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Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong Novel, A...
by Kwame Mbalia

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English

Pages

496

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents Kwame Mbalia's epic fantasy, a middle grade American Gods set in a richly-imagined world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods. <br /><br />Seventh grader Tristan Strong feels anything but strong ever since he failed to save his best friend when they were in a bus accident together. All he has left of Eddie is the journal his friend wrote stories in. Tristan is dreading the month he's going to spend on his grandparents' farm in Alabama, where he's being sent to heal from the tragedy. But on his first night there, a sticky creature shows up in his bedroom and steals Eddie's notebook. Tristan chases after it--is that a doll?--and a tug-of-war ensues between them underneath a Bottle Tree. In a last attempt to wrestle the journal out of the creature's hands, Tristan punches the tree, accidentally ripping open a chasm into the MidPass, a volatile place with a burning sea, haunted bone ships, and iron monsters that are hunting the inhabitants of this world. Tristan finds himself in the middle of a battle that has left black American folk heroes John Henry and Brer Rabbit exhausted. In order to get back home, Tristan and these new allies will need to entice the god Anansi, the Weaver, to come out of hiding and seal the hole in the sky. But bartering with the trickster Anansi always comes at a price. Can Tristan save this world before he loses more of the things he loves?
Words on Fire
by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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Language

English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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Danger is never far from Audra's family farm in Lithuania. She always avoids the occupying Russian Cossack soldiers, who insist that everyone must become Russian -- they have banned Lithuanian books, religion, culture, and even the language. But Audra knows her parents are involved in something secret and perilous.<br /><br />In June 1893, when Cossacks arrive abruptly at their door, Audra's parents insist that she flee, taking with her an important package and instructions for where to deliver it. But escape means abandoning her parents to a terrible fate.<br /><br />As Audra embarks on a journey to deliver the mysterious package, she faces unimaginable risks, and soon she becomes caught up in a growing resistance movement. Can joining the underground network of book smugglers give Audra a chance to rescue her parents?
Heart of the Moors: An Original Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Nove...
by Holly Black

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Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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From New York Times bestselling author Holly Black comes a captivating original novel set between Disney's Maleficent and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, in which newly-queened Aurora struggles to be the best leader to both the humans and Fair Folk under her reign; her beau, Prince Phillip, longs to get to know Aurora and her kingdom better; and Maleficent has trouble letting go of the past.
The Enchanted Forest Chronicles: [Boxed Set]
by Patricia C. Wrede

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Language

English

Pages

1120

Publication Date

October 13, 2015

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Collected together for the first time in a digital format are Patricia C. Wrede's hilarious adventure stories about Cimorene, the princess who refuses to be proper. Every one of Cimorene's adventures is included—<i>Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling on Dragons,</i> and <i>Talking to Dragons—</i>in a single ebook.
Sulwe
by Lupita Nyong'o

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Language

English

Pages

48

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller!</b><br /> <br /><b>From Academy Award–winning actress Lupita Nyong’o comes a powerful, moving picture book about colorism, self-esteem, and learning that true beauty comes from within.</b><br /><br />Sulwe has skin the color of midnight. She is darker than everyone in her family. She is darker than anyone in her school. Sulwe just wants to be beautiful and bright, like her mother and sister. Then a magical journey in the night sky opens her eyes and changes everything.<br /> <br />In this stunning debut picture book, actress Lupita Nyong’o creates a whimsical and heartwarming story to inspire children to see their own unique beauty.
Harbor Me
by Jacqueline Woodson

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Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<b>Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature<br /><br />A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER!<br /><br /> Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner <i>Brown Girl Dreaming</i> celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.</b><br /><br /> It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.
The Forgotten Girl
by India Hill Brown

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Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<i>"Do you know what it feels like to be forgotten?"</i><br /><br />On a cold winter night, Iris and her best friend, Daniel, sneak into a clearing in the woods to play in the freshly fallen snow. There, Iris carefully makes a perfect snow angel -- only to find the crumbling gravestone of a young girl, Avery Moore, right beneath her.<br /><br />Immediately, strange things start to happen to Iris: She begins having vivid nightmares. She wakes up to find her bedroom window wide open, letting in the snow. She thinks she sees the shadow of a girl lurking in the woods. And she feels the pull of the abandoned grave, calling her back to the clearing...<br /><br />Obsessed with figuring out what's going on, Iris and Daniel start to research the area for a school project. They discover that Avery's grave is actually part of a neglected and forgotten Black cemetery, dating back to a time when White and Black people were kept separate in life -- and in death. As Iris and Daniel learn more about their town's past, they become determined to restore Avery's grave and finally have proper respect paid to Avery and the others buried there.<br /><br />But they have awakened a jealous and demanding ghost, one that's not satisfied with their plans for getting recognition. One that is searching for a best friend forever -- no matter what the cost.<br /><br /><i>The Forgotten Girl </i>is both a spooky original ghost story and a timely and important storyline about reclaiming an abandoned segregated cemetery.<br /><br /><b>"A harrowing yet empowering tale reminding us that the past is connected to the present, that every place and every person has a story, and that those stories deserve to be told." -- Renée Watson, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Piecing Me Together</i></b>
Hair Love
by Matthew A. Cherry

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English

Pages

32

Publication Date

May 14, 2019

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<b>"I love that <i>Hair Love</i> is highlighting the relationship between a Black father and daughter. Matthew leads the ranks of new creatives who are telling unique stories of the Black experience. We need this." <br />     - Jordan Peele, Actor & Filmmaker<br /><br />It's up to Daddy to give his daughter an extra-special hair style in this ode to self-confidence and the love between fathers and daughters, from former NFL wide receiver Matthew A. Cherry and <i>New York Times</i> bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison.</b><br /><br />Zuri's hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, coils, and curls every which way. Zuri knows it's beautiful. When Daddy steps in to style it for an extra special occasion, he has a lot to learn. But he LOVES his Zuri, and he'll do anything to make her -- and her hair -- happy.<br /><br />Tender and empowering, <i>Hair Love</i> is an ode to loving your natural hair -- and a celebration of daddies and daughters everywhere.
Great Ancient EGYPT Projects: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yo...
by Carmella Van Vleet

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Language

English

Pages

128

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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From reed boats, papyrus, and amulets, to pyramids, pharaohs, and mummies, <i>Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself</i> explores the fascinating lives of ancient Egyptians through more than<br />25 hands-on building projects and activities. <i>Great Ancient Egypt Projects You Can Build Yourself</i> gives readers today a chance to experience how the ancient Egyptians lived, cooked, worked, worshipped, entertained themselves, and interacted with their neighbors through building projects that use common household supplies.<br /><br />Detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and templates for creating each project are combined with historical facts and anecdotes, biographies, and trivia for the real-life models of each project. Together they give kids a first-hand look at daily life in ancient Egypt.<br />
Outlaws (Royal Academy Rebels Book 2)
by Jen Calonita

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Language

English

Pages

256

Publication Date

October 01, 2019

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<p><strong>WANTED: ROYAL ACADEMY OUTLAWS</strong></p><p>Things are not looking great for Princess Devin Nile. In the past 24 hours, she and her four best friends have gotten kicked out of school, banished to the Hollow Woods, and declared as outlaws. (That's what happens when you accuse the Headmistress of Royal Academy of being in league with villains.) But Devin's not about to go down without a fight. Step one? Find the famous Red Riding Hood and her vigilante friends for backup. Step two? Come up with a plan to expose the truth about Headmistress Olivina to all of Enchantasia...or risk their homeland falling under villainous rule. </p><p>No pressure, right?</p>

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