From the author of the Wicked Bay series, comes an angsty YA/NA enemies-to-lovers romance. Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way. Get ready...the Raiders are coming! Hailee Raine only has to survive one more year. One year of life in her football obsessed town. One year of nauseating school spirit. Just one more year of her cruel step-brother Jason; and his cocky, arrogant, football-playing friends. She hates them. Especially, Cameron Chase, the guy she thought was different. Cameron Chase has the world at his feet. He has it all; good looks, talent, and the charm to go with it. He has colleges lined up at the door, all wanting a piece of Rixon Raiders star wide receiver. Until something threatens everything he's ever worked for, and only one person can quiet the war raging inside him. But he's supposed to hate her; his best friend's sister. She's off-limits. Untouchable. She's trouble with a capital T. Then Hailee finds herself in the middle of a football prank gone wrong...and suddenly hating each other never felt so good. The Trouble with You is the first book in The Rixon Raiders series. All books in this series can be listened to as stand-alones!
©2019 L A Cotton (P)2019 L A Cotton
Winner of both the American Library Associations 2020 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production and the 2020 Audie Award for Young Adult! The powerful, unforgettable memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka's teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy. But Jarrett's family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett's life. His father is a mystery - Jarrett doesn't know where to find him, or even what his name is. Jarrett lives with his grandparents - two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what's going on. Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction and finding the art that helps you survive.
©2019 by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.
The Fallacy Detective has been the best-selling book for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years. What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking. A cloud is 90 percent water. A watermelon is 90 percent water. Therefore, since a plane can fly through a cloud, a plane can fly through a watermelon. This is an easy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning. For ages 12 through adult. Fun to use - learn skills you can use right away. Includes The Fallacy Detective Game. Exercises with answers.
©2002, 2009, 2015 Hans Bluedorn, Nathaniel Bluedorn (P)2019 Hans Bluedorn, Nathaniel Bluedorn
The world is changing - the government has seized control of almost everything, and kids are disappearing. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother, Whit, life turns upside-down when they are hauled out of bed one night, separated from their parents, and thrown into a secret compound for no reason they can comprehend, except that the new government is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Imprisoned together in a decrepit cell, Wisty and Whit cling to the only things they have left - a blank book, a drum stick, and each other. While searching for ways to escape, both begin exhibiting strange abilities. Maybe there is a reason they were singled out! Can Wisty and Whit, a witch and a wizard, master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents - and maybe the world? From James Patterson, the creator of the best-selling Maximum Ride and Daniel X novels, comes Witch and Wizard, his most terrifying and awe-inspiring series yet.
©2009 James Patterson (P)2009 Hachette
Rina Nelle Mont has never been a part of the paranormal world. Until now. Well, maybe not. The Magical Creatures Academy only accepts supernaturals, and shes been invited to the school, but she has none of the powers shes supposed to. Blip. Nada. Not even a spark. The school hasnt made a mistake in a century, but she might be the first one. Thats just the kind of thing that would happen to her. Especially since no one has any idea what kind of creature shell be...assuming her powers ever decide to make an appearance. The Academy is the leading institution for paranormal creatures in the world. Its students are the finest of shifters, vampires, and fae. Speaking of fine fae...Leander Verion, prince of the elves, is off limits. Not only is he arrogant, stubborn, and totally not her style, hes her brothers best friend. She will not fall for him. No way. Besides, hes not interested...is he? When two men who head the Shifter Alliance, a rebel faction of shapeshifters who seek to escape the control of the Enforcers - the supernatural police force - find out about Rina and her potential for a different kind of magic, they hunt her. For them, the stakes are as personal as they get. Whether shes ready or not, Rina is about to find out what shes made of....
©2019 Lucia Ashta (P)2019 Lucia Ashta
If you're like many teens, you probably feel pressured to live up to the impossible standards set by our culture, the media, and even by your peers. After all, everyone wants perfect hair, a perfect body, cool friends, and good grades. But while it's okay to strive to be your best, it's also easy to get caught up in a never-ending comparison game that can feed your inner critic and rob you of your happiness. So, how can you break free from negative self-criticism and learn to appreciate your strengths? In Just as You Are, psychologist Michelle Skeen and her daughter, Kelly Skeen, offer simple tips to help you overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, stop comparing yourself to others, and be more open and accepting of all aspects of who you are. You'll also learn how to be more aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment using powerful mindfulness tools and build a plan of action for the future based on your values. Sometimes it's hard to see yourself with clarity and kindness. With this important guide, you'll learn to move past your faults, celebrate your true strengths, and discover what really matters in your life. What are you waiting for?
©2018 Michelle Skeen and Kelly Skeen (P)2021 Tantor
Her first mission: protect the prince. From USA Today best-selling author Jillian Dodd comes the first audiobook in a sizzling series filled with action and adventure. Fans of The Selection and the Hunger Games will discover a heart-pounding thrill ride of espionage and suspense set in glittering high society. An 18-year-old covert agent is pulled out of training before graduation by Black X, an espionage group so secret even the president of the United States doesn't know it exists. For her first mission, she must go undercover as the long-lost daughter of a recently deceased billionaire, infiltrate high society, and protect the prince of Montrovia from assassination. But Prince Lorenzo is known as the Playboy Prince for a reason, and his sensuality and charisma add a whole other level of complication to her mission. She knows her every move is being watched, but what she doesn't know is that the prince is just a chess piece in a bigger game that will have worldwide ramifications. And that Blackwood Academy, the place she has called home for the past six years, has secrets of its own.
©2016 Jillian Dodd (P)2019 Tantor
Before America Singer was chosen to compete in the Selection...she was in love with a Six named Aspen Leger.... And there was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. Step inside the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Selection series with these two captivating novellas. Also includes additional scenes from The Prince, a teaser to The One, a Q&A with author Kiera Cass, and more!
©2014 Kiera Cass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clares Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the number one New York Times and USA Today best-selling The Dark Artifices trilogy. Queen of Air and Darkness is a Shadowhunters novel. What if damnation is the price of true love? Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the disease that is destroying the race of warlocks. Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love.
©2018 Cassandra Clare (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, puts her PhD to work as she talks to teens about the science of growing up and getting ahead. A must-have book for all teenage girls. Growing up as a girl in today's world is no easy task. Juggling family, friends, romantic relationships, social interests, and school...sometimes it feels like you might need to be a superhero to get through it all! But really, all you need is little information. Want to know why your stomach does a flip-flop when you run into your crush in the hallway? Or how the food you put in your body now will affect you in the future? What about the best ways to stop freaking out about your next math test? Using scientific facts, personal anecdotes, and wisdom gained from the world around us, Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory, shares what she has learned from her life and her many years studying neuroscience to tell you how you grow from a girl to a woman biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Want to be strong? Want to be smart? Want to be spectacular? You can! Start by listening to this book.
©2017 Mayim Bialik (P)2017 Listening Library
Kann man jemanden lieben, den man nicht berühren darf? Stella hat ihr Leben voll im Griff - bis auf den Umstand, dass sie an Mukoviszidose leidet und deshalb viel Zeit im Krankenhaus verbringt. Dort trifft sie auf Will. Mit seiner rebellischen Art und seinem frechen Charme scheint er rein gar nichts unter Kontrolle zu haben, kann sich aber dennoch irgendwie in ihr Herz stehlen. Die Krankheit verlangt, dass die beiden auf Abstand bleiben, doch mit jedem Tag wird die fehlende Nähe unerträglicher... Das Hörbuch zum wohl anrührend-schönsten Film des Jahres!
©2019 dtv junior (P)2019 DAV
Mayim Bialik, star of The Big Bang Theory and author of the number one best seller Girling Up, puts her PhD to work to talk to teen boys about the science and pressures of growing up male in today's world. A must-have book for all teenage boys! Why does my voice crack like that? What should I eat to build muscle? How do I talk to someone I have a crush on? What do I do if someone calls me names or bullies me? Growing from a boy to a man is no easy task. Bodies are changing, social circles are evolving, hair is appearing in places it never was before - and on top of it all, there's the ever-present pressure to conform to the typical idea of what it means to be "manly" and masculine. But it's easier to do if you're armed with facts. Using personal anecdotes as an overly observant mother of two boys and plenty of scientific information from her life as a neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik, PhD, star of The Big Bang Theory, talks directly to teen boys about what it means to grow from a boy to a man biologically, psychologically, and sociologically. Using the same cool, fun, and friendly tone that she took in Girling Up, Mayim takes boys - and their parents! - through the challenges and triumphs of Boying Up today. In six sections (How Boys' Bodies Work; How Boys Grow; How Boys Learn; How Boys Cope; How Boys Love; and How Boys Make a Difference), she takes a look at what it means for boys to come of age in today's world, how can they take control of their paths, and what can they do to help shape the types of futures they want for themselves.
©2018 Mayim Bialik (P)2018 Listening Library
In a time when hardship and famine rule the country, one boy finds an oasis of magic and the strength to fight for it. The Dust Bowl uprooted a lot of families and orphaned even more children. No one knows this better than Nat, a teenager who rides the rails from town to town looking for work. After helping a girl accused of witchcraft, Nat stumbles upon a home for wayward children run by a vibrant woman named Camille. She takes in children who have been thrown away and teaches them how to use their untapped potential to do extraordinary things...like magic. In this crazy new place, there are wonders he's never imagined possible. People who can paint portraits of ghosts, walk through walls, and hide windmills in thin air. But in a time of starvation and fear, Camille's magical home comes under attack from people who fear and discriminate against her. It is up to Nat and the other children to rally behind Camille to save their oasis in the dust from utter ruin.
©2019 Black Rose Writing (P)2019 Beacon Audiobooks
Gamer vs Player. Some girls have a dream guy, but Suzie's ideal boyfriend is totally real. Hes just...virtual. Suzie doesn't need to see her online gaming buddy to know that hes her perfect match. The problem lies in reality, AKA high school. Ever since a humiliating photo of her surfaced on the first day of senior year, she hasn't been able to escape the attention of Luke Warner, the hottie player who's apparently made it his mission to annoy her. Now that they're paired together in a programming contest there's no way she can avoid him...or their chemistry. His unexpected kisses might be earth shattering, but hes so not her type. Luke's got a secret, and it's one that could change everything between him and his new computer science partner. Suzie thinks he doesnt know her at all, and she seems convinced that she doesnt like him. But what if she knew that he was her online BFF? That would change everything. But will sharing his secret bring them together or tear them apart?
©2019 Maggie Dallen (P)2019 Maggie Dallen
Bastion was supposed to mean safety. It was supposed to mean a break from fighting for their lives and a chance to talk to someone who might actually know whats going on. Access to their gold and some beer would have been nice, too. They got none of those things. When they arrive in the capital, Tina and James find a city on fire in more ways than one. Players and non-players hunt each other in the streets, while the king who controls the citys all-powerful artifact cowers from the chaos in his castle. Desperate to warn somebody about the Once Kings coming invasion, James wants to try to talk to the king anyway, while Tina just wants to meet the royal portal keepers who might be able to send them home. It shouldnt be hard to get an army of the worlds best-geared players through one city, but when they discover that the captain of the Royal Knights has been massacring low-level players in revenge disguised as justice, James and Tina will have to decide which is more important: the lives of their fellow gamers, or the stability of their new worlds last great city. Both choices deserve a champion, but with the Once Kings armies closing in, taking the wrong side may doom everyone to an eternity as slaves to the Ghostfire.
©2019 Rachel Aaron and Travis Bach (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
Hope is a decision, but it is a hard one to recognize in the face of oppression, belittlement, alienation, and defeat. To help embolden hope, here is a powerhouse collection of essays and personal stories that speak directly to teens and all YA readers. Featuring Angie Thomas, Marie Lu, Nicola Yoon, David Levithan, Libba Bray, Jason Reynolds, Renée Ahdieh, and many more! "The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood."--Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. We all experience moments when we struggle to understand the state of the world, when we feel powerless and--in some cases--even hopeless. The teens of today are the caretakers of tomorrow, and yet it's difficult for many to find joy or comfort in such a turbulent society. But in trying times, words are power. Some of today's most influential young adult authors come together in this highly personal collection of essays and original stories that offer moments of light in the darkness, and show that hope is a decision we all can make. Like a modern day Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Hope Nation acknowledges the pain and offers words of encouragement. Audiobook Contents: Introduction, read by Rose Brock "We" by David Levithan, read by Michael Crouch "Different Dances" by Alex London, read by Michael Crouch "Before and After" by Libba Bray, read by Kate Rudd "Wings and Teeth" by Kate Hart, read by Kate Rudd "Now More Than Ever" by Angie Thomas, read by Bahni Turpin "The Two Types of Secrets" by Ally Carter, read by Tavia Gilbert "Rundown" by Ally Condie, read by Tavia Gilbert "Caution: This Hope is NSFW (But It Shouldnt Be)" by I.W. Gregorio, read by Nancy Wu "Surviving" by Marie Lu, read by Nancy Wu "Nobody Remembers the Names of People Who Build Walls" by Jeff Zentner, read by MacLeod Andrews "Always" by Nic Stone, read by Adenrele Ojo "Love" by Nicola Yoon, read by Adenrele Ojo "Shot of Hope" by Gayle Forman, read by Erin Spencer "In the Past" by Jenny Torres Sanchez, read by Kyla Garcia "Baseball Pasta" by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, read by Kyla Garcia "Dont Listen to the A**holes" by Atia Abawi, read by Mozahn Marno "The Dreadful Summer of 1991" by Howard Bryant, read by Prentice Onayemi "Hoping for Home" by Julie Murphy, read by Rebecca Soler "Born in Argentina, Made in America: The Immigrant Identity" by Romina Garber, read by Rebecca Soler "Chah-Muh" by Renée Ahdieh, read by January LaVoy "The Only One I Can Apologize For" by Aisha Saeed, read by Mozahn Marno "The Kids Who Stick" by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely, read by Guy Lockard and Chris Andrew Ciulla
©2018 Rose Brock (P)2018 Listening Library
A bi guy, his best friend, the 90s, and show tunes. You don't want to miss this! Marco's a gay stereotype: He loves show tunes, writes fan mail to the actor he's got a crush on, even skips school with his best friend, Anna, to catch their favorite musical, Forever Plaid. Anna's happy to have a gay best friend, but here's the thing: Marco isn't gay - he's bisexual. He isn't shy about correcting people's misconceptions, but guess what? Nobody believes him! Even Anna doesn't want to consider her best friend bi, and Marco's beginning to realize how important it is for her to see the real him. What will it take to convince her? Paperback available as And Plaid All Over".
©2016 Foxglove Lee (P)2017 Foxglove Lee
Jared Stone is a freaking wolf. And I dont mean that metaphorically, either
I thought I had it bad - living in my dead Dads old hunting blind in the woods, barely staying alive on apples and ramen...that was before the storm hit and destroyed the only form of shelter I had left. Enter, Jared. The hottest - and most unavailable - guy at school. Except he wasnt Jared when he pulled me out of the mud. He wasnt even human. As if that wasnt unsettling enough, when he brought me back to his cabin, I found he wasnt alone. Another guy, one Id only ever heard about in whispers beneath the bleachers, was there too. Clayton Armstrong: Bad boy extraordinaire. And it turned out, he wasnt human either. Mindf--k, right? At first, all I want to do is run away. But I have nowhere to go, and for whatever messed up reason, Jared is insistent that I stay. Despite Clays loud protests. So, now Im stuck in a cabin in the woods with two hot as hell wolf shifters. One who wants to protect me. And another who wants to eat me for lunch.... What could go wrong? Shifted Fate is the first book in Elena Lawsons new fated-mates shifter series. Its a full-length paranormal romance you wont want to miss about two swoon-worthy alphas and the feisty heroine caught between them. Get your copy of this thrilling new young adult shifter romance!
©2019 Thorn House Publishing (P)2020 Thorn House Publishing
The unforgettable conclusion to the epic fantasy Ascension series that New York Times best-selling author Susan Dennard called perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas. The fate of the world rests on one girls shoulders. And her world has been turned upside down. With Cyrenes allies in shambles after a bitter defeat, she has to find a way to bring them back together to stop the dark goddess. But with a war raging and the newly united magical community barely held together, Cyrenes leadership has been called into question. As fate pulls them all toward that prophetic final battle, she has to find the true meaning behind her magic
and within herself.
©2019 K.A. Linde (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
A tragic mystery blending sleuthing and spirituality An exploration in grief, suicide, spiritualism, and Inuit culture, Winter of the Wolf follows Bean, an empathic and spiritually evolved 15-year-old, who is determined to unravel the mystery of her brother Sams death. Though all evidence points to a suicide, her heart and intuition compel her to dig deeper. With help from her friend Julie, they retrace Sams steps, delve into his Inuit beliefs, and reconnect with their spiritual beliefs to uncover clues beyond material understanding. Both tragic and heartwarming, this twisting novel draws you into Bean's world as she struggles with grief, navigates high school dramas, and learns to open her heart in order to see the true nature of the people around her. Winter of the Wolf is about seeking the truth - no matter how painful - in order to see the full picture. In this novel, environmentalist and award-winning author, Martha Handler, brings together two important pieces of her life - the death of her best friends son and her work as president of the Wolf Conservation Center - to tell an empathetic and powerful story with undeniable messages.
©2020 Martha Handler (P)2020 Greenleaf Book Group
Three's a crowd, but four's a war. Big girl undies? Check. Speech planned? Check. Nerves of steel? Check. A single crush? Not check? What do you do when you find your best friend/crush kissing your other best friend on the day you were going to declare your feelings for him? You only agree to fake date your crush's rival. The King of the Bows, popular golden (play)boy, and all around douche, Xander wouldn't be my last choice for a boyfriend. Across the school, battlelines are drawn, and sides are taken between the new "it" couple of my former best friends and the excitingly scandalous pairing of me and King Douche. Xander keeps distracting me from the plan: Make Jason jealous. He insists on holding my hand and kissing me and being nice. Ugh. Xander's not nice, and he's not the relationship type, but he's doing a damned good job of acting both parts. He calls it "keeping up appearances". I call it "take one more pass at my arse, and I'll break your nose". They say all's fair in love and war, but what's so fair about falling for the wrong guy when your two best friends are on the other side of the battlelines?
©2018 Elizabeth Stevens (P)2019 Tantor
While traveling to Fren, Allyssa and Odar are hijacked by a ruthless assassin who divulges a stunning secret that changes everything. Trying to come to terms with this newfound revelation, Allyssa is taken to Russek and delivered into the hands of a malicious and twisted royal family. She finds herself an unwilling pawn in a risky political game that will either end with her death or the annihilation of her beloved kingdom. Unsure of where the lies end and the truth begins, she must survive the brutal family and escape the fortified castle, all the while coming to grips with her feelings for Odar. In a kingdom filled with darkness, Allyssa enters a game where one wrong move means death, secrets hide around each corner, and it will take every ounce of cunning she has to survive.
©2017 Jennifer Anne Davis (P)2017 Jennifer Anne Davis
It's a demon-eat-demon world for Nick Gautier. Just when he thinks he's finally gotten a handle on how not to take over the world and destroy it, Death returns with an all-star cast that is determined to end the Malachai reign and lineage forever. Worse? Death and War have found the one, true enemy Nick can't find, and even if he did, it's one he could never bring himself to banish or kill. Now framed for murders he hasn't committed, and surrounded by new friends who might be turncoats, Nick is learning fast how his father went down in flames. The heat in New Orleans is rising fast, and Nick's threat-level has gone into a whole new level of intensity. He's learning fast that when War and Death decide to battle, they don't take prisoners. They don't negotiate. And they're both immune to his biting sarcasm and Cajun charm. To win this, he will have to embrace a new set of powers, but one wrong step, and he will belong to the side of Darkness, forever. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2018 Tantor
Practice makes perfect...or so she thought. Nobody likes Cody Matthews, including Cody Matthews. And why should they? He got his high school girlfriend pregnant, and then almost killed them both while driving drunk. That's why he's perfect for Hannah. She'd never fall for someone like him. Hannah Stark is a high school senior with a resume of straight A's. She's never stepped a toe out of line. But that's also why she's never had a boyfriend. While all her classmates are counting down the days until graduation, Hannah is dragging her feet. She can't believe she'll be leaving her adolescence behind without ever taking a chance to be wild and free. That's why she's set her sights on Harrison. Harrison Cohl is everything Hannah wants to be. Gorgeous, wealthy, popular, and wild. He's also notorious for the legendary masquerade ball he throws every year. And this year, Hannah is determined to be invited. And have Harrison as her date. Hannah's plan is crazy. But she's convinced she just needs a little practice to make her high school...perfect. A fun, fast, YA romance that you won't be able to pause. Perfect for fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars. Note: Suggested age 16+ for mature language and content.
©2017 Christina Benjamin (P)2017 Christina Benjamin
With courage and heart, you can be successful! Everyone wants to be successful - and surely you are no exception. After the massive success of Jack Canfield's The Success Principles, thousands of requests came rushing in to develop the most important success strategies for today's teenagers. Your calls have been answered. Jack Canfield, cocreator of the famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series, has teamed up with successful author and young entrepreneur Kent Healy to design a fun and engaging book that offers the timeless information and inspiration to help you get to where you want to be. The Success Principles for Teens is your road map whether your goal is to become a better student or athlete, start a business, make millions of dollars, or simply find guidance and direction. The principles in this book always work, if you work the principles. This is not merely a collection of 'good ideas.' This book includes 23 of the most important success strategies used by thousands of exceptional young people throughout history. With the right tools, anyone can be successful. This book will give you the courage and the heart to get started and get ahead.
©2008 Jack Canfield and Kent Healy (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
The realms darkest secret is out. The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents. On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past and take her fate into her own hands before its too late. Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleaks friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust. But one thing is certain: War is coming, and they must all be ready when it does. Intriguing and action-packed, Reign of Mist is the second instalment in Helen Scheuerers epic YA fantasy series, The Oremere Chronicles.
©2018 Helen Scheuerer (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
For 17-year-old Candra Lowell, senior year is supposed to be the time of her life. Its not supposed to include being shipped off to her aunt and uncles house for "her own good". Whatever that means. Theres only bad news from this experience - when she learns shell go from human to werewolf in a few months. Complete with a unique power inherited. At her aunt and uncle's house, Candra is plagued with nightmares of a whispering forest and glowing eyes, as well as a shadowy figure who issues a warning - she needs to leave town. Candra tries to dismiss the haunting images, but when the shadowy figure appears outside of her home, Candra realizes she should've obeyed. Candra learns the meaning of the stalkers warnings when she discovers shes the new favorite target of a rival pack. She isn't just a werewolf - she's a werewolf in the middle of a feud that makes the Montagues and Capulets look like best friends. Shes also made a mess of things by falling for her sworn enemy. Worse, the rival pack wants the power Candra will receive on her 18th birthday. To protect her family and friends, Candra cant run or hide; she must face her foes, even if it means death.
©2011 Rebecca A. Rogers (P)2019 Rebecca A. Rogers
Once upon a time, a beautiful queen was cursed by a dark faery. That curse, inherited by twin princesses, Aura and Luna, binds their lives in the strangest of ways. At an early age, the girls were more than sisters. They were the strongest of allies until a combination of jealousy, anger, and dark magic tore their relationship to shreds. Aura took everything from Luna: her home, her family, and her love by murdering the prince who'd chosen her instead of Aura. Luna wants revenge, but she's running out of time. She must sever the magical bond tying her life to Aura's before their 18th birthday or be bound to her forever. In desperation, she seeks help from a dark fae prince, but the price is steep - a piece of her soul. Fate is a real witch. Luna was willing to give up anything to stop her sister, until Prince Phillip of Grithim, the brother of the only man she's ever loved, falls into her life. Neither of them can fight their attraction, despite their guilt. With Aura hell-bent on destroying everything she holds dear, Luna must decide whether she wants revenge or Phillip. She can't have both, and in the end, this may be a battle both sisters lose.
©2017 Casey L. Bond (P)2018 Tantor
"Reality is like a dream that turns into vapor the moment you try to remember. Here one minute, gone the next. I fight for consciousness as though drowning and gulping for air.... I'm like a passenger on a ship that was once mine, but now someone else is steering and all I can do is watch. Scream silently in my head." Oshun has everything a young pop star could ever want - fame, fortune, and beauty to spare. But there's something dark inside of her, rising like the tide, fighting to be heard. Something that terrifies her. Because once she lets it out, she knows there's no going back. Ember is drowning. Fighting for consciousness, struggling to make sense of the strange dreams she's been having - prophecies of murder, deception, and blackmail. But once she begins to untangle them, she realizes that they might not be dreams at all...and if she doesn't find a way to stop what she's seeing, more people will die. Maddie is barely staying afloat. How can she be expected to care about school when her best friend Ember is still missing, presumed dead? So when Ember's brother calls and tells her about his theory about a pop star who may be involved in Ember's disappearance, she rallies him to take a road trip to check it out. Oshun Rising is the second book in the Trinity Forest series.
©2017 Jennifer Alsever (P)2018 Jennifer Alsever
Zwei gegen den Rest der Welt... Sie sind zwei völlig verschiedene Außenseiter: Eleanor ist dick, hat wirre rote Locken und trägt weite Herren-T-Shirts. Park ist gutaussehend, zurückhaltend, Halb-Koreaner. Nur notgedrungen macht er im Schulbus für sie den Platz neben sich frei, liest seine Comics oder hört Musik. Eleanor ist froh, nur ignoriert statt gemobbt zu werden. Sie kommt aus einer desolaten Familie, Park aus einer gutbürgerlichen. Als sie beginnt, im Bus Parks Comics mitzulesen, entwickelt sich ein Dialog zwischen den beiden. Zögerlich tauschen sie Lieblingskassetten aus. Dass sie sich ineinander verlieben, überwältigt und verwirrt beide. Eleanor (Franziska Hartmann) und Park (Julian Greis) erzählen abwechselnd diese berührende und tragische Liebesgeschichte.
©2015 Carl Hanser Verlag (P)2015 Hörcompany
Adapted from Brian Tracy's international time-management best seller, Eat That Frog!, this book will give today's stressed-out and overwhelmed students the tools for lifelong success. Like adults, students of all ages struggle with how to manage their time. Encountering the necessity of time management for the first time, high schoolers juggle classes, extracurricular activities (all but mandatory for college admissions), jobs, internships, family responsibilities, and more. College brings even more freedom and less structure, making time management even more critical. Brian Tracy's Eat That Frog! has helped millions around the world get more done in less time. Now this life-changing global best seller has been adapted to the specific needs of students. Tracy offers listeners tips, tools, and techniques for structuring time, setting goals, staying on task (even when you're not interested), dealing with stress, and developing the skills to achieve far more than you ever thought possible. This is the book that parents and teachers have long been wishing Tracy would create.
©2021 Brian Tracy and Anna Leinberger (P)2021 Brian Tracy and Anna Leinberger
Princess Raya of Paruth lived alone on a deserted island in a towering lighthouse, forgotten by time. With only a loyal albatross as a friend, she had little hope or joy in her life until he washed up on her shore in the middle of a raging winter storm. Prince Trevor of Galder left his father and kingdom behind to travel north in search of a wife. It was time to settle down and forget Ella Carina, the woman who chose to love a peasant and follow her heart instead of choosing Trevor and fulfilling her duty to her people. He didn't heed the warnings about the North Sea in winter, and his ship, crew, and captain paid the price. Raya and Trevor must work together to find a way off the island, or risk being trapped there for the rest of their lives. But sometimes the simplest lessons are the hardest, and each will have to learn that the only thing that can truly set you free is love. Perfect for fans of Holly Black and C.J. Redwine, Unlocked is a unique and imaginative retelling of Rapunzel, set in the world of The Seven Kingdoms as seen in Riches to Rags (Cinderella) and Savage Beauty (Sleeping Beauty) also by Casey L. Bond.
©2018 Casey L. Bond (P)2018 Tantor
Lesbian. Bisexual. Queer. Transgender. Straight. Curious. This book is for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. This book is for anyone who's ever dared to wonder. This book is for you. There's a long-running joke that after "coming out", a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. This is that instruction manual. You're welcome. In it you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask: from sex to politics and hooking up to stereotypes, coming out, and more. This candid, funny, and uncensored exploration of sexuality and what it's like to grow up LGBT also includes real stories from people across the gender and sexual spectrums. You will be entertained. You will be informed. But most importantly, you will know that however you identify (or don't) and whomever you love, you are exceptional. You matter. And so does this book.
©2015 James Dawson (P)2017 Tantor
I just can't imagine me without you.... It's the mid-1990s, and 15-year-old Guernsey schoolgirls Renée and Flo are not really meant to be friends. Thoughtful, introspective and studious Flo couldn't be more different to ambitious, extroverted and sexually curious Renée. But Renée and Flo are united by loneliness and their dysfunctional families, and an intense bond is formed. Although there are obstacles to their friendship (namely Flo's jealous ex-best friend and Renée's growing infatuation with Flo's brother), 15 is an age where anything can happen, where life stretches out before you and when every betrayal feels like the end of the world. For Renée and Flo it is the time of their lives.
©2013 Dawn OPorter (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd
New York Times best-selling author P. C. Cast brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty. Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside...until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival dominating clan, strays across her path that Mari experiences something she has never felt before. Now darkness is coming, and with it a force more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2016 P. C. Cast (P)2016 Macmillan Audio
For the first time ever, get all four books of The Forsaken Saga in one complete box set. Join Nora and Hunter as they go on a magical journey of love and adventure in a beautiful supernatural world! Nora Colburn was perfectly content in life. A junior in high school, she had good friends, a great family, and did well in school. Nothing particularly exciting ever happened where she lived, and everything was stable. But that all drastically changes when a new student arrives at Nora's school. Wild rumors swirl about his past, and Nora becomes determined to find out the truth. As she gets to know the mysterious student, he shares with her an ancient secret... one that may yet put both of them in grave danger. And for the first time in her life, Nora is exposed to a completely unfamiliar world. She is swept away on an exhilarating journey that takes her to a place where romance and great destiny may yet await... and where supernatural powers run wild.
©2016 Edwards Publishing LTD (P)2017 Edwards Publishing
A tender story about two girls who find their true selves when they fall in love...but that was just the easy part. When Asher meets Robin, everything finally makes sense. Robin is beautiful, talented, and popular while Asher is on the opposite end of the social spectrum. But after a chance meeting, the two hit it off and become friends. In clumsy-sweet fashion, it doesnt take long for their friendship to morph into a romance as wild as the untamed prairie wind. Only thing is, Robins family is hiding something. And when secrets emerge, the romance that seemed unstoppable is put to the test. Amid misfortune and tragedy, both girls are forced to confront a sobering truth. Can Asher navigate a complicated first romance? Can Robin survive her own familys dark secrets? Or will a cruel universe have the last say on whether the romance gets a happy-ever-after?
©2018 C. L. Avery (P)2020 C. L. Avery
In the aptly named borough of Foulsham, Grandfather Umbitt Iremonger has found a way of making everyday objects assume human shape, and turning real people into objects. Lucy Pennant has been discarded as a clay button, abandoned in the Heaps. Meanwhile, Clod has been turned into a gold coin and is being passed as currency through the town. Everywhere people are searching for Clod, who, it is believed, has the power to bring the mighty Umbitt down.
©2014 Edward Carey (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd
Several things about 14-year-old Georgia Nicolson's life are very wrong. Her bedroom smells like her little sister probably peed somewhere, but she can?t find where. Angus, her enormous cat, keeps terrorizing Mrs. Next Door's poodle. Dad's gone off to look for work in New Zealand. And one of her friends has rated Georgia's nose a zero on a scale from 1-10. But what's really driving her crazy is that Sex God Robbie doesn't give her the time of day. In fact, he's dating total idiot Lindsay, who Georgia happens to know wears thong knickers, which have no purpose except to climb up your bum. Is it too much for Georgia to hope for some full-frontal snogging with a Sex God, if he ever notices her? Louise Rennison caused a sensation with this hilarious book that has been called Bridget Jones' Diary for adolescents. Narrator Stina Nielsen brilliantly fills the shoes of one of the most colorful young adult book characters in years.
©2000 Louise Rennison (P)2000 Recorded Books, LLC
Til dig, der elskede Lad ulvene komme, Fordelene ved at være en bænkevarmer , Paper Town og En flænge i himlen. Henry Page har aldrig været forelsket, men en dag starter Greta Town i hans klasse. Hun er langt fra at være den drømmepige, som Henry har fantaseret om - hun halter, klæder sig i alt for stort tøj og ligner en hjemløs. Det er tydeligt, at hun har en del problemer med i bagagen, og hun er ikke nem at komme ind på livet af. Da Greta og Henry bliver sat til at arbejde sammen på skolebladet, åbner hun dog langsomt op, og et venskab blomstrer. Henry falder for Graces uperfekte og ægte væsen, men kan han håndtere, at hun bærer på en stor sorg? En varm og tankevækkende fortælling om ung kærlighed, teenageliv, sorg og håb.
©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof
A captive witch. Her scarred prince. A daring escape.... Lilette has been kidnapped. Forced to live among the vicious tongues and poisoned blades of the prince's harem, Lilette is desperate to escape. But she can't do it alone. She finds an ally in the princes own brother, Han, whose kindness threatens to break down the carefully constructed barriers around her heart. Together, they hatch a desperate escape plan. But beyond the palace gates, another danger looms. An enemy has been searching for Lilette since her disappearance years before. An enemy bent on forever silencing the magic of Lilette's songs, as they silenced her mother and sister's before her. An enemy who would see all the witches fall. Will Lilette and Han escape those who hunt them and find their happily ever after? Order Witch Fall to find out! If you love sweet romance, daring adventure, and unique magic in books like Ash Princess and Three Dark Crowns, you'll adore Witch Fall.
©2013 Amber Argyle (P)2015 Amber Argyle
Sage Cassidy is falling for a boy from out of this world. Her mom is an alcoholic with a taste for abusive boyfriends, her only friend at school quit talking to her, and the popular girls call her a freak. But none of that matters to 17-year-old Sage. Not since seven years ago when a mysterious boy named Adam pulled her from the dark depths of Lake Superior and gave her something to live for. A best friend. A confidante. A first kiss. When Adam appears in the lake one spring night in an explosion of light, Sage learns he is more than just the boy who visits every summer and leaves her to dream about him all winter. Adam is part alien, and he is caught in a cosmic custody battle between a human mother and a powerful otherworldly father. Eighteen years ago, Adam was given permission to spend his summers with his mother. But the agreement ends this summer, and unless Sage can find a way to keep him with her on earth, Adam will be leaving earth and Sage...forever.
©2019 Carrie Lynn Thomas (P)2019 Carrie Lynn Thomas
A desperate princess, a magical traveler, and a watch that binds them together with the fate of a dying world. Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire shes barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship shouldve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family. The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi cant help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents havent brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers shes not supposed to have. Powers that might well cost her the throne. As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price - some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored. All eyes are on her, and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world. If you enjoy epic fantasy stories with sorcery, slow-burn romance, and expansive worlds to adventure in, then youll love the Vortex Chronicles.
©2019 Silver Wing Press, LLC (P)2019 Silver Wing Press, LLC
Hybrids. If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it. Without hybrids, I wouldn't have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster. Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality of hunt or be hunted. CHAS wouldn't be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn't have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out. Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn't have Wesley St. John.
©2012 Heather Hildenbrand (P)2016 Heather Hildenbrand
The Good Braider was selected as the 2013 Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year and a book of Outstanding Merit. Viola's strikingly original voice sings out the story of her family's journey from war-torn Sudan, to Cairo, and finally to Portland, Maine. Here, in the sometimes too close embrace of the local Southern Sudanese Community, she dreams of South Sudan while she tries to navigate the strange world of America - a world where a girl can wear a short skirt, get a tattoo or even date a boy; a world that puts her into sharp conflict with her traditional mother who, like Viola, is struggling to braid together the strands of a displaced life. Terry Farish's haunting novel is not only a riveting story of escape and survival, but the universal tale of a young immigrant's struggle to build a life on the cusp of two cultures.
©2012 Terry Farish (P)2013 Recorded Books
Everyone's convinced the hottest guy in school's going to ask me out - that Mason and I would be the perfect couple, that he's my John Cusack. Except, he hasn't. On holidays, I find myself hanging out with the resident underachiever, and he surprises me. With Roman, I don't have to pretend that little Piper Barlow is perfect; even if we're both in a foul mood, just sitting in silence together is perfectly enough. Until it becomes more. But, Roman doesn't do more...does he? What do you do when you accidentally find perfection with the wrong guy? You fight for it.
©2018 Elizabeth Stevens (P)2018 Tantor
Los tiempos han cambiado. Las redes sociales, los chats, la vida práctica y vertiginosa de los jóvenes; todo ello ha contribuido a que las parejas tengan nuevas dinámicas. Cada vez son menos usuales los noviazgos. A cambio, proliferan las relaciones libres. El autor de Juventud en éxtasis, nos presenta el libro más esperado de la actualidad. Un documento moderno, con formato ágil y divertido, pero de conceptos profundos, basados en datos estrictamente científicos y objetivos. Algunos de los temas que aborda son: Romances rápidos Amistades cariñosas ¿Noviazgo o free? Ligues por internet Bichos genitales Enamoramientos enfermizos Cómo encontrar pareja Caricias íntimas "En este libro, no intentaré convencerte de nada ni te daré directrices morales; la dignidad sexual será nuestro hilo conductor. El resto se conformará de información que te será útil para tomar decisiones documentadas y honorables". Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2017 Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez 2017 Ediciones Selectas Diamante, S.A. (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
I've always written scripts for my perfect life. But no way could I have ever scripted this. My life is so far from perfect, it's not even funny. All because of a stalker. I'm at a boarding school, where I have to lie about who I am. I can't see my family. I'm tutoring a hottie god that tortures me with his smile. The most popular girl already hates me. But there's this boy. This hot, sweet, sexy boy. So I'm going to stop trying to script my life and just live it. Because who knows how long I have left.
©2012 Jill Wagner (P)2014 Jillian Dodd
Wes Rockville, a disgraced law-enforcement agent, gets one last chance to prove himself and save his career when hes reassigned to a 232-year-old secret government organization. The witches protection program. His first assignment: Uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics companys diabolical plan to use witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunts evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in witches...and believe in himself. Filled with adventure and suspense, Michael Okon creates a rousing, tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern-day New York City.
©2019 NYLA Blvd., Inc. (P)2019 WordFire Press
An urban fantasy for magic fans How do you find your way out of the dark if there is no light at the end of the tunnel? A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. With a lead on the next magical seal the girls split up to search the site of Bostons biggest music festival, not knowing that it is all part of Michaels sinister grand plan - but what exactly is he is trying to do? Trusting her gut instinct if not her common sense, Eve follows Paul to make not one, but two startling discoveries, only to learn that neither of them are going to help when she is finally confronted with her worst nightmare. Excited by her date with Rhett, Marley cant see how her new romance is affecting Christian, who has come to realize just how much he loves her. Meanwhile, Marley has more pressing things on her mind than boys when she is given some unexpected news that turns her world upside down, making her question everything she thought she knew. Determined to confront her issues with her parents, Cassie brings Trip home to meet them, only to find it doesnt go to plan when Angie throws a jealous hissy fit, culminating in a devastating act that the girls may never recover from. Saving the world has never been this Twisted.
