Ghost has been running since the night his dad chased him and his mom with a gun. Since then, he runs all the time. Mostly to get out of trouble. When he’s given a chance to be part of a middle school track team, Ghost is excited about the chance. But he has to promise to stay out of trouble. Thing is, trouble has a way of sticking with him. Will he be able to leave it behind?
Kamala Khan is an ordinary American teen of immigrant parents. When a mist passes over Jersey City she is left with superhuman powers and uses them to battle the evil in Jersey City. Juggling friends, school, strict parents, and her Muslim religion, she finds the time to battle the Inventor, Loki, and the end of the world.
Grace is not crazy. Her mother was murdered. Everyone says it was an accident. But she knows the scarred man is out there and that he is responsible for her mother’s death. When she returns to Adria, where her grandfather is a powerful U.S. Ambassador, Grace sees the scarred man. And she sets out to find her mother’s murderer. But hold on to your book, because the twists will leave you hanging.
Twins, Alex and Cleo, are left to fend for themselves. Their mother died in their infancy and their father has not returned after leaving to make money for the children. Left with only the gifts their mother has left them, the twins set out for California to con a man out of his money. But unbeknownst to them, they are being chased for those gifts.
By order of his mother, the Blood Red Queen, Captain Hanz Otto Oswald Kretschmer (Hook) has destroyed London with bombs and unleashing a terrible virus. Most adults have died, but Gwen Darling and her brother and sister have survived. Then Joanna is kidnapped by the Maruaders, Hook’s deadly army. She is saved by Pete, who lives underground with a group of children known as the Lost Boys. Together they attempt to save Joanna, but at what cost?
Enter the world of kleptomaniac teen orphan Nicki/Charlotte. Hopes at finding a forever family have faded. Her last chance at finding a home means leaving her past behind and joining a family under witness protection. Follow this unconventional family as they adjust to life on the run. Will they be doomed for danger or can Nicki/Charlotte save them while managing to steal their hearts?
When Saul Angert comes back to town, June knows she should stay away. After all, her parents have always told her that the Angerts and O’Donnells have a long-standing feud. But despite her parents, June is drawn to him, and together, Saul and June are pulled into their families' histories by supernatural beings called Whites that allow them delve into the memories of their loved ones. But perhaps at great danger.... An engrossing read that’s both tragic and romantic.
Before she dies, Ari and Gage's mom makes them promise they'll stay together. When Gage leaves their foster home, Ari follows, to keep the promise. They’re homeless but together, that’s what counts. Sleeping in shelters and with Gage’s friends, Ari tries to keep her grades up and hide from her classmates that she’s homeless while Gage looks for a job and an apartment. How far will each of them will go, and what they will let go of to keep their family together?
Starting a new school in 8th grade is tough. But Chase isn’t new. He just doesn’t remember anyone. But they remember him. And Chase wasn’t a nice guy. But... can people change? Will they let Chase prove himself? Or will Chase go back to his old ways as he recovers his memories? This thought-provoking story told from the point of views of both the bullied and the bully will have you wondering.
Will Drake has already escaped from two prisons and is sent to The Rig because it’s impossible to break out of there. Prisoners wear an electronic bracelet that monitors every movement. And the prison is in middle of the Arctic Ocean. Will loses hope, but not determination. He takes his time. But as he sets to break out, he finds out there’s something sinister going on below the surface.
To help cope with his brother’s murder, Lolly builds with Legos that his mother’s girlfriend, Yvonne, brings him. He is joined by Rose, another girl who lives in the same projects, though he resists her company at first. When a gang starts to follow him and his friend Vega, hounding them to join, Lolly knows he will have to make a choice. A compelling read about grief, loss, and choices.
Dimple is often at odds with her parents' traditional Indian ways. Especially when it comes to marriage. As she graduates high school, Dimple has her mind set on college and a career. But her parents want her to get married. Dimple doesn’t suspect anything when her parents have a change of heart and encourage her to attend a summer program. Until Rishi approaches her and tells her that he’s her future husband. Romantic and funny, readers will root for Dimple and Rishi.
After her mother attempts suicide, Anna is forced to move in with her father, stepmother (who’s 24!), and new baby sister. Her best friend has said that she’s not interested in being friends anymore. The only people who will hang out with her are a bit awkward. But perhaps things aren’t always what they seem and Anna can find her way to acceptance while her mother finds her way back to Anna.
When we hear Black Death, we think of the Dark Ages. Surely with modern medicine, the disease was eradicated by the 20th Century. But sure enough, in the early 1900s, an unusual death in Chinatown is identified as the Bubonic Plague. Now doctors are frantically working to stop its spread. Politicians are scrambling to contain the situation and scientists are trying to uncover the cause and figure out a cure. In this thrilling history book, readers will wonder, could this happen now?
Though flying was still in its early years, the Americans decided that they would create a world record. To be the first ones to circumnavigate the world by flying. 8 servicemen, 4 planes, 6 months and the race was on. England, Argentina, Italy, and Portugal were all going to try to set the record too. This story tells of the danger, the difficulty and the success of the American servicemen who made the record books.
16 biographies of African Americans who dared to dream and dared to act despite barriers set by time and prejudice. Enlightening stories that will fascinate readers of all ages. From Venture Smith who was kidnapped from a village in Africa, enslaved, and was able to buy his freedom, to an African American woman who started her own bank to another African American woman who helped land Americans on the moon.
“Here’s to the crazy ones.” And for those who love all those “non-edible apple products”, or for those who’ve just heard of that man Steve Jobs, this biography will give readers a glimpse into the life of a man who was the driving force behind innovative products like the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad.
Imagine if playing your favorite game put your life in jeopardy? This action-packed true story takes you on a fast-paced and, at times, agonizing journey of the first African-American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. Perry endures jeers and threats of personal harm on the court and racial offenses on campus. A story of perseverance, alienation and progress both personal and national will keep you engaged and on your feet until the last slam-dunk of the game/page?
Born in a Jewish ghetto in Poland just after the Nazis invaded, Michael only knew about war for the first 4 years of his life. In this soothing, yet gruesome memoir, readers will learn of the Nazi’s atrocities juxtaposed with the inherent good of people. Michael’s father used his position to bribe Nazi officials, saving many of his Jewish neighbors. Ultimately, Michael and his family were taken to Auschwitz, where Michael, at the age of 4, was the youngest child to be liberated.
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