find the strength to face her demons. Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke.

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We Are All Made of Molecules

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Wendy Lamb Books #ad - But what grabbed me the most is the humor. Christopher paul curtis, newbery medal–winning author of Bud, Not Buddy and The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963. She already has to hide the real reason her dad moved out; “Spewart” could further threaten her position at the top of the social ladder. They're complete opposites, but they have one thing in common: they—like everyone else—are made of molecules.

. Susin nielsen is a genius, and kids and adults alike will adore this book. Susan juby, author of the truth commission   “What a skilled, gifted writer Susin is!…There’s so much to love about this story. But ashley is 110 percent horrified. Stewart is trying to be 89. 9 percent happy about it--he's always wanted a sister.

We Are All Made of Molecules #ad - The brady Bunch it isn't. This savvy, insightful take on the modern family makes for nearly nonstop laughs. Kirkus reviews,  StarredStewart, 13: Socially clueless genius. In this hilarious and deeply moving story, award-winning author Susin Nielsen has created two narrators who will steal your heart and make you laugh out loud.

Praise ncss-cbc notable social studies trade books for young people nominated for the george Peach Book Award for Teen ReadersNominated to the Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice AwardTexas Lone Star Reading List"A laugh-out-loud story of two teens learning to adjust to unusual family life that neither expected.

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The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers #ad - And he would also like to discover a true friend to share these things with. William wilcox seems like an unlikely candidate for friendship: an aloof boy who is all edges and who owns silence the way other people own words. But amedeo has a secret, a process, he wants to discover something -- a place, a dream: More than anything in the world, even a fossil -- some treasure that no one realizes is there until he finds it.

It's a story that will take them to the edge of what they know about heroism and the mystery of the human heart. For Mrs. Konigsburg spins a magnificent tale of art, history, discovery, friendship, and truth. Ninety percent of who you are is invisible. Amedeo kaplan seems just like any other new kid who has moved into the town of St.

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World #ad - Soon the boys find themselves caught up in one particular story -- a story that links a sketch, a young boy's life, an old man's reminiscence, and a painful secret dating back to the outrages of Nazi Germany. L. Malo, florida, a navy town where new faces are the norm. When amedeo and william find themselves working together on a house sale for Amedeo's eccentric neighbor, Mrs.

Two-time Newbery winner E.

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Character, Driven: A Novel

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Tor Teen #ad - With only one year left of high school, seventeen-year-old Cliff Sparks is desperate to "come of age"—a. K. A. Lose his virginity. Cliff is a character driven to fulfill his quest, and readers will be with him every step of the way. Kirkus reviews, starred review"filled with wordplay and moments of wry observation and revelation, this contemporary coming-of-age-novel follows the trials of a big-hearted teen who suffers some hard knocks.

. Readers will giggle and guffaw at Lubar’s trademark humor, while their heartstrings are tugged and feelings are tied in knots. But he's never had much luck with girls. So when he falls for jillian, a new classmate, at first sight, all he can do is worship her from afar. This exquisitely crafted coming-of-age novel gets down and dirty—and even rebellious—without sacrificing honesty, thoughtfulness, or respect.

Character, Driven: A Novel #ad - Booklist, fantasies, starred review"Readers will relish clever wordplay, and a major secret. Cliff is at the edge, on the verge, dangling—and holding on for dear life. At the same time, cliff has to figure out what to do with the rest of his life, since he's pretty sure his unemployed father plans to kick him out of the house the minute he turns eighteen.

Cliff’s humorous perspective on his predicaments doesn’t lessen their sharp impact. Publishers weekly, starred reviewAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.

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Across Five Aprils

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Berkley #ad - His brother, eb, and his cousin, Tom, are both of fighting age. As jethro's family is pulled into the conflict between the North and the South, loyalties are divided, dreams are threatened, and their bonds are put to the test in this heart-wrenching, coming of age story. Drawing from family records and from stories told by her grandfather, the author has, in an uncommonly fine narrative, created living characters and vividly reconstructed a crucial period of history.

Booklist. The newbery award-winning author of up a road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War. In 1861, america is on the cusp of war, and young Jethro Creighton is just nine-years-old.

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Monster

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HarperCollins #ad - This new york times bestselling novel from acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers tells the story of Steve Harmon, a teenage boy in juvenile detention and on trial. Presented as a screenplay of Steve's own imagination, and peppered with journal entries, the book shows how one single decision can change our whole lives.

Monster #ad - . Monster is a multi-award-winning, provocative coming-of-age story that was the first-ever Michael L. Printz award recipient, an ala best Book, a Coretta Scott King Honor selection, and a National Book Award finalist. Monster is now a major motion picture called All Rise and starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison, Jr.

Nas, and a$AP Rocky. The late walter dean myers was a national Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, who was known for his commitment to realistically depicting kids from his hometown of Harlem.

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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

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37 Ink #ad - Rather than comply, Washington decided to circumvent the law. So, when the opportunity presented itself one clear and pleasant spring day in Philadelphia, Judge left everything she knew to escape to New England. Though ona judge lived a life of relative comfort, she was denied freedom. At just twenty-two-years-old, ona became the subject of an intense manhunt led by George Washington, who used his political and personal contacts to recapture his property.

Yet freedom would not come without its costs. In setting up his household he brought along nine slaves, including Ona Judge. A crisp and compulsively readable feat of research and storytelling” USA TODAY, historian Erica Armstrong Dunbar weaves a powerful tale and offers fascinating new scholarship on how one young woman risked everything to gain freedom from the famous founding father.

Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge #ad - Finalist for the national book award for nonfiction a startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful story about a daring woman of “extraordinary grit” The Philadelphia Inquirer. When george washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital.

Every six months he sent the slaves back down south just as the clock was about to expire. As the president grew accustomed to northern ways, there was one change he couldn’t abide: Pennsylvania law required enslaved people be set free after six months of residency in the state.

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American Born Chinese

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First Second #ad - American born chinese is an amazing ride, all the way up to the astonishing climax. American born chinese is a 2006 national book award finalist for young people's literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring and a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

American Born Chinese #ad - This title has Common Core Connections. Their lives and stories come together with an unexpected twist in this action-packed modern fable. A tour-de-force by rising indy comics star gene yang, subject of one of the oldest and greatest chinese fables; and Chin-Kee, American Born Chinese tells the story of three apparently unrelated characters: Jin Wang, who moves to a new neighborhood with his family only to discover that he's the only Chinese-American student at his new school; the powerful Monkey King, a personification of the ultimate negative Chinese stereotype, who is ruining his cousin Danny's life with his yearly visits.

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Orbiting Jupiter

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Clarion Books #ad - The two-time Newbery Honor winner Gary D. In this riveting novel, two boys discover the true meaning of family and the sacrifices it requires. After spending time in a juvenile facility, he’s placed with a foster family on a farm in rural Maine. Here joseph, damaged and withdrawn, meets twelve-year-old Jack, who narrates the account of the troubled, passionate teen who wants to find his baby at any cost.

Schmidt delivers the shattering story of Joseph, a father at thirteen, who has never seen his daughter, Jupiter.

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