©2018 Jo Ho (P)2019 Jo Ho
For many girls it starts early. The desire to be perfect. The need for approval. The longing for acceptance and being liked by a lot of people. Thanks to social media, these desires now get channeled online. Girls can curate an image, build a following, and test-drive identities until they find one that draws attention and applause. But in this quest to be liked and noticed, girls often fail to feel loved and known. The result is a generation of girls who hunger for real and authentic relationships yet are unclear on how to create them. From popular blogger and best-selling author Kari Kampakis comes a powerful book for girls in the digital age. Designed to empower teens and tweens through the Christian faith, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For? is packed with godly wisdom and practical advice related to identity, friendships, social media, and a relationship with God.
©2016 Kari Kampakis (P)2016 Tantor
This box set includes all four books in the Life After series by USA Today best-selling author Julie Hall. Thats over 31 hours of action-packed, high-stakes, swoon-worthy fantasy adventure. Save money on this Amazon best-selling series by purchasing this special bundle deal! Death is only the beginning. I have a lot to learn when I wake up in the afterlife. Never mind that my memories have been erased, but being assigned as a demon hunter, um...yeah, I dont think so. Physical activity and I arent on speaking terms. Making my supernatural headache worse is my infuriating trainer, Logan. Sparks fly between us immediately - the kind created by our swords and personalities as we clash in and out of the training center. Just when I think my life - or rather, afterlife - is all punch, stab, rinse, and repeat, I find myself the wielder of the most powerful sword in existence. Sure, it might be cool to ash demons with a single swipe of my weapon, but now Satan is gunning for me. Logan is the only one I can turn to for help. But the guy has secrets. So until I figure out what they are, I might just be on my own. My name is Audrey Lyons, and my afterlife is shaping up to be a hot mess and a half. What are you waiting for? Scroll up and click buy now to step into your next adventure! Fans of The Mortal Instruments, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Supernatural won't want to miss out on all the twists and turns in this YA fantasy journey. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Julie Hall (P)2019 Julie Hall
This volume represents the sum of crack-related wisdom. Crack deserves the praise and you deserve to listen to this.
©2014 Andrew Bushard (P)2017 Free Press Media Press
In A Rule of Queens, Gwendolyn leads the remains of her nation in exile, as they sail into the hostile harbors of the Empire. Taken in by Sandara's people, they try to recover in hiding, to build a new home in the shadows of Volusia. Thor, determined to rescue Guwayne, continues with his Legion brothers on his quest far across the sea, to the massive caves that herald the Land of the Spirits, encountering unthinkable monsters and exotic landscapes. In the Southern Isles, Alistair sacrifices herself for Erec - and yet an unexpected twist might just save them both. Darius risks it all to save the love of his life, Loti, even if he must face the Empire alone. But his conflict with the Empire, he will find, is just beginning. And Volusia continues her rise, after her assassination of Romulus, to consolidate her hold on the Empire and become the ruthless queen she was meant to be. Will Gwen and her people survive? Will Guwayne be found? Will Alistair and Erec live? Will Darius rescue Loti? Will Thorgrin and his brothers survive? With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A Rule of Queens is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders.
©2014 Morgan Rice (P)2016 Morgan Rice
Colleen Hoover meets Jandy Nelson in this emotional coming of age story, culminating the celebrated Italian saga. Italy, the mid-90s. Fifteen-year-old bookish tomboy Leda is dating the bad boy of her dreams. Is it love? Is she ready for her first time? Leda discovers at her own expense that life is not a fairy tale and she finds her own way to make sense of darkness, love, and friendship.... Authentic, emotional, and gripping, this novel denounces the hypocrisy of a society that would rather see pregnant teens than having an honest conversation about sex. Breathtaking Italy with its fascinating culture adds to the charm of this addictive, empowering novel about a girl trying to make it on her own, no matter what. "Sex to me was mysterious and omnipresent, just like God. Several of my friends were no virgins, definitely including Nico. The biology and anatomy of the act had been unraveled for me in school with all the pain embarrassment could bring. The many books I surrounded myself with had answered any residual question but one: when was the right time? Was there a moment in your life when this cumbersome question mark turned into an exclamation?"
©2016 Gaia Bistulfi Amman (P)2016 Gaia B Amman
Shades of The Hunger Games permeate a story centered around two courageous teens determined to buck all odds in an effort to regain their loved ones...Arena One builds a believable, involving world and is recommended for those who enjoy dystopian novels, powerful female characters, and stories of uncommon courage. (Midwest Book Review) A bundle of books one and two in the survival trilogy, the number one best-selling series! New York. 2120. America has been decimated, wiped out from the second Civil War. Survivors, far and few between, join violent gangs, predators who live in the big cities. There is only one rule to their stadium, where opponents are made to fight to the death: No one survives. Ever.
©2019 Morgan Rice (P)2020 Morgan Rice
The epic conclusion to the Reign of Secrets series is here.... Allyssa was raised as royalty. Savenek had been trained as a spy. Alyssa grew up doted on by her parents. Savenek's adoptive father had often shown his love through strict training and discipline. Allyssa died too soon, loved and mourned by her kingdom. Savenek is supposed to take her place, but struggles to win the hearts of the people and parents who don't know him. When Savenek finally settles in to life at court, Alyssa shows up alive, in time for their 70th birthday celebration. Everything in Savenek's life feels like it's exploding again. While Alyssa has managed to stop the war with Russek and form a powerful alliance, Savenek knows there is a greater danger surrounding them. As Emperion teeters on the brink of war, a much more personal battle plays out between twin siblings. If Allyssa and Savenek want to save their kingdom from being destroyed, they must learn to work together, trust one another, and rely on each other. When duty, loyalty, and family clash, can there be room for two royal heirs? Especially when one is being a royal pain?
©2018 Jennifer Anne Davis (P)2019 Jennifer Anne Davis
This is the third book in the Mindspeak series. Wellington Boarding School is home to human clones, an identity that Lexi Matthews once hoped to escape. Shattered by the loss of her father and then her best friend at the hand of Sandra Whitmeyer, the woman from whom she was created, Lexi Matthews is after one thing...revenge. When Sandra sends a series of threatening "gifts" beginning the night of Lexi's 18th birthday, she determines that Sandra will never stop destroying the lives of her and her friends. Once again Lexi must battle to grasp the complexities of her creation. As Lexi and Jack discover the horrific details to experiments Sandra is conducting with human life inside her new lab, Lexi decides there's only one way to end Sandra's threats. But following that path could cost her everything - including Jack.
©2014 Heather Sunseri (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
Anna Lightwood, eldest child of Gabriel and Cecily, is mad, bad and dangerously dapper. Every rake has an origin story, though: now under Brother Zachariahs eye, we see Annas doomed love story unfold.
©2018 Maureen Johnson, Cassandra Clare (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
King Geek vs the Cheerleader Julia Farrow has it all. She's got the friends, the grades, the smile, the perfect reputation, and the new boyfriend who adores her. All in all, life is pretty much perfect for Grover High's favorite cheerleader. Until she's tagged, that is. That ridiculous "Geeks Gone Wild" hashtag is still going strong and while Julia has managed to steer clear of the drama unfolding between the jocks and the geeks, one embarrassing photo is enough to flip her world upside down. The boyfriend? He's out. The friends? Turns out they're more like frenemies. And that perfect reputation? Well, that's all about to crumble as the truth comes out about Julia and her secret, passionate love affair with all things comics. But Julia isn't about to go down without a fight. She's spent a lifetime honing her perfect image and when it's ruined, there's really only one person to blame. The school paper's editor-in-chief and the guy behind the hashtag - Matt Cartwright. Sure, he claims he's innocent, but if it wasn't for him she'd still be on track to be prom queen. He might not be able to fix this disaster that her life has become, but there's one way he can make it up to her. He can bring her along to the comics convention he's assigned to cover for his internship with the local paper. He's got the tickets, she needs an escape, and really, it's the least he can do. She's just tagging along as a fan, that's all. It's not like they have to be friends or anything. And those kisses? Well, what happens at comic-con stays at comic-con...right?
©2019 Maggie Dallen (P)2019 Maggie Dallen
Saudiarabien är ett av världens mest slutna samhällen. Carmen bin Ladin är en av få västerlänningar som haft full insyn i Lyxtalibanernas paradis, ett klansamhälle där de styrande har tillgång till ofantliga rikedomar och vapenarsenaler men som drivs av medeltida värderingar. Carmen träffade Yeslam bin Ladin (hans syskonskara omfattar 25 söner och 29 döttrar) 1973 i Schweiz där han var på semesterresa. De gifte sig kort därefter och flyttade till Kalifornien där han studerade ekonomi. 1976 slog de sig ner i Jeddah. Giftermålet innebar ett liv i lyx och rikedom. Carmens äktenskap varade i 14 år och paret fick tre döttrar som nu lever med sin mamma i Schweiz.
©2019 Carmen bin Ladin / Lind & Co (P)2019 Lind & Co
Most girls dream of being princesses, but one princess just wants to be a normal girl. Ella Carina, crown princess of Aelawyn, knows brutality and lies - she's seen the way her father rules. Princess. Possession. To her father, the words had the same meaning. She was only as valuable as the alliance formed with her betrothal. Her freedom comes from an unlikely place: an attack on the castle. When the conquering King offers to protect her from the betrothal her father arranged for political gain, she consents. Hiding her within a peasant family is the only way to keep her and her secret safe. In this simpler life, Ella flourishes and catches the eye of the local Blacksmith's son. For once, she can be herself and make her own choices, but the life of a princess - even one kept secret - was never meant to be easy. Trevor, crown prince of Galder has been searching for Ella, but not because of their betrothal. She is in grave danger from the very people who hid her away. His plan is to show her the truth and help her to safety. Nothing goes as planned. When Trevor finds her, it's to discover she's fallen in love with a peasant. Now he has two goals: help her regain her throne...and show her that she belongs with him.
©2017 Casey L. Bond (P)2018 Tantor
Dont be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bards plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains: The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary When Shakespeares words make your head spin, our audio translations will help you sort out whats happening, whos saying what, and why!
©2018 SparkNotes (P)2021 SparkNotes Audio/No Fear Shakespeare
There are several things I've always known growing up as the alpha's daughter. The most important ones being: My twin brother Cord was the perfect choice as successor to our father. Mostly because I wanted nothing to do with being an alpha-in-training. I had two of the best friends a girl could ever ask for: Cord and Augie. Then everything changed when my brother was murdered, and I found myself needing to prove to my father I was more than capable of finishing what Cord started. When I'm sent to a meeting for alphas and their heirs, I quickly learn things are way worse than I ever thought. Especially when a cocky shifter forces his way into my life, making me second guess everything I ever believed. If I can't figure out who to let in and who to keep at bay, I could not only be risking my heart, but the people I love most in the world. I've already lost my brother, and I'll be damned if anyone else dies on my watch.
©2018 Heather Renee (P)2019 Heather Renee
Dont be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bards plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains: The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary When Shakespeares words make your head spin, our audio translations will help you sort out whats happening, whos saying what, and why!
©2003 Spark Publishing (P)2021 SparkNotes Audio/No Fear Shakespeare
Legendary author Shirley Hughes draws on her young teenage memories for a compelling novel of friendship and mysteries set in Liverpool during the Blitz. Liverpool, 1940: Thirteen-year-old Joan's home is under constant threat from the Nazi's terrifying nightly air raids. Everyone is on edge, faced with strict food rationing, curfews, and blackouts. It's not an easy time to be a teenager. Joan's one solace is going to the movies with her best friend, the unflappable Doreen, but when the bombings intensify, even that becomes too dangerous. There's also the matter of a strange man who Joan sees lurking near their home. Who is he, and why does he think Joan can help him? Even more unsettling, as the Blitz worsens, Joan and her friends make a discovery down by the old mill that will tear the whole community apart. In the hardship of war, everything seems to be rationed - except true friendship.
©2015 Shirley Hughes, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved. Therell Always Be an England words and music by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles. © 1939 by Chester Music Limited trading as Dash Music Co. All rights reserved. International copyright secured. Used by permission of Chester Music Limited trading as Dash Music Co.
A USA Today Recommended Series! Beauty is cursed, and only the Beast can save her... Don't miss Withering Rose, a fantasy romance from best-selling author Kaitlyn Davis that reimagines the classic fairy tale of Beauty and The Beast.... "As the heat finally disappeared, I felt the bloom blossom in the very core of my soul, a rose just like my name - a ticking clock hidden behind a façade of beauty. From that moment on, my life would become a countdown, and all I could do was wait and watch as the petals of time slowly started to fall." Omorose Bouchene has a secret - magic. There's only one problem. At the age of seven, an earthquake struck, catapulting her into a new world. A land made of skyscrapers and cell phones. Fast cars and fluorescent lights. A land where magic isn't supposed to exist and anyone who wields it is the enemy. But after 10 years of hiding, she's desperate to find a place where she can be free. Because all magic comes with a curse, and her curse is time - every ounce of power she uses strips days off of her life. The clock is winding down, and the only option left is to escape to the realm of the Beast. But the king of monsters isn't what he seems. And the more Omorose opens her heart, the more she comes to realize that the only person she may need to fear is herself. This is the second book in Once Upon a Curse, a series of interconnected stand-alone novels all set in the same fantasy universe.
©2016 Kaitlyn Davis (P)2019 Kaitlyn Davis
Friendship is such an important part of our lives, but how much to we really know about it? The Friendship Formula shows listeners how to create and maintain long-lasting, nurturing and functioning friendships. Friendship is a beautiful thing, but there are lots of difficult times in life where it can be tricky to navigate: when friendship becomes toxic; how to break up with a friend; what to do if a friend 'ghosts' you and surviving friendship betrayal; how motherhood can impact female friendships; friendship grief and how to cope with losing a friend. This book shows you how applying kindness to the difficult side of friendship can help you mend your heart, move on and get the best out of those friendships that really matter.
©2019 Caroline Millington (P)2019 Head of Zeus
From humble beginnings, a heroine will be forged in fire. Forced to retreat from the army of the dead with her remaining force of Raiders and their dragons, Lila begins to despair that her people will ever be anything but a ragtag band. Even wielding the fabled crown of Roskilde, she cannot unite the Raiders - it seems she is not the one to fulfill Danus cherished prophecy. But Danu isnt giving up yet. Though he suspects the evil Havick has obtained an ancient book that will allow him unspeakable power, help may come from an unlikely source: the dragon Riders of Torvald. These brave warriors could be their last chance to defeat the evil of Lars and Havick - but they are also the Raiders sworn enemies. Now, Lila, Danu, Crux, and their friends have no choice but to make a perilous journey into hostile territory to seek allies against the darkness threatening to consume them all. To save her friends, Lila must become the legendary leader she was born to be.
©2018 Relay Publishing (P)2019 Relay Publishing
From USA Today best-selling author Jillian Dodd comes the third book in a sizzling series filled with action and adventure. Fans of The Selection and The Hunger Games will discover a heart-pounding thrill ride of espionage and suspense set in glittering high society. Sent to London for their next mission, Huntley and Ari are guests at Malcolm Prescott's home, where Ari is asked to join a secret group called The Society, and Huntley learns more about her "father" Ares Von Allister. Spy Girl was trained not to have emotional entanglements, but Huntley is learning that it's hard to survive in the real world without them. As she uncovers hidden truths about her past, the knowledge leaves her reeling and questioning everything. She's going to have to trust someone, and it's not going to be Black X. So she goes against her training and forms relationships - caring, trusting, and, maybe, even loving. But relationships are dangerous for a spy. Particularly one who will be facing her most challenging mission to date. Tasked with getting close to the illusive Money Man, she will be forced to delve into a seedy underworld that will threaten her very existence.
©2017 Jillian Dodd (P)2019 Tantor
What's going on in front of the school? When Mila and Laura get back from lunch, there's a big student protest going on. Signs and placards say "Guys Shouldn't Wear Girl Clothes" and "Dress Like A Dude." Turns out a new student doesn't believe in gender-conformity. Hes a Goth guy who wears whatever he wants, including skirts. This ninth grader's got guts! Mila and Laura have been dating since last school year and they haven't even kissed in public. Will this young student who isn't afraid of anyone inspire them to come out, or will other kids' reactions drive them deeper into the closet? LGBTQ fiction from the author of Tiffany and Tigers Eye & Truth and Other Lies! Foxglove Lee is a former aspiring Broadway Baby who now writes queer fiction for teens and young adults. She tries not to be too theatrical, but her characters often take over. When youre done with her short story collection Rainbow Crush, grab her novel Tiffany and Tigers Eye - its set in the '80s and theres an evil doll! What more could a listener ask for? Follow Foxglove on Twitter (@foxglovelee) or stay tuned to her blog for more!
©2014 Foxglove Lee (P)2018 Madeleine Mayfair
In a small town lost to despair, a dark carnival of a market appears. Faeries and warlocks we know converge, and the fate that will one day produce Kit Herondale is sealed.
©2018 Cassandra Clare (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
It's been 20 years since Megan and her friends had to deal with anything magical. Her kids know her adventures only as bedtime stories, and everyone seems to be happy that way. Everyone except the fairy tale creatures she left behind.
Greg is the unlucky one of the bunch - literally. His siblings seem to be just as lucky as his mom, while he's the only one who can trip over his own two feet. That doesn't help his high school popularity much, and he just wants to fit in for once.
When a mysterious stranger enters the town once again, Greg is torn between listening to the warnings his parents have plagued him with all his life and getting the one thing he's always wanted - magic.
©2018 Jaclyn Weist (P)2018 Dragons & Fairy Tales Press
She never felt like she belonged...until magic pulled her into a world beyond her wildest imagination. Perfect for fans of the Throne of Glass series and the Grisha Trilogy. Sixteen-year-old Aurora wishes she were anyone else. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she believes things cant get any worse. But when shes kidnapped and dragged through an ancient tapestry into the magical world of Avalonia, she soon discovers that some dreams can easily turn into nightmares. Hunted by the evil tyrant Queen Morgana, who will stop at nothing to get rid of the last surviving heir to the powerful Firedrake dynasty, Aurora struggles to fit into her new life as a mage at the prestigious Academy of Evolon. Threatened by treachery at every turn and desperate to prove herself worthy, she uncovers a dark, complicated web of political intrigue that threatens the very existence of the seven kingdoms of Avalonia. Aided by the powerful Duke of Silverthorne, a fae friend, and a handsome but mysterious outlaw called the Black Wolf, Aurora struggles to master her magic and get her rare powers under control before its too late. If she fails, her new home and her family will be enslaved forever.... The Last of the Firedrakes is the first novel in The Avalonia Chronicles series of enchanting YA fantasies. If you like resilient heroines, plentiful magic, immortal fae warriors, and sizzling romance, youll love Farah Oomerbhoys enthralling story. Buy The Last of the Firedrakes and enter the world of Avalonia today! Silver award winner in IBPA's Benjamin Franklin Awards 2016 Silver Medal winner in the 2016 Readers Favorite Book Award Semifinalist winner in the 2016 Kindle Book Award Finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards Winner in Wattpad's 2015 Watty Awards
©2015 Farah Oomerbhoy (P)2019 Farah Oomerbhoy
The City is an immense metropolis of crystal spires and wondrous magic. Beneath is the Dungeon, a vast underground world, and a source of endless treasure guarded by grotesque and deadly monsters. No one knows where the Dungeon came from, or why. Any who would dare face the dangers and riches of the Dungeon must first be transformed into a delver, a quasi-immortal creature whose every attribute is defined by numbers. Yet, the "immortality" offered is but illusory, for without consuming the crystal found only within the Dungeon, a delver will inevitably die. One young immigrant braves the Dungeon to remit money to his family, only to find much, much more. Friends, power, and secrets of the Dungeon. Perhaps even love.
©2017 Matthew P. Schmidt (P)2018 O and H Books LLC
After the loss of a friend and a false imprisonment in an Eleysian dungeon, Cyrene has no interest in destiny. Her heart was shattered, friends scattered, and her home is nothing but a pretty illusion. Even her magic won't cooperate. Only desperation can turn her to the last person she should trust: Prince Kael. His darkness mirrors a growing force lurking within her. A struggle she never imagined threatens to consume her. And as friends and foes begin to show their true colors, she starts questioning whether anyone is who they seem. Even herself.
©2017 K.A. Linde (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
As a parent, you can use certain strategies to help your teenage daughter when she struggles with worry and anxiety. But it is also important that she learns how to work through her emotions on her own, especially as she approaches adulthood. This guide - created for girls ages 13 to 18 - will help your daughter understand anxiety's roots and why her brain is often working against her when she starts to worry. With teen-friendly information, stories, and self-discovery exercises, including journaling and drawing prompts, she will learn practical ways to fight back when worries come up. She will find more of her voice and her confidence. In essence, she will find more of herself and the brave, strong, deeply loved girl God made her to be.
©2021 Helen S. Goff (P)2021 eChristian
Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship, and jealousy. When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football teams hero, Wade Thornton - a nice guy with a bad drinking habit - longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly. The young couples future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesnt want her to remember.
©2018 Black Rose Writing (P)2019 Beacon Audiobooks
Gossip meets Hollywood in a fun, steamy, and addictive series. Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. She's just not sure she wants it anymore. Because, really, things aren't all that perfect.Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect.And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends. To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together. And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide. So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.
©2012 Jillian Dodd (P)2013 Jillian Dodd
Can you tell a Jobberknoll from a Bowtruckle? How old do you think Nearly Headless Nick might be? What happens when you cast the spell serpensortia? And if he wasnt such a mummys boy, where do you think Draco would have otherwise been schooled? From easy questions that any old muggle should know through to trivia that even the Wizengamot would struggle to answer, this quiz is sure to keep you entertained for hours. J. D. Kelly hosts this varied and enjoyable quiz which will decide once and for all who knows the most about JK Rowlings magical wizarding world. Whether youre playing alone for fun or youre having a deadly serious competition with friends, this is the perfect audiobook for listeners of all ages. Ten questions are asked at a time before the answers are revealed, so its easy to play along whether youre writing the answers down or calling them out as you go along. So get ready to test your knowledge...let the questions begin!
©2018 Jack Goldstein Books (P)2018 Jack Goldstein Books
There is no one-size-fits-all method to get that job, because jobs and interviewers differ. But there is a regular pattern to job interview questions and job interview weaknesses. All of the suggestions will work for you if you follow the tips of job interviewing in this audiobook. Get that job Landing a job in this contemporary job market has become more difficult than ever. People are seeing the need to learn new skills. The tips on job interviews included in this book will help you become better qualified for the position you are seeking. This job interview guide will help you determine possible weaknesses you may have, while also focusing on the job interview questions. Good job interview skills You need to convince your employer that out of the numerous candidates whose resumes have been selected, you are the best candidate for the job. Together, we will explore questions that arise in job interviews and the common weaknesses for job interviews. There is a lot more involved than just meeting with the company and telling them about yourself and your capabilities. Tips on job interview A job interview is an opportunity for you to sell yourself to your interviewer, and you need to prepare to answer questions in a way that will benefit you. It is one thing to be qualified for the job, but it is quite another thing to convince someone else with very clear descriptions that you are not only qualified, but are the most qualified of all the candidates. Tackling questions in job interviews No two job interviews are the same. But the job interview process generally follows a pattern with similar questions. Weaknesses for job interviews There are some things to avoid during a job interview and mistakes that constantly occur, especially among recent graduates who are interviewing for their first job. Heres a preview of what youll learn: Types of job interviews Face-to-face interview Telephone interview Video interview Three stages of the interview process: before the interview, during the interview, and after the interview The 12 most common job interview questions The 10 common job interview mistakes and how to avoid them Please note: This book was previously called How to Ace a Job Interview: A Simple Guide to Landing Any Interview.
©2019 Christine Reidhead (P)2020 Christine Reidhead
What if Cinderella had been sent to kill the prince?
Kayden never thought of herself as the belle of the ball, but she finds herself in the royal palace, surrounded by society darlings - and the only thing she has in common with them is that they're all vying for the prince. They're after his crown. She's after his head.
Her mission was simple - get close to the prince, and kill him.
Kayden entered the palace under a lie, one designed to get her close to the prince. On the outside, she may look like a princess, but beneath the mask, a killer lays in wait - for the perfect moment.
Dvarius was not ready to take the crown, nor was he ready for a wife. But due to his fathers unexpected death and an archaic law, he must find a bride before he is allowed to take his rightful place on the throne.
And the one woman he wants - just might be the one who is there to kill him.
©2015 JC Morrows (P)2019 JC Morrows
A Silver Moon prequel/novella. First love. First kiss. First...werewolf bite? Five hundred years ago, brothers Alaric and Ulric worked tirelessly on their fathers farm to keep mouths fed and sell remaining crops for scanty wages. With a rebellion stirring in northern England and a country at war over the throne, the heavy gloom felt for so long by brothers Alaric and Ulric finally dissipates when a new family settles into town. Dacianas parents uproot her from London to begin a new life in Colchester. Here, she wont be whisked off to decorative parties and elegant balls; shell have to put forth effort into backbreaking labor. But her thoughts of eloping from the quaint town subside when she meets Ulric. Together, its as if theyre exactly where they should be. During a late-night hunt for a wolf, Ulric and Daciana are attacked. Before their bodies can fully succumb to the wild animal inside, the town witch claims she holds the cure. Instead of healing their wounds, she places a curse on Ulric and Daciana, so they must live with who they truly are. In a town where secrets cant be kept and betrayal runs thick, Ulric and Daciana are hunted for the monsters theyve become, even by those they love.
©2012 Rebecca A. Rogers (P)2018 Rebecca A. Rogers
After escaping execution, Hannah finds herself where she's always wanted to be...outside the valley of slaves. But the relief doesn't last, not when the rest of her people are still suffering. It's time to return. With the promise of help coming and the strength of new comrades, Hannah and Cash cross the mountains to rejoin the revolution. But winter has come, and the situation has only grown darker. The Outcasts are dying. The rebels are losing ground. With limited time, the rebel soldiers must hurry to try to convince more Watchers to renounce the Council's authority before the South arrives to take back their people.
©2017 Laura Frances (P)2018 Laura Frances
The end of the world is coming yet Marley doesnt even know what she is much less what she can do. A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. With the First Seal broken, Marley and the girls finally learn what Michael is up to
and it isnt good. Christian is more determined than ever that they put a stop to him but is avenging his mentor more important to him than the girls own lives? Tyler finally starts her new job but gets quickly into trouble. Exhausted by everything she must do, she uses her power to secretly brew up her first potion. Its just a little something to get her through the day, shes positive it isnt going to be a problem
After Eve says some hurtful things, Cassie uses her powers to escape her own insecurities, but when a cute guy hits on her for the first time in her life, all bets are off. While the others try to deal with their issues, Marley has some big problems of her own: specifically, the terrifying ghost that keeps coming after her until Marley decides to take drastic measures in a bid to drown out *all* of her unwanted visitors, a move which ends up leaving her in terrible danger. All the while, Michael is making big moves towards his evil grand plan
Saving the world has never been this twisted! Fans of the Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series! Written like your favorite CW or Netflix show, expect thrills, heart-thumping romance as well as epic twists and turns that will keep you guessing!
©2018 Jo Ho (P)2018 Jo Ho
Being in high school is about a lot more than going to high school. It's about discovering new places, new hobbies, new people, and opening your eyes to the world. This book is about the stuff they don't teach you in high school, like how to host a film festival, plan your first road trip, make a podcast, or write a manifesto. Want to make a time capsule? Spend a day in silence? Learn how to make beats like a DJ? Or shut down your house party before the police do? Whatever your creative, social, or academic inclinations, you'll hear 97 ways to amuse, educate, and interest yourself, and your friends. Because your life doesn't stop at three p.m. each day - it just gets started.
©2008 Erika Stalder (P)2020 Chuks Dole
You have probably heard the word Disney before. Come on, who hasnt? Youve seen Disney movies, watched Disney TV shows, and maybe even visited Disneyland or Walt Disney World. Did you know there were two brothers with the last name of Disney who created this entertainment empire? Walt and Roy Disney built the worlds most popular theme parks and brought to life some of the best known cartoon characters in family entertainment. The story of their lives is a wonderful tale of hard work, determination, and cooperation. While this audiobook is primarily about Walt Disney, his story cant be properly told without including his older brother, Roy, and the strong bond between siblings that propelled them to worldwide fame and fortune. This biography tells the story of how two farm boys from the Midwest went on to build one of the worlds most successful entertainment companies.
©2019 Aaron H. Goldberg (P)2019 Aaron H. Goldberg
Time is running out for the star crossed lovers, the teenagers thrown together by fate who were supposed to be trying to kill each other. The undead infection is spreading in Scarlet, slowly worming its way through her body. As they race across the wastelands to the last outpost with advanced medical facilities, their fathers go to war. The cult begins its advance on the free states headquarters and Casey's ruthless cannibals are gathering their forces for their own attack. No one gets to sit this one out. Everyone fights.
©2019 David A. Simpson (P)2019 David A. Simpson
Where's a girl to go when every direction is the wrong direction? Half the school calls Laura "The Ice Queen". Even her closest friends have never seen her cry...until she's assigned to debate a pro-Valentine's Day position in class. As far as Laura and Mila are concerned, V-Day's just an excuse to sell chocolate. Their friend Jaden says they're against Valentine's Day because they hate love. Maybe hes right. Laura's never wanted the things teens are supposed to want most. Why is she so different? On the eve of Valentine's Day, warmth creeps into Laura's life from unexpected sources. By midnight, life might not feel quite so icy. A short story for teens.
©2013 Foxglove Lee (P)2018 Madeleine Mayfair
Readers' Favorite International Contest: Silver Medal in Young Adult Thriller. Hunter needs to remember. Jazz needs to forget. They need each other to heal in this teen thriller of survivor love. Hunter's past is a mystery to him, erased by a doctor at the direction of his father. But memories of the secret trauma begin to surface when Hunter sees other people's memories - visions invading his mind with stories of abuse, teen self-mutilation, rape, and forbidden sex. His best friend Jazz has dark and disturbing memories of her own that she hides behind her sass and wit. Hunter discovers he can rescue the victims, even though he risks adding their suffering to his own. Hunter and Jazz kiss each other's scars and form a bond of empathy no two teens should ever need. This audiobook contains scenes of sexual abuse, self-mutilation, and suicide. It should not be listened by teens who wish to be shielded from such harsh realities their peers may be enduring alone. Nor by anyone who desires to remain in the dark despite being in a position to shine light. However, those who suffer in private or wish to help those who do - please listen to this story and share its contents. Many parts of this audiobook are difficult to listen and were very difficult to write. But there is much truth in these sections, some profoundly ugly and some beautiful in its resilience. As one character says, "I have to believe I can still love and be loved. We can't stay broken forever". And they shouldn't be unknown forever. People need to feel the pain of others.
©2019 Brooke Skipstone (P)2019 Brooke Skipstone
Matthew Fairchild is the Consuls son and the golden-haired boy of the Nephilim. He has the love of his family and his parabatai James Herondale, and nothing to wish for, except excitement and artistry and beauty that do not seem to fit in with a warriors way of life. Matthew gets more than he bargained for at the Shadow Market, where he commits the greatest sin of his life - something he can never tell his parabatai, or any of the honorable Shadowhunters around him.
©2018 Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
The two-time National Book Award finalist discusses his historical novel about the New York City Draft Riots in 1863 with middle graders and teens, ages 12 and up. The event includes a discussion with the audience. Performance playlist: Reading with the Audience by Walter Dean Myers, then conversation between Walter Dean Myers and Madeline Cohen.
©2010 Symphony Space (P)2010 Symphony Space
Some decisions aren't meant to be easy. Raegan is back at Shadow Veil Academy, even though it's the last place she wants to be. Her heart is broken, but her rage is even more prominent as she learns just how little has been done to find Malina since she was last there. When an unexpected visitor arrives at the school, Raegan turns to her dragon side as she searches for the answers she needs to move forward. All the while, thoughts of Enzo's betrayal are never far from her mind, but no matter his reasons, she's not sure she can ever trust him again. Though, when unforeseen circumstances push them together, ready or not, Raegan has to decide which is more important: Her heart or the chance to figure out just who she really is.
©2019 Heather Renee (P)2020 Heather Renee
Keep your friends close....
A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of groundbreaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors.
When the girls attempt to break into one of the countrys oldest private libraries to retrieve a black-magic artifact, they discover something that leaves one of them reeling.
With Saunders hot on their heels determined not only to find Ally, but also to avenge her partner, Brooks, who hangs at deaths door, surely it will only be a matter of time before she discovers what part the girls have played in recent events.
Tylers grief is causing her to take greater and greater risks, especially when Michael delights in taunting her with her loss, but just how much more can she take before she finally breaks?
Not wanting to focus on her own troubles, Eve secretly starts investigating Marleys dad.
On the romance side, and amid all the madness that surrounds them, Christian finally reveals how he feels about Marley, but her answer is not what he expects to hear.
Meanwhile, as Cassie grows closer and closer to Trip, she unwittingly reveals all of their secrets to him....
Saving the world has never been this twisted.
Fans of the Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series.
©2018 Jo Ho (P)2019 Jo Ho
Tech saved her life. It brought her love. Now it could tear her apart.... "Loved it! Cyber's Escape is an excellent follow-up to Cyber's Change...." (K. Narayanan, Reedsy Discovery) America, 2055. Cass Armstrong has changed. After being raised by a violently technophobic father, her cyber-enhancements preserved her life while her new girlfriend opened her mind. But as her break from college approaches, Cass lives in fear that a trip home will end in tragedy. After escaping detection by the extremist Sapiens Movement, Cass breathes a momentary sigh of relief. But when she discovers her friends and neighbors spying on her and her girlfriend, she considers unleashing the dark secrets that could destroy her fathers hateful organization. If only she wasnt surrounded by enemies willing to preserve the lie at any cost.... Will Cass break free before her own family spills her blood? Cyber's Escape is the second book in the engrossing Sapien's Run cyberpunk trilogy. If you like diverse characters, futuristic societies, and heroes battling prejudice, then youll love Jamie Daviss mind-twisting dystopia. Buy Cybers Escape to watch a hero fight for survival today!
©2019 MedicCast Productions (P)2019 MedicCast Productions
In exchange for the comfort of now, people gave up tomorrow. The builders of Tuners HQ arent what anybody expected. The conflict today was forged in the fires of yesterday. The Tuners have lost too much to the cult and are forced into a choice that divides the team. With the technology of Universe One on their side, they may find a way to end the reign of religious terror forever, but the cost is high.
©2020 Aaron Frale (P)2021 Aaron Frale
Based on the best-selling, timeless classic, How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls is the essential guide for a new generation of teenage girls on their way to becoming empowered, savvy, and self-confident young women. How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls, based on the beloved classic by Dale Carnegie, has become the go-to guidebook for girls during the difficult teenage years. Presented by Donna Dale Carnegie, daughter of the late motivational author and teacher Dale Carnegie, this new edition brings her fathers time-tested lessons to the newest generation of young women on their way to becoming self-assured friends and leaders. In this audiobook, teen girls get invaluable, concrete advice about the most powerful ways to influence others, defuse arguments, admit mistakes, and make self-defining choices. The Carnegie techniques promote clear and constructive communication, praise rather than criticism, emotional sensitivity, empathy, tolerance, and an optimistic outlook in every situation. Written in an empowering, relatable voice and filled with anecdotes, quizzes, reality check sections, and questionnaires, this new and fully revised edition of How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls is required listening for a new generation of strong female leaders.
©2005, 2020 Donna Dale Carnegie. Previously published in 2005 by Fireside, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
Are you frustrated because one bad event can ruin your entire day? Do you often replay hurtful or disappointing moments repeatedly, making you feel even worse? It can seem impossible to shake those negative thoughts and bad feelings, but holding onto them only robs you of your happiness and keeps you from doing what you really want. You don't have to let your emotions run your life anymore. In this easy listen, Teen Confidence Expert, Jacqui Letran, will show you how to use five simple questions to stop the endless fights and misunderstandings between you and the people you care about. This book will help you: Understand your feelings and why you feel the way you do Discover the only three causes for upset feelings and how to avoid them Let go of your unwanted emotions Create win-win situations, improve your relationships, and much more! You will love this book because it is filled with simple tips and easy-to-follow techniques that will help you avoid conflicts, resolve problems, and be happy. Get your copy today! Winner of the 2017 Literary Classics' International Book Award Gold Medal for Best Young-Adult Self-Help book.
©2017 Jacqui Letran (P)2019 Jacqui Letran
The first three books in The Keatyn Chronicles deliver a breathless fairy-tale romance with swoon-worthy characters, suspense, and a glittering celebrity world. Fans of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and reality TV will devour this pulse-pounding, sexy teen drama set against the backdrop of Hollywood and an East Coast boarding school. Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. Shes popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. Shes just not sure she wants it anymore. Because, really, things arent all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. Its exhausting always trying to look and act perfect. And, deep down, she isnt sure if she has any true friends. To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together. And shes crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide. So she writes a new scrip. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesnt happen.
©2013 Jillian Dodd (P)2014 Jillian Dodd
I denne guide til teenagere fortæller forfatteren Nicola Morgan om venskaber. Hvordan de fungerer - og hvad man skal gøre, når de ikke gør. Du finder gode råd om, hvordan du får nye venskaber og bevarer dem, og du får redskaber til at komme igennem de hårde stunder, så du bliver mere sikker på dig selv. Du finder ud af, hvordan folks personlighed, følelser og spændinger har betydning for deres adfærd - og for din egen!
©2020 Gyldendal (P)2020 Gyldendal
Celine Montclaire goes to the Shadow Market to escape. She would go anywhere in Paris, or the entire world, to escape the suffering she experiences at the hands of her family. She did not expect to meet Valentine Morgenstern there, or to have him promise her freedom and the heart of the man she secretly loves. On one condition, of course. At the Shadow Market, nothing is for free.
©2018 Cassandra Clare, Robin Wasserman (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
A curse. A hidden identity. A dangerous love. Ten-year-old Persinette Basile was forced to flee the palace of Gaule for her life. Now at 18, she must find a way to return in order to obey a curse on her family line. The prince won't know who she is. Not anymore. But she knows him and what he will do if he discovers her true name. Made to fight for her life to earn her place, she vows to find a way to break the curse no matter the cost. To. The. Death. The words describing the tournament turn Prince Alexandre Durand's blood to ice. The last warrior standing will win a spot at his side. As he's thrust onto the throne, forbidden magic, dangerous betrayals, and a complicated love could tear his reign apart. When the secrets begin to unravel, will Alex stay true to the laws and traditions of Gaule or will he give it all up for a woman who deceived him?
