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Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975826
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The National Book Award-winning novel about one remarkable young woman who dares to defy fate, perfect for readers who enjoyed A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park or Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. Like many girls her age in India, thirteen-year-old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage. But Koly's story takes a terrible turn when in the wake of the ceremony, she discovers she's been horribly misled—her life has been sold for a dowry. Can she forge her own future, even in the face of time-worn tradition? Perfect for schools and classrooms, this universally acclaimed, bestselling, and award-winning novel by master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan is a gripping tale of hope that will transport readers of all ages.

Listening for Lions

Listening for Lions [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975850
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Listening for Lions by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

A critically acclaimed historical novel “that roars” (Kliatt), from the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird. Africa is the only home Rachel Sheridan has ever known. But when her missionary parents are struck with influenza, she is left vulnerable to her family’s malicious neighbors. Surrounded by greed and lies, Rachel is entangled in a criminal scheme and sent to England, where she's forced into a life of deception. Like the lion, she must be patient and strong, awaiting the moment when she can take control of her own fate—and find her way home again at last. Named one of New York Public Library's One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing, this tale of a strong young heroine “in the tradition of Frances Hodgson Burnett” (School Library Journal), by award-winning master of historical fiction Gloria Whelan, is a perfect read for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Chu Ju's House

Chu Ju's House [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 006197580X
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Chu Ju's House by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

One girl too many . . . When a girl is born to Chu Ju's family, it is quickly determined that the baby must be sent away. After all, the law states that a family may have only two children, and tradition dictates that every family should have a boy. To make room for one, this girl will have to go. Fourteen-year-old Chu Ju knows she cannot allow this to happen to her sister. Understanding that one girl must leave, she sets out in the middle of the night, vowing not to return. With luminescent detail, National Book Award-winning author Gloria Whelan transports readers to China, where law conspires with tradition, tearing a young woman from her family, sending her on a remarkable journey to find a home of her own.

Night of the Full Moon

Night of the Full Moon [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307789063
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Night of the Full Moon by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

In the winter of 1840, the night of the full moon is approaching. Nothing will stop Libby Mitchell from visiting her best friend, Fawn, during a special ceremony at the nearby wigwam camp. But Libby’s adventure takes an unexpected turn when soldiers suddenly rush in. They order everyone at the camp, including Libby, to move off the land—immediately! With each passing day, the displaced people must move farther away from home. Will Libby ever see her family again? History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

Goodbye, Vietnam

Goodbye, Vietnam [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307770184
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Yearling
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Goodbye, Vietnam by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

"When Mai's family discovers that Vietnam government soldiers will soon apprehend her father and grandmother, the family slips away in the night. They trudge through the swamps of the Mekong Delta toward the sea. The gut-wrenching trip to Hong Kong is just another step toward a new life, which the family eventually finds. Whelan's characters are distinctive, and her story is riveting, haunting, and memorable, reflecting the human virtues of determination, hope, love, and courage in the face of the most devastating of circumstances and injustices."--Booklist.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1588369250
Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Random House
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou Book Resume:

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin

The Indian School

The Indian School [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975842
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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The Indian School by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

A critically acclaimed historical novel by the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird. When shy ten-year-old Lucy comes to live with her aunt and uncle at their mission school, she's surprised at the number of harsh rules and restrictions imposed on the children. Why, she wonders, should the Indians have to do all the changing? And why is her aunt so strict with them? Then a girl called Raven runs away in protest, and Lucy knows she must overcome her timidity and stand up to her aunt—no matter what the consequences. With her trademark lyricism, spare prose, and strong young heroine, award-winning author Gloria Whelan has once again taken a chapter from history and transformed it into gripping, accessible historical fiction that is perfect for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of Linda Sue Park and Louise Erdrich.