©2018 M. Lynn (P)2019 Tantor
In Transference, we meet Liv and Oliver, siblings with a bit of a psychic connection. But what they thought was merely a mental closeness could be so much more, and someone will stop at nothing to uncover their secret. With their family in jeopardy and their freedom on the line, the two must go farther than they imagined possible to save the ones they love. And each other. Angela McCubbins plunges listeners into a world they have only heard whispered about...the world of twin talk. Add to this phenomenon a dash of sci-fi freakiness, and you have the makings of a roller coaster ride that will leave you wondering what else is out there. Set in an all-too-possible present, Transference plumbs the depths of the human mind and a government that will go to any lengths to harness that power.
©2015 Angela McCubbins (P)2018 Goldminds Publishing, LLC
Mädchen - Lasst euch nicht alles gefallen! Vivian hat die Nase voll. Von den blöden Kommentaren der Jungs während des Unterrichts. Von den Lehrern, die nichts dagegen unternehmen. Von der absurden Kleiderordnung, die nur für Mädchen zu gelten scheint. Aber vor allem hat Vivian es satt, den Mund zu halten. Angeregt durch einen alten Flyer ihrer Mutter, früher ein Punkrock-Riot-Grrrl, beschließt sie, etwas gegen die Ungerechtigkeit zu tun. Heimlich gestaltet sie ihren eigenen Flyer, MOXIE (Englisch: Schwung, Biss haben, Schneid, Selbst- und Zielbewusstsein, Mumm, Courage, Tatkraft, den Mut haben), und verteilt ihn in ihrer Schule.
©2018 Arctis Verlag (P)2018 Hörcompany GmbH
"From across the fire, a grin spread over her face, combining delight and pure, raw power. I could not deny the power of the chanting, the swirling red hair, my painting prophecy and the - holy crap - electric bubble around us. This was real. Her power was real." Triumphant at last, Ember has fought her way back from the evil witch's curse and reclaimed her identity, her sense of self. Now she must stop Xintra from hurting the boy she loves, even as she uncovers the truth behind her mother's dark, twisted past. Rejoicing in her power over the human race, Xintra is closer than ever to achieving her father's dream - a dream she sacrificed her own life to realize. But when key members of her team defy her, she must scramble to enact her plan before obedience gives way to anarchy. Breaking free from the chains that once bound her to a life of wickedness, Zoe must face the past she once sought to escape in order to save the futures of those she doomed. Will she make amends with the dead in time to save the living?
©2017 Jennifer Alsever (P)2018 Jennifer Alsever
The Frost King will burn. Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge. Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating - yet irresistible - Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king's tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her - and from the icy young man she has come to love. Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies...but together create a power that could change everything.
©2017 Elly Blake (P)2017 Hachette Audio
Our wounds are still fresh, but I refuse to give up. Declan Black messed with the wrong shifter and I won't stop until I've made him pay for what he's done. Having the help of the witch coven we searched for brings choices I wasn't ready to make, but as I say goodbye to one family member and welcome back another, I use the rage consuming me as fuel to continue moving forward in search for retribution. As a battle nears, my heart and head continue to fight over what to do about my responsibilities to the pack and my mate bond with Liam. He's a risk I'm not sure I'm willing to take, but I'll need to decide soon before the choice is made for me. Though, when the dust settles, and the consequences of my decisions become known, I may just reach my breaking point.
©2018 Heather Renee (P)2019 Heather Renee
Diese deutsche Erstausgabe eines in den USA höchst erfolgreichen Buchs bietet einen unkonventionellen Blick auf die neuesten Erkenntnisse zum "Wundervitamin" D3. Autor Jeff Bowles führt den Leser auf eine genauso faktenreiche wie vergnügliche Tour-de-force durch eine hochkarätige Mischung aus neuesten wissenschaftlichen Fakten und seiner darauf aufbauenden "gefährlichen" Selbstexperimente. Er schreibt: "Nachdem ich erkannte, dass die Einnahme von 4.000 IE/Tag für mich nicht ausreichend waren, entschied ich mich für ein "gefährliches" Experiment, das allem widersprach, was mir Ärzte seit Jahren gesagt hatten: DASS DIE EINNAHME VON ZU VIEL VITAMIN D GEFÄHRLICH SEI. Ich begann mit der Einnahme von täglich 20.000 IE/Tag - was der 150-fachen empfohlenen "sicheren" Dosis entsprach - und dann steigerte ich meine Dosis auf 100.000 IE/Tag, oder auch auf das 300-fache der als "sicher" eingestuften Dosis! Und was, meinen Sie, passierte dann mit mir in den letzten 10 Monaten? Bin ich gestorben? Oder krankgeworden? Nein! Genau das Gegenteil! Dieses Hörbuch erklärt Ihnen die detaillierten Resultate meines Experiments sowie die Gefahren, die man dabei vermeiden sollte. Außerdem stellt es eine einfache, elegante und neue Theorie vor, die erklärt, wie hohe Dosen von Vitamin D3 alle epidemischen Krankheiten und Gesundheitsprobleme verhüten oder sogar heilen kann, die uns seit den 1980er Jahren geplagt haben, seitdem die Ärzte uns davor warnen, nicht in die Sonne zu gehen und immer Sonnenschutzcreme zu verwenden. Dies erzeugte jene großen Epidemien von Übergewicht, Autismus, Asthma und viele andere, mit denen wir uns heute konfrontiert sehen. Die Theorie ist einfach: Vitamin D3 ist ein Hormon, das von unserer Haut gebildet wird, während wir in der Sonne sitzen. Es ist kein Vitamin, sondern wurde nur fälschlich so eingestuft, als es entdeckt wurde."
©2001 Mobiwell Verlag (P)2016 Mobiwell Verlag
If her time at court has taught Catherine anything, it's that there is no room for weakness in Imperial Russia. With the empress' health failing and rumors of a change in the line of succession, her place in the royal line is once more in jeopardy. Tormented by her sadistic husband and his venomous mistress, Catherine must once more walk the fine line between pleasure and politics - between scandal and survival. When her young son becomes the target of those rebelling against Peter's reign, Catherine will have to rise up to protect herself, her child, and her nation from his unstable and potentially catastrophic rule. This means putting herself at odds with the most dangerous man she's ever known, trusting those who once proved to be her enemies, and turning a nation against its sovereign. In the ultimate battle for the crown, new alliances will be forged, loyalties will be tested, and blood will be shed.
©2015 Sherry Ficklin (P)2015 Sherry Ficklin
As the city of San Juan pulses to summer's sluggish beat, its teenage soccer prodigy, El Brujito, the Little Magician, vanishes without a trace - right after he misses a penalty kick and loses a big game for his team. Paul Faustino, South America's top sports reporter, is reluctantly drawn into the mystery of the athlete's disappearance. As a story of corruption and murder unfolds, Faustino is forced to confront the bitter history of slavery and the power of the occult. A deftly woven mystery flush with soccer and suspense, this gripping novel is one that shouldn't be missed. From the award-winning author of TAMAR, a time-shifting thriller about a vanishing soccer star, occult secrets, and the dark history of slavery.
©2007 Mal Peet (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The year was 1991 and it was Angela's sweet 16. Not very sweet exactly though, considering the fact that she wasn't getting any presents, or a party. Angela was determined to make a birthday party for herself! And she was convinced alcohol was the best way to do that. So she sought out an older "friend" who was over the age of 21. Way over aged. The woman was in her 30s and she was a sad sack. As lame as they come, Mary was. But if Angela could get her to buy some vodka, then she didn't care about being in Mary's presence for just a little while, that night. Until it started turning into the worst night of her life...ever!
©2019 Suz Korb (P)2019 Suz Korb
The summer Minna turns 15, her family moves to a new neighborhood to be near her ailing grandmother. There, Minna meets Van and Rebecca, two teens who pull Minna out of her world of books and teach her about friendship, ice skating, and life. But one of them also holds a deep secret. And then there is the ghost. Minna sees the ghost one night, but is this a ghost at all or someone else in need of help? As Minna learns more about the ghost, deer, and the secret, she is also working through her own grief. She wants to help them all, and the story comes to a shocking conclusion at the neighborhood park at the end of that summer.
©2017 Black Rose Writing (P)2017 Beacon Audiobooks
The Winter Queen has declared war on the shifters of New York City. She is coming to destroy Arianna, and everyone she cares about. But she has not anticipated one thing: bear and wolf are learning to work together. The five boroughs are united for the first time in hundreds of years and they are not going to let a little ice storm rip them apart. Arianna has a little ice in her veins too, and she is not afraid to use it to save the ones she loves. Though unleashing her powers unleashes something she was not expecting. A darkness which could tear her apart. A darkness which could consume her soul. Arianna will need the support of her friends, and the shifters she rules, now more than ever. Because when this storm hits, not everyone will survive.
©2017 Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve (P)2018 Leia Stone and Jaymin Eve
King Arthur as you've never imagined! Once & Future retells the popular legend with the once and future king as a teenage girl - and she has a universe to save.
I've been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I've always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.
Now, I'm done hiding.
My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard and a revolution to start.
When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together, they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.
©2019 Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
A world once overrun by zombies.... Jenna grew up in the aftermath, in a broken world where people lived in fear. Now a corporation runs the country, using the Alliance soldiers to do their dirty work, under the guise of keeping the peace. Alone in the world.... When her father commits suicide, Jenna is left to look after her mother. She feels completely alone in the world. Until the corporation comes knocking, convinced that her father, a lead scientist for them, has faked his death. No way out.... Kidnapped and imprisoned, Jenna learns a horrifying truth. Along with her father's old lab tech, Wesley, she must escape and find someone who can help them expose the truth. With Alliance soldiers hot on her trail, Jenna is on a race against time to figure out how she fits into all of her father's lies. Who can she trust? And are the zombies really gone? Buy this book now to find out.
©2016 S. K. Gregory (P)2019 Samantha Gregory
The last time Dr. Meghan Forester saw Davin and the other infected Kazzies, she made a heart-wrenching choice. Now, her new life is filled with loneliness. Trying to carry on while Davin and her friends are held captive on reservation one, Meghan begins a daunting position at Compounds 10 and 11 in Washington state. There, she is thrust into a challenging new world with a handsome assistant as her guide. But Meghan refuses to abandon her friends, so when reports surface of atrocities being committed within reservation one, she returns to South Dakota and discovers the only way to save Davin and her friends is to face her old enemy. An enemy who will stop at nothing to keep the Kazzies contained, even if that means taking a life.
©2018 Krista Street (P)2019 Krista Street
It only took one heartbeat to change my life - one chilling phone call in the middle of the night. And then, as if my life didn't already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH. Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow... and bored to tears. Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-haired cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad after all. Six feet of swoon-inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake. And I had all the heartbreak I could handle. Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it's not just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven Hallow isn't big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation. My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure what is more frightening - the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and soul are synchronized with mine.
©2015 J.L. Weil (P)2015 Caitlin Kelly
Teenagers...what's keeping you from greatness? Is it your age, your inexperience, your insecurities, or your past? With the pressures of life, it is easy to feel discouraged and lose sight of your goals and dreams. Don't lose hope. There is a simple solution, developed for teens by a teen. In Why Wait? Your Time Is Now!, young author and motivational speaker Reagan B. Nevels provides shortcuts to develop accountability skills, build self-esteem, and boost confidence to rise above mediocrity. You will discover: A four-step process to achieve goals A template to help stay focused Affirmations to promote positive thinking This book is free from "adult-speak" and is perfect for teens who have big dreams. About the Author: Reagan B. Nevels is a 14-year-old inspirational influencer on a mission to help others accomplish their dreams. She is a motivational speaker who, at the age of 12, authored her first book, Vision Collision, Think. Write. Believe. Achieve. Reagan is an entrepreneur, a youth leader, and a Sunday school teacher. She speaks at school assemblies, graduations, children's events, conferences, and to youth organizations throughout the United States.
©2020 Premier Publishing (P)2021 Premier Publishing
Aron Lincoln never meant to take on the role of parent. He was only 14-years-old. His job was to be a big brother, one his little brother could learn from - maybe even look up to. He wasnt supposed to be the one his brother depended on for protection. But when their dad walked away, and their mom chose something else over them, Aron was left with no choice. He made a vow to protect his brother, and its a promise he intends to keep.
©2019 Author Gianna Gabriela LLC (P)2020 Author Gianna Gabriela LLC
Tessa has always been confident both on stage and off. However, this summer she lands a roles as Juliet and finds herself face to face with a real-life Romeo. Can Tessa concentrate on the play instead of focusing on Anthony? Will their on-stage romance lead to an off-stage one as well? Only time will tell, under the stage lights! Be sure to check out the first two books in the series: Just Pretending and Changed?
©2014 Dana Burkey (P)2016 Dana Burkey
El arte de dar vuelta a la página. Porque enamorarse (otra vez) está chingón. Para aquellos que aman todo el tiempo, los que alguna vez han desfallecido de amor y, aun así, siguen creyendo. Deja de sentirte roto y vive completo, dispuesto a encontrar a otros seres completos. Tú sabes que hay verdades incómodas, incluso imprudentes pero...necesarias. Te revelan lo que necesitas oír y no lo que tu fantasía te dicta. Podrás reír, llorar y hasta querrás tirar la toalla, pero algo es seguro: después de leer este libro no serás la misma persona. Si te hacen falta unas cuantas puntadas, estas páginas serán tu mejor sastre. Sí hay vida después de un amor furioso e ingrato, incluso hay mucho más y mejor amor. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2018 Alex Toledo (P)2019 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
"I just wanted to be normal, but the day college started a supernatural world opened up. Now I don't know who to trust...or even if I'll survive the night." A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. Marley Gray is just an ordinary girl when she moves to a new city to start college. She doesn't know that magic even exists, much less that she is the descendant of one of the most powerful witches to have ever walked the earth. As far as she knows, she has classes to sign up for, parties to attend, and an overprotective father to avoid. Along the way, Marley discovers roommate Cassie might just be the oddest - if richest - girl she's ever met. Then there's Eve, the older girl with a mysterious past who hides her true face under layers of makeup and a bitchy attitude. Thank God for Tyler, who seems nice even though she's just suffered the worse kind of loss that anyone can. When a night out ends with them all thrown together for the first time, something happens that no one expected. Something magical. And suddenly, they discover they each have been gifted with strange new powers - but why? And who is the mysterious, good-looking stranger who seems to know far more than he is telling them? In no time, the girls find themselves in a desperate race against a powerful enemy who - in his centuries-old quest for revenge - could destroy not only the city of Boston, but quite possibly the world. Can they work together to overcome their demons before all hell breaks loose? Written like your favorite CW or Netflix show, expect thrills, heart-racing romance, as well as epic twists and turns that will keep you guessing! Saving the world has never been this twisted!
©2018 Jo Ho (P)2019 Jo Ho
Book 2 in the teen spy series The Specialists Teen spies + bad guys = a lot of trouble GiGi is back, this time teaming up with electronics specialist Frankie, aka Wirenut, for their next mission. Wirenut has an uncanny knack for breaking into the highest level security systems that stump even the experts. Which is precisely why he was recruited by the Specialists. So when wealthy entrepreneur Octavias Zorba hires the Specialists to recover a stolen neurotoxin, the head of the Specialists is sure that Wirenut is perfect for the job. But there's a catch. The computer-coded hints that will lead to the neurotoxin are hidden in a few precious artifacts. And when these hints are found, there is limited time to get them decoded or they will disappear forever. But as GiGi and Wirenut begin their mission, they suddenly find themselves on a fast-paced hunt for the criminal, with time quickly running out... Don't miss all the books the teen spy series: Model Spy Down to the Wire The Winning Element Native Tongue Fight to the Finish
©2018 Shannon Greenland (P)2019 Shannon Greenland
Finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner of the San Diego Book Awards - Best Published YA Novel During her abduction and assault, Audrey begins to hear a voice. She hopes she's not going crazy, because after what she's experienced, that's the most logical explanation. However, as she begins to listen to the voice, Audrey realizes that someone may be telepathically trying to help her. Unfortunately, rescue isn't all she needs. In order to leave behind the constant reminders, she flees to her Aunt Kate's house in San Diego, and assumes a new identity. It works until the 18-year-old twin boys who live next door threaten to break through the protective walls she's worked so hard to build. Between Caleb going out of his way to befriend her and Justin avoiding her at all costs, Audrey doesn't know if normalcy will ever find her again. But one thing is certain: When a familiar danger resurfaces, it's the same voice that she turns to - a voice that is not only real, but a lot closer than she realizes. Gripping and tastefully told, The Voice is a story of healing, trust, and courage.
©2013 Jennifer Anne Davis (P)2021 Jennifer Anne Davis
It is only three years since Tessa Gray lost her beloved husband William Herondale, and she is searching for a reason to live, trying to find the path of being a warlock with the guidance of her friend Catarina Loss. World War 2 rains down destruction on their world, and Tessa and Catarina become nurses who make bargains at the Shadow Market for enchantments to help suffering mundanes. But can Brother Zachariah bear to see the woman he loves risk her life, or might he consider breaking sacred vows to save her from loneliness?
©2018 Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Secrets. Allegra Teagarden, a musical prodigy, flees her father's dominance and abuse while touring in pre-civil war Charleston, South Carolina. Plagued by depression over her mother's suicide during their previous visit, she escapes in an effort to piece together the details behind her mother's mysterious demise. Secrets. Down to her final coin, Allegra happens on Charleston's Fancy, the first southern amusement park, which is searching for musicians for its orchestra. At first, the park seems her salvation; but she quickly realizes she has traded the dominance of her father, for the even more terrifying madness of the owner, Silas. And more secrets. Allegra meets the dashing Brighton LeFroy, Fancys engineer and pyrotechnics master. His shabby clothing cannot conceal the brilliant mind beneath. The musicians whisper he is a witch, is obsessed with storms, and is rumored...to fly. And despite the danger, despite her own misgivings, Allegra is inexplicable drawn to him. She ventures to his reclusive home on Fire Isle during a thunderstorm and together they seek to unravel an ancient mystery. And bring an ancient evil to justice.
©2016 Ronna Hochbein (P)2016 Ronna Hochbein
Summer vacation is Levi London's favorite time of the year. Each summer, he and his brothers are shipped off to Florida to stay with their grandparents. For 10 weeks everything is perfect. He has freedom, fun, and Summer West - the cute and spunky girl across the street - for whom he's planned to confess his giant crush. Right before the London boys are scheduled to leave, a scandalous family situation causes their mom to accompany them on vacation. Not only does Levi's fun quotient promise to take a nosedive, but all the drama has him feeling less than his normal happy self. Summer decides that Levi needs a distraction in the form of a prank war. But he gets more than he bargains for when his older brother, Lucas, is both better at pranking and determined to date Summer too. Levi is a peacekeeper, but he isn't sure he can mediate his family's struggles or strike the right balance between mischief and romance. Especially when Lucas keeps reminding him that all is fair in love and war. This book may contain negative triggers for people with a family history of infidelity. Content description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels set at the same high school. It contains minor language, innuendo, crude humor, and kissing. This book has no sex, written or implied, between any of the teenage characters and has no explicit language. However, the family conflict revolves around adultery between the parents. While it is not highly descriptive, sex is discussed multiple times with regard to adult relationships. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
©2017 Robin Daniels (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Jordan Ortiz decides he can no longer hide who he truly is. Hes gay. He comes out to his family, and then he comes out to everyone. It goes well. Like, way better than he thought possible! But thats about where it ends. There arent enough "out gay" kids at school for him to build a queer social life or even consider the possibility of dating. For now, hes happy to be the gay bestie for his BFF Hannah. Benjamin Cooper is the captain of the football team and known Jordan for almost his whole life. And he has a secret. When they won an award at the science fair in grade nine, Jordan hugged him, and thats when Ben realized he had feelings for Jordan. As he watches Jordan come out and flower into who he is, he cant help but feel ashamed - ashamed at what a coward he is compared to Jordan. When a broken leg and fair-weather friends leave Ben feeling lonely on Christmas break, he spends New Years Eve with Jordan, just hanging out in his basement like they used to, years ago. But as the countdown to midnight happens, and the ball is about to drop, Ben has something else in mind. At the stroke of midnight, he kisses Jordan. What starts with a surprise kiss leads to a year of shared secrets, hidden love, relationship troubles, and broken hearts. Through it all, one fact holds true - Jordan loves Benjamin, and Benjamin loves Jordan. But is that enough to carry them through when Ben wants to stay firmly in the closet...to the very point that this might destroy whatever hope they have of true love?
©2018 Dylan James (P)2019 Dylan James
War is coming. The veil between the living and the dead no longer exists. Evil is running rampant and the universe's symmetry balances on my fingertips. No big deal. Of course, nobody knows how or when the hallows will strike, or who among us is a traitor. Hordes of vengeful spirits are multiplying by the minute, closing ranks. Zane is poised to strike, but it's going to take more than his killer instincts, more than swords and shadows to vanquish the hallows. Stakes are higher than ever, yet I am determined to protect those I care about - to save the world. Restoring the veil isn't as easy as a snap of my fingers. Nothing worth fighting for ever is. Friendship and loyalties are tested to the limit, sacrifices of unimaginable proportions are made, but in the end, all that matters is whether I succeed or fail. Soul Symmetry is the highly anticipated conclusion in The Raven series. A YA paranormal romance full of love, betrayal, and an enthralling supernatural world that will leave you hungry for more.
©2016 J.L. Weil (P)2016 Caitlin Kelly
I'd always wanted to leave small town Illinois, I just didn't know I'd leave it for the stars. I needed to get into Columbia College. I'd do anything to get in. With no other choice, I had my dad help me get an internship at Circe Operations Center. Only it's not an ordinary operations center. Getting attacked on my first day on the job wasn't exactly stellar, but staring into the eyes of the dark-eyed boy who saved me made me re-think every single thought I'd ever had. But when things like war come up, I don't know how far I'm willing to defy everything I've ever known for a future that is anything but normal.
©2016 Magan Vernon (P)2016 Magan Vernon
Being the seventh Morcant has its perks: Morgan is learning to fly and wield magical blue fire. But the coyote shifters are growing bolder. Mateo and his panthers seem impossible to defeat. And vampires aren't real - are they? When the elusive and enigmatic Chief Okema disappears and the wards protecting the Wapicoli territory falter, Morgan and Jackson are forced into the role of leaders. Badly outnumbered and outgunned, do they have time to search for the secret of the divining tree, and will it help them in the final battle?
©2016 Beth Trissel (P)2019 Beth Trissel
Join Keatyn on Thanksgiving break in this Keatyn Chronicles novella. I've finally become the kind of girl my little sisters could look up to. Except for the lies. Lying to my friends is killing me. And the longer I'm there - the closer we get - the more I feel like I'm being eaten from the inside out. If I go back to Eastbrooke, I'll end up nothing but a shell. So I'm not going back. I'm going to St. Croix by myself. And for the first time in my life, I'm okay with being alone. Except...I don't actually end up on the island alone. This novella is number 4.5 of the six-book series.
©2013 Jillian Dodd Inc. (P)2014 Jillian Dodd Inc.
Please forgive me, I'm so sorry I left you behind my love, I'm so sorry to have abandoned my team. But I can sense it, the Emerald Tablet is close, so very close. There, beyond the canyons and the volcanoes, through the forest and the desert, under the sea and in the sky, that's where I'll find it.
An endless journey to the ends of the earth and the depths of my soul; it's there. Follow me into the shadows, where death rubs shoulders with life and where we will walk the thin line between reason and madness.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath before darkness swallows what's left of the light. Follow me, it's there...the Emerald Tablet.
©2018 Evelyne Contant (P)2019 Evelyne Contant
The epic conclusion of the Air Awakens series is an instant USA Today best seller!
Long live Solaris.
One bloodthirsty ruler has been overthrown by another, casting the shadow of death over the Solaris Empire. Vhalla Yarl stands upon the stage of fate, prepared to do battle one final time. Fragile alliances will be tested, and new bonds will be formed as the world is reshaped.
She fights as the champion of peace, but when the night is darkest, will she be able to pay the price of a new dawn?
©2016 Claire Elise Kovarik (P)2019 Claire Elise Kovarik
First, theres the grief. Then comes the anger.... A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. Devastated by her loss, Tyler becomes even more reliant on magic as she conjures up a spell only to discover her worst fear is realized.... A trip to Juju reveals even more for the girls to worry about. Taking matters into their own hands, they finally make headway against Michael but will their actions have the desired consequences? Unable to keep his feelings to himself any longer, Christians attempts to schedule a one-to-one with Marley fail spectacularly, leaving him questioning whether he even has a chance with her. Taking things slowly with Trip, who seems to do and say all the right things, Cassie has no idea she is revealing personal information that Michael can - and will - use against them. And all the while, she keeps falling for him.... When the girls hide a powerful artifact in Pauls office, Eve spots something incriminating but keeps the knowledge to herself, unsure if its just a coincidence or a sign that Marleys Dads likable exterior masks something much more sinister.... Saving the world has never been this Twisted. Fans of The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series. Just like your favorite TV series, Twisted consists of many episodes. Hell Hath No Fury is episode 8. A new episode will be released every 18 days!
©2018 Jo Ho (P)2019 Jo Ho
Pickpocketing is not honest, but it is lucrative. That is, until 17-year-old Charles Main gets caught, and the judge gives the vagrant a choice: Go to prison or join the Army.
In basic training, he is amazed (and confused) by all the people who actually volunteered to be here. But he soon befriends Carrie Borden, one of the first female cavalry scouts in the US Army, who helps him understand what selfless really means.
Deployed together in the fight against ISIS, their platoon quickly gains a reputation of mythological proportions. Everything changes, though, when Charles witnesses one of his leaders make a fatal mistake on an otherwise impeccable mission. Caught trying to contain the messy aftermath, he finds that being honest and telling the truth arent always the same thing.
©2018 Black Rose Writing (P)2018 Beacon Audiobooks
Two strangers. Two broken hearts. One night to set each other free. Almost dying from an undiagnosed heart condition means every second of your life is a precious gift to be guarded. Lena Pettitt was born a miracle. And her parents never let her forget it. Even if that daily reminder kept her from experiencing the one thing they were trying to protect most - her life. Gabriel Martinezs heart has been ripped out. His pride has been stomped on. Oh, and he now has an arrest record thats caused an even bigger rift between him and his DA mother. All for a love that wasnt really true. Now, hes exiled to his grandmothers, working on his late grandpas old Corvair, when a shivering girl knocks on the garage door. Lena, left alone for the first time ever, has locked herself out of her house. Gabe knows he could help this girl get back inside her house - but that may mean missing the next train to Boston to pick up the part hes spent weeks tracking down. She can wait for him at his grandmothers or... A few hours, an aluminum valve cover, and some strong coffee later, neither Gabe nor Lena can feign disappointment when they race to the station and arrive just as the last train home from Boston is pulling out. As jaded as he is, Gabe cant deny the fact that hes excited to spend the night exploring a city he knows nearly every corner of, with a girl who sees magic in the simplest things. Lena has been waiting for her tiny world to crack open her entire life. Now that its finally happened, she finds the only thing she can focus on is the unexpected tour guide who opens her eyes to possibilities she never imagined. All they have is this one night, together, under the bright moon in a city full of hidden beauty. Its one night that will change how they see the world and the paths their hearts will take forever.
©2014 Stephanie Campbell (P)2019 Stephanie Campbell
A historical romance set partly in the 1940s, the beautiful and emotive Margot & Me tells the stories of two teenage girls over the course of 50 years. How can you hate someone in the present and love them in the past? Fliss's mum needs peace and quiet to recuperate from a long illness, so they both move to the countryside to live with Margot, Fliss's stern and bullying grandmother. Life on the farm is tough and life at school is even tougher, so when Fliss unearths Margot's wartime diary, she sees an opportunity to get her own back. But Fliss soon discovers Margot's life during the evacuation was full of adventure, mystery...and even passion. What's more, she learns a terrible secret that could tear her whole family apart....
©2017 Juno Dawson (P)2017 Bolinda audio
"I just wanted to be normal, but the day college started a supernatural world opened up. Now I don't know who to trust...or even if I'll survive the night." A new urban fantasy series from the award-winning screenwriter of ground-breaking BBC TV series Spirit Warriors. When Marley moves into her dorm at Blackville University, she has classes to sign up for, parties to attend, and an over-protective father to avoid, who, as luck would have it, has just been hired at BU as its newest history professor. While trying to befriend her roommate, Marley discovers that Cassie might just be the oddest - if richest - girl she's ever known. Then there's Eve, the older girl with a mysterious past who hides her true face under layers of makeup and a bitchy attitude. Thank God for Tyler, who seems nice and has the kind of hair Marley would kill for, or she would think college life was a bust already. After a disastrous night out ends with them all thrown together for the first time, something happens that no one expected. Something magical. And suddenly they discover they each have been gifted with strange new powers - but why? And who is the mysterious good-looking stranger who seems to know far more than he is willing to tell them? One thing's for sure: Saving the world has never been this twisted! Fans of The Mortal Instruments, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Pretty Little Liars will love this thrilling new series! Written like your favorite CW or Netflix show, expect thrills and heart-thumping romance as well as epic twists and turns that will keep you guessing!
©2018 Jo Ho (P)2018 Jo Ho
Cameron Bates (Cam) could have almost any girl at Franklin High School...except for the one he wants. Unfortunately Bebe seems to be immune to his flirty charm and good looks, which means one of two things: a) she's completely oblivious to how he feels, or b) she's just not into him. If that's the case, declaring his love would be disastrous for their friendship. Bianca Barnes (Bebe) has a huge problem: the universe hates her. Every time she admits feelings for a boy, he ends up falling for her sweet, popular, and beautiful sister Beth. To avoid a broken heart, Bebe has sworn herself to secrecy. Nobody can know how she feels about Cam...ever! Neither person wants to confess their feelings, but the universe has its own plan. Out of the blue, Bebe is courted by a secret admirer. Cam has to step up his game and Bebe has to make a choice. Play it safe and accept the affections of her mystery man or challenge fate and take a chance on the boy she loves. Content Description: This is a stand-alone YA contemporary romance with companion novels to follow. It contains minor language, innuendo, crude humor, and steamy tension but is generally very clean. No sex. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
©2017 Robin Daniels (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
After her brush with death at Ian Cranes compound, Talia Lyons feels like a prisoner, confined in her childhood home. Plagued with seizures - the result of an unidentified drug injected in her neck by Cranes men - Talia must put her dream of becoming a Hunter on hold. So when Agency Director McDonough asks Talia to go undercover at the School for the Talented, to find the spy who set the trap for her in Nevada, Talia jumps at the opportunity. Soon she learns that her newfound freedom comes with a price - working with Donavon on a daily basis. As if that isnt awkward enough, her former teammate Erik also shows up at the school. But at least Talia has the unexpected company of her best friend, Penny, not only to assist her in uncovering the spy but also to deal with the complications that the guys create. As Talia becomes more entrenched in her assignment, she quickly learns the lengths that the agency and Mac will go to in the name of war. With Cranes influence spreading, Talia learns that there are few Operatives without ties to the Coalition. Forced to face hard truths and dangerous conclusions, Talia realizes that it is those closest to her who are hiding the biggest secrets. As the task of finding the traitor becomes more problematic, desperation and frustration rule Talias world. It becomes clear that Talia cant do this alone. But who can she trust when everyone around her is lying?
©2012- Sophie Davis Books (P)2018 Sophie Davis Books
Things are looking up for Mia: she's the newest staffer on the school paper, and her miraculous completion of freshman algebra is just around the corner. Plus she's about to get a new baby brother or sister. Could things possibly get any better? But in her heart of hearts, Mia has one wish: an evening spent with Michael in a tux and a corsage on her wrist; in other words, the prom. Michael, however, does not seem to share the dream that is the prom. Worse still, a service workers strike (with Grandmere and Lilly at the heart of it and on opposite sides) threatens the very existence of this year's prom. Will the strike end in time? Can Michael be dissuaded from his anti-prom views? Most importantly, will Mia get to wear her pink prom dress? Also, as a precursor to Princess in Pink, this audiobook includes Project Princess: The Princess Diaries, Volume 4 and 1/2. Hammer in hand, Princess Mia embarks on an epic adventure for one so admittedly unhandy: along with her cohorts from school, she's off to build houses for the less fortunate. It doesn't take Mia long to realize that helping others (while an unimpeachably noble pastime) is very hard work. Will her giving spirit prevail? Will the house collapse due to royally clumsy construction? And most importantly, will Michael stop working long enough to kiss her?
©2003 Meg Cabot; 2004 Meg Cabot (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
Five towers. Five colors. Only one way out. Cipher wakes up in the Blue Tower with no memories of his former life. He discovers he is not alone. Dozens of boys and girls must compete in a battle called the Scouring against four other towers - Red, Green, Yellow, and Black - each with its own rules and powers. In his first Scouring, Cipher captures Emma, a girl from Yellow, whose memories from Victorian England move Cipher to uncover his own past. He must learn who he was before he can figure out why he's here...and how to get out.
©2018 J.B. Simmons (P)2018 J.B. Simmons
Edward is four years old when he is locked away with his mother by her abusive, alcoholic partner, Harris. By the time an elderly neighbour spots his pale face peering through a crack in the boarded-up window and raises the alarm, he is seven. Rescue comes, but lasting damage has been done. Sent to live with a kindly foster family, and then adopted, Edward struggles to adapt to normal life. Even as a teenager it's still clear to his new family and schoolmates there's something odd about him. Then one fateful day, Edward catches a glimpse of himself in a photograph. What he sees shocks him to the core - a vision of Harris. Was this monster his father all along? And does that mean that, deep down, another Harris is waiting to break out? Every step of progress Edward has made swiftly begins to unravel, and he has to decide whether his blood will determine his future.
©2013 Anne Fine (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
The most dangerous lies are the ones we tell ourselves.
Exiled at a boarding school in Vermont, Lana is tormented by cryptic messages and pictures from her mother's past.
Seventeen years ago, something unspeakable happened. A pact of silence was forged.
Now, the lies are unraveling.
The closer Lana gets to the truth, the harder it is to accept. And someone's willing to kill to keep that secret buried.
To protect her friends, Lana's forced to trust the one person who's been lying since the beginning.
When the secret is finally revealed, it can't be unknown. They're forced to face the horrifying truth...the monster behind it all.
Every curse has an origin. This is theirs....
The conclusion of The Cursed Series is a powerful and complicated story that bravely gives voice to the choices that are taken away and the fight to get them back.
Who's to blame when everyone is at fault?
©2020 Rebecca Donovan (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Book 1 in the teen spy series The Specialists Teen genius Gigi is in a lot of hot water. A whiz with computers, she agrees to help her college RA, David, uncover some top-secret information. After all, she doesn't have any family or many friends, and David has always been nice to her. It doesn't hurt that he's super cute and irresistible, too. All she has to do is hack into the government's main computer system. But a few hours later, her whole life changes. She is caught and taken in for questioning, only this isn't your run-of-the-mill arrest. Rather than serve a juvenile detention sentence, she accepts the option to change her name and enlist in a secret government spy agency that trains orphaned teens to go undercover. As if that wasn't overwhelming enough, she discovers that David works for this agency as well! And before she even begins to understand what is going on, she's sent on her first mission as an undercover model. And who better to partner with than David himself! But can she pull this off, or will she lose the only family she's come to know? Don't miss all the books the teen spy series: Model Spy Down to the Wire The Winning Element Native Tongue Fight to the Finish
©2018 Shannon Greenland (P)2019 Shannon Greenland
Obsessed is book number 12 - and the final book - of the bestselling series The Vampire Journals, which begins with Turned (book number one). In Obsessed, 16-year-old Scarlet Paine races to save her true love, Sage, before he is killed at the hand of the Immortalists. Alienated from her friends and family - and with only one night left before Sage is wiped out - Scarlet is forced to choose whether to sacrifice it all for him. Caitlin and Caleb race desperately to save their daughter, still determined to find a way to cure Scarlet and to end vampirism for all time. Their quest leads them to one shocking secret after the next as they seek to find the ancient, lost vampire city, hidden deep beneath the Sphinx in Egypt. What they find may just change the destiny of the vampire race for all time. Yet it may still be too late. The Immortalist nation is intent on killing Scarlet and Sage, while Kyle, too, is on a murderous rampage, turning Vivian and the entire high school into his own vampire army, set on destroying the town. In Obsessed, the shocking finale of the 12-book series The Vampire Journals, Scarlet and Caitlin will be left with a monumental choice - one that will change the world forever. Will Scarlet make the ultimate sacrifice to save Sages life? Will Caitlin give up everything to save her daughter? Will they both risk everything for love?
©2014 Morgan Rice (P)2019 Morgan Rice
There's a lot a girl needs to know as she grows up and makes her way in the world. Having a reference guide of practical how-to life skills and character traits can empower her to become a confident and capable woman. Coauthors Erica and Jonathan Catherman offer this collection of step-by-step instructions on 100 things girls need to succeed, including how to: introduce yourself change a flat tire respectfully break up with a guy leave a tip apply for a job ask for a promotion behave during a police stop create a personal budget calculate square footage wash your face clear a clogged drain iron a shirt wear a scarf shoot a basketball sharpen kitchen knives and much more In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident women. With great illustrations and sidebars of advice from world-class experts, this all-in-one reference tool for young women in the making is the perfect gift for birthdays, graduations, or any occasion. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Erica Catherman and Jonathan Catherman (P)2018 Oasis Audio
Time is running out. Amel Leafbrought is still recovering from a grievous wound, but when a good friend offers her a chance at a risky opportunity to get Savette the support she needs, Amel chooses to take it. But the opportunity comes with a limited time window and Amel will have to do something she never imagined would be her job. Is she ready to take this next step? Fans of Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Riders of Pern and Christopher Paolini's Eragon will love Dragon School. Dragon Piper is episode 16 of the completed series, Dragon School.
©2018 Sarah K. L. Wilson (P)2019 Sarah K. L. Wilson
I needed you. I needed you to tell me I was beautiful. I needed you to tell me it was all going to be okay. I needed you to be with me. To love me. To protect me. I needed you - but the sad thing is you didn't need me. You didn't want me. You never cared about me. And when you gave up on me, I gave up on me, too. I lost myself because I found all my self-worth in you. And when you left me, I left myself, too. Now I'm left wondering, could I come back for me?
©2018 CreateSpace (P)2018 Gianna Gabriela
In the black of night, hope shines. A new story from USA Today Best-selling author, Sarah K. L. Wilson With Amel a captive in the hands of Starie Atrelan - the false Chosen One - and Amel's beloved dragon Raolcan missing, all seems to be lost. But is it? Amel still has the prophecies and her wits and she's not afraid to use them to score the victory the Dominion desperately needs. Starie Night is episode 19 of Dragon School. Expect a new episode every eighteen days!
©2018 Sarah K. L. Wilson (P)2019 Sarah K. L. Wilson
Alec Lightwood, partner of the High Warlock of Brooklyn and father of a warlock child, visits Buenos Aires in the aftermath of the Dark War. When he arrives, he is not welcomed by the Shadowhunters there. He believes it is because of his companion Lily, the head of the New York vampire clan, until a Shadowhunter orphan confides a dark secret to him under cover of the Shadow Market.
©2018 Cassandra Claire, LLC. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
The Lightwoods, the Shadowhunters who run the New York Institute, are expecting a new addition to their family: the orphaned son of their fathers friend, Jace Wayland. Alec and Isabelle arent too sure they want a new brother, and their parents are not assuaging their fears, too occupied with the dark news that Raphael Santiago, second-in-command of the New York vampire clan, has brought from the Shadow Market.
©2018 Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
Victoria's journey continues in the heart-pounding second audiobook of the Royal Replicas series. Victoria Sandalwood has escaped the palace, but not with any of the people she intended on saving. Now, it's up to her to retrieve the coveted information the queen so desperately desires. Victoria's life is safer if she never returns. However, her remaining sisters are counting on her to come back for them. After watching Victoria leave, Prince Byron feels terrible about his inaction at the Choosing Ceremony and vows to win back her favor. Victoria doesn't know if she can trust him anymore, and she's ready to move past that small but sweet part of her life and remain steadfast on her new mission. To free her sisters from the queen's grasp, Victoria will need to enlist the aid of unlikely allies, some of whom may have far-from-altruistic intentions. And once again, Princess Amelia may be the key. Victoria is determined to return for her sisters. She's determined to free Princess Amelia, who remains locked away within the lower maze of the palace. But the costs of such actions may be much higher than Victoria expects...and may end up costing her everything. Contains mature themes.
©2017 Michael Pierce (P)2019 Tantor
Nineteen-year-old Jake Margate has had terminal leukemia for five years and is ready to let go, but his mother has other ideas. She's found a rogue doctor pursuing radical treatments and takes her son to a remote institute where he does seem to get better...at first. But he can't find his pulse. When the treatment begins to fail in strange ways, just as Jake begins to fall for a boy who is another of patient at the clinic, Jake realizes he's been turned into something truly horrible. Two-time Lambda Literary Award-winning author Thornton has written a contemporary queer twist on the Frankenstein monster story.
©2018 Marshall Thornton (P)2019 Lethe Press
Are you entering for the first time in the fantastic world of sex and want to know more about the main seduction techniques and all the secrets of sex? Do you want to know the main dysfunctions that can affect both men and women and have all the tricks to have a safe sex? So this audiobook is for you! Teenagers must learn that human sexuality is a positive experience on a personal level and that it is a learning process. This means that sexologists must also teach boys to make love and prepare them for any unforeseen events that may occur in the first times to prevent all sexual problems very common today, as polls have revealed. The book helps both women and men to understand their sexual needs and gives a lot of suggestions to improve the sexual life and give fantastic tricks to the beginners. In particular the book focuses on these topics: Seduction hypnosis - how it works, and how to do it Art of seduction, seducing women How to satisfy a woman in bed How to covertly test if she's ready for sex Sex tips to live by - five ways to pleasure your mate Oral sex and anal sex - safety and preparation tips And much much more! If you think that what the book offers to you corresponds to what you search to improve your your wellness and your happiness, start now and enjoy the book by clicking on the button to buy now!
©2020 Maggie King (P)2020 Maggie King
"Menschen sind die größte Hoffnung des Menschen, zu überleben." Krakau, 1939. Anna ist noch ein Kind, als die Deutschen ihren Vater mitnehmen, einen jüdischen Intellektuellen. Sie versteht nicht, warum. Sie versteht nur, dass sie allein zurückbleibt. Und dann trifft Anna den Schwalbenmann. Geheimnisvoll ist er, charismatisch und klug. Er kann Vogelgeräusche imitieren und eine Schwalbe für sie anlocken. Und er kann in einer Welt überleben, in der plötzlich alles und alle voller tödlicher Feindseligkeit zu sein scheinen. Anna schließt sich dem Schwalbenmann an, lernt von ihm, wie man jenseits der Städte wandert, sich im Wald ernährt und verbirgt. Wie man neue Identitäten annimmt und dabei doch nicht vergisst, was wahr ist. Aber in einer Welt, die am Abgrund steht, kann alles gefährlich werden...
©2016 cbt. Übersetzung von Sophie Zeitz-Ventura (P)2016 der Hörverlag
In Fated, 16-year-old Scarlet Paine struggles to understand whats happening to her, as she wakes and realizes shes becoming a vampire. Alienated from her parents and her friends, the only person she has left to turn to is Sage, the mysterious boy who has quickly become the love of her life. Yet Sage, whose house she finds boarded up, is nowhere to be found. Scarlet, alone in the world, with nowhere left to turn, seeks out her friends and tries to reconcile with them. All seems to be patched up when they invite her to join them on a trip to an abandoned island in the Hudson - but as things get out of hand and Scarlets true powers are revealed, who her friends and enemies are becomes more confusing than ever. Blake, still interested in her, tries to make amends. He seems sincere, and Scarlet is confused as she has to grapple with whether to be with Blake or to wait for Sage, who is nowhere to be found. When Scarlet finally finds Sage, they have the most romantic time of her life; yet it is tinged with tragedy, as Sage is dying, with but a few days left to live. Kyle, meanwhile, turned into the only other vampire left in the world, is on a murderous rampage, seeking Scarlet; Caitlin and Caleb consult with Aiden, and they each embark on different missions - Caleb to stop and kill Kyle, and Caitlin, to the famed Yale University library, to research the ancient relic rumored to both cure and kill vampires for all time. It is a race against time, and it may be too late. Scarlet is changing rapidly, barely able to control what shes becoming, and Sage is dying with each passing moment. As the book culminates in an action-packed, shocking twist, Scarlet will be left with a monumental choice - one that will change the world forever. Will Scarlet make the ultimate sacrifice to save Sages life? Will she risk everything she has for love?
©2014 Morgan Rice (P)2019 Morgan Rice
Grace Knox has grown up hearing the folktales of her Irish ancestors, especially about the warriors who fought for control of Ireland. In 19th-century New York City, however, these legends are far from Graces mind. Shes much more concerned with how to protect her family from debt collectors, and whether her childhood friend Patrick Devlin will propose. Patrick is a member of the Fenian Brotherhood, a group of young Irish American men intent on fighting for the independence of their homeland, whatever the cost. Patrick and the Brotherhood use ancient magic to summon mythical warriors to join their fight to protect Ireland. One of them, Diarmid, finds himself drawn to Grace, and she to him. When Diarmid discovers that, in their desperation, the Brotherhood has also summoned a rival group of ancient warriors, he warns Patrick that there will be bloodshed. Grace is caught in the middle of two men she loves, and discovers she alone holds the power to save Ireland - but at a dangerous price.
©2014 Megan Chance (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Mikkel har det dårligt med at mobbe Inuk fra klassen. Men Dennis siger, at han skal. Og hvis han gør det, kommer han med til Sabines fest. Desuden er det bare lidt spæk i skoletasken. Hvor slemt kan det være? Meget slemt, viser det sig. Det begynder med et hul i Mikkels nye trøje - og ender med noget langt, langt værre.
©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof
Becca survived her first year of college (barely), and now she's out for summer break. This would be an awesome time to hang out with her mega cute and famous motocross racing boyfriend, Nolan Park, but unfortunately for her, she just broke up with him. As much as she likes Park, she couldn't handle the emotional turmoil of having him go back home to California after every visit. The paparazzi are watching his every move, and Becca doesn't like what she sees about Park online. She thinks the time apart will do her some good. She's never been more wrong in her life.
©2015 Amy Sparling (P)2015 Amy Sparling
She's the fire fae of legend. He's the warlock heir to the throne of winter. Maybrie Hawkins is the badass who dominates the Dark Courts fight pits where fae and shifters battle for powers. The royals chant her name, like she's a goddess instead of a lowly entertainer. Like all Casters, Kai needs the shared powers of a fae to do more than basic magic on his own. The strongest bonds are forged via love, and it's time for him to find a match. His sights are set on her. She's not impressed. Maybrie doesn't have time to be courted by the prince of winter. A rebellion is brewing, an uprising against the casters. The dome of the Dark court is the only thing protecting them from the frozen wasteland beyond, but the fae are done pandering to the Magicals in exchange for safety. And Brie doesnt pander to anyone. Can Kai keep up?
©2019 Sophie Davis Enterprises (P)2019 Sophie Davis Enterprises
It's him, Diary. It's Tyson. I don't know what it is about him; well, I guess I do know. It's everything about him. Everything he does makes me smile. It's him - he makes me want to talk. Arrabella was used to being abused all her life at the hands of her own father. She never felt like she amounted to anything. But then there was Tyson. He had this effect on her, which was completely understandable with his beautiful light brown eyes and muscular physique. What was utterly baffling was why he returned her interest. They were much too different: He was so handsome and part of the in crowd while her social circle consisted of only herself and her diary. Tyson was more than sure he wanted her. He knew she was the one meant for him - his mate. He had waited so patiently for his destiny, and now that he finally found her, he would do anything to make her wholly his. There was just a tiny glitch: She did not talk, and, not to mention, they were of completely different worlds. Arrabella would soon be dragged way out of her comfort zone to the world of werewolves, packs, and mates. Will she be able to accept Tyson? Will Tyson help heal her? Will they brave the odds, or will it be too much for their love to surpass? Witness two worlds collide and succumb to a force far greater than fear. Dear Diary, I Have a Mate will entice you into a gripping journey of change, acceptance, and love. Give in to the pull.
©2018 BLVNP, Incorporated (P)2019 Abbie Lynn
Dont be intimidated by Shakespeare! These popular guides make the Bards plays accessible and enjoyable. Each No Fear guide contains: The complete text of the original play A line-by-line translation that puts Shakespeare into everyday language A complete list of characters with descriptions Plenty of helpful commentary When Shakespeares words make your head spin, our audio translations will help you sort out whats happening, whos saying what, and why! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 SparkNotes (P)2021 SparkNotes Audio/No Fear Shakespeare
In a society that has fallen to a nightmarish disease that brings the dead back to life, Ethan finds himself at war with his vengeful stepfather.
He gathers a troupe of other survivors - including Thomas, the football captain, and Kady, the cheerleader - and builds a fortress from which to fight back, but personal conflicts make it seemingly impossible to work as a team.
Their only hope is to trust each other. Ethan knows, if they dont, the dead wont be the only horrors rising in the end times.
©2018 James Alfred McCann (P)2018 James Alfred McCann
When Raven gets out on her own, ready to take on the world, she soon realizes that power in the wrong hands will soon end the world she thought she wanted, and knows that she must grow her powers in order to keep them. Facing an unknown power that was created by someone that she loves, she must destroy this person in order to keep this evil with an undying thrust from ending her world completely. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 Regina Sanford (P)2018 Regina Sanford
I've lost so much. Family. My home. Pride. My identity. And I couldn't help but feel it's entirely my fault. There is no one else to blame. I've quickly learned that being the White Raven isn't easy. The dead are restless and angry, and I don't know the first thing about being a banshee. Those around me will get hurt. To keep them safe, I must endure painful decisions. Zane Hunter, the ultra-bad boy who stole my heart, is one of those difficult decisions. Our souls are synchronized, making us a compatible duo. Too bad I'm engaged to his brother. My forbidden relationship with Zane is complicated. Deep down I want more than what my duty demands of me, what my family's past has shaped for me. Our problematic relationship only increases in tenfold when a surprise I never saw coming shows up in Raven Hallow, changing the game. I thought I had nothing left to lose...I was wrong. Yeah, being a banshee isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
©2016 J.L. Weil (P)2016 Caitlin Kelly
Five-minute mindfulness meditations for 40 everyday situations The rollercoaster of teenage life doesnt offer a lot of moments to slow down and process your experiences. 5-Minute Mindfulness Meditations for Teens offers easy, quick practices that allow you to harness the power of mindfulness meditation - paying immediate attention to your body and thoughts. Crafted for real-world situations, these exercises teach you to think and respond rather than react. There are even tips for how and where to engage in mindfulness meditation in complicated settings like school. Youll gain clarity and learn to cope with stress more effectively. This standout among mindfulness meditation books for teens includes: Quick exercises - learn 40 short meditations to help you with things like taking tests, improving relationships, and more. Tips for success - discover tricks to get more out of your mindfulness meditation, including finding a comfortable posture, using a timer, and journaling about your session afterward. Adaptable mindfulness meditation - practices include a suggestion for changing things up, so you can tailor them to your specific needs. Stay calm and remain in the moment with this effective mindfulness meditation book for teenagers.
©2019 Rockridge Press (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
In a world of Elementals, she thought she was ordinary. She was wrong. The Elementals: The Threats of Sky and Sea Trilogy audiobook collection contains all three novels in the Elementals: The Threats of Sky and Sea series, including Threats of Sky and Sea, Riot of Storm and Smoke, and Fall of Thrones and Thorns. Seventeen-year-old Bree is happy to be powerless in a kingdom where Elemental abilities mean a life sentence waging the kings war. But everything changes when Elemental soldiers recognize her father as a traitor to the throne and he's thrown in jail - along with the secrets from his last mission as the king's assassin. Now, shes coping with powers she never expected. Shes under the thumb of a king she despises. Her fathers in prison; his past, a mystery. And the king? He wants to weaponize her for war. To save her father's life, Bree must unravel the knot of his past before the king takes his life - and uses her to bring a kingdom to its knees. And time is running out. Throne of Glass meets Avatar: The Last Airbender in this epic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Leigh Bardugo.
©2017 Jennifer Ellision (P)2019 Jennifer Ellision
The thrilling conclusion to the Blind Barriers trilogy. Sound interesting? The author thinks so too! Listen to Vacant Voices and experience the compelling world of this romantic mystery story.
©2018 Sophie Davis Enterprises (P)2019 Sophie Davis Enterprises
The time for Kieros reign in prosperity is over.
Six years before the Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their parents footsteps and living at The Academy, a home for those who are gifted. The pressure to uphold the future of their parents dream falls on them. An outcast and feared by most, Adair longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. Even if Emory tries to make him see differently. An unexpected group of friends keep him there, but as whispers of unexplained disappearances start reaching from the capital, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.
An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles, and his heir, Marquis Maher sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and wrath - for the first time in years, they demand the Faes listen to their proposition for a new treaty, holding the news of Neis fathers abrupt death over them. Caught in the middle of politics, Adair and Emory, with the help of their best friends Brokk and Memphis search for the one thing that matters most: finding out the truth.
In this gripping prequel to Black Dawn, their world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made. War ravages through Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings. Through the throes of betrayal, lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision - to fight or to bow to the darkness within him.
©2018 Clean Reads (P)2019 Clean Reads
In this thrilling conclusion to the Numbers Game Saga, it's been 10 weeks since Treena returned to NORA. The council has rejected her war preparations at every turn, and Dresden is backpedaling on his promises. When he tells everyone the danger has passed and denies there was ever a threat, Treena's secret followers push her to unseat Dresden and take control - something she can't bear to consider now with NORA on the brink of war. Meanwhile, infighting at Vance's settlement is turning into violent unrest and the drought has made his settlement's future bleak. Joining NORA seems inevitable, but Vance refuses to give in...not with war looming over their cities. Not when it means putting his younger sisters in danger. When Treena goes overseas to plead for help, Vance is torn between his responsibilities and his heart. Together, Treena and Vance must navigate the political undercurrents of a strange new country, convince an indifferent world of their plight, and somehow stay together despite a prince's determination to tear them apart.
©2017 Rebecca Rode (P)2017 Rebecca Rode
Apologia's advanced science courses allow the high school student to study independently while mastering in-depth knowledge through hands-on application of contemporary scientific concepts. This completely revised and updated edition of The Human Body will prepare students for college-level science studies as well as life beyond the classroom. Every Apologia high school science course is designed to be vibrant, engaging, and academically rigorous while helping the student to develop critical thinking skills and a lifelong passion for exploring God's creation.
©2013 Apologia Educational Ministries (P)2015 Apologia Educational Ministries
The Agency stole everything: her world, her life, and her future with the only person who remained true. Now Talia must fight to reclaim what's hers.... When Talia runs away from the only life she's ever known, she becomes the target of a ruthless manhunt. Those she once considered friends are suddenly bona fide enemies, unwavering in their pursuit. If the Agency can't have her, they want Talia eliminated. As her abilities grow stronger by the day, Talia's grip falters. While dodging Mac's soldiers and fighting for control, she sets off on her most personal mission yet: rescuing the love of her life. But Talia has no idea that saving Erik will plunge the nation into chaos....
©2013 Sophie Davis (P)2018 Tantor
Decoding Evie is a standalone new adult novella complete at approximately 10,000 words. I shot him a smile and spun back around to face my computer screen, unable to process what the hell had just happened. That was when I noticed a small Post-It note pressed against my Dell monitor. Scribbled across the neon pink sticky was a note from Jesse: Evie, what are you so afraid of? - Jesse What was I afraid of? I was afraid of everything. I was afraid of letting people in. I was afraid of falling. But most of all, I was afraid of myself. I was my own worst enemy. I grabbed a blank Post-It note from the container on my desk and pulled a black pen out of my coat pocket. I allowed my hand to move freely, not thinking of my response. Only then, after I placed the pen down on my desk did I read what I'd written. Reality.
©2015 Nicole Sobon (P)2017 Nicole Sobon
Sixteen-year-old Hailey Perish knows her life can't get much worse. Since her dad split a few years ago, Hailey's mother has spiraled hard and fast, careening toward rock bottom and threatening to take her daughter down with her. Hailey now marks time by evictions, her mother's poker games, and Saturday School where she voluntarily shows up for weekend detentions to secure her one promised meal of the week. She has no room for relationships, especially with someone like her childhood love and junior class golden boy Carson Hart. Hailey trusted him once and Carson failed her. She's determined not to let herself be hurt again. When Hailey's mom does the unthinkable and bets her own daughter in a high stakes poker game, Mitch, the loan shark, is all too eager and determined to collect on his debt. To him, Hailey is nothing but property. His property. And he'll do anything to recover it. On the run from a fate that promises a much worse life than she already knows, there's only one person in the world Hailey can call for help. Will Carson be there for her in her darkest hour and deliver her from harm's way safe and sound? Or will he abandon Hailey - just like he's always done - just like they all do? Alli Hope's debut novel delivers an unforgettable story about love and surviving in the dark places. Safe and Sound contains mature situations and content.
©2017 Allison Bowen (P)2017 Allison Bowen
Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the New York Times best-selling authors of the Wicked series, have created an entirely new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen. The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who's about to start believing in werewolves. <
©2011 Nancy Holder (P)2011 Listening Library
The first two books in The Keatyn Chronicles deliver a breathless fairy-tale romance with swoon-worthy characters, suspense, and a glittering celebrity world. Fans of Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars, and reality TV will devour this pulse-pounding, sexy teen drama set against the backdrop of Hollywood and an East Coast boarding school. Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. Shes popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. Shes just not sure she wants it anymore. Because, really, things arent all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. Its exhausting always trying to look and act perfect. And, deep down, she isnt sure if she has any true friends. To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together. And shes crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide. So she writes a new scrip. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesnt happen.
©2012 Jillian Dodd (P)2019 Jillian Dodd
There's a lot a young man in the making needs to succeed as he grows up and prepares to make his way in the world. Many important skills and character traits he should acquire he might not be quick to ask how to do because, well then, people would know he doesn't know what he is doing, just yet. For all the guys out there who want to have it all together, Jonathan Catherman offers this collection of one hundred step-by-step instructions on almost everything a guy needs to know, including how to: wear cologne correctly grill a steak tie a tie manage money talk to a girl plan a date write a résumé ask for a reference clean a bathroom throw darts change a tire behave during a traffic stop fold a shirt clear a sink drain find a stud in a wall In fact, if it's in here, it's an important skill or character trait practiced by capable and confident men. This all-in-one reference tool is the perfect gift for any guy's birthday, graduation, or just because you care that he becomes the best of men. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2014 Jonathan Catherman (P)2018 Oasis Audio
Kenly Baker is on the run. As one of the Created, a new subset of Talents whose powers were exponentially increased with a synthetic substance, she is being hunted by the government. Kenly travels across the Atlantic Ocean to the slums of London, where she finds tentative acceptance among a group of outcasts. The Talented are second-class citizens outside of America, so her new friends have spent their lives hiding their abilities, dodging shadows, and barely staying alive. Kenly must quickly learn their ways if she is to have any hope for survival because the government is not alone in hunting the Created. Kenly thought she knew what horrors haunt the night, but she soon learns of predators far more terrifying than anything she's ever faced. Suddenly, she is brutally aware of humanity's dark side. It is aware of Kenly, as well. And it's coming for her.
©2014 Sophie Davis (P)2018 Tantor
My mom says that you can't love someone until you learn to love yourself. So even though Vincent is getting more and more scary; even though he's doing a nationwide search for me, I'm going to learn to love myself. Well, I'm going to try. Mostly, I want a boy to love me. But which one? Dawson - the gorgeous boy who made a mistake, but whose molten lava kisses and steaminess I can't freaking resist? Or Aiden - the God of all Hotties who is practically infused with love potion and who I thought liked me - but now says he wants to be my friend. Or Brooklyn - the boy that first stole my heart; who has always loved me. Well, until the whole cabana incident. I mean, it was bad enough when there was sort of a love triangle, but now that I'm talking to B again, it's like I'm in a love rectangle, or a rhombus, or something. Oh, and did I mention Cooper Steele: the new soccer coaching, health teaching, tattooed hunk who Garrett sent to school to guard my body. I mean, be my bodyguard. But back to loving me. I should forget about boys and worry about me. Love me. Like, eventually.
©2013 Jillian Dodd (P)2014 Jillian Dodd
Ok, ok, ok. Pink gets it. Shes the elected, whether she likes it or not. Heaven and Hell are closing in, and their envoys are closer home than ever. So close she cant ignore them. And shell do everything but. However long she has, shes determined to make it count. Shell sort her friends out, shell help her family and, shell live a bit. And then, shell take charge. Because no one will say that Pink went down without a fight. However big and bad the enemy. Gender benders, romances, old loves that come to fruition, new challenges, divine interventions, tears, laughter and magic. All of that and more. Because, if youre gonna go, you might as well go with a bang.
©2015 Olga Núñez Miret (P)2020 Olga Núñez Miret
After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent. Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief. During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park. When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called "The Glob", and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?
©2017 NYLA BLVD, Inc (P)2019 WordFire Press, LLC
Her father is gone. Her mother is in jail. And Rowan Slone has left her dysfunctional, violent past behind. With college looming on the horizon, she has a new job that she loves, and a safe place to call home. She is close to achieving everything she ever wanted - a sense of family, a sense of purpose, and a sense of self. But there are cracks in Rowan's life that threaten to send her future crumbling to the ground. When her relationship begins to suffer, her father returns and her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yet - herself.
©2014 Tracy Hewitt Meyer (P)2014 Tracy Hewitt Meyer
Follow Cam, Summer, and Tessa as they learn about life, love, and the pursuit of boys in the Heart to Follow Series. These three novellas are sure to be a short and refreshing listen, filled with first crushes, first kisses, and even a few happy endings.
©2014 Dana Burkey (P)2015 Dana Burkey
A multi-award winning coming-of-age story of magic and pagan ritual steeped in the mysticism of Celtic Mythology and the ancient stone circles of Ireland. Since I was a little girl Ive been labeled a freak in my small town. Theres no blending in when your mom practices an ancient pagan religion and everyone believes shes a witch. On my 15th birthday my secret wish is the same as always - to just be normal. But thats not what I get. Not even close. (Brigit Quinn) Instead, Brigit is shocked to learn shes descended from a legendary Celtic tribe - powerful people who serve as guardians of the stone circles of Ireland. A spellbound audiobook of family history reveals the magical powers of her ancestors. Powers that could be hers - if only she wanted them. And when someone sinister and evil returns to steal her familys strength, Brigit has to make a decision. Fight to keep her unique heritage or reject it for the normal life shes always wanted. Awards: Kindle Book Award Finalist (Young Adult), Readers' Favorite Book Award Finalist (Young Adult-Fantasy), Gotham Writers' YA Novel Discovery Contest Finalist, and BRAG Medallion Honoree.
©2014 Valerie Biel Johnson (P)2019 Valerie Biel Johnson
Elizabeth West is still adjusting. Adjusting to her new city, her new home, and new drama that she's not used to. Her life definitely has changed, but is that a good thing? Not only does she have to deal with mean friends, terrible classmates, and annoying boys, but she's still learning about her mother who Elizabeth was just recently reunited with. Join Elizabeth with her journey on learning how to face your fears and overcome challenges. This book is the next book in the Invisible Girl Series written by Kristina Ritorto.
©2019 Kristina Ritorto (P)2020 Kristina Ritorto
He is in a foreign country, he is alone, and he is just a boy.
Abbas Kazerooni is not yet 10, but hes suddenly forced to leave his parents, his friends - his entire world - and flee Tehran. The Iran-Iraq war is at its bloodiest, and the Ayatollahs who rule Iran have reduced the recruitment age for the army. If Abbas doesnt escape, its almost certain that he will be drafted and die fighting for a regime that has stripped his family of all they have. On his own in the strange, often frightening city of Istanbul, Abbas grows up fast - with little more than his wits to guide him. He must conquer difficult things: how to live on his own, how to navigate a foreign city and culture when he doesnt speak the language, and, most importantly, how to judge who is a friend and who is an enemy. Facing the unexpected as well as the everyday challenges of life on his own, Abbas walks a tightrope of survival - yearning to please the demanding father he has left behind, yet relishing his new found independence. His quick thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, and the kindness of strangers allow him to make the best of his dire situation in surprising ways. Does he have what it takes to not only survive against these challenging odds but achieve his parents ultimate dream for him: a visa to England, and the safety it represents? This compelling true story of one young boys courage provides a powerful childs-eye view of war, political tumult, and survival.
©2011 Abbas Kazerooni (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Lauren's senior year is going exactly as planned. Her craft blog is getting more visitors every day, and she knows what she's going to do with her life after graduation: get her associate's degree, marry someone fabulous, and live happily ever after. Sure, she doesn't know what she's going to get that degree in, .and there's no Prince Charming on the horizon yet. But, still that's the plan. At least, it is until Harrison Neeley shows up at her kitchen table one evening and derails everything.
©2016 Shari L. Tapscott (P)2016 Shari L. Tapscott
Lupé might be the very last Guadalupe petrel alive, and he knows the best way to save his flock is to find the Islands of Life and a mate. The problem is the well-meaning man-flock that's decided to keep him safe...in a cage. But Lupé has hatched an escape plan all his own! Told in a "Disneyesque" style, A Wing and a Prayer will have you smiling and laughing as you're introduced to wonderful characters but also important themes, especially the environment. Often compared to works such as Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Watership Down, and The Jungle Books, this 25th Anniversary Edition also features an introduction by Mark Tercek, President and CEO of The Nature Conservancy.
©2016 John Morano (P)2019 John Morano
Cathleen Ellis is the author of more than 20 romance fiction titles for young adults. Baskets on Christmas Lane is the second title in the Jenny/Ann Trilogy. The story features Ann, a teacher in her early 20s, who witnesses a murder. She's placed in the federal witness protection program with a new identity, new life, and an opportunity to find love. From the author: "In each of my stories, young people look for love and connection in their lives. My characters show gumption and resolve in addressing their conflicts. These young people face a moment or choice that changes the course of their lives."
©2013 Cathleen Ellis (P)2019 Cathleen Ellis
First kisses. Daring adventures. Centuries of secrets.... The witches have been driven into hiding. Without their magical songs, the seasons are breaking apart and the boundaries of nature have splintered. With only their guardians to protect them, two witches must stand between the world and utter destruction. One must pave the way, the other must take up the fight, and both face an impossible and deadly choice. A choice that will cost them everything. The Witch Song Series tells the story of two witches and the men who love them as they race to uncover the secrets that could destroy them all. If you love the unique magic, sweet romance, and dangerous secrets found in books like Serpent & Dove and Caraval, get ready to dive into the whirlwind adventure that is Witch Song. Order your copy today!
©2014 Amber Argyle (P)2016 Amber Argyle
You can now review this play by listening to the summary on your way to class! In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare takes us on a journey of forbidden love and interfamilial conflict. This study guide allows you to listen to a reflective reading of this internationally best-selling play. It provides a concise and clear summary of the work that you can listen to on the go, making your literature teaching and studying quicker and easier. Created by teachers and professors, this is the best Romeo and Juliet study guide on the market, and it guarantees to ease your literature homework headaches and help you score higher on exams. From a general summary to chapter summaries, to explanations of themes, the Romeo and Juliet Study Guide by Total Class Notes has everything.
©2014 Total Class Notes (P)2020 Total Class Notes
Yesterday, Seth was a star engineering student. Today, he roams the halls of a state mental hospital. His only crime is having Aspergers syndrome, which colors his world brilliant but people dull. The university he attends experienced a deadly bombing a year ago, and the community is still reeling from the shock of what they experienced. When one student misinterprets something Seth says and reports him to the administration, it sets off a series of events that threatens to ruin his life. Despite his social challenges, he must fight to regain his good standing or risk losing everything he has worked so hard to achieve.
©2018 Suzanne K. Whang (P)2018 Suzanne K. Whang
The common people have become the currency, outlaws have shifted to mercenaries, and freedom is no more than a thought of the past.
Fear, violence, slavery - throughout his adult life, Barloc has known no other way.
A quarter of a century has passed since King Sclavus decreed slavery legal in the Kingdom of Kuldaire, certain it was the only way to keep the economy strong. He created alliances with the wealthy ruling class and cast the common folk into chains. A handful of rebellions rose, but fell almost as quickly as they began, and the concepts of freedom and peace became dusty relics of the past, a nearly forgotten dream.
When Barloc is sold to Lord Harbor, his new owner offers queer promises of freedom, promises only King Sclavus can honor after a 30-day trial. Barloc, as someone who has lost everything, or who never had anything of his own to begin with, is forced to question everything around him as he embarks on this new trial.
Whom can he trust? Why has he been selected and thrown into this strange new setting? What happened to just being a slave? How can life be any different from the only way hes ever known? What is freedom, and at what cost?
This is Barlocs chance - perhaps his last chance - to once and for all cast off the chains that bind him. And maybe, just maybe, he can bring others to freedom with him.
Evolved Publishing presents the much-anticipated first book in a YA fantasy adventure series unlike any other, from a multiple award-winning author.
Other Books by J.W. Zulauf:
The Underground Princess (The Balderdash Saga, Book 1)
The Prince's Plight (The Balderdash Saga, Book 2)
The Shaman's Salvation (The Balderdash Saga, Book 3)
The Balderdash Saga - Special Edition
©2017 Evolved Publishing LLC (P)2017 Evolved Publishing LLC
Some vows can never be broken. Persephone thought she could go back to her normal life after returning from the Underworld. She was wrong. The goddess Aphrodite is born among the waves with more charm than she can control. Zeus is stalking Persephone and her loved ones, and Thanatos is no longer content with Persephone's silence. He wants her soul. Persephone can't tell anyone about Thanatos' betrayal, and it drives a wedge between her and Hades. Her mother is still keeping secrets, and Melissa's jealousy of Aphrodite threatens to tear their friendship apart. Alone, Persephone turns to a human boy for comfort. But will their relationship put him in danger? Sacrifices must be made, and Persephone must choose between her human life and her responsibilities as a goddess. If she doesn't, she could lose them both. But will either life be worth choosing once Zeus is through with her?
©2012, 2015 Musa Publishing (P)2014 Kaitlin Bevis
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Megan wanted nothing more than to have a normal life. But all that changed when a leprechaun showed up on her doorstep, offering her luck.
Now Megans life is in turmoil as she has to fight dragons, leprechauns, and other creatures from her nightmares.
Along the way, she meets friends who would follow her to ends of the earth. The question is, will her luck be enough to save her friends and family from the chaos those creatures have unleashed into the world?
©2015, 2016, 2017 Jaclyn Weist (P)2018 Dragons & Fairy Tales Press
I dreamed of an imaginary island lost in the middle of the sea. A legendary island where anything is possible - everything except telling him the truth.
Black, my destiny is keeping me from revealing my true identity to you; I have to find the Emerald Tablet, so we can finally be together. My dream is for enchanters and humans to live together in peace and harmony, or at least to avoid this war that is looming on the horizon.
I'll go to Atlantis with my team to uncover the first clue in our quest. Im sure my friends will be able to help me accomplish this extraordinary mission! Atlantis! Can you believe it? Will you join me on my adventure?
©2017 Evelyne Contant (P)2018 evelyne contant
A girl, a boy, and a bet. Good girl Astrid Ella Bailey, the Oreo-loving school nerd of Evergreen High, has anxiety issues. Like any other nerd, she preferred to bury her nose in her books all day and avoid attention like the plague. She never got into trouble, except for that one time a kid ruined a photo of her best friend...a very dear friend she just lost in a tragic accident. Bad boy Kai Asher, her high school's head playboy, is trouble incarnate. Intense, rough, and sexy, he's the one who makes all the girls swoon. One flirtatious wink and their hearts bend like clay dough. Oh, the shame when they all break like fragile china. A bet is made, tempers flare up, and punches are thrown. And when the good girl crashed into the bad boy - quite literally, screeching tires and smoking hoods included - the school went wild with intrigue. Astrid was thrown into the spotlight, and extra attention is never good for an almost antisocial nerd. What was the bet? And why did Kai suddenly appear - in all his half-naked glory - at Astrid's next door window one day? Can she resist his insane sexual innuendos, or will she lose her sanity? Or what's left of it, anyway. Fall in love with this light-hearted bad boy YA romance that's sure to make you more than a little giddy inside. Wear your pajamas, snuggle into your couch, and enjoy this hilarious listen (preferably with Oreos on the side). Grab your copy now!
©2016 BLVNP, Incorporated (P)2017 Desirae Clark
Ivy Nixon is the student body Vice President at Franklin High School. Each year, the school holds a date auction to raise funds for the senior class graduation party, and this year, Ivy's in charge. Planning the event is a huge task and Ivy is determined to prove she can get the job done right. Unfortunately, she's still one participant short and her deadline is looming. Andy Walker, her cute but socially reclusive art class table mate, is her last resort. He may not be popular, but he's funny, talented, and full of surprises. With a makeover and some major social marketing, Ivy is sure he could fetch a decent price at the auction. Andy reluctantly agrees to help, but the more time Ivy spends with him, the more her feelings shift from professional to romantic in nature. To top it off, she's done her marketing so well, that other girls are starting to notice Andy too. Come auction time, will Ivy be able to let him go to the highest bidder? Or will she find a way to keep him for herself....
©2017 Robin Daniels (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
A complete review & test prep for the NEW SAT (English & Math) and the top 500 SAT vocabulary words! From writing and critical reading to algebra and geometry, AudioLearn is your complete audio study guide to the NEW SAT - with two characters narrating for easy listening. SAT AudioLearn covers ALL test sections: Essay Writing Critical Reading Vocabulary Statistics and Probability Algebra Geometry And much, much more! Included as a bonus is the latest version of SAT Vocabulary Audio-Memorizer (top 500 most commonly tested SAT words) Download SAT AudioLearn audiobook and study at the gym or review key SAT vocabulary terms before bed. With its convenient format, AudioLearn fits your busy lifestyle, enabling you to study anywhere - anytime. Best of all, you'll significantly increase learning and retention with AudioLearn's proven format.
©1997 AudioLearn (P)1997 AudioLearn
Whats a pirate without her crew?
Abandoned on an island and left for dead, pirate Grace Porter has no idea how shell save the crew of the Lady Luck from the traitors in their midst...until an unexpected ally appears, bringing new hope with them.
But Grace hadn't counted on the fact her new alliance means she'll be forced to confront her past - not to mention, her strange connection to the sea monsters who stole her mother. A connection that's only growing stronger.
Now, armed only with her wits and the stolen scrap of a magical map, Grace races off in hot pursuit of her ship, desperate to reach the Lady Luck before her enemies can rain destruction and havoc upon them.
Grace prays she finds them first, but the clock is ticking. And she may already be too late.
The second fantasy novel in this YA pirates adventure series will continue to enthrall fans of Daughter of the Pirate King, Seafire, and To Kill a Kingdom.
©2018 Jennifer Ellision (P)2018 Jennifer Ellision
Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity's only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality. Despite the looming threat, Emi can't escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon - too soon - she will have to break the curse that binds his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever. As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes. Together, they will find a way to save her world - even if it means losing each other.
©2017 Annette Marie (P)2017 Tantor
Who can you trust when no one is who they seem? Aided by his wife Ria and friend Dev, Parthos long overdue vacation on the US east coast is finally on. But mysteries have a way of tracking him down, especially the sinister ones. It started out as a cheerful family outing to a Spanish restaurant on Thanksgiving Eve. Somewhere in between the entrée and the dessert, it has turned into a calamity, embroiling them in a sinister plot involving an escaped convict, assassinations, and corporate greed and malfeasance. When Parthos expedition becomes unwittingly entangled with the target everyone is looking for - an escaped death-row inmate - he has no other choice but to tackle it head-on. Will their vacation turn deadly before they can solve the case?
©2018 Rajib Mukherjee (P)2020 Rajib Mukherjee
Hate can start a war, but a shattered heart can fuel it for centuries. Everything Ada does is wrong. She's the daughter of a duke but she isn't proper or formal. She prefers the company of her servants - particularly Christian, the boy she's loved since she was six-years-old, and his sister, Charity, Ada's very best friend in the entire world. Ada isn't just the daughter of a duke. No, she's the daughter of one of the most powerful Edren sorcerers alive, and no matter how strong she is, it isn't strong enough. Ada will give up almost everything to earn her father's pride. Christian has loved Ada since the day his mother became her governess. But two societies are determined to keep them apart - the aristocracy who say a groom will never be good enough for a duke's beautiful daughter, and the sorcerers who say a Carules and an Edren can never be together. Christian will do anything to make Ada his - even drive himself to madness. When Ada suspects her father of hurting Charity and Christian in his quest for knowledge, she is torn between loyalty to him and a fierce determination to protect them. The division tears her soul and breaks her heart. The pieces of her broken heart will start a war that can only be stopped by the death of the most powerful warrior alive by the hand of the boy who loves her.