Small Acts of Amazing Courage

Small Acts of Amazing Courage [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781442409330
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Small Acts of Amazing Courage by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Kindness has incredible consequences in this compelling novel set in colonial India from a “master storyteller” (Publishers Weekly) and National Book Award-winning author. It is India, 1918, six months after the end of World War I, and Rosalind awaits the return of her father from the war. Rosalind is kept from boarding school in England at her mother’s insistence. While her father has been at war, Rosalind sees the country slowly change. A man named Ghandi is coming to power, talking about nonviolence and independence from Britain. Rosalind longs to live the life that her heart tells her, not what her parents prescribe for her, but no one seems to listen. This penetrating story, told with lush and vivid detail, contrasts Rosalind’s privilege and daily experiences in India with the hardship of the people around her. As she comes of age during this volatile period of history, will she find the courage to claim her own identity and become her own person? National Book Award–winning author Gloria Whelan’s “insight into history and her characters’ minds make every moment of this saga believable” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). This paperback edition includes an excerpt of All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens, the standalone companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage.

Angel on the Square

Angel on the Square [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975788
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady-in-waiting to the Empress, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses; the royal family feels like her own. But outside the palace, a terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and Russia is beginning to crumble under the weight of a growing revolution. Now, as Katya's once-certain future begins to dissolve, she must seek to understand what is happening to her beloved country and, for the first time in her life, take charge of her own destiny.

The Boy Who Wanted to Cook

The Boy Who Wanted to Cook [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1410308200
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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The Boy Who Wanted to Cook by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

La Bonne Vache (The Good Cow) is a little restaurant in the south of France. It takes its name from and is famous for its boeuf à la mode, a delicious beef stew. Ten-year-old Pierre longs to follow in the culinary footsteps of his father, Monsieur Valcourt. Monsieur Valcourt is the chef and owner of La Bonne Vache. Pierre spends as much time as possible in the restaurant's kitchen, hoping for a chance to demonstrate his cooking skills. But his parents shoo him away and he is not allowed to cook. One day Pierre meets a visitor who is on his way to eat at the restaurant. This is no ordinary visitor but an important food critic. His experience at La Bonne Vache could bring great honor to the restaurant. At last, Pierre sees his chance to prove himself. Award-winning author Gloria Whelan received the National Book Award for her young adult novel, Homeless Bird. Her books with Sleeping Bear Press include The Listeners, Friend on Freedom River, and Jam and Jelly with Holly and Nellie. She lives in Michigan.

Smudge and the Book of Mistakes

Smudge and the Book of Mistakes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1627530991
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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Smudge and the Book of Mistakes by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

The monastery of St. Ambrose is situated on the Irish island of Morcarrick. Here, monks old and young live quiet lives spent in prayer and service. One day the Abbot decides that Brother Bede, their finest illuminator of manuscripts, will illustrate the Christmas story. It will be magnificent, praised throughout the world (as will St. Ambrose). Unfortunately, young Brother Cuthbert has been chosen to assist Brother Bede in this project. Cuthbert is impatient, lacks discipline, and even worse--is known for making mistakes. His nickname is "Smudge." How can someone so ill-suited assist in the creation of the greatest book of all? Award-winning author Gloria Whelan shows that sometimes, when given the right task, someone's greatest weakness can prove to be his greatest strength.

That Wild Berries Should Grow

That Wild Berries Should Grow [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1497673887
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Open Road Media
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That Wild Berries Should Grow by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

In the depths of the Depression, a young girl goes to live in the country Although the Depression has destroyed Detroit’s economy, Elsa cannot imagine living anywhere else. She loves her friends, her family, and the hustle and bustle of the great industrial city. But when a mysterious illness forces her to miss half of fifth grade, her parents take drastic action and send her to stay with her grandmama to heal. Not just for a week. Not just for a month. For the entire summer. Elsa is frightened of her stern German grandmother and doesn’t think she could ever feel at home in the peaceful Michigan countryside. The nights are too quiet and the days are too boring, and she has nothing to amuse herself with except her journal. But as the Lake Huron summer wears on, Elsa learns to take joy in empty places and live for the beauty of nature.