©2014 Wendy Knight (P)2017 Clean Reads
At 14, Claire Thomas leads the average life of a teenage girl, living in the shadow of her popular older brother, maneuvering her way through family, friendships, and first love. But her childhood best friend, Drew, is not your average teenage boy. In fact, he's downright unusual. Sometimes, he disappears, almost before her eyes. He speaks in clichés, quotes, and Bible verses and is always writing in his worn leather notebook. Drew seems to have the inside track to all things spiritual, but Claire lives in a family that does not go to church, with a mother who hates God. It seems Drew is trying to tell her something important, but she isn't sure what that is. After years of wondering why she is the only person to ever see or speak to him, thinking maybe he isn't real and it's all in her head, she is determined to discover the truth about Drew.
©2014 Krista Noorman (P)2020 Krista Noorman
Confidence & Self-Esteem for Teens is all about the ways that beauty manifests from within. This book shows you how to let your inner beauty shine through - things like the secrets of serenity, steps for staying cool under pressure, building your self-esteem, drawing security from loving others, setting goals, and feeling purposeful - and more.
©2014 Jennifer Leigh Youngs (P)2015 Bettie Youngs / Bettie Youngs Book Publishers
Trust no one. Everyone lies. You can only save yourself.
It was supposed to be a Friday night like any other for Lana and her best friends. Three girls out to cause a little trouble. Break a few hearts. And try not to get caught. Except on this night, Lana Peri is the sole witness to a horrific crime, and she cant say a word. Not if she wants to protect her friends. No one will believe her word over his, so he gets away with it. And shes forced to pay for her silence.
Instead of serving time in juvie, Lana is sentenced to a boarding school for privileged teens. Removed from everyone she knows and cares about, shes abandoned at Blackwood School in Vermont, where everything is an illusion, including the lives of those who attend the elite institution. Lana isnt wealthy or privileged. The only thing she has in common with the sons and daughters of celebrities and politicians is that shes a delinquent, just like them. And theyve all been forced to grow up much too fast.
Just when Lana begins to feel accepted, mysterious notes start showing up in her belongings and ominous threats are painted on her wall. Only someone she knows could have done it. Someone she thought was a friend. As the pieces fall into place, secrets begin to emerge, leaving Lana with too many questions and not enough people to trust.
The Cursed Series is a thrilling and tangled mystery that explores the sacrifice of love and the secrets kept to protect friends. How do you know who to trust when no one is telling the truth?
©2019 by Rebecca Donovan. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Sex is hot, isn't it? Do you notice how sexually suggestive erotic images greet you at every corner? These "steamy" images give a one-sided, unbalanced view of sex. For deeply satisfying sex, the real secret is to reduce the heat, to cool down, and to be relaxed and mindful. Nature designed bodies for easygoing loving, sexual play that lasts for hours. Using the ancient Eastern understandings of Tantra and body magnetism, higher experiences and blissful states are available. Cool Sex by Wendy Doeleman and Diana Richardson provides explanations, practical tips, and easy to follow exercises. Discover the empowerment and fulfillment of sex with loving mindfulness. Contains mature themes. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Diana Richardson and Wendy Doeleman (P)2020 Tantor
When police recruits November Lake and Kale Creed are ordered to stay away from each other by Sergeant Black, they can't help but be drawn back together again. Working side by side, November and Kale solve four more grisly and chilling mysteries. The first deals with deceit, the second betrayal, the third revenge, and the fourth the greatest mystery of all: love. Four novella-length mysteries in one book: "The Reappearing Knife" "The Death at Hook Inn" "Splitfoot and the Dead Girl" "The Mystery of November Lake and Kale Creed"
©2014 Jamie Drew (P)2015 Jamie Drew
Summers are supposed to be carefree, a time to relax in the sun and enjoy life. But what if all that changed? What if a normal summer day turned into a day no one would ever forget? We never think it will happen to us, but it can. For Kaden and everyone who loves him, including Emersyn Moore, it did. The day that altered their lives forever happened...and it happened in an instant.
©2015 Janae Mitchell (P)2017 Janae Mitchell
You can now review this play by listening to the summary on your way to class! In Othello, William Shakespeare takes us on a journey exploring deceit and the trials of supposed infidelity as related to one seemingly happy couple. This study guide for Othello allows you to listen to a reflective reading of this internationally best-selling play. This audio study guide provides a short, clear, and better understanding of the play that you can listen to on the go, making your literature teaching and studying quicker and easier. Created by teachers and professors, this is the best Othello study guidebook in the market; it guarantees to ease your literature homework headaches and help you score higher on exams. From a general summary to chapter summaries, to explanations of themes, the Othello: Study Guide by Total Class Notes has everything.
©2014 Total Class Notes (P)2020 Total Class Notes
In need of a distraction from her best friend's betrayal, Talia jumps at the chance to pack up and head to Washington, DC, to have a purpose once again. She is tasked with administering the annual Talent Aptitude Tests, analyzing the children of the nation's capital to identify those with powers. She knows that the mandatory testing laws are controversial but is still shocked by the protesters lining the streets of the city and the curfew imposed upon its residents. These add fuel to her own misgivings about the agency and its director, the man who raised her. As if Talia doesn't have enough on her plate with that, the director assigns her a task that will expose his dirtiest secrets. She soon learns that it isn't the children who are tested she needs to be concerned about; it's the ones who aren't. And when she encounters a face from her past, Talia must confront her toughest decision yet. Following her heart will put Talia and those closest to her in mortal danger. But the consequences of doing nothing are inconceivable. The one bright spot in Talia's new assignment is having her boyfriend Erik by her side. Because not only is Erik a source of comfort, but he is also as determined as she is to uncover the secrets behind the mysterious illness still plaguing her. Day after day, Talia never knows when she might be overcome by one of her unexplained seizures; she must pierce the veils of secrecy covering their origin before someone decides she knows too much.
©2012 Sophie Davis (P)2018 Tantor
Ha pasado un año desde que Emil fue coronado como el rey de la nación del sol. A pesar de que no ha logrado olvidar los terribles sucesos ocurridos en la Isla de las Sombras, ha intentado ser el soberano que Alariel necesita en tiempos oscuros. Emil y el resto de la corte están preocupados por el extraño comportamiento del sol, que no ha salido a la hora habitual y con frecuencia aparece más tarde, señal de un peligro inminente. Es muy probable que los antiguos rencores del reino de la luna tengan algo que ver con el desconcierto y el temor que se han propagado en Alariel. Una vez más, Emil tendrá que recurrir a sus amigos para encontrar una respuesta que no sólo ayudará a la nación del sol, sino que también les permitirá sanar viejas heridas. Gianna hará todo lo posible por estar a la altura de su nuevo cargo. Ezra y Bastian viajarán a Ilardya para desenmascarar una misteriosa secta que adora a Avalon. Mientras, Mila y Gavril tendrán que preocuparse por proteger al rey contra los atentados que han estado ocurriendo y que van en aumento. Sin embargo, hay algo que todos están pasando por alto y tal vez ahí esté la respuesta que cada uno desea encontrar. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2019 Claudia Ramírez Lomelí (P)2020 Editorial Planeta México
Magical fantasy. Romance. Deception. All of my expectations shattered the day my sister fell, and my magic changed. Zivrune, the magi prince Id loved since childhood, didnt become king. My sister didnt heal the land. The two of them didnt become bondmates. For years, I waited in hiding, hoping for the promised rebellion. Instead, the cruel kings guards arrive and leave a trail of bodies in their search for someone. I know who they want. I just dont understand why. To find answers, Im forced to return to Yandari and face my past. But Im not the same girl anymore. Because now I know family doesnt mean fidelity, devotion definitely requires sacrifice, and love? For Zivrune, Ill defy the law, regardless of nature or magic. This coming-of-age fantasy is told in parallel timelines, building up to a shocking reveal that will leave you reeling and breathless. With action, drama, and unexpected turns galore, Betrayed is young adult fantasy that is dark, twisted, and beautiful. Betrayed is the first book in the Magi Rising series and includes the previously released prequel, Fallen, plus an additional 30,000 words for a novel filled with unique magical powers, romantic suspense, and a surprising twist on teen shifter books. Due to thematic elements, Betrayed is intended for mature young adults and up.
©2019 All the Words, LLC (P)2019 All the Words, LLC
This young adult historical novel, tells the fictional account of young Mary Shirley, who just wants a normal life with friends her age and someday, suitors. She is brave, tenacious, and prone to be rash. The settlers along Indian Creek in Western Virginia are siding against King George, except Papa. He has declared loyalty and intends to remove the family to Kentucky territory. After discovering surveys with strange riddles, Mary witnesses her papa exchange documents between a patriot neighbor and a known loyalist. She believes Papa is a cowardly traitor, endangering the family. Internal struggles lead to lost trust and acts of defiance until Mary is faced with a dangerous decision: Loyalty to Papa or loyalty to a cause. Lives are at stake no matter what choice she makes - one, puts hers at risk. Defiance on Indian Creek transports listeners to the days of the American Revolution to follow the heart-stirring story of young Mary Shirley, who struggles to find her place in a turbulent world. Troubled by her fathers traitorous activities, the eldest of eight siblings, Mary must summon resolve and inner strength to do what must be done to keep her family safe - putting herself in the path of great danger. Listeners will love Mary and worry for her every step of the way. Defiance on Indian Creek is the first book in what will no doubt prove to be as impacting and lasting a series as Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books. (Charlene Whitman, author of The Front Range series)
©2016 Phyllis A. Still (P)2019 White Bird Publications, LLC
But it's just a game... When Jailyn's best friend, Prestley, brought in a new game, Jailyn didn't want to play. However, after a little persuading, she gave in. Unbeknownst to the girls, they weren't just playing a game. Instead, the game was playing them.
©2015 Janae Mitchell (P)2015 Janae Mitchell
For teens and young adults on how to set and achieve goals that are important to you; identifying hobbies, talents, interests, aptitudes, and aspirations; how to be sure you are dreaming "big enough" for you.
©2019 Jennifer and Bettie Youngs (P)2019 Bettie Youngs
From the moment Brianna Rafferty found out she was a witch, she knew, even by supernatural standards, she was different. Although she had answers, there was still one burning question...was she good or bad?
To top it off, Lukas is alive. In the flesh, and he is as dreamy as ever. Problem is, Brianna cant figure out the words to tell Gavin. When the two actually meet, its a freaking disaster. Fists flying. Magic swirling. Tempers flaring.
Being destined to become some kind of super witch isnt exactly awesomesauce. The more Brianna uses her magic, the more trouble seems to find her - buckets of it. Turns out her magic might be more dangerous than anyone bargained for.
©2013 J. L. Weil (P)2018 Courtney Parker Sandhu
Light and dark - polar opposites. That is how Brianna sees Gavin and Lukas. One is the brightest stream of sunshine, and the other as dark as twilight.
Brianna Rafferty is a clàr silte - a witch with the power to strip others of their magic. Her gift both scares the bejesus out of her and thrills her.
Her future is bleak and troublesome, filled with uncertainty. There are those who cloud her decisions, make her doubt herself and what she feels. Sometimes it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.
In the end, she will have to face her toughest decision yet. There is evil working among her, threatening all those she loves. In a journey of self-discovery, Brianna will do whatever it takes to protect them. No matter the cost.
©2014 J. L. Weil (P)2018 Courtney Parker
Sometimes the darkness is best left unlit.... If a stranger was begging for your help, would you answer? When Raven stumbles upon a missing heiresss diary and the riddled pleas within its pages, shes stunned to discover a mysterious connection between them.
©2018 Sophie Davis Enterprises (P)2019 Sophie Davis Enterprises
Fifteen-year-old Rae Maddoxs mom, Gina, is a big fan of fresh starts. Gina thinks of them as an adventure, but for Rae, each move is just one more friend lost, one more chance to feel like an outsider. After arriving in Wisconsin, Gina promises to stay put until Rae graduates. Cautiously optimistic, she wades into the social whirl at Whitman High School, making a few friends and even earning a chance at love. But when the vice principal pairs her with fellow newbie Allison Daly, Raes tentative happiness is jeopardized. It seems Allison was orphaned after her parents died in a suspicious house fire, leaving their daughter to bounce between relatives homes. When a sleepover at Raes house goes terribly wrong, Rae sees a troubling side of Allison and learns a few secrets about her own mother in the process. Suddenly Rae is at risk of losing everything and everyone she cares about unless she steps up and takes charge of her life once and for all.
©2012 Karen McQuestion (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Pepper is a stray dog who wants nothing else in this world than to find his long-lost master. But things do not always go as planned, and Pepper finds himself caught in someone elses story, trying to help his friend in danger while struggling to stay alive. Trapped between a gang of bad dogs and a party of corrupted humans, Pepper has to find a smooth way out while remaining loyal to his allies. Written for smart kids of all ages, Sniff it! is the first in a series of books that follows the faith of a dog and a mouse whose paths are intersecting with a those of a young couple, thus changing their destiny forever.
©2014 Camelia Krausmann (P)2019 Camelia Krausmann
Snow Queen meets Bluebeard in this chilling fairy tale.... Lyra plunges into the woods for refuge, leaving the discovery of her stepmothers affair and the womans ensuing rage back at the trailer park. However, a mysterious ringing in the forest leads her to a different sort of sanctuary, a castle of ice with a lonely prince living in his solitary kingdom. While the castle holds haunting ballrooms, vast gardens, and rooms filled with more treasures than a museum, the cobwebs in dark corners whisper a different story. The longer she stays, the more she yearns to return to her rusty old home. Yet once she uncovers the secret of the ice prince in his castle, if she doesnt find a way to escape soon, she never will.
©2018 Katherine McIntyre (P)2018 Katherine McIntyre
The Civil War has broken out in Missouri and Lettie Worthington won't take sides - though she has a brother fighting in each army and a fiancé with a guerrilla band sympathetic to the South. Not involved in the conflict, Lettie deals with her own struggles and hardships at home, and with the help of former slaves, she saves her family's hemp and tobacco farm. Upon learning that both brothers were in the Battle of Lexington, 20 miles west, she leaves the farm and paddles a skiff up the Missouri River to find them.
©2015 Ellen Gray Massey (P)2016 Goldminds Publishing, LLC
"Feelings are real. They often become one's reality. But they are not always based on truth...." New Eden Township is more than a dungeon for Fillion Nichols. Sealed inside the experimental Mars colony, there is no escape from anyone, especially the young woman who has haunted his life for nearly six years. To preserve his sanity, he focuses on one goal: decoding the mystery behind the Watson deaths. Meanwhile, to prove his worth to the Daughter of Earth, a young nobleman ventures beyond the walls of the biodome and experiences the Outside world for the first time. But his quest takes an unpredictable turn when he meets Lynden Nichols and Mack Ferguson, who draw him into their world - an underground community also confined and isolated by society. As worlds converge, each young man faces a choice that will affect the survival of an entire community. And to save the generation they fight for, both men must defy the boundaries of everything they know. Cultures collide as The Biodome Chronicles continues in a compelling quest for truth, forging an unforgettable story rich in mystery, betrayal, and love. Are you ready to discover what is real?
©2015 Forest Tales Publishing (P)2019 Forest Tales Publishing
When Keziahs grandmother, Oma, is diagnosed with dementia, Keziah faces two choices: Leave her family and move to New Winchester to care for Oma, or stay in New York City and allow her grandmother to live in a nursing home miles away. The dementia causes Oma to be rude and paranoid, nothing like the woman Keziah remembers. Each day becomes a greater weight and love a harsher burden. Keziah must keep Oma from wandering off or falling, and try to convince her grandmother to see a doctor as her eyesight and hearing fail, but Oma refuses to believe anything is wrong. Resentful of her hardships in New Winchester, Keziah finds herself drawn to Omas ramblings about the Goat Children, a mythical warrior class. These fighters ride winged horses, locating people in need, while attempting to destroy evil in the world. Oma sees the Goat Children everywhere, and as Keziah reads the stories Oma wrote about them, she begins to question if they really exist.
©2016 Jordan Elizabeth Hallak (P)2020 Jordan Elizabeth Hallak
Welcome to the third and the final installment in the story of a Norse god who fell in love with a Mortal girl Eirik is relentless and unstoppable as he sets out to show Celestia how much she means to him. Not only has he fulfilled the promises he made his mother, his family is finally whole. Yet something doesn't feel right, and he can't quite put a finger on it. Whatever it is may just destroy his plans to focus on Celestia and prove to her that they are meant to be together. Celestia's life has changed since she regained consciousness. Eirik is attentive and loving, and everyone wants to be friends with her, including his psycho sister and her crazy mother. But when accidents start to dog her, she's not sure whether she or Eirik is the target. There are no lengths she won't go to keep those she loves safe, but trying to figure out the source of danger alone might just kill her. Eirik and Celestia will learn that they are stronger together than apart as secrets are revealed, imposters are exposed, and real friends and family discovered.
©2016 Ednah Walters (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Jax Buried, By my family's fame. Dying to escape the limelight, And finally, I do. Being raised as a Jayne, I'm under constant scrutiny. The rock band my brothers formed makes it impossible to stay under the radar. Paparazzi, tabloids, rabid fans - you name it and I've got it. It all makes me sick. But getting shipped off to crazy Aunt Betty's house in my senior year of high school isn't any better. After all, there isn't a stray kid or pet in the world that my aunt wouldn't take in. Then I meet her. She's cautious, suspicious, and not interested in me at all. But that's fine by me. Sivan Holt may be beautiful and intelligent, but she's nothing I'm looking for. Sivan Drowning, In my past. Struggling to feel settled. And finally, I do. Growing up in the foster care system, I longed for a sense of belonging. All I wanted was a place to call home. At the age of 17, I'm finally starting to feel it here. Home. When he comes along, it unsettles me. I don't want him to ruin everything we've built - everything that matters. Jax Jayne is arrogant, privileged, and I want nothing to do with him. But those green eyes of his keep drawing me in. If I let down my walls, will it be my final undoing?
©2017 Marilyn Wellnitz (P)2018 Marilyn Wellnitz
En vedkommende ungdomsbog om heste og identitetsproblemer i de vanskelige tweenår... Rose har altid været en ægte hestepige, og hun bruger al sin fritid sammen med Lótus og de to andre islændere, som står på hendes farfars gård. Hestene er hendes liv, men det er ved at gå op for hende, at hun ikke har så meget andet, og hun begynder at føle sig ensom. En dag overhører hun sin farfar sige, at hestene skal sælges. Roses verden styrter sammen om ørerne på hende, for hvad har hun tilbage, hvis de er væk? Hesteskoen er en serie til hesteglade piger mellem 8-13 år, der godt kan lide at læse om heste, venskab og måske også lidt kærlighed...
©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof
Since moving to Ireland, Ashling Donoghue has tackled one challenge after another. Now the mystery of her parents' disappearance seems unsolvable. Are they dead or only missing? No one - not even the godlike Breasals - has a clue. Hope and fear war inside her, but she's determined to find answers and stay strong for her siblings. Even as she hones newfound powers, her banshee-in-training sister Deirdre needs her support.
Ashling could use a little help herself. She's struggling to navigate her first romance, and while Aengus Breasal stirs her body, mind, and soul, his nemesis Lorcan does too. Both men harbor secrets about her past life as Caer. One has ties to Aoife, the scheming wind demon whose influence is on the rise.
As the Stone of Destiny awakens, so does the conflict within.
©2018 Judith Sterling (P)2019 Judith Sterling
Lara er venneskaber for hele skolen. Hun bruger al sin tid på at lave venskaber mellem de andre på børn, så ingen bliver mobbet. Skolen er nemlig en krigszone, og man er dødsens, hvis man ikke passer ind. Men så begynder Emily i klassen, og hun bryder alle Laras regler. Hendes tøjstil er håbløs, hun hører barnlig musik og gør lige, hvad hun har lyst til. Hun synes, at Laras regler er forkerte. Lara er sikker på, at Emily snart vil blive mobbet, men det sker ikke. Tværtimod. Til sidst laver Lara og Emily en konkurrence om, hvem af de to der er bedst til at lave nye venskaber. Hvem vinder? Og hvorfor mon Lara har besluttet, at hun ikke selv vil have venner?
©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof. Translated by Lea Ejsing Carlsen (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof
In a secret supernatural battle that's been raging for over a century, the stakes have just been raised - and they're not wooden anymore. When Jamie Carpenter's mother is kidnapped by strange creatures, he finds himself dragged into Department 19, the government's most secret agency. Fortunately for Jamie, Department 19 can provide the tools he needs to find his mother, and to kill the vampires who want him dead. But unfortunately for everyone, something much older is stirring, something even Department 19 can't stand up against
©2012 Will Hill (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Young Erasmus Cromwell-Smith II's adventure happens inside of Prague's astrological clock. Together with a band of five other harlequin dressed youngsters, he experiences a city filled with wizards, enchanters, witches, conjurers, and evil gargoyles. The youngsters seek clues in order to reach the mysterious Hradcany' Castle. They are guided on their quest by The Orloj, the old clock as well as Buggie and Thumbpee his sons. Through the wicked streets of Prague, the six harlequins must find six statues representing each of the human virtues of generosity, humility, compassion, and the human flaws of pride, envy, and avarice. Only after they successfully learn them, they earn clues to reach the castle. The Orloj is a magical tale filled with non-stop action and thrills as well as timeless wisdom through nine timeless fables and poems.
©2020 Arturo Osorio (P)2020 Arturo Osorio
Betrayal changes everything. The veil between realms is threatened by an unknown force, Silas vanishes without a trace, and Nivian is tasked with putting a stop to it and finding their fate keeper. But a greater threat looms. A betrayal Nivian doesnt see coming puts everyones loyalty into question and threatens to destroy not only the fragile alliance the Reapers and Hunters have formed, but everything theyve worked so hard to protect. Nivians heart threatens to get in the way of her duties as she struggles to face her feelings for Kain, the man who was once her mortal enemy but is now someone she cant seem to resist. Her only hope of success lies with him, yet guilt causes her to hesitate when she can least afford to. As the veil starts to crumble, Nivian must race against time and draw upon everything she has to save the balance before the world becomes a literal hell on earth. But will it cost her more than she can survive?
©2017 Ali Winters (P)2019 Ali Winters
Da de har stået der lidt, siger Frida: "Rose, kommer du ikke lige med? Der er noget, vi vil tale med dig om." Klara kigger på Rose, da hun svarer o.k., og går med. Solen skinner på deres solbrune hud. Frida retter på sit hårbånd og siger til Rose: "Solvej og jeg har snakket om, at vi altså synes, du er meget mere moden end Klara." Rose bliver glad og varm. Hun holder sit blik mod det afsvedne græs." Rose har aldrig været gode venner med Frida og Solvej fra klassen. Hun bliver nervøs, når de nærmer sig, for man ved aldrig, hvad de kan finde på. Men da Rose starter i femte klasse, virker de pludselig meget sødere. Nu vil de gerne være gode venner med hende. Men hvad så med Klara, som er Roses veninde?
©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof
Dee Forester and Melissa Frink have been searching for their friend Spencer Reign since he apparently ran away from home six months ago. Theyve checked every place theyve ever hung out, but he just disappeared overnight. Just as they fear they might as well give up, they receive a phone call from him out of nowhere.
Hes panicked. Hes desperate. And hes begging them to come get him. The problem is the connection is not very clear, and they only get part of his address before they are disconnected.
Taking what they know, they enter the street into the GPS and take off on a rescue mission. Soon, they find its a lot more dangerous than they thought.
Stumbling into a town full of what they can only refer to as zombies, they must ask themselves if risking their lives is worth trying to save Spencers, a friend who ditched them without even saying good-bye.
©2016 Natalie Carlisle (P)2018 Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC
Aufwühlend, erschütternd, voller Hoffnung! Es beginnt mit einem Brief. Laurel soll für ihren Englischunterricht an eine verstorbene Persönlichkeit schreiben. Sie wählt Kurt Cobain, den Lieblingssänger ihrer Schwester May, die ebenfalls viel zu früh starb. Aus dem ersten Brief wird eine lange Unterhaltung mit toten Berühmtheiten. Doch erst, als Laurel die Wahrheit über sich und ihre Schwester May offenbart, findet sie den Weg zurück ins Leben und kann einen letzten Brief an May schreiben...
©2015 Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH (P)2015 SAGA Egmont, Lindhardt og Ringhof A/S
The Last Apprentice series follows the terrifying adventures of the Spook's apprentice, Thomas Ward. But Tom's is only one story. There are others. The Spook himself was once an apprentice. How did he begin his training? And what of Alice, the young witch who is Tom's closest ally? How did she overcome her dark past? What did the witch assassin Grimalkin do to become the most deadly and feared witch in the county? And, collected in a gallery of horrors, discover the rest of the county's menacing villains and relive the vicious battles waged against them. Enter a land where creatures of the dark creep out of the shadows. Do you dare?
©2009 Joseph Delaney (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
You are Pink, not the prettiest girl, but smart and with plenty of resources. What do you do when your best male friend offers to have sex with you because he thinks you're a lost cause? You plot your revenge with your two best female friends, of course! It seems you're in luck when a new and mysterious student appears. And, to top it all, he seems interested in you too. He could take part in the plan. But then, he seems to have a plan of his own
He insists he's not just an ordinary boy. And what seemed so easy to begin with, gets more and more complicated when Heaven and Hell come knocking at Pink's door. Pink Matters is the story of Pink, a 17-year-old girl, a good student, who is articulate and smart. But she has never been the center of attention or made the top 10 of the most popular and attractive girls at school. When two guys, both claiming to be angels, insist that she is, indeed, special', fight for her attention and help, and tell her she is the key to the future of the universe, she can't help but ask: Why me?
©2015 Olga Núñez Miret (P)2018 Olga Núñez Miret/Just Olga Books
After suffering great loss, Levin struggles to find his place in a world that would see him as an outcast if it knew the truth of his existence. His purpose lies in keeping his siblings and the other genetically engineered youths safe. So when they start disappearing, he has no choice but to find them - a mission that becomes more urgent when his sister, Rana, is among the kidnapped. As Rana works with the captives on an escape plan, Levin uses his extraordinary abilities to figure out where they are and who is behind the abductions. What he discovers is more serious than he could have imagined, and it's up to him to get them back to safety while keeping them hidden from those who are supposed to be protecting them. "If you enjoy stories about genetically engineered societies that are heavy on action and grit, then Project Ancora is the novel for you." (Leah Vernon, author of Impure)
©2017 Allison Maruska (P)2018 Allison Maruska
New York Times best-selling author Louise Rennison's Georgia Nicolson series, hailed as Bridget Jones's Diary for teens, is an international phenomenon. Loaded with colorful British slang and the occasionally mad ravings of a teenage girl trying to find herself, each book provokes uncontrollable laughter. Robbie the Sex God (yummy scrumboes) is Georgia's official boyfriend! Life should be fab and double cool with knobs. One problem, though. The Sex God is moving to Kiwi-a-gogo land to snog sheep. Distraught, Georgia decides to show extreme glaciosity to all boys. But then along comes the gorgey new Italian-American lead singer for the Stiff Dylans. Has the new Dream Boat landed? Sure to make you feel marvy, Away Laughing on a Fast Camel is another hilarious entry in the infamous confessions of Georgia Nicolson.
©2004 Louise Rennison (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC.
Sometimes it isn't as easy as choosing right or wrong. Sixteen-year-old Holly Bennett is a comic book nerd, a con artist, and a shaman. Most days Holly wishes she could trade in her power of spirit communication for something more useful - like fireballs or Wolverine claws. She knows spirits aren't exactly Casper the Friendly Ghosts. They're dangerous beings from Lower World who snack on human life, and messing with the magic from their world is an express ticket to big trouble. But when a shaman sticks her mom's mind between their world and ours, Holly becomes the unexpected breadwinner in the family. She uses her burgeoning shaman powers to set up fake hauntings and "banish" the so-called ghosts from her wealthy classmates' bedrooms. For a fee, of course. When actual spirits start manifesting, Holly discovers that other shamans have come to town, summoning life-sucking spirits for their own ends. And the newcomers may just hold the clue Holly's been looking for - the one that can release her mom's mind from its Lower World prison. With the help of both a cute web comic artist and her partner in con, Holly plots to take them down, throwing her into a whirlwind of speedboat getaways, breaking and entering, and astral projections into the spirit world. And as her mom's mind slips further away, Holly has to fight to save her, and the rest of the town, before they get sucked into Lower World permanently.
©2015 Cady Vance (P)2015 Cady Vance
When Nick comes back into Cam's life she is crushed to see his new girlfriend Gina is with him for the summer. Hoping jealousy will win Nick back, Cam convinces Josh to help her play the role of happy couple. Will their plan win Cam her dream guy, or will her dreams change the more they lie?
©2014 Dana Burkey (P)2016 Dana Burkey
Da Hanna fylder 12 år, forsvinder Linda Palm. Hannas verden er pludselig ikke længere så tryg, som den var før. Og der sker flere ting den sommer. En ny dreng flytter til byen, og Hanna får det så underligt, når han kigger på hende. Hannas mor er sur og irriterende, og en dag kommer hendes far ikke hjem fra arbejde. Det er heller ikke længere så nemt med bedsteveninderne, Jonna og Sabina. For Hanna bliver det en sommer fuld af forandringer. En sommer, hun aldrig glemmer. "Af og til drømmer jeg om det. Skoven er uhyggelig stille, og jeg løber, så hurtigt jeg kan. Jeg kan høre de tunge åndedrag bag mig. Jeg bliver ved med at løbe, men mine ben føles som gelé. Nu er han tæt på, og jeg kan mærke hans varme ånde i nakken. Knæene giver efter under mig. Da hænderne lægger sig om min hals, skriger jeg højt. Så vågner jeg med tårerne løbende ned ad kinderne."
©2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof. Translated by Kamilla Jørgensen (P)2017 Lindhardt og Ringhof
In this epic finale to the first part of the Bound One series, the elemental powers of fire, water, air, and Earth join together to fight the ultimate evil. Our heroes erased themselves from the Four Corners' histories and thought they were finally free...until Lily burst their bubble and told them they have to get involved with the cult one last time to stop them from unleashing a great evil buried thousands of years ago. But they fail, and the fifth Bound One is released, fulfilling his vengeful dreams formed over his long imprisonment. Phoenyx and her friends band together for one last fight, and one of them will pay the ultimate price.
©2017 Tricia Barr (P)2020 Tricia Barr
It was his mother who died, but Price feels like it was him.
Everything he used to enjoy - baseball, comics, even girls - seems petty and pointless now. He wants nothing more than to forget his old life and start over somewhere new, where no one knows him and no one expects anything from him.
So when his dad decides to move them to the country, he welcomes the change, even if it means cows and dirt roads and crazy neighbors. He doesn't expect to become so wrapped up in the mystery behind their daughter's disappearance that finding out what happened to her consumes his life.
The girl next door is definitely not what he thought she'd be.
©2017 Tamara Hart Heiner (P)2019 Tamara Hart Heiner
Understand psychology's big ideas, from psychoanalysis to cognition. "What do dreams mean?" "How do I fit in?" You can learn more about some of the possible answers to these and many other questions in the world of psychology. Heads Up Psychology introduces you to Freud, Maslow, Pavlov, and other psychologists, using questions and answers to show how psychology is related to real life. Psychology is all around us, influencing emotions, motivation, and personality. Want the big ideas broken down and explained? Heads Up Psychology makes it easy to engage with psychology's big concepts, including psychoanalysis, intelligence, and mental disorders. This introduction to psychology clearly explains psychological theories to answer the questions that you care about in everyday life, such as "Why do good people do bad things?" Heads Up Psychology also includes "real world" features explaining the influence of psychology in all areas of life and "case study" panels that describe groundbreaking experiments. Heads Up Psychology is perfect for anyone looking for the real-life relevance of psychology.
©2014 Dorling Kindersley Ltd (P)2020 DK Audio
Narrated by the author and friends, plus extra material including fantastic exclusive-to-audio interviews!Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be is full of honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful things that growing up is all about: from mental health to families to first love, and everything in between. Gemma Cairney is an important advocate for young people, and between her life experiences and her personal insight from her time as Radio 1's resident agony aunt on The Surgery, she is perfectly placed to offer hope and a huge comforting cuddle to young people questioning what life's all about or dealing with hard times. Cover photograph (c) Ruth Rose.
©2017 Gemma Cairney (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
A riveting YA biography that shows how a once-bullied school boy became an iconic visionary who the New York Times described as "arguably the most important and successful entrepreneur in the world". Elon Musk is the visionary behind SpaceX and CEO of the electric car company Tesla. He is working on unique and daring improvements to both public transit and solar energy. And then, there's his highly-publicized plans for colonizing Mars.... But behind the mind-blowing headlines and legendary drive is the story of a bullied and beaten school boy, who through creativity and determination decided to rewrite his story and find his own way to make the world a better place. And to do so with a sense of fun and style. From hosting raves to pay for college to re-writing the rules on space travel, Elon Musk has always gone his own way. And now, award-winning investigative journalist, Anna Crowley Redding takes listeners on a well-researched trip through Elon's life and accomplishments.
©2019 Anna Crowley Redding (P)2019 Macmillan Audio
International bestseller! In her groundbreaking debut essay collection, actress Lily CollinsGolden Globe-nominated star of Rules Dont Apply, Mortal Instruments, and To the Boneis opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating, and so much more. Lily shares her life and her own deepest secrets, underlining that every single one of us experiences pain and heartbreak. We all understand what its like to live in the light and in the dark. For Lily, its about making it through to the other side, where you love what you see in the mirror and where you embrace yourself just as you are. She's learned that all it takes is one person standing up and saying something for everyone else to realize theyre not alone. By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Lilys honest voice will inspire you to be who you are and say what you feel. Its time to claim your voice! Its time to live your life unfiltered. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Lily Collins (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age 11. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In writing that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself.
©2007 Nic Sheff (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
With his signature acerbic wit and hilarious voice, 20-something author, blogger, and entrepreneur Shane Burcaw is back with an essay collection about living a full life in a body that many people perceive as a tragedy. From anecdotes about first introductions where people patted him on the head instead of shaking his hand, to stories of passersby mistaking his able-bodied girlfriend for a nurse, Shane tackles awkward situations and assumptions with humor and grace. On the surface, these essays are about day-to-day life as a wheelchair user with a degenerative disease, but they are actually about family, love, and coming of age.
©2019 Shane Burcaw (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, number one New York Times best seller Just Mercy - now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and now the subject of an upcoming HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work - adapted from the original number one best seller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so" - acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society - the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice. Proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken US justice system. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editors' Choice Featured on CBS This Morning A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year Praise for Just Mercy: A True Story of the Fight for Justice: "It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them." (Salon) "A deeply moving collage of true stories....This is required reading." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) "Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable." (Booklist, starred review) "Gripping.... What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." (Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate) "Important and compelling." (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder) "Inspiring and powerful." (Number one New York Times best-selling author John Grisham)
©2018 Bryan A. Stevenson (P)2018 Listening Library
Seventeen-year-old Elena is vanishing. Every day means renewed determination, so every day means fewer calories. This is the story of a girl whose armor against anxiety becomes artillery against herself as she battles on both sides of a lose-lose war in a struggle with anorexia. Told entirely from Elena's perspective over a five-year period and cowritten with her mother, award-winning author Clare B. Dunkle, Elena's memoir is a fascinating and intimate look at a deadly disease and a must-listen for anyone who knows someone suffering from an eating disorder.
©2015 Elena and Clare B. Dunkle (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
Navigating life can be tough sometimes, especially as a teen. Best-selling author and former NFL player Trent Shelton has been through some hard times as well, and he shares his own story of finding himself and a better path forward, providing straight-up truths and uplifting advice to help you through the issues you face at school, at home, or within yourself. Who do you have in your life whos not afraid to tell you the honest-to-God truth? Who do you have whos a real source of wisdom when life gets real? With his trademark combination of raw honesty and practical next steps, motivational speaker Trent Shelton shares the missteps he made growing up and the hard-won lessons he learned in short, easy-to-listen-to chapters and thought-provoking questions. Throughout, he provides honest advice to help you find a way through some of the most confusing topics in your own life, including: Relationships Friendships Fear and depression Your past trauma And while you might not make it out of the storms of life completely unscathed, the wisdom and lessons in this audiobook can help you can make it out stronger and discover the best you waiting inside. Straight Up is perfect for: Teens and young adults 13 and up Anyone looking for inspiration during hard times Small group use Interactive exercises to help you implement Trents ideas in your own life are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Trent Shelton (P)2020 Zondervan
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "Drew's experience teaches us to embrace what we are afraid of and be true to ourselves. She uses her passion to change the art world and invites us to join her." (Janelle Monáe, award-winning singer, actress, and producer) "Powerful and compelling, this book gives us the courage to discover our own journeys into art." (Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, and co-editor of the Cahiers d'Art review) "This deeply personal and boldly political offering inspires and ignites." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) In this powerful and hopeful account, arts writer, curator, and activist Kimberly Drew reminds us that the art world has space not just for the elite, but for everyone. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, arts writer and co-editor of Black Futures Kimberly Drew shows us that art and protest are inextricably linked. Drawing on her personal experience through art toward activism, Drew challenges us to create space for the change that we want to see in the world. Because there really is so much more space than we think.
©2020 Kimberly Drew (P)2020 Listening Library
This program is read by the author. In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults. A Macmillan Audio production from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
©2020 George M. Johnson (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "Thank God we have Alok. And I'm learning a thing or two myself." (Billy Porter, Emmy award-winning actor, singer, and Broadway theater performer) "When reading this book, all I feel is kindness." (Sam Smith, Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer and songwriter) "Beyond the Gender Binary will give readers everywhere the feeling that anything is possible within themselves" (Princess Nokia, musician and co-founder of the Smart Girl Club) "A fierce, penetrating, and empowering call for change." (Kirkus Reviews starred review) "An affirming, thoughtful read for all ages." (School Library Journal starred review) In Beyond the Gender Binary, poet, artist, and LGBTQIA+ rights advocate Alok Vaid-Menon deconstructs, demystifies, and reimagines the gender binary. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Beyond the Gender Binary, Alok Vaid-Menon challenges the world to see gender not in black and white, but in full color. Taking from their own experiences as a gender-nonconforming artist, they show us that gender is a malleable and creative form of expression. The only limit is your imagination.
©2020 Alok Vaid-Menon (P)2020 Listening Library
It is 1992, and Bihac, Amra's hometown, is a multicultural city with Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. But when tensions escalate, the Serbs turn on their Bosnian neighbors. The Serbs control the army, and now they have peaceful Bihac surrounded. Soon Amra and her family are dealing with starvation and the threat of brutal violence; school, friendships, and the attentions from a new boy have to take a back seat to finding food and the tragic fallout from rising bigotry and ethnic hatred. Through it all, a stray cat, Maci, serves as a guardian spirit to the entire family.
©2020 Amra Sabic-El-Rayess and Laura L. Sullivan (P)2021 Recorded Books
In his best-selling YA memoir Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days as a teenage crystal meth and heroin addict. At the end of Tweak, listeners left Nic checking in to a rehab facility in Arizona. We All Fall Down is about what happened next... In this powerful and immensely engaging follow-up to his first memoir, Sheff picks up where he left off and reveals his first-person account of stints at in-patient rehabilitation facilities, devastating relapses with alcohol and marijuana, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young adult living with addiction. In We All Fall Down, Nic voices a truth that many addicts understand: not every treatment works for every addict. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, he inspires young people to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles.
©2011 Nic Sheff (P)2012 Hachette
Teen activist and trailblazer Jazz Jennings - named one of The 25 Most Influential Teens of the year by Time - shares her very public transgender journey, as she inspires people to accept the differences in others while they embrace their own truths. Jazz Jennings is one of the youngest and most prominent voices in the national discussion about gender identity. At the age of five, Jazz transitioned to life as a girl, with the support of her parents. A year later her parents allowed her to share her incredible journey in her first Barbara Walters interview, aired at a time when the public was much less knowledgeable about or accepting of the transgender community. This groundbreaking interview was followed over the years by other high-profile interviews, a documentary, the launch of her YouTube channel, a picture book, and her own reality TV series, I Am Jazz, making her one of the most recognizable activists for transgender teens, children, and adults. In her remarkable memoir, Jazz reflects on these very public experiences and how they have helped shape the mainstream attitude toward the transgender community. But it hasn't all been easy. Jazz has faced many challenges, bullying, discrimination, and rejection, yet she perseveres as she educates others about her life as a transgender teen. Through it all her family has been beside her on this journey, standing together against those who don't understand the true meaning of tolerance and unconditional love. Now Jazz must learn to navigate the physical, social, and emotional upheavals of adolescence - particularly high school - complicated by the unique challenges of being a transgender teen. Making the journey from girl to woman is never easy - especially when you began your life in a boy's body. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2016 Jazz Jennings (P)2016 Listening Library
Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. As her mother spirals out of control, Ashley is left clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship, all the while getting pulled deeper and deeper into the foster-care system. In this inspiring, unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to succeed - and in doing so, discovers the power of her own voice.
©2008 Ashley Rhodes-Courter (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Ive always loved my body, and now I love it even more because it fits how I feel." - Jessy "Learn your pronouns because I dont want to have to slap somebody tonight." - Christina Transition? Everyone goes through one kind of transition or another. We go through transitions every day. Except mine is maybe a little more extreme." - Mariah "Being trans is not the next step to being gay. They are similar in that they are both breaking gender rules." - Cameron "When people say I look male or female, it messes up my head. - Nat "My family was okay with me being gay, but trans was a different issue for them. I think a lot of it was because they had no experience with it." - Luke In Beyond Magenta, six teens tell what it is like for them to be members of the transgender community.
©2014 Susan Kuklin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
Dating, motorcycles, car races, and The Movie Theater Club await you. Life can seem rough for a young man growing up. There are lessons to be learned, experiences to be had, and emotions to be tested. Not all of which will have a positive outcome. Through the lens of youth, all may seem over-dramatic at times. He must rely on his soul, and then what he assumes is instinct, to guide him along the way. Take a journey back to a time before Amazon, smartphones, and streaming media dared exist. A time known as the early 1990s. It may seem simple today, but to someone who has lived it, the world surrounding a teenage-know-nothing could be turbulent and confusing. Patience and optimism must be found somewhere, and somehow, along the way.
©2021 Ryon David Ownbey (P)2021 Ryon David Ownbey
A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians, writers, and teens, including Senator Amy Klobuchar, actress Alia Shawkat, actor Maulik Pancholy, poet Azure Antoinette, teen activist Gavin Grimm, and many, many more, each writing about a time in their youth when they were held back because of their race, gender, or sexual identity - but persisted. "Aren't you a terrorist?" "There are no roles for people who look like you." "That's a sin." "No girls allowed." They've heard it all. Actress Alia Shawkat reflects on all the parts she was told she was too "ethnic" to play. Former NFL player Wade Davis recalls his bullying of gay classmates in an attempt to hide his own sexuality. Teen Gavin Grimm shares the story that led to the infamous "bathroom bill", and how he's fighting it. Holocaust survivor Fanny Starr tells of her harrowing time in Auschwitz, where she watched her family disappear, one by one. What made them rise up through the hate? What made them overcome the obstacles of their childhood to achieve extraordinary success? How did they break out of society's limited view of who they are and find their way to the beautiful and hard-won lives they live today? With a foreword by Minnesota senator and up-and-coming Democratic party leader Amy Klobuchar, these essays share deeply personal stories of resilience, faith, love, and, yes, persistence. Foreword written and read by Senator Amy Klobuchar. Essays read by Vikas Adam, Jonathan Davis, Ari Fliakos, Sullivan Jones, January Lavoy, Soneela Nankani, Adenrele Ojo, Nancy Wu, and Gabra Zackman. Includes a bonus PDF of contributor biographies and "Everyone Plays" graphic story. "Each tale is a soulful testament to the endurance of the human spirit and reminds readers that they are not alone in their search for self. An unflinchingly honest book that should be required reading for every young person in America." (Kirkus) "An invaluable collection of snapshots of American society." (VOYA) "[A] gem of a book.... There's a lot to study here and talk about on the way to becoming kinder, more empathetic, and most important, compassionate." (Booklist) "Readers encountering injustice in their own lives may be compelled to take heart - and even action." (Publishers Weekly) PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 In This Together Media (P)2018 Listening Library
Some seemingly preordained lives end up elsewhere entirely when a person manages to break the mold. Mary's mold was broken from the outside. When the unthinkable happened in her traditional southern family, Mary's quiet childhood was transformed into a journey of discovery amidst the world around her and of all the potential that lay within her. Soon after her father, a beloved preacher in her close-knit Tennessee community, came out as a gay man at the height of the AIDS epidemic, Mary's mother, feeling betrayed and unable to deal with this new reality, embarked Mary and her siblings on a years-long cross-country odyssey - which would eventually land them in California - through New York, Nevada, and many other places. Mary, a sweet, innocent, and precocious child at the beginning of this adventure, had little idea of the transformation she was about to undergo. She would emerge stronger, wiser, and much better prepared for all that awaited her in life, from those travels through aqua, green, and blue....
©2020 Mary E. Gregory (P)2021 Mary E. Gregory
Charles Darwin published
The Origin of Species, his revolutionary tract on evolution and the fundamental ideas involved, in 1859. Nearly 150 years later, the theory of evolution continues to create tension between the scientific and religious communities. Challenges about teaching the theory of evolution in schools occur annually all over the country. This same debate raged within Darwin himself, and played an important part in his marriage: his wife, Emma, was quite religious, and her faith gave Charles a lot to think about as he worked on a theory that continues to spark intense debates.
Deborah Heligman's new biography of Charles Darwin is a thought-provoking account of the man behind evolutionary theory: how his personal life affected his work and vice versa. The end result is an engaging exploration of history, science, and religion for young readers.
©2008 Deborah Heiligman (P)2008 Listening Library
Shame is a sickness that festers in the soul. When left in isolation, it runs rampant - attacking our spirit, reshaping our identity, and dismantling us to our very core. We've been pressured by society to present only our best attributes, but weaknesses, guilt, and pain simply don't go away when ignored. In Shame: An Unconventional Memoir, Josh Roggie doesn't just reveal the guilt, disappointment, and embarrassment that has been present in his life - he seeks to overcome it through wit and abundant oversharing. From being born into a puritanical household, to dealing with bullying throughout school and heavy doses of anxiety, he reveals the foundation that would define his longest lasting pains. By including stories on infertility, ever-evolving theology, and even masturbation, he makes it clear that no topic is off-limits. Shame is for anyone who has wondered what it would feel like to be known, despite all the things that they've done or that have been done to them. It's time to realize true freedom by bringing shame to the light, where it will wither and die.
©2020 Josh Roggie (P)2020 Josh Roggie
This program includes an introduction read by Lady Gaga. For Lady Gaga, kindness is the driving force behind everything she says and does. The quiet power of kindness can change the way we view one another, our communities, and even ourselves. She embodies this mission, and through her work, brings more kindness into our world every single day. Lady Gaga has always believed in the importance of being yourself, being kind to yourself, and being kind to others, no matter who they are or where they come from. With that sentiment in mind, she and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, founded Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the world a kinder and braver place. Through the years, they've collected stories of kindness, bravery and resilience from young people all over the world, proving that kindness truly is the universal language. And now, we invite you to listen to these stories and follow along as each and every young author finds their voice just as Lady Gaga has found hers. Within these chapters, youll meet young changemakers who found their inner strength, who prevailed in the face of bullies, who started their own social movements, who decided to break through the mental health stigma and share how they felt, who created safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth, and who have embraced kindness with every fiber of their being by helping others without the expectation of anything in return. In one story, youll hear about a young person with an autoimmune disease, who after being bullied at school, learned how to practice self-love and started an organization with the mission of educating others about the importance of self-love, too; and in another story, youll meet a young person who decided to start a movement to help eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and encouraged others to talk about their feelings openly and honestly, a reminder that kindness and mental wellness go hand in hand. Not only were we moved by these individual acts of kindness, but we were also touched by the many stories of organizations, neighborhoods, and entire communities that fully dedicated themselves to helping those in need and found new, innovative ways to make our world a kinder and braver place. Individually and collectively, these stories prove that kindness not only saves lives but builds community. Kindness is inclusion, it is pride, it is empathy, it is compassion, it is self-respect and it is the guiding light to love. Kindness is always transformational, and its never-ending ripples result in even more kind acts that can change our lives, our communities, and our world. This program is read by Lady Gaga, Cynthia Germanotta, Hanna Atkinson, Connor Long, Alex Aide, Shadille Estepan, Aysha Mahmood, and Mitu Yilma. A Macmillan Audio production from Feiwel & Friends
©2020 Lady Gaga and Born This Way Foundation (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a 21-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.
©2014 Shane Burcaw (P)2014 Audible Inc.
At the beginning of his physical transition from female to male, then-17-year-old Skylar Kergil posted his first video on YouTube. In the months and years that followed, he recorded weekly update videos about the physical and emotional changes he experienced. Skylars openness and positivity attracted thousands of viewers, who followed along as his voice deepened and his body changed shape. Through surgeries and recovery, highs and lows, from high school to college to the real world, Skylar welcomed others on his journey. Before I Had the Words is the story of what came before the videos and what happened behind the scenes. From early childhood memories to the changes and confusion brought by adolescence, Skylar reflects on coming of age while struggling to understand his gender. As humorous as it is heartbreaking and as informative as it is entertaining, this memoir provides an intimate look at the experience of transitioning from one gender to another. Skylar opens up about the long path to gaining his familys acceptance and to accepting himself, sharing stories along the way about smaller challenges like choosing a new name and learning to shave without eyebrow mishaps. Revealing entries from the authors personal journals as well as interviews with members of his family lend remarkable depth to Skylars story. A groundbreaking chronicle of change, loss, discovery, pain, and relief, Before I Had the Words brings new meaning to the phrase formative years.
©2017 Skylar Kergil (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Through the Pacific Northwest forests and along the rugged coastal shores of California, Wolf Girl: Finding Myself in the Wild is a young environmentalist's coming-of-age story about learning, discovery, and survival. Wolf Girl takes listeners on Donigas journey: from the wilderness immersion school where she was taught by Indigenous elders and wildlife trackers, to hitchhiking across the Pacific Northwest, to Alaska, where she fell in love with tracking wolves. These experiences shaped and inspired Doniga to become the leader in the regenerative agricultural movement that she is today. Todays youth are at the forefront of climate change activism, and will see themselves in Donigas story, in the message that you can find yourself by finding - and fighting for - your place within the world at large.
©2017 Doniga Markegard (P)2020 Propriometrics Press
For over a decade, Ben Garrod has studied chimpanzees to find ways to protect and conserve them. We join Ben on a journey that has taken him around the world, studying eastern chimps in the humid forests of Uganda and the critically endangered western chimps of Liberia. In his trademark infectious, lighthearted style, Ben describes encounters with chimpanzees that highlight the different threats they face. From the illegal international pet trade, to bushmeat markets, and the effects of relentless habitat loss - not to mention how your new furniture, your toothpaste and even your mobile phone are all implicated in their falling numbers. With access to world-renowned primatologist Dr Jane Goodall, Ben shows how we can protect the chimps of the future and help conserve this endlessly fascinating species.
©2019 Ben Garrod (P)2019 Head of Zeus
Do You Know: A good reason to be phobic about oysters and olives? That you can step inside a roaring coal furnace and feet cool? That Jesus had an older brother? How shutting your mouth can help you avoid brain surgery? How to avoid cow-pies during your baptism? How to survive in the winter wilderness with only a fishing pole and a sausage? Chris Crutcher knows the answers to these things and more. And once you have read about Chris Crutcher's life as a dateless, broken-toothed, scabbed-over, God-fearing dweeb, and once you have contemplated his ascension to the buckskin-upholstered throne of the King of the Mild Frontier, you will close this book, close your eyes and hold it to your chest, and say, "I, too, can be an author." Hell, anyone can.
©2009 Chris Crutcher (P)2012 Listening Library
Mendel (Manny) Steinberg spent his teens in Nazi extermination camps in Germany and Poland, miraculously surviving while millions perished. This is his story. Born in 1925 in the Jewish ghetto in Radom, Poland, Manny soon realized that people of Jewish faith were increasingly being regarded as outsiders. In September 1939 the Nazis invaded, and the nightmare started. The city's Jewish population had no chance of escaping and was faced with starvation, torture, sexual abuse and ultimately deportation. Outcry is the candid and moving account of a teenager who survived four Nazi camps: Dachau, Auschwitz, Vaihingen and Neckagerach. While being subjected to torture and degradation, he agonized over two haunting questions: "Why the Jews?" and "How can the world let this happen?" These questions remain hard to answer. Manny's brother Stanley had jumped off the cattle wagon on the way to the extermination camp where his mother and younger brother were to perish. Desperately lonely and hungry, Stanley stood outside the compound hoping to catch a glimpse of Manny and their father. Once he discovered that they were among the prisoners, he turned himself in. The days were marked by hunger, cold, hard labor, and fear. Knowing that other members of the family were in the same camp kept them alive. Since acknowledging each other would have meant death, they pretended to be complete strangers. Manny relates how he was served human flesh and was forced to shave the heads of female corpses and pull out their teeth. Cherishing a picture of his beloved mother in his wooden shoe, he miraculously survived the terror of the Polish and German concentration camps together with his father and brother.
©1990, 2015 Manny Steinberg (P)2015 Brainjuice, Inc
We hear all the time that fear is a mirage, a phantom that doesn't truly exist. We hear that fear isn't real. If fear isn't real, why are so many books written about it? Why do so many speakers talk about it so often? Why are we trying so hard to avoid it instead of resourcing that energy to steer our fear towards our greatness? Fear is a real emotion. Just like joy, sadness, anger, or surprise, fear is a physical reaction that comes from the body's response to a situation around us. If you think about it, fear and excitement feel very similar; anticipation, butterflies in your stomach, a heightened sense of alertness - all physical characteristics of these emotions. What makes one welcome and the other dreaded is how our brain interprets emotion. There is nothing more normal than feeling fear, and there is nothing wrong with fear. Too often, we let it drive us away from our greatness instead of viewing it as an indicator that what we are doing is important. Fear can make us run away from challenges instead of meeting them head on. Fear can stop us from pursuing our dreams. But here's the thing: Fear and progress can co-exist. We can be scared and be great anyway! Feel it. Expect it. Accept it. Run with it. Let's steer our fear, instead of allowing it to steer us. Get up, get out, and go get it! Brace yourself!
©2019 Kevin Bracy (P)2019 Kevin Bracy
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "The new manifesto for how we as queer people could and should navigate the world. It's the holding hand I never had - but wish I did." (Troye Sivan, Golden Globe-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor) "With the persistence of queerphobia all around the world, this book is absolutely necessary, even vital." (Édouard Louis, internationally best-selling author of History of Violence) "To Eli's credit, all of the rules are rooted in considerations of conscience and kindness and, if observed, will make a better world - as will this book." (Booklist starred review) "A must-read that highlights the importance of radical empathy, community building, and solidarity." (School Library Journal starred review) In The New Queer Conscience, LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli argues the urgent need for queer responsibility - that queers anywhere are responsible for queers everywhere. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, The New Queer Conscience, Voices4 Founder and LGBTQIA+ activist Adam Eli offers a candid and compassionate introduction to queer responsibility. Eli calls on his Jewish faith to underline how kindness and support within the queer community can lead to a stronger global consciousness. More importantly, he reassures us that we're not alone. In fact, we never were. Because if you mess with one queer, you mess with us all.
©2020 Adam Eli (P)2020 Listening Library
In Ginger Kid, popular comedian Steve Hofstetter grapples with life after seventh grade...when his world fell apart. Formatted as a series of personal essays, Steve walks his listeners through awkward early dating, family turbulence, and the revenge of the bullied nerds.
This YA nonfiction is sure to be the beloved next volume for the first generation of Wimpy Kid fans who are all grown up and ready for a new misfit hero.
©2018 Steve Hofstetter (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved
The inspiring autobiography from Gabrielle Douglas - the first African American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion - revealing her journey from the time she first entered a gym to her gold-medal-winning performances. In the 2012 London Olympics, US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas stole hearts and flew high as the all-around gold medal winner and the brightest star of the US gold-medal-winning womens gymnastics team. That same year, Gabrielle was also named the 2012 Sportswoman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. In this personal autobiography, Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Gabrielle tells her story of faith, perseverance, and determination. Walk with Gabby Douglas through her journey of faith and what her family overcame, from the time she first entered a gymnasium to her gold-medal-winning performances, demonstrating to listeners ages 13 and up that they can reach their dreams when they let themselves soar. Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith: Is the official autobiography of renowned US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas Chronicles Gabrielles journey from her first practice to becoming a 2012 gold-winning US gymnast Celebrates Gabrielle as the first African American gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions at the same Olympics. Is one of the most inspiring audiobooks on the market today for listeners ages 13 and up
©2013 Zondervan (P)2013 Zondervan
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "Wow! Leo's vulnerability and authenticity allowed me to experience his pain and triumph. A great testament to the positive power of skateboarding and the dangers of gender." (Elissa Steamer, skateboarding pioneer) "In Skate for Your Life, Leo Baker invites us on the intimate journey toward self-realization. Leo's deep passion for skateboarding is beautifully communicated while bringing to light the difficult reality of breaking the mold on a public stage. This book synthesizes what so many LGBTQIA people can relate to - the lifelong journey of seeking out spaces where we fit in, and when we don't find them, making new ones." (JD Samson, musician, producer, and songwriter) In this moving, personal story, professional skateboarder Leo Baker shares their journey within the sport and the importance of authenticity and allyship as a non-binary athlete. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. "Your authenticity is your superpower." That's the motto that professional skateboarder Leo Baker lives by and champions. But like any hero's journey, learning about their power didn't come easy. In this installment of the Pocket Change Collective, Baker takes the listener on a complicated, powerful journey through the world of skate and competitive sport as a non-binary athlete.
©2021 Leo Baker (P)2021 Listening Library
In the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate, and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation's status quo and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America and the world need to create a better tomorrow. Throughout the presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform and a vision for an America worth fighting for. This vision calls for an economic, environmental, health-care, and social justice revolution beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans - especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences of decisions made now. Inside this practical and inspiring guide to effecting change in today's world, you'll learn how to: Understand and navigate the current system of policy and government Work to change the system to reflect your values and to protect our society's most vulnerable Organize for the causes you care about most Plus you'll find resources for further listening and organizations to get involved with. With more than two decades of Washington, DC, insider knowledge and experience, Senator Sanders knows how to fight and change the system from within, a system desperately in need of reform in health care, immigration, taxes, higher education, climate change, and criminal justice. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Bernard Sanders (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
This inspiring memoir, now adapted for young adults, chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi's incredible and odds-defying fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria. Food was Kwame Onwuachi's first great love. He connected to cooking via his mother, in the family's modest Bronx apartment. From that spark, he launched his own catering company with $20,000 he made selling candy on the subway and trained in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country. He faced many challenges on the road to success, including breaking free of a dangerous downward spiral due to temptation and easy money and grappling with just how unwelcoming the world of fine dining can be for people of color. Born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana, Kwame Onwuachi's incredible story is one of survival and ingenuity in the face of adversity.
©2021 Kwame Onwuachi (P)2021 Listening Library
Chloe Lukasiak believes that things happen for a reason. She knows that life would be easier without disappointments, bullying, and medical issues - but sometimes it takes challenges to inspire you to achieve big things. From her status as fan favourite on the US hit reality television show Dance Moms to her current life as a social media star with millions of fans, Chloe has found that self-acceptance and kindness are the key to getting over the rough spots in life and realising your passions. This book, featuring inspirational quotes and Chloe's own poetry, offers exclusive insight into Chloe's world as well as a message that will inspire all readers to pursue their dreams and be true to their selves.
©2018 Chloe Lukasiak (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent a harrowing nine years of her life in 14 different foster homes. Her memoir, Three Little Words, captivated audiences everywhere and went on to become a New York Times best seller. Now Ashley reveals the nuances of life after foster care: college and its assorted hijinks, including meeting "the one". Marriage, which began with a beautiful wedding on a boat that was almost hijacked (literally) by some biological family members. Having kids - from fostering children and the heartbreak of watching them return to destructive environments, to the miraculous joy of blending biological and adopted offspring. Whether she's overcoming self-image issues, responding to calls asking for her to run for Senate, or dealing with continuing drama from her biological family, Ashley Rhodes-Courter never fails to impress or inspire with her authentic voice and uplifting message of hope.
©2015 Ashley Rhodes-Courter (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Take a look at what the future holds - and how women are making it better. In The Future of Science Is Female, author and award-winning journalist Zara Stone shares the fascinating, complicated stories of how a diverse group of powerful women got started - from the perspective of those still working it out as they go along. Take 22-year-old Dominique Barnes, a female hero of the oceans. She was worried about all the dolphins and whales killed during shrimp farming, so the marine biologist created a tasty, affordable plant-based shrimp alternative. And she's just one of the sheroes you will discover in The Future of Science Is Female. Real encouragement and inspiration for today's amazing girls. Forget the "ivory tower" of accomplishment. Learn about the drama, tears, and adventures everyday women heroes face as they race to fix everything the world has messed up. The Future of Science Is Female inspires future female founders of the world to turn their dreams into reality.
©2020 Zara Stone (P)2020 Tantor
It reads like fiction but it's true. The thrilling, true story of a teen girls struggle to survive in a world bent on destroying her. Run Rachel Run is a true story, not just based on a true story. Rachel Blum was 12 when the Nazis invaded her town. Over the next three years, she witnessed war, risked her life to smuggle food for her family, escaped liquidation, hid with a kind Polish couple whose son worked for the SS, was questioned if she was a Jew by an SS General, and engineered an incredibly dangerous scheme to overturn a moving trainload of 1,000 Nazi soldiers. Hers is not just an incredible, action-packed story, but represents a character arc that young women, young men, and adults of all types can draw inspiration from. She did not begin as a selfless, courageous young girl she came to be. Her strength and determination evolved through her experiences. Once you start Run Rachel Run, you wont be able to put it down. Once you finish, youll be shivering in awe at how invigoratingly heroic the story of Rachel Blum is. Excerpt July, 1944. Ivan Roluk couldnt believe he was listening to a 15-year-old girl and putting his life and the life of his family in her hands! But she was right. Driving trains for the Nazis for three years now, he knew exactly who the Germans were. He knew that there were once more than 20,000 Jews in the girls home town of Ludmir, and now there was only one. The courageous young girl, Rachel. Rachel, who had just convinced him to risk his life as well as the life of his wife and son. There was a risk either way, of course. The war was coming to an end and who knew what the Germans would do to them once they didnt need his services any longer. It was a risk to do it, but a risk not to do it. He looked behind him. The 20 train cars filled with over 1,000 wounded Nazi soldiers snaked behind his engine-car like a meandering river. In the caboose at the tail of the train was his wife, his son and the little Jewish girl. Suddenly, he heard a slam. What was that? It sounded like the door connecting the engine-car to the first car, which was occupied by high-ranking Nazi officers. Was one of them coming up front? The moment of truth had arrived. He thrust the throttle full ahead. The train jerked forward. He looked out the window. There, up ahead, was the bend! Had he waited too long? There was no more time to think. There was no more time for fear. It truly was now or never. He leaned out the open side door...
©2017 Jeffrey Astor (P)2019 Jeffrey Astor
A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir. The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages 14 to 17 have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls. In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul's School, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire, when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Chessy bravely reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. Then, in the face of unexpected backlash from her once-trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice. This memoir is more than an account of a horrific event. It takes a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than perpetrators. Chessy's story offers real, powerful solutions to upend rape culture as we know it today. Prepare to be inspired by this remarkable young woman and her story of survival, advocacy, and hope in the face of unspeakable trauma. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Chessy Prout (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Five refugees recount their courageous journeys to America - and the unimaginable struggles that led them to flee their homelands - in a powerful work from the author of Beyond Magenta and We Are Here to Stay. "From 1984, when I was born, until July 16, 2017, when I arrived in the United States, I never lived in a place where there was no war." --Fraidoon An Iraqi woman who survived capture by ISIS. A Sudanese teen growing up in civil war and famine. An Afghan interpreter for the U.S. Army living under threat of a fatwa. They are among the five refugees who share their stories in award-winning author and photographer Susan Kuklin's latest masterfully crafted narrative. The five, originally from Afghanistan, Myanmar, South Sudan, Iraq, and Burundi, give gripping first-person testimonies about what it is like to flee war, face violent threats, grow up in a refugee camp, be sold into slavery, and resettle in America. This work is essential listening for understanding the devastating impact of war and persecution - and the power of resilience, optimism, and the will to survive. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Susan Kuklin, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardments, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and negative peer pressure, just to name a few. And like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures. In The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make, Sean Covey gives teens the strong advice they need to make informed and wise decisions. Using real stories from teens around the world, Sean shows how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex issues, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. This innovative audiobook will help teens not only survive, but thrive during their teen years and beyond. The six key decisions are: School: What you going to do about your education? Friends: What types of friends will you choose, and what kind of friend will you be? Parents: Are you going to get along with your parents? Dating and Sex: Who will you date, and what will you do about sex? Addictions: What will you do about the addictive stuff? Self-Worth: Do you like yourself?Although the audio is directed to teens, The 6 Most Important Decisions will give parents helpful insight on how to boost their kids' confidence, allowing them to become happier and more productive individuals.
©2006 FranklinCovey. All rights reserved. (P)2006 FranklinCovey. All rights reserved.
"[An] excellent exercise in narrative nonfiction." (Booklist, starred review) From New York Times best-selling author Andrew Maraniss comes the remarkable true story of Glenn Burke, a "hidden figure" in the history of sports: the inventor of the high five and the first openly gay MLB player. Perfect for fans of Steve Sheinkin and Daniel James Brown. On October 2nd, 1977, Glenn Burke, outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers, made history without even swinging a bat. When his teammate Dusty Baker hit a historic home run, Glenn enthusiastically congratulated him with the first ever high five. But Glenn also made history in another way - he was the first openly gay MLB player. While he did not come out publicly until after his playing days were over, Glenn's sexuality was known to his teammates, family, and friends. His MLB career would be cut short after only three years, but his legacy and impact on the athletic and LGBTQIA+ community would resonate for years to come. New York Times best-selling author Andrew Maraniss tells the story of Glenn Burke: from his childhood growing up in Oakland, his journey to the MLB and the World Series, the joy in discovering who he really was, to more difficult times: facing injury, addiction, and the AIDS epidemic. Thoroughly researched and packed with never-before-seen details about Glenn's life, Singled Out is the fascinating story of a trailblazer in sports - and the history and culture that shaped the world around him.
©2021 Andrew Maraniss (P)2021 Listening Library
Teen dance prodigy, breakout Dance Moms star, and judge on So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation presents her uplifting coming-of-age memoir about following her dreams and working hard to achieve success in both the dance world and in life. Maddie Ziegler had hoped to become a star - she just didn't know how soon that day would come. At just eight years old, she was cast on Lifetime's hit reality show Dance Moms and quickly won the hearts of fans everywhere with her natural talent and determination. Soon she was catching eyes all over - including those of pop superstar Sia, who handpicked her to star in the incredibly popular music video "Chandelier". The rest, as they say, was history. In this inspirational memoir, Maddie explains the hard work she puts into her rise to stardom and how she keeps her balance along the way - starring in music videos, going on tour, and becoming an actress in The Book of Henry with Naomi Watts and Jacob Tremblay. She also answers her fans' burning questions with wise advice she's learned on her journey. With honesty, charm, and humor, Maddie offers her unique perspective on making her way in the world as a young teenager, reflecting on the lessons she's learned - and preparing for the exciting road ahead. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2017 Maddie Ziegler. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.
In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the truth of a harrowing childhood in a compelling and moving memoir in verse. Growing up with a mother suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and a mostly absent father, Nikki Grimes found herself terrorized by babysitters, shunted from foster family to foster family, and preyed upon by those she trusted. At the age of six, she poured her pain onto a piece of paper late one night - and discovered the magic and impact of writing. For many years, Nikki's notebooks were her most enduing companions. In this accessible and inspiring memoir that will resonate with young listeners and adults alike, Nikki shows how the power of those words helped her conquer the hazards - ordinary and extraordinary - of her life.
©2019 Nikki Grimes (P)2019 Recorded Books
Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines the voices of Renée Watson, Julie Murphy, Jes Baker, Samantha Irby, Bruce Sturgell, and more in a relatable and gift-worthy guide about body image and fat acceptance. This dazzling collection of poetry, essays, and fashion tips is meant for people of all sizes who desire to be seen and heard in a culture consumed by a narrow definition of beauty. By combining the talents of renowned fat YA and middle-grade authors, as well as fat influencers and creators, The (Other) F Word offers teen listeners and activists of all ages a tool for navigating our world with confidence and courage. Full list of author includes: Angie Manfredi, Alex Gino ,Jana Schmieding, Lily Anderson, Renée Watson Mason Deaver, S. Qiouyi Lu, Sarah Hollowell, David Bowles, Jonathan P. Higgins, Virgie Tovar, P. S. Kaguya, Hillary Monahan, Miguel M. Morales Julie Murphy, Isabel Quintero, Bruce Sturgell, Saucyé West, Corissa Enneking, Jess Walton, Ady Del Valle, Evette Dionne, Jes Baker, Laina Spencer, Adrianne Russell, Amy Spalding
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Iqbal Masih, ceduto dalla sua famiglia di contadini ridotti in miseria, in cambio del prestito di 26 dollari, costretto a lavorare in una tessitura di tappeti dall'alba al tramonto, incatenato al telaio, in condizioni disumane, come milioni di altri bambini nei paesi più poveri del mondo, troverà la forza di ribellarsi, di far arrestare il suo padrone, di denunciare la "mafia dei tappeti", contribuendo alla liberazione di centinaia di altri piccoli schiavi.
©2001 Edizioni EL, San Dorligo della Valle, Trieste (P)2020 Emons Italia S.r.l.
The man who would be king is a story about a king who is not a king, yet a still made a king by those who needed a king, not knowing the man they made king would have been a king in another time and another place. It all started in a mid-sized, Midwest, slow metropolitan city known for its many different cultural festivals and events. As a child growing up in a place that seemed all inclusive from the outside and in public view for the world to see, while truly living a totally different life within the small community at large.
©2020 Stewart Worthen/S. L. Worthen A. S. (P)2021 Stewart Worthen/S. L. Worthen A. S.
Want to write a novel? This book is the motivation you need! Part writing guide and part memoir, this inspiring audiobook from the author of Flipped and The Running Dream is like Bird by Bird for YA readers and writers. Wendelin Van Draanen didn't grow up wanting to be a writer, but 30 books later, she's convinced that writing saved her life. Or, at least, saved her from a life of bitterness and despair. Writing helped her sort out what she thought and felt and wanted. And digging deep into fictional characters helped her understand the real people in her life better as well. Wendelin shares what she's learned - about writing, life, and what it takes to live the writing life. This audiobook is packed with practical advice on the craft: about how to create characters and plot a story that's exciting to read. But maybe even more helpful is the insight she provides into the persistence, and perseverance, it takes to live a productive, creative life. And she answers the age-old question Where do you get your ideas? by revealing how events in her own life became the seeds of her best-loved novels. Hope in the Mail is a wildly inspirational listen for anyone with a story to share.
©2020 Wendelin Van Draanen (P)2020 Listening Library
Jack wouldn't give up. After a dear family friend died of pancreatic cancer, Jack Andraka decided to create a better method of early detection. It took 200 letters before Jack found lab space to pursue his idea and months of work to make it a reality, but in the end he did it. Jack's early-detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancers has the potential to be more than 400 times more effective than the medical standard and costs only three cents. Jack was 15 at the time. Jack's story is not just one of dizzying international success; it is a story of overcoming depression and homophobic bullying and finding the resilience to persevere and come out. His account inspires young people, who he argues are the most innovative, to fight for the right to be taken seriously and to pursue their own dreams. With hands-on science experiments included, Jack's memoir empowers his generation with the knowledge that we can each change the world if we only have the courage to try.
©2015 Jack Andraka (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
Pocket Change Collective was born out of a need for space. Space to think. Space to connect. Space to be yourself. And this is your invitation to join us. "It won't take you long to read this book, but it will linger in your heart and head for quite a while, and perhaps inspire you to join in the creative, blossoming movement to make this world work." (Bill McKibben, environmentalist, New York Times best-selling author of The End of Nature, journalist, and founder of 350.org) "An inspiring story that will change the way all of us think about the climate crisis - and how we can solve it." (Van Jones, New York Times best-selling author of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream, and co-founder of Dream Corps) "A hopeful, well-argued book on climate change written in a refreshing new voice." (Kirkus Reviews starred review) "Martinez presents a meaningful, heartfelt call to action with content that reflects current issues. Additionally, the book's short length will appeal to reluctant readers. An essential purchase for any high school or public library." (School Library Journal starred review) In this personal, moving essay, environmental activist and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses his art and his activism to show that climate change is a human issue that can't be ignored. Pocket Change Collective is a series of small books with big ideas from today's leading activists and artists. In this installment, Earth Guardians Youth Director and hip-hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez shows us how his music feeds his environmental activism and vice versa. Martinez visualizes a future that allows us to direct our anger, fear, and passion toward creating change. Because, at the end of the day, we all have a part to play.
©2020 Xiuhtezcatl Martinez (P)2020 Listening Library
For fans of Grace Helbig and Alexa Chung comes a fresh, hilarious guide to growing up your way from social media influencer and lifestyle vlogger Arden Rose. In Almost Adulting - perfect for budding adults, failing adults, and eaters of microwave mug brownies - Arden tells you how to survive your future adulthood. Topics include: Making Internet friends who are cool and not murderers Flirting with someone in a way to make them think you are cool and not a murderer Being in an actual relationship where you talk about your feelings in a healthy manner??? To the other person??????? Eating enough protein Assembling a somewhat acceptable adult wardrobe when you have zero dollars Going on adventures without starting to smell How sex is supposed to feel, but, like, actually though By the end of the book, you'll have learned not only how to dress yourself, how to travel alone, how to talk to strangers online, and how to date strangers (in PERSON!) but also how to pass as a real, functioning, appropriately socialized adult.
©2017 Arden Ricks (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
A collection of the journals, fiction, and letters of the late Esther Grace Earl, who passed away in 2010 at the age of 16. Essays by family and friends will help to tell Esthers story along with an introduction by award-winning author John Green who dedicated his #1 bestselling novel The Fault in Our Stars to her.
©2014 Lori and Wayne Earl (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with Dutton Childrens Books, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
When youve no money and down on your luck.... Business transformation is a very difficult thing to start, let alone finish. This is an amazing and mainly true story (except for Athena) of how a small business, with a defunct business model and in severe financial difficulty, fought to overcome insurmountable odds and huge obstacles. Not just surviving, transforming. From a small network of reactive failing retail stores, into a cutting edge marking leading proactive business to business organization, which has disrupted the industry. What youll listen to will shock you, amaze you, and delight you. Hopefully, youll learn some stuff along the way too. ....buckle up and enjoy the ride.
©2020 Darren Turner (P)2020 Darren Turner
Finding Edith: Surviving the Holocaust in Plain Sight is the coming-of-age story of a young Jewish girl chased in Europe during World War II. Like a great adventure story, the book describes the childhood and adolescence of a Viennese girl growing up against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the rise of Nazism, World War II, and the religious persecution of Jews throughout Europe. Edith was hunted in Western Europe and Vichy France, where she was hidden in plain sight, constantly afraid of discovery and denunciation. Forced to keep every thought to herself, Edith developed an intense inner life. After spending years running and eventually hiding alone, she was smuggled into Switzerland. Deprived of schooling, Edith worked at various jobs until the end of the war when she was able to rejoin her mother, who had managed to survive in France. After the war, the truth about the death camps and the mass murder on an industrial scale became fully known. Edith faced the trauma of Germanys depravity, the murder of her father and older brother in Auschwitz, her mothers irrational behavior, and the extreme poverty of the postwar years. She had to make a living but also desperately wanted to catch up on her education. What followed were seven years of struggle, intense study, and hard work until finally, against considerable odds, Edith earned the Baccalauréat in 1949 and the Licence ès Lettres from the University of Toulouse in 1952 before coming to the United States. In America, Edith started at the bottom like all immigrants and eventually became a professor and later a financial adviser and broker. Since her retirement, Edith dedicates her time to publicly speaking about her experiences and the lessons from her life.
©2019 Purdue University Press (P)2020 Edith Mayer Cord
Laura Dekker var kun 14 år, da hun stævnede ud i sin båd for at sejle jorden rundt. Alene!Efter 518 dage nåede hun som 16-årig sit mål. Hun havde på egen hånd sejlet hele kloden rundt - som den yngste nogensinde. Dette er historien om hendes utrolige eventyr. Om mod, viljestyrke, venskaber, Stillehavsøer, verdenshave, frihed, storme og ensomhed. Og om en retssag, der var ved at bremse det hele."Alene jorden rundt" er historien om en meget usædvanlige pige, som kan inspirere alle til at kæmpe for ting, de drømmer om - også selvom der er masser af modstand. Line Friis Frederiksen er uddannet biolog og har været vært på flere programmer på DR, TV2 og Discovery Channel - blandt andet "Fra Kyst til Kyst" på DR1. Line Friis Frederiksen er desuden bjergbestiger, dykker og isklatrer og medlem af Kvindelige Eventyreres Klub.