Free as a Bird

Free as a Bird [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781770705791
Author: Gina McMurchy-Barber
Publisher: Dundurn
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Free as a Bird by Gina McMurchy-Barber Book Resume:

Short-listed for the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the 2010 Snow Willow Award and the 2011 CLA Young Adult Book Award Born with Down syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean growing up behind locked doors and barred windows and being called names like "retard" and "moron." When Ruby Jean’s caregiver and loving grandmother dies, her mother takes her to Woodlands School in New Westminster, British Columbia, and rarely visits. As Ruby Jean herself says: "Can’t say why they called it a school – a school’s a place you go for learnin an then after you get to go home. I never learnt much bout ledders and numbers, an I sure never got to go home." It’s here in an institution that opened in 1878 and was originally called the Provincial Lunatic Asylum that Ruby Jean learns to survive isolation, boredom, and every kind of abuse. Just when she can hardly remember if she’s ever been happy, she learns a lesson about patience and perseverance from an old crow.

Skellig

Skellig [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 038572988X
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Skellig by David Almond Book Resume:

David Almond’s Printz Honor–winning novel celebrates its 10th anniversary! Ten-year-old Michael was looking forward to moving into a new house. But now his baby sister is ill, his parents are frantic, and Doctor Death has come to call. Michael feels helpless. Then he steps into the crumbling garage. . . . What is this thing beneath the spiders' webs and dead flies? A human being, or a strange kind of beast never before seen? The only person Michael can confide in is his new friend, Mina. Together, they carry the creature out into the light, and Michael's world changes forever. . . .

Yatandou

Yatandou [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1627531378
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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Yatandou by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Yatandou lives in a Mali village with her family and neighbors. And though she is only eight years old and would much rather play with her pet goat, she must sit with the women and pound millet kernels. To grind enough millet for one day's food, the women must pound the kernels with their pounding sticks for three hours. It is hard work, especially when one is eight years old. But as they work, the women dream of a machine that can grind the millet and free them from their pounding sticks. But the machine will only come when the women have raised enough money to buy it. Yatandou must help raise the money, even if it means parting with something she holds dear. Through the eyes and voice of a young girl, award-winning author Gloria Whelan brings to life one village's dream of a better future. Atmospheric paintings from artist Peter Sylvada capture the landscape and spirit of this inspiring story of sacrifice and hope.To find recipes, games, interactives maps and much more for this title visit www.discovertheworldbooks.com!

The Homeless Birds

The Homeless Birds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Gita V. Reddy
Publisher: Gita V. Reddy
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The Homeless Birds by Gita V. Reddy Book Resume:

All living creatures need one another even though the connection is not clear. It is said, ‘When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.’ The Homeless Birds shows how human beings and human habitat sometimes threaten other species and their space. Ranjan meets a most unusual bird in his garden. Bigger than him and able to talk, the bird is lost and doesn't know in which direction its home lies. Ranjan takes his compass and goes with the bird to help it. And learns a valuable lesson.

Next Spring an Oriole

Next Spring an Oriole [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 030777161X
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Next Spring an Oriole by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

A pioneer adventure perfect for fans of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series! On Libby Mitchell’s tenth birthday, she and her parents climb into a covered wagon and set off on a journey that takes them two months and a thousand miles. Their trip from Virginia to the deep woods of Michigan is hard, but it is exciting, too. And at its end lies their new home—a place that is rugged, wild, and full of promise. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

The Bunker Diary

The Bunker Diary [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141910593
Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks Book Resume:

WINNER OF THE 2014 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL. Room meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, young adult writer Kevin Brooks's pulse-pounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how will you survive? I can't believe I fell for it. It was still dark when I woke up this morning. As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was. A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete. There are six little rooms along the main corridor. There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out. What's he going to do to me? What am I going to do? If I'm right, the lift will come down in five minutes. It did. Only this time it wasn't empty . . . Praise for The Bunker Diary: [Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots . . . have made him a cult among teens. This, though, is the big one. It should be read by everyone. - Amanda Craig, The Times Kevin Brooks has won the Branford Boase Award and been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Booktrust Teenage Prize, the Manchester Book Award and for the Carnegie Medal (for Martyn Pig, Road of the Dead and Black Rabbit Summer). Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of Being, Black Rabbit Summer, Killing God (published as Dawn in the USA), iBoy and Naked for Penguin. He now lives in North Yorkshire. ****If you enjoyed The Bunker Diary and want to get inside more of your favourite books, then check out spinebreakers.co.uk for exclusive author interviews, competitions and much more.****