©2018 Lindhardt og Ringhof (P)2018 Lindhardt og Ringhof
Part biography, part business how-to, and fully empowering, this audiobook is the perfect gift for future entrepreneurs...because you're never too young to dream big! With colorful portraits, fun interviews, and DIY tips, Girls Who Run the World features the success stories of 31 leading ladies today of companies like Rent the Runway, PopSugar, and SoulCycle. Girls run biotech companies. Girls run online fashion sites. Girls run environmental enterprises. They are creative. They are inventive. They mean business. Girls run the world. This collection gives girls of all ages the tools they need to follow their passions, turn ideas into reality, and break barriers in the business world. Jenn Hyman, Rent the Runway Sara Blakely, Spanx Emma Mcilroy, Wildfang Katrina Lake, Stitch Fix Natasha Case, Coolhaus Diane Campbell, The Candy Store Kara Goldin, Hint Water Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe Rachel Haurwitz, Caribou Bioscience Nina Tandon, EpiBone Jessica Matthews, Uncharted Power Jane Chen, Embrace Emily Núñez Cavness, Sword & Plough Hannah Lavon, Pals Leslie Blodgett, Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox Emily Weiss, Glossier Christina Stembel, Farmgirl Flowers Mariam Naficy, Minted Maci Peterson, On Second Thought Stephanie Lampkin, Blendoor Sarah Leary, Nextdoor Amber Venz, RewardStyle Lisa Sugar, PopSugar Beatriz Acevedo, MiTu network Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler, SoulCycle Suzy Batiz, Poo-Pourri Tina Sharkey, Brandless Jesse Genet, Lumi Tracy Young, Plan Grid This audiobook edition includes a PDF of glossary terms, a business plan template, and examples of cash-flow statements. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2019 Diana Kapp (P)2019 Listening Library
In It's Your Universe, Ashley Eckstein shares her own life lessons, as well as lessons from iconic Disney characters, as a way to inspire girls to create big dreams and work to make them a reality. Ashley Eckstein grew up inspired by all things Disney. She launched Her Universe, an apparel company catering to fan girls, which has become a preferred partner for Disney and their girl-power initiative. In It's Your Universe, Ashley tells her story of being a little girl dreaming of being on a Disney stage, voicing the first female Jedi, Ahsoka Tano, and starting Her Universe, a blockbuster clothing line and community for fan girls. With prompts for personal reflection and quotes from iconic Disney characters, Ashley shows how princesses, Jedis, and superheroes were great role models for choosing her own path.
©2018 Ashley Eckstein (P)2018 Listening Library
August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which prohibited states and the US government from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex. This book reveals how the 70-year-long fight for women's suffrage was hard-won by leaders such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Alice Paul, Carrie Chapman Catt, and others. It demonstrates how their success led to the civil rights and feminist movements of the mid- and late-20th century, as well as today's #MeToo, #YesAllWomen, and Black Lives Matter movements. In the face of voter ID laws, voter purges, gerrymandering, and other restrictions, Americans continue to fight for equality in voting rights.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Writing from the perspective of a friend, Frederick Joseph offers candid reflections on his own experiences with racism and conversations with prominent artists and activists about theirs - creating an essential listen for white people who are committed anti-racists and those newly come to the cause of racial justice. We dont see color. I didnt know Black people liked Star Wars! What hood are you from? For Frederick Joseph, life as a transfer student in a largely white high school was full of wince-worthy moments that he often simply let go. As he grew older, however, he saw these as missed opportunities not only to stand up for himself, but to spread awareness to those white people who didnt see the negative impact they were having. Speaking directly to the listener, The Black Friend calls up race-related anecdotes from the authors past, weaving in his thoughts on why they were hurtful and how he might handle things differently now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and 11 others. Touching on everything from cultural appropriation to power dynamics, reverse racism to white privilege, microaggressions to the tragic results of overt racism, this book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former token Black kid who now presents himself as the friend many listeners need. Includes an encyclopedia of racism, providing details on relevant historical events, terminology, and more. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 by Frederick Joseph, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
Forget coding. Help your children learn how to think first! Packed with practical illustrations and simple language to inspire learning! Mental Models for Kids is the first book in this series created to help train the young mind, equip it with dynamic tools, and remove any blind spots. In a world that is driven more and more by narrative and less by fact, mental models are, perhaps, the only mechanism effectively separating the signal from all the noise. Help your children effectively traverse the maze of life by introducing them to mental models. In short, give them a superpower! Allow them to stand on the shoulders of world-class thinkers and entrepreneurs by accessing the best tools from their tool kit. Prepare them for a shining future by improving their decision making skills. Here's what the smartest people have to say about mental models: "Just 80 or 90 important mental models will carry about 90 percent of the freight in making you a worldly wise person. And, of those, only a mere handful really carry very heavy freight." (Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway) "Like a pane of glass framing and subtly distorting our vision, mental models determine what we see." (Peter Senge, scientist at MIT Sloan School of Management) Buy the audiobook today.
©2020 Niraj Bedekar (P)2020 Niraj Bedekar
Do you like a good mystery? Do you like sports and a good success story? Do you want the world to be your classroom? Why are our students falling behind in their academics and life skills needed to become successful? In the student workbook for Dan Blanchards best-selling book A Sprint to the Top: Student Workbook, students will learn the secrets of success that many dont know - the very things that are holding many back in life. A Sprint to the Top: Student Workbook will give educators and students a chance to obtain mastery much easier through: Thought-provoking and discussion-enhancing quotes Discussion and thought-improving vocabulary Multi-level questions Deep introspection and reflection through looking within Enrichment, ESL, special education, social skills, and character-building strategies
©2020 Dan Blanchard (P)2020 Dan Blanchard
PERIOD founder and Harvard College student Nadya Okamoto offers a manifesto on menstruation and why we can no longer silence those who bleed - and how to engage in youth activism. Throughout history, periods have been hidden from the public. Theyre taboo. Theyre embarrassing. Theyre gross. And due to a crumbling or nonexistent national sex ed program, they are misunderstood. Because of these stigmas, a status quo has been established to exclude people who menstruate from the seat at the decision-making table, creating discriminations like the tampon tax, medicines that favor male biology, and more. Period Power aims to explain what menstruation is, shed light on the stigmas and resulting biases, and create a strategy to end the silence and prompt conversation about periods.
©2018 Nadya Okamoto (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Do you find studies boring because you forget things quickly? Do you feel your grades does not reflect your strength? During our learning phase of life, we come across a lot of information. We retain some, and the rest goes out of the window, as we never knew about it. Learning needs to be a meaningful experience to be effective. There is no shortage of information with the advent of the internet. I find it strange that our education system focusses basically on what we need to learn and not how to learn. We need to equip our future generation with learning tools (how to learn), and then, learning will be easy and enjoyable. Students need guidance from their teachers, and they can learn a lot by themselves. This self-help book aims to help students in secondary and tertiary level. It highlights essential components of learning that students can use to their advantage to make it self-directed, self-organized, and self-motivated. Buy now to learn how to learn.
©2020 Newbee Publication (P)2021 Newbee Publication
This is short book based on quality of information that requires full attention and time to understand. It can be used as a good book to teach young people at the start of their journeys. That is why quality has been chosen over quantity. Each person walks in life questioning the things we feel and see, but many ignore what these things mean and how they affect the physical and mental beings of ourselves. Each walk of life tosses and turns and understanding the reasons behind this are important so that one can grasp the tasks ahead. Listen on for insight on some of the things that are heard and seen, after all, each person is invited to know, but most ignore precious time. This book is helpful to understand certain spiritual aspects of life which revolve around us. This book is suitable for people at the age of 13+ and is mostly aimed at adults of all ages, young or old."
©2021 Shamus Zia (P)2021 Shamus Zia
Hot on the heels of the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter competition hosted by Virgin Radio this month, Bonnier Books UK is publishing a collection of 100 inspiring, moving and poignant short stories submitted by children from across the country. Almost 6,000 children, aged between 5 and 13, submitted stories expressing their personal experiences, tales of empathy, learning and respect, building on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter. Originally devised by Chris Evans, the 500 Words competition has a rich 10-year heritage, giving children of all ethnicities and backgrounds a platform to express their imaginations and creativity through storytelling. The illustrious judging panel, chaired by Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood, reviewed thousands of submissions from which they have shortlisted eight finalists and a selected a further 92 stories to be included in this important and timely collection. All royalties from the sale of this book will be matched by the publisher and donated to children's charities dedicated to ensuring young people of all backgrounds are given the best opportunities in life.
©2020 Various (P)2020 Bonnier Books UK
From eight-time best-selling author Jon Gordon comes a spiritual fable about the power of faith, hope, and love. Meet Jay and Kay. Theyre twins, and like many teenagers their age, theyre dealing with stress and anxiety. One day, on their way to school, they have a nice conversation with their old family friend and youth soccer coach Mr. Erwin, who shows them a special garden he created in his backyard. The garden serves as both a place and a metaphor for Mr. Erwin to share a powerful paradigm and practical strategies to help the twins overcome their fear, stress, and anxiety. The Garden is an enlightening and encouraging spiritual fable that reveals the 5 "D"s that can sabotage us and a proven plan to help us overcome and win the battle in our mind. Rooted in Jon Gordons faith tradition, this fable is a different kind of book than his previous business fables. However, in his familiar trademark style, he takes a complex subject and simplifies it to help people take action and improve their lives. Everyone will struggle with fear, anxiety, or stress at some point in their lives, and everyone will have to overcome these challenges to create the life they were meant to live. Given that there are many contributing factors that influence how we think and feel, Jon wrote this book to share how the power of love, encouragement, truth, faith, and belief can be part of the solution. Having worked with countless leaders, companies, sports teams, professional athletes, and high school students, Jon Gordon infuses this life-changing story with thought-provoking ideas, practical strategies, and a framework to overcome fear with faith. Whether you are dealing with fear, stress, and anxiety yourself, have a family member who struggles, or are a mental health expert who works with clients, if any of the ideas in this book can be useful to you or the people you love and care about, then its worth a walk through The Garden with Jay, Kay, and Mr. Erwin to discover ways to persevere through life with the power of faith, hope, and love.
©2020 Jon Gordon (P)2020 Jon Gordon
In this powerful book, a pediatrician specializing in teen and adolescent medicine offers a breakthrough mindfulness program to help you deal with stress in healthy ways, improve communication, and reduce conflicts with family and friends. Being a teen is stressful! Whether its school, friends, or dating, the teen years are full of difficult changes - both mentally and physically. If you're like many teens, you may have difficulty dealing with stress in effective ways. You arent alone, and there are things you can do to stay calm, no matter how stressful life becomes. All you need to do is stop, breathe, and be mindful and aware in the present moment. The Mindful Teen offers a unique program based in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to help you deal with stress. The simple, practical, and easy-to-remember tips in this book can be used every day to help you handle any difficult situation more effectivelywhether its taking a test at school, having a disagreement with your parents, or a problem you are having with friends. If youre ready to uncover your own inner strength and resilience through mindful awareness and take charge of your life, this book will show you how.
©2015 Dzung X. Vo (P)2018 Instant Help
From Greek mythology to Adolf Hitler: Teacher and life coach H.S. Daniels shares valuable lessons for life using short stories. In this book, you will learn: How much of your paycheck should you save? How do you decide who to vote for? What do you do when you get depressed and want to give up? And so much more! H.S. Daniels uses vivid story illustrations and discussion points that answer these important questions in this interactive, journal-based book. The journey is the perfect gift for your soon-to-be or recent graduate!
©2021 H.S. Daniels (P)2021 H.S. Daniels
So What's the Big Secret? And what can it do for you? Well, if you've ever had a dream, a secret ambition, a passionate desire or goal, but had no idea how to make it real, then The Secret to Teen Power audiobook is for you. The Secret has already shown millions of people all over the world how to change their lives and make their dreams come true. And you can do it too. The Secret gives you the power to be, do, or have anything you choose. We're talking wealth, success, great relationships, better health, and self-esteem...anything your heart desires. It's all totally achievable. And all you need to do is discover this Secret.
©2009 Paul Harrington (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar el audiolibro Los 7 Hábitos de los Adolescentes Altamente Efectivos de Sean Covey. En este audiolibro Covey llega a la vida y al mundo de la adolescencia en una forma dinámica y divertida, guiando a los jóvenes a la mejor manera sobre cómo manejar los diferentes escenarios y circunstancias que se le puedan presentar e instruirlos a que asuman la mejor de las actitudes al momento de tomar alguna decisión o de relacionarse con el resto de las personas que lo rodean. Una de las etapas más difíciles por la que pasan en el transcurso de sus vidas los seres humanos es la adolescencia. Es una época en donde los individuos transitan por momentos y situaciones marcadas por las decisiones que asumen, toman y que tarde o temprano pueden traerle consecuencias que los afectaran por siempre tanto en sus propios ciclos vitales como en el de las demás personas de su círculo personal. Los 7 Hábitos de los Adolescentes Altamente Efectivos es una obra que debe ser escuchada no solo por los adolescentes también por sus padres, abuelos, hermanos, y demás familiares pues será de gran provecho para toda la familia. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©1950 C.S. Lewis; © Copyright 1950 C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd (P)2008 FonoLibro Inc.
Bestseller mondial pour les adolescents avec plus de cinq millions d'exemplaires vendus à travers le monde ! Le passage de l'enfance à l'adolescence est une étape compliquée pour les ados ainsi que pour leurs parents surtout parce qu'on ne sait jamais à l'avance comment les choses se dérouleront. Imaginez que vous ayez un plan, un guide étape par étape pour vous aider à vous rendre d'où vous êtes maintenant, à l'endroit où vous voulez être dans l'avenir. Il vous manque des outils pour y arriver ? Ce livre audio est exactement ce dont vous avez besoin. Pendant l'écoute, vous apprendrez: Quelles habitudes sont essentielles à la réussite scolaire, au travail et dans la vie en général ; Comment résister à la pression des pairs ; Comment développer des relations basées sur la confiance et l'ouverture d'esprit avec ses parents ; Comment affronter les défis de la vie ; Comment dire stop à la frustration. Et plus encore ! Rempli d'idées intelligentes, de grandes citations et d'histoires incroyables sur de vrais adolescents en provenance de partout à travers le monde, ce livre deviendra indispensable pour les adolescents, ainsi que pour les parents, les professeurs, les conseillers ou toute personne adulte qui travaille avec les adolescents. Lorsque vous achetez ce titre, le fichier PDF qui l'accompagne sera disponible dans votre confirmation d'achat envoyée par mail ainsi que dans votre bibliothèque, depuis votre ordinateur.
©1998 / 2014 Titre original : "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The Ultimate Teenage Success Guide". Franklin Covey Co. / Translation Mango Media (P)2020 ABP Editions
A little book for big feelings. Informative and accessible, The Book of Knowing is a friendly, therapeutic guide for teens to understand and control their feelings. In 2015, clinical psychologist Gwendoline Smith began a Tumblr blog under the pseudonym Dr. Know. Her Gen Z-friendly approach to CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) resonated, and the idea for this book was born. With lively art, tangible advice, and immersive activities, this book is a handy guide for dealing with big feelings that provides humor, kindness, and manageable strategies for issues that can sometimes feel out of our control. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2020 Gwendoline Smith (P)2020 Andrews McMeel Publishing
This audiobook presents an all-star collection of essays about activism and hope, edited by best-selling YA author Maureen Johnson. Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. They're ready to stand up and be heard - but with much to shout about, where they do they begin? What can I do? How can I help? How I Resist is the response, and a way to start the conversation. To show listeners that they are not helpless, and that anyone can be the change. A collection of essays, songs, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features an all-star group of contributors, including John Paul Brammer, Libba Bray, Lauren Duca, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Alex Gino, Hebh Jamal, Malinda Lo, Dylan Marron, Hamilton star Javier Muñoz, Rosie O'Donnell, Junauda Petrus, Jodi Picoult, Jason Reynolds, Karuna Riazi, Maya Rupert, Dana Schwartz, Dan Sinker, Ali Stroker, Jonny Sun (a.k.a. @jonnysun), Sabaa Tahir, Shaina Taub, Daniel Watts, Jennifer Weiner, Jacqueline Woodson, and more, all edited and compiled by New York Times best-selling author Maureen Johnson. In How I Resist, listeners will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to listeners of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance. How I Resist is the kind of audiobook people will be discussing for years to come. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Maureen Johnson (P)2018 Macmillan Audio
Teenageårene opleves af mange som svære og indimellem stressende. Det kan være eksaminerne, venskaberne, kropsforandringerne, mobning, angst og alt mulig andet - eller lidt af det hele. I denne bog rækker forfatteren Nicola Morgan en hjælpende hånd ud til alle, der gerne vil vide lidt mere om, hvad der foregår og at man ikke er alene. Bogen er smækfyldt med gode råd og viser, at der er hjælp at hente, hvad enten man tumler med store eller små bekymringer.
©2020 Gyldendal (P)2020 Gyldendal
Do you want to feel more connected to a purpose or experience life with more meaning? Do you feel as though something is missing and desire an improved quality of life? How do we organize ourselves, our work, and our lives to better cultivate what people need to survive and thrive each day? The goal of The Flow Life Funnel is to lead you to doing more of what you love, so that you can grow in your spiritual purpose through activities that excite you. Wouldnt it be awesome to evolve your soul through activities or work that brought you more joy? Life can teach us lessons in many ways, and we might as well be doing something we enjoy while we are evolving. But how do we find out what is the best match for our soul's purpose? That is where The Flow Life Funnel comes into play. You can wake up everyday doing something that lights you up, that solves problems in a loving wholehearted way, or adds value to the world and to you...and hopefully all four! Life is meant to be lived in flow. The Flow Life Funnel is a guide, a roadmap, to design a life in alignment with who you have always been and who you deeply desire to become. You can wake up everyday in love with what you are creating and who you are creating it with. Generating a meaningful life is possible when combining the eight layers of the Flow Life Funnel, so you can move courageously toward your deepest heart's desires. About the Author: Eva Payne is a life strategist and coach. She is a mother to six children and the founder and director of a summer camp for youth impacted by HIV/AIDS and other health challenges. She co-hosts the popular self-help podcast SET 2 LOVE and holds a masters in leadership and management.
©2020 Eva Payne (P)2020 Eva Payne
Tens of millions of Americans owe a combined $1.5 trillion in debt for student loans. Much of this staggering expense has been unnecessary. Attending college is more of a tradition - a cultural rite of passage - than a necessary step toward a successful career, thus not justifying its steep cost. As countless entrepreneurs and creative hustlers have shown, there is a path to success outside institutions of so-called higher learning. Allow us to show you the way. Filled with practical advice and action steps for teenagers and young adults, Skip College is a must-listen for those looking to launch their career.
©2019 Connor Boyack (P)2019 Connor Boyack
Are you tired of constantly struggling to keep up with everyone else? Does fear or self-doubt prevent you from enjoying your life? If you want to stop feeling overwhelmed by your stress, anxiety, or fear, I can help. With over 18 years of experience helping teens, I can teach you how to conquer the fear and self-doubt thats holding you back. In this book, youll discover how to: Take control of your thoughts and feelings Feel comfortable in your own skin Create solutions and solve your problems Develop a positive and resilient mindset Go after what you want with courage and confidence Filled with real-life examples and step-by-step instructions, this book can help you confidently go after what you want. A Nautilus Book Awards Gold Medal Winner for Best Young-Adult Nonfiction of 2017
©2017 Jacqui Letran (P)2019 Jacqui Letran
Inspired by Abbie Hoffman's radical classic, Steal This Book, author Alexandra Styron's stirring call for resistance and citizen activism will be clearly heard by young people who don't accept "it is what it is", who want to make sure everybody gets an equal piece of the American pie, and who know that the future of the planet is now. Styron's irreverent and informative primer on how to make a difference is organized into three sections: The Why, The What, and The How. The book opens with a personal essay and a historic look at civil disobedience and teenage activism in America. That's followed by a deep dive into several key issues: climate change, racial justice, women's rights, LGBTQIA rights, immigration, religious understanding, and intersectionality. Each chapter includes a summary of key questions, interviews with movers and shakers - from celebrities to youth activists - and spotlights on progressive organizations. The book's final section is packed with how-to advice on ways to engage, from group activities such as organizing, marching, rallying, and petitioning to individual actions like voting with your wallet, volunteering, talking with relatives with different viewpoints, and using social activism to get out a progressive message.
©2018 Alexandra Styron (P)2018 Tantor
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem's talented writers. gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and nonbinary people of colour. In this thought-provoking and moving collection of 14 essays, gal-dem's writers use raw material from their teenage years - diaries, poems and chat histories - to explore growing up. gal-dem has been described by the Guardian as 'the agents of change we need' and these essays tackle important subjects including race, gender, mental health and activism, making this essential listening for any young person. Cover © 2019 Walker Books Ltd. Reproduced by permission of Walker Books Ltd, London SE11 5HJ
©2019 gal-dem (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
An activism handbook for teen girls ready to fight for change, social justice, and equality Take on the world and make some serious change with this handbook to everything activism, social justice, and resistance. With in-depth guides to everything from picking a cause, planning a protest, and raising money to running dispute-free meetings, promoting awareness on social media, and being an effective ally, Girls Resist! will tell you how to go from "mad as heck about the way the world is going" to "effective leader who gets stuff done". Veteran feminist organizer KaeLyn Rich shares tons of expertise that'll inspire you as much as it teaches you the ropes plus interviews with fellow teen girl activists demonstrate how they stood up for change in their communities. Grab this handbook to crush inequality, start a revolution, and resist! PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2018 KaeLyn Rich (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Una delle insidie più pericolose e sottovalutate della nostra epoca, in cui le nuove tecnologie digitali funzionano come un rallentatore cognitivo ed emotivo che rende tutto apparentemente fattibile e fruibile senza sforzo, è il progressivo deperimento - se non addirittura l'estinguersi - della passione, quella sfida lanciata al mondo e a se stessi per continuare a migliorarsi, a sperare, a sognare. Ma poiché, senza passione, non c'è una vita vera né una visione del futuro, in primo luogo del proprio, l'unico modo per non arrendersi a questa perdita è invocarla, provocarla, inseguirla, raccontarla. È quello che fa Paolo Crepet componendo un inventario di storie e riflessioni, attinte dalla propria esperienza esistenziale e professionale, che ruotano attorno a questa parola sacra, in tutte le sue accezioni e declinazioni. Perché spiegare ai giovani che cosa significhi la passione, il fuoco interiore necessario per tenere accesi i propri desideri e cercare di soddisfarli, è oggi un compito fondamentale, se si vuole davvero "sostenerli nella scoperta e costruzione di sé, alimentare la loro gioia, coltivare i loro entusiasmi, non anestetizzarli o assopirli". E siccome gli esempi valgono più delle parole, l'audiolibro è impreziosito dalle testimonianze di tre campioni di passione: Paolo Fresu, straordinario jazzista acclamato in tutto il mondo; Alessandro Michele, che ha rivoluzionato il panorama internazionale della moda, e Renzo Piano, tra i più celebrati architetti contemporanei. Tre uomini molto diversi per età, formazione e biografia, ma accomunati da un'inconfondibile caratteristica: l'inossidabile entusiasmo che anima il loro lavoro e l'assoluta fedeltà ai sogni di gioventù, che ne ha reso possibile l'avverarsi. Le loro storie ci insegnano che la passione è basata su ostinazione, tenacia e un'incontenibile urgenza di libertà, ed è un meraviglioso traghetto che trasporta e preserva la speranza di una vita stupefacente. Non è un viaggio facile, e nemmeno per tutti, ma la meta è così speciale che ognuno ha il dovere di dimostrare se ha il coraggio di affrontarlo.
©2018 Mondadori (P)2019 Mondadori
"The audio version adds to the authenticity even more as she narrates her own words, bringing the listener into her world." (School Library Journal, starred review) This program includes a foreword read by Angela Davis Patrisse Cullors' and asha bandele's instant New York Times bestseller, When They Call You a Terrorist is now adapted for the YA audience! A movement that started with a hashtag - #BlackLivesMatter - on Twitter spread across the nation and then across the world. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable. A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books
©2020 Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele (P)2020 Macmillan Audio
A gripping novel based on the astonishing true story of a boy who survived 10 concentration camps. Based on the true story by Ruth and Jack Gruener. Ten concentration camps. Ten different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis, who have taken over. Everything he has and everyone he loves have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner - his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will - and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside?
©2013 Alan Gratz (P)2015 Scholastic Inc.
Irene Gut was just 17 in 1939, when the Germans and Russians devoured her native Poland. Just a girl, really. But a girl who saw evil and chose to defy it.
©2008 Irene Gut Opdyke (P)2015 Listening Library
Selected as one of the Young Adult Library Services Associations 2019 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults! Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York Times best-selling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds' rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. For Every One is just that: for every one. For every one person. For every one dream. But especially for every one kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to dream. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was 16. Then 18. Then 25. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them. All the kids who are scared to dream, or don't know how to dream, or don't dare to dream because they've never seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguish - because just having the dream is the start you need, or you won't get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith.
©2018 Jason Reynolds (P)2018 Simon & Schuster Audio
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is 18-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography - and fate - introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War - as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence - inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Read by Maite Jáuregui, with Richard Ferrone, Neil Hellegers, Joshua Kane, Liza Kaplan, and Oliver Wyman, and with an authors note read by the author.
©2019 Ruta Sepetys (P)2019 Listening Library
That Others May Live is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska's 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured and freezing in the Alaskan wilderness or saving wounded Rangers and SEALS in blazing firefights at war, the PJs are some of the least known and most highly trained of America's warriors. Never Quit is the true story of how Jimmy Settle, an Alaskan shoe store clerk, became a Special Forces Operator and war hero. After being shot in the head during a dangerous high mountain operation in Afghanistan, Jimmy returns to battle with his teammates for a heroic rescue, the bullet fragments stitched over and still in his skull. In a cross between a suicide rescue mission and an against-all-odds mountain battle, his team of PJs risk their lives again in an epic firefight. When his helicopter is hit and begins leaking fuel, Jimmy finds himself in the worst possible position as a rescue specialist - forced to leave members from his own team behind. Jimmy will have to risk everything to get back into the battle and save his brothers. From death-defying Alaskan wilderness training, wild rescues, and battles against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, this is the true story of how a boy from humble beginnings became an American hero.
©2018 James Charles Settle and Donald Joseph Rearden (P)2018 Tantor
Carol Anderson's White Rage took the world by storm, landing on the New York Times best-seller list and best book of the year lists from New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Review of Books. It launched her as an in-demand commentator on contemporary race issues for national print and television media and garnered her an invitation to speak to the Democratic Congressional Caucus. This compelling young adult adaptation brings her ideas to a new audience. When America achieves milestones of progress toward full and equal black participation in democracy, the systemic response is a consistent racist backlash that rolls back those wins. We Are Not Yet Equal examines five of these moments: the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction was greeted with Jim Crow laws; the promise of new opportunities in the North during the Great Migration was limited when blacks were physically blocked from moving away from the South; the Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision was met with the shutting down of public schools throughout the South; the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 led to laws that disenfranchised millions of African American voters and a War on Drugs that disproportionally targeted blacks; and the election of President Obama led to an outburst of violence including the death of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as the election of Donald Trump. This YA adaptation is written in an approachable narrative style that provides teen listeners with additional context to these historic moments.
©2018 Carol Anderson (P)2018 Audible, Ltd
Before the expedition of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the United States stopped at the Mississippi River. However, their journey opened up the wilderness borders to the Pacific Ocean. The key to the success of this 18 month journey was a young Indian girl - Sacajawea. Without her, the corps of discovery would have been doomed from the start.
©2001 Joseph Bruchac (P)2003 Audio Bookshelf
When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences, and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. Branded by the Pink Triangle combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this history to life for listeners. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.
©2013 Ken Setterington (P)2020 Second Story Press
In her New York Times best seller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that have systematically impeded black progress in America, from 1865 to our combustible present. With One Person, No Vote, she chronicles a related history: the rollbacks to African American participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Known as the Shelby ruling, this decision effectively allowed districts with a demonstrated history of racial discrimination to change voting requirements without approval from the Department of Justice. Focusing on the aftermath of Shelby, Anderson follows the astonishing story of government-dictated racial discrimination unfolding before our very eyes as more and more states adopt voter suppression laws. In gripping, enlightening detail she explains how voter suppression works, from photo ID requirements to gerrymandering to poll closures. And with vivid characters, she explores the resistance: the organising, activism and court battles to restore the basic right to vote to all Americans as the nation gears up for the 2020 presidential election season.
©2020 Carol Anderson (P)2020 Audible, Ltd
New York Times Best Seller What if America had a royal family? If you can't get enough of Harry and Meghan or Kate and William, meet American princesses Beatrice and Samantha. Crazy Rich Asians meets The Crown. Perfect for fans of Red, White, and Royal Blue and The Royal We! Two princesses vying for the ultimate crown. Two girls vying for the prince's heart. This is the story of the American royals. When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne. Like most royal families, the Washingtons have an heir and a spare. A future monarch and a backup battery. Each child knows exactly what is expected of them. But these aren't just any royals. They're American. As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America's first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling. Nobody cares about the spare except when she's breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn't care much about anything, either...except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her. And then there's Samantha's twin, Prince Jefferson. If he'd been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince...but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart. The duty. The intrigue. The Crown. New York Times best-selling author Katharine McGee imagines an alternate version of the modern world, one where the glittering age of monarchies has not yet faded - and where love is still powerful enough to change the course of history. "The lives of the American royal family will hook you in the very first pages and never let go. Relatable, believable, fantastical, aspirational, and completely addictive." (Sara Shepard, number one New York Times best-selling author of the Pretty Little Liars and Perfectionists series)
©2019 Katharine McGee (P)2019 Listening Library
In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper. Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats, who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known. But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost: Washington, who had never before led an army in battle. The darkest hours of that tumultuous year were as dark as any Americans have known. Especially in our own tumultuous time, 1776 is powerful testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch, and what a miracle it was that things turned out as they did. Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough's 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.
©2005 David McCullough (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.
His home destroyed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Murph Turner stumbles into the exotic town of Broome, hoping for safe harbor. Instead, the troubled teen discovers a wild and lawless place brimming with espionage, treachery, and romance. An outsider in a bewildering land of red dust and paranoia, Murph is quickly taken under wing by Banjo, a cheeky aboriginal scamp with a passion for pyrotechnics, and Micki, a beautiful teenager on the run from authorities. But even as the Japanese armada closes in on the northern coastline, the trio is suddenly thrust into a murderous adventure - all set against the backdrop of a true WW II tragedy so brutal that it was immediately covered up by the government. Praise for The Deep Enders: A gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat. (BookBuzz Magazine) "An action-packed adventure filled with wonderful characters, life and color. The Deep Enders is a wild ride for readers!" (Leah James, film producer) "There's only one word for The Deep Enders, unputdownable. It has adventure, mystery, gruesome villains, hidden treasures and a trio of friends you can laugh along with." (Aziza Green, author and media consultant) About the author: Dave Reardon covered crime, politics, and crocodile attacks as a journalist for major newspapers before joining his wife Ann Reardon in producing one of the world's favorite online lifestyle shows with 500 million views on YouTube. Dave has ghostwritten numerous books, but The Deep Enders is his first novel.
©2016 Reardon Media Pty Ltd (P)2019 Reardon Media Pty Ltd
Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, the latest novel from New York Times best-selling author Samira Ahmed traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of familial burdens and cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men. It's August in Paris, and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet - American, French, Indian, Muslim - is at a crossroads. This holiday with her professor parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is probably ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really wants is to be back home in Chicago figuring out her messy life instead of brooding in the City of Light. Two hundred years before Khayyam's summer of discontent, Leila is struggling to survive and keep her true love hidden from the Pasha who has "gifted" her with favored status in his harem. In the present day - and with the company of a descendant of Alexandre Dumas - Khayyam begins to connect allusions to an enigmatic 19th-century Muslim woman whose path may have intersected with Alexandre Dumas, Eugène Delacroix, and Lord Byron. Echoing across centuries, Leila and Khayyam's lives intertwine, and as one woman's long-forgotten life is uncovered, another's is transformed.
©2020 Samira Ahmed (P)2020 Recorded Books
Through the telling of events from his own life, Wes Moore (author of the best-selling adult title The Other Wes Moore) explores the issues that separate success and failure. He also counterpoints his story with another man, someone who shared the same name, was almost the same age, grew up fatherless in a similar Baltimore neighborhood, but is serving a life sentence for murder. Compelled to write to the other Wes, the author was surprised to receive a reply. And so began a friendship, as letters turned into visits and the two men got to know one another. This compelling story about the challenges of growing up and the responsibility for the choices we make, is sure to inspire.
©2013 Wes Moore (P)2013 Listening Library
How about a book that makes you barge into your boss' office to recite a page of poetry from? That you dream of? That every movie, song, book, moment that follows continues to evoke in some way? The term Apple is a slur in Native communities across the country. It's for someone supposedly red on the outside, white on the inside. Eric Gansworth is telling his story in Apple (Skin to the Core). The story of his family, of Onondaga among Tuscaroras, of Native folks everywhere. From the horrible legacy of the government boarding schools, to a boy watching his siblings leave and return and leave again, to a young man fighting to be an artist who balances multiple worlds. Eric shatters that slur and reclaims it in verse and prose and imagery that truly lives up to the word heartbreaking.
©2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC
From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic - and its chilling and timely resemblance to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza. By the summer of 1918, the second wave struck as a highly contagious and lethal epidemic and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. It would impact the course of the war, and kill many millions more soldiers than warfare itself. Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. No war, no natural disaster, no famine has claimed so many. In the space of 18 months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people - one-third of the global population at the time - came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million. In this powerful book, nonfiction master Albert Marrin examines the history, science, and impact of this great scourge - and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today. A Chicago Public Library best book of the year!
©2018 Albert Marrin (P)2018 Listening Library
From her prison cell in revolutionary Paris, 19-year-old aristocrat Hélène dAubign recalls the events that led her to choose between following in her parents unforgivable footsteps or abandoning the man she loves. Despite her world of privilege, Hélène is inspired early on by the radical ideas of her progressive governess. Though her family tries to intervene, the seeds of revolution have already been planted in Hélènes heart, as are the seeds of love from an unlikely friendship with a young jewelers apprentice. Hélènes determination to find true love is as revolutionary as her attempt to unravel the truth behind the concealed murder that tore her family apart. As violence erupts in Paris, Hélène is forced into hiding with her estranged family, where the tangled secrets of their past become entwined with her own. When she finally returns to the blood-stained streets of Paris, she finds everything - and everyone - very much changed. In a city where alliances shift overnight, no one knows whom to trust. Faced with looming war, the mystery of her familys past, and the man she loves near death, Hélène will soon find out if doing one wrong thing will make everything right or if it will simply push her closer to the guillotine.
©2020 Lindsay K. Bandy (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing
The number one New York Times best-seller, which is also a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie, has now been adapted by the author for young adults. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this riveting biography includes more than 100 black-and-white photos, as well as exclusive content, "In Conversation", with Laura Hillenbrand and Louie Zamperini. On a May afternoon in 1943, an American military plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the planes bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary sagas of the Second World War. The lieutenants name was Louis Zamperini. As a boy, he had been a clever delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and stealing. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a supreme talent that carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when war came, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a sinking raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would respond to desperation with ingenuity, suffering with hope and humor, brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would hang on the fraying wire of his will. In this captivating young adult edition of her award-winning number one New York Times best-seller, Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of a mans breathtaking odyssey and the courage, cunning, and fortitude he found to endure and overcome.
©2014 Laura Hillenbrand (P)2014 Listening Library
From the acclaimed author of Amelia Lost and The Lincolns comes more nonfiction at its very best - and a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. Here is the riveting story of the Russian Revolution as it unfolded. When Russias last tsar, Nicholas II, inherited the throne in 1894, he was unprepared to do so. With their four daughters (including Anastasia) and only son, a hemophiliac, Nicholas and his reclusive wife, Alexandra, buried their heads in the sand, living a life of opulence as World War I raged outside their door and political unrest grew. Deftly maneuvering between the lives of the Romanovs and the plight of Russias peasants - and their eventual uprising - Fleming offers up a fascinating portrait, complete with compelling primary-source material that brings it all to life. History doesnt get more interesting than the story of the Romanovs.
©2014 Candace Fleming (P)2014 Listening Library
An exhilarating dive into the secret history of humankinds race to the moon, from acclaimed author Amy Cherrix. This fascinating and immersive read is perfect for fans of Steve Sheinkins Bomb and M. T. Andersons Symphony for the City of the Dead. Youve heard of the space race, but do you know the whole story? The most ambitious race humankind has ever undertaken was masterminded in the shadows by two engineers on opposite sides of the Cold War - Wernher von Braun, a former Nazi officer living in the US, and Sergei Korolev, a Russian rocket designer once jailed for crimes against his country - and your textbooks probably never told you. Von Braun became an American hero, recognized the world over, while Korolev toiled in obscurity. These two brilliant rocketeers never met, but together they shaped the science of spaceflight and redefined modern warfare. From Stalins brutal Gulag prisons and Hitlers concentration camps to Cape Canaveral and beyond, their simultaneous quests pushed science - and human ingenuity - to the breaking point. From Amy Cherrix comes the extraordinary hidden story of the space race and the bitter rivalry that launched humankind to the moon. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.
©2021 Amy Cherrix (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers
In Deadwood, you may lose your life. In Old West World, you could lose your soul. Someone is coming for Nick - and maybe his sister and all the girls who ever helped him solve a case. When Nick, Wendy, and Kat get trapped in Old West World on New Year's Eve, Nick realizes someone is gunning for him. But who is this masked man, and why does he want to face Nick in a showdown on Main Street? Chased by a psychotic wolf dog, Nick finds trouble at the Graveyard Gulch Gold Mine, tumbles into a crypt at Diggers Undertaker, and becomes trapped on a train trestle with the Black Beauty's cowcatcher bearing down. With a group of teen girls hiding in the Holy Ghost Church, several of whom prefer Nick drop dead, he summons all the courage he has and flunks pew plate target practice. Out of options and time, he walks into town to face the mysterious man dressed in black. Will he learn why the phantom gunslinger wants him dead before Nick leaves Old West World in a pine box? In this middle-grade mystery suspense, award-winning author Eddie Jones takes listeners on a wild Wild West ride to the peak of a snow-covered Georgia mountain. In Old West World, doing the right thing may leave you on the wrong end of a tombstone. Want to help teen sleuth Nick Caden identify the Phantom Gunslinger before the big reveal gets Nick killed? (Just kidding, Nick doesn't really die.) Complete the Phantom Gunslinger: Official Criminal Inquiry: Write a Book Report - Catch a Crook to see if you have the makings of a homicide detective. With this easy-to-follow "homicide detective" worksheet, you can fill in the answers to the questions while you listen. When finished, your book report should be thorough enough to convict a killer! Check out the book report questions on this page under the "From the Author" section.
©2020 Eddie Jones (P)2020 Eddie Jones
The heart-pounding story of an unlikely band of ragtags who took on Hitler's Grand Prix driver. In the years before World War II, Adolf Hitler wanted to prove the greatness of the Third Reich in everything from track and field to motorsports. The Nazis poured money into the development of new race cars, and Mercedes-Benz came out with a stable of supercharged automobiles called Silver Arrows. Their drivers dominated the sensational world of European Grand Prix racing and saluted Hitler on their many returns home with victory. As the Third Reich stripped Jews of their rights and began their march toward war, one driver, René Dreyfus, a Frenchman of Jewish heritage who had enjoyed some early successes on the racing circuit, was barred from driving on any German or Italian race teams, which fielded the best in class, due to the rise of Hitler and Benito Mussolini. So it was that in 1937, Lucy Schell, an American heiress and top Monte Carlo Rally driver, needed a racer for a new team she was creating to take on Germany's Silver Arrows. Sensing untapped potential in Dreyfus, she funded the development of a nimble tiger of a new car built by a little-known French manufacturer called Delahaye. As the nations of Europe marched ever closer to war, Schell and Dreyfus faced down Hitler's top drivers, and the world held its breath in anticipation, waiting to see who would triumph.
©2020 Scholastic Inc. (P)2020 Scholastic Inc.
From National Book Award Finalist and Sibert Honor Author Albert Marrin, a timely examination of Red Scares in the United States, including the Rosenbergs, the Hollywood Ten, and the McCarthy era. In 20th-century America, no power - and no threat - loomed larger than the communist superpower of the Soviet Union. America saw in the dreams of the Soviet Union the overthrow of the US government, and the end of democracy and freedom. Meanwhile, the Communist Party of the United States attempted to use deep economic and racial disparities in American culture to win over members and sympathizers. From the miscarriage of justice in the Scotsboro Boys case, to the tragedy of the Rosenbergs to the theatrics of the Hollywood Ten, to the menace of the Joseph McCarthy and his war hearings, Albert Marrin examines a unique time in American history...and explores both how some Americans were lured by the ideals of communism without understanding its reality and how fear of communist infiltration at times caused us to undermine our most deeply held values. The questions he raises ask: What is worth fighting for? And what are you willing to sacrifice to keep it? This timely audiobook from an award-author brings to life an important and dramatic era in American history with lessons that are deeply relevant today.
©2020 Albert Marrin (P)2020 Listening Library
A bloody conflict with so many similarities to those of the main players in Europe. The Serbian Revolution was fought for freedom, peace, and self-governance. The fate of small European nations was often dictated by larger global geopolitical events. As the actions of the worlds major powers almost without fault swept up small and powerless nations in their wake, ethnicities, sovereignties, and centuries of history were often thoroughly destroyed. Serbia can be in many ways regarded as an iconic example of such a turbulent and tumultuous fate - as the machinations of large Empires decided its fate, destiny, and its independence. But even the smallest of nations can cling fiercely to their identity, to their religion, and above all - to the immortal feeling of hope that is ingrained in every oppressed person. The Serbian Nation is venerable in every regard, its roots stretching far back in time. Its history was often instrumental in the great scale of European developments, and its position was in many ways the key to its importance. Nevertheless, the fate of Serbia was often directly linked to the fate of the great empires of the world, who coveted its strategic geopolitical position and its wealth of resources. Simply put, Serbia was ever at the crossroads of cultures, at the center of the windswept battlefield of the East and the West, of Islam and Christianity. And it is this position that led to much suffering of its folk. As you listen to the audio, we will take you through the Serbian Revolution and the bravery of those who stood up for their freedom from the oppressive Ottoman Empire.
©2021 AM Publishing (P)2021 AM Publishing
Printz Honor Book, 2018 The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh defined both brothers' lives. As a confidant, champion, sympathizer, and friend, Theo financially and emotionally supported his older brother as the artistic but troubled Vincent struggled to find his path in life as both a painter and a man. Throughout that struggle, the brothers shared everything - swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a meticulously researched tale of those two intertwined lives and the extraordinary love that fueled them.
©2017 Deborah Heiligman (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC
When Poland is invaded in WWII, the Gold family sticks together in horrific conditions to survive. Its 1942, and the Nazis are rounding up Jews in the Polish town of Pinczow for transport to the Treblinka death camp. Leib and Hanna Gold thought they had more time to develop an escape plan. While Leib leaves to negotiate a hiding place, Hanna and their children, Shoshana, Esther, and 12-year-old David, steal away in the night to find shelter with a family friend. Leib promises to join them in the morning, but when daylight breaks, Leib had vanished. Hanna must flee to a safer refuge or she and her children will perish. So begins a true story of terror, suspense, and deplorable hardship that lasts more than two years. In a place where everyone is afraid, neighbors turn on neighbors, gentiles betray Jews, and Jews victimize each other, hoping to survive the Holocaust. David Gold's memories of his formative years during World War II are captured by his niece, author Ella Burakowski, in this heart-stopping testament to the human spirit. Learn more about the book and see historic photos of the Gold family at hiddengoldbook.com.
©2015 Ella Burakowski (P)2021 Second Story Press
Two young men leave their families and businesses to walk the dusty roads of ancient times with hopes of excitement and adventure. An ordinary 19-year-old man, Daniyyel, observes miraculous moments in his friend Matityahus life and wonders what gift his friend has. Daniyyel goes so far as asking Matityahu how and why he has these abilities. Daniyyel wants that awareness and ability in his own life. Amongst the many unexpected events, from hard physical labor to saving lives after a natural disaster, is the effect of a beautiful strong, intelligent, capable young woman on Daniyyel. He has never met such an intriguing and mesmerizing woman in his short life. Could this adventure introduce him to the love of his life? Although we dont see Daniyyel, aspire to become a healer or to create miracles, he does value the gentleness, kindness and passion that his friend, Matityahu displays. During their travels from city to farm to village and on, many unusual, synchronistic events occur. Surviving tragedy, meeting new people daily, Daniyyel is changed. After questioning, studying, and trying out Matityahus spiritual practices and suggestions, we see Daniyyels growth from traditional religious thinking to an awakening of his own spiritual nature. Daniyyel develops awareness, a deeper ability to love and a closeness to God. The journey portrays passage to new found oneness, an illustration of possibility accessible to everyone today.
©2018 Lynne Cockrum-Murphy (P)2020 Lynne Cockrum-Murphy
The hilarious, poignant, and true story of one teen's experience growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East, perfect for fans of Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham's books. At 13, bright-eyed straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: She was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number. Fear of deportation kept Sara up at night, but it didn't keep her from being a teenager. She desperately wanted a green card, along with clear skin, her own car, and a boyfriend. Americanized follows Sara's progress toward getting her green card, but that's only a portion of her experiences as an Iranian "American" teenager. From discovering that her parents secretly divorced to facilitate her mother's green card application to learning how to tame her unibrow, Sara pivots gracefully from the terrifying prospect that she might be kicked out of the country at any time to the almost as terrifying possibility that she might be the only one of her friends without a date to the prom. This moving, often hilarious story is for anyone who has ever shared either fear. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
©2018 Sara Saedi (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
Into a memoir that is gripping, funny, heartbreaking, and unforgettable, Walter Dean Myers richly weaves the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and his books for comfort. Here in his own words is the story of one of the strongest voices in children's and young adult literature today.
©2001 Walter Dean Myers (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers
James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality. The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Listeners learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear". Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps listeners understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.
©2017 Ann Bausum (P)2017 Recorded Books
She's 17. She's been abused. She has a child. And she's HIV-positive. She is Ana, and this is her story. It begins the day she is born infected with HIV, transmitted from her young mother. Now she barely remembers her mama, who died when Ana was only three. From then on, Ana's childhood becomes a blur of faint memories and secrets: secrets about her illness and about the abuse she endures. Ana's journey is a long one. Shuffled from home to home, she rarely finds safety or love. And then she meets a boy. Berto is one of the only people Ana trusts with all her secrets. That trust puts Ana on a path to breaking the silence that has harmed her, and it leads her to new beginnings, new sorrows, and new hope. Jenna Bush has written a powerful narrative nonfiction account of a girl who struggles to break free from a vicious cycle of abuse, poverty, and illness. Based on Jenna's work with UNICEF and inspired by the framework of one girl's life, it is also the story of many children around the world who are marginalized and excluded from basic care, support, and education. Resources included on this audiobook explain how you can make a difference to children in need and how you can protect yourself and others. A portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit the U.S Fund for UNICEF.
©2006 Jenna Bush (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
It's 1972 in Gibber's Creek, and across the nation, the catchcry is "It's time". As political ideals drift from disaster to the dismissal, it's also time for Jed Kelly to choose between past love, Nicholas, the local Labor member, and Sam from the Halfway to Eternity commune. It's time, too, for Matilda Thompson to face her ghosts and the life that took a young girl from the slums of Grinder's Alley to being the formidable matriarch of Gibber's Creek. During this period of extraordinary social change and idealism, modern Australia would be born. And although the nation would dream of a better world, it would continue to struggle with opposing ideas of exactly what that better world might be. Jackie French, author of the best-selling To Love a Sunburnt Country, has woven her own experience of that time into an unforgettable story of a small rural community and a nation swept into the social and political tumult of the early 1970s. A time that would bear witness to some of the most controversial events in Australian history; and for Matilda, a time that would see her vision made real, without blood spilled upon the wattle.
©2016 Jackie French (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Junior Library Guild Selection * New York Public Library's Best Books for Teens * Goodreads Choice Awards Nonfiction Finalist * Chicago Public Librarys Best of the Best Books for Teens: Nonfiction * 2018 Texas Topaz Nonfiction List * YALSA's 2018 Quick Picks List "This gut-wrenching, poetic memoir reminds us that no life story can be reduced to the word 'refugee.'" (New York Times Book Review) "A critical piece of literature, contributing to the larger refugee narrative in a way that is complex and nuanced." (School Library Journal) This profoundly moving memoir is the remarkable and inspiring true story of Sandra Uwiringiyimana, a girl from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who tells the tale of how she survived a massacre, immigrated to America, and overcame her trauma through art and activism. Sandra was just 10 years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. She had watched as rebels gunned down her mother and six-year-old sister in a refugee camp. Remarkably, the rebel didn't pull the trigger, and Sandra escaped. Thus began a new life for her and her surviving family members. With no home and no money, they struggled to stay alive. Eventually, through a United Nations refugee program, they moved to America, only to face yet another ethnic disconnect. Sandra may have crossed an ocean, but there was now a much wider divide she had to overcome. And it started with middle school in New York. In this memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, of her hope for the future, and how she found a way to give voice to her people.
©2017 Sandra Uwiringiyimana (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
This compelling classic of a boy's coming of age during the Civil War is based on stories the author's grandfather told her about his own life.
©1965 Irene Hunt (P)2002 Audio Bookshelf
She had expected to hate him. But hate, just like forgiveness, can be complicated. The true story of 19-year-old Jordana Lebowitzs time at the trial of Oskar Groening, known as the bookkeeper of Auschwitz, a man charged with being complicit in the death of more than 300,000 Jews. A granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, Jordana was still not prepared for what she would see and hear. Listening to Groenings testimony and to the Holocaust survivors who came to testify against him, Jordana came to understand that by witnessing history she gained the knowledge and legitimacy to be able to stand in the footsteps of the survivors who went before her and pass their history - her history - on to the next generation.
©2017 Kathy Kacer with Jordana Lebowitz (P)2021 Second Story Press
In this riveting, beyond-belief true story from the author of The Borden Murders, meet the five children who captivated the entire world. When the Dionne Quintuplets were born on May 28, 1934, weighing a grand total of just over 13 pounds, no one expected them to live so much as an hour. Overnight, Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Émilie, and Marie Dionne mesmerized the globe, defying medical history with every breath they took. In an effort to protect them from hucksters and showmen, the Ontario government took custody of the five identical babies, sequestering them in a private, custom-built hospital across the road from their family - and then, in a stunning act of hypocrisy, proceeded to exploit them for the next nine years. The Dionne Quintuplets became a more popular attraction than Niagara Falls, ogled through one-way screens by sightseers as they splashed in their wading pool at the center of a tourist hotspot known as Quintland. Here, Sarah Miller reconstructs their unprecedented upbringing with fresh depth and subtlety, bringing to new light their resilience and the indelible bond of their unique sisterhood.
©2019 Sarah Miller (P)2019 and On Listening Library
In war-torn Malaya, Nancy dreams of Australia - and a young man called Michael. The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy left school at 14 to spend a year droving, just like her grandfather Clancy of the Overflow. Now 16, Nancy's family has sent her to Malaya to bring home her sister-in-law Moira and baby nephew Gavin. Yet despite the threat of Japanese invasion, Moira resists, wanting to stay near her husband Ben. But not even Nancy of the Overflow can stop the fall of Singapore and the capture of so many Australian troops. When their ship is bombed, Nancy, Moira and Gavin are reported missing. Back home at Gibbers Creek, Michael refuses to believe the girl he loves has died. As Darwin, Broome, and even Sydney are bombed, Australians must fight to save their country. But as Michael and the families of Gibbers Creek discover, there are many ways to love your country, and many ways to fight for it. From one of Australia's most-admired storytellers comes a gripping and unforgettable novel based on true events and little-known people. This is a story about ultimate survival and the deepest kinds of love. "A book about a love of country that is heartwarming and heartbreaking, and hard to put down." (Adelaide Advertiser, four stars)
©2014 Jackie French (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers
Captured by ISIS, her bravery and faith became her pathway to freedom. Badeeah Hassan was just 18 when she witnessed firsthand the horrors of the 2014 genocide of the Yazidi people by ISIS forces. Captured by ISIS, known locally as Daesh, Badeeah was among hundreds forced into a brutal human trafficking network made up of women and girls of Yazidi ethnicity, a much-persecuted minority culture of Iraq. Badeeahs story takes her to Syria where she is sold to a high-ranking ISIS commander known as Al Amriki, the American, kept as a house slave, raped, and routinely assaulted. Only the presence of her young nephew Eivan and her friend Navine, also prisoners, keeps her from harming herself. In captivity, she draws on memories and stories from her childhood to maintain a small bit of control in an otherwise volatile situation. Ultimately, it is her profound sense of faith and brave resistance that lead her to escape with Eivan and reunite with family. Since her escape, Badeeah has brought her harrowing story of war and survival to the worlds stage, raising awareness about the strength of her people and the acts of genocide against them. This captivating account of courage extends beyond the confines of her experience; Badeeahs story is about the resilience of women, girls, and persecuted groups everywhere in the face of seemingly insurmountable oppression. Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the countrys greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.
©2019 Badeeah Hassan Ahmed, Susan Elizabeth McClelland (P)2021 Bespeak Audio Editions
"An excellent guide to the how and why of a life of public service." (Amy Poehler) Return to President Obama's White House in this New York Times best-selling anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from 10 inspiring young staffers who joined his administration in their 20s with the hope of making a difference. Includes a foreword by actress (Grown-ish) and activist Yara Shahidi! Shahidi is the creator of Eighteen x '18, a platform to empower first-time voters. They were teens when Barack Obama announced he was running for president. They came of age in the Obama Era. And then they joined his White House. Smart, motivated, ambitious - and ready to change the world. Kalisha Dessources Figures planned one of the biggest summits held by the Obama White House - The United State of Women. Andrea Flores fought for the president's immigration bill on the Hill. Nita Contreras traveled the globe and owned up to a rookie mistake on Air Force One (in front of the leader of the free world!). Here are 10 inspiring, never-before-told stories from diverse young women who got. Stuff. Done. They recall - fondly and with humor and a dose of humility - what it was like to literally help run the world. Yes She Can is an intimate look at Obama's presidency through the eyes of some of the most successful, and completely relatable, young women who were there. Full of wisdom they wish they could impart to their younger selves and a message about the need for more girls in government, these recollections are about stepping out into the spotlight and up to the challenge - something every girl can do.
©2019 Jenna Brayton, Eleanor Celeste, Nita Contreras, Molly Dillon, Kalisha Dessources Figures, Andrea R. Flores, Vivian P. Graubard, Noemie C. Levy, Taylor Lustig, and Jaimie Woo (P)2020 Audible, Inc.
A spy mission, a Holocaust tale, and a first-class work of nonfiction. In 1945, at the end of World War II, Adolf Eichmann, the head of operations for the Final Solution, walked into the mountains of Germany and vanished from view. Sixteen years later an elite team of spies captured him at a bus stop in Argentina and smuggled him to Israel, resulting in one of the century's most important trials - one that cemented the Holocaust in the public imagination. The Nazi Hunters is the thrilling and fascinating story of what happened between these two events. Survivor Simon Wiesenthal opened Eichmann's case; a blind Argentinean and his teenage daughter provided crucial information. Finally, the Israeli spies - many of whom lost family in the Holocaust - embarked on their daring mission, recounted here in full. Based on the adult best seller Hunting Eichmann, which is now in development as a major film, The Nazi Hunters is a can't-miss work of narrative nonfiction for middle-grade and YA listeners.
©2013 Neal Bascomb (P)2016 Scholastic Inc.
The Selection meets The Last Unicorn. Twelve days. Four realms. Break the curse. Or turn into a nutcracker. I thought I knew the main threat to my freedom. I was wrong. At 17 years old, Im not ready to marry, and yet thats what I must do as the crown princess of Austria. But getting to know the foreign princes visiting my kingdom becomes the least of my worries when I touch a bespelled nutcracker and unleash a deadly curse. I have 12 days to feed the nutcracker the magical nut Crackatook. If I fail, my soul will become trapped inside the toy for all eternity, and my body will turn to wood. Instead of relying on my suitors or the kings men to find the cure, I saddle my unicorn and sneak out of the palace. My childhood friend Philip insists on tagging along, and soon, we are off to lands filled with mythical creatures. Will we survive all trials and find the Crackatook in time? Or will my soul become trapped in the nutcracker and my body turn to wood? Dont miss this clean YA fairy tale filled with adventure, love, magic, and a strong heroine! If you like K.M. Shea, Melanie Cellier, and Kiera Cass, youll love this! Buy it now and join Clara on her journey to break the Nutcracker Curse! The Nutcracker Curse is the first book in the Cursed Fairy Tale series. Each book can be listened to as a stand-alone. However, for greatest enjoyment, the novels should be listened to in order. Join the adventure today, and lose yourself in a world full of magic and romance!
©2018 Margo Ryerkerk (P)2021 Margo Ryerkerk
Luisito Comunica viaja de un extremo a otro del planeta. La curiosidad es el motor de las aventuras que lo lanzan hasta los terrenos más inhóspitos y misteriosos. En Lugares asombrosos. Travesías insólitas y otras maneras extrañas de conocer el mundo podrás viajar -con Luisito como compañero y guía- a los lugares más recónditos de uno, dos y más continentes: a sitios abandonados que conservan la huella de un hecho inexplicable; espacios delineados por trazos y personajes místicos; habitáculos hechizados por almas que vagan entre dimensiones desconocidas; zonas marcadas por los errores de la historia y sus fantasmas, y pintorescas comisuras del orbe con el sello de una costumbre o un suceso perturbador. Una guía de viajes y aventuras bizarras con tips de cómo llegar, cuánto se gasta, dónde comer, dónde hospedarse, qué visitar, qué llevar en tu maleta... y muchos otros consejos acerca de reglamentación, precauciones, tipos de divisa, documentos especiales ¡y más! Apto para viajeros temerarios y trotamundos implacables. "Quiero que reflexiones sobre lo hermoso que es nuestro mundo y al mismo tiempo te sientas aterrorizado de vivir aquí. ¿Qué no se trata de eso la vida: de sorprendernos constantemente por lo que fue y será?" (Luisito Comunica) Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.
©2019 Luisito Comunica (P)2019 Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist! The gripping true story of the only women to fly in combat in World War II - from Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity. In the early years of World War II, Josef Stalin issued an order that made the Soviet Union the first country in the world to allow female pilots to fly in combat. Led by Marina Raskova, these three regiments, including the 588th Night Bomber Regiment - nicknamed the night witches - faced intense pressure and obstacles both in the sky and on the ground. Some of these young women perished in flames. Many of them were in their teens when they went to war. This is the story of Raskovas three regiments, women who enlisted and were deployed on the front lines of battle as navigators, pilots, and mechanics. It is the story of 1,000 young women who wanted to take flight to defend their country and the woman who brought them together in the sky. Packed with fascinating sidebars and thoroughly researched details, A Thousand Sisters is the inspiring true story of a group of women who set out to change the world and the sisterhood they formed even amid the destruction of war.
©2019 Elizabeth Gatland (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers
A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power, Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the 20th century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Bucking the norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal conventions, Clara refuses to accept substandard working conditions in the factories on Manhattan's Lower East Side. For years, Clara devotes herself to the labor fight, speaking up for those who suffer in silence. In time, Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike, organize, and unionize, culminating in the famous Uprising of the 20,000. Powerful, breathtaking, and inspiring, Audacity is the story of a remarkable young woman, whose passion and selfless devotion to her cause changed the world.
©2015 Melanie Crowder (P)2019 Tantor
Midshipman Martin Stockley is 15 years old and back in the Falcon for another tour at sea. Returning from a trip to the Nordics as part of a prize crew, he is unexpectedly summoned to the Admiralty. The following meeting with Admiral Lord Hood and William Wickham twists his career in the Navy in a direction he never expected and his talent for trouble is suddenly in demand. Add to the mix a beautiful widow and you have a story full of adventure, derring do, and romance. He ends up back in Toulon with the beautiful French spy Linette where he is tasked with finding out what the hell Napoleon is up to amassing thousands of troops and hundreds of ships on the Mediterranean coast.
©2018 Christopher Charles Tubbs (P)2020 Christopher Charles Tubbs
A tour de force historical mystery from Monica Hesse, the best-selling and award-winning author of Girl in the Blue Coat. Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to 18-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal; her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else - her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja - they went left. Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: "Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet." Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiancé. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once. But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her - or help her rebuild her world.
©2020 Monica Hesse (P)2020 Hachette Audio
Finalist, 2020 Independent Author Network "Book of the Year", Award in both Young Adult Nonfiction and History Nonfiction "...a perfect example of how a writer can make history/learning history fun...the accompanying art is wonderful"(David Bruce Smith, author of Abigail and John, founder of the Grateful American Foundation, and cofounder of the Grateful American Book Prize) "An ode to the great Lafayette, beautifully told and richly illustrated..." (Alan R. Hoffman, translator, Lafayette in America in 1824 and 1825: Journal of a Voyage to the United States, and president, The American Friends of Lafayette) "A great addition to the [Lafayette] canon." (Diane Shaw, Director Emerita of Special Collections & College Archives, Lafayette College) Inspired by the Broadway hit, Hamilton, and by Longfellow's "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", author Dorothea Jensen wrote this short rhyming narrative about the Marquis de Lafayette and his crucial role in our Revolutionary War. This playful historical account is aimed at young and older adults. It would be entertaining and educational to perform in a classroom or other settings, such as events celebrating the upcoming bicentennial of Lafayette's 1824-5 Farewell Tour of America. A few things you will learn from this book: Who the unlikely person was who inspired Lafayette to help America How Lafayette's powerful father-in-law tried to discourage his plan Why such a high rank was given to an inexperienced 19-year-old How Lafayette helped strengthen the crucial French Alliance What Lafayette's key successes were as a military commander in America
©2020 Dorothea Jensen (P)2020 Dorothea Jensen
From the critically-acclaimed author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon and founding member of We Need Diverse Books comes a powerful novel about identity, betrayal, and the meaning of family. By day, 17-year-old Jo Kuan works as a lady's maid for the cruel daughter of one of the wealthiest men in Atlanta. But by night, Jo moonlights as the pseudonymous author of a newspaper advice column for the genteel Southern lady, "Dear Miss Sweetie". When her column becomes wildly popular, she uses the power of the pen to address some of society's ills, but she's not prepared for the backlash that follows when her column challenges fixed ideas about race and gender. While her opponents clamor to uncover the secret identity of Miss Sweetie, a mysterious letter sets Jo off on a search for her own past and the parents who abandoned her as a baby. But when her efforts put her in the crosshairs of Atlanta's most notorious criminal, Jo must decide whether she, a girl used to living in the shadows, is ready to step into the light. With prose that is witty, insightful, and at times heartbreaking, Stacey Lee masterfully crafts an extraordinary social drama set in the New South.
©2019 Stacey Lee (P)2019 Tantor
Beatriz dreams of a life spent dancing - until tragedy on the day of her quinceanera changes everything. Up until her 15th birthday, the most important thing in the world to Beatriz Mendez was her dream of becoming a professional dancer and getting herself and her family far from the gang life that defined their days - that and meeting her dance idol Debbie Allen on the set of her favorite TV show, Fame. But after the latest battle in a constant turf war leaves her gang leader brother, Junito, dead and her mother grieving, Beatriz has a new set of priorities. How is she supposed to feel the rhythm when her gang needs running, when her mami can't brush her own teeth, and when the last thing she can remember of her old self is dancing with her brother, followed by running and gunshots? When the class brainiac reminds Beatriz of her love of the dance floor, her banished dreams sneak back in. Now the only question is: will the gang let her go? Set in New Jersey in 1984, Beatriz's story is a timeless one of a teenager's navigation of romance, gang culture, and her own family's difficult past. A companion novel to the much-lauded Like Vanessa.
©2019 Tami Charles (P)2019 Recorded Books
Every Falling Star, the first book to portray contemporary North Korea to a young audience, is the intense memoir of a North Korean boy named Sungju, who is forced at age 12 to live on the streets and fend for himself. To survive, Sungju creates a gang and lives by thieving, fighting, begging, and stealing rides on cargo trains. Sungju richly recreates his scabrous story, depicting what it was like for a boy alone to create a new family with his gang, his "brothers"; to be hungry and to fear arrest, imprisonment, and even execution. This riveting memoir allows young listeners to learn about other cultures where freedoms they take for granted do not exist.
©2016 Sungju Lee (P)2016 Tantor
Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest at age 13 - and he didn't stop there. In this inspiring young adult memoir, he tells how he achieved such great heights. On May 22, 2010, at the age of 13, American teenager Jordan Romero became the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest. At 15, he became the youngest person to reach the summits of the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. In this energizing memoir for young adults, Jordan recounts his experience, which started as a spark of an idea at the age of nine and, many years of training and hard work later, turned into a dream come true. "The emotional pitch of the story remains high as Romero contends with extreme weather, frustration, exhaustion, and homesickness to reach, with almost palpable exhilaration, each peak." (Publishers Weekly)
©2014 Jordan Romero, Paul Romero, and Karen Lundgren (P)2020 Tantor
The Stonewall Honor-winning author of Beyond Magenta shares the intimate, eye-opening stories of nine undocumented young adults living in America. Maybe next time they hear someone railing about how terrible immigrants are, they'll think about me. Im a real person. Meet nine courageous young adults who have lived in the United States with a secret for much of their lives: they are not U.S. citizens. They came from Colombia, Mexico, Ghana, Independent Samoa, and Korea. They came seeking education, fleeing violence, and escaping poverty. All have heartbreaking and hopeful stories about leaving their homelands and starting a new life in America. And all are weary of living in the shadows. We Are Here to Stay is a very different book than it was intended to be when originally slated for a 2017 release, illustrated with Susan Kuklins gorgeous full-color portraits. Since the last presidential election and the repeal of DACA, it is no longer safe for these young adults to be identified in photographs or by name. In the print version of this book, their photographs have been replaced with empty frames. Their names are represented by first initials. We are honored to publish these enlightening, honest, and brave accounts that encourage open, thoughtful conversation about the complexities of immigration - and the uncertain future of immigrants in America.
©2019 Susan Kuklin, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
A historical YA horror novel based on the infamous real-life inspiration for Countess Dracula In 17th-century Hungary, Anna Darvulia has just begun working as a scullery maid for the young and glamorous Countess Elizabeth Báthory. When Elizabeth takes a liking to Anna, shes vaulted to the dream role of chambermaid, a far cry from the filthy servants quarters below. She receives wages generous enough to provide for her family, and the Countess begins to groom Anna as her friend and confidante. Its not long before Anna falls completely under the Countesss spell - and the Countess takes full advantage. Isolated from her former friends, family, and fiancé, Anna realizes shes not a friend but a prisoner of the increasingly cruel Elizabeth. Then come the murders, and Anna knows its only a matter of time before the Blood Countess turns on her, too.
©2020 Lana Popovic (P)2020 Amulet Books
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism - and antiracism - in America This is NOT a history book. This is a book about the here and now. A book to help us better understand why we are where we are. A book about race. The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas - and on ways listeners can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
©2020 Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi (P)2020 Little, Brown Young Readers
From the author of The Last Boy and Girl in the World and The List comes a bold and sweet summer listen about first love, feminism, and ice cream. Summer in Sand Lake isn't complete without a trip to Meade Creamery - the local ice cream stand founded in 1944 by Molly Meade, who started making ice cream to cheer up her lovesick girlfriends while all the boys were away at war. Since then, the stand has been owned and managed exclusively by local girls, who inevitably become the best of friends. Seventeen-year-old Amelia and her best friend, Cate, have worked at the stand every summer for the past three years, and Amelia is "Head Girl" at the stand this summer. When Molly passes away before Amelia even has her first day in charge, Amelia isn't sure that the stand can go on. That is, until Molly's grandnephew Grady arrives and asks Amelia to stay on to help continue the business...but Grady's got some changes in mind.
©2018 Siobhan Vivian (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"King, there is only one thing left for you to do.... Take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation." Dr. Martin Luther King received this demand in an anonymous letter in 1964. He believed that the letter was telling him to commit suicide. Who wrote this anonymous letter? Most likely William Sullivan, an assistant director of the FBI. Who was Sullivan trying to impress in his campaign against King? J. Edgar Hoover. In this unsparing exploration of one of the most powerful Americans of the 20th century, accomplished historian Marc Aronson unmasks the man behind the Bureau: his tangled family history and personal relationships; his own need for secrecy, deceit, and control; and the broad trends in American society that shaped his world. Hoover may have given America the security it wanted, but the secrets he knew gave himand the Bureauall the power he wanted. Master of Deceit challenges listeners to explore Hoover and his secrets. Was Hoover a protector of America or a betrayer of its principles? What is the price of security? Here is a book about the 20th century that blazes with questions and insights about our choices in the 21st.
©2012 Marc Aronson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
First came John Lennon. Then Marching for Freedom. Now, National Book Award finalist Elizabeth Partridge takes on the ultimate '60s topic: Vietnam. In March 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson sent troops into Vietnam. 57,939 American soldiers would be killed and 17 years would pass before this controversial chapter of American history concluded with the dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1982. The history of this era is complex; the cultural impact extraordinary. But it's the personal stories of eight people - six American soldiers, one American nurse, and one Vietnamese refugee - that form the heartbeat of Boots on the Ground. From dense jungles and terrifying firefights to chaotic medic rescues and evacuations, each individual's story reveals a different facet of the war and moves us forward in time. Alternating with these chapters are profiles of key American leaders and events, reminding us what was happening at home, including Kent State, Woodstock, and Watergate. This show-stopping book is Elizabeth Partridge at her finest.
©2018 Elizabeth Partridge (P)2018 Listening Library
Death can take many things, but it can't take your memories. 1912: Ava Knight, a young English aristocrat, boards the Titanic and meets a sailor, a soldier, and a woman with secret knowledge about a coming war that will change the course of history. 2010: Taylor Romano arrives in Oxford for a summer journalism program and is invited to tea at an old manor with a cursed history. When Taylor discovers that the lady of the house knows an uncanny amount about Taylor and her family's secrets, she knows something isn't right. But before she can find answers, the old woman dies suspiciously, leaving Taylor with a single clue: the story of a Titanic survivor named Ava. With the help of a brooding chauffeur and some historical sleuthing, Taylor must uncover the link between Ava's past and her own before her most cherished memories are tarnished forever.
©2020 Ashlee Cowles (P)2021 Tantor
From National Book Award Finalist Albert Marrin comes the moving story of Janusz Korczak, the heroic Polish Jewish doctor who devoted his life to children, perishing with them in the Holocaust. Janusz Korczak was more than a good doctor. He was a hero. The Dr. Spock of his day, he established orphanages run on his principle of honoring children and shared his ideas with the public in books and on the radio. He famously said that "children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today". Korczak was a man ahead of his time, whose work ultimately became the basis for the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child. Korczak was also a Polish Jew on the eve of World War II. He turned down multiple opportunities for escape, standing by the children in his orphanage as they became confined to the Warsaw Ghetto. Dressing them in their Sabbath finest, he led their march to the trains and ultimately perished with his children in Treblinka. But this book is much more than a biography. In it, renowned nonfiction master Albert Marrin examines not just Janusz Korczak's life but his ideology of children: that children are valuable in and of themselves, as individuals. He contrasts this with Adolf Hitler's life and his ideology of children: that children are nothing more than tools of the state. And throughout, Marrin draws listeners into the Warsaw Ghetto. What it was like. How it was run. How Jews within and Poles without responded. Who worked to save lives and who tried to enrich themselves on other people's suffering. And how one man came to represent the conscience and the soul of humanity. This is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose compassion in even the darkest hours reminds us what is possible.
©2019 Albert Marrin (P)2019 Listening Library
Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poems pay tribute to victims of police brutality as well as the activists insisting that Black Lives Matter. Elliott engages poets from the past two centuries to create a chorus of voices celebrating the creativity, resilience, and courage of Black women and girls. This collection features 49 powerful poems, four of which are tribute poems inspired by the works of Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Phillis Wheatley. This provocative collection will move every listener to reflect, respond - and act.
©2020 Zetta Elliott (P)2020 Recorded Books
Despite my best intentions, I was beginning to understand how my dad saw the world. The shadows haunting every living thing. The secrets inside the lies wrapped in bullshit. Even Gracies box of pills was beginning to make sense. For the past five years, Hayley Kincain and her father, Andy, have been on the road, trying to outrun the memories that haunt them both. They moved back to Andys hometown to try a normal life, but the horrors he saw in the war threaten to destroy their lives. Hayley watches, helpless, as her father turns to drugs and alcohol to silence his demons. And then her own past creeps up, and everything falls apart. How do you keep your father alive when death is stalking him? What are you supposed to do when your parent stops acting like an adult? And what happens if a sweet guy who can make you laugh barges his way into your world and for the first time, you find yourself thinking about the future? Timely, compelling, surprising this is Laurie Halse Anderson at her finest.
©2014 Laurie Halse Anderson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost 80-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes broke the law in to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights. In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists' achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women's champions. From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls convention; to Victoria Woodhull, the first female candidate for president; to Sojourner Truth and her famous speech, "Ain't I a Woman?"; to Alice Paul, who was arrested and force-fed in prison, Conkling combines thorough research with gripping storytelling to bring the battle for the right to vote to vivid life. Votes for Women! also explores the movement's often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the temperance and abolition movements, and takes unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in the fight for the women's vote. Votes for Women! is a mesmerizing listen, perfect for fans of propulsive narrative nonfiction stories like Most Dangerous and The Family Romanov.
©2018 Winifred Conkling (P)2018 Recorded Books
The United States Constitution both established both a strong central government and protected states' rights. But to say that something is of two parts is not to say that the parts are equal. Advocates of state sovereignty believed the Constitution created an executive power that was so strong it might as well have been a monarchy, while advocates of national government felt that a strong executive was essential to steer America through crises. Between these two positions, the living body of the Constitution was sculpted. Over and over, the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention clashed and compromised. Slavery, a bill of rights, legislative representation - all the battles over these issues are enshrined in the language of the Constitution. To fully appreciate the Constitution, it is necessary to understand the questions it sought to resolve. Produced by Pat Childs with music by Ralph Childs.
©1987 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. / Knowledge Products (P)1987 Carmichael & Carmichael, Inc. / Knowledge Products
For this striking, stripped-down account of youth immigration, Villalobos interviewed teens at various stages of the immigration process to illustrate their stories - the physical and emotional difficulties of their travels. He then changed certain elements of these stories in order to protect the children's identities. Each chapter brings forth the voice of one young immigrant's experience, from crossing the Mexican desert to gang violence to the freezers at ICE detention centers. Together, these teen voices paint a vivid and thought-provoking picture of United States-Central American immigration and the American refugee crisis, which will resonate with young listeners, educators, and fans of Villalobos adult fiction.
©2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2019 Dreamscape Media, LLC
Ophelia DeVore boldly overcame tragedy and hardship to become the first Black model in the United States of America. She possessed grace, finesse, intelligence, natural beauty, and courage. Being the first black graduate of the Vogue Modeling School, she eventually became a powerful business mogul, an exuberant entrepreneur, and a respected leader in her field. Her story is unique because she redefined "beauty" in America. Throughout her life, she sought to prove to the world beauty could be found in every shade of color. The Ophelia DeVore Charm School and Grace Del Marco Modeling Agency served as a strong foundation for notables including Diahann Carroll, Richard Roundtree, Trudy Haynes, Helen Williams, Cicely Tyson, Susan Taylor, Audrey Smaltz, and many more. She regularly worked with fashion icons such as Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Ceil Chapman. In a personal letter written on July 17, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., thanked DeVore for being a part of "the great democratic crusade of our era". Her inspirational story will move you to believe in yourself and achieve your dreams.
©2019 Alina Mitchell (P)2021 Tantor
As a 14-year-old, he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16, he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. In Harlem, he was known as Detroit Red, a slick street operator. At 19, he was back in Boston, leading a gang of burglars. At 20, he was in prison. It was in prison that Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and there he developed his beliefs about what being Black means in America: beliefs that shook America then and still shake America today. Walter Dean Myers' classic biography sheds light on a Black man whose beliefs changed America.
©2019 Walter Dean Myers (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.
Private property is everywhere. Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot "No Trespassing" and "Private Property" signs on trees and fence posts. In America, there are more than a billion acres of grassland pasture, cropland, and forest, and miles and miles of coastlines that are mostly closed off to the public. Meanwhile, Americas public lands are threatened by extremist groups and right-wing think tanks who call for our public lands to be sold to the highest bidder and closed off to everyone else. If these groups get their way, public property may become private, precious green spaces may be developed, and the common good may be sacrificed for the benefit of the wealthy few. Ken Ilgunas, lifelong traveler, hitchhiker, and roamer, takes listeners back to the 19th century, when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country. Today, though, America finds itself as an outlier in the Western world as a number of European countries have created sophisticated legal systems that protect landowners and give citizens generous roaming rights to their countries' green spaces. Inspired by the United States' history of roaming, and taking guidance from present-day Europe, Ilgunas calls into question our entrenched understanding of private property and provocatively proposes something unheard of: opening up American private property for public recreation. He imagines a future in which folks everywhere will have the right to walk safely, explore freely, and roam boldly - from California to the New York island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters.
©2018 Ken Ilgunas (P)2018 Penguin Audio