My Side of the Mountain

My Side of the Mountain [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0593115007
Author: Jean Craighead George
Publisher: Penguin
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My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George Book Resume:

"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."—The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods—all by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever. “An extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.” —The Horn Book

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0316204919
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer Book Resume:

The first book in Chris Colfer's #1 New York Times bestselling series The Land of Stories about two siblings who fall into a fairy-tale world! Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change forever, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.

From the Ashes

From the Ashes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1982101237
Author: Jesse Thistle
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle Book Resume:

*#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER *Winner, Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Nonfiction *Winner, Indigenous Voices Awards *Winner, High Plains Book Awards *Finalist, CBC Canada Reads *A Globe and Mail Book of the Year *An Indigo Book of the Year *A CBC Best Canadian Nonfiction Book of the Year In this extraordinary and inspiring debut memoir, Jesse Thistle, once a high school dropout and now a rising Indigenous scholar, chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. If I can just make it to the next minute...then I might have a chance to live; I might have a chance to be something more than just a struggling crackhead. From the Ashes is a remarkable memoir about hope and resilience, and a revelatory look into the life of a Métis-Cree man who refused to give up. Abandoned by his parents as a toddler, Jesse Thistle briefly found himself in the foster-care system with his two brothers, cut off from all they had known. Eventually the children landed in the home of their paternal grandparents, whose tough-love attitudes quickly resulted in conflicts. Throughout it all, the ghost of Jesse’s drug-addicted father haunted the halls of the house and the memories of every family member. Struggling with all that had happened, Jesse succumbed to a self-destructive cycle of drug and alcohol addiction and petty crime, spending more than a decade on and off the streets, often homeless. Finally, he realized he would die unless he turned his life around. In this heartwarming and heart-wrenching memoir, Jesse Thistle writes honestly and fearlessly about his painful past, the abuse he endured, and how he uncovered the truth about his parents. Through sheer perseverance and education—and newfound love—he found his way back into the circle of his Indigenous culture and family. An eloquent exploration of the impact of prejudice and racism, From the Ashes is, in the end, about how love and support can help us find happiness despite the odds.

Summer of the War

Summer of the War [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975877
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Summer of the War by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

It's the summer of 1942. At her grandparents' island cottage in Michigan, 14–year–old Belle excitedly awaits the arrival of her exotic older cousin, Carolyn. Belle's expecting worldly sophistication and French style. But Carolyn brings much more than that: she carries the troubling reality of the World War that is ravaging her home. Turtle Island will never be the same again. Set against the backdrop of breezy island cottages, this heartrending tale from National Book Award medalist Gloria Whelan is the story of a beautiful place and a special friendship–and how events thousands of miles away shaped them both.

Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine

Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1442458852
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Queen Victoria's Bathing Machine by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to Queen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of history. Poor Queen Victoria! She loves to swim, but can’t quite figure out how to get to the water without her devoted subjects glimpsing her swimming suit. (Because, of course, such a sight would compromise her regal dignity.) Fortunately for the water-loving monarch, it’s Prince Albert to the rescue with an invention fit for a queen! This quirky tale about the longest reigning monarch in British history is as fun as it is authentic, and the book includes a picture of the actual bathing machine Prince Albert created.

The Good Lord Bird

The Good Lord Bird [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101616180
Author: James McBride
Publisher: Penguin
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The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Book Resume:

Now a Showtime limited series starring Ethan Hawke and Daveed Diggs Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction From the bestselling author of Deacon King Kong (an Oprah Book Club pick) and The Color of Water comes the story of a young boy born a slave who joins John Brown’s antislavery crusade—and who must pass as a girl to survive. Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1856--a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces--when legendary abolitionist John Brown arrives. When an argument between Brown and Henry's master turns violent, Henry is forced to leave town--along with Brown, who believes Henry to be a girl and his good luck charm. Over the ensuing months, Henry, whom Brown nicknames Little Onion, conceals his true identity to stay alive. Eventually Brown sweeps him into the historic raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859--one of the great catalysts for the Civil War. An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride's meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.

Miranda's Last Stand

Miranda's Last Stand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061978809
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Miranda's Last Stand by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Miranda and her mama have always agreed about everything. So when Mama is offered a job with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show painting scenery, she and Miranda certainly agree that it is time to get out of Fort Lincoln, where they've been doing soldiers' laundry for as long as Miranda can remember. But while Miranda blossoms on the road--meeting Annie Oakley, making friends with an Indian girl, and even participating in the show herself--Mama stews in her hatred of the Indians; she blames them all for her husband's death. And when Chief Sitting Bull joins the troupe, Miranda begins to see that there are two sides to every battle, a vision Mama won't share. Gloria Whelan combines expert storytelling and meticulous historical detail to create a provocative tale that shimmers with remarkable insight into the heart of American history. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

American Psycho

American Psycho [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1447277716
Author: Bret Easton Ellis
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis Book Resume:

A cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . With an introduction by Irvine Welsh, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multi-million-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.

Year of Impossible Goodbyes

Year of Impossible Goodbyes [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0547348746
Author: Sook Nyul Choi
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi Book Resume:

This autobiographical story tells of ten-year-old Sookan and her family's suffering and humiliation in Korea, first under Japanese rule and after the Russians invade, and of a harrowing escape to South Korea.

What's Gaby Cooking

What's Gaby Cooking [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1683352203
Author: Gaby Dalkin
Publisher: Abrams
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What's Gaby Cooking by Gaby Dalkin Book Resume:

In What’s Gaby Cooking Everyday California, Gaby Dalkin shares more than 125 of her favorite simple and fresh recipes and offers a glimpse into what it’s like to “go coastal.” It’s about always having something tasty to eat, thanks to handy and delicious pantry staples (avocado oil! quinoa! limes! dark chocolate!), as well as an arsenal of easy and healthy recipes, like Chimichurri Cauliflower Rice Bowl with Grilled Fish, Taco Skillet Bake, and Street Corn Pizza. The book covers all the staples—avocado toast, grain bowls, greens, carbs, healthy mains, cocktails, and more. For Gaby, California is not so much a place but a state of mind, and this cookbook proves that no matter where you live, you can still apply the same philosophy. All it takes is finding the freshest produce you can, stocking up on some versatile pantry staples, and keeping flavors and techniques simple. After that, the only thing left to do is kick back, pour yourself a California Girl Margarita, and listen for those ocean waves.

And the Birds Rained Down

And the Birds Rained Down [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770563334
Author: Jocelyne Saucier
Publisher: Coach House Books
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And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier Book Resume:

A CBC CANADA READS 2015 SELECTION! FINALIST FOR THE 2013 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD FOR FRENCH-TO-ENGLISH TRANSLATION Tom and Charlie have decided to live out the remainder of their lives on their own terms, hidden away in a remote forest, their only connection to the outside world a couple of pot growers who deliver whatever they can’t eke out for themselves. But one summer two women arrive. One is a young photographer documenting a a series of catastrophic forest fires that swept Northern Ontario early in the century; she’s on the trail of the recently deceased Ted Boychuck, a survivor of the blaze. And then the elderly aunt of the one of the pot growers appears, fleeing one of the psychiatric institutions that have been her home since she was sixteen. She joins the men in the woods and begins a new life as Marie-Desneige. With the photographer’s help, they find Ted’s series of paintings about the fire, and begin to decipher the dead man’s history. A haunting meditation on aging and self-determination, And the Birds Rained Down, originally published in French as Il pleuvait des oiseaux, was the winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie, the first Canadian title to win this honour. It was winner of the Prix des lecteurs Radio-Canada, the Prix des collégiens du Québec, the Prix Ringuet 2012 and a finalist for the Grand Prix de la ville de Montréal. 'Nostalgic and beautifully grotesque, this novel is delightfully baroque and, although short, so striking it will simply never leave you.' – The Coast Jocelyne Saucier's novels have received countless prizes, including the Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie. Rhonda Mullins's translation of Saucier's novel Jeanne's Road was nominated for the Governor General's Award.

Shadow of the Wolf

Shadow of the Wolf [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0307559599
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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Shadow of the Wolf by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Libby Mitchell can’t believe her luck! In 1841, her pioneer family decides to move north—near her best friend, Fawn, who lives with the Ottawa tribe. But the girls’ happiness at reuniting is short-lived. Greedy men want to cheat Fawn’s people out of their land and put all of the forest in danger. Now Libby and Fawn must think of a way to stop them—before the woods that they call home are lost forever. History Stepping Stones now feature updated content that emphasizes Common Core and today’s renewed interest in nonfiction. Perfect for home, school, and library bookshelves!

Sidewalk Flowers

Sidewalk Flowers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1554988551
Author: JonArno Lawson
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd
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Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson Book Resume:

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Illustrated Book A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. “Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures. Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.1.7 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.

The Disappeared

The Disappeared [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440636842
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Penguin
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The Disappeared by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Silvia's brother, Eduardo, has Disappeared, and she won't stop fighting until she finds him. Norberto, the general's son, is just foolish enough to help. He'll fall in love with her, and then he'll ask his father to set Eduardo free. At least that's the premise on which Silvia bases her scheme. In chapters alternating between Silvia's and Eduardo's perspectives, acclaimed author Gloria Whelan gives voice to the families who struggled to survive in 1970s Argentina - and to the many who still, today, remain Disappeared.

The Listeners

The Listeners [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1585365963
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
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The Listeners by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Ella May lives on a plantation but she doesn't live in the great house. She is a slave. It's dark in the morning when Ella May heads to the fields to pick cotton. And it's sunset when she comes home. But her day isn't done, not yet. Ella May still has important work to do. She's got to listen. Each night Ella May and her friends secretly listen outside the windows of their master's house. The children listen in the hopes of gleaning information about their fates and those of their loved ones. Who will be sold? Who will stay? The lives of slaves depended on the inclinations of their owners. They had no control over their daily lives or futures. But they could dream. And when the promise of freedom appears on the horizon, the children are the first to hear it. Gloria Whelan's other titles in the Tales of Young Americans series include Friend on Freedom River (Jefferson Cup honor book) and Mackinac Bridge: The Story of the Five-Mile Poem (2007 Michigan Notable Book). Ms. Whelan lives in Michigan. Mike Benny's illustrations have appeared in Time, GQ, and The New Yorker magazines. His awards include three gold and two silver medals from the Society of Illustrators. He also illustrated America's White Table. Mike lives in Austin, Texas.

Fruitlands

Fruitlands [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975818
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Fruitlands by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

We are all going to be made perfect . . . In 1843, with all their possessions loaded onto a single wagon, ten-year-old Louisa May Alcott and her family bravely set out into the wilderness to make a new home for themselves on a farm called Fruitlands. Louisa's father has a dream of living a perfect, simple life. It won't be easy, but the family has vowed to uphold his high ideals. In her diary -- one she shares with her parents -- Louisa records her efforts to become the girl her parents would like her to be. But in another, secret diary, she reveals the hardships of this new life, and pours out her real hopes and worries. Can Louisa live up to her father's expectations? Or will trying to be perfect tear the family apart?

Burying the Sun

Burying the Sun [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0061975796
Author: Gloria Whelan
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Burying the Sun by Gloria Whelan Book Resume:

Too young for the army, one boy takes saving the city into his own hands. The Russian city of Leningrad is darkening with winter and war, and Georgi's family prepares for the worst. His sister, Marya, packs up the great artwork at the Hermitage museum for safekeeping, and their mother tends to the wounded soldiers. But at fourteen years old, Georgi is too young to join the army, and he wonders how he can possibly help his friends and family. As the city slowly starves from lack of food and hope, Georgi knows he can help his people survive, but he must face dangers as real as the battles on the front lines.

MIldred the Bird Lady

MIldred the Bird Lady [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1611534046
Author: Rose M. Jones
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
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MIldred the Bird Lady by Rose M. Jones Book Resume:

A chance encounter in a Chicago park between inquisitive 4-year-old Mary and the eccentric Mildred begins a lifelong, unconventional friendship. Despite her mother's admonishment not to engage with Mildred, Mary finds herself drawn to the kind “Bird Lady.”Impressed by Mary's independence and creativity, Mildred shares the lessons of her gilded life and becomes a mentor for Mary. In their moments together, Mildred teaches Mary about courtship, manners, ethics, art, culture, and life's little luxuries. Through the twists and turns of Mary's life, Mildred's influence is felt time and again, like a gentle beacon guiding Mary toward her true passion.

General English for Banking

General English for Banking [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Jagran Josh
Publisher: Jagran Josh
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General English for Banking by Jagran Josh Book Resume:

Jagran Josh’s General English for Banking e-Book is a perfect destination for every candidate, who is willing to score well in the examination. Apart from Bank IBPS PO/Clerical Examination, our experts have made this book relevant for all other Bank Exams. Useful for Other Bank Exams: · RBI Exam · SBI Exam · IBPS Exam · RRB Exam · NABARD Exam Details - General English for Banking e-Book General English for Banking e-Book is prepared by banking experts of Jagranjosh.com. Our team of experts has put in its utmost efforts to bring out a perfect preparation package by blending in all the ingredients of the bank recruitment examinations. The candidates preparing for Bank PO & Clerk Exam and all other Banking Exams in 2017 should use this eBook with utmost sincerity. The General English for Banking e-Book includes · Chapter wise Concepts with Solved Examples · Bank PO & Clerk Previous Year Solved Questions included · Chapter wise Model Practice Set · Important Chapter Guidelines The concepts from every chapter have been included in perfect manner to suit the candidates need and to finally overcome the written examination. Our experts have tried in assuring that each and every question will help the students to brush their readings so far. We advise the candidates preparing for Clerical level Banking exams to go through the eBook with utmost seriousness and improve their performance. The candidate will feel more confident on their preparation skills for boosting up their overall performance at the time of the examination.

Your Dream Pet Bird

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Author: Darla Birde
Publisher: Dreambirbs Publications
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Your Dream Pet Bird by Darla Birde Book Resume:

Discover two of the world's most captivating pet birds... Contains the complete text of both guides, Your Dream Pet Lovebird and Your Dream Pet Cockatiel. Includes a guide to cockatiel body language. Learn to read your cockatiel's moods like a book. *Your Dream Pet Lovebird This complete twenty-first-century guide will give you everything you need to get started with lovebirds, one of the world's most popular pet birds. Even if you're a complete beginner, this compact but complete book will give you the tools you need to get started right. Want a single pocket pet? This book will explain why it is mission critical to begin with a young, healthy, hand-raised lovebird. And it will teach you what all bird owners should know to choose, bond with, and care for your perfect pet lovebird. Want to keep aviary birds for their beauty? Want to explore the mysteries of breeding them for their wide variety of color mutations? This book, while not an exhaustive guide to breeding and hand-feeding lovebirds, will give you a taste of what's involved and allow you to decide if you're ready to take your hobby further. *Your Dream Pet Cockatiel This complete twenty-first-century guide will give you everything you need to get started with your pet cockatiel, one of the world's most popular pet birds. Even if you're completely new to keeping a bird as a pet, this compact but complete book will give you the tools you need to develop a long-lasting relationship with your feathered companion. Looking for a loyal shoulder bird who will play with you and maybe learn to whistle some tunes? This book will help you make good decisions to select the highest quality pet. Follow the easy steps inside to create an ongoing bond with your dream cockatiel. Thinking about starting an aviary to display or breed the striking cockatiel mutations? This book, while not an exhaustive guide to breeding and hand-feeding 'tiels, will help you decide if you're ready to go down that path. Cockatiels are right-sized, easy-to-handle birds who fit well into our modern lives and homes. This concise, experience-based guide will help you get the best from your new pet. Keywords & themes: pet birds, cockatiels as pets, pet cockatiels, lovebirds, lovebirds as pets, pet lovebirds, taming cockatiels, taming lovebirds, handfed lovebirds, domestic bred pet birds, domestic parrots, feeding cockatiels, feeding lovebirds, recipes bird food, bonding, bird bonding, bonding with lovebirds, bonding with cockatiels, pet bird behavior, pet cockatiel egg-laying, pet lovebird egg-laying, healthy pet birds, free flight pet birds, raising lovebirds, cockatiel mutations, lovebird mutations, lovebird species, rare lovebirds, popular lovebirds, peachfaced lovebirds, masked lovebirds, aggressive lovebirds, playful lovebirds, playful cockatiels, cockatiel nest, cockatiel cage, cockatiel aviary, lovebird nest, lovebird cage, lovebird aviary.

The Kids' Book Club Book

The Kids' Book Club Book [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 144062920X
Author: Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp
Publisher: Penguin
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The Kids' Book Club Book by Judy Gelman,Vicki Levy Krupp Book Resume:

The first complete guide-for use by adults and children-to creating fun and educational book clubs for kids. As authors of The Book Club Cookbook, the classic guide to integrating great food and food-related discussion into book club gatherings, Judy Gelman and Vicki Levy Krupp hear a common refrain from parents, librarians, teachers, community leaders and kids themselves: "How about writing a book for kids' book clubs?" Indeed, in recent years youth organizations, parents, libraries, schools, and our local, state, and federal governments have launched thousands of book clubs for children as a way to counter falling literacy rates and foster a love of reading. Based on surveys representing five hundred youth book clubs across the country and interviews with parents, kids, educators, and librarians, The Kids' Book Club Book features: _- the top fifty favorite book club reads for children ages eight to eighteen; _- ideas and advice on forming great kids' book clubs-and tips for kids who want to start their own book clubs; _- recipes, activities, and insights from such bestselling children's book authors as Christopher Paolini, Lois Lowry, Jerry Spinelli, Nancy Farmer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Andrew Clements, Laurie Halse Anderson, Norton Juster, and many others. From recipes for the Dump Punch and egg salad sandwiches included in Kate DiCamillo's Because of Winn-Dixie to instructionson how to make soap carvings like the ones left in the knot-hole of a tree in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, this book provides a bounty of ideas for making every kids' book club a success.

Think, Care, Act

Think, Care, Act [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1617354287
Author: Susan Gelber Cannon
Publisher: IAP
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Think, Care, Act by Susan Gelber Cannon Book Resume:

Committed to teaching for peace and justice, the author brings to life a teaching approach that empowers youth: • to think critically and creatively about historical, current, and future issues, • to care about classmates and neighbors as well as the global community, • to act—locally and globally—for the greater good. Think, Care, Act: Teaching for a Peaceful Future is readable, practical, conversational, and intimate. It will inspire readers to build a just and peaceful world. Think, Care, Act depicts the daily successes and struggles a peace educator undergoes in encouraging students to envision peace and gain tools to build a culture of peace. The author uses three imperatives—think, care, act—to infuse required curricula with peace, character, and multicultural concepts in daily activities throughout the year. Chapters address critical and creative thinking; media and political literacy; compassionate classroom and school climate; explorations of racism, gender issues, civil discourse, global citizenship, war, and peace; and school, community, and global social-action projects. Chapters include rationales, lesson expectations, and classroom “play-by-play.” Students’ feedback about the impact of lessons is also featured. With its combination of theory and practice Think, Care, Act is unique. It will motivate teachers, education students, and scholars to employ “think, care, act” frameworks to empower students to build a peaceful